(Left to right) Girl Scouts Lexi Todd, Lia Todd, Chiara Degenhardt and Kia James sell everyone's favorite cookies last year outside of City Market. James graduated last year and with Degenhardt graduating this spring, the remaining troop members and other prospective girls are hoping to find adult volunteers to keep the local pack going. Courtesy photo by Dee James
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Building girls of courage, confidence and character — this is the mission of the long-lived Girl Scouts program, and it is a tradition worth preserving in Ouray County, said local troop leader Nancy Sanders. For nine years, Sanders has devoted... + continue reading
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com When the coldest nights of the year come around, the San Juan Snakes emerge from their daily routines for Thursday night hockey practice at the Ouray Ice Rink. This dedicated group of hockey players has kept the tradition alive across three decades... + continue reading

Arlene Crawford, Ouray resident and co-owner of Swiss Village Mobile Home Park, urges council to allow for RV camping on private property during the city council meeting on Monday.
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Families and friends visiting loved ones in Ouray now have another (legal) lodging option: camping in RVs on private property. Originally, the city code allowed for RV camping only in designated spaces at licensed RV parks and it placed... + continue reading

Tim and Sheila Manzagol, owners of Shining Mountain Herbs, became the first to receive approval for a local marijuana cultivation license. The BOCC gave a conditional approval for their proposed operation, which is contingent on receipt of a state license.
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Ridgway resident and co-owner of Shining Mountain Herbs Sheila Manzagol enthusiastically clapped her hands as her husband Tim Manzagol displayed a triumphant grin during the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. It was an historic moment for... + continue reading

RTA principal Brian Calhoun presented renovation plans to the planning commission on Tuesday.
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com In a second public presentation — this one required by law — Ouray School and its architects detailed to the city planning commission their plans for this summer’s major building renovation. The purpose of an initial meeting at... + continue reading

(Left to right) Girl Scouts Lexi Todd, Lia Todd, Chiara Degenhardt and Kia James sell everyone's favorite cookies last year outside of City Market. James graduated last year and with Degenhardt graduating this spring, the remaining troop members and other prospective girls are hoping to find adult volunteers to keep the local pack going. Courtesy photo by Dee James

Arlene Crawford, Ouray resident and co-owner of Swiss Village Mobile Home Park, urges council to allow for RV camping on private property during the city council meeting on Monday.

Tim and Sheila Manzagol, owners of Shining Mountain Herbs, became the first to receive approval for a local marijuana cultivation license. The BOCC gave a conditional approval for their proposed operation, which is contingent on receipt of a state license.

RTA principal Brian Calhoun presented renovation plans to the planning commission on Tuesday.

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03/27/2015
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Over the course of the school year, students, parents and educators across the state have protested the excessive amount of testing for students. A number of school testing-related bills have come to the state senate's attention this legislative... + continue reading
03/27/2015
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Superintendent Steve Smith presented draft results of the district's strategic plan to the Ridgway School Board Tuesday night, which focused on how the district can recruit and maintain high quality instructors. Expanded opportunities for... + continue reading

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The Trojan starters took to the bench in the final minutes of the fourth, realizing their defeat.
03/13/2015
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com It was no horse that took down the Trojans this weekend, but a pack of Wildcats instead. On Thursday, the mighty reign of the Ouray Trojans came to an end when the Fleming Wildcats booted the team from the state tournament. Paired up against the... + continue reading

Teammates and fans erupt in shouts and applause as the basketball sunk into the net, leading the Trojans to a three-point victory.
03/11/2015
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com The score had been tied at 59 with about 14 seconds remaining on the clock. A turnover gave the Ouray Trojans the ball and the pressure was on as one shot stood between the Ouray Trojans and their ultimate goal of heading to the state championships... + continue reading

Coach Shawn Carroll watches on as the Trojans practice and prepare for regionals this weekend.
03/06/2015
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com After claiming victory over their competition at the District 1A tournament in Olathe last weekend, the Ouray Trojans march to battle in Glenwood Springs for the regional basketball tournament on Saturday. The boys will face one opponent in the epic... + continue reading
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03/11/2015
Next week is "Sunshine Week," celebrating transparency in government. In Colorado, the Colorado Open Records Act, or CORA, and the Colorado Open Meetings Law, or COML. Before CORA was... + continue reading

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