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26
Apr
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RIDGWAY: Ryan survives fall from 1,800 feet


Photo by Alan Todd Joe Ryan gives the "victory" sign while recovering at St. Mary's Hospital after surviving a fall of 1,800 feet while skiing on Wilson Peak.

By Alan Todd
atodd@ouraynews.com

Fri
25
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE: Local skier hospitalized after fall at Wilson Peak

Plaindealer Staff Report

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A Ridgway outdoorsman was hospitalized Thursday, April 24, after falling at least 1,000 feet while skiing on Wilson Peak outside of Telluride.

 

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Pass to fully close during day

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project to scale more rocks off the mountainside above US 550 on Red Mountain Pass, where a large rockslide event on Jan. 12 led to a near month-long closure.
Starting Monday, April 28, and lasting for up to four weeks (ending prior to Memorial Day), US 550 on Red Mountain Pass will be fully closed between Ironton Park (mile marker 87) and south of Ouray (MM 92) during these hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. The pass will be open all other times, with single-lane, alternating traffic controlled by a signal.

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: County roads and conditions a top concern for BOCC

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Road conditions and maintenance for county roads topped the list of issues in the county during Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY SCHOOL: School board fills staff gaps

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray School will welcome three new faculty members this upcoming school year, replacing the holes left by long-time, beloved teachers.

Wed
23
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Welded Elephant Barbecue returns


One hundred pounds of brisket slow cooked atop Adrian Musgrove's apple wood-fired smoker on the morning of April 18 in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Don't be surprised if you detect the scent of delicious barbecue wafting up from Ridgway's Trail Town this summer.
In coming weeks, Adrian Musgrove will officially open the Welded Elephant Barbecue Shack at a new location in Trail Town across from the distillery.

Wed
23
Apr

CITY OF OURAY: O'Brien's welcomes new owners

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

O’Brien’s Pub and Grill is undergoing a few small changes in the upcoming months as new owner Shawn Dill steps up to the plate at the Irish eatery.

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: Snowpack on track, El Niño rising

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

As this winter winds down with a near-average snowpack in the mountains, some signs are beginning to point to a snowy winter next year.

Wed
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: Arena project receives angel donation

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

An anonymous donation of $125,000 to the Ouray County fairgrounds arena rebuild project will allow the Ouray County Rodeo Association to install a new arena in addition to the construction of new grandstands this summer.

Sun
20
Apr

Ouray Elks' Easter Egg Scramble 2014, Ridgway


It was a mad dash for colored eggs on Sunday afternoon as dozen of area children participated in the Elks' annual Easter egg scramble in Ridgway. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

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