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Council to review police department improvements before any further changes

by Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com
Following a discussion of the KRW assessment of the Ouray Police Department, the council approved a work session with the department to discuss ideas and review budgets before making any changes.
Council member Michael Underwood said that it was the responsibility of the council to hold a work session to discuss ideas and how the changes might affect the department and citizens.
The report was presented at the Mar. 18 meeting by Fred Rainguet, a partner with KRW, and offered several suggestions for improvement, including changes in schedules and additional staff.

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Volunteers needed for Log Hill mock evacuation

by Mary Pat Haddock
marypat@ouraynews.com

The Log Hill Fire Department is holding a drop-in open house Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A pumper, ladder truck, tender, brush truck and other equipment used by firefighters will be on view for kids of all ages to inspect. Fire department representatives will be available to answer questions about fire safety, defensible space, county medical services, evacuation planning and more.
Around midmorning the department will conduct a mock evacuation drill, with the fire station serving as the mock evacuation center. Twenty to 30 mesa residents are needed to serve as volunteer evacuees.

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Apr
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RAMs

Ridgway Area Mountain Biking School students celebrate their ascent.
Courtesy photo

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Ouray: History of Ski Hill documented

Map showing lots 13-21 and the west and east portions of lots 22-24, Block 30, of the City of Ouray, where the ski hill sits.

By Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Thu
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Mar
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THE AROMA OF NEW BUSINESS

Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters owner (left to right), Rich Avery, Karen Avery and Danny Wessling officially open their new location in Ridgway's Industrial Park. Former owner Dee Hilton (front right) and RACC member Rick Williams (back right) join them.

Photo by Mary Pat Haddock

Thu
28
Mar
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McLachlan recall petition circulates

by Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com
A movement to recall District 59 State Representative Mike McLachlan is underway, as the San Juan Freedom Defense Committee began circulating petitions throughout District 59 on Monday.
“The recall of Rep. McLachlan is our best opportunity to demonstrate to politicians across Colorado and the country that ‘We the People’ don’t have to wait until the next election when they step over the line,” the group wrote in a blog post on their website recallmikemclachlan.com. “This will be a powerful message and set an example for other communities to take similar action when our rights are infringed.”
McLachlan was not available for comment to the Plaindealer. According to Megan Dubray, Deputy Communications Director for the Majority in the Colorado House of Representatives, McLachlan has been hospitalized in Denver since Mar. 18. Dubray did not know the reason he is in the hospital.

Thu
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Mar
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OURAY COUNTY: Board opposes Sage-grouse listing, designation

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com
On Tuesday the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opposing the listing of the Gunnison Sage-grouse as an endangered species and designation of its critical habitat in Ouray County. County Attorney Marti Whitmore drafted the six-page letter arguing that the service did not meet the statutory criteria for the listing and especially for designation of two small areas of the county.
The service's maps do not have sufficient detail for the county to determine the boundaries of the proposed designated habitat, according to the letter. Some of the land may be agricultural, and a habitat designation could limit crop production.

Thu
28
Mar
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Ouray: Real Estate company makes a move of their own

by Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray Realty and Investments has helped families move into and out of their homes in Ouray County for over 25 years. This past holiday season, however, the company made a move of their own to a new office located at 305 6th Ave.
The relocation from its long-time Main Street office was prompted by the need for a more efficient space to accommodate the staff.
"There are fewer folks in the office and we don't need as much room anymore," said managing broker Bill Chipley.
It's hard to say whether business has been affected by the change from a Main Street address, as the company has just moved and the season is a bit slower. Although, with newly hired miners and their families still making moves into Ouray County, Chipley said he has been contacted by those looking for rentals in the area, especially in Ridgway.

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Ouray: Volunteers needed to get muddy

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Mud season is just around the corner, and while some may wince at the gooey mess that awaits, Ouray County residents will be celebrating the muck at the Second Annual Mud Fest.
Ouray Chamber Resort Association President Tamara Gulde said that compared to last year’s event, things will be “much, much bigger” this year.
“We’re adding some things that are pretty exciting,” she said. “We promise bigger and better.”

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Weehawken: Swing dance lessons on tap

Plaindealer Staff Report

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On Thursday nights from Apr. 11-May 2, 6-7 p.m., adults and high schoolers are invited to learn the basics of the original form of swing dance, the Lindy Hop, at the Sherbino Theater. Instructors are Chris and Wendy Shima. No experience or partners are necessary.
Call Weehawken Creative Arts at 970.318.0150 or visit Weehawken online at www.weehawkenarts.org for more information or to register.

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