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Fri
13
Jul

Section of Bear Creek Trail closed due to safety concerns

Montrose, Colorado, July 13, 2018 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests’ Ouray Ranger District has issued an emergency closure order for a section of the Bear Creek Trail (NFST #241) over public safety concerns following a recent rock slide. The closure section, from the trailhead at Highway 550 to Yellow Jacket Mine, has experienced significant washout following the slide causing area instability and lack of safe walking surface. The trail’s North (NFST #241.1A) and South Fork (NFST #242) portions from Yellow Jacket Mine to their junctions with the Horsethief Trail (NFST #215) and Engineer Pass will remain open.
 
A copy of the signed closure order along with a map has been made available on the GMUG website and can be accessed at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/forestorders under the Ouray Ranger District section.

Sun
08
Jul
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US 550 opens to alternating traffic south of Ouray

Courtesy CDOT

UPDATE: (5:30 PM, July 9)

 

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened US 550 south of Ouray Monday evening after mud and rock slides blocked the highway in several spots Sunday. Motorists can expect delays as one-lane, alternating traffic is allowed, controlled by portable traffic signals.

“Heavy rains in the high country yesterday resulted in flooding and debris flows blocking the highway,” said John Palmer, CDOT Deputy Superintendent of Maintenance in a press release. “To ensure the safety of the traveling public and our maintenance crews while they operated heavy equipment, the highway was closed through the night and today for clearing and damage assessment.”

Thu
28
Jun

Ridgway water restrictions rise to mandatory


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Wed
27
Jun

Proposal for mine cleanup funds moves forward


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Wed
27
Jun

OCRA proposes changes to fend off financial woes

Wed
27
Jun

BOCC provides direction on preservation of historic structures


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Tue
26
Jun

Lena Street Commons scheduled for six-year buildout

A modeled aerial view of the Lena Street Commons housing development project. The Riverway Trail sits to the east (above the model) and Lena Street sits to the west (below the model). Otto Street is to the north (left) and the library to the south (right).

Plaindealer image by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Tue
26
Jun

Council approves water for popular 4th of July event

Tue
26
Jun

Roads revenue could be on 2019 ballot

Henry Jupille (standing) presents his elaborate spreadsheet that blends revenue amounts with different road maintenance scenarios.

Plaindealer photo by Carolina King


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Mon
25
Jun

Ambitious broadband project depends on federal funding


by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

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