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Thu
02
May
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Ouray County: No visual impact hearing in sight Planning commission wants to talk process

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

On Tuesday the Board of County Commissioners took the tentative May hearing dates off the table and considered holding a public hearing on the proposed visual impact regulations later in the summer. The board plans to make a final decision on the hearing date at its May 14 meeting.
At that time commissioners will also address timing of appointments to the Ouray County Planning Commission. Two seats on the commission and one alternate seat were set to expire Mar. 1, but the BOCC delayed appointments because the planning commission was in the midst of its public hearings on proposed changes to county visual impact regulations in the land use code.

Thu
02
May
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Ouray: Ficco will be remembered for his kindness

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Alvin Joseph Ficco, 80, of Ouray, passed away at home in the company of his family and friends on Apr. 27.
A father of four sons, Ficco’s family remembered him as a loving father and husband who always put others before himself. Nicknamed “Saint Alvin,” he never spoke ill of anyone and never held a grudge, said his youngest son, Joe Ficco. He lived by the rule “if you don’t have something nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.”
“He was just such a caring man and he thought about everyone else but himself,” said his eldest son, Dan Ficco. “I’ve had a lot of people tell me he’s a guy who didn’t do anything wrong.”

Thu
02
May
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Ridgway School board discusses email procedures and school remodel

by Mary Pat Haddock
marypat@ouraynews.com

During its April meeting, the Ridgway school board discussed using email addresses provided by the school district for board communications. Board member Steve Larivee said, “I’m not comfortable with that.” Board member Julie Wesseling responded, “I kind of like it.” Board chair Jeff Synowic asserted, “The pros are that it’s all centralized under the district’s umbrella so they are custodian of the emails.”
Board member Bart Skalla commented, “So, if somebody pulled the sunshine law stuff then we can just transfer it (the emails) over (to the entity requesting to view the public record.) So let’s do it for board members who want but those who don’t can opt out.”

Mon
29
Apr
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Restaurants Guide

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Tuesday-Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sun
28
Apr
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Ouray County Mud Fest 2013

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Sat
27
Apr
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Ouray Main Street flowers bring color to the city

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray will blossom into the summer season as Main Street’s sidewalks will be decorated with bright and colorful flowers and flags.
For five years now, the annual Flags and Flowers project, organized by the city’s Beautification Committee, ushered in the summer months and created an inviting environment for tourists and locals alike.

Sat
27
Apr
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High flying at Mud Fest

An aerial show, well above the muck and mud, was on display Saturday at the second annual Ouray County Mud Fest.

Photo by Sheridan Block

Fri
26
Apr
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Ouray County Mud Fest schedule

Fri., Apr. 26: Mud Jam, 4-8 p.m., Ouray Community Center, $5 adults, kids free, David Starr Band
Sat, Apr. 27: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ouray County Fairgrounds, $10 adults, $5 kids
◦    9:00 a.m.: Driver's Meeting
◦    9:15 a.m.: Pledge of Allegiance
◦    9:20 a.m.: National Anthem
◦    9:25 a.m.: Introduction of Special Guests
◦    9:30 a.m.: Start of Family Activities
◦    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: 4x4 Mud Runs and Obstacle Course Events
◦    12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.: Warrior Promotions Motorcycle Exhibition

Sun., Apr. 28: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Ouray County Fairgrounds, $10 adults, $5 kids
◦    8:00 a.m.: Mud Fest 5K, $25 entry, Ridgway Town Park start
◦    9:00 a.m.: RockWorx Buggy Exhibition
◦    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: 4x4 Competition Finals and Alpine Offroad Truck Pull
◦    4:00 p.m.: Award Presentations

Sun
21
Apr
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Ridgway: Ribbon Cutting

Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce president Alan Todd (far left) and Town of Ridgway Mayor John Clark (left) were among those in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Acme Healing Center and their Old West Fruit Stand's grand opening celebration on Saturday. Owner Chris Sanchez is pictured next to his wife, the event's ribbon cutter, Beverly Sanchez. Acme General Manager David Niccum along with Acme Crested Butte's store manager Stephanie Cantu (far right) look on. The dispensary is currently open for medical marijuana card holders only, and the Old West Fruit Stand will carry fresh fruits and vegetables from now until next winter for all. Inside, honeys, jams and other products made throughout the Western Slope are available, as well as art work sold on consignment.

Plaindealer photo by Mary Pat Haddock

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