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OURAY COUNTY Timeline for tire cleanup uncertain

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Ouray County will begin accepting bids for removal and proper disposal of partially-buried tires located on Lawrence "Butch" Gunn's property upon receiving a $10,000 deposit from Gunn for the county's services in administering the grant and cleanup process; however, the timeline for cleanup is uncertain.
The Board of County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Gunn on July 23 to apply for a Waste Tire Cleanup Program grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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CITY OF OURAY Local teen hopes to become first female Army Ranger

U.S. Army Cadet Corporal Laura Hanshaw pictured at her graduation from U.S. Army Cadet Ranger School in Kentucky. Hanshaw will be attending New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell this school year. Courtesy photo.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

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TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Fire at God's Rods controlled by quick response

The partially-melted welder which ignited the fire sits next to a power washer used in the volunteer cleanup effort. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

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28
Jul
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Ouray Hotel Auction draws crowd, bidders

Williams and Williams Auctioneers auction off the entire building that includes the Ouray Hotel. The top bid was $600,000, which is being considered by the seller.

Video and story by Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The historic Ouray Hotel, located at 303 6th Ave., sold for $600,000 at Thursday afternoon's auction.

Despite the auctioneer's efforts to coax bidders to go higher, the bid was sold at $600,000 from an online bidder with the username Wildforce. Representatives for Williams & Williams at the auction site could not provide any details on the bidder's identity or location.

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2013 Ourayce Results

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18
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CITY OF OURAY Historic Ouray Hotel to be auctioned

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Rooted in the heart of Ouray, the historic Ouray Hotel could have new owners and possibly a new purpose by the end of the month.
Located at 303 6th Ave., the long-standing Stanislawski-Hess Building will be auctioned off with help from Tulsa-based real estate auctioning company Williams and Williams. The global auction will be held July 25, attracting bidders onsite and online.

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18
Jul
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TOWN OF RIDGWAY Council holds first reading of retail marijuana sales

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Ridgway Town Council oversaw the first reading of an ordinance that would amend town marijuana regulations to include zoning and a cap on the number of marijuana store licenses in order to be consistent with 2013 state marijuana legislation, during its regular meeting on July 10.
Ordinance No. 05-2013 would also prohibit grow co-ops, use of compressed gases in residential settings and commercial storage of marijuana off licensed premises.
The town would not issue local retail marijuana licenses; however, the ordinance would direct the town manager to process and review state retail marijuana licenses for compliance with town ordinances.

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18
Jul
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CITY OF OURAY Council moves with marijuana moratorium, elects replacement for Hansen

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray's back-and-forth debate on retail marijuana came to a temporary end on Monday when city council decided to move forward with a short-term moratorium.
With the deadline quickly approaching for potential retailers to begin applying for licenses at a local level, Monday's meeting was the last possible meeting for discussion on the highly sensitive subject. City council had three options to choose: to draft regulations, to let voters decide or to ban marijuana facilities altogether.

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Strong winds damage trees and buildings around Johnson County

Straight-line winds blew down several trees and limbs in Tecumseh and Sterling when a severe thunderstorm with winds gusting over 70 mph blew through the Johnson County area about 8 a.m., on June 27. The most severe damage in the Tecumseh area occurred at the Johnson County Fairgrounds when a tree fell on the northwest corner of the School Exhibits Building and damaged a portion of the roof and side of the building. It also damaged the windshield and front end of a pickup owned by Lyle and Tammy Laug of Tecumseh, which was stored inside the building. Another tree on the southwest corner of the Food and Crafts building caused damage to that building when it fell against it.

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11
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COLORADO State adopts emergency rules for retail marijuana

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Just in time for deadline, the Colorado Department of Revenue adopted "emergency rules" for the regulation of the state's upcoming retail marijuana industry last week.
As recreational use pot shops are on the verge of opening up around the state as soon as Jan. 1, the DOR's Marijuana Enforcement Division had the responsibility to create a set of temporary rules for statewide governance. Colorado now joins Washington to become the first two states to issue administrative regulations for the marijuana industry.

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