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Wed
10
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Jackson appointed county judge

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Taking the helm in the courthouse, attorney Cory Jackson will serve as the new county court judge.

Tue
09
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Snowmobile safety class offered

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Winter is settling in on Colorado and snowmobile season is starting. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds snowmobilers to travel safely this winter and to review state regulations that apply to this recreational activity.

Tue
09
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: New emergency notification system test scheduled

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ouray County will be testing the new CodeRED system with an all-county call on Dec. 18 at noon. At that time citizens and businesses will receive a CodeRED test call on their landlines and registered cell phones.

Tue
09
Dec

COLORADO: 'Tis the season for auto theft

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

A statewide public awareness campaign is warning Coloradans about the dangers of leaving cars running unattended. Auto theft rose five percent in 2013.

Tue
09
Dec

COLORADO: Help with heating bills available

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) has begun accepting applications for its 2014-15 season.

Mon
08
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Time to apply for SMPA scholarships

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is accepting applications for its 2015 academic scholarships. The co-op awards 10 scholarships totaling $24,000 to graduating seniors from across the service territory. Applicants must attend school within SMPA’s service territory, be a dependent of an SMPA member, be on schedule to graduate in 2015 and plan to attend a secondary education institution.

Mon
08
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Businesses eligible for state tax credits

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ouray County is one of 29 Colorado counties that qualify for Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone status for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.

Mon
08
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Education foundation's fundraiser to include "casino night"

Plaindealer Staff Reporter
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Mount Sneffels Education Foundation fundraiser next year will feature Vegas-style gaming, complete with professional dealers, that will highlight an evening packed with live musical entertainment.

Mon
08
Dec

OURAY COUNTY Taking pride in 30 years of holiday support


(Left to right) Students in Jennifer Jossi's Transition/Life Skills class Shea Wolford, Tai Saunders and Deborah Ragle constructed each of the angels on the Ouray County Cares Angel Trees. Each angel has a gift wish for a specific child in need in Ouray County. Angel Trees are located in both Ridgway schools, the Ouray School, both Citizen's Bank locations and the Ridgway Library. Gift donations must be returned no later than Wednesday, Dec. 17 to be delivered in time for the holidays. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

For the past three decades, the holidays in Ouray County have been made a little brighter for those in need thanks to the Ouray County Cares program.

Sat
06
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: Vandals strike community Christmas tree


The community Christmas tree was believed to be run over early Wednesday morning. Courtesy photo by Justin Perry

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Not even a week after its erection, the community Christmas tree became the victim of vandalism.

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