by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comOuray County kids have an opportunity to show off their skills, win some prize money and have their artwork featured on the cover of the Ouray County Fair Book.The annual drawing contest for the County Fair is now accepting submissions. This year's theme is "head,... + continue reading
by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comA Model T on train tracks is the newest addition to the Ridgway Railroad Museum. The museum opens this weekend and will unveil the automobile that took 10 years to recreate.According to Jim Pettengill, museum vice president, the Model T is an exact replica of the... + continue reading

From left: Adam Kunz, Ouray fire captain; John Robinson, Ridgway fire deputy chief; and, Lynn Ransleben, Ridgway fire lieutenant, work on extricating a “victim” from the van. The mock accident gave Ridgway Fire Department further practice in extrication, for which they have been training.


Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comA mottled and mangled truck rested on a similarly junked van. Empty and crushed beer cans were scattered around the scene. Shouts of worry and confusion erupted from the truck, exclamations that soon turned to cries for help.Fortunately, last Friday’s scene was... + continue reading
by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comThe Colorado Department of Transportation has released its annual description of motor vehicle crashes in Colorado for 2014. Traffic accidents from 2010 to 2014 are covered in the report.The report states Colorado has lower motor vehicle fatality rates compared to... + continue reading
by Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comA classic tale of adventure and friendship will come to life with Weehawken Dance's "Dancing Down the Yellow Brick Road" on April 30 and May 1. The tale of the Wizard of Oz is portrayed through dance with contemporary music hand picked by artistic director Natasha... + continue reading

From left: Adam Kunz, Ouray fire captain; John Robinson, Ridgway fire deputy chief; and, Lynn Ransleben, Ridgway fire lieutenant, work on extricating a “victim” from the van. The mock accident gave Ridgway Fire Department further practice in extrication, for which they have been training.


Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

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04/29/2016

by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

The plea date for Robert Demid, a 78-year-old Ridgway man, has been pushed forward two months.


Demid was involved in a March 14 pickup truck-motorcycle collision on US 550, resulting in the... + continue reading

04/29/2016

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Owners of several properties east of US 550 appeared before the Ridgway Planning Commission on Tuesday evening seeking the goal of equality on both sides of the highway.


John Peters... + continue reading

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03/10/2016

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Ouray Varsity Boy's basketball team and the Knowledge Bowl team are both headed to state.
The Trojans secured a spot in the state basketball tournament with a 69-40 win over the Flagler High School... + continue reading

02/19/2016

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

The National Travel Safety board indicated that the Socata aircraft that crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir March 2014 was most likely caused an inadvertent aerodynamic stall and spin in its probable... + continue reading

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04/07/2016
Dear Editor,Approximately a decade ago the Ouray Trail Group was threatened with a lawsuit by a recently arrived landowner who had acquired a large group of mining claims north of Ouray. The reason... + continue reading

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