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Thu
21
May

CITY OF OURAY: Council approves matching funds for water assessment with stipulations

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Everyone is officially on board with the countywide water assessment project, now that all entities have committed to each providing a $5,000 contribution for the study. Despite concerns from city council during its Monday meeting, councilors agreed to fully participate in the assessment, though not without stipulations.

Wed
20
May

OURAY AND RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: High schools get bronze medals

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray County schools received even more accolades last week when US News and World Report released its rankings for the nation’s Best High Schools.

Wed
20
May

CITY OF OURAY: Blogger hosts inaugural HeidiTown festival

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Coloradans are blessed to live in a state of abundant adventures — this is a truth that blogger Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer knows all too well. For a number of years, she’s traveled the state documenting her experiences at big city festivals and small town get-togethers on her blog HeidiTown. For her next weekend adventure, she’s inviting friends and followers on an adventure-filled trip to Ouray, which will be the center of the inaugural HeidiTown Fest over Memorial Day weekend.

Wed
20
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Trail closed near work site

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Cyclists and hikers who use the trail from Ridgway to Ridgway State Park are reminded that during May a portion of the trail is closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Tue
19
May

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Pass closed May 20 for vehicle recovery

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

 

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Red Mountain Pass on Wednesday, May 20, beginning at 10 a.m. for vehicle recovery.

 

Tue
19
May

WESTERN SLOPE Oscar winner stars in Second Sunday film

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


“Still Alice” is the Second Sunday film for May.

Sun
17
May

OURAY COUNTY ROCC sponsors community yard sale

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The ROCC Parking Lot Sale in Ridgway is an annual rite of spring for bargain hunters and sellers alike.

Sat
16
May

WESTERN SLOPE Get assistance with wildfire preparation

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


With Colorado’s snowpack at only 65 percent of average, Colorado State Forest Service reminds landowners there is no better time than now to prepare homes and communities for wildfire.

Fri
15
May

CITY OF OURAY: Community to welcome combat veterans this weekend

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Montrose resident John Bish took a deep breath, trying to control his emotions as he expressed his gratitude for a community that’s been so supportive of military service men and women. He is a second generation combat veteran, having served as a pilot in the Air Force from 1966 to 1981. Originally from New Jersey, Bish moved to Montrose in the 1990s chasing after a new dream: to help wounded veterans find peace in the mountains.

Thu
14
May

LEGISLATURE: Roberts shares session's successes and disappointments

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Even though the legislative session ended last week, Sen. Ellen Roberts remained in the capital, working on future bills and other governmental issues. The District 6 representative wasted little time and is already looking to organize and improve measures that came to the chamber this year.

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