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Thu
04
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: Council approves temporary parking for large vehicles

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

For the time being, large vehicles may use the city’s chain-up area as an overnight parking spot. During Monday’s meeting, city council approved an emergency measure to allow the Ouray Police Department to regulate the parking of commercial vehicles at the north end of town. The issue was brought to council’s attention by Mayor Pam Larson and Police Chief Justin Perry.

Thu
04
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: Lighting competitions brings holiday spirit to Main Street

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Dusts of snow, strings of lights and festive decorations are one way to bring holiday cheer to Main Street. Another way to bring the merry mood to town is to host a friendly competition among businesses and residences.

Thu
04
Dec

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Lights, Santa, cookies

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

With Christmas lights and baked holiday treats, local shops and residents will officially mark the start of the holidays this weekend with Ridgway Holly Dayz.

Mon
01
Dec

OURAY COUNTY Warming your hearth this winter

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, local loggers are happy to share some tips on keeping the fireplace burning hot this winter.

Fri
28
Nov

OURAY COUNTY: CDOT installs cameras on Red Mountain Pass, Dallas Divide

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As part of the effort to improve its traveler communications network, the Colorado Department of Transportation recently installed new traffic and weather cameras at Red Mountain Pass and Dallas Divide.

Fri
28
Nov

WESTERN SLOPE Roberts to chair Senate Judiciary Committee

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Colorado State Senator Ellen Roberts (District 6) has been selected as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Vice Chair of the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Thu
27
Nov

OURAY COUNTY Planning Commission approves definitions section

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Finishing the last item of the Land Use code clean up process, the Ouray County Planning Commission unanimously approved its recommendations on Section 22: Definitions in a public hearing on Nov. 18.

Wed
26
Nov

COLORADO: Task force can't agree on edible pot

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A task force assigned to improve the state's edible marijuana regulations failed to produce results last week as the group was unable to reach a consensus on how to distinguish pot-infused products. Instead, the working group — made up of regulators, law enforcement, parents and industry workers — sent back several different proposals for the legislature to review in the upcoming session.

Tue
25
Nov

DISTRICT 59: McLachlan concedes, Brown returns to House

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Three weeks after Election Day, the battle for House District 59 is finally over. On Thursday, Nov. 20, Democratic incumbent Mike McLachlan conceded the race to Republican opponent J. Paul Brown.

Mon
24
Nov

OURAY COUNTY Details of sage grouse listing arise

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As legal challenges rise from opposing sides as a result of last week's Endangered Species Act listing of the Gunnison sage grouse, details have emerged about the extent of the protections authorized for the bird.

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