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Mon
31
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE Hazy days may blow away

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

National Weather Service forecasters predict that the smoky haze filling the skies of western Colorado recently will lessen over the next week as air flow shifts to the southwest.

Sun
30
Aug

COLORADO CPW Strategic Plan review underway

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has released a draft of its long-term strategic plan, which serves as a guide for state park management as well as for hunting and recreation opportunities in the state.

Fri
28
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Alpine Bank offers CMU scholarship

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

 

The Alpine Bank Scholarship for students attending the Montrose CMU campus is being offered for the third year.

Fri
28
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Event to highlight Paulson mining book

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ouray Public Library will host a reading, discussion and book signing by Don Paulson, author of “Mines, Miners, and Much More,” on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in the Ouray Community Center.

Thu
27
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Larson and Doose vying for mayor

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Let the campaigning begin! Monday afternoon marked the deadline to submit petitions for city council and mayor in the upcoming election, and while only two individuals are in the running for the two open council seats, two others will go head-to-head for the mayor position.

Thu
27
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Non-profits, get grant applications in

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The deadline for applying for Woman’s Club of Ouray County grants is Sept. 30. Non-profit organizations may apply for funding for special community projects.

Thu
27
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Axel Project ride offers something for everyone

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Now in its second year, the Axel Project Bicycle Classic features a scenic out and back road cycling course across Dallas Divide west of Ridgway as well as a full day of family-oriented bicycle fun in town.

Thu
27
Aug

OURAY COUNTY New security measures at courthouse


Courthouse Security Officer Warren Waterman said the county is now educating the public about new security procedures to be implemented at the Ouray County Courthouse. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com


The Ouray County Courthouse may be more than a century old, but that doesn't mean people shouldn't feel safe inside.

Sun
23
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Voting for Ridgway

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

The town of Ridgway is currently in the running for the 2015 Colorado Main Street community of the year. Online voters will determine which community wins.

Ridgway joined the Department of Local Affairs' Main Street program in 2012. Since then,  Main Street committee members have met regularly to promote downtown revitalization efforts in Ridgway, such as planning community events and planting flowers.

Ridgway is one of four Colorado communities currently in the running for this designation.

To vote, click here or go access via Facebook.

Voting ends on Monday, Aug. 24 at 5pm.

Mon
17
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Increased surcharge on speeders for road impacts proposed

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In response to a number of drivers traveling at excessive speeds on County Road 1 and elsewhere in the county, the Board of Ouray County Commissioners debated implementing a surcharge fine on speeders to compensate for the effect their driving has on the county's roads.

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