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Thu
14
May

OURAY COUNTY: Water grant is now a waiting game

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Making an effort to be prepared for the state’s uncertain water future, Ouray County water users are taking necessary measures to protect their supply.

Tue
12
May

OURAY COUNTY Local ranger district recognized

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The Rocky Mountain Regional Forester presented two awards to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests last week to recognize high quality work, accomplishments and exemplary performance.

Mon
11
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Mountain Pact seeks higher coal royalties

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The town of Ridgway has joined 10 other western mountain towns in sending a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel to ask that coal companies pay higher royalties for their extractions on public lands.

Sat
09
May

CITY OF OURAY Celebrate mothers with the Elks

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Ouray Elks Lodge 492’s annual Mothers’ Day Recognition Ceremony and brunch will take place on Sunday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Fri
08
May

OURAY COUNTY: Committee makes CR1 short term recommendations

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Fingers are crossed in hopes that substantial short term solutions for County Road 1 will take place sooner rather than later. During its monthly meeting on Monday, the Road Committee formalized a set of recommendations for the Board of County Commissioners to consider.

Fri
08
May

OURAY COUNTY Federal SRS funding restored

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the 2015 funding amounts for the Secure Rural Schools program, totaling $9,847,536 for Colorado counties.

Fri
08
May

WESTERN SLOPE Keep yourself and bears safe

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Colorado's bears have awoken from their winter's nap and are again active throughout the state.

Thu
07
May

SCHOOL SPORTS: Ridgway senior follows track into the future


Sabine Lindler competing in the 1600 meter run at a meet in Montrose. Courtesy photo by David Emory

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Heart racing and lungs pumping, Sabine Lindler wiped the sweat from her forehead as she crossed the halfway mark of the 1600 meter run. Despite the burning sensation she felt in her legs that came with each pounding shock from the pavement, she pushed on. It’s usually at this point in the mile that she would feel drained to the point of tears, but not today.

Thu
07
May

OURAY COUNTY: Second pot cultivation license approved

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The business of cannabis continues to grow in Ouray County as the Board of County Commissioners approved a second marijuana cultivation application on Tuesday.

Thu
07
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Petty Charity Ride rolls through mountains


Despite the rain, approximately 200 motorcyclists in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America stopped at the Ridgway Conoco Station on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Crossing Dallas Divide in 40-degree temperatures and light rain, approximately 200 motorcyclists stopped in Ridgway on Wednesday morning as part of the 21st annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.

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