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Thu
04
Sep

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Town may act to lock in low interest rates

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Town of Ridgway may act quickly to lock in a privately placed, low interest 15-year bond for repayment of the town's downtown paving and infrastructure project, after hearing encouraging figures from Stifel Nichols bond consultant Steve Jeffers last week.

Mon
01
Sep

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Perspectives and assessments of learning


The Ridgway School Board meeting on Aug. 26 was held in the district lounge, located outside the district office in the Ridgway Elementary School building. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway School Board reviewed standardized test scores and a parent satisfaction survey and considered an accountability committee recommendation regarding the posting of curriculum topics during its first board meeting of the 2014-15 school year.

Sun
31
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE: Mineral symposium to attract collectors and geologists to San Juans

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Mineral enthusiasts, avid collectors and professional geologists will gather in Ouray next weekend for the first-ever Ouray-Silverton San Juan Mountains Mineral Symposium.

Sun
31
Aug
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Ouray County Fair and Rodeo


Erin Stadelman, president of the Ouray County Rodeo Association, gives out final instructions to teams prior to the Ranch Rodeo Saturday at the Ouray County Fairgrounds.

The Ouray County Fair and Rodeo continues Sunday and Monday, with the Labor Day Rodeo scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday followed by the Fireman's Ball at Ridgway Fire House, 9:00 p.m. Monday, the parade down Sherman Street begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by barbeque at 11:00 a.m. and more Rodeo events at 1:00 p.m.

Fri
29
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Marijuana shops and sales tax questions likely going to voters

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Even though city council has the opportunity to completely ban all possible marijuana businesses in Ouray before next week, the board is likely to leave the decision to voters this November.

Fri
29
Aug

OURAY COUNTY Grandstands unveiled during Labor Day weekend rodeo


Bull riders hold on tight during the 2012 Labor Day Rodeo in Ridgway. Plaindealer file photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Labor Day weekend is always a cause for celebration in Ridgway, but this year it means something special.

Thu
28
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Highgraders' Holidays Results

Horseshoes
1st: Steve and Eric Duce
2nd: Dale and Clint (last names unknown)
3rd: Becky and Tara (last names unknown)

Women’s Handmucking
1st: LiErin Wilson
2nd: Jenna Hinds
3rd: Katrina Pattridge

Men’s Handmucking
1st: Jesse Pattridge
2nd: Emmit Hoyl
3rd: Chris Scott

Women’s Spikedriving
1st: Katrina Pattridge
2nd: Judy Kuhlman
3rd: Jenna Hinds

Men’s Spikedriving
1st: Jesse Pattridge
2nd: Chris Scott
3rd: Jonathan Moore

Singleman Drilling
1st: Jason Williams
2nd: Terry Rhoades
3rd: Rick Thomas

Singlejack Women’s
1st: LiErin Wilson
2nd: Jenna Hinds
3rd: Judy Kuhlman

Singlejack Men’s
1st: Jesse Pattridge
2nd: Emmit Hoyl
3rd: Greg Hosler

Thu
28
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: Needed improvements dependent on bond


RTA principal Brian Calhoun presents proposed improvement plans to the school board on Monday night.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Improvements to the Ouray School K-12 building may come as soon as next summer if the school board can secure enough funding for the much needed upgrades, through a bond measure that will go to voters in November.

Thu
28
Aug

OURAY COUNTY AG foreclosure lawsuits reveal unfair fees

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners discussed state foreclosure laws on Aug. 26, with regard to the Colorado Attorney General's civil lawsuits against Colorado's two largest foreclosure law firms, the Castle Law Group and Aronowitz and Mecklenburg.

Wed
27
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE: Black Bear Pass will be closed next week

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Black Bear Pass will be completely closed next week on Sept. 3 and 4 for road repairs.

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