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Thu
19
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Vehicle and body of missing person recovered

Jin Junge
Courtesy photo

Crews successfully pulled out the vehicle on Thursday
Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A tragic discovery ended the search of Danish traveler Jin Junge when extraction crews recovered his vehicle and body on Thursday.

Thu
19
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Pass remains closed for vehicle recovery

Attempts at using the crane to extract the vehicle on Wednesday were unsuccessful. A wrecker was brought in Thursday morning.
Courtesy photo by Colorado Department of Transportation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Red Mountain Pass remains closed today as the Ouray County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Department of Transportation continue efforts to extract a vehicle from the canyon floor.

Thu
19
Feb

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Board member Larivee resigns

Steve Larivee. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

After serving on the Ridgway School Board for five years, Board Member Steve Larivee will resign, effective April 1, due to health concerns and to be closer to his grandchildren.

Wed
18
Feb

COLORADO CPW approves big game regulations

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved regulation changes that impact big game hunting in Colorado at its January meeting.

Tue
17
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE Seeking solutions to beetle kill problems

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Beetle kill in Ouray arose as a topic of discussion during the Public Lands Partnership meeting in Montrose on Feb. 5, which included reports from agency officials of the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service.

Tue
17
Feb

COLORADO Time to prune trees

Colorado State Forest Service
Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Late winter, from mid-February until early March, is the best time to prune most trees.

Mon
16
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE Bear hunting subject of lecture

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Bear populations are healthy in western Colorado, providing hunters a unique hunting opportunity.

Sun
15
Feb

WESTERN SLOPE Time to order seedling trees

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado State University Extension Service and Colorado State Forest Service are taking orders for seedling trees, which are available to all landowners.

Sat
14
Feb

OURAY COUNTY Religion and foreign policy subject of lecture

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ridgway resident Dr. William Steding will discuss religion and U.S. foreign policy during the three presidential administrations at the February Sherb Talk.

Fri
13
Feb

OURAY COUNTY: Winter arts show continues to grow

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Continuing its mission of encouraging support for local artists, the Ouray County Arts Association will host its annual Winter Arts and Crafts Show this weekend.

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