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Fri
23
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: Pool project much more than re-design

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Climbing walls and soaking pools, splash pads and water falls -- it's easy to get excited about the visual improvements that will take over the Hot Springs Pool. Many enthusiastically welcome the changes, eager to see a fresh design that is sure to attract another million visitors each year while others balk at the $8.2 million price tag accompanied by only a handful of colorful pool designs to justify it.

Fri
23
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: Massard Trust wants to help improve road surface

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Many are familiar with the generous givings of the Frank R. Massard Trust, a local group dedicated to funding small grant awards to local non-profits. However, the trustees are hoping to expand their contributions to the community on another level, proposing a $10,000 donation to help improve road conditions within the city.

Thu
22
Oct

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: Criteria for bus riders could change

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

The three-month discussion over altered school bus routes continued in Tuesday evening’s Ridgway School Board meeting, with members desiring to clear up vague language and approve proposed policy readings.

Thu
22
Oct

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Protecting CR 24 during downtown construction

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Two county commissioners attended the Ridgway Town Council meeting last week to discuss renewing their intergovernmental agreement and efforts to minimize damage to County Road 24 when Ridgway’s road construction begins in March.

Mon
12
Oct

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Alley Poems have a new look

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Have you noticed the brand new Alley Poems going up around Ridgway? Thanks to a generous contribution from Darin Hill of Mountain Market and other grocery stores, the old hand-painted, hand-lettered Alley Poems are being replaced with outdoor sign boards from Megapixel Digital Imaging.

Fri
09
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Interpreting ballots and interrogating candidates

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Not sure who to vote for? Confused by pending tax hikes? With less than a month until the election, Women In Support of Education is giving you one last chance to gather facts before making decisions on Nov. 3.

Fri
09
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Sheriff weighs in on new speeding surcharge

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Habitual speedsters may have received a financial break thanks to Ouray County Sheriff Dominic "Junior" Mattivi. While the county's initiative to tack on a surcharge for speeding on county roads is still moving forward, Mattivi negotiated a change to the proposed $10 per mile per hour over the posted speed limit.

Thu
08
Oct

OURAY COUNTY: Red Mountain Pass open

Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com

Weekday closures on US 550 south -- Red Mountain Pass -- are over. The highway is now passable for drivers throughout the day; however, Colorado Department of Transportation cribwall repair work will continue through mid-November. Two zones on US 550 will include single lane, alternating traffic . For details information on cribwall repairs, visit https://www.codot.gov/projects/us550redmtnpass. Oversize and overweight vehicles are still prohibited from traveling the highway.

Thu
08
Oct

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: Bus route issues resolved

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com


Answering questions raised by parents regarding school bus routes approved by Ridgway School Board of Education in June, Interim Superintendent Steve Smith revised the routes, effective Oct. 8.



In a letter to students and parents on Oct. 5, Smith laid out the revisions to routes serving students on County Road 1 and County Road 23. Some stops within the town limits were eliminated.
The routes approved in June eliminated stops on County Road 23 and on County Road 1, except for two stops at Colona and at the top of Log Hill. The board heard from Smith and from Transportation Director Maggie Graff that conditions on those two unpaved roads were deteriorating, and the $75,000 repair cost for school busses was too high.
The revised routes taking effect today add...

Thu
08
Oct

CITY OF OURAY: Delta woman wins Jeep raffle

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

It was a short drive to Ouray on Tuesday for Delta resident Brittney Madsen. The 58-mile trip felt even shorter knowing what awaited her at the county courthouse: a brand new, hydro pearl blue Jeep Wrangler.
Madsen is the 51st winner of Ouray’s annual Jeep Raffle, but the shock has yet to wear off.

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