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Fri
29
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Grandstands unveiled during Labor Day weekend rodeo


Bull riders hold on tight during the 2012 Labor Day Rodeo in Ridgway. Plaindealer file photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Labor Day weekend is always a cause for celebration in Ridgway, but this year it means something special.

Thu
28
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Highgraders' Holidays Results

Horseshoes
1st: Steve and Eric Duce
2nd: Dale and Clint (last names unknown)
3rd: Becky and Tara (last names unknown)

Women’s Handmucking
1st: LiErin Wilson
2nd: Jenna Hinds
3rd: Katrina Pattridge

Men’s Handmucking
1st: Jesse Pattridge
2nd: Emmit Hoyl
3rd: Chris Scott

Women’s Spikedriving
1st: Katrina Pattridge
2nd: Judy Kuhlman
3rd: Jenna Hinds

Men’s Spikedriving
1st: Jesse Pattridge
2nd: Chris Scott
3rd: Jonathan Moore

Singleman Drilling
1st: Jason Williams
2nd: Terry Rhoades
3rd: Rick Thomas

Singlejack Women’s
1st: LiErin Wilson
2nd: Jenna Hinds
3rd: Judy Kuhlman

Singlejack Men’s
1st: Jesse Pattridge
2nd: Emmit Hoyl
3rd: Greg Hosler

Thu
28
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: Needed improvements dependent on bond


RTA principal Brian Calhoun presents proposed improvement plans to the school board on Monday night.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Improvements to the Ouray School K-12 building may come as soon as next summer if the school board can secure enough funding for the much needed upgrades, through a bond measure that will go to voters in November.

Thu
28
Aug

OURAY COUNTY AG foreclosure lawsuits reveal unfair fees

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners discussed state foreclosure laws on Aug. 26, with regard to the Colorado Attorney General's civil lawsuits against Colorado's two largest foreclosure law firms, the Castle Law Group and Aronowitz and Mecklenburg.

Wed
27
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE: Black Bear Pass will be closed next week

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Black Bear Pass will be completely closed next week on Sept. 3 and 4 for road repairs.

Mon
25
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Marijuana cultivation licensing

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In response to growing demand, the Ridgway Town Council voted Wednesday night to permit up to six marijuana cultivation facilities, with a maximum of 3,600 plants per facility, in the town's commercial and industrial zones.

Fri
22
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Burglars hit local businesses

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Police are investigating two burglary cases that occurred in town early last week.

Fri
22
Aug

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Standardized test results released in time for new school year

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In time for the new school year, Ridgway Schools received their standardized test scores and will adjust curriculum and teacher support according to the areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Thu
21
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail still growing


The City of Montrose has applied for a grant to extend the paved portion of Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail south from Montrose for an additional 2.8 miles. This portion of the trail, located on the west side of the frontage road, is not currently paved. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Connecting the communities of Ridgway and Montrose to the river of its namesake, the Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail continues to grow slowly and steadily, bringing increased river access and natural space for the enjoyment of the region.

Thu
21
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: TCAP scores show continued excellence, room for growth

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Teachers and staff at Ouray School will adjust their goals and focuses for student success after receiving results from last year's state standardized test.

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