By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Following two and a half years of work with Ouray's city administration, Community Development Coordinator Ann Morgenthaler will be pursuing other opportunities in the Town of Telluride. Morgenthaler will take the role of "Planner II" for... + continue reading

Road Runner Stage Lines will make daily stops at the Ridgway Visitor’s Center. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com With an official ribbon-cutting event on July 23, Road Runner Stage Lines' bus service began a daily route passing through Ridgway in route from Durango to Grand Junction. The bus will stop in Ridgway at the Visitor's Center. Clayton Richter... + continue reading
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com After nearly 50 years without an update, a new county road map was finally adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. The BOCC had continued the public hearing for adoption of the proposed map and resolution, having extended the public... + continue reading

Shane Jordan snapped this photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the duo flew out of Tanzania from aboard their world-rounding Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Courtesy photo
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Thousands of miles from the nearest continent, pilots Amelia Rose Earhart and Shane Jordan looked down upon Howland Island, the mid-Pacific landing strip that their predecessor, Amelia Earhart, never reached in her round-the-world flight attempt. The... + continue reading

This eagle sculpture, located near an inspirational eagle poem by Dennis Weaver, was created by Zimbabwean artist Bongo Love. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com Seven years after its dedication, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park has emerged as a crown jewel of the town of Ridgway, and its amenities continue to grow, including art sculptures and events, more trails and perhaps soon a welcome center for Ridgway. The... + continue reading

Road Runner Stage Lines will make daily stops at the Ridgway Visitor’s Center. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

Shane Jordan snapped this photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the duo flew out of Tanzania from aboard their world-rounding Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Courtesy photo

This eagle sculpture, located near an inspirational eagle poem by Dennis Weaver, was created by Zimbabwean artist Bongo Love. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

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07/26/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com None of the county's three law enforcement agencies reported any crime statistics under the voluntary federal Uniform Crime Reporting program in 2013. Sheriff Dominic "Junior" Mattivi explained his department did not deal with any major... + continue reading
07/24/2014
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Major renovations are coming soon to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool, as the city was awarded a substantial grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to pursue new designs for the pool. According to City Resources Director Rick Noll, the city... + continue reading

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Rain approaches Ridgway on the afternoon of July 7, viewed from County Road 10A. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
07/10/2014
  By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com   Dark clouds rolling over the mountains and bringing intermittent showers and thunder have become routine in Ouray County in the past week, early signs of the summer monsoon season.  Dennis Phillips, a meteorologist with the National... + continue reading

Crystal Lake, located near the Ironton Park area south of Red Mountain Pass, has begun to re-grow as a fishery since it was drained in 2012; however, plans for a handicap accessible fishing pier have stalled. Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje
07/04/2014
By Bill Tiedje bill@ouraynews.com A handicap accessible fishing pier planned for Crystal Lake, located just south of Ouray above Red Mountain Pass, has yet to materialize due to design and funding issues, but the project still has the support of interested parties. The U.S. Forest... + continue reading
07/03/2014
By Sheridan Block sheridan@ouraynews.com Undergoing several years of work, an updated county road map is finally ready for adoption. However, after discussions at an extended public hearing on Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners decided to postpone the decision for adoption until the end... + continue reading
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