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Thu
07
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Sneffels Marathon attracts renowned runners this year

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

At least 700 runners from across the country will take their marks in Ouray on Saturday morning, testing their speed and endurance during the annual Mt. Sneffels full and half marathons.
Hosted by the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation, this year marks the 14th annual half marathon and the fourth annual full marathon.

Thu
07
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Signs in Ridgway


The town of Ridgway has hired a consultant on wayfinding and signage, using monies from the Creative District, to determine a cohesive plan for signs in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Proper placement and design of signs can increase legibility and create an identity for the town of Ridgway through "place-making," explained Kristin Cypher, a way-finding and signage consultant for the town.

Wed
06
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Kersen resigns as council returns to RV discussions

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Two city council seats must now be filled, as council member Richard Kersen submitted his resignation to the city on Tuesday afternoon.

Mon
04
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Consensus on visual impact points system

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A new, simplified points system that weighs heavily on blending, visibility and distance to homes in the county's visual impact view corridors has found shared support from the Board of Ouray County Commissioners.

Sun
03
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Limited housing options affecting local employment

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's obvious that housing options in Ouray are very limited, especially for the working class looking for affordable alternatives. Seasonal summer positions at local businesses are struggling to be filled as potential employees are unable to afford the limited housing options in town with the pay being offered.

Sat
02
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE McLachlan prepares for closely contested race


Rep. Mike McLachlan addressed voters at the Secret Garden in Ouray on July 25. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Stopping in Ouray on July 25 to talk with voters, state Rep. Mike McLachlan made it clear he is ready for a long, hard fight to maintain his District 59 seat against his opponent, Republican J. Paul Brown.

Fri
01
Aug
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Driver in rollover accident succumbs to injuries


Caja Ashcroft's Nissan pickup truck overturned about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on County Road 24A, just south of Dallas Creek. Ouray County EMS transported her to the fairgrounds, where a CareFlight helicopter picked her up. The 23-year old mother of two died from her injuries. Photo by Beecher Threatt.

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

 

 

The driver involved in a rollover accident that occurred July 30 on County Road 24A west of Ridgway has passed away from her injuries.

Fri
01
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE San Juan Skyway turns 25


The San Juan Skyway, a Colorado Historic and Scenic Byway, turns 25 this year. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

This year the San Juan Skyway celebrates its 25th anniversary as a Colorado Historic and Scenic Byway, and a series of meetings is planned to discuss the future of the iconic Southwest Colorado loop.

Thu
31
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Ouray 100 mile race kicks off this weekend

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

One hundred miles. That’s roughly 250,000 steps that runners will take throughout their journey this weekend through the San Juans, during the first-ever Ouray 100 ultramarathon.

Thu
31
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Prospects look positive for Revenue mine's preliminary report

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Everything is full steam ahead at the Revenue mine as new owner Fortune Minerals has started to settle in. Last week, the first haul of concentrate was shipped off and delivered to Teck’s Trail Smelter in British Columbia for processing, and on July 24 the company released the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) report for the historic mine.

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