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Tue
14
Apr

OURAY SCHOOL: Student actors spring into more serious roles

Junior Mackenzie Webb and senior JP Preston rehearse lines for the upcoming high school performance of “Suddenly, Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Junior Mackenzie Webb sat solemnly in the spotlight. Fingers fidgeting and eyes cast downward, she poured her being into capturing the essence of her tormented character.

Mon
13
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE Weighing water needs in the Gunnison Basin

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As water shortages rise in the minds of many across the West, representatives of water interests in the Gunnison Basin, which encompasses the Uncompahgre River Basin in Ouray County, identified the need to protect existing water uses as their primary goal in the Colorado Water Plan.
On April 6, members of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable voted to approve the Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan, subject to final committee revisions, during a regular meeting in Montrose.

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Fri
10
Apr

OURAY SCHOOL: Bon travail! French teacher earns praise

Taylor Chase. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Only four years ago, Taylor Chase began teaching foreign languages. While her specialty and qualifications are mainly in French education, she also teaches Spanish and Russian at Ouray School.

Thu
09
Apr

CITY OF OURAY: Volunteers needed to battle beetles

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As the chilling winds of winter fade away, the fiendish armies of bark beetles prepare to take flight, hungry for the forests that surround Ouray. But the city and its citizens refuse to stand by as the tiny forest terrors begin their spring flight and are asking for volunteers to fight off the threat of bark beetles on local trees.

Thu
09
Apr

OURAY COUNTY OCPC questions camping ordinance purpose and seasonal limits

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In a work session Tuesday evening, Ouray County Planning Commission members raised several questions in their review of the county's proposed amendment on the long-term camping ordinance.

Wed
08
Apr

CITY OF OURAY: Council: School must pay fees too

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

City council kept a fair mind this week, determining that the Ouray School District should be responsible for permit fees just like any other applicant, but reducing the fee by more than half. During Monday night’s council meeting, council approved a fixed encroachment permit for the district as it prepares for major renovations on the school building this summer.

Wed
08
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Shred with your neighbors

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Documents that you don’t want to dump or recycle because they contain sensitive personal information can instead be shredded thanks to Alpine Bank’s annual free community shred days.

Tue
07
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE Health survey valuable to understanding area needs

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Tri-County Health Network, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the overall health of its communities, conducted  a community health needs survey to better understand the health needs of residents in San Miguel, Ouray and West End of Montrose counties.

Mon
06
Apr

OURAY COUNTY Padgett testifies on EPA water rule

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to release a final rule this spring on "Waters of the United States," defining the agency's scope of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Senate is convening a number of hearings to gauge concerns and support for the proposed rule.

Sun
05
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE How to comply with cottage food production law

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Do you make your own jams, dried herbs, honey or other food products for sale? Colorado State University Extension Office will help you learn to comply with the Cottage Food Act at a training on Wednesday, April 15, 9 a.m. to noon at the Montrose County Fairgrounds.

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