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Thu
24
Sep
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Red Mountain Pass drivers get a short reprieve

The Colorado Department of Trasportation announced this morning that Red Mountain Pass will be open the rest of Thursday, Sept. 24 and all of Friday.

Weekday closures will resume on Monday at 8:30 a.m. CDOT reminds drivers that single-lane, alternating traffic is still in place at milepost 79 and 89 on Hwy. 550 just south of Ouray.

Resumed closure details for Monday are as follows:

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Thu
24
Sep

OURAY COUNTY: CWCB awards $50k for water study

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Efforts to protect local water resources received a financial boost last week when the Colorado Water Conservation Board awarded a $50,000 grant to Ouray County to fund a countywide water assessment.

Thu
24
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Owl Creek Pass roadwork begins


The Cimarron Range viewed from Owl Creek Pass Road. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Drivers heading over Owl Creek Pass (Forest Service Road 858) on weekdays to view fall colors or to go big game hunting should be prepared for delays of up to two hours as the U.S. Forest Service performs major road work and drainage repairs on the mountain road this fall.

Thu
24
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Big weekend for fiber enthusiasts

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ridgway has a big weekend planned around the 3rd Annual Sneffels Fiber Festival, Sept. 25-27, including a juried fiber-inspired multimedia art exhibition; the opening of a fiber arts retreat; and, classes, workshops, demonstrations and vendors at the 4-H Event Center.

Thu
24
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Get rid of pills safely

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

On Saturday Sept. 26 the Ouray Sheriff’s Office along with the Ouray Police Department will have a prescription take-back day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ouray Pool.

Wed
23
Sep

DISTRICT 59 McLachlan (not that one) announces for 2016

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


On Wednesday, Barbara McLachlan announced her candidacy for state representative in House District 59, a seat now held by J. Paul Brown (R).

Tue
22
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Still time to apply for grants

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Non-profits wishing to apply for grants from Woman’s Club of Ouray County must have applications in by Sept. 30.

Sun
20
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Zikr returns with exciting dance program

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Zikr Dance Ensemble returns to Ouray on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wright Opera House, sponsored by Ouray County Performing Arts Guild.

Sat
19
Sep

OURAY COUNTY Local church offers blessing of animals

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Pet owners can take their furry, feathered and scaled companions to the fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 27 for a Blessing of the Animals Service presented by United Church of the San Juans.

Sat
19
Sep

OURAY COUNTY New improvements on the way at TOP


This summer, TOP and Ouray County worked together to regrade and improve Highland Drive at the TOP preserve. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Despite the challenges of maintaining a 175-acre nature preserve as a nonprofit, Top of the Pines, Inc., is progressing toward its goal of developing its property west of Ridgway into a regional destination for outdoor and environmental education while preserving the area's natural beauty and wildlife habitat.

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