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Thu
29
May

WESTERN SLOPE Reps push local sage grouse control

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A bill introduced by Republican U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner would prevent the Endangered Species Act listing of sage grouse species for 10 years but would require states to follow conservation management plans for the species.

Thu
29
May

OURAY COUNTY: Tire cleanup to start rolling, monopine to be planted

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

After years of buildup, approximately 210 tons of waste tires buried and scattered along the Gunn property will finally be removed and properly disposed of.

Thu
29
May

OURAY COUNTY Runoff on the rise


Runoff waters filled the "swimming hole" on the Uncompahgre River in Ridgway to its banks on May 23. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Recent high temperatures and warm nights mean peak runoff flows on the Uncompahgre River will be arriving soon.

Mon
26
May

WESTERN SLOPE Celebrating a new home for dogs


Griff, the wire-haired Griffon, stops in front of his new home at the Second Chance Humane Society after going for a run. A generous donation has allowed Second Chance to secure completion of "Smitty's Dog Den," a purpose-built dog facility. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Twenty years ago, a motivated group of animal lovers first dreamed of a haven for homeless dogs and cats in San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties. Now a modern dog shelter facility will serve as a clean, efficient home for the counties' pets in need of shelter.

Mon
26
May

CITY OF OURAY: T-shirt print shop encourages active lifestyles

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

In 2009, Sue Fields left behind over 20 years of high-stress work in the investment banking industry. A Harvard graduate, her career has taken her from the hustle and bustle of Wall Street, to a seat as chief financial officer for Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers and now to a small retail shop off in the San Juan Mountains.

Fri
23
May

CITY OF OURAY: RV regulations see more revisions

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The ongoing debate regarding the city's recreational vehicle regulations continued on Monday, May 19, during the city council meeting. Following a public hearing, with many residents showing up for comment, council went back and forth between motions and discussions in an effort to find a compromise.

Fri
23
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY New commercial design regulations

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

New commercial design guidelines and regulations, including requirements for signs and parking lot development such as paving and landscaping, were adopted unanimously by the Ridgway Town Council on May 14.

Thu
22
May

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS Gomez proud of RSD accomplishments

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Although outgoing Superintendent Cheryl Gomez's forced resignation was accepted by the Ridgway School Board on April 8, she is proud to speak of the school district's accomplishments in the past year.

Thu
22
May

OURAY COUNTY: CDOT opens Red Mountain Pass for Memorial Day weekend

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Travel plans on Red Mountain Pass will be completely unhindered during Memorial Day weekend as the Colorado Department of Transportation will postpone rockfall work for five days to accommodate holiday traffic.

Mon
19
May

OURAY COUNTY Blending points in section 9

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

During a work session regarding Section 9 (Visual Impact) of the county land use code, the Board of Ouray County Commissioners agreed to direct staff to include blending as a heavily weighted portion of the visual impact mitigation points system.

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