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Tue
04
Aug

OURAY COUNTY U.S. Olympic runner will defend title in Sneffels marathon

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With an anticipated record-number 800 runners from across the country, including two returning champions and course record holders, the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation is hosting its 15th annual half-marathon and its fifth annual full marathon on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Mon
03
Aug

COLORADO Free state park admission Monday

Plaindealer Staff Report
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado's acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks, Monday, Aug. 3.

Mon
03
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Rock blasting right on schedule

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Lengthy traffic delays on US 550 north of Ridgway may soon be coming to an end as the majority of production blasting on the Colorado Department of Transportation's rockfall project has been completed.

Sun
02
Aug

COLORADO Leftover and turkey licenses on sale next week

Plaindealer Staff Report
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters interested in leftover limited licenses and over-the-counter turkey licenses in person and by phone sales begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Online sales begin at midnight Aug. 5.

Sat
01
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Story of Ridgway Railroad Museum wraps Evening of History season

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The summer’s final Evening of History features the Ridgway Railroad Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sherbino Theatre.

Sat
01
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE New trails south of Norwood

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The Norwood Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests announces the opening of the new Thunder Trails System.

Fri
31
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Could you be next for city council?

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Come November, three new members will join city council. Up for grabs are the seats of council members Bette Maurer and Carl Cockle, who filled positions vacated by former council members John Ferguson and Richard Kersen. Additionally, Mayor Pam Larson’s term will expire.

Fri
31
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Changes to downtown street designs debated

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The streets in downtown Ridgway will likely be paved with standard asphalt instead of asphalt with a red chip seal on top as originally proposed.

Thu
30
Jul

WESTERN SLOPE: Ouray agencies talk dispatch

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The tug-of-war battle between Montrose County and the City of Montrose regarding dispatch services has left smaller regional agencies, including Ouray County dispatch users, twiddling their thumbs and hoping for the best. However, it seems Montrose County is making an effort to include smaller user groups in the dispatch discussion. County entities were invited to a meeting on Monday, July 27, at the Ouray County Land Use facility.

Thu
30
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Get ready to Rendezvous

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

For one weekend in August each year, artisans, families and art lovers from across the Western Slope descend on Hartwell Park for the annual Ridgway Rendezvous Art and Crafts Festival hosted by Weehawken Creative Arts.

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