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

The Ridgway school district has enacted a state of lockdown for the safety of its students. The reasons for the action are currently unknown.

 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comUPDATE, 1:58 p.m. : Superintendent Steve Smith responded to the lockdown situation via email. "Safety for our students and staff is always a primary concern of mine. We did have a very upset individual in the school this morning and using our safety... + continue reading

Durango school district recently made a decision that no buses will travel over Red Mountain Pass, regardless of weather conditions. School districts in Pagosa Springs, Bayfield and Ignacio also ban travel over the treacherous pass, but Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton travel over the pass on a case-by-case basis.

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by Dalton Carver and Tori Sheets
dalton@ouraynews.com
tori@ouraynews.comRisks posed by the hazardous stretch of US 550 over Red Mountain Pass between Durango and Ouray have prompted school district policies prohibiting bus travel on the route.Addressing the potential danger the pass imposes, the... + continue reading

From left: Climbing coaches Craig Spearman, Trevor Peterson, Dawn Glanc and Lance Sullins take a break from planning and setting up climbing routes Monday afternoon at the Ridgway Secondary School climbing gym. Spearman and Sullins are in charge of the high school team, while Glanc and Peterson are coaching the middle school squad. This year drew large numbers on both teams, with 18 high school students competing and 27 middle schoolers taking to the wall.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comThe Ridgway Secondary School climbing team has a history of sending talented climbers to state, and new head coach Craig Spearman hopes to continue that tradition. However, Spearman and assistant coach Lance Sullins want to instill more than a will to win in... + continue reading

Jim Kehoe (far left), an architect at Charles Cunniffe Architects of Aspen, presents the 2016 courthouse renovation feasibility study to the Board of County Commissioners at a work session at the Colona Roadhouse Nov. 15. The overall project cost is ballparked at $9 million.
 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

by Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comIf county officials and employees want to remain in their headquarters at the Ouray County Courthouse, millions of dollars will have to be put toward its restoration. According to an architect from an Aspen firm, the courthouse could soon become uninhabitable at... + 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.

Courtesy photo

The Ridgway school district has enacted a state of lockdown for the safety of its students. The reasons for the action are currently unknown.

 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

Durango school district recently made a decision that no buses will travel over Red Mountain Pass, regardless of weather conditions. School districts in Pagosa Springs, Bayfield and Ignacio also ban travel over the treacherous pass, but Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton travel over the pass on a case-by-case basis.

Plaindealer file photo

From left: Climbing coaches Craig Spearman, Trevor Peterson, Dawn Glanc and Lance Sullins take a break from planning and setting up climbing routes Monday afternoon at the Ridgway Secondary School climbing gym. Spearman and Sullins are in charge of the high school team, while Glanc and Peterson are coaching the middle school squad. This year drew large numbers on both teams, with 18 high school students competing and 27 middle schoolers taking to the wall.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

Jim Kehoe (far left), an architect at Charles Cunniffe Architects of Aspen, presents the 2016 courthouse renovation feasibility study to the Board of County Commissioners at a work session at the Colona Roadhouse Nov. 15. The overall project cost is ballparked at $9 million.
 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
 

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