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Fri
31
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Changes to downtown street designs debated

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The streets in downtown Ridgway will likely be paved with standard asphalt instead of asphalt with a red chip seal on top as originally proposed.

Thu
30
Jul

WESTERN SLOPE: Ouray agencies talk dispatch

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The tug-of-war battle between Montrose County and the City of Montrose regarding dispatch services has left smaller regional agencies, including Ouray County dispatch users, twiddling their thumbs and hoping for the best. However, it seems Montrose County is making an effort to include smaller user groups in the dispatch discussion. County entities were invited to a meeting on Monday, July 27, at the Ouray County Land Use facility.

Thu
30
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Get ready to Rendezvous

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

For one weekend in August each year, artisans, families and art lovers from across the Western Slope descend on Hartwell Park for the annual Ridgway Rendezvous Art and Crafts Festival hosted by Weehawken Creative Arts.

Wed
29
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Motorcyclist injured in Red Mountain Pass accident

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

One individual is recovering from serious injuries after sliding off his motorcycle on US 550 Monday afternoon.


According to Colorado State Patrol reports, 59-year-old George Maier from Germany lost control of his 2014 Harley Davidson Softail at milemarker 82 while traveling eastbound (north). He was the only person on the vehicle.

Public Information Officer Nate Reid said the vehicle...

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Wed
29
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Police attacker detained

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Morgan Walker, the man who attacked a Ouray police officer and Ouray County deputy earlier this month, was arrested in Montrose on Monday night, July 27.

Tue
28
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Council and PC to review final streetscape designs tonight

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

Tonight, July 28, at Ridgway Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. the Ridgway Town Council and Ridgway Planning Commission will review final design details for the RAMP Up! Ridgway project.

Mon
27
Jul

OURAY COUNTY The freedom to climb

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Professional alpine guide Danika Gilbert of Ridgway is used to teaching people to climb mountains, but her upcoming expedition in Afghanistan to lead 12 young women up that country's highest peak is a tall feat even for her.

Fri
24
Jul

OURAY COUNTY The story of "Jaime and Jack"

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

Written by the local mother and daughter team of Nancy Donegan and Evie Carrick, "Jaime and Jack" is the story of a caring and fun-loving young woman and her mischievous little dog.



The children's book is for everyone who loved Jaime Scoville, a Ridgway resident who passed away in March 2014.
A close childhood friend of Scoville's, Carrick said she wrote the first draft of "Jaime and Jack" on a train in India while on her honeymoon last spring.

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Thu
23
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Budget appropriate pool renovations reviewed


DHM Design presented its latest design to city council during a work session on Tuesday.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Pool renovations are not cheap. City council quickly remembered this fact as it continued to pick apart the latest design proposal, trying to find the right balance between wants and can-affords.

Thu
23
Jul

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Improving in science and social studies

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com


In their second year taking the Colorado Measures of Academic Success science and social studies tests, Ridgway's elementary and middle school students are showing improvement across the board.

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