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Sat
27
Feb

Marionettes to perform the art of life

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The show coming to the Wright Opera House on March 13 is unlike any other show that has graced the stage in Ouray. The Cashore Marionettes will perform touching scenes from everyday life set to classical music. The show has no words, and the entire performance is orchestrated by one man, Joseph Cashore.
Cashore has been designing and manipulating marionettes for 30 years. In fact, he created all the marionettes for his show.
"The artistic quality is just incredible," Sue Hillhouse, president of Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, said. "He has characters that can move their eyebrows, animals can wiggle their ears and babies will wiggle their toes."
Hillhouse said she was fascinated with marionettes on TV programs like the Ed Sullivan Show growing up. To see them on stage as an adult will be a treat.

Fri
26
Feb

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS 
Curiosity over calendar changes

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

The school board considered adding a February break period to the district calendar during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. The move would be an effort to consolidate the usual “fragmented” days off.

Thu
25
Feb

Ouray mine plans to try again

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Revenue mine is revving up once again, this time under the name Ouray Silver Mine. Clint Fletcher, site manager, gave a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners last week during a county roads listening session. The presentation detailed the mine's new ownership and plans to reopen in phases during 2016.
The property was taken over by Lascaux Resource Capital of New York after its previous owner defaulted. LRC was financing partner for the Revenue Silver Mine when the mine was owned by the Canadian company Fortune Minerals Limited. Fortune Minerals defaulted on the $35 million agreement with LRC in July 2015.
Since then the mine has been in care and maintenance mode.  
"We basically shut everything down, had to lay off of most of the people and ended up keeping maybe 14 people for care and maintenance," Fletcher said.

Thu
25
Feb

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 RAT MOU’s tires have yet to hit the trail

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

Town council ratified a memorandum of understanding regarding Ridgway Area Trails at its last regular meeting Feb. 10. However, not all of the involved parties have committed to sign off on the document.

Wed
24
Feb

Undefeated!

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Ouray Knowledge Bowl team took first place in the league at the meet on Monday. The team will head to state on March 14 and 15 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
The team was undefeated for the entire season and they now hope to defend their state championship title. Ouray has attended the state competition eight years in a row, and they won first place in 2013 and 2015.
Team members are Trey Hollifield, Morgan Wright, Sam Rondinelli, Joey Fedel, Evan Vann, Aaron Gregory, Keegan Eddy, Cooper Rondinelli and Nathalie Guzman.

Mon
22
Feb

Citizens pave the way for CR 1 improvement

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


The Citizens Action Committee for County Road 1 gained some additional help at Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting in its goal to improve the troubled road on Log Hill. Paul Sunderland, attorney, will provide legal guidance to both the committee and the county. He will advise the committee on how to form a public improvement district to pave or chip seal CR 1, but his client will be Ouray County.
The board’s budget allows for up to $5,000 of legal services, and Sutherland's services will not exceed that cost.
"I doubt seriously that there will be much in the way of cost at all," Sutherland said.

Sun
21
Feb

OURAY COUNTY
 Wine and Whiskers returns for ninth year

A model embraces the high energy tumbling around the room at the Second Chance Humane Society Wine and Whiskers event. According to Kelly Goodin, SCHS executive director, the fashion show is one of the event's biggest draws.

Photo courtesy of Kaycee Clark

By Dalton Carver


dalton@ouraynews.com




The annual Wine and Whiskers fundraising event, hosted by Second Chance Humane Society, is definitely more than its name implies.  

Sat
20
Feb

OURAY COUNTY
: A trek through new communication regulations

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


The Ouray County Planning Commission convened Tuesday evening to refine the new Land Use Code section regarding “communications.”

Fri
19
Feb

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Aerodynamic stall, spin forced down aircraft

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

The National Travel Safety board indicated that the Socata aircraft that crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir March 2014 was most likely caused an inadvertent aerodynamic stall and spin in its probable cause report released Feb. 17.

This report is a follow-up to the factual report on the incident, which was released Jan. 29.

The small aircraft out of Gasden, Alabama was piloted by Jimmy Hill, 48. Also aboard the plane were Katrina Barksdale, 40;  Xander Barksdale, 8; Kobe Barksdale, 11; and Seth McDuffie, 14. There were no survivors upon impact.

According to the report, the aircraft was initially cleared for approach by the air traffic controller at Montrose Regional Airport.

Fri
19
Feb

Ouray girls win a David and Goliath battle

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Ouray girls’ basketball team defeated Dolores, a 2A team, in overtime on Friday night. The girls were down to four players during overtime due to foul-outs, but they were still able to defeat the larger team.
"This was one of our best girls’ games in many years," Craig Kaminsky, coach, said.
Ouray lost to Dolores by 27 points the last time the two met on Jan. 16. Ouray was ready for the challenge this time and planned to handle the pressure by stepping up their defense.
“It was pretty amazing, we had a two point lead at the half and they were just working their tails off," Kaminsky said. "Dolores came back and pushed ahead in the final moments of the fourth quarter."

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