By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comNot so long ago, Jason and Amber Perkins were living out of their 2012 Airstream travel trailer packed tightly with all their belongings, two dogs, a cat and a baby on the way. One year later the growing family is on the other side of the camper, building a... + continue reading

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By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comLaser lights bouncing off the canyon walls with fireworks bursting in the night sky above made for an “epic, lifetime moment” when front man Cruz Contreras and the Black Lillies took the stage at last year’s Fourth of July concert. Contreras is expecting... + continue reading

The Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery is now in the capable hands of award winning brewer Daniel Richards of Echo Brewing. Founders Tom and Sandy Hennessy will remain a part of brewing operations at the Colorado Boy's Ridgway location. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedjebill@ouraynews.comTom and Sandy Hennessy, owners of the Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery, are passing their iconic Ridgway brewery to the capable hands of a younger brewer and former student from Frederick, Colorado.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Tom confirmed that the pub and brewery... + continue reading

Non-residential landowners in Ouray County can received 50 percent cost share for chemicals to treat leafy spurge, pictured above. Courtesy photo
By Bill Tiedjebill@ouraynews.comAs spring rains give plants in the region an added boost, it’s time to think about controlling problematic weed species in Ouray County.Ouray County Vegetation Manager Ron Mabry says a new cost share program in Ouray and San Miguel counties will help landowners... + continue reading
By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comEnveloped and enamored by the beauty of the San Juans, it's easy to forget that an entire world exists outside of Ouray. But this week's Mountain Air Music Series headliner, The Ragbirds, will add some extra-worldly flavor to the city's already bubbling... + continue reading

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The Colorado Boy Pub and Brewery is now in the capable hands of award winning brewer Daniel Richards of Echo Brewing. Founders Tom and Sandy Hennessy will remain a part of brewing operations at the Colorado Boy's Ridgway location. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Non-residential landowners in Ouray County can received 50 percent cost share for chemicals to treat leafy spurge, pictured above. Courtesy photo

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06/24/2015

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Experts will be on hand June 29 in an outreach meeting to provide information and answer questions with regard to the multi-agency strategy being developed to deal with the white fir... + continue reading

06/23/2015

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Continuing the tradition of helping neighbors in need, local volunteers are gearing up for this year's Compassion Weekend projects.


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Students, staff and community supporters joined the groundbreaking ceremonies at Ridgway Elementary School playground on June 1. The playground renovations, including a new zipline, climbing wall and ADA sidewalk, are scheduled to be completed in time for the start of school this fall. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
06/05/2015

By Bill Tiedje
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On Monday, June 1, friends, supporters and staff of Ridgway Elementary School gathered for an official groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to the school's playground.


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A Colorado Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk lowers Ouray Mountain Rescue Team Member Cory Jackson on Tuesday to rescue two skiers on the north face of Mount Sneffels at 12,600 feet, at the bottom of the Snake Couloir. Courtesy photo
06/04/2015

By Sheridan Block
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Ouray Mountain Rescue Team completed another successful rescue mission on Mt. Sneffels on Tuesday, thanks to the help of a National Guard helicopter.


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Pickleball is played with a large solid paddle and a perforated plastic ball. The rapidly growing sport is a mix of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
06/04/2015

By Bill Tiedje
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The skillful and social sport of pickleball is growing in popularity across the country, and a local group of enthusiasts has started a pickleball club in Ridgway for casual and competitive play.

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06/18/2015
Summer is beautiful in the mountains, but it's also a harbinger of horrors great and small, forest fires being among the worst and most devastating. Mud is no fun either, but without it – in the... + continue reading

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