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Fri
19
Dec

COLORADO: States file suit to declare marijuana law unconstitutional

By Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

On Thursday (Dec. 18) Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed an original action in the United States Supreme Court against the State of Colorado alleging its legalization of marijuana violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Fri
19
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC passes pot ordinance

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Several edits and one postponed decision later, the Board of County Commissioners finally adopted Ordinance No. 2014-003, establishing regulations for the licensing process for medical, retail, cultivation and manufacturing in the unincorporated parts of the county.

Fri
19
Dec

WESTERN SLOPE PILT funded, Gunnison sage grouse listing remains intact

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In addition to funding the federal government for another year, the appropriations bill signed by President Obama on Tuesday provides full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program and prohibits use of any spending by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service toward the issuing of sage grouse rules.

Thu
18
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: Highgraders' Park may be moved

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

There’s no doubt space is limited around Fellin Park and Hot Springs Pool. Each year, new events are added and existing events grow. In an effort to make the best use of the tight space, city council is considering making a few changes to the city’s master plan.

Thu
18
Dec

WESTERN SLOPE Skyway report identifies successes and needs

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Released on Dec. 11, the 2014 San Juan Skyway final report outlined a number of concerns and opportunities for action on the scenic route, such as conservation easements, improved signs for tourists and slow drivers, and a driving tour smart phone application.

Wed
17
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: Ice Park slated to open this weekend

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

If temperatures remain cool enough to support the layers of ice throughout the canyon, the Ouray Ice Park will open its gates to eager climbers this weekend.

Tue
16
Dec

COLORADO: Attorney General announces Consumer Protection Initiative

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

One of the most important missions of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is protecting Colorado consumers and businesses from dishonest advertising and unscrupulous businesses. Consumer protection issues have long been the most “clicked through” part of the office’s website.

Tue
16
Dec

WESTERN SLOPE: Annual bird count needs volunteers

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Bureau of Land Management and the Audubon Society are looking for bird watching enthusiasts to assess the health of bird populations near Montrose, Delta, Gunnison and Hotchkiss in December and January.

Tue
16
Dec

COLORADO: Water Resources Grant program now accepting funding requests

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Colorado River District is accepting applications for grant funding to assist projects that protect, enhance or develop water resources within its 15-county region until January 30, 2015.
Projects eligible for the grant program must achieve one or more of the following objectives:

Mon
15
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Holiday Open House schedule at Ridgway State Park

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Celebrate the Holiday Season at the annual open house at Ridgway State Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 19.


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