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Tue
09
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Flash flood watch issued

Plaindealer Staff Report

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The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch for portions of southwest Colorado and southeast Utah, including the Uncompahgre River Basin, in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday.

The Flood Watch indicated tropical moisture will reach the Four Corners Region on Tuesday night and may bring widespread heavy rainfall on Wednesday into Thursday.

Small streams in runoff conditions could swell quickly.

 

Tue
09
Jun

OURAY COUNTY SMPA announces dividend payments

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For the third consecutive year San Miguel Power Association, Inc., will be paying out member dividends, also known as capital credits. This year’s total payout is $1,721,479 to members from the years 1986, 1987 and part of 1988 and 1999.

Mon
08
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Sign code changes approved in Land Use Code cleanup

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In a third public hearing on Land Use Code revisions on May 27, the Board of Ouray County Commissioners approved changes to Section 8: Sign Regulations.

Sun
07
Jun

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Fortuna Tierra awards $8k in scholarships

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The Fortuna Tierra Club was pleased to award a total of $8000 in scholarships for 2015. Six scholarships were given to deserving Ridgway Secondary School seniors on Awards Night, May 20. Those students were Patrick Felberg, Alexis Dimpault-Darcy, Sabine Lindler, Quinlan McNatt, Haley Burgess and Rane Dickerson.

Sat
06
Jun

OURAY COUNTY OCPAG hands out scholarship awards

Plaindealer Staff Report
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Ouray County Performing Arts Guild has announced its 2015 scholarship winners. Chiara Degenhardt, graduating from Ouray High School, received $2000 toward her first year of study at Truman State University, where she will minor in music and audition for some of Truman’s fine choirs. 

Fri
05
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Cooperative water efforts get backing from Roundtable

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's a promising sign for local water users that the Gunnison Basin Roundtable unanimously approved recommendations to award grant funding for a countywide water engineering analysis, which would help entities understand water issues and look toward future solutions for the Upper Uncompahgre Basin.

On Tuesday, County Attorney and representative to the Roundtable Marti Whitmore said the group showed "very strong support" for the unifying effort and will forward recommendations to the Colorado Water Conservation Board to approve a total of $50,000 in funding for the project ($25,000 from the statewide fund and $25,000 from the basin's fund in water reserve account set aside by CWCB). The CWCB will not make a decision until its meeting in Montrose in September, which Whitmore plans to attend to represent the project.

Fri
05
Jun

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Playground project breaks ground


Students, staff and community supporters joined the groundbreaking ceremonies at Ridgway Elementary School playground on June 1. The playground renovations, including a new zipline, climbing wall and ADA sidewalk, are scheduled to be completed in time for the start of school this fall. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Monday, June 1, friends, supporters and staff of Ridgway Elementary School gathered for an official groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to the school's playground.

Thu
04
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Military helicopter used in Sneffels rescue


A Colorado Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk lowers Ouray Mountain Rescue Team Member Cory Jackson on Tuesday to rescue two skiers on the north face of Mount Sneffels at 12,600 feet, at the bottom of the Snake Couloir. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray Mountain Rescue Team completed another successful rescue mission on Mt. Sneffels on Tuesday, thanks to the help of a National Guard helicopter.

Thu
04
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Learn to play pickleball


Pickleball is played with a large solid paddle and a perforated plastic ball. The rapidly growing sport is a mix of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The skillful and social sport of pickleball is growing in popularity across the country, and a local group of enthusiasts has started a pickleball club in Ridgway for casual and competitive play.

Wed
03
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: Summer concert opener to be anything but Quiet


Quiet Company Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After months of quiet winter calm, things are about to heat up and get loud in town as the Mountain Air Music Series kicks off with beating drums and bouncy guitar licks. Headlining the first installment of the summer concert sets is Austin, Texas-based award-winning rock band Quiet Company.

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