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Tue
16
Dec

COLORADO: Water Resources Grant program now accepting funding requests

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Colorado River District is accepting applications for grant funding to assist projects that protect, enhance or develop water resources within its 15-county region until January 30, 2015.
Projects eligible for the grant program must achieve one or more of the following objectives:

Mon
15
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Holiday Open House schedule at Ridgway State Park

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Celebrate the Holiday Season at the annual open house at Ridgway State Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 19.


Mon
15
Dec

COLORADO: New website aggregates public notices

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Beginning Jan. 1, all Colorado legal newspapers will upload legal and public notices to www.publicnoticecolorado.com, in addition to publishing them in print. The searchable website is accessible to everyone at no charge.

Mon
15
Dec

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Improvement project phasing and construction details emerge


Brian Campbell of the Colorado Department of Transportation explained design changes and project planning information to Ridgway residents during a public meeting about the Highway 62/downtown improvement project on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in Ridgway Town Hall. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Tuesday night, Ridgway residents were updated on the latest design and planning changes for the Highway 62/downtown improvement project during the Colorado Department of Transportation's public meeting held in Ridgway Town Hall.

Fri
12
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: City attorney leaving firm

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After years of guiding the city through various legal matters, attorney Kathryn Sellars is leaving her private law firm, which provides legal services by contract with the city.

Thu
11
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: Behind the voices of a "Wonderful Life"

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Throughout the week, Mike Hockersmith can be found happily assisting his clients at his humble law firm in Ouray. However, this weekend he'll undergo a complete character transformation as he becomes a sinister banker and a tough-guy bartender for the Ouray County Players' presentation of “It's A Wonderful Life.”

Thu
11
Dec

OURAY COUNTY Commissioners reject changes to Visual Impact, ending process


Ralph Walchle was among the speakers during Wednesday's Board of Ouray County Commissioners public hearing on Land Use Code Section 9: Visual Impact Regulations who urged a final resolution on the regulations. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje
 
The Board of Ouray County Commissioners voted unanimously to reject proposed changes to Land Use Code Section 9: Visual Impact Regulations as well as a proposal to add new roads to the VIR corridors, after hearing three and a half hours of public input Wednesday night.
Thu
11
Dec

OURAY COUNTY Critical habitat proposed for cuckoo along Uncompahgre River

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A stretch of the Uncompahgre River floodplain in northern Ouray County is among the areas in Colorado proposed to be designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as critical habitat for the western yellow-billed cuckoo under the Endangered Species Act.

Thu
11
Dec

WESTERN SLOPE Deer and elk classification counts begin

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

This month Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin wildlife classification flights across the state to ascertain indicators of herd health for many of Colorado's big game species.

Thu
11
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Sawtooth receives GOCO funding

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With the assistance of a $680,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, preservation efforts at Sawtooth Mountain Ranch continue to move forward.

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