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OURAY COUNTY Coroner confirms 2 miners dead at Revenue-Virginius Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ouray County, Colorado    3:00 pm
At approximately 7:20 a.m. this morning, the Ouray County sheriff received a call from 911 dispatch that there was an incident at the Revenue Virginius mine requiring response. The Sheriff’s office, along with Ouray Fire District, and Ouray County EMS responded.    At this time, we can report that 20 people were taken to various hospitals in the region.   We do not have any updated information about the condition of those 20 miners, nor identities of those miners, but some have been treated and released. A rescue was initiated for two miners who remained underground. Unfortunately, they have both been confirmed as fatalities at the site by the County Coroner. Their identities have not been confirmed pending notification of family members. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is involved and on-site.

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OURAY COUNTY 2 Miners confirmed dead after morning accident at Revenue-Virginius Mine

By Sheridan Block

sheridan@ouraynews.com

Two miners have now been confirmed dead by Ouray County attorney and press contact Marti Whitmore. The names of the victims have not been released and are pending family notification. At 3:45 p.m., Whitmore confirmed that the miners were the two reported to have been trapped underground. Twenty other employees were transported to regional hospitals. All but two patients have been treated an released, she said.

The Revenue-Virginius mine is a silver, lead, zinc, copper and gold mine operated by Star Mine Operations, a division of Silver Star Resources based in Denver. The mine is located about eight miles south of Ouray. The deposit consists of high grade narrow mesothermal quartz veins.

Earlier Ouray County Press Release

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Ouray County fashion show kicks up its heels

The women of Ouray County enjoyed a Saturday together at the Friends of the Library Fashion Show and Luncheon. According to event coordinator Barbara Morss, the event went smoothly with very few problems. Proceeds from Saturday's well-loved event will go toward the purchase of new books for the Ouray Public Library. Additionally, members of the Friends group who have passed away in the last year were remembered for their contribution to the community. This year, Barbara Peterson was remembered at the event. A book plate dedicated to Peterson will be in each new book purchased for the library.

Plaindealer photos by Sheridan Block

 

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TOWN OF RIDGWAY Coffee roasting approved by Planning Commission

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Nov.12, the Ridgway Planning Commission voted unanimously in support of a conditional use permit for coffee roasting as a light industrial use in the historic business district at Cimarron Books and Coffee, located at 380 W. Sherman St.
In order to limit a potentially excessive odor emittance, the planning commission amended the permit to specify that the coffee roaster be no larger than three kilograms in size.

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OURAY COUNTY Advocates react to visual impact decision

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

The surprising twist to the visual impact regulations saga last week caught many by surprise, but advocates on both sides of the issue have a positive outlook for the future of section 9. After more than two years of review and revision by the Ouray County Planning Commission, a visual impact regulations proposal came before the Board of County Commissioners.
"I was very pleased with the outcome," planning commission chair Ken Lipton said this week, adding that some of the planning commissioners he spoke to after the hearing were also pleased.

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TOWN OF RIDGWAY Alley Poems and public art featured in Moonwalk

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

This month's Moonwalk event, put on by the Ridgway Creative District, is a tour of public art in Ridgway, including the Alley Poems and Alley Art collections, created by Michael McCullough of Firehouse Sculpture, and public sculptures commissioned by the Public Art Ridgway Colorado committee. Attendees will also have a chance to meet many of the artists behind these pieces.

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