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COLORADO: DUIs on the rise as tokers drive high

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The state has entered a new era of impaired driving, and the Colorado State Patrol is hoping to stamp out the blaze before it becomes a threat.

Mon
09
Mar

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Trimester grading at Ridgway Elementary

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Starting next fall, Ridgway Elementary School may transition to a trimester grading schedule to increase teachers’ instruction time with fewer reporting periods than the current semester format, divided into four quarters.

Fri
06
Mar

OURAY SCHOOL: It's Trojans vs. Spartans at regionals

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After claiming victory over their competition at the District 1A tournament in Olathe last weekend, the Ouray Trojans march to battle in Glenwood Springs for the regional basketball tournament on Saturday. The boys will face one opponent in the epic elimination round: the Denver Waldorf Spartans.

Fri
06
Mar

CITY OF OURAY: Two men, a park bench and a story of connection

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A park bench. It's the sole setting for “The Zoo Story,” a production organized by the Ouray County Players that will run at the Wright Opera House this weekend.

Fri
06
Mar

OURAY COUNTY Advice on how to give advice

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners and the Ouray County Planning Commission exchanged thoughts and ideas on their roles in the land use planning process during a joint work session on Tuesday.

Thu
05
Mar

OURAY COUNTY: Accepting death on foreign land

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Jun Junge had a long week. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, he spent most of his day on a flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Durango. The following morning, he and a friend rented a car and cautiously drove through a snow storm to Ouray. The drive over Red Mountain Pass was both scenic and painful; it was from this very road that Junge’s brother plunged to his death just a week ago.

Thu
05
Mar

OURAY COUNTY Learn about mining history, reclamation and preservation

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In a two part lecture, community members will learn about the mine archaeology and reclamation efforts in the San Juan Mountains at the Sherbino Theater on Mar. 6.

Wed
04
Mar

WESTERN SLOPE: Fines fired at McLachlan

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Former District 59 State Rep. Mike McLachlan paid $2,660 to the state this week after he was charged with violating campaign finance laws during his re-election bid last year.

Wed
04
Mar

OURAY COUNTY: Residents rally for CR 1 improvements

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The short-staffed Road and Bridge Committee were overwhelmed on Monday as dozens of County Road 1 residents piled into the Land Use meeting room.

Wed
04
Mar

OURAY COUNTY: Avalanches shut down pass for two days

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After nearly two full days of closure, Red Mountain Pass re-opened to traffic Tuesday evening following avalanche reduction work by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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