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Fri
06
Jun

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Board appoints Siefken, considers strategic planning


Chuck Siefken. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Chuck Siefken was appointed interim principal of Ridgway Secondary School for the 2014-2015 school year by an unanimous vote of the Ridgway School Board on May 8.

Fri
06
Jun

NATION: Local guide among six dead in Mt. Rainier tragedy


Friends gathered at the Ouray Ice Park on Tuesday, June 3, to share memories of Eitan Green.

Eitan Green. Coutesy photo by Alpine Ascent International

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Thu
05
Jun

CITY OF OURAY: Sisters of SHEL kick off music series

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

A touch of folk, a pinch of pop and a hint of classical sounds will create a beautiful blend of harmonies when the sisters of SHEL take the stage during the Mountain Air Music Series in Ouray on Thursday.

Thu
05
Jun

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Preserving Ridgway's railroading past


Volunteers from across the country, including visitors from Texas and Arizona, worked to restore the Denver and Rio Grande business car at the Ridgway Railroad Museum on Monday, June 2. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Striving to preserve and educate the public about the region's historic railroads, a small group of dedicated volunteers is participating in the Ridgway Railroad Museum's annual restoration week, June 2-5.

Tue
03
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Log Hill resident to fly around the world


Pilot Shane Jordan of Log Hill. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In less than a month, local pilot Shane Jordan of Log Hill will fly around the world, retracing the journey of legendary aviator Ameila Earhart along with a younger pilot of the same famous name.

Fri
30
May

OURAY COUNTY: User groups talk cooperation on CR 361

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As the herds of Jeeps, OHVs, commuters, climbers and other seasonal user groups prepare to hit County Road 361 this summer, the Board of County Commissioners hosted a work session on Tuesday with local stakeholders, in an effort to plan and promote the safety and enjoyment of everyone on Camp Bird Road.

Thu
29
May

WESTERN SLOPE Reps push local sage grouse control

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A bill introduced by Republican U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner would prevent the Endangered Species Act listing of sage grouse species for 10 years but would require states to follow conservation management plans for the species.

Thu
29
May

OURAY COUNTY: Tire cleanup to start rolling, monopine to be planted

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After years of buildup, approximately 210 tons of waste tires buried and scattered along the Gunn property will finally be removed and properly disposed of.

Thu
29
May

OURAY COUNTY Runoff on the rise


Runoff waters filled the "swimming hole" on the Uncompahgre River in Ridgway to its banks on May 23. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Recent high temperatures and warm nights mean peak runoff flows on the Uncompahgre River will be arriving soon.

Mon
26
May

WESTERN SLOPE Celebrating a new home for dogs


Griff, the wire-haired Griffon, stops in front of his new home at the Second Chance Humane Society after going for a run. A generous donation has allowed Second Chance to secure completion of "Smitty's Dog Den," a purpose-built dog facility. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Twenty years ago, a motivated group of animal lovers first dreamed of a haven for homeless dogs and cats in San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties. Now a modern dog shelter facility will serve as a clean, efficient home for the counties' pets in need of shelter.

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