Rain approaches Ridgway on the afternoon of July 7, viewed from County Road 10A. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
  By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com   Dark clouds rolling over the mountains and bringing intermittent showers and thunder have become routine in Ouray County in the past week, early signs of the summer monsoon season.  Dennis Phillips, a meteorologist with the National... + continue reading

Crystal Lake, located near the Ironton Park area south of Red Mountain Pass, has begun to re-grow as a fishery since it was drained in 2012; however, plans for a handicap accessible fishing pier have stalled. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com A handicap accessible fishing pier planned for Crystal Lake, located just south of Ouray above Red Mountain Pass, has yet to materialize due to design and funding issues, but the project still has the support of interested parties. The U.S. Forest... + continue reading
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Undergoing several years of work, an updated county road map is finally ready for adoption. However, after discussions at an extended public hearing on Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners decided to postpone the decision for adoption until the end... + continue reading
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Out with the old, in with the new. The Matterhorn Inn motel on 6th Avenue has undergone a number of changes in the last few months, all starting with brand new ownership. No strangers to the lodging industry, new owners Joe and Mickie Dziubasik know... + continue reading

Chance Ronemus (left) and climbing partner Alex Young on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Courtesy photo
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Chance Ronemus, 16, of Ridgway summited the nearly 3,000-foot El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park on June 11 after three days and two nights of climbing that included a sizable fall from a leading position. Ronemus will be a senior at... + continue reading

Rain approaches Ridgway on the afternoon of July 7, viewed from County Road 10A. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Crystal Lake, located near the Ironton Park area south of Red Mountain Pass, has begun to re-grow as a fishery since it was drained in 2012; however, plans for a handicap accessible fishing pier have stalled. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Chance Ronemus (left) and climbing partner Alex Young on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Courtesy photo

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07/11/2014
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com The Board of County Commissioners proved their support of the off-highway vehicle community, agreeing to back proposed legislation that would create a title and registration program for OHVs statewide. During the regular meeting on Tuesday, Board Chair... + continue reading
07/11/2014
  By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com   Saturday marks the one year anniversary of Moonwalks in Ridgway, sponsored by the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts. "Every month we've had a Moonwalk," said Diedra Silbert, Creative District Coordinator,... + continue reading

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John Meltzer, co-owner of Ridgway Real Estate, in front of the business' new location next to the True Grit Cafe in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
06/26/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Ridgway Real Estate has started a new chapter in the business's three decade history, moving to a new location next to the True Grit Cafe in downtown Ridgway. Co-owner and managing broker John Meltzer said, "A location doesn't  make... + continue reading

The Community Solar Array, located west of Naturita in Paradox Valley, has a total of 4,854 panels, creating enough electricity to supply roughly 250 homes. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
06/23/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com The town of Ridgway will buy 10 panels from the San Miguel Power Association's Community Solar Array in Paradox Valley, investing in renewable energy and lowering energy bills over time. With a net purchase price of $6,940, the town expects to save... + continue reading
06/20/2014
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Representing Ouray School, junior Sam Rondinelli will showcase his knowledge and wits in cyber security when he competes at the Future Business Leaders of America’s national conference later this month. Held in Nashville, Tenn., this year, the... + continue reading
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06/27/2014
June, thank God. Summer has all but burst onto our mountain stage, much to the relief and glee of upstream Crevice dwellers in Lovely Ouray. Yes, long shadows are in retreat, lilac blossoms perfume... + continue reading

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