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03
Aug
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Ouray County venues strive to grow

The non-profit group Friends of the Wright Opera House (FWOH) continues to make headway on its goal of restoring the Wright to full operation and making it a community asset.

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Historical community gathering places like the Sherbino Theater are closing down across the nation, but the newly-formed Ridgway Chautauqua Society (RCS) is working toward purchasing the old theater in order to keep it open as a community asset under the name "The New Sherbino."

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Fri
03
Aug
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Vision for Wright Opera House is ambitious

By Caleb Stento
caleb@ouraynews.com
The non-profit group Friends of the Wright Opera House (FWOH) continues to make headway on its goal of restoring the Wright to full operation and making it a community asset. To date, the organization has raised funds to purchase the building and has completed several upgrades, including new lighting, sound and an HD movie projector. But much remains to be done to complete the vision held by the FWOH.
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Fri
03
Aug
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Water tank project back on track after setbacks

By Caleb Stento

caleb@ouraynews.com

Last Wednesday another phase of Ouray's water tank project reached completion. The mainline and valve system for the new tank was hooked up and charged, and according to City Administrator Patrick Rondinelli, things went very well.

"It was as flawless as one could hope," Rondinelli said. "Triad did an excellent job planning out how exactly they were going to do it."

The water tank project's final completion date has been pushed back to Sept. 10. At that time both the tanks and transmission lines to town should be fully functional. This date has slipped from a July completion date which, considering the size and scope of the project, is a respectable timeframe.

Wed
01
Aug
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Albritton Resigns as BOCC Chair

July 30, 2012

RE: Resignation from Ouray County Board of County Commissions

It has been an honor to serve as your District 3 County Commissioner these past 7+ years, and I regret that I must leave before the end of my term is completed. I have been offered a position that will allow me to grow in my own career, as well as enable my family to once again live and work together in the same city, though that city is unfortunately not Ouray. As a term-limited official, I knew that my time in office was coming to a close, and that in order to provide for my family once my term ended, I would have to start over in my career somewhere. I am excited to begin a new chapter in my life together with my family, and thank you for the incredible opportunity that I was given here in Ouray County.

Wed
11
Jul
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4th of July 2012

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Wed
11
Jul
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Final results from 29th annual Ourayce

Here are the final results from the 29th annual Ourayce, held the morning of July 4th in Ouray.

There were 197 entrants this year.

 

By Order of Finish:

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By Race Category:

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Thu
05
Jul
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Nebraska man, Doolittle, dies after hiking accident near Ouray

Plaindealer Staff Report

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Marston Doolittle, 75, passed away in St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction Thursday evening after injuries sustained on June 27 while hiking with his family near Ouray.

According to Mike MacLeod, Ouray Mountain Rescue Team Captain, the family was "scrambling around kind of at the base of The Ribbon ice climb (adjacent to Camp Bird Road). A pretty good size rock came down and struck him in the head."

Tue
03
Jul
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A memorial for Phil Icke

by Caleb Stento
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A memorial will be held on July 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Ouray Elks Lodge to celebrate the life of Philip Kerner Icke. Icke was born in Evanston, Ill. in 1939 and he moved with his family to Ouray in 1950. After graduating from Ouray High School in 1957, he went on to complete a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Colorado.
Icke spent three years stationed in the Washington, D. C. area serving in the Army Security Agency. After his service, he went to work in the Investment Banking Department of the First National Bank of Chicago, where he spent 27 years trading bonds.

Tue
03
Jul
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Oak Creek Fire extinguished using helicopters

A BLM hellicopter rests in Fellin Park Tuesday afternoon after responding to a small fire on Whitehouse Mountain, just a few miles southwest of Ouray. Photo by Caleb Stento

By Jessi Marlatt

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