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Fri
15
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Camping amendment considered

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners discussed possible sanitation and screening amendments to the county's long-term camping permit regulations after hearing complaints from several members of the Dallas Meadows Homeowners Association on Tuesday.

Thu
14
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Funding granted for Sawtooth Ranch reservation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Preservation of Sawtooth Mountain Ranch was secured last week with $3 million in funding through the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program.

Thu
14
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Riding in for the Axel Project

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Bicyclists from across the country will visit Ridgway on Aug. 30 to participate in the Axel Project Bicycle Classic, including 80-mile, 40-mile and kids' routes, plus live music and a post-ride celebration in Hartwell Park.

Mon
11
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Ridgway Fire offers option agreement


Construction crews cleared the future site of the new Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department building, located off Hunter Parkway, on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Rather than wait for a decision from the county, the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department will seek lease-purchase financing to begin construction of its new facility.

Fri
08
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Bennet announces Sawtooth Mountain Ranch funding

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced that the Sawtooth Mountain Ranch has received the necessary funds through the Forest Legacy Project to be protected from future development.

Fri
08
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: New assistant principal looking forward to meeting students and community

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

School is just around the corner, and Ouray students have many changes to look forward to in the upcoming year. With the retirement of three loved and respected instructors, new members have joined the staff in an effort to continue the school’s streak of excellence, including Ken Nelson, Ouray’s brand new assistant principal.

Fri
08
Aug

OURAY COUNTY TOP mistletoe mitigation to proceed

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners reached an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to allow the clearing of mistletoe-infected trees on the county-owned Top Of The Pines forest preserve during its regular meeting on Aug. 5.

Thu
07
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Sneffels Marathon attracts renowned runners this year

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

At least 700 runners from across the country will take their marks in Ouray on Saturday morning, testing their speed and endurance during the annual Mt. Sneffels full and half marathons.
Hosted by the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation, this year marks the 14th annual half marathon and the fourth annual full marathon.

Thu
07
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Signs in Ridgway


The town of Ridgway has hired a consultant on wayfinding and signage, using monies from the Creative District, to determine a cohesive plan for signs in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Proper placement and design of signs can increase legibility and create an identity for the town of Ridgway through "place-making," explained Kristin Cypher, a way-finding and signage consultant for the town.

Wed
06
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Kersen resigns as council returns to RV discussions

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Two city council seats must now be filled, as council member Richard Kersen submitted his resignation to the city on Tuesday afternoon.

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