Council members Erica Young (left) and Ellen Hunter were sworn in by town clerk Pam Kraft at the last regular town council meeting Wednesday, April 12. Young was sworn in for the second time this year, previously appointed to take the place of resigned council member Stephen Barnes.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com On recommendation from town staff and the marshal’s department, it was decided licensing will no longer be considered part of the dog ordinance revisions in front of town council, during its regular meeting Wednesday, April 12. However, that was... + continue reading

American Civil Constructors project manager Chris Harz answers questions from Ridgway residents and business owners at the RAMP Up! Ridgway project outreach meeting at the Ridgway Community Center Monday, April 17. The project is scheduled to start again April 24.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com After completing nearly 65 percent of the RAMP Up! Ridgway project last summer, American Civil Constructors has returned to finish construction work throughout town. ACC representatives informed the Ridgway public that this year’s remaining labor... + continue reading

County Attorney Marti Whitmore (far right) presents information concerning a potential sub-district of the Colorado River District that would include Ouray County, during a Board of County Commissioners work session Tuesday afternoon at the Ouray County Courthouse.
 

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Ouray County and several area water user stakeholders could become part of a sub-district of the Colorado River District, allowing for the ability to raise funds needed to build out local water rights. However, if the sub-district route is taken, it... + continue reading

Chuck Christy, creator of the sculpture sitting at the intersection of Charles Street and Lena Street, stands next to his work. Christy described the piece as a nail collage including some stonework. Christy is under contract with Public Art Ridgway Colorado to keep the sculpture in Ridgway for a year. Christy’s work is for sale and has been to other regional municipalities, including Montrose and Grand Junction.
 

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Anyone who’s passed by the intersection of Lena and Charles streets recently may have noticed a strange rock tree that’s sprouted on the sidewalk. Upon closer inspection, one discovers a stimulating art piece that has become part of Public... + continue reading

Ridgway senior Ara Norwood prepares to serve at a volleyball game in 2015, where the Lady Demons traveled to the state tournament. Norwood, with several successful volleyball seasons under her belt, recently committed to the Colorado Mesa University volleyball team.
 

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Ara Norwood, following in the footsteps of her former teammate and Ridgway Secondary School graduate Kaitlyn Rutherford, recently signed on for a career in college volleyball. However, Norwood has decided to take a different path than Rutherford did and... + continue reading

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04/23/2017

by Dalton Carver
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The Ouray County Planning Commission continued its sign regulation revision discussion at its work session Tuesday, April 18 at the county land use office in Ridgway, touching upon Colona... + continue reading

04/21/2017

by Dalton Carver
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After several months of work sessions between planning commission and town council, the revised draft of the short term rental regulations was presented to the public for a first reading... + continue reading

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04/07/2017
Truisms of the game Do not show up to the Community Center in Ouray this Friday to help the City of Ouray place bubble caps on Douglas-fir trees around Ouray. Although a story ran within these pages... + continue reading

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