Jan. 14, 2017CO 145 Lizard Head Pass: OPENUS 550 Red Mt.-Molas-Coal Bank Passes: CLOSED Overnight SW COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has opened CO 145 Lizard Head Pass between Telluride and Rico. Crews were able to successfully conduct avalanche control operations... + continue reading

Glenn Boyd stands with his paramedic certification in Ouray. Boyd spent several hours studying, testing and practicing to achieve his dream of being a paramedic. He joins four other paramedics in Ouray County.

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by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comAfter hours of studying, testing and preparation, a Ouray emergency medical technician has completed his journey to becoming a paramedic. For Glenn Boyd, it’s been a dream since he was 13 years old.Boyd wears many hats around Ouray County, including emergency... + continue reading

Richard Weber, skijoring competitor, races down the Silverton track at the competition in 2015. Weber hopes to recreate the success the annual Silverton skijoring event brings in each year.

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by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comAfter months of anticipation since it was announced last February, skijoring will saddle up and ski into the Ouray County Fairgrounds in Ridgway Jan. 7-8. Organizer Richard Weber says it could turn out even better than everyone expects.Skijoring is the unique... + continue reading

From left: Ouray County Cares volunteers and staff members Phyllis Ward, Anise Herod, Vonnie Kuijvenhoven and Annabelle Tarzewski stand by some of the packaged gifts and items to be donated to various needy community members this holiday season. More than 60 volunteers helped OCC package the items Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comOuray and Ridgway community members gathered at the 4-H Event Center on Thursday and Friday last week to prepare food and gifts as part of the annual Ouray County Cares donations to families in need throughout the county. However, the holidays aren’t the only... + continue reading

David Vickers (front of room) directs the Ouray County Chorus during rehearsal. The chorus will perform its holiday concert at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway on Dec. 11 starting at 4 p.m.

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 By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comThe Ouray County Chorus is excited to welcome a robust audience ready to take part in a musical experience, “A Handel Christmas With Friends,” at the 4-H Event Center on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.The chorus will perform selections from the Christmas portion of... + continue reading

Glenn Boyd stands with his paramedic certification in Ouray. Boyd spent several hours studying, testing and practicing to achieve his dream of being a paramedic. He joins four other paramedics in Ouray County.

Courtesy photo

Richard Weber, skijoring competitor, races down the Silverton track at the competition in 2015. Weber hopes to recreate the success the annual Silverton skijoring event brings in each year.

Courtesy photo

From left: Ouray County Cares volunteers and staff members Phyllis Ward, Anise Herod, Vonnie Kuijvenhoven and Annabelle Tarzewski stand by some of the packaged gifts and items to be donated to various needy community members this holiday season. More than 60 volunteers helped OCC package the items Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

David Vickers (front of room) directs the Ouray County Chorus during rehearsal. The chorus will perform its holiday concert at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway on Dec. 11 starting at 4 p.m.

Courtesy photo

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01/09/2017

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Another residential development sketch plan was approved by the Ridgway Planning Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to move forward on a planned unit development aimed at tackling the affordable... + continue reading

01/05/2017

Red Mountain Pass US 550 will be closed overnight, Thursday, Jan. 5 through Friday, Jan. 6 due to avalanche concerns. Earlier in the day, Coal Bank Pass, Molas Pass, Lizard Head Pass, Monarch Pass and Wolf Creek Pass were closed at varying times as state crews worked on avalanche mitigation.... + continue reading

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