Indigo Krois (left) and Maizy Gordon are on a mission to replace plastic bags with eco-friendly alternatives. To accomplish this goal and to fund their Bag It project, the girls will sell canvas bags with their group logo. The bags are not yet available, but those interested in the project can donate.

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by Dalton Carver Two Ridgway School District students have embarked on a journey to help their town understand the impacts plastic can have on the environment. Indigo Krois and Maizy Gordon recently came before town council to propose their project goal –... + continue reading

The Ridgway branch of Citizens State Bank recently installed solar panels with the help of Alternative Power Enterprises. With the panels in place, the branch now runs on 100 percent solar power.

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by Dalton Carver After receiving estimates from local energy company Alternative Power Enterprises, the Ridgway branch of Citizens State Bank recently converted their operation to run on 100 percent solar power. With the conversion, a CSB representative said, the... + continue reading
by Alan Todd The formal name of the group of men who came together in May to repair the Box Cañon sign above Ouray is the Box Cañon Sign Committee. But informally, according to the group's chairman, Ouray resident Ralph McCormick, they go by "five guys... + continue reading

The Uncompahgre River Overlay District ordinance, originally introduced several months ago, proposes to protect the river by using setbacks and development standards to regulate development.

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by Dalton Carver The Uncompahgre River Overlay District saga continued at the regular town council meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8, but in a calmer manner than more recent sessions. Still some time away from the official public hearing process, council took further comment... + continue reading

With adoption of the speed limit reduction by town council last Wednesday, town staff will soon be changing out signs to ones that read 15 miles per hour.

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by Dalton Carver Drivers will soon have to take an extra glance at their speedometers while traveling through Ridgway, after a 3-2 adoption of an ordinance mandating a drop in speed limit at the monthly council meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8. The ordinance, which goes... + continue reading

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A decision on allowing a dog boarding facility in Ouray, discussed at Monday's Ouray Planning Commission meeting, was postponed until January when the commission... + continue reading


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Another bed and breakfast is on its way to development in the Ouray area after a recommendation for approval for a special use permit by the Ouray County Planning... + continue reading

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If you've missed any of our reporting over the last year or so as it relates specifically to recent sexual assault cases in Ouray County, no worries. A local neighboring publication, printed... + continue reading