News

Fri
14
Feb
admin's picture

OURAY COUNTY Visual Impact "low hanging fruit" addressed

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

During a work session on Feb. 6, the Board of County Commissioners made its first attempt to clean and reorganize minor, uncontroversial errors and changes, deemed "low hanging fruit," to the current staff-written draft of suggested changes to the county's Visual Impact regulations.
The draft is based in part on the county planning commission's version (rejected by the BOCC on Nov. 6) but does not include additional roads.
Despite their best efforts, a few issues arose as "higher hanging fruit," causing the commissioners to delay discussion on controversial matters.
Commissioner Don Batchelder brought up the draft's inclusion of blending for all buildings in visual impact corridors, noting it was an "emotionally controversial" topic during the public hearing in November.

Wed
29
Jan
admin's picture

CITY OF OURAY Research reveals citizen communication preference

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray citizens are too busy to attend city council meetings and would prefer to receive information through the newspapers or in their e-mails. That’s what Community Development Coordinator Ann Morgenthaler found in her Citizen Communication Survey conducted in mid-October as part of her final project to complete her masters degree.
The two-page questionnaire was designed to determine how citizens would like to receive communication and provide feedback to the city while helping the city work on efforts to better engage citizens in the future. Morgenthaler presented her findings to the city council and interested community members during a work session on Monday, Jan. 27.

Wed
29
Jan
admin's picture

OURAY COUNTY Staff presents Visual Impact suggestions

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

During the Board of County Commissioners' Jan. 28 work session, county land use staff presented suggested revisions to Section 9 of the county's land use code, Visual Impact Regulations, based on commissioners' comments at the Nov. 6 public hearing on the matter.
County Planner Mark Castrodale explained the revisions were based on staff's notes and on minutes from the public hearing and were intended to fulfill commissioners' direction expressed at the hearing.

Wed
29
Jan
admin's picture

OURAY COUNTY Nauer, Casolari seek re-election this year

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

With election season on the horizon, Ouray County Clerk and Recorder Michelle Nauer and Treasurer Jeannine Casolari have announced their intentions to run again for their respective positions this year.
Nauer will be running for a sixth term as the county's Clerk and Recorder, having accumulated nearly 20 years in the position since her election in 1994.
"The office is always busy with many diverse responsibilities," said Nauer. "It is far from boring and always challenging."

Wed
29
Jan
admin's picture

OURAY COUNTY Rodeo Royalty represent county at National Western

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Representing Ouray County, local rodeo royalty welcomed guests, signed autographs and passed out ribbons at the annual National Western Stock Show in Denver, conveying the county's "Western Spirit" to thousands.
"We had to always be looking our best and acting our best," explained Queen Attendant Alexis Darcy. "We had long hours, but it was a lot of fun."
Greeting visitors and taking photos with admiring younger girls was just part of the job. The rodeo royalty also assisted with directing guests to their seats and recruiting kids for rodeo games such as stick horse races and mutton busting, and even got the chance to meet Miss Rodeo America, Paige Nicholson.
Queen Brynne Skalla explained the reaction of many young girls upon meeting Ouray County's own rodeo royalty.

Sun
19
Jan
admin's picture

ROCKFALL WORK CONTINUES ON US 550 SOUTH OF OURAY

Red Mountain Pass to remain closed into next week, a reopen date is undetermined at this time.

Tue
14
Jan
admin's picture

OURAY COUNTY Rock slide closes Red Mountain Pass

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Red Mountain Pass remained closed Tuesday morning as Colorado Department of Transportation crews worked to clear the highway of rubble and debris following a series of rock slides that began Sunday evening.
Around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, CDOT closed a 12-mile stretch of Highway 550, from mile marker 80 to 92, after a “great deal of rubble” poured across the roadway approximately 900 feet above the highway near mile marker 90, just two miles south of Ouray.

Tue
07
Jan
admin's picture

CITY OF OURAY Creating competition at the Ice Fest

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

With the 19th Annual Ouray Ice Festival just around the corner, spectators and climbers alike are eager to see what’s in store for competitors during the Elite Mixed Climbing Competition.
A major attraction to the ice lover’s weekend, the mixed competition will feature 25 competitors who will race against the clock, climbing up a set route in the Ouray Ice Park. The challenge features a unique combination of natural and artificial elements, testing the strength and skill of the fearless racers.

Pages

Subscribe to News