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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
Thu
17
Apr

COLORADO: Officials encourage responsible marijuana use during 4/20 celebrations

Special to the Plaindealer

plaindealer@ouraynews.com

 

On Sunday, April 20, marijuana enthusiasts will be able to legally enjoy and celebrate the unofficial holiday dedicated to cannabis.

Now that Coloradans and tourists can legally participate in the recreational consumption of marijuana and celebrate at the many events that will take place statewide, patrons are being encouraged to be informed and abide by state laws and partake in any activities responsibly.

 

Wed
16
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE: Brown to oppose McLachlan in upcoming election

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

In a unanimous decision the District Assembly nominated J Paul Brown as the Republican candidate for the upcoming election for state representative in House District 59.

Wed
16
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: Town receives $500k DOLA grant for RAMP project


Town Clerk Pam Kraft swears in Councilor Jim Kavanaugh, Jason Gunning, Mayor John Clark and Rick Weaver for a new term on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

On Monday, the town of Ridgway learned it will receive a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the town's recently voter-approved $2 million infrastructure bond question.

Wed
16
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE: Freedom Fest an opportunity to educate and celebrate

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Cannabis consumers and activists have much to celebrate this Sunday, April 20, as the infamous pot smokers' holiday will be the first in the era of legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado. To celebrate the historic occasion, the first annual Western Slope Freedom Fest will hold a three day celebration of cannabis, music and voters' newly gained freedoms.

Wed
16
Apr

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS: Elementary playground remodel finds GOCO, community support

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Last Wednesday, the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded $100,000 to Ridgway Schools for renovation of the elementary school playground.

Wed
16
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE: Landowner preference program changing

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Colorado landowners' eligibility for big game hunting tags and use of those tags will change this summer as Colorado Parks and Wildlife implements new regulations for its landowner preference program.
To receive a landowner hunting tag voucher under the new regulations, landowners must provide habitat, support year-round or substantial populations, or provide proof of game damage for the particular game animal for which they are applying to hunt.
Sale of landowner vouchers, which can be exchanged for hunting tags, is also expressly prohibited in the new regulations, and transfers of these vouchers can only take place directly from landowners or land managers to hunters.
In western Colorado, the percentage of landowner tags that are distributed will also change.

Wed
16
Apr

CITY OF OURAY: Community policing program to rely on citizen involvement

Citizen Margaret Henderson talks with Police Chief Justin Perry and Officer Justin Crandall

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Ouray’s year-long police department overhaul continues to make progress as the department looks to implement its new “community policing” program.

Sun
13
Apr
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Alpenglow Arts Alliance discussion

On Wednesday, Apr. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the Ouray Community Development Committee will present a discussion by the newly formed Alpenglow Arts Alliance. The topic of the discussion will be to learn how each of these Organizations designs their event schedule to offer programs geared towards the changing seasonal market of Ouray County.

The presentation will take place in the Ouray Community Center, Sixth Avenue, Ouray.

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