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Thu
08
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: Willis remembered for love of people and outdoors


Courtesy photo

Willis (center) and Ferguson (right) with a friend on a winter climb. Courtesy photo.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A somber spirit spread throughout the county this week. Early on the morning of New Year's Day, Benton "Cody" Willis, 30, was killed in a tragic accident north of Ouray.

Thu
08
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Green Street Park plan approved

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Planning Commission enthusiastically and unanimously approved the Green Street Park concept plan on Monday, including a new location for the Ridgway Community Garden, but the garden will likely be without a home until 2017.

Wed
07
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY New pastor welcomed


Rev. Leslie Wood. Courtesy photo

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

United Church of the San Juans has a new pastor. Reverend Leslie Wood arrived in Ridgway this week to lead the multi-denominational church, located at the corner of Lena and Charles streets in Ridgway.

Tue
06
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Open Bard features CO Springs poet


Mary Margaret Alvarado. Courtesy photo

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Mary Margaret Alvarado from Colorado Springs will be the featured poet in the Open Bard Poetry Series on Jan. 8.  

Mon
05
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Broomball unites community

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

For over 10 years, Ouray resident Tom Tyler has taken to the Rotary Park Ice Rink, broom in hand, ready to sweep the competition. Despite losing the broomball championship to competition from Ridgway last year, Tyler's team of locals — called The Tundra — look to regain their title this season.

Mon
05
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY A shared passion for art on display

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Two artists with different styles at different times in their lives will display their artwork together during the Legacy exhibit at Ridgway Public Library starting Jan. 10.

Fri
02
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: New Year's Day accident kills local man


Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The community is left mourning after the new year was accompanied by a tragic accident.

Fri
02
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Big names and more clinics at Ice Fest

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's been 20 years since Ouray first hosted its world-renowned Ice Festival. Next weekend, the Ouray Ice Park will commemorate the milestone and offer ice enthusiasts even more events and entertainment than ever.

Fri
02
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE Gunnison County announces intent to sue over grouse listing

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As federal protections for the Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act took effect on Dec. 22, Gunnison County joined the state of Colorado in announcing its intent to sue the Department of the Interior over the listing decision by its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Thu
01
Jan

OURAY COUNTY Bighorn populations climbing slowly


Bighorn sheep have been sighted frequently near Ouray in recent weeks. These ewes are part of the Cow Creek-Wetterhorn herd. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Sightings of bighorn sheep in and around Ouray have increased along with a slow recovery of species' population in the region, but there are a few things to keep in mind when viewing the state animal.

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