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Fri
16
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: RV permitting regs headed to council

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray’s Planning Commission finalized regulations for an RV camping permitting system on Tuesday; however, the commission is also advising council not to adopt the proposal.

Fri
16
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE Forum grows ideas, relationships and community

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

New ideas, conversations and farming strategies passed freely between presenters and attendees at the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum held at the Montrose Pavilion on Jan. 10.

Thu
15
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC to discuss faiground manager position

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The search for a new Ouray County Fairgrounds manager will soon be underway, as longtime department head Susan Long plans to retire by the end of February.

Thu
15
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Tower topples climbing competition

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Only one stood tall, claiming victory and conquering its opponents at the 20th Annual Ouray Ice Festival last weekend: the Krampus. A true tower of terror, the unique feature of the Mixed Elite Climbing Competition obstacle was unforgiving and bested all 30 climbing competitors hoping to survive the tricky, man-made crack section of the structure.

Thu
15
Jan

OURAY COUNTY Ronemus climbs subject of fundraiser event


Chance Ronemus at the 2015 Ouray Ice Festival. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

After placing 11th out of 20 male competitors at the 2015 Ouray Ice Festival Mixed Climbing Competition last weekend, Ridgway Secondary School senior Chance Ronemus will present a slideshow of his adventures last summer in Yosemite National Park at the Sherbino Theater on Friday.

Wed
14
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE Fair explains doing business with USFS

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center will hold a Procurement Fair for small businesses interested in providing construction and/or facilities maintenance services; and, for businesses providing services for wildland firefighting efforts, for the San Juan National Forest.

Tue
13
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE Free winter workshops at park

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ridgway State Park will host three free workshops on winter ecology and safety in the coming months.

Fri
09
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Code and court cleanups for the new year

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With the start of a new year, city council spent its first meeting preparing for changes in the courtroom.

Thu
08
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC awards bid for roads audit

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Taking steps toward improving the county road system, the Board of County Commissioners awarded Glenwood Springs-based firm SGM the contract to conduct the much needed Road and Bridge audit.

Thu
08
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: Willis remembered for love of people and outdoors


Courtesy photo

Willis (center) and Ferguson (right) with a friend on a winter climb. Courtesy photo.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A somber spirit spread throughout the county this week. Early on the morning of New Year's Day, Benton "Cody" Willis, 30, was killed in a tragic accident north of Ouray.

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