One hundred pounds of brisket slow cooked atop Adrian Musgrove's apple wood-fired smoker on the morning of April 18 in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Don't be surprised if you detect the scent of delicious barbecue wafting up from Ridgway's Trail Town this summer. In coming weeks, Adrian Musgrove will officially open the Welded Elephant Barbecue Shack at a new location in Trail Town across from... + 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
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

One hundred pounds of brisket slow cooked atop Adrian Musgrove's apple wood-fired smoker on the morning of April 18 in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

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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One hundred pounds of brisket slow cooked atop Adrian Musgrove's apple wood-fired smoker on the morning of April 18 in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
04/23/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Don't be surprised if you detect the scent of delicious barbecue wafting up from Ridgway's Trail Town this summer. In coming weeks, Adrian Musgrove will officially open the Welded Elephant Barbecue Shack at a new location in Trail Town across from... + 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
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
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