FEATURE COVERAGE

Fri
26
Apr

Twin Peaks Lodge inches closer to expansion

By Mike Wiggins

mike@ouraynews.com

Mon
22
Apr

Sowing the seeds of change

by Erin McIntyre

erin@ouraynews.com

Fri
19
Apr

Firefighters prepare for fire season with training

Tom Austin, assistant chief of Log Hill Mesa Volunteer Fire Department, inspects each of the nine firefighters' fire shelters to see if they were correctly deployed against simulated wind created by a high-powered fan in the Log Hill Fire Station.

Plaindealer photo by Carolina King

By Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Local firefighters showed up from all over the county Saturday morning to make a three-mile trek in the blustery snow, wearing 40-pound vests in the required time of just over 46 minutes at Log Hill Mesa’s 7,800 feet of elevation. Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department hosted the pack test and wildfire refresher course.
Firefighters also participated in an annually required wildland fire refresher course.
Assistant LHVFD Chief Tom Austin said ... To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.

Thu
28
Mar

Fairchild fights for first Player of the Year honor

Lauren Fairchild, Ouray senior basketball player, was named the district's first Player of the Year for the San Juan Basin League. Fairchild has worked toward this honor over four seasons as a Trojan.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Mon
18
Mar

The winter nomad


by Sue Hirshman
with Kent Nelson


The Pine Siskin is
  an Irruptive Species

Thu
28
Feb

Paradox provides opportunity for first-time ice climbers

Paradox Sports hosted its annual adaptive ice climbing event at the Ouray Ice Park last weekend. The event featured more than 50 climbers, 16 of whom had never climbed ice before.

Courtesy photo


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Mon
11
Feb

Woodhouse’s jay

The Western scrub jay's name is now Woodhouse's scrub jay.

Photo courtesy of Sue Hirshman


by Sue Hirshman
with Kent Nelson


Every turn out-of-doors becomes
  full of delight and surprises
     about birds.
   —Birds in the Bush

Thu
24
Jan

Ridgway Reservoir: The faucet of the Uncompahgre River

A crowd gathers at the dedication ceremony for the Dallas Creek project, now known as Ridgway Reservoir. Construction for the project began in 1978 and was completed in 1987. The dam was filled in 1990 and is managed by the Tri-County Water Conservancy District.

Photo courtesy of Joan Chismire


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Inspired by the reemergence of history at Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County, the Plaindealer was interested to know what may sleep beneath the pool of our local water reserve, Ridgway Reservoir. This story, focusing on the history of the reservoir and dam, is the second of three that will revisit the reservoir’s impact and history on Ouray County.

Fri
04
Jan

The Magnificent Rosies

A rosy finch.

Photo courtesy of Sue Hirshman


by Sue Hirshman
with Kent Nelson


Living on the tundra makes them
 Optimistic little creatures
 Living the gospel of,
 “Come storm or sunshine all is well”
       --From Birds of America—

Mon
19
Nov

The fearless little gnatcatcher

The blue-gray gnatcatcher.

Courtesy photo


by Sue Hirshman
with Kent Nelson


 Miracles come in
 Small Packages
 —Anonymous

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