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20
Mar

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS
 Norwood commits to Colorado Mesa University

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.
 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


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 attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Considering her performances on the volleyball and basketball courts, it’s not surprising Norwood is taking the next step in athletics.
As a dual-sport athlete in the 2016-2017 school year, Norwood earned accolades for both sports.
Last season, she was named...

Fri
17
Mar

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 Dog ordinance to be introduced in April


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Continuing the months-long saga of a dog ordinance discussion, the Ridgway Town Council was presented with four options to consider for inclusion in an ordinance planned to be introduced at the April council meeting. The options, crafted by a group of community members involved with the dog discussion, were featured at the town council meeting Wednesday, March 8.
The community group, which met about three times since the January council meeting, created three mandatory leash boundary town maps to be considered by council. The first is the least restrictive option, with most of the historic residential and business zones of town designated as leash mandatory. The first option also includes the entirety of Solar Ranches and considers the northern portion of Historic Residential, but leaves the athletic fields a leash-free zone.
The second option is...

Thu
16
Mar

OURAY SCHOOL
 Trojans finish eighth in state

Ouray senior Brendon Olin (24) gets his fingers on the ball at the tip-off of the Longmont Christian consolation semifinal at the 1A state basketball tournament in Denver March 10. The Warriors defeated the Trojans 58-47.
 

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by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


The Ouray High School Trojans journeyed to Greeley last weekend for their second straight state basketball tournament appearance, but things didn’t go as well as the regional and district tournaments did in the weeks previous.
The Trojans opened their state campaign March 9 against the top-seeded Holly Wildcats, the team that defeated Ouray last season at state. The undefeated Wildcats...

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Tue
14
Mar

TOWN OF RIDGWAY 
Scott stepping down from marshal position


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Mon
13
Mar

WESTERN SLOPE 
CFLRP funding uncertain after 2019

Tony Cheng, director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, opens the annual Uncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project at the Holiday Inn in Montrose, Monday, March 6.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
10
Mar

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 Drop box available for meds disposal

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Ridgway Pharmacy, located at 570 Palomino Trail, is providing a drop box for proper medication proposal. The goal of the service is to fight prescription drug abuse, protect local water and support a state health campaign. The box will be available to the public only during the pharmacy's operating hours.
The service, including the box, transport and proper disposal, is provided by...

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Thu
09
Mar

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS
 Lady Demons out-gunned by Meeker

Ridgway's Ashley Medina (3) drives past a Meeker opponent, helped by a pick from teammate Anza Connaughton (12).
Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Despite steady improvement and success throughout the season, the Ridgway Secondary School Lady Demons weren’t ready for the size, talent and deep bench of the Meeker Cowboys during their 2A regional tournament match-up on Friday, March 3 at Gunnison High School. Meeker ended Ridgway’s 2016-2017 campaign with a 72-30 rout.
Meeker jumped out to a lead early in the game and added to it quickly and often. Playoff nerves seemed to get the better of the Lady Demons, as they...

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Thu
09
Mar

OURAY SCHOOL 
Lady Trojans sent home by Antonito

Ouray's Jordan Leo (12) drives toward the basket at last Friday's regional game against the Antonito Trojans at Western State Colorado University.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


It was the Trojans battling the Trojans in last Friday’s 1A regional contest between Ouray High School and Antonito girls’ teams, but intensity and effort wasn’t enough to put Ouray ahead of its opponent March 3 at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. Antonito ended Ouray’s season with a 65-36 win, defeating the opposing Lady Trojans for the second time this season.
The Ouray girls weren’t silenced throughout the game but...

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Thu
09
Mar

OURAY SCHOOL
 Trojans outlast Thunderbirds in fourth to qualify for state

Ouray senior Brendon Olin (24) launches himself over two Sangre de Cristo opponents at Friday's 1A regional game at Western State Colorado University. The Trojans topped the Thunderbirds 44-40 to qualify for the state playoffs for the second year in a row. State play begins March 9 and runs through March 11.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


The Ouray High School Trojans showed they weren’t ready to call it a season, with a 44-40 win over the Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds in a 1A regional contest last Friday, March 3 at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison.
With the win, Ouray is headed to the state tournament in Denver for the second straight season to play the Holly Wildcats, March 9 at 10:15 a.m. in Hamilton Gym at the University of Northern Colorado.
The combined efforts of senior Trojan guards Lincoln Sackman, Ravi Inmon and Kikito Meraz were the main factor in Ouray’s win over a team that had defeated them 64-24 in the second game of the 2016-2017 season. All three players were effective in passing the ball and putting it in the net. Meraz got into foul trouble toward the end of the game through his aggressive defensive play.
Both squads were supported by...

Fri
03
Mar

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS
 Taste of Japan will aid student travels


by DaltonCarver
dalton@ouraynews.com

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