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Fri
31
Oct

OURAY COUNTY OCPC votes against expansion of VIR roads


Ouray County Planning Commission Chair Randy Parker discusses the format of the meeting during a public hearing on Land Use Code: Section 9, Visual Impact Regulations. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje
 
In a public hearing Thursday night, the Ouray County Planning Commission voted four to one to approve the changes to Visual Impact Regulations made by the Board of Ouray County Commissioners, with their recommendations, but did not support adding any additional roads to corridors subject to the regulations.
Fri
31
Oct

OURAY SCHOOL: Hellman receives McGuffey Award

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Each year, the Colorado Association of School Boards recognizes the outstanding commitment and service of select board members throughout the state. This year, Ouray School Board president Jerry Hellman was an honored recipient of CASB's McGuffey Award.

Fri
31
Oct

OURAY COUNTY New campsites constructed at TOP


New campsites at Top of the Pines feature picnic tables, level tent pads and direct views of the Sneffels Range. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Earlier this month, a seven person crew completed construction of nine campsites, including tent sites, picnic tables and fire pits, at Top of the Pines, an open space preserve located five miles southwest of Ridgway.

Thu
30
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC to monitor potential conflicts on RAT trails

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The county is looking at a preemptive approach to avoid potential conflicts with users on the Ridgway Area Trails system near County Road 10.

Thu
30
Oct

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Strong retiring, new pastor chosen


Rev. Harry Strong. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

After three years as pastor of United Church of the San Juans, Rev. Harry Strong will retire in November, handing over his role to Leslie Wood of Colorado Springs.

Mon
27
Oct

WESTERN SLOPE Western water entities seek greater inclusion in state water plan

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As the Dec. 10 deadline for the first draft of the Colorado Water Plan approaches, the Colorado River District is questioning why the findings of each of the seven Basin Implementation Plans have been glossed over in the state plan.

Fri
24
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: Budgetary constraints force council to deny waiver requests

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As planning for the 2015 city budget draws to a close, council is adopting a thrifty mindset and learning to be frugal with the general fund. During Monday’s council meeting, the board denied two requests to waive fees that would generate income for the city.

Thu
23
Oct
Thu
23
Oct

OURAY COUNTY Animal shelter opens new medical center


Second Chance Medical Director Dr. Michelle Dally exam- ines Clarence in the new clinic. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Thanks to a $20,000 donation from a devoted Denver charity, the Second Chance Humane Society now has a on-site medical facility to treat animals as well as conduct low-cost public spay and neuter clinics.

Wed
22
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Star Mine fined $1 million for deaths

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The Mine Safety and Health Administration dealt former mine operator Star Mine Operations LLC over $1 million in fines as a result of last year's tragic accident that claimed the lives of two miners.

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