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Mon
17
Nov

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Volleyball makes a strong showing at state


Ridgway’s Kaitlyn Rutherford spikes the ball over a Sargent opponent. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Facing stiff competition at the Denver Coliseum, the Demons volleyball squad was again defeated by Resurrection Christian on Friday but overpowered Sargent in their final match in the state tournament.

Sun
16
Nov

OURAY COUNTY: UWP tackles Mickey Breen Mine cleanup

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Driving up the rugged terrain of County Road 18, it’s hard to miss the decrepit remains of the old loadout facility for the Michael Breen mine. A caved-in rooftop and splintered wood panels are the least of concerns, with drainage from the mining adit washing away and compromising the structure’s foundations. Before stabilization work from the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership, the ore loadout was a fragile, leaning hazard waiting to give out.

Fri
14
Nov

OURAY COUNTY Sending a gift to those in need

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In the coming week, Ridgway Community Church will spearhead a local effort to collect shoeboxes filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child.

Thu
13
Nov

CITY OF OURAY: PC makes RV camping recommendations

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Discussion of whether or not to allow recreational vehicle camping on private property is making the rounds again, this time drawing out debate among the city's planning commissioners.

Thu
13
Nov

WESTERN SLOPE Gunnison sage grouse listed as "threatened"


Gunnison sage grouse. Photo courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its decision to list the Gunnison sage grouse as a "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act.

Wed
12
Nov

DISTRICT 59: McLachlan still fights for House seat


Mike McLachlan

J. Paul Brown

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Democratic incumbent Mike McLachlan is fighting tooth and nail to maintain his position as the House District 59 representative.

Fri
07
Nov

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Demons again defeated by Resurrection Christian at state

By Bill Tiedje
 
 
For the second year in a row, the Ridgway Demons volleyball squad have been kept out of the state tournament semi-finals by Resurrection Christian of Loveland.
 
Fri
07
Nov

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC approves CR 361 improvement project

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com
 

County Road 361 is one step closer to major improvements, as the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday awarded the project to bidder EarthTech West II.

Wed
05
Nov

OURAY SCHOOL: 3B passes in landslide victory

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It was a major victory for Ouray School with the passage of Proposition 3B, an effort to fund up to $2.7 million in necessary repairs at the school, including a much needed roof replacement.

Wed
05
Nov

CITY OF OURAY: Voters say yes to de-Brucing, no to marijuana

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Marijuana businesses will need to look elsewhere as Ouray's voters denied potential retailers the opportunity to set up shop in town.

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