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30
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: Matterhorn under new ownership

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Out with the old, in with the new. The Matterhorn Inn motel on 6th Avenue has undergone a number of changes in the last few months, all starting with brand new ownership.

Mon
30
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Ridgway student summits "El Cap"


Chance Ronemus (left) and climbing partner Alex Young on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Chance Ronemus, 16, of Ridgway summited the nearly 3,000-foot El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park on June 11 after three days and two nights of climbing that included a sizable fall from a leading position.

Fri
27
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Land use code again is flashpoint for disagreement

By Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Despite citizen complaints Tuesday morning to the Board of County Commissioners with regard to the county's ongoing clean-up of the land use code, the Ouray County Planning Commission met Tuesday night with just one member of the public (and the Plaindealer) in attendance. The PC took up review of the BOCC's recommended changes to three sections of the code and draft of a new section.

Thu
26
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: CDOT plans more Red Mountain Pass work

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Further repairs and more road closures are expected later this year when the Colorado Department of Transportation returns to Red Mountain Pass to initiate "Phase 3" of its rockfall mitigation work.

Thu
26
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Ridgway Real Estate moves downtown


John Meltzer, co-owner of Ridgway Real Estate, in front of the business' new location next to the True Grit Cafe in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Ridgway Real Estate has started a new chapter in the business's three decade history, moving to a new location next to the True Grit Cafe in downtown Ridgway.

Mon
23
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: Council weighs in on pot ballot questions

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As decided by city council last year, voters in November will determine whether or not retail and other commercial pot businesses have any place in Ouray. However, council and city staff still have much work to be done before the election, including drafting appropriate ballot language for the issues.

Mon
23
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Town buys into solar array


The Community Solar Array, located west of Naturita in Paradox Valley, has a total of 4,854 panels, creating enough electricity to supply roughly 250 homes. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The town of Ridgway will buy 10 panels from the San Miguel Power Association's Community Solar Array in Paradox Valley, investing in renewable energy and lowering energy bills over time.

Fri
20
Jun

OURAY SCHOOL: Student to compete in FBLA cyber security nationals

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Representing Ouray School, junior Sam Rondinelli will showcase his knowledge and wits in cyber security when he competes at the Future Business Leaders of America’s national conference later this month.

Fri
20
Jun

WESTERN SLOPE Lynx recovery in Colorado


Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Courtesy photo by Colorado Parks and Wildlife

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Since its listing as "threatened" species in 2000, the elusive Canada lynx has benefitted from consideration in national forest planning documents, but climate change, combined with the species' unsteady life history of rapid population growth and contraction, may slow the recovery process.

Thu
19
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Fossey dies unexpectedly

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

County and former city employee Dan Fossey died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, June 16.

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