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Wed
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: County roads and conditions a top concern for BOCC

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Road conditions and maintenance for county roads topped the list of issues in the county during Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY SCHOOL: School board fills staff gaps

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray School will welcome three new faculty members this upcoming school year, replacing the holes left by long-time, beloved teachers.

Wed
23
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Welded Elephant Barbecue returns


One hundred pounds of brisket slow cooked atop Adrian Musgrove's apple wood-fired smoker on the morning of April 18 in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Don't be surprised if you detect the scent of delicious barbecue wafting up from Ridgway's Trail Town this summer.
In coming weeks, Adrian Musgrove will officially open the Welded Elephant Barbecue Shack at a new location in Trail Town across from the distillery.

Wed
23
Apr

CITY OF OURAY: O'Brien's welcomes new owners

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

O’Brien’s Pub and Grill is undergoing a few small changes in the upcoming months as new owner Shawn Dill steps up to the plate at the Irish eatery.

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: Snowpack on track, El Niño rising

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As this winter winds down with a near-average snowpack in the mountains, some signs are beginning to point to a snowy winter next year.

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: Arena project receives angel donation

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

An anonymous donation of $125,000 to the Ouray County fairgrounds arena rebuild project will allow the Ouray County Rodeo Association to install a new arena in addition to the construction of new grandstands this summer.

Sun
20
Apr

Ouray Elks' Easter Egg Scramble 2014, Ridgway


It was a mad dash for colored eggs on Sunday afternoon as dozen of area children participated in the Elks' annual Easter egg scramble in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
Thu
17
Apr

COLORADO: Officials encourage responsible marijuana use during 4/20 celebrations

Special to the Plaindealer

plaindealer@ouraynews.com

 

On Sunday, April 20, marijuana enthusiasts will be able to legally enjoy and celebrate the unofficial holiday dedicated to cannabis.

Now that Coloradans and tourists can legally participate in the recreational consumption of marijuana and celebrate at the many events that will take place statewide, patrons are being encouraged to be informed and abide by state laws and partake in any activities responsibly.

 

Wed
16
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE: Brown to oppose McLachlan in upcoming election

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

In a unanimous decision the District Assembly nominated J Paul Brown as the Republican candidate for the upcoming election for state representative in House District 59.

Wed
16
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Town receives $500k DOLA grant for RAMP project


Town Clerk Pam Kraft swears in Councilor Jim Kavanaugh, Jason Gunning, Mayor John Clark and Rick Weaver for a new term on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Monday, the town of Ridgway learned it will receive a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the town's recently voter-approved $2 million infrastructure bond question.

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