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Thu
29
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Four seats up for election on town council

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Four seats on Ridgway Town Council are up for election during the regular Ridgway municipal elections on Apr. 7.

Tue
27
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE: Lynx monitoring project begins

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Biologists and field staff from Colorado Parks and Wildlife have started a long-term monitoring program for lynx aimed at determining how the big-footed felines are faring in the southern Rockies.


Mon
26
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: MoonWalk becomes MoonTalk

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Creative District, the Sherbino Theater and Weehawken Creative Arts will host Ridgway Creative District MoonTalk on Feb. 3, a new variation on the monthly MoonWalks in Ridgway.

Mon
26
Jan

OURAY COUNTY Hernandez leaves legacy of service at food pantry

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

With a new president and active board in place, former Ouray County Food Pantry President Brenda Hernandez feels she has left the organization in capable hands that will continue to meet the needs of the county's hungry.

Fri
23
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: Long retiring but not leaving


Fairgrounds Manager Susan Long

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After 10 years of organizing events and maintaining facilities at the Ouray County Fairgrounds, manager Susan Long will soon say goodbye to the remarkable venue she helped establish.

Fri
23
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Lodging tax ballot question on hold


Mayor John Clark recognized Randy Barnes of Ridgway Public Works on behalf of the council for Barnes' dedicated service to the Town of Rigdway for the past 34 years. Clark described Barnes as the "perfect example of the face of Ridgway staff. The guy just goes above and beyond the call of duty.” Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Town Council tabled for further discussion a ballot question that would have increased Ridgway's lodging taxes during its meeting last Wednesday. But the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce, which sought to increase tourism promotion funding with higher lodging taxes, has since decided it no longer wishes to add this proposal to the town's April ballot.

Thu
22
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Box Cañon Phase II ready to begin


A sample of the two inch thick HDPE pipe that will further insulate and protect the water line.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Phase Two of the Box Cañon Geothermal Water Line project is ready to begin as soon as next month, assuming Mother Nature cooperates.

Thu
22
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Kigar lecture presents fresh perspective on ancient religion

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Thursday, Jan. 22, Ridgway native and Ouray High School graduate Sam Kigar will present "An Islamic Affair: Love and War in the History of Islam" at the Sherbino Theater, providing an introductory look at Islam from a fresh perspective.

Wed
21
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Duce takes podium in historic World Cup events

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Local Paralympian Heidi Jo Duce made history last week, participating in the first-ever snowboard-cross head-to-head competitions at the International Paralympic Committee's World Cup events in Aspen and Big White, Canada.

Tue
20
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: Cattlemen's offers scholarships

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ouray County Cattlemen’s Association is offering $4,000 in scholarships this year. Graduating seniors from county schools, graduates who are enrolled in a post-secondary institution and out of county children of association members in good standing are eligible.

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