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Thu
08
May

CITY OF OURAY: Citizens encouraged to protect trees from fir beetles

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The warm, dry months of summer are only a few weeks away and with that, the threat of hungry bark beetles looms over Ouray’s dwindling number of fir trees. As bark beetles prepare their search for new host trees in the city’s forests, citizens are encouraged to take action against these destructive insects.

Tue
06
May

CITY OF OURAY: Loans available for businesses impacted by Red Mountain Pass closure

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

When rockslides shut down Red Mountain Pass for nearly a month in January, businesses in Ouray and Silverton received an economic blow. Now that the pass is temporarily closed again during the weeks of May, businesses fear another period of financial adversity.

 

Mon
05
May

COLORADO: Concerns with Public Trust run deeper than clean water

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

In an attempt to protect Colorado’s natural resources, the Public Trust Initiative is again trying to make waves and earn its spot on ballots this year. While the initiative aims to secure protection for the state’s precious resources — particularly water — many local ranchers and water users are vehemently against the proposed measure.

Fri
02
May

OURAY COUNTY HOA changes in Colorado

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Presenting information on new state requirements for homeowners' associations in Colorado, Gary Kujawski, HOA Information Officer with the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA), spoke to HOA residents, board members and managers during an educational session held in Ridgway on April 25.

Fri
02
May

OURAY COUNTY: Cedar Hill Cemetery manages to make ends meet on a tight budget

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Since the 1800s, the Cedar Hill Cemetery has been the site where Ouray residents and their loved ones were laid to rest. Over the years, however, the cemetery has been met with struggle after struggle, and in most cases the hardships could be narrowed down to one thing: money.

Thu
01
May

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Board votes 4 to 1 against Hobbs' contract renewal

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

 

Ridgway School Board voted 4 to 1 not to renew secondary principal Jim Bob Hobbs' contract at a regular meeting on Monday. 

Thu
01
May

WESTERN SLOPE: Ryan recovering from 1,800-foot fall

By Sheridan Block and Alan Todd
sheridan@ouraynews.com
atodd@ouraynews.com

Despite a terrible ski accident in Telluride last week, Ridgway outdoorsman Joe Ryan is back home from the hospital and well on the road to recovery.

Wed
30
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Ridgway's finest help a friend


This propeller sculpture, crafted by Dave Miss, will be auctioned off at the benefit concert for his wife on Friday, May 4, at the Sherbino Theater. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

In a time of need, the close relationships and community support of small towns like Ridgway shine.

Sat
26
Apr
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RIDGWAY: Ryan survives fall from 1,800 feet


Photo by Alan Todd Joe Ryan gives the "victory" sign while recovering at St. Mary's Hospital after surviving a fall of 1,800 feet while skiing on Wilson Peak.

By Alan Todd
atodd@ouraynews.com

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