Plans to build a three-story culinary arts campus, including housing, eateries and garden spaces in the heart of Ridgway, are one step closer to fruition. Ridgway Planning Commission members unanimously agreed to grant variances for parking and building size for the “Old Stone House” development…
The Open Bard Literary Series will welcome 2019 Colorado Book Award winner Nick Arvin to the Sherbino on Dec. 10. Arvin’s novel, “Mad Boy,” won the 2019 Colorado Book Award for literary fiction. Open Bard encourages audience members to bring a poem or snippet of writing to share during open mic.…
  Hundreds of dancers of all ages from across the Western Slope will usher in the holiday season this weekend with Weehawken Dance’s enchanting annual production of The Nutcracker at the Montrose Pavilion. Under the artistic direction of Natasha Pyeatte, the shows have become an eagerly anticipated…
  Two years after voters approved a 1 percent sales tax to help pay for capital expenses, the city of Ouray is ready to put some of that money to work. The City Council on Monday approved a $10.1 million budget for 2020, a plan that calls for spending 34 percent more than the $7.6 million the city…
  A second public hearing on a Ouray County land-use code amendment regarding wildfire regulations was continued again last month, but county commissioners expect the next hearing on Dec. 10 to be short as the changes made were minor. At the first public hearing on Nov. 5 commissioners were not…
  If you were looking for the perfect dress for this weekend’s social event, Dee Hilton would not only help you pick it out, she’d offer you an honest opinion about how you looked, not simply tell you what you want to hear just to make a sale. Or if you were searching for a gift for a business…
By Olivia Exstrum, special to the Plaindealer The secret to cleaning up old mine waste might be in beer. Well, the waste from making beer, that is. A new environmental group is putting that theory to the test with an experiment using waste from the Atlas Mill mine site, along with help from high…
  The Ouray County sheriff was arrested by one of his own deputies on suspicion of driving under the influence last week, after he was found to have a breath-alcohol level almost twice the legal limit after driving. According to court documents detailing the incident prior to Lance FitzGerald’s…
  After bidding farewell Ouray School Board President Kentee Pasek, who leaves the board after eight years of service, newly elected Ouray School Board members were sworn in and officers were elected on Monday. Nate Disser, who ran unopposed for the seat he held for the last two years, and new…
SILVERTON - The Town of Silverton is gearing up for an early opening at Kendall Mountain Ski Area. The chair lift will start spinning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. "With recent storms and more snow in the forecast, we are confident there will be enough coverage to get the ski hill open a week…
The season of winter is well upon us these days. I do love the snow. It covers up all the stuff you have in your yard that you didn’t have time to put away before the snow came. All the hay meadows are covered in a beautiful blanket of white. The visible piles of cow and horse manure are a thing of…
By Olivia Exstrum, special to the Plaindealer The secret to cleaning up old mine waste might be in…
  The Ouray County sheriff was arrested by one of his own deputies on suspicion of driving under…
  Ouray is the new world headquarters for the Canadian company that purchased Ouray Silver Mines.…
  Plans to build a three-story culinary arts campus, including housing, eateries and garden spaces in the heart of Ridgway, are one step closer to fruition. Ridgway Planning Commission members unanimously agreed to grant variances for parking and building size for the “Old Stone House” development on the corner of Clinton Street and North Lena Street, directly across from Hartwell Park. Citing a need for more information about a variance requested for the building height, commissioners continued the hearing after a presentation and discussion…
SILVERTON - The Town of Silverton is gearing up for an early opening at Kendall Mountain Ski Area. The chair lift will start spinning at 11 a.m. on Saturday,…
  After bidding farewell Ouray School Board President Kentee Pasek, who leaves the board after eight years of service, newly elected Ouray School Board members…
  If you were looking for the perfect dress for this weekend’s social event, Dee Hilton would not only help you pick it out, she’d offer you an honest opinion…
The Open Bard Literary Series will welcome 2019 Colorado Book Award winner Nick Arvin to the Sherbino on Dec. 10. Arvin’s novel, “Mad Boy,” won the 2019…
  If you were looking for the perfect dress for this weekend’s social event, Dee Hilton would not only help you pick it out, she’d offer you an honest opinion…
  Hundreds of dancers of all ages from across the Western Slope will usher in the holiday season this weekend with Weehawken Dance’s enchanting annual…