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Thu
11
Feb

RIDGWAY FIRE DISTRICT 
Lazy Dog petition to be refined before action

Cristy Orvis, recently appointed Ridgway Fire Protection District board member, speaks to Charles Mueller, board chair, and Brad Fritsch, board member, Tuesday evening about the possible inclusion of the Lazy Dog subdivision in the protection district.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
11
Feb

County road users in disagreement

Thu
11
Feb

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 Valentich finishes third in age group

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

David Valentich, Ridgway resident, stood at the top of the Empire State Building last Wednesday, overlooking New York City.
However, he hadn’t taken the elevator.

Sat
06
Feb
Thu
04
Feb

A family full of cheer

When it comes to experiencing a Super Bowl, the closest most of us get is a seat in front of the television with a bowl of chips. For the mother of a Ouray woman, the thrill of cheerleading for the Kansas City Chiefs in the first ever Super Bowl game in 1967 gave her an up-close experience most can only dream about.
Cindy Rose, whose daughter Kendra Manley is a stylist at Salon Envy, got to experience the sights and sounds from the sideline, as the Kansas City Chiefs took on the the Green Bay Packers in 1967.
And though Rose didn't get to experience a Chiefs' victory, she still cherishes the memories of her experience in the big game. As it turned out, she passed her passion along to Manley, who became a Chiefs cheerleader as well. Yes, like mother, like daughter. Except only one got to the big game.

Thu
04
Feb

Powering through the storm

Thu
04
Feb

CITY OF OURAY Pipe repairs in holding pattern

The trajectory of the pipe burst during IceFest is visible through coloration of the snow and ice directly below the penstock. Because the pipe had small leaks, some spots of brown ice could have been detected before the incident as well.
Plaindealer photo by Tori Sheets

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Sat
30
Jan

Knowledge Bowl team moving on to regionals

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


The Ouray high school Knowledge Bowl A team is headed to regionals with their eyes on defending Ouray's 1A state champion title.
The Knowledge Bowl teams competed in Telluride on Monday and all the middle school and high school teams placed high in the rankings. The high school A team placed first out of 15 teams from the San Juan Basin, and the B team came in fifth. The middle school A team placed third, and the B team 6th.
According to Eric Fagrelius, team sponsor, Ouray has attended the state competition eight years in a row, and won first place in 2013 and 2015.
The regional competition is in Bayfield on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fri
29
Jan

Non-profit may form to solve childcare

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

Childcare facilities are still lacking for Ouray parents, but during the second City Development Committee (CDC) sponsored roundtable meeting on Thursday a few new solutions came to light.
After the group of CDC board members and interested citizens discussed the limitations of transportation for children from Ouray to Ridgway, Lisa Thomason, executive director of Voyager Youth Program, suggested parents work together to take kids back and forth.
"If all of you people who have children who would go to Voyager if you had transportation, what if you got together and you decide someone has an SUV big enough to take 18 kids, and you change who can drive Monday, Tuesday and so on," Thomason said. "It would be like making a collaboration of parents to solve your own transportation issue."

Thu
28
Jan

Good Samaritan update

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Representative Scott Tipton released a draft of the Good Samaritan Cleanup of Orphan Mines Act on Jan. 19. The legislation is designed to allow third parties, such as local governments, nonprofits and state agencies, to clean up abandoned mines and their surrounding environments without fear of liability.
At the moment, no laws are in place to protect Good Samaritans from incurring responsibility for any environmental damage caused during their clean up.

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