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Thu
11
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Boy Scouts rescued near Ironton

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Cold, wet and tired, a troop of Arizona Boy Scouts were safely escorted out of deep snow and ice on Richmond Pass by the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team on Wednesday afternoon.

Thu
11
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Addressing growing weed problems


Non-residential landowners in Ouray County can received 50 percent cost share for chemicals to treat leafy spurge, pictured above. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As spring rains give plants in the region an added boost, it’s time to think about controlling problematic weed species in Ouray County.

Wed
10
Jun

WESTERN SLOPE: SMPA members gather for annual meeting

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com
The annual meeting of members of San Miguel Power Association, Inc., will be Thursday, June 11, at the co-op’s office in Ridgway. Any member registering for the meeting will receive a hamburger and hot dog dinner and a $10 bill credit.
SMPA is a member-owned rural electric cooperative, meaning those who receive electric service from the co-op own a portion of the business.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and a brief business meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Ridgway office is at 720 N. Railroad St.
 

Tue
09
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Flash flood watch issued

Plaindealer Staff Report

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The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch for portions of southwest Colorado and southeast Utah, including the Uncompahgre River Basin, in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday.

The Flood Watch indicated tropical moisture will reach the Four Corners Region on Tuesday night and may bring widespread heavy rainfall on Wednesday into Thursday.

Small streams in runoff conditions could swell quickly.

 

Tue
09
Jun

OURAY COUNTY SMPA announces dividend payments

Plaindealer Staff Report
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For the third consecutive year San Miguel Power Association, Inc., will be paying out member dividends, also known as capital credits. This year’s total payout is $1,721,479 to members from the years 1986, 1987 and part of 1988 and 1999.

Mon
08
Jun

OURAY COUNTY Sign code changes approved in Land Use Code cleanup

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

In a third public hearing on Land Use Code revisions on May 27, the Board of Ouray County Commissioners approved changes to Section 8: Sign Regulations.

Sun
07
Jun

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Fortuna Tierra awards $8k in scholarships

Plaindealer Staff Report
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The Fortuna Tierra Club was pleased to award a total of $8000 in scholarships for 2015. Six scholarships were given to deserving Ridgway Secondary School seniors on Awards Night, May 20. Those students were Patrick Felberg, Alexis Dimpault-Darcy, Sabine Lindler, Quinlan McNatt, Haley Burgess and Rane Dickerson.

Sat
06
Jun

OURAY COUNTY OCPAG hands out scholarship awards

Plaindealer Staff Report
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Ouray County Performing Arts Guild has announced its 2015 scholarship winners. Chiara Degenhardt, graduating from Ouray High School, received $2000 toward her first year of study at Truman State University, where she will minor in music and audition for some of Truman’s fine choirs. 

Fri
05
Jun

OURAY COUNTY: Cooperative water efforts get backing from Roundtable

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's a promising sign for local water users that the Gunnison Basin Roundtable unanimously approved recommendations to award grant funding for a countywide water engineering analysis, which would help entities understand water issues and look toward future solutions for the Upper Uncompahgre Basin.

On Tuesday, County Attorney and representative to the Roundtable Marti Whitmore said the group showed "very strong support" for the unifying effort and will forward recommendations to the Colorado Water Conservation Board to approve a total of $50,000 in funding for the project ($25,000 from the statewide fund and $25,000 from the basin's fund in water reserve account set aside by CWCB). The CWCB will not make a decision until its meeting in Montrose in September, which Whitmore plans to attend to represent the project.

Fri
05
Jun

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Playground project breaks ground


Students, staff and community supporters joined the groundbreaking ceremonies at Ridgway Elementary School playground on June 1. The playground renovations, including a new zipline, climbing wall and ADA sidewalk, are scheduled to be completed in time for the start of school this fall. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Monday, June 1, friends, supporters and staff of Ridgway Elementary School gathered for an official groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to the school's playground.

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