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Fri
02
Jan

OURAY COUNTY: New Year's Day accident kills local man

Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The community is left mourning after the new year was accompanied by a tragic accident.

Fri
02
Jan

CITY OF OURAY: Big names and more clinics at Ice Fest

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's been 20 years since Ouray first hosted its world-renowned Ice Festival. Next weekend, the Ouray Ice Park will commemorate the milestone and offer ice enthusiasts even more events and entertainment than ever.

Fri
02
Jan

WESTERN SLOPE Gunnison County announces intent to sue over grouse listing

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As federal protections for the Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act took effect on Dec. 22, Gunnison County joined the state of Colorado in announcing its intent to sue the Department of the Interior over the listing decision by its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Thu
01
Jan

OURAY COUNTY Bighorn populations climbing slowly

Bighorn sheep have been sighted frequently near Ouray in recent weeks. These ewes are part of the Cow Creek-Wetterhorn herd.

Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Sightings of bighorn sheep in and around Ouray have increased along with a slow recovery of species' population in the region, but there are a few things to keep in mind when viewing the state animal.

Thu
01
Jan

COLORADO: First year of retail pot ends with highs and lows

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

New Year’s Day marks the one year anniversary of legalized recreational marijuana sales throughout the state. It was this time last year that a number of pot shops — mostly concentrated around Denver — began selling marijuana outside of medical needs.

Tue
30
Dec

COLORADO: Water Resources grant available

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Colorado River District is now accepting applications for grant funding for projects that aim to protect, enhance or develop water resources within the district's 15-county region.

Tue
30
Dec

COLORADO: CPW accepting resident host applications

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting resident host applications for a variety of locations for the 2015 season. Resident or campground hosts are volunteers who spend part of their year camping for free in exchange for 20-30 hours of service each week.

Tue
30
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: SMPA members get holiday gift

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

San Miguel Power Association, Inc., will refund $1 million of surplus revenue to its members at the end of December. The refund, called the Christmas Credit, will appear as a line item on bills received in early January 2015.

Mon
29
Dec

WESTERN SLOPE: Credit union offers scholarships

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

NuVista Federal Credit Union is offering $3,600 in scholarships for local students. Applicants must live in a household of a NuVista member.

Mon
29
Dec

DISTRICT 59: Brown assigned to House committees

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

J Paul Brown, Representative-elect for Colorado House District 59, will serve on two committees in the 2015 legislature: Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources and Health, Insurance and Environment.
“I am very happy with my committee assignments for the coming term,” Brown said. “I’ll be able to work for all of HD 59 in these committees.”

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