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Wed
24
Sep

OURAY COUNTY: TIGER VI grant not awarded for CR 1 improvements

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Hopes for improvements to County Road 1 were set back last week when the county found out it was not awarded funding from the Department of Transportation's TIGER VI grant process.

Mon
22
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Unlimited take of smallmouth bass considered

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Sometime in the past decade, smallmouth bass were illegally introduced into Ridgway Reservoir and this illegal introduction could hurt more than just other fish if not addressed.

Fri
19
Sep

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Council recognizes parks crew, passes marijuana regs

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

 

Members of the town's public works crew were recognized for their "great job" maintaining the town this summer during the Ridgway Town Council's regular meeting on Sept. 10.

Thu
18
Sep

TOWN OF RIDGWAY RAT shifts into high gear


Tom Bennett of Ridgway rides the Ridgway trails system located on Bureau of Land Management lands north of Ridgway on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The Ridgway Fall Festival will be held in Hartwell Park on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to raise funds for completion of the Ridgway Area Trails' multi-use stacked loop system. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

 

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

This Saturday, the Ridgway Area Trails group will host the Ridgway Fall Festival in Hartwell Park to keep the momentum going for construction of a new multi-use trail system north of Ridgway.

 

Thu
18
Sep

CITY OF OURAY: Council approves sewer line replacement for pool

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Even though capital improvements for the Ouray Hot Springs Pool are not scheduled for another two years, a shorter project to replace the sewer line will happen next month.

Wed
17
Sep

OURAY COUNTY: Black Hawk responds in rescue at Sneffels


A Black Hawk helicopter airlifts the injured hiker from near the summit of Mt. Sneffels of Saturday morning. Plaindealer photo by Sheridan Block

Ouray Mountain Rescue responder and paramedic Ruth Stewart monitors the hiker as they wait for helicopter response. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A military helicopter was summoned in a Ouray Mountain Rescue Team operation this weekend at Mt. Sneffels.

Mon
15
Sep

COLORADO Gubernatorial candidates offer differing perspectives

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Rep. Bob Beauprez offered differing appraisals of Colorado's economy, resource issues and leadership during the Club 20 Debate held in Grand Junction on Saturday.

Fri
12
Sep

CITY OF OURAY: Figuring marijuana tax revenue

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Last week, city council passed a resolution to submit a marijuana sales tax question to voters this November.

Fri
12
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Social media policy

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Ouray County Emergency Medical Services Medic Captain Randy Cassingham argued that the recently approved county social media policy infringed upon his right to free speech, during the public comment portion of the Board of Ouray County Commissioners meeting on Sept. 9.

Thu
11
Sep

WESTERN SLOPE USFS seeks flexibilty in spruce and aspen management


USFS Gunnison Service Center Scientist Jim Worrall discusses Sudden Aspen Decline during a USFS field trip east of Lake City on Sept. 4. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Faced with the continued expansion of bark beetle and aspen decline on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, the U.S. Forest Service is proposing to adapt its forest management and timber sale procedures to keep pace with the rapid tree loss.

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