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OURAY COUNTY Ridgway State Park to participate in national 1st day hike program

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On New Year’s Day, Ridgway State Park will host two guided hikes as part of the national "First Day Hikes: America's State Parks" event.
The event is a nationwide effort to encourage people to get out and enjoy their state parks in the New Year.
At Ridgway State Park, Park Ranger Chelsea Murray will lead a one mile hike along the Dallas Creek nature trail, starting at the confluence parking area at the Dallas Creek entrance.
The hike will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will tour a unique riparian area, offering great views of the Sneffels Range in a rarely visited portion of the park.
Murray said this hike would be suitable for all ages and all skill levels and would provide a great opportunity to see animal sign and bird life along the Uncompahgre River inlet, including bald eagles.

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CITY OF OURAY Small effort brings annual New Year’s tradition

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, colorful flares and sparkling flashes will light up the night sky as crackles and booms ring in the new year in the mountains of Ouray.
The major annual tradition for the small city finds its humble beginnings in the hands of two local women.
In the mid-1980s, Barbara Morss worked as the manager for the Ouray County Chamber of Commerce. Going about her daily duties, Morss received a letter from an individual looking for more information about the city and its traditions. The letter cited rumors that back in the day, miners would set off fireworks on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the end of the year and ring in the next.
“I never heard that and thought it was cool,” Morss said.

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Feb. 8, 2006: HB effort focus of 'Streetscape'

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Apr. 13, 2005: Voters approve sales tax

From The Ridgway Sun: April 13, 2005
Voters approve sales tax

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Mar. 30, 2005: Willits letter to the editor

From The Ridgway Sun, Mar. 30, 2005

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Feb. 9, 2005: Council will consider tax increase

The Ridgway Sun: Feb. 9-15, 2005

At a workshop meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, Ridgway Town Council decided to give voters an opportunity to invest in town’s infrastructure.
After a thoughtful and lively debate, council directed town staff to craft a ballot question for the April 5 election. The question will ask whether to raise sales taxes within town by 0.6%, revenues from which would be used to begin a capital improvements fund, with road, sidewalk and storm water improvements within the Historic Business District being slated as a top priority.

Town attorney John Kappa will have the language of the question together by the next council meeting Wednesday, Feb. 9. Town manager Greg Clifton stated that opportunities for grant money will certainly be pursued to match the increased revenues, as was the case with South Lena Street and other town projects.
--by Robb Magley, staff writer

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Feb. 16, 2005: Question on paving goes to voters

From The Ridgway Sun, Feb. 16-22, 2005


Voters will get to decide in April whether to increase the town sales tax for improvements in the Historic Business District.

Town council voted last week to set a ballot question for the municipal election April 5. The question will ask whether to raise sales taxes within town from 3% to 3.6%.

The revenues from the tax hike, estimated from $75,000 to $100,000 annually, would be used to pave streets, build sidewalks and perform storm water improvements on Lena, Clinton and Cora streets north of Highway 62.

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