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30
Oct

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Town budget priorities stable for 2016

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com


At the town of Ridgway's Budget Open House on Sept. 24, town council members and staff shared details about ongoing town projects and solicited community input for the town's budget priorities in 2016.
The Town of Ridgway's 2016 budget has not been drafted yet, but Ridgway Mayor John Clark said it is not likely there will be major changes in the town's budget priorities this year.
Clark said the town will predominantly focus on completing the downtown paving and infrastructure project for a number of years.
"That's what we heard from the public," Clark said.
In December 2013, council voted to commit a large portion (50 percent or $50,000 whichever is greater) of the town's Capital Improvements Plan 0.6 percent sales tax to the downtown streetscape project during a hotly debated public meeting.

Fri
30
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: All ballots must be received by Nov. 3

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

In case you haven't read the information enclosed in your ballot that was mailed to you from Michelle Nauer, county clerk, here are some guidelines to ensure that your vote counts this election.

Fri
30
Oct

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Planning commission considering 2016 priorities

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Ridgway Planning Commission mulled over priorities for 2016 after quickly dispatching an agreement to allow construction of parking spaces for condominiums on Sherman Street.
Town Manager Jen Coates asked commissioners to come up with priorities they would like Ridgway Town Council to assign them for review next year.
By far the most important issue among commissioners was affordable housing. They wondered about a way to incentivize construction of affordable housing and whether a needs assessment would be helpful.
Coates said the town is asking Ouray County Housing Authority to look at a 2011 assessment and see if it needs to be revised and updated.
Chair Brian Scranton suggested the commission consider...

Fri
30
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: Contract negotiations point toward progress with Second Chance

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Despite the thick tension and false accusations that bubbled during last week’s face off between city council and Second Chance Humane Society, reconciliation could be within reach following a review of service agreement Monday afternoon, Oct. 26.

Fri
30
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC"s first half revolves around land issues

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

The first half of the Ouray Board of County Commissioners meeting tackled several issues pertaining to land, as well as covered general business.

Thu
29
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Changes made to marijuana cultivation ordinance

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As the first year of regulating marijuana cultivation facilities comes to a close, the Board of County Commissioners is gearing up for next year by amending its existing marijuana licensing and permitting ordinance, when even more industry hopefuls are looking to make their way into the local market.

Thu
29
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: What to do on Halloween?

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Revelers have plenty of options to celebrate Halloween this year.

Thu
29
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Mutual aid a possibliity between water companies

Fri
23
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: Pool project much more than re-design

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Climbing walls and soaking pools, splash pads and water falls -- it's easy to get excited about the visual improvements that will take over the Hot Springs Pool. Many enthusiastically welcome the changes, eager to see a fresh design that is sure to attract another million visitors each year while others balk at the $8.2 million price tag accompanied by only a handful of colorful pool designs to justify it.

Fri
23
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: Massard Trust wants to help improve road surface

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Many are familiar with the generous givings of the Frank R. Massard Trust, a local group dedicated to funding small grant awards to local non-profits. However, the trustees are hoping to expand their contributions to the community on another level, proposing a $10,000 donation to help improve road conditions within the city.

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