Ridgway Elementary School second-graders shared with the board of education last week readings from a book they and teacher Julie Furstenfeld recently published. The book, “All Star Journal of Gratitude,” features colorful illustrations and carefully penned reasons for being grateful. Pictured left to right: Emma Baer, Elijah Clark and Claire Bailey.

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by Mary Menz news@ouraynews.com At its monthly work session last week, the Ridgway School District board of education heard elementary school principal Trish Greenwood describe the school’s plans to celebrate differences in family constructs, noting: some families are traditional in... + continue reading

Matt Wade of Peak Mountain Guides addresses Ouray City Council, Ouray Ice Park, Inc. board of directors and mediator Andrew Gorgey at Thursday night's mediation session.

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by Alan Todd atodd@ouraynews.com Ouray City Council and the Ouray Ice Park, Inc. board of directors (OIPI) sat down Thursday afternoon with a mediator to clear the air, identify needs and work toward a short and long-term operating agreement for the Ouray Ice Park. The two sides will come... + continue reading
For the second time this week, Ouray City Hall was evacuated Friday due to gas odors. Coupled with the gas odors, the city found that a boiler was malfunctioning and producing elevated carbon dioxide levels. City Administrator Katie Sickles said the city was working Friday to repair the problem... + continue reading
by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com After the district attorney's office filed a motion to dismiss a Ouray County sexual assault case Monday, Seventh Judicial District Judge Keri Yoder granted the motion on March 8. Joseph Alaimo, a former business owner in Ridgway, is no longer... + continue reading

The Seventh Judicial District has filed a motion to dismiss the Joseph Alaimo sexual assault case. The motion will be considered at a hearing scheduled March 14.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com UPDATE: A judge will make a determination on the People's motion to dismiss the case at a hearing scheduled for March 8 at 3:30 at the Ouray County Courthouse.  With one of the alleged victims dropping her involvement in a sexual assault... + continue reading

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County commissioners on Tuesday approved three leases, one conditionally, for office and storage space during the courthouse reconstruction... + continue reading


by Dalton Carver

A Colorado State University student and Ridgway resident has aspirations of creating a comfortable and interactive home for her brother and others... + continue reading

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"Alan!" she pushed from the bottom of her lungs in a hurried whisper, immediately waking me from deep sleep. She rarely calls me by my name, unless there's trouble, and it's usually... + continue reading