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Mon
14
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Downtown improvement tradeoffs

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

As the public engaged with engineers to discuss the Town of Ridgway's downtown infrastructure and improvement project during a meeting on Tuesday, Mayor John Clark said he felt excitement regarding the project but was "a little scared" too about how it would all work out.

 

Fri
11
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC gives support to proposed OHV legislation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The Board of County Commissioners proved their support of the off-highway vehicle community, agreeing to back proposed legislation that would create a title and registration program for OHVs statewide.

Fri
11
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Moonwalk's one-year anniversary

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Saturday marks the one year anniversary of Moonwalks in Ridgway, sponsored by the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts.

Thu
10
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Ferguson resigns from council

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

City council is one member short for the second time this year following the resignation of councilor John Ferguson.

Thu
10
Jul

WESTERN COLORADO Early signs of the monsoon


Rain approaches Ridgway on the afternoon of July 7, viewed from County Road 10A. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Dark clouds rolling over the mountains and bringing intermittent showers and thunder have become routine in Ouray County in the past week, early signs of the summer monsoon season. 

Mon
07
Jul

COLORADO: Public trust proposal blocked from ballot

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Despite its claimed attempts to protect Colorado's natural resources, the controversial Public Trust Initiative was denied a spot on November ballots due to a technicality. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court turned down Initiative 103, ruling that the Title Board made a mistake when it allowed a substitute to fill in for a designated representative during a rehearing on the measure.

Sat
05
Jul
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JULY 5 ALERT: Red Mountain Pass Now Open

Per the Ouray County Emergency Manager (6:45 p.m.): Red Mountain Pass is now open after being closed due to a rockslide at mile marker 90 is currently closed to both lanes of traffic due to Rockslide.

Fri
04
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Fishing pier delayed at Crystal Lake


Crystal Lake, located near the Ironton Park area south of Red Mountain Pass, has begun to re-grow as a fishery since it was drained in 2012; however, plans for a handicap accessible fishing pier have stalled. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A handicap accessible fishing pier planned for Crystal Lake, located just south of Ouray above Red Mountain Pass, has yet to materialize due to design and funding issues, but the project still has the support of interested parties.

Thu
03
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: "Companion document" will explain Land Use Code revisions

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

In response to public comments and concerns received last week regarding revisions to the land use code, County Planner Mark Castrodale will organize a "companion document" to help the public understand these changes.

Thu
03
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: County road map adoption continues to be continued

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Undergoing several years of work, an updated county road map is finally ready for adoption. However, after discussions at an extended public hearing on Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners decided to postpone the decision for adoption until the end of the month.

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