It was a mad dash for colored eggs on Sunday afternoon as dozen of area children participated in the Elks' annual Easter egg scramble in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Town Clerk Pam Kraft swears in Councilor Jim Kavanaugh, Jason Gunning, Mayor John Clark and Rick Weaver for a new term on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com On Monday, the town of Ridgway learned it will receive a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the town's recently voter-approved $2 million infrastructure bond question. The total bond amount will now be issued for $1.4... + continue reading
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Last Wednesday, the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded $100,000 to Ridgway Schools for renovation of the elementary school playground. Funded by GOCO's School Play Yard Initiative, playground improvements will include a new recreation... + continue reading
Citizen Margaret Henderson talks with Police Chief Justin Perry and Officer Justin Crandall
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Ouray’s year-long police department overhaul continues to make progress as the department looks to implement its new “community policing” program. According to Police Chief Justin Perry, community policing is a “policing... + continue reading
by Bill Tiedje On overcast, cloudy spring days in southwest Colorado, the lull of terrestrial life is suddenly contrasted by the awakening of the region's fishing spots. Beneath the surface, trout species respond to warmer temperatures and increased stream flows to... + continue reading

It was a mad dash for colored eggs on Sunday afternoon as dozen of area children participated in the Elks' annual Easter egg scramble in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Town Clerk Pam Kraft swears in Councilor Jim Kavanaugh, Jason Gunning, Mayor John Clark and Rick Weaver for a new term on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
Citizen Margaret Henderson talks with Police Chief Justin Perry and Officer Justin Crandall

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04/17/2014
Special to the Plaindealer plaindealer@ouraynews.com   On Sunday, April 20, marijuana enthusiasts will be able to legally enjoy and celebrate the unofficial holiday dedicated to cannabis. Now that Coloradans and tourists can legally participate in the recreational consumption of marijuana... + continue reading
04/16/2014
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com In a unanimous decision the District Assembly nominated J Paul Brown as the Republican candidate for the upcoming election for state representative in House District 59. Delegates from the district’s six counties — Ouray, Gunnison,... + continue reading

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It was a mad dash for colored eggs on Sunday afternoon as dozen of area children participated in the Elks' annual Easter egg scramble in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
04/20/2014

Town Clerk Pam Kraft swears in Councilor Jim Kavanaugh, Jason Gunning, Mayor John Clark and Rick Weaver for a new term on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
04/16/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com On Monday, the town of Ridgway learned it will receive a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the town's recently voter-approved $2 million infrastructure bond question. The total bond amount will now be issued for $1.4... + continue reading
04/16/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Last Wednesday, the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded $100,000 to Ridgway Schools for renovation of the elementary school playground. Funded by GOCO's School Play Yard Initiative, playground improvements will include a new recreation... + continue reading
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THE NEXT SUPERINTENDENT OF RIDGWAY SCHOOLS WILL...
be able to fix all the broken relationships and get the administration and board back on track.
0%
be able to fix all the broken relationships and get the administration and board back on track.
14%
have a difficult time managing personnel directly under him/her due to school board intervention.
57%
come in like a lion, and go out like a lamb.
29%
Total votes: 7