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Thu
12
Nov

OURAY COUNTY: City and county hold on additional mag alternative testing

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

County Road 24 will be the only guinea pig in the test for a magnesium chloride alternative this winter, as last minute demands have forced the city to hold off on a proposal from the Massard Trust last month.

Thu
12
Nov

OURAY COUNTY Land Use Department to see decreased fee revenue

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com
With Land Use, Planning and Building still in the swing of the fall building permit rush, the Ouray County department may see an increase in permit submissions compared to 2014. However, the fee revenue is predicted to be lower than previous years.

Thu
12
Nov

OURAY SCHOOL Board earns state recognition

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

On Nov. 3, the Colorado Association of School Boards named Ouray School Board as an All State School Board, recognizing the district’s achievement in governing excellence.

Mon
09
Nov

OURAY COUNTY Commissioner term limits expansion fails

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

Despite a backing by Dick Kreutzen based on interest he’d garnered from contacts, the voting issue on extending Board of County Commissioner term limits failed Tuesday night.


The issue was placed on the ballot on recommendation of Kreutzen after he talked to some friends of his.
“I emailed people, some Republicans, some Democrats, some conservatives, some not,” he said. “I was amazed what they thought about extending the terms. I got responses back from just about everyone. It was positive.”
Another reason for the recommendation, Kreutzen said, was that about 59 of the 64 Colorado counties had already...

 

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Fri
06
Nov

OURAY SCHOOL: Phase 2 construction plans for major interior renovations

Phase 2 construction plans for major interior renovations
By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Dust clouds of construction are slowly clearing as crews hammer their way toward the final stages of phase one construction at Ouray School. Having the bulk of work this year focused on roof framing and masonry, the school district is shifting its attention to phase two of the construction project, which addresses an impressive list of indoor renovations.
During the Wednesday, Oct. 28, Ouray School Board meeting, RTA architect Joel Cox presented the to-do list for phase two, slated to begin in the spring.

Fri
06
Nov

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Chamber succesful in lodging tax increase

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

Campaigning and clarification efforts by the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce on the 2015 lodging tax ballot issue have resulted in success of the measure.

Fri
06
Nov

OURAY COUNTY: TIGER unsuccessful for CR 1 funding

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It’s been weeks of waiting, the county hoping for good news regarding the results of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (also known as TIGER VII) grant, which would supply funding for desperately needed road improvements on County Road 1. On Oct. 29, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced recipients of the competitive award and unfortunately, the county’s efforts were unsuccessful this time around.

Thu
05
Nov

OURAY COUNTY: Contributions or payments for Second Chance?

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

If you're confused by the contentious debates between the City of Ouray and Second Chance Humane Society, you're not alone.

Thu
05
Nov

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: Board declares two seat vacancies Tuesday evening

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Tuesday evening’s short special session of the Ridgway School Board was to announce two vacant seats on the board since no one qualified to be on the Nov. 3 ballot.


The two-year seats of Roger Sagal, president, and Laura Thomas, board member, were officially declared vacant by the board. With no currently eligible candidates, the board will employ other methods to fill the seats.
“We have one letter that has been submitted. I’m hoping to get two more,” said Steve Smith, interim superintendent. “We’ve also gotten a call from somebody that has voiced interest. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
The deadline for showing interest in becoming a board member is...

 

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Thu
05
Nov

CITY OF OURAY: Internet outage on Saturday

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

An eight hour Internet outage is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 7 a.m. as CenturyLink conducts repairs on its fiber line in Ouray.
During the outage, Internet services from all providers will be unavailable for residents and businesses within the 325 prefix (Ouray). Business owners are advised to plan ahead as credit card scanners connected through the Internet will be affected.
While Internet will be down from anywhere between eight and 12 hours, citizens will still be able to use their cell phones. Land line use will be limited and only 24 lines will be able to connect at once. Emergency 911 calls can still be made through cell phones and available land lines.

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