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Thu
28
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: Needed improvements dependent on bond


RTA principal Brian Calhoun presents proposed improvement plans to the school board on Monday night.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Improvements to the Ouray School K-12 building may come as soon as next summer if the school board can secure enough funding for the much needed upgrades, through a bond measure that will go to voters in November.

Thu
28
Aug

OURAY COUNTY AG foreclosure lawsuits reveal unfair fees

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Board of Ouray County Commissioners discussed state foreclosure laws on Aug. 26, with regard to the Colorado Attorney General's civil lawsuits against Colorado's two largest foreclosure law firms, the Castle Law Group and Aronowitz and Mecklenburg.

Wed
27
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE: Black Bear Pass will be closed next week

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Black Bear Pass will be completely closed next week on Sept. 3 and 4 for road repairs.

Mon
25
Aug

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Marijuana cultivation licensing

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In response to growing demand, the Ridgway Town Council voted Wednesday night to permit up to six marijuana cultivation facilities, with a maximum of 3,600 plants per facility, in the town's commercial and industrial zones.

Fri
22
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Burglars hit local businesses

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Police are investigating two burglary cases that occurred in town early last week.

Fri
22
Aug

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Standardized test results released in time for new school year

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In time for the new school year, Ridgway Schools received their standardized test scores and will adjust curriculum and teacher support according to the areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Thu
21
Aug

WESTERN SLOPE Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail still growing


The City of Montrose has applied for a grant to extend the paved portion of Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail south from Montrose for an additional 2.8 miles. This portion of the trail, located on the west side of the frontage road, is not currently paved. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Connecting the communities of Ridgway and Montrose to the river of its namesake, the Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail continues to grow slowly and steadily, bringing increased river access and natural space for the enjoyment of the region.

Thu
21
Aug

OURAY SCHOOL: TCAP scores show continued excellence, room for growth

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Teachers and staff at Ouray School will adjust their goals and focuses for student success after receiving results from last year's state standardized test.

Thu
21
Aug

CITY OF OURAY: Hilton and Cockle appointed to council

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Business owner Dee Hilton and real estate broker Carl Cockle will join city council after being appointed to fill the two vacancies on the board. Hilton, owner of the Wildflower Boutique on Main Street, will replace former councilor John Ferguson for a three and a half year term and Cockle, owner of Ouray County Properties, will fill in the remaining year and a half term left open by Richard Kersen.

Wed
20
Aug

OURAY COUNTY: Fortune Minerals leads CR 26A road work

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

County Road 26A remains closed between Liberty Mine and the top of Governor Basin this week as mine operator Fortune Minerals leads road improvement efforts near the Revenue mine.

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