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Thu
17
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Weaver Memorial Park adds art and trails


This eagle sculpture, located near an inspirational eagle poem by Dennis Weaver, was created by Zimbabwean artist Bongo Love. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Seven years after its dedication, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park has emerged as a crown jewel of the town of Ridgway, and its amenities continue to grow, including art sculptures and events, more trails and perhaps soon a welcome center for Ridgway.

Wed
16
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Motorcyclist killed on Red Mountain Pass

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

One man is dead after a crash on Red Mountain Pass Tuesday night.

Mon
14
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Project planned to expand Perimeter Trail

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray's Perimeter Trail is a favorite hike for locals and tourists. The five miles of trail offer hikers scenic views of the city and its surrounding cliffs and mountains. However, the Perimeter Trail is still a work in progress, and this summer the Ouray Trail Group will begin its project to expand and improve the route.

Mon
14
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Downtown improvement tradeoffs

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

As the public engaged with engineers to discuss the Town of Ridgway's downtown infrastructure and improvement project during a meeting on Tuesday, Mayor John Clark said he felt excitement regarding the project but was "a little scared" too about how it would all work out.

 

Fri
11
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC gives support to proposed OHV legislation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The Board of County Commissioners proved their support of the off-highway vehicle community, agreeing to back proposed legislation that would create a title and registration program for OHVs statewide.

Fri
11
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Moonwalk's one-year anniversary

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Saturday marks the one year anniversary of Moonwalks in Ridgway, sponsored by the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts.

Thu
10
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Ferguson resigns from council

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

City council is one member short for the second time this year following the resignation of councilor John Ferguson.

Thu
10
Jul

WESTERN COLORADO Early signs of the monsoon


Rain approaches Ridgway on the afternoon of July 7, viewed from County Road 10A. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Dark clouds rolling over the mountains and bringing intermittent showers and thunder have become routine in Ouray County in the past week, early signs of the summer monsoon season. 

Mon
07
Jul

COLORADO: Public trust proposal blocked from ballot

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Despite its claimed attempts to protect Colorado's natural resources, the controversial Public Trust Initiative was denied a spot on November ballots due to a technicality. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court turned down Initiative 103, ruling that the Title Board made a mistake when it allowed a substitute to fill in for a designated representative during a rehearing on the measure.

Sat
05
Jul
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JULY 5 ALERT: Red Mountain Pass Now Open

Per the Ouray County Emergency Manager (6:45 p.m.): Red Mountain Pass is now open after being closed due to a rockslide at mile marker 90 is currently closed to both lanes of traffic due to Rockslide.

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