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Mon
15
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Learning to take the lead

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A group of Ridgway students learned the importance of respect, attitude and relationships by working with horses at the Ouray County fairgrounds last week in an Equine-Assisted Leadership program offered by Voyager Youth Program.

Sun
14
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Mining and reclamation subject of talk

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Ouray Community Council talk on Wednesday features Clint Fletcher, manager of the Revenue Mine, and Jeff Litteral, environmental protection specialist for Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.
Fletcher will give a PowerPoint presentation on current practices at the Revenue, which is ramping up to produce 400 tons of ore per day and employs about 160 people.
Litteral will present an update on remediation work on three historic mines in the county. DRMS and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership are collaborating to improve water quality in impaired streams near the Mickey Breen, Atlas Mill and Vernon mines.

Fri
12
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: Celebrate Flag Day with Elks

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Ouray Elks Lodge will present its annual public ceremony commemorating Flag Day on June 14 at 2 p.m. The lodge is at 421 Main St. in Ouray.
The lodge collects worn American flags to be retired in a public ceremony at a later date.
The first observance of Flag Day was in 1877, and in 1911 the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks required all lodges to celebrate the day. The act designating June 14 as Flag Day was signed by President Harry Truman in 1949.
 

Fri
12
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Network transition said to bring higher connection speeds

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

On a very good day, officials in county offices are lucky enough to download large documents and shoot out mass emails at an unimpressive seven megabits per second — and that depends on who is connected to the circuits at the time. The transition to higher bandwidth and improved connections has long been a priority for the county's IT (information technology) infrastructure, and on Tuesday the Board of County Commissioners approved a proposal for fiber optic network services to connect county facilities and improve overall network speeds.

Fri
12
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Colorado Boy sold to new owners


The Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery is now in the capable hands of award winning brewer Daniel Richards of Echo Brewing. Founders Tom and Sandy Hennessy will remain a part of brewing operations at the Colorado Boy's Ridgway location. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Tom and Sandy Hennessy, owners of the Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery, are passing their iconic Ridgway brewery to the capable hands of a younger brewer and former student from Frederick, Colorado.

Thu
11
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Boy Scouts rescued near Ironton

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Cold, wet and tired, a troop of Arizona Boy Scouts were safely escorted out of deep snow and ice on Richmond Pass by the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team on Wednesday afternoon.

Thu
11
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Addressing growing weed problems


Non-residential landowners in Ouray County can received 50 percent cost share for chemicals to treat leafy spurge, pictured above. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As spring rains give plants in the region an added boost, it’s time to think about controlling problematic weed species in Ouray County.

Wed
10
Jun

WESTERN SLOPE: SMPA members gather for annual meeting

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com
The annual meeting of members of San Miguel Power Association, Inc., will be Thursday, June 11, at the co-op’s office in Ridgway. Any member registering for the meeting will receive a hamburger and hot dog dinner and a $10 bill credit.
SMPA is a member-owned rural electric cooperative, meaning those who receive electric service from the co-op own a portion of the business.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and a brief business meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Ridgway office is at 720 N. Railroad St.
 

Tue
09
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Flash flood watch issued

Plaindealer Staff Report

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The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch for portions of southwest Colorado and southeast Utah, including the Uncompahgre River Basin, in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday.

The Flood Watch indicated tropical moisture will reach the Four Corners Region on Tuesday night and may bring widespread heavy rainfall on Wednesday into Thursday.

Small streams in runoff conditions could swell quickly.

 

Tue
09
Jun

OURAY COUNTY SMPA announces dividend payments

Plaindealer Staff Report
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For the third consecutive year San Miguel Power Association, Inc., will be paying out member dividends, also known as capital credits. This year’s total payout is $1,721,479 to members from the years 1986, 1987 and part of 1988 and 1999.

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