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Sonoran Institute meeing

By Mary Pat Haddock

marypat@ouraynews.com
Housing consumers want more choices and convenient access to amenities, according to several studies cited by a speaker in Ridgway on Jan. 23 and 24. Clark Anderson, director of the Western Colorado Legacy Program of the Sonoran Institute, gave a fascinating presentation on housing trends nationwide and in the southwest.
Ridgway Town Manager Jen Coates invited Anderson to the county after hearing him speak last year. At a dinner Wednesday night with elected and appointed officials and department heads from the county's three governmental entities, and also at a meeting for community members on Thursday, Anderson presented a comprehensive summary of housing trends. Speaking about the dinner, he said, "I got to see local governments coming together. Not many areas of the state do that. You are fortunate to have some forward thinking leaders."

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History of Visual Impact Part II: 1993-1999

by Beecher Threatt

beecher@ouraynews.com
This is the second in a three-part series examining the history of visual impact. This part summarizes 1993-99.
As the county gears up for another in its infinite list of hearings on visual impact regulations, the Plaindealer looks back at the history of visual impact in Ouray County. We have studied Plaindealer electronic and hard copy story files, minutes of past Board of County Commissioners and Ouray County Planning Commission meetings, BOCC resolutions and Land Use Department files. The BOCC has land use jurisdiction in the entire county, outside the municipal boundaries of Ouray and Ridgway.

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Visual impact hearing rules set

by Beecher Threatt

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Ouray County Planning Commission set Tuesday, Feb. 26 as the first date for its public hearing on revisions to Section 9, Visual Impact Regulations, of the county land use code. The hearing will take place at the 4-H Center, from 7 to 10 p.m. Commissioners anticipate the hearing will have to be continued to give all who want to speak an opportunity, and if so that date will be Mar. 21, at 6 p.m.
Commissioners met Thursday, Jan. 17 to decide on procedures for the hearing, as well as what documents will be included in a public packet to be available that night and on the county website. They will meet again on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Land Use Building to make final plans and adopt the final draft of revisions.

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History of Visual Impact Part I: 1971-1986

by Beecher Threatt

beecher@ouraynews.com
This is the first in a three-part series examining the history of visual impact. This part summarizes 1971-1986.
As the county gears up for another in its infinite list of hearings on visual impact regulations, the Plaindealer looks back at the history of visual impact in Ouray County. We have studied Plaindealer electronic and hard copy story files, minutes of past Board of County Commissioners and Ouray County Planning Commission meetings, BOCC resolutions and Land Use Department files. The BOCC has land use jurisdiction in the entire county, outside the municipal boundaries of Ouray and Ridgway.

1971-82

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Western Slope Food and Farm Forum focuses on adapting to climate change and working together

by Mary Pat Haddock
marypat@ouraynews.com

Last week’s Western Slope Food and Farm Forum, held in Montrose, opened with Jerri Omernik, of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, 4H Club and Edward Jones, describing the Continental Divide as being “a barrier in being able to participate in educational opportunities.” She explained the forum was intended to remove that barrier for Western Slope farmers and ranchers. She went on to say, “what fits guys on the Front Range and Eastern Plains doesn’t fit on our side of the hill” and promised the forum would focus on locally relevant information.

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Ouray: Freezing fest concludes with warm gesture

By Caleb Stento
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How appropriate that a festival that comes together each year supported by the volunteer spirit of giving was capped off in that same spirit. Ines Papert, who won first place in the mixed climbing and speed climbing female divisions, turned around and gave her winnings from the speed competition back to Ouray Ice Park, Inc. (OIPI).

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Results of 2013 Ouray Ice Festival Competition

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Women’s Speed Climbing

Men's Speed Climbing

Men's Mixed Climbing

Women's Mixed Climbing

Women’s Speed Climbing results

Ines Papert - 1:54
Dawn Glanc - 2:11
Marianne Van Der Steen - 2:39
Emily Harrington - 2:40
Nina Schessner - 2:41
Beth Goralski - 3:52
Andrea Charest - 4:29
Joanna Spadler - 4:57
Anne Geshard - 5:22

Men’s Speed Climbing results

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013 Ouray Ice Festival Mixed Climbing Competition Results

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Competitor

Overall Rank

Duverney, Simon

1

Mercier, Jeff

2

Elias, Sam

3

Magro, Whit

4

McArthur, Gordon

5

Mayo, Will

6

Dempster, Kyle

7

Nelson, Jason

8

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