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Tue
24
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Youth Night at Open Bard

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Open Bard Poetry Series will present its second Youth Night Poetry Reading on Thursday evening, Feb. 5, at the Sherbino Theater.    

Mon
23
Feb

OURAY COUNTY PC ponders role and process

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In an attempt to improve its effectiveness, the Ouray County Planning Commission debated process, procedure and communications over the past five years in a work session on Tuesday evening.

Sun
22
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: How to handle traffic accidents during the county-wide accident alert

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The much-needed winter storm has led the Colorado State Patrol to force an “accident alert” on Ouray County. An emergency notification from the county and Sheriff’s Office informed the community of severe conditions around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Thu
19
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Vehicle and body of missing person recovered


Jin Junge Courtesy photo

Crews successfully pulled out the vehicle on Thursday Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A tragic discovery ended the search of Danish traveler Jin Junge when extraction crews recovered his vehicle and body on Thursday.

Thu
19
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Pass remains closed for vehicle recovery


Attempts at using the crane to extract the vehicle on Wednesday were unsuccessful. A wrecker was brought in Thursday morning. Courtesy photo by Colorado Department of Transportation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Red Mountain Pass remains closed today as the Ouray County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Department of Transportation continue efforts to extract a vehicle from the canyon floor.

Thu
19
Feb

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Board member Larivee resigns


Steve Larivee. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

After serving on the Ridgway School Board for five years, Board Member Steve Larivee will resign, effective April 1, due to health concerns and to be closer to his grandchildren.

Wed
18
Feb

COLORADO CPW approves big game regulations

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved regulation changes that impact big game hunting in Colorado at its January meeting.

Tue
17
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE Seeking solutions to beetle kill problems

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Beetle kill in Ouray arose as a topic of discussion during the Public Lands Partnership meeting in Montrose on Feb. 5, which included reports from agency officials of the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service.

Tue
17
Feb

COLORADO Time to prune trees

Colorado State Forest Service
Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Late winter, from mid-February until early March, is the best time to prune most trees.

Mon
16
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE Bear hunting subject of lecture

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Bear populations are healthy in western Colorado, providing hunters a unique hunting opportunity.

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