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Fri
29
May

OURAY COUNTY Transmountain diversion discussion limited by legal realities

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Despite differences of opinion over how to interpret aspects of the Colorado Water Plan, including the "seven points" framework on transmountain diversions, local water experts explain that water law in the state has not changed.

Thu
28
May

OURAY COUNTY: Snow delays Jeep road schedule

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Late spring storms may be necessary, but they are putting a damper on the Jeeping season. Consistent snow storms have made plowing Jeep roads useless for the county's Road and Bridge Department, and as a result only one trail was open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Thu
28
May

OURAY COUNTY: Injured hiker rescued on Blue Lakes trail


OMRT members worked through a snow storm to safely retrieve a injured hiker on Blue Lakes trail. Courtesy photo by Tim Pasek

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ice cold and wet, the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team trekked over the frozen landscape on the Blue Lake Trail off County Road 7 on Saturday evening.

Thu
28
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Railroad workdays offer hands-on history experience

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

If you're the type of person who dreams of steam engines chugging across the San Juans over narrow gauge track, the upcoming Ridgway Railroad Museum Restoration Week, from June 1 to 5, will give you a chance to help bring back that iconic time in Ouray County history.

Fri
22
May

WESTERN SLOPE: Trends point to an average fire season

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It was a dry early spring that had many Coloradans worried about the outlook for the upcoming wildfire season; however, thanks to recent storms, things are beginning to look a little more normal.

Thu
21
May

CITY OF OURAY: Council approves matching funds for water assessment with stipulations

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Everyone is officially on board with the countywide water assessment project, now that all entities have committed to each providing a $5,000 contribution for the study. Despite concerns from city council during its Monday meeting, councilors agreed to fully participate in the assessment, though not without stipulations.

Wed
20
May

OURAY AND RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: High schools get bronze medals

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray County schools received even more accolades last week when US News and World Report released its rankings for the nation’s Best High Schools.

Wed
20
May

CITY OF OURAY: Blogger hosts inaugural HeidiTown festival

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Coloradans are blessed to live in a state of abundant adventures — this is a truth that blogger Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer knows all too well. For a number of years, she’s traveled the state documenting her experiences at big city festivals and small town get-togethers on her blog HeidiTown. For her next weekend adventure, she’s inviting friends and followers on an adventure-filled trip to Ouray, which will be the center of the inaugural HeidiTown Fest over Memorial Day weekend.

Wed
20
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Trail closed near work site

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Cyclists and hikers who use the trail from Ridgway to Ridgway State Park are reminded that during May a portion of the trail is closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Tue
19
May

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Pass closed May 20 for vehicle recovery

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

 

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Red Mountain Pass on Wednesday, May 20, beginning at 10 a.m. for vehicle recovery.

 

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