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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
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

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.

Tue
23
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Weather and avalanche control temporarily shut down Red Mountain Pass

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After approximately 10 hours of closure, Red Mountain Pass reopened around 11:15 a.m. on Monday.

Tue
23
Dec

CITY OF OURAY Elks host Santa visits

Special to the Plaindealer
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

For 87 years the Ouray Elks lodge has been arranging for children to get personal visits from Santa, and this year is no exception.

Mon
22
Dec

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Pass opens after weather shut down

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After approximately 10 hours of closure, Red Mountain Pass reopened around 11:15 a.m. on Monday.

Mon
22
Dec

OURAY COUNTY Climbing ice with Mentors


(Left to right) Climbing mentor Ines Papert and Alpine Mentors participants Colin Simon, Buster Jesik and Steven van Sickle pictured atop the summit of Tour Ronde, France. Simon, Jesik and van Sickle will give a slideshow presentation of their climbs from the Alps to the Himalayan Mountains of India on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Ouray Community Center. Courtesy photo

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Putting pick to ice at the Alpine Mentors Ice Bash on Dec. 27, beginners will get the chance to hone their skills by climbing with experienced mentors during the day-long event in Ouray.

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