by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comCitizens attempting to chip seal County Road 1 faced several rounds of opposition from residents at the informational meeting in Colona on Thursday. This meeting was more one-sided against the proposition than the meeting in Ridgway last Tuesday to discuss the same... + continue reading

Mick Graff, Ouray County representative for Western Colorado Community Foundation, and Sue Hillhouse, former Ouray County representative for WCCF, present information about the organization at last week's community trust meeting at Ridgway Community Center. Telluride Foundation also provided some potential pathways for Ouray County to create its own community trust vehicle.

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by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comCommunity members and nonprofit organizations got the opportunity to contemplate creating a community trust organization for Ouray County last Wednesday at Ridgway Community Center.Nonprofits such as Voyager Youth Programs and Second Chance Humane Society sat... + continue reading

John Peters, county planning commissioner, announces his intent to run for county commissioner in District 1 last Thursday at Taco del Gnar. Peters, unaffiliated, will run against Democratic candidate Amy McBride. Either McBride or Peters will replace the vacancy resulting in Lynn Padgett, Board of County Commissioners chair, stepping down due to term limits.

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by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comDistrict 1 received a new county commissioner candidate last Thursday. John Peters, Ouray County Planning Commission member, announced his campaign challenging Democratic candidate Amy McBride in front of friends and supporters at Taco del Gnar.Peters, who... + continue reading
by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.com A Ridgway resident announced his intention to open a shuttle transportation business out of Ridgway and asked for Ouray City Council’s support on Monday night.Andy Michelich said his business, Western Slope Rides, is going through the permitting process and... + continue reading

The area of Pa-Co-Chu-Puk about a half mile from the Ridgway Reservoir experienced a rush of water that was measured as jumping from 50 CFS to 300 in minutes. The rush was due to a dam release ordered by Tri-County Water Conservation District to make room for impending runoff and precipitation.

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by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comRecent and sudden water releases from Ridgway reservoir have resulted in public concern over safety, communication and conservation.Last week on Wednesday, Paul Cañada was looking forward to a clear morning of fly fishing at the Uncompahgre River tailwaters... + continue reading

Mick Graff, Ouray County representative for Western Colorado Community Foundation, and Sue Hillhouse, former Ouray County representative for WCCF, present information about the organization at last week's community trust meeting at Ridgway Community Center. Telluride Foundation also provided some potential pathways for Ouray County to create its own community trust vehicle.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

John Peters, county planning commissioner, announces his intent to run for county commissioner in District 1 last Thursday at Taco del Gnar. Peters, unaffiliated, will run against Democratic candidate Amy McBride. Either McBride or Peters will replace the vacancy resulting in Lynn Padgett, Board of County Commissioners chair, stepping down due to term limits.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

The area of Pa-Co-Chu-Puk about a half mile from the Ridgway Reservoir experienced a rush of water that was measured as jumping from 50 CFS to 300 in minutes. The rush was due to a dam release ordered by Tri-County Water Conservation District to make room for impending runoff and precipitation.

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05/23/2016

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com



The Ouray County Planning Commission felt some heat between the topics of wildfire mitigation and visual impact regulations during Tuesday’s work session at the land use office.


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05/21/2016

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com



The Hot Springs Pool gained a new food vendor after City Council signed a lease agreement with Rib City Grill during the meeting on Monday night.
Tyler Jones is owner of Rib City Grill in... + continue reading

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03/14/2016

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

A two-vehicle collision has prompted emergency services to block off the entirety of US 550 a bit past Orvis Hot Springs. According to Ruth Stewart, county paramedic, there is one fatality. Updates to... + continue reading

03/10/2016

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Ouray Varsity Boy's basketball team and the Knowledge Bowl team are both headed to state.
The Trojans secured a spot in the state basketball tournament with a 69-40 win over the Flagler High School... + continue reading

02/19/2016

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

The National Travel Safety board indicated that the Socata aircraft that crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir March 2014 was most likely caused an inadvertent aerodynamic stall and spin in its probable... + continue reading

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05/13/2016
As February rolled into March, Bobbie and I rolled homeward. We paused about 20 miles north of Moab for one last back-road boondock on an elevated campsite that afforded views of russet fins and “... + continue reading

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