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Thu
26
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Ridgway Real Estate moves downtown


John Meltzer, co-owner of Ridgway Real Estate, in front of the business' new location next to the True Grit Cafe in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Ridgway Real Estate has started a new chapter in the business's three decade history, moving to a new location next to the True Grit Cafe in downtown Ridgway.

Mon
23
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: Council weighs in on pot ballot questions

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As decided by city council last year, voters in November will determine whether or not retail and other commercial pot businesses have any place in Ouray. However, council and city staff still have much work to be done before the election, including drafting appropriate ballot language for the issues.

Mon
23
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Town buys into solar array


The Community Solar Array, located west of Naturita in Paradox Valley, has a total of 4,854 panels, creating enough electricity to supply roughly 250 homes. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The town of Ridgway will buy 10 panels from the San Miguel Power Association's Community Solar Array in Paradox Valley, investing in renewable energy and lowering energy bills over time.

Fri
20
Jun

OURAY SCHOOL: Student to compete in FBLA cyber security nationals

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Representing Ouray School, junior Sam Rondinelli will showcase his knowledge and wits in cyber security when he competes at the Future Business Leaders of America’s national conference later this month.

Fri
20
Jun

WESTERN SLOPE Lynx recovery in Colorado


Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Courtesy photo by Colorado Parks and Wildlife

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Since its listing as "threatened" species in 2000, the elusive Canada lynx has benefitted from consideration in national forest planning documents, but climate change, combined with the species' unsteady life history of rapid population growth and contraction, may slow the recovery process.

Thu
19
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Fossey dies unexpectedly

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

County and former city employee Dan Fossey died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, June 16.

Thu
19
Jun

WESTERN SLOPE Building support for hospice services

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Providing the region with unmatched end-of-life care for decades, an advisory committee of HopeWest Hospice met in Ridgway on June 10 to discuss ways to find more support for the organization's operating costs and programming from donors in Ouray County.

Mon
16
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Local governments talk pot

By Sheridan Block and Bill Tiedje
sheridan@ouraynews.com
bill@ouraynews.com

As recreational marijuana use and operations expand in Colorado, local governments are rolling out regulations to monitor commercial pot within their jurisdictions.

Sat
14
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Hydropower online at Ridgway dam


The hydropower station (tan building in center of photograph) houses both generators. A penstock, or pressurized water pipe, draws water from the main outflow (left of the hydropower station) to the generation station. From the hydropower station, the electricity first goes to the substation (foreground, right) before entering the grid at the interconnection switch yard (background, right). Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Ridgway dam is now one of only three percent of dams in the U.S. that produce clean, renewable energy using hydropower.

Fri
13
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Non-commercial camping regulations approved

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Individuals camping on private land in Ouray County for more than 30 days may soon be required to register with the county and comply with sanitation and occupancy standards, or face fines of up to $1,000 per day.

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