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Thu
26
Nov

OURAY COUNTY Master plan and wildfire up for planning commission

By Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

The county is overdue for a review of its land use master plan, which was last updated in 2001. Planning commissioners last week set a work session for Jan. 5 to hear from consultants regarding proposals and costs for assisting the county with a review next year.


The commission also made plans to tackle revision of the wildfire mitigation section of the land use code, the top priority for the commission, as fixed by a recent Board of County Commissioners resolution.
At least three planning commissioners will attend a West Region Wildfire Council meeting on Dec. 8 in Montrose. On Jan. 19, WRWC will make a presentation to the commission.
In revising the wildfire mitigation section...

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Wed
25
Nov

Duce back on slopes for US team

By Alan Todd
atodd@ouraynews.com

Ouray native Heidi Jo Duce is hitting the slopes again for the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding national team.


Duce, 25, who now resides in Winter Park and whose Paralympics career spans to 2013, has won multiple medals throughout her career.
This year she is part of a 21-person team that is in the beginning of its competitive season, with the first snowboard world cup held this past weekend, Nov. 18-20, in Landgraaf, Netherlands. Duce placed...

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Wed
25
Nov

OURAY COUNTY State patrol investigating fatality on Red Mountain Pass

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Colorado State Patrol is investigating the cause of a one-person fatality on Red Mountain Pass after a car went off the road and down the embankment.


The body of the driver, Yongsheng Liu, 37, was recovered about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. Liu was the only person in the vehicle.
Investigating trooper Matt Lubbes said...

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Wed
25
Nov

OURAY COUNTY Ouray County Cares extends hand to families in need

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

When John Billings of Billings Artworks moved to Ridgway in 1993, he was taken aback at the helpful nature of the county.

Tue
24
Nov

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: Dubroff begins first season as Lady Demons basketball coach

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

For as long as Adam Dubroff can remember, basketball has been a part of his life.

Fri
20
Nov

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC plows through winter maintenance agreements

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's beginning to look a lot like winter in Ouray County. Inches upon inches of snow have buried streets indicating that it's time for the Board of County Commissioners to once again sign off on winter maintenance agreements for county roads.

Fri
20
Nov

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: ‘Sports n’ Shorts 2’ hopes to create comedy sports league

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Laughing hysterically is the name of the game in Ridgway Secondary School theatre department’s upcoming presentation of ‘Comedy Sports n’ Shorts 2: Scenes from the School’ on Dec. 7.  

Thu
19
Nov

CITY OF OURAY: Planning a counter attack on dead

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As the seasons pass, the sight of the forests surrounding Ouray becomes more and more unsettling. The voracious appetite of the fir engraver beetle continues to wreak havoc on the once lusciously green landscape, leaving behind the withered brown leaves of dead trees.

Thu
19
Nov

RIDGWAY: Small daycares categorized as accessory use to residence

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynew.com

Daycare categorization and regulation, a subject that was previously discussed at a town planning commission session Oct. 27, was moved into action as the first ordinance of the year at the Nov. 11 Ridgway Town Council meeting.

Thu
19
Nov

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: Thomas, Taplin appointed to Ridgway School Board

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Board of Education appointed two new members after a question and answer session with four candidates Tuesday evening.

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