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Fri
23
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: Long retiring but not leaving


Fairgrounds Manager Susan Long

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After 10 years of organizing events and maintaining facilities at the Ouray County Fairgrounds, manager Susan Long will soon say goodbye to the remarkable venue she helped establish.

Fri
23
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Lodging tax ballot question on hold


Mayor John Clark recognized Randy Barnes of Ridgway Public Works on behalf of the council for Barnes' dedicated service to the Town of Rigdway for the past 34 years. Clark described Barnes as the "perfect example of the face of Ridgway staff. The guy just goes above and beyond the call of duty.” Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Town Council tabled for further discussion a ballot question that would have increased Ridgway's lodging taxes during its meeting last Wednesday. But the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce, which sought to increase tourism promotion funding with higher lodging taxes, has since decided it no longer wishes to add this proposal to the town's April ballot.

Thu
22
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Box Cañon Phase II ready to begin


A sample of the two inch thick HDPE pipe that will further insulate and protect the water line.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Phase Two of the Box Cañon Geothermal Water Line project is ready to begin as soon as next month, assuming Mother Nature cooperates.

Thu
22
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Kigar lecture presents fresh perspective on ancient religion

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Thursday, Jan. 22, Ridgway native and Ouray High School graduate Sam Kigar will present "An Islamic Affair: Love and War in the History of Islam" at the Sherbino Theater, providing an introductory look at Islam from a fresh perspective.

Wed
21
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Duce takes podium in historic World Cup events

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Local Paralympian Heidi Jo Duce made history last week, participating in the first-ever snowboard-cross head-to-head competitions at the International Paralympic Committee's World Cup events in Aspen and Big White, Canada.

Tue
20
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: Cattlemen's offers scholarships

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ouray County Cattlemen’s Association is offering $4,000 in scholarships this year. Graduating seniors from county schools, graduates who are enrolled in a post-secondary institution and out of county children of association members in good standing are eligible.

Mon
19
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE: Scholarship available from park group

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Friends of Ridgway State Park, Inc., is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students who have completed at least one semester of post-secondary education. Graduates of high schools in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, San Miguel and Ouray counties, who are enrolled in studies leading to a degree in environmental/biological sciences or equivalent, are eligible to apply.
Deadline to apply is Apr. 30.
Applications are available at the park office, by calling 970-626-5822 or by email at johnorglenda@q.com.

Mon
19
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Freestyle racer McNatt to compete in ski cross in Granada

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Ridgway graduate Leta McNatt will compete in the Women's Ski Cross event at the World University Games in Granada, Spain as a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team on Feb. 13-14.

Fri
16
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: RV permitting regs headed to council

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray’s Planning Commission finalized regulations for an RV camping permitting system on Tuesday; however, the commission is also advising council not to adopt the proposal.

Fri
16
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE Forum grows ideas, relationships and community

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

New ideas, conversations and farming strategies passed freely between presenters and attendees at the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum held at the Montrose Pavilion on Jan. 10.

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