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Thu
16
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Mine gets new owners as Fortune defaults

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Only a little over a year after announcing its takeover of the Revenue Silver Mine, Canadian firm Fortune Minerals will surrender ownership of the mine to its lender Lascaux after the company defaulted on payments earlier this month.

On July 3, the company announced it had received a notice from Lascaux that events of default had occurred under the amended metal prepay agreement. Lascaux provided $35 million to Fortune to finance the acquisition of the mine under a metal prepay agreement in October and later funded an additional $12 million in working capital for the mine in December and February.

Thu
16
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY New councilors hope to give back

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Two new councilors have been appointed to the seven-member Ridgway Town Council, following the resignation of Councilors Bo James Nerlin and Jason Gunning earlier this year.

Wed
15
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Officers recovering after attack


Morgan Walker Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Two local officers are recovering from injuries as their attacker remains on the loose.

Mon
13
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Swinging for the top spot


Trail Town outfielder Blair Truman steps up to the plate during a Ouray Softball League game against Weber Welding and Engineering on July 7 at Fellin Park. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Nothing says summer like the crack of a bat, the shouts of fans and the friendly yet competitive atmosphere of a small town ball game.

Sun
12
Jul

WESTERN SLOPE: CSFS: Ips don't click


CSFS Forester Austin Shelby claims cicadas are the culprits behind the clicking sounds in the trees. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Snap, crackle and pop. If your evening walk through the neighborhood has started to feel like the set of a Rice Krispies commercial, it’s because you’re hearing the song of the cicadas sounding through the summer air — at least, that’s what the Colorado State Forest Service says.

Fri
10
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Council wades through high costs of new pool


DHM Design presented council with a preferred draft of the hot springs pool renovation project. Courtesy photo

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Only a few weeks ago, everyone dreamed of the endless possibilities that could come with redesign of the Hot Springs Pool. Reality sunk in this week, though, when the city received an estimated price tag for the pool of its dreams.

Fri
10
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Rafter rescued from Uncompahgre River

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A 73-year-old woman was rescued safely from a small island in the Uncompahgre River on Thursday, July 2, after the raft she was aboard hit a rock, sending her into the chilly water.

Thu
09
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Railroad Street realignment cancelled

By Bill Tiedje

 

Due to plat restrictions barring development in Hartwell Park, North Railroad Street will not be realigned to meet South Railroad Street at the CO 62 intersection in next year's paving and infrastructure project as previous planned.

Thu
09
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Delay not expected to hinder Jeep raffle sales


OCRA Executive Director Kat Papenbrock steers this year's Jeep raffle prize down Main Street during the Fourth of July parade.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Between the splashes and flashes of the Fourth of July, this year's Jeep raffle prize finally made its debut. Painted a true American blue, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport was spotted parading down Main Street before kicking off ticket sales on Saturday afternoon.

Thu
09
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Ridgway's Boot Hill pays lighthearted tribute


Ridgway's Boot Hill Summit overlooks the town and affords views of the Sneffels and Cimarron ranges. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Overlooking the town, river and surrounding mountains from the summit of Dennis Weaver Memorial Parker, Ridgway's Boot Hill is a clever tribute to Weaver's role in portraying the iconic times of the Wild West.

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