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07
Nov
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CITY OF OURAY Ferguson and Boyd elected to council, Larson assumes position as mayor

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Election season comes to a close as John Ferguson and Glenn Boyd were elected to four-year terms to fill the two open seats on city council.
Returning for a second term, incumbent Ferguson attracted 211 votes, which came in at 25.64 percent of total votes cast in a field of five candidates. Ferguson was appointed to council in 2010 and took on the role of mayor pro tem earlier this year. He said it's nice to actually be elected and have his position on council validated and that he is looking forward to continue work with his fellow councilors.
"I do appreciate voters and their support of my willingness to work with councilors and staff to make the city a vibrant community," he said.
Joining council is the youngest of the

Thu
07
Nov
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OURAY SCHOOL Mort secures second term, Fedel and Ross join school board

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

New faces will help lead the education front in Ouray as district voters elected Jennifer Fedel and Jane Ross along with incumbent Don Mort to the school board.
Remaining on the board for a second term, retired school teacher Don Mort secured 458 votes, 26.29 percent of total votes cast. Already knowing much of the ins and outs of the board's role and processes, Mort is excited to work with a new team on the school board.
"It's good for us and it's good for the school," said Mort, regarding the level of experience both

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Thu
07
Nov
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RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Incumbents reelected, new faces on school board

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Two incumbents, Steve Larivee and Bart Skalla, and two newcomers, Greg Lawler and Heather Yeowell, were elected to the Ridgway School Board on Nov. 5.
Larivee was reelected for a two year term with 542 votes (55.48 percent). Marjorie Stevenson, also vying for the sole two year seat, received 435 votes (44.52 percent).
Larivee thanked his supporters for their faith in him to carry on their number one priority of...

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Thu
07
Nov
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TOWN OF RIDGWAY Bag It! Ridgway

By Bill Tiedje
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Ridgway student Willow Krois has started a campaign to create awareness and reduce the use of single use disposable plastics in Ridgway, including showings of the 2010 documentary film "Bag It" which exposes the pitfalls of too much plastic.
A free showing of "Bag It" will be held at the Sherbino Theater on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Reusable canvas bags will also be sold at the event to support Bag It! Ridgway's future plans for plastic reduction awareness.

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07
Nov
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CITY OF OURAY Nutcracker Sweets dances into town this weekend

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Weehawken Creative Arts is getting in the holiday spirit with an abbreviated interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker" in Ouray this weekend.
Dubbed “Nutcracker Sweets,” the shortened version of the popular ballet will run this month as the organization will offer a new holiday production, "The Polar Express," in December. Traditionally, Weehawken hosted the full performance of "The Nutcracker" in December while putting on shorter productions in November.
“It’s in part because of wanting to offer some variety and also in part due to the types and levels of dancers that we have,” said Stephanie Wallin, Weehawken’s Director of Programming and Administration.

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Ridgway Demons volleyball goes to State

After defeating Telluride but falling to Meeker in the regional high school volleyball competition, Ridgway was selected as a Class 2A Wild Card based on the team's MaxPreps rankings, earning them a spot in the state competition.
The Ridgway Demons volleyball squad will again face Meeker on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Denver Coliseum to compete against 11 other teams for the Colorado Class 2A volleyball title.
During regional competition held in the Ridgway gymnasium on Sat. Nov. 2., a large crowd of supporters watched as Ridgway battled Telluride and Meeker. Ridgway's regional match versus Telluride ended with a closely contested 26 to 24 victory; however, after also defeating Telluride, Meeker took the top spot after beating Ridgway in four games.

Photos by Bill Tiedje.

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02
Nov
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OURAY Halloween snapshots

Photos of Halloween night in Ouray by Sheridan Block.

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OURAY SCHOOL Students will have opportunity to jump start career with technical enrollment

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Following graduation, many high school students aren’t exactly sure what to do with the rest of their lives, and that’s okay.
Ouray and Ridgway guidance counselor Rick Williams said not every student will go to college. While some may continue on to pursue a four year-plus degree, some may join the military, and others will jump right into the work force.
In order to bridge the gap between high school graduation and a future career, Williams presented the idea of a dual enrollment program with the Delta Montrose Technical College to the Ouray School Board on Monday evening.

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