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Thu
21
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail still growing


The City of Montrose has applied for a grant to extend the paved portion of Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail south from Montrose for an additional 2.8 miles. This portion of the trail, located on the west side of the frontage road, is not currently paved. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Connecting the communities of Ridgway and Montrose to the river of its namesake, the Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail continues to grow slowly and steadily, bringing increased river access and natural space for the enjoyment of the region.

Thu
21
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: TCAP scores show continued excellence, room for growth

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Teachers and staff at Ouray School will adjust their goals and focuses for student success after receiving results from last year's state standardized test.

Thu
21
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Hilton and Cockle appointed to council

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Business owner Dee Hilton and real estate broker Carl Cockle will join city council after being appointed to fill the two vacancies on the board. Hilton, owner of the Wildflower Boutique on Main Street, will replace former councilor John Ferguson for a three and a half year term and Cockle, owner of Ouray County Properties, will fill in the remaining year and a half term left open by Richard Kersen.

Wed
20
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Fortune Minerals leads CR 26A road work

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

County Road 26A remains closed between Liberty Mine and the top of Governor Basin this week as mine operator Fortune Minerals leads road improvement efforts near the Revenue mine.

Sun
17
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Filling council vacancies: Here's how it works...

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

City council will appoint two new members during its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. This will be the second time this year and the third time since last summer that council has had to fill vacancies on the board.

Fri
15
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Who's applying for city council?

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With six hopefuls applying for the two city council vacancies, the Plaindealer interviewed each of the candidates to give the community an idea of their qualifications and stances on local issues. At the time of press, candidate Kevin Koprek did not return calls requesting comment. Each applicant submitted a letter of intent to the city explaining their interest and qualifications for city council. Those letters are available to review by clicking on this link.

Fri
15
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Improvement project materials, timing and construction discussed

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Preliminary designs for Ridgway's downtown and SH 62 improvement project were unveiled during a meeting hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the town on Tuesday night.

Fri
15
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Camping amendment considered

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners discussed possible sanitation and screening amendments to the county's long-term camping permit regulations after hearing complaints from several members of the Dallas Meadows Homeowners Association on Tuesday.

Thu
14
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Funding granted for Sawtooth Ranch reservation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Preservation of Sawtooth Mountain Ranch was secured last week with $3 million in funding through the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program.

Thu
14
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Riding in for the Axel Project

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Bicyclists from across the country will visit Ridgway on Aug. 30 to participate in the Axel Project Bicycle Classic, including 80-mile, 40-mile and kids' routes, plus live music and a post-ride celebration in Hartwell Park.

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