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Tue
30
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: SMPA members get holiday gift

Plaindealer Staff Report
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San Miguel Power Association, Inc., will refund $1 million of surplus revenue to its members at the end of December. The refund, called the Christmas Credit, will appear as a line item on bills received in early January 2015.

Mon
29
Dec

WESTERN SLOPE: Credit union offers scholarships

Plaindealer Staff Report
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NuVista Federal Credit Union is offering $3,600 in scholarships for local students. Applicants must live in a household of a NuVista member.

Mon
29
Dec

DISTRICT 59: Brown assigned to House committees

Plaindealer Staff Report
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J Paul Brown, Representative-elect for Colorado House District 59, will serve on two committees in the 2015 legislature: Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources and Health, Insurance and Environment.
“I am very happy with my committee assignments for the coming term,” Brown said. “I’ll be able to work for all of HD 59 in these committees.”

Mon
29
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Non-profits receive grants from Massard and WCCF

Special to the Plaindealer
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The Frank L. Massard Trust and Western Colorado Community Foundation announced the distribution of $28,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations serving Ouray and Ouray County. Recipients of this year’s grants include the Ouray County Arts Association, the Ouray County Historical Society, the Ouray County Nordic Council, the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, the Ouray Elks Lodge #492, the Ouray Public Library, the Ridgway Railroad Museum, the Sherbino Theater, Uncompahgre RiverWay, Inc., Weehawken Creative Arts, the Wright Opera House, Voyager Youth Program, Neighbor to Neighbor and Haven House.

Sat
27
Dec

OURAY COUNTY Bring in the New Year with a state park hike


First Day Hikes at Ridgway State Park will highlight each section of the park, including lesser known trails such as the Oak Leaf Trail. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On New Year's Day, Ridgway State Park will host four guided hikes aimed at getting people outside and into nature, in a growing tradition taking place in state parks across the country.

Fri
26
Dec

OURAY SCHOOL: Varsity basketball charging forward


Caleb Preston (#22) wins the tipoff against Creede/Lake City during their non-league game in Gunnison last weekend. Courtesy photo by Alyssa Preston

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It's an exciting time to be a supporter of Ouray School Varsity Basketball, as both the boys and girls teams are doing exceptionally well this season. Currently, the boys hold an undefeated record of 7-0 and the girls continue to power through with a 4-2 record.

Fri
26
Dec

COLORADO Civil actions announced against two more foreclosure firms

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Monday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that his office would pursue civil law enforcement actions against two more Colorado foreclosure law firms, Robert J. Hopp and Associates and The Hopp Law Firm and The Vaden Law Firm, bringing the total to eight firms targeted by the state for charging inflated fees in the foreclosure process.

Thu
25
Dec

OURAY COUNTY High winds and snow prompt avalanche warning

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning for the North San Juan zone, including alpine portions of Ouray County, following a winter storm which began on Sunday evening and brought dense new snow along with wind gusts over 100 miles per hour in some locations.

Wed
24
Dec

CITY OF OURAY: Ice Park opening delayed, decisions later this week

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ice climbers will need to hold out a little bit longer as the season opening of the Ouray Ice Park was postponed last weekend.

Wed
24
Dec

WESTERN SLOPE Grant funds expanded HopeWest services

Plaindealer Staff Report
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HopeWest has received a $100,000 Daniels Fund grant to further the HopeWest mission to profoundly change the way our community experiences serious illness and grief – one family at a time.

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