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22
Aug
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OURAY COUNTY Food pantry finds new home

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ouray County Food Pantry will be moving into the Rio Grande Western building located at 257 Sherman St. in Ridgway and will re-open by the end of September.
Previously known as the Ridgway Community Food Pantry, the food pantry has been renamed and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
Volunteer Brenda Hernandez explained the new location was acquired through a combination of donations from private individuals and foundations as well as a discounted rent arrangement with the building's owner, Grady Colby.
Another fundraising effort this fall will focus on raising funds for...

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Thu
22
Aug
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OURAY COUNTY Disclosure duty and lending fallout hotly debated

by Beecher Threatt
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One of the confounding issues in the visual impact discussion is whether sellers and their Realtors must disclose to potential buyers that structures do not conform to the county's visual impact regulations. The controversy concerns the disclosure duty regardless of whether the proposed VIR changes are adopted, and it may affect mortgage lending in the county also.
County Planner Mark Castrodale added a tutorial on non-conforming uses and structures to his presentation at the beginning of the second night of the Board of County Commissioners' visual impact public hearing on Aug. 8.

Thu
22
Aug
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RIDGWAY SCHOOLS New teachers excited to join Ridgway schools

By Bill Tiedje
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Ridgway School District has hired new teachers in Spanish, math, physical education and technology for the upcoming school year.
Chris Shima will share his love for technology while teaching high school technology skills from computing basic and keyboarding to web design and programming languages. Shima will also teach eighth grade technology classes.
Shima has 10 years of teaching experience at the elementary level in his home state of

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Aug
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OURAY SCHOOL New changes at Ouray School

By Sheridan Block
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On Monday, Ouray School will welcome back students with a few new changes.
While many students may have spent their summer months relaxing on vacation, the school staff and board were hard at work adding some improvements, including new teachers, updated security and a boosted Internet connection.
Joining new and old students this year are two new high school teachers: English teacher ....

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Aug
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Chief Ouray Gun Club Free sight-in day for rifle owners

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The Chief Ouray Gun Club will host a free rifle sight-in day on Sept. 15, noon to 4 p.m. Sight-in is free, but non-members will have to sign a liability waiver. The range is located east of Highway 550, across from Orvis Hot Springs. The 100 yard range will be available for the event.

Thu
22
Aug
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CITY OF OURAY Grillin' & Chillin' celebrates regional brews during Heritage Weekend

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Local brew lovers will get a chance to sample regional favorites at this weekend's Grillin' and Chillin' Brew and Music Fest in Ouray.
Presented by the Ouray Chamber Resort Association, the sixth annual event will be held on Saturday in Fellin Park. Bringing in nearly 15 regional craft brewers from the Western Slope and eastern Utah areas, this year's event is also inviting regional distillers to join in on the drinking fun.
Participating brewers and distillers include: Ouray Brewery, Horsefly Brewing Company, Avery Brewing, Durango Brewing Co., Palisade Brewery, Revolution Brewing, Ska Brewing, Steamworks Brewing Co., Moab Brewery, Copper Club Brewing Co., Two Rascals Brewing, Suds Brothers Brewery, Carbondale Beer Works, Kannah Creek and KJ Wood Distillers.

Sun
18
Aug
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OURAY COUNTY Hearing reveals rift in county

OURAY COUNTY
Hearing reveals rift in county
by Beecher Threatt and Bill Tiedje
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After 12 hours over three nights of passionate speeches for and against the proposed visual impact amendments, the Board of County Commissioners closed the verbal public comment period Tuesday night. Written comments will be accepted until Aug. 20 at 5 p.m., and the public hearing was continued to Sept. 24, when commissioners will begin their deliberations.

Sun
18
Aug
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TOWN OF RIDGWAY Streetscape bond question and retail marijuana pass

By Bill Tiedje
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The downtown Streetscape infrastructure bond question as well as a bill permitting the retail sales of marijuana were approved by the Ridgway town council during its regular meeting on Aug. 14.

Fri
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Aug
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CITY OF OURAY Former Ouray performer returns to celebrate Wright's 125th birthday

By Sheridan Block
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At 125 years, Ouray's Grand Old Lady of Main Street is proving that you're never too old to party.
In honor of its 125th birthday, the Wright Opera House will host a celebration this Saturday with entertainment, prizes and, of course, a birthday cake.

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Aug
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OURAY COUNTY Recreational marijuana moratorium exempts existing facility

by Beecher Threatt
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On Tuesday the Board of County Commissioners moved forward an ordinance to prohibit recreational marijuana facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county for one year, subject to review before an Oct. 15, 2014 sunset date. On that date the moratorium will expire, unless earlier repealed. The board may enact a longer moratorium before that date.
Exempted from the moratorium is the one existing grow facility in the county, which will allow it to grow marijuana for recreational use sales, provided the facility does not expand. It is currently licensed to grow marijuana for medicinal use, and the exemption will allow sale of plants for either medicinal or recreational purposes.

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