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Sat
06
Sep
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OURAY COUNTY: Westfall appointed to district bench

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Judge David Westfall will take on a new role in the judicial system after being appointed as a district court judge for the Seventh Judicial District on Friday, Sept. 5.

Fri
05
Sep

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Green Street Park development

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Located just west of the River Park subdivision in Ridgway, the open field known as Green Street Park may undergo changes next year.

Fri
05
Sep

CITY OF OURAY: Fedel recognized for lifelong contributions to the pool

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

At 92, Joan Fedel is still swimming. For 70 years, she’s taken her passion for the water and passed it on to others through teaching, coaching and exercising.

Thu
04
Sep

CITY OF OURAY: Council approves marijuana ballot questions

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

City council tied its hands on Tuesday evening, opting to let voters decide the fate of retail marijuana in Ouray.

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.

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