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Sat
23
Apr

New restaurant moving into town

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


City council on Monday approved a liquor license request for a new restaurant and bar moving into Ouray on the north end of town.
Council also learned Ouray Police Department arranged a community meeting with Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials for May 11 at 7 p.m. in the community center. This will be a time to discuss CPW’s role with bear safety in the city and develop a community-wide plan to address the issue.
Two Rascals Brewing Tacos and Taps owner Teresa Leonardi said they will serve Two Rascals beer, but the establishment is separate from Two Rascals Brewing in Montrose.
Two Rascals will be located at 920 Main St., in the three buildings that used to house a coffee shop, deli and retail space.
Kat Papenbrock, Ouray Chamber Resort Association executive director, said she hopes Two Rascals will help pull foot traffic up Main Street.

Fri
22
Apr

More funds to fuel pool project

Thu
21
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 Alaimo apprehended in Pennsylvania

Joseph Alaimo, 50, was apphrended in Point Township, Pennsylvania April 4 on charges of sexual assault and possession of a controlled substance. Alaimo is the former proprietor of Trail Town Still in Ridgway, a practicing veterinarian and writes a monthly science column for the Plaindealer.

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


A former resident and business owner in the town of Ridgway was arrested April 4 by U.S. Marshals in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on charges of sexual assault and drug possession.


The arrest stems from a warrant issued by the Ridgway Marshal’s office March 29 charging Joseph Alaimo, 50, with sexual assault and possession of a controlled substance in Ridgway.
The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force was called in to assist in Alaimo’s apprehension on the 200 block of Point Township Drive in Point Township, Pennsylvania, after the suspect could not be located in Ouray County. He was then handed to Northumberland County officials for judicial proceedings.
Alaimo was the former...

Tue
19
Apr
Mon
18
Apr

OURAY COUNTY 
Governor signs off on OHV bill

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


The latest version of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle bill, HB16-1030, became the most successful when it was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday.
The bill, which was introduced last January, allows OHV operators to directly cross a roadway, including a state highway, at an at-grade crossing.
In addition, the acting governing body in an area gains the ability to regulate OHVs on public lands, waters and properties under its jurisdiction, including streets and highways within its boundaries.
The bill also clears the acting body from being inconsistent or in conflict with Colorado statutes, which  prevented counties from applying for certain grants.
The bill was sponsored by J. Paul Brown (R-Ignacio).
 

Sat
16
Apr

Pledge to kick off meetings

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Ouray City Council on April 4 voted to begin meetings by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
The issue raised heated discussion from council members and members of the community in previous meetings. It has been a topic of discussion since early January.
Mayor Pam Larson and council members Bette Maurer and Glenn Boyd voted in favor of saying the pledge. Council member Dee Hilton voted against it.
Council member Dawn Glanc was not in attendance. She had expressed opposition to saying the pledge in former discussions. However, even with Glanc's vote pro or con, the motion to say the pledge would have passed with a majority.

Sat
16
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY 
Axel Project Bike Classic canceled

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

The annual Axel Project Bike Classic scheduled for Sept. 3 has been canceled for this year due to chip seal work by Colorado Department of Transportation on CO 62.


“CDOT has graciously committed to suspend work the weekend of the Bike Classic,” said Randy Charette in the email announcing the cancellation. “However, we know from previous experience that it can take weeks for chip seal to fully set.”
Charrette added that chip seal can create road conditions dangerous to cyclists.
“Passing cars may kick up loose rocks at our riders,” he said. “There is also the risk of loose gravel on the descent.”
However, the Axel Project plans to return with the Bike Classic next year, as road construction will be complete and ready for riders.  
 

Fri
15
Apr

Barrier on Gold Belt trail torn down

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


Bob Risch, president of Ouray Trail Group, wrote a letter to the editor last week expressing his concern about a barrier blocking the Gold Belt hiking trail north of Ouray. The trail is a public right of way, and a sign on the barrier indicated it was put in place by Ouray 79 Mining LLC with a permit from the Colorado Mine Reclamation Board.
The Plaindealer reached out to the owner of Ouray 79 Mining but received no comment.
According to Risch, an unknown party tore down the barrier just a few days ago. He's not sure who removed the barrier but said the trail group is not responsible.
"Our preference is that it should have been disassembled if it was going to be removed at some point," he said. "Where it is now it's going to be hard to retrieve, or it will be there for a long time."

Fri
15
Apr

OURAY COUNTY 
Proposed pot regulation combines existing ordinances

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Aiming to make county marijuana regulations as clear as possible, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed a draft revision created from two years of experience dealing with applicants and the state.

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