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Mon
09
Feb

OURAY COUNTY Sneffels Traverse 6


2014 Sneffels Traverse co-winners Scott Simmons and Brian Smith near the race’s high point of Wilson Creek Summit. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

This year may see the return of a local champion in the sixth annual Sneffels Traverse, a 25 mile cross-country ski race across the base of the Sneffels Range, according to San Juan Huts Systems's Joe Ryan.

Fri
06
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Assistant manager position approved

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The search is on for an assistant fairgrounds manager after the Board of County Commissioners approved the new position during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Fri
06
Feb

OURAY COUNTY Popular energy rebates to continue in 2015

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

San Miguel Power Association is continuing its popular energy efficiency projects in 2015 and adding rebates for small do-it-yourself weatherization projects this year.

Thu
05
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE: Dogs chasing wildlife can be costly

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Dogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado.

Thu
05
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Miller's legacy of knowledge and service lives on


Mark Miller Courtesy photo

Ice climbing veteran Mark Miller was an active member of the Ouray community, spending many hours volunteering at the Ouray Ice Park and Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, and teaching with Rigging for Rescue and Ouray County EMS. A Celebration of Life was held at the Ouray Community Center on Wednesday after press time. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

One hundred. That’s the least number of individuals whose lives were touched by Mark Miller.
They — friends, family and fellow climbers — gathered together at the Ouray Ice Park on Sunday afternoon, half mourning the loss, half celebrating the life of Miller. From the memories shared, it was clear to all the kind of man he was: dedicated, talented and steady; an asset to the community, whose death leaves a void nearly impossible to fill.

Thu
05
Feb

OURAY COUNTY Snowpack falls below normal throughout region


A view of the Sneffels Range from Dennis Weaver Memorial Park on Jan. 4. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

After a month of sunny, dry weather, snowpack levels in the area have fallen below normal, despite a snowy month of December.

Thu
05
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Power outage today in Mary's Road area

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

San Miguel Power Association members living and working along and near Mary’s Road, between Ridgway and Ouray, will be affected by a planned power outage Thursday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. Approximately 50 members will be affected by the outage. SMPA must de-energize the power lines serving the area in order to safely remove and replace an old power pole. Please be aware that water pressure during this time may be affected because Tri-County Water's pumps will also be without power.
In the event that power in the affected area is not restored before 1 p.m., members are asked to call SMPA at (970) 864-7311 or (970) 626-5549. San Miguel Power works to minimize any inconvenience to our members when performing construction and power line maintenance duties and thanks members for their patience and understanding.

Wed
04
Feb
Tue
03
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE: Rescue dog demonstration at state park

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

On Feb. 8, Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado and Telluride Ski Patrol will demonstrate how dogs find someone buried in an avalanche or a lost hiker in the wilderness.

Mon
02
Feb
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Power Outage Planned for Marys Road Area February 5

San Miguel Power (SMPA) members living and working along and near Marys Road, between Ridgway and Ouray, CO., will be affected by a planned power outage Thursday, February 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Approximately 50 members will be affected by the outage. SMPA must de-energize the power lines serving the area in order to safely remove and replace an old power pole. Please be aware that water pressure during this time may be affected becuase Tri-County Water's pumps will also be without power.
 
In the event that power in the affected area is not restored before 1:00 p.m., members are asked to call SMPA at (970) 864-7311 or (970) 626-5549. San Miguel Power works to minimize any inconvenience to our members when performing construction and power line maintenance duties, and thanks members for their patience and understanding.
 

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