Cristy Orvis, recently appointed Ridgway Fire Protection District board member, speaks to Charles Mueller, board chair, and Brad Fritsch, board member, Tuesday evening about the possible inclusion of the Lazy Dog subdivision in the protection district. Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver
By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.comDuring the public hearing regarding the petition for inclusion of Lazy Dog subdivision in the Ridgway Fire District, Cristy Orvis, RFD board member, mentioned that some lots were already included.According to a map obtained by Orvis from Susie Mayfield, county... + continue reading
By Tori Sheetstori@ouraynews.comThe discussion during the Mountain Road Listening Session on Tuesday night centered mainly on two roads, County Road 361 and County Road 5. About 50 people attended the meeting and 23 of them voiced their concerns to the Board of County Commissioners.Brian Briggs,... + continue reading
By Dalton Carverdalton@ouraynews.comDavid Valentich, Ridgway resident, stood at the top of the Empire State Building last Wednesday, overlooking New York City.However, he hadn’t taken the elevator.Valentich, along with 211 total runners, raced to the top of the skyscraper Feb. 3 for the 39th Annual... + continue reading
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

Cristy Orvis, recently appointed Ridgway Fire Protection District board member, speaks to Charles Mueller, board chair, and Brad Fritsch, board member, Tuesday evening about the possible inclusion of the Lazy Dog subdivision in the protection district. Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

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

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02/12/2016

By Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

The 2016 election begins on March 1 in Colorado, with precinct caucuses that night.


In Ouray County, both parties’ caucuses begin at 7 p.m. However, interested parties should arrive at 6 p.m... + continue reading

02/12/2016

by Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com


The U.S. Forest Service plans resiliency and fuel reduction treatments for trees affected by insect infestations and woody infections in the Ouray Ranger District.
The areas of West Cimarron... + 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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