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Fri
06
Mar

OURAY COUNTY Advice on how to give advice

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners and the Ouray County Planning Commission exchanged thoughts and ideas on their roles in the land use planning process during a joint work session on Tuesday.

Thu
05
Mar

OURAY COUNTY: Accepting death on foreign land

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Jun Junge had a long week. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, he spent most of his day on a flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Durango. The following morning, he and a friend rented a car and cautiously drove through a snow storm to Ouray. The drive over Red Mountain Pass was both scenic and painful; it was from this very road that Junge’s brother plunged to his death just a week ago.

Thu
05
Mar

OURAY COUNTY Learn about mining history, reclamation and preservation

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In a two part lecture, community members will learn about the mine archaeology and reclamation efforts in the San Juan Mountains at the Sherbino Theater on Mar. 6.

Wed
04
Mar

WESTERN SLOPE: Fines fired at McLachlan

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Former District 59 State Rep. Mike McLachlan paid $2,660 to the state this week after he was charged with violating campaign finance laws during his re-election bid last year.

Wed
04
Mar

OURAY COUNTY: Residents rally for CR 1 improvements


CR 1 residents voice their frustrations to the Roads Committee during the meeting on Monday.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The short-staffed Road and Bridge Committee were overwhelmed on Monday as dozens of County Road 1 residents piled into the Land Use meeting room.

Wed
04
Mar

OURAY COUNTY: Avalanches shut down pass for two days


CDOT crews spent Monday and Tuesday plowing snow from the highway. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After nearly two full days of closure, Red Mountain Pass re-opened to traffic Tuesday evening following avalanche reduction work by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Fri
27
Feb

OURAY SCHOOL: Drainage woes addressed in building renovations


Parents, teachers and students attended the architectural design meeting with RTA Architects on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Plaindealer photo by Sheridan Block

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

While there's no doubt that a new rooftop design is necessary, Ouray School parents, teachers and students can all agree there is another much-needed area of improvement: drainage.

Thu
26
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Plowing and boulders problematic for CR 5 skiers


Joe Ryan updates the BOCC on plowing concerns for CR 5 Plaindealer photo by Sheridan Block

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's been an ongoing issue on CR 5 — who is responsible for plowing the road? The question was raised by local outdoorsman and founder of San Juan Huts Joe Ryan during the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday.

Wed
25
Feb

OURAY SCHOOL: Trojans bounce back from losses and eye district competitions


Ouray's Caleb Preston in a mid-season game against Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Sheridan Block

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Loss is not easy. Especially not for the proud group of high school warriors on the Ouray boys basketball team. Despite a crushing blow from the Mancos Bluejays in an away game last weekend, the Trojans lift their heads high as they march into battle at the District 1A tournament.

Wed
25
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE: Film portrays journalist's torture in Iran

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Second Sunday Cinema will present “Rosewater,” the true story of a Canadian journalist, born in Iran, who bravely transmitted footage of Iranian street riots to the BBC in June 2009.

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