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Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Explore different forms of poetry with Weehawken

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Weehawken Creative Arts is offering a four-week creative writing class led by Beth Paulson. The class is for ages 16 and up and is every Wednesday, Feb. 4-25, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Mon
02
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE Options for landowners in cuckoo and grouse listings


A pair of Gunnison sage grouse. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Federal protections are now in place for the Gunnison sage grouse and western yellow billed cuckoo, two bird species known to occur in portions of Ouray County; however, Grand Junction-based U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist John Toolen explains that the Endangered Species Act offers flexibility for landowners who are working to expedite the recovery of these species.

Sat
31
Jan
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OURAY COUNTY: Longtime guide dies in ice climbing accident


Press release from SJCSO. Courtesy Silverton Standard and The Miner.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

 

A guided climb ended in tragedy when longtime climbing instructor Mark Miller fell to his death on a route in San Juan County.

Fri
30
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE: 2015 Power of Knowledge tournament a success

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ouray and Ridgway schools were successful in San Miguel Power Association, Inc.’s 2015 Power of Knowledge Tournament at Telluride Middle School/High School on Monday, Jan. 26. Other schools in the competition were Telluride, Norwood, Nucla, Dolores, Dove Creek and Ignacio.

Fri
30
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Inspirational Chick featured in annual fundraiser


Extreme skier Kim Havell will lead the presentation during the Chicks with Picks fundraiser on Saturday. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Serious snow shredder and extreme skier Kim Havell will headline part two of the annual Chicks with Picks presentation and auction on Saturday night.

Fri
30
Jan

OURAY SCHOOL: Board considers funding commitments

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With construction slated to begin this summer, the Ouray School Board is working to secure contracts before breaking ground. During its regular meeting on Monday, the board reviewed how it will commit funds to contractors throughout the capital project.

Fri
30
Jan

OURAY COUNTY Rockfall mitigation project starting this spring


Construction will begin as early as March and could last through the fall on the Colorado Department of Transportation's rock fall mitigation project on US 550 north of Ridgway. Crews will remove 1,500 feet of rock face to reduce rock fall in the area. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Construction is slated to begin as early as March on the Colorado Department of Transportation's rockfall mitigation project on US 550 north of Ridgway near the intersection with County Road 24.

Thu
29
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Pile burning possibly Friday in Amphitheater

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Ouray Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests plans to burn approximately 20 piles in the Amphitheater Campground near Ouray.

Thu
29
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: Long may retain position

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

If the county can find a way to financially support another hire, longtime fairgrounds manager Susan Long may stick around for her position.

Thu
29
Jan

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Four seats up for election on town council

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Four seats on Ridgway Town Council are up for election during the regular Ridgway municipal elections on Apr. 7.

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