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Mon
13
Oct

OURAY COUNTY County considers development regs as grouse deadline approaches

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Nov. 12 decision deadline for the listing of the Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act approaches, Ouray County is considering adopting development regulations in areas designated as "occupied habitat" for the species.

Sun
12
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC gives direction for marijuana regulations

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With a clearer direction, county staff will begin working on an ordinance for marijuana licensing and facilities.

Fri
10
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: RV camping regs will be considered

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Once again, recreational vehicles are a hot topic in the city, as numerous complaints from residents this summer have prompted council to review RV camping regulations.

Thu
09
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: First time visitor wins Jeep raffle

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A first-time visit to Ouray this summer turned out to be a lucky strike for Maize, Kansas resident Kevin Brand, winner of this year's Jeep raffle.

Thu
09
Oct

OURAY COUNTY Elk archery season on par, more bears encountered

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Local game processing businesses took in nearly the same amount of elk during archery and muzzleloader seasons this year as last year, and they saw an increase in bear harvests.

Thu
09
Oct

OURAY COUNTY More and bigger tires unearthed


Shredding operations at the staging area ceased following an order from CDPHE on Sept. 24. Photo courtesy Ouray County

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Now that all the tires have been dug up, it is clear that the Gunn waste tire cleanup project will be much larger and more costly than anticipated.

Mon
06
Oct

OURAY COUNTY Padgett proposes VIR roads expansion compromise

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

During the Board of Ouray County Commissioners work session on Sept. 24, Chair Lynn Padgett presented a list of additional roads she would like to have considered for inclusion in the county's Visual Impact Regulation corridors.

Fri
03
Oct

OURAY COUNTY USFS working group seeks participants

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Facilitated by the Public Lands Partnership, the U.S. Forest Service is asking individuals to participate in a working group on its Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response project during a meeting on Oct. 9 in Montrose.

Fri
03
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Fortune completes purchase of Revenue

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Canadian-based Fortune Minerals sealed the deal this week and took complete ownership of the Revenue silver mine.

Fri
03
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: The politics of political signs

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With elections nearly a month away, the faces and names of political candidates continue to pop up on lawns and properties throughout the county as picket signs and billboards are erected in the foreground of our scenic mountain range.

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