OMRT members worked through a snow storm to safely retrieve a injured hiker on Blue Lakes trail. Courtesy photo by Tim Pasek
By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comIce cold and wet, the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team trekked over the frozen landscape on the Blue Lake Trail off County Road 7 on Saturday evening.Around 4:20 p.m. on May 23, the team received a report of a hiker who suffered a broken neck after a fall off rock... + continue reading
By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comMontrose resident John Bish took a deep breath, trying to control his emotions as he expressed his gratitude for a community that’s been so supportive of military service men and women. He is a second generation combat veteran, having served as a pilot in the... + continue reading

Sabine Lindler competing in the 1600 meter run at a meet in Montrose. Courtesy photo by David Emory
By Sheridan Blocksheridan@ouraynews.comHeart racing and lungs pumping, Sabine Lindler wiped the sweat from her forehead as she crossed the halfway mark of the 1600 meter run. Despite the burning sensation she felt in her legs that came with each pounding shock from the pavement, she pushed on. It’s... + continue reading

Despite the rain, approximately 200 motorcyclists in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America stopped at the Ridgway Conoco Station on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedjebill@ouraynews.comCrossing Dallas Divide in 40-degree temperatures and light rain, approximately 200 motorcyclists stopped in Ridgway on Wednesday morning as part of the 21st annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty said, "You just hang on... + continue reading

New Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department officers (left to right) Lieutenant Adam Johnson, Lieutenant Lynn Ransleben, Captain John Robinson, Assistant Chief Travis Buck and Chief Chris Miller. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedjebill@ouraynews.comOn Tuesday night, the Ridgway Fire District board approved the election of new officers by the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department members.New Chief Chris Miller, Ouray County Road and Bridge foreman, said RVFD's new slate of officers would do the best they can to help... + continue reading

OMRT members worked through a snow storm to safely retrieve a injured hiker on Blue Lakes trail. Courtesy photo by Tim Pasek

Sabine Lindler competing in the 1600 meter run at a meet in Montrose. Courtesy photo by David Emory

Despite the rain, approximately 200 motorcyclists in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America stopped at the Ridgway Conoco Station on Wednesday. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

New Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department officers (left to right) Lieutenant Adam Johnson, Lieutenant Lynn Ransleben, Captain John Robinson, Assistant Chief Travis Buck and Chief Chris Miller. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

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05/29/2015

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Despite differences of opinion over how to interpret aspects of the Colorado Water Plan, including the "seven points" framework on transmountain diversions, local water experts explain that water law in the... + continue reading

05/28/2015

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Late spring storms may be necessary, but they are putting a damper on the Jeeping season. Consistent snow storms have made plowing Jeep roads useless for the county's Road and Bridge Department,... + continue reading

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CDOT Engineer Ed Archuleta presents an improved construction schedule for mitigation work on Red Mountain Pass this summer during Monday's city council meeting.
04/22/2015

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Community members laid down their pitchforks and torches this week as the Colorado Department of Transportation and San Miguel Power Association announced they would postpone summer construction... + continue reading

Montrose Sheriff Rick Dunlap (standing) hands out documents to Ouray Police Chief Justin Perry and Ouray County Sheriff Junior Mattivi
04/16/2015

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

As subscribers to the Montrose Interagency Dispatch Center, Ouray County emergency agencies will have some representation on its budding advisory board. The weight of the county’s contributions,... + continue reading

04/16/2015

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

The Ridgway School Board interviewed three candidates for the position vacated by outgoing board member Steve Larivee during a work session on April 14.


Candidates Tim Taplin, Laura... + continue reading

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The notice read: "You are herby summoned to APPEAR at the JOHNSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE…".  Who or what is a "herby"? I wondered. Typos happen; apparently proofreading at a certain county courthouse... + continue reading

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