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Sun
20
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Commercial marijuana cultivation regs tabled

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway Town Council tabled a proposed ordinance that would have limited commercial marijuana cultivation in the town to using agricultural irrigation water, after hearing strong opposition from potential growers during the council's regular meeting on July 9.

Fri
18
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Earhart's journey symbolically completed


Shane Jordan snapped this photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the duo flew out of Tanzania from aboard their world-rounding Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Thousands of miles from the nearest continent, pilots Amelia Rose Earhart and Shane Jordan looked down upon Howland Island, the mid-Pacific landing strip that their predecessor, Amelia Earhart, never reached in her round-the-world flight attempt.

Fri
18
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Water Efficiency Plan to give insight to city's water usage

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Taking the first step to fully understanding our water system, the City of Ouray has drafted a Water Efficiency Plan which will help the community maximize water usage.

Thu
17
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Planning commission talks marijuana odors and security

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Pot shops are not yet a reality in Ouray, but the city planning commission continues its discussions on possible regulations. At the instruction of city council, the planning commission will organize a set of broad-brushed regulations to help manage the potentially budding industry in town, should voters in November approve allowing marijuana businesses within the community.

Thu
17
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Weaver Memorial Park adds art and trails


This eagle sculpture, located near an inspirational eagle poem by Dennis Weaver, was created by Zimbabwean artist Bongo Love. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Seven years after its dedication, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park has emerged as a crown jewel of the town of Ridgway, and its amenities continue to grow, including art sculptures and events, more trails and perhaps soon a welcome center for Ridgway.

Wed
16
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: Motorcyclist killed on Red Mountain Pass

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

One man is dead after a crash on Red Mountain Pass Tuesday night.

Mon
14
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Project planned to expand Perimeter Trail

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray's Perimeter Trail is a favorite hike for locals and tourists. The five miles of trail offer hikers scenic views of the city and its surrounding cliffs and mountains. However, the Perimeter Trail is still a work in progress, and this summer the Ouray Trail Group will begin its project to expand and improve the route.

Mon
14
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Downtown improvement tradeoffs

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

As the public engaged with engineers to discuss the Town of Ridgway's downtown infrastructure and improvement project during a meeting on Tuesday, Mayor John Clark said he felt excitement regarding the project but was "a little scared" too about how it would all work out.

 

Fri
11
Jul

OURAY COUNTY: BOCC gives support to proposed OHV legislation

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The Board of County Commissioners proved their support of the off-highway vehicle community, agreeing to back proposed legislation that would create a title and registration program for OHVs statewide.

Fri
11
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Moonwalk's one-year anniversary

 

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

 

Saturday marks the one year anniversary of Moonwalks in Ridgway, sponsored by the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts.

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