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Mon
22
Jan

Alaimo asks to sever charges and suppress evidence


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Mon
22
Jan

Scranton trial begins Jan. 29


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


The criminal jury trial of Ridgway resident Brian Scranton is scheduled to begin Jan. 29 at the Ouray County Courthouse, starting at 9 a.m. The eight-day trial will run through Friday, Feb. 2 and take a break for the weekend. The case will continue Feb. 5 and is scheduled until Feb. 9. Each day is set to begin at 9 a.m.
Scranton is charged with two counts of sexual assault - victim incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct and victim physically helpless. He pled not guilty to the Class 3 and Class 4 felonies.
Scranton, former Ridgway Planning Commission chair, was arrested March 2016 on charges of sexual assault as a Class 3 felony. The arrest was made after the Colorado Bureau of Investigation revealed DNA test results from a report filed May 2015.

Sun
21
Jan

Montrose man accused of threatening Ouray County judge, others

Clinton J. Mitchell


by Katharhynn Heidelberg
Montrose Daily Press
katharhynnh@montrospress.com


As specialized law enforcement teams stood poised to swoop in Thursday night, a Montrose man accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife, her parents and a judge stepped out of his home and was arrested without incident. Clinton J. Mitchell, 52, is accused of retaliation against a judge, a class-4 felony. The deadline for formal charges is Feb. 8. Mitchell, who was initially held on a $25,000 bond, is slated for a Jan. 31 hearing on bail.

On Wednesday, a concerned acquaintance of Mitchell’s contacted dispatch. The man reported Mitchell allegedly threatened to kill his (Mitchell’s) former wife, who resides in Ouray County, as well as her parents and Ouray County Judge Cory Jackson, who’d presided over the former couple’s recent divorce.

Sat
20
Jan

Ouray County a “model” for wildfire mitigation


by Mary Menz
news@ouraynews.com

Sat
20
Jan

River district adoption delayed


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Sat
20
Jan

Despite lack of ordinance, animal-resistant containers still have council's attention


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
19
Jan

Upstart brings professional rock musical to the Sherbino


by Mary Menz
news@ouraynews.com

Fri
19
Jan

City council to interview Sickles for administrator position

Katie Sickles, who has been serving as interim city administrator in Ouray since November, will be interviewed for the permanent position Thursday afternoon. Sickle's contract with the city expires Friday.

Plaindealer photo by Alan Todd

Fri
19
Jan

Council plans further steps to encourage snow removal

Ridgway Town Council discussed the issues and process of snow removal from town sidewalks at its last regular session Jan. 10, including when cars should park offstreet to allow room for snowplows.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
18
Jan

Ice Festival ready to climb to success in 23rd year

Mary Southerland worked her way up the S#*thouse Wall route during the Fourth Annual Ouray Ice Festival in 1999. It was Southerland's first day of ice climbing. The festival attracted a then-record 1,000 climbers.

Plaindealer file photo


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

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