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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.

Mon
20
Oct

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Chipeta parking lot expansion considered

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Town Council heard a request from Chipeta Solar Springs Resort and Spa to purchase town property for parking lot expansion, approved the interest rate for the Streetscape bond, and heard a number of funding requests during its regular meeting on Oct. 8.

Sun
19
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Public Health prepared despite slim chance of ebola threat

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Despite the looming headlines and paranoid speculations, the threat of ebola in the states is extremely unlikely. Nevertheless, it’s always best to be prepared for the worst case scenario, and the Ouray County Public Health Department has a plan should the very rare occasion arise.

Fri
17
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Ditch water agreement close to approval

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It would seem an agreement has been reached between the City of Ouray and Ouray County over ownership of Red Mountain Ditch. On Tuesday afternoon, the Board of County Commissioners and Ouray City Council held a work session to discuss a water agreement that would allow the city to obtain the county's rights to the source.

Fri
17
Oct

OURAY COUNTY Blue Lakes kiosk dedicated


(Left to right) Ouray District Ranger Tammy Randall-Parker, Collbran Job Corps Lead Carpentry Instructor Tim Parlove, CJC member Erik Gonzalez, CJC member Cory Cruz, CJC member Brittany Gomez, Forest Supervisor Scott Armentrout, Specialist Amanda Walker, CJC member Derek Meyers and Ouray District Recreation Staff Andrew Maher dedicated a new kiosk at the Blue Lakes Trailhead on Thursday, Oct. 9. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A new kiosk was dedicated at the Blue Lakes Trailhead on Thursday in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Thu
16
Oct

OURAY AND RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: Schools see increase in enrollment, hope for further funding

By Sheridan Block and Bill Tiedje
sheridan@ouraynews.com
bill@ouraynews.com

The October Count has come and gone and school districts now wait for news of state funding. While some schools may have a reason for concern, the Ouray and Ridgway school districts seem confident of their numbers.

Thu
16
Oct

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Barnes joins town council


Stephen Barnes, newly-appointed Ridgway Town Council member. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Town councilor Stephen Barnes brings new energy and a wealth of recreation development and planning experience to the town of Ridgway.

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