By Tori Sheets Five citizens turned out Monday night to the city council meeting to express their opinions on whether council should begin its meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance. Most were in favor of beginning with the pledge, and one citizen was concerned that the issue was being used as... + continue reading

The 1996 Socata TBM 700 that crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir on March 22, 2014, killing all five persons aboard. Plaindealer file photo
By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comA couple of months before the two-year anniversary of the Ridgway Reservoir plane crash, the National Transportation Safety Board has released a factual report on the accident.According to Terry Williams, NTSB spokesman, the factual report, released Jan. 26,... + continue reading
When it comes to experiencing a Super Bowl, the closest most of us get is a seat in front of the television with a bowl of chips. For the mother of a Ouray woman, the thrill of cheerleading for the Kansas City Chiefs in the first ever Super Bowl game in 1967 gave her an up-close experience most can... + continue reading
By Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comPower outageOuray lost power briefly early Monday morning when a dump truck headed up 7th Avenue caught the power lines crossing the alley. The power pole next to Switzerland of America Jeeps was damaged and a large section of the city lost power.San Miguel Power... + continue reading

The trajectory of the pipe burst during IceFest is visible through coloration of the snow and ice directly below the penstock. Because the pipe had small leaks, some spots of brown ice could have been detected before the incident as well. Plaindealer photo by Tori Sheets
by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comTwo weeks ago, an incident described as a "meteorite falling from the sky" struck during the most populated time at the Ouray Ice Park.That was Eric Jacobson’s description when the section of the penstock that hangs over the Uncompahgre River gorge burst and... + continue reading

The 1996 Socata TBM 700 that crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir on March 22, 2014, killing all five persons aboard. Plaindealer file photo

The trajectory of the pipe burst during IceFest is visible through coloration of the snow and ice directly below the penstock. Because the pipe had small leaks, some spots of brown ice could have been detected before the incident as well. Plaindealer photo by Tori Sheets

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02/07/2016

By Tori Sheets

tori@ouraynews.com

A tale of loneliness, acceptance and unfortunate hand replacements will grace the stage of the Wright Opera House this month. Weehawken Dance presents “Edward Scissorhands,” a recreation of the classic... + continue reading

02/07/2016

by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

A potential 25-year lease agreement was pushed to a future agenda due to some unknowns and questions raised by the Board of County Commissioners.

Tuesday morning, commissioners decided they would... + continue reading

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10/12/2015

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-... + continue reading

10/08/2015

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... + continue reading


Ouray County Commissioner Chair Lynn Padgett
10/01/2015

PILT, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, is the federal program that provides funding to counties and other local governments to offset forgone tax revenues on federal land within their boundaries. Across the nation, 62 percent of counties depend on PILT to provide needed services on public lands.... + continue reading

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01/14/2016
Dear Editor,Why is reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before a City Council meeting even an issue? It is very disappointing to read that a Councilperson said, “This is not some- thing I agreed to when... + continue reading

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Eagles founder Glenn Frey died at the age of 67. Which Eagles song would you vote as their top song of all time?