Ridgway Lodge and Suites is restricted to an attached sign due to the plat restrictions on the east side of US 550. However, owner John Foy’s representative came before the council July 13 to request a more visible sign, whether it be a pole sign or monument sign. The town council denied Foy's request.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Still no signs east of US 550
by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comAfter a continuation and two meetings lacking a quorum, Ridgway Town Council denied Ridgway Lodge and Suites’ request to remove an eastside plat restriction on signs along US 550 at the July 13 regular meeting.Brian Kidnay,... + continue reading

Jeff Bockes, a county employee who was speaking on his own behalf, provides comments to the Ouray County Planning Commission at the July 19 high alpine public hearing at the 4-H Center in Ridgway. Mark Castrodale, county planner, operated a timer on the projector screen in the back, allowing three minutes of speech time for each person that approached the commission. The OCPC voted to recommend the regulations to the Board of County Commissioners at the end of the hearing.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comGoing along with the majority of its public hearing audience, the Ouray County Planning Commission approved recommendation of the new high alpine regulations to the Board of County Commissioners the evening of July 19 at the 4-H Center in Ridgway.The commission... + continue reading

A LEGO sculpture on display at the Ridgway Public Library, assembled by a member of the library’s LEGO club. The club meets every Tuesday except the first of the month. LEGOs and snacks are provided.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynew.comRidgway Public Library continues its summer programs this year, with many opportunities for fun, learning and interactivity.What promises to be a popular event is the library’s release party on Aug. 4 for the new “Harry Potter” book. Both parts of “The Cursed... + continue reading

The Masonic Lodge in Ouray held a barbecue after the parade on July 4. Hundreds of hungry visitors and residents turned out to enjoy the ribs.

Plaindealer photo by Tori Sheets
 

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comIn July 4’s side-by-side barbecue events hosted by the Ouray Elks Lodge and the Masonic Lodge, the real winner was the customer.Before the parade had even ended, people started stacking up on the sidewalk in anticipation of the holiday meals the two... + continue reading

From left: LiErin Wilson and Richard Weber III bombard their opponents at the traditional water fight battles on July 4. The duo ended up winning the bout in under 50 seconds.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comEven before the water fights started at two in the afternoon, a large crowd started to gather around the ring at Main Street and Sixth Avenue in Ouray on July 4.The atmosphere felt similar to a boxing match, with competitors gearing and warming up and the crowd... + continue reading

Ridgway Lodge and Suites is restricted to an attached sign due to the plat restrictions on the east side of US 550. However, owner John Foy’s representative came before the council July 13 to request a more visible sign, whether it be a pole sign or monument sign. The town council denied Foy's request.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Jeff Bockes, a county employee who was speaking on his own behalf, provides comments to the Ouray County Planning Commission at the July 19 high alpine public hearing at the 4-H Center in Ridgway. Mark Castrodale, county planner, operated a timer on the projector screen in the back, allowing three minutes of speech time for each person that approached the commission. The OCPC voted to recommend the regulations to the Board of County Commissioners at the end of the hearing.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

A LEGO sculpture on display at the Ridgway Public Library, assembled by a member of the library’s LEGO club. The club meets every Tuesday except the first of the month. LEGOs and snacks are provided.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

The Masonic Lodge in Ouray held a barbecue after the parade on July 4. Hundreds of hungry visitors and residents turned out to enjoy the ribs.

Plaindealer photo by Tori Sheets
 

From left: LiErin Wilson and Richard Weber III bombard their opponents at the traditional water fight battles on July 4. The duo ended up winning the bout in under 50 seconds.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

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07/22/2016

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Residents on Log Hill Mesa have a lot to say about the proposed formation of a public improvement district to levy taxes for a chip seal of CR 1. During a public hearing on the topic on July 12, the... + continue reading

07/18/2016

by Dalton Carver
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Dalwhinnie Farms, LLC secured one of the final marijuana cultivation licenses for the year at July 12’s Board of County Commissioners meeting.


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04/02/2016

By Tori Sheets
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The Library of Congress has an impressive online collection of Ouray County historical photos.
Some were taken by photographer Russell Lee during a visit to Ouray in September 1940 at the end of the... + continue reading

04/01/2016

By Tori Sheets
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Casey Welch, a local dental hygienist, arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal for a dental care trip three days before the earthquake claiming more than 8,000 lives and causing 17,000 injuries struck on April 25, 2015... + continue reading

03/26/2016

By Tori Sheets
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Lady bikers will thunder through Ouray this summer for the first Steel Horse Sisterhood Women's Motorcycle Summit June 7-9. The Summit is a three day motorcycle challenge designed to bring women... + continue reading

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06/26/2016
Dear Editor,In response to “Short Term Rental Regulations Hashed Out” of May 19-25, I wish to commend our neighbors for their efforts to promote our area through the use of their homes and Bed and... + continue reading

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