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Ouray School takes 1st Place in Knowledge Bowl

(Left to right) Eric Fagrelius and his State Knowledge Bowl Champions Jessica Neehaus, Nicholas Pieper, Daniel Degenhardt, Patrick Link, Julia Vann and Sam Rondinelli pose with their trophy. After two days of competing in Colorado Springs, the Ouray School team was welcomed home Friday night with a parade down Main Street, led by the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department. This is Ouray's fifth consecutive year at the state competition but the first time the school took first place.

Plaindealer photos by Sheridan Block

 

Below: Celebrating the victory and the hardware!

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Mud Fest Cartoon

Sun
07
Apr
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Second annual Ouray County Mud Fest to be bigger and better

by Sheridan Block

sheridan@ouraynews.com
As temperatures warm up and the snow melts, mud season returns to foil any attempts at spring cleaning. But rather than throwing down mops in frustrated defeat, Ouray County will embrace the muck once again at Mud Fest 2013.
The Ouray County Chamber Resort Association and Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual event at the Ouray County Fairgrounds on April 26-28.
“(The purpose is) bringing our communities together and our regional visitors together to celebrate mud and play, because we have plenty of it,” said OCRA president Tamara Gulde.

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07
Apr
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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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07
Apr
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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.

Sun
07
Apr
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RAMs

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

Sun
07
Apr
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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
28
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

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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.

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