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Fri
01
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE San Juan Skyway turns 25


The San Juan Skyway, a Colorado Historic and Scenic Byway, turns 25 this year. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

This year the San Juan Skyway celebrates its 25th anniversary as a Colorado Historic and Scenic Byway, and a series of meetings is planned to discuss the future of the iconic Southwest Colorado loop.

Thu
31
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Ouray 100 mile race kicks off this weekend

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

One hundred miles. That’s roughly 250,000 steps that runners will take throughout their journey this weekend through the San Juans, during the first-ever Ouray 100 ultramarathon.

Thu
31
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Prospects look positive for Revenue mine's preliminary report

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Everything is full steam ahead at the Revenue mine as new owner Fortune Minerals has started to settle in. Last week, the first haul of concentrate was shipped off and delivered to Teck’s Trail Smelter in British Columbia for processing, and on July 24 the company released the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) report for the historic mine.

Wed
30
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Motorcycle accident victim identified

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Fifty-nine year old Teus Abbas, a resident of Yuma, Arizona, was identified as the victim of the fatal motorcycle accident that occurred Tuesday night, July 15.

Wed
30
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Driver transported by helicopter after accident

By Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

A Nissan pickup truck overturned about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning on County Road 24A, just south of Dallas Creek. Ouray County EMS transported the female driver, 23-year-old Caja Ashcroft, to the fairgrounds, where a CareFlight helicopter picked her up.

Mon
28
Jul

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Budget approved, health survey results considered

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The upcoming year's budget and a survey of youth's risky behaviors were among the topics discussed at the Ridgway School Board meeting on June 30.

Mon
28
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Stakeholders emphasize pedestrian-friendly downtown

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In response to public comments, the Ridgway downtown infrastructure project slated for 2016 will likely continue two-way traffic along Clinton and Laura streets, while parallel parking and 14 foot wide sidewalks along Clinton will help to maintain a pedestrian-friendly feel.

Sat
26
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Crime — and reporting — limited

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

None of the county's three law enforcement agencies reported any crime statistics under the voluntary federal Uniform Crime Reporting program in 2013.
Sheriff Dominic "Junior" Mattivi explained his department did not deal with any major crimes last year.

Fri
25
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Morgenthaler says goodbye to city

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Following two and a half years of work with Ouray's city administration, Community Development Coordinator Ann Morgenthaler will be pursuing other opportunities in the Town of Telluride.
Morgenthaler will take the role of "Planner II" for the town, working primarily in planning and zoning with Telluride's building director and architectural review staff.

Fri
25
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Bus service returns


Road Runner Stage Lines will make daily stops at the Ridgway Visitor’s Center. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

With an official ribbon-cutting event on July 23, Road Runner Stage Lines' bus service began a daily route passing through Ridgway in route from Durango to Grand Junction.

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