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Mon
22
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY 
Dog ordinance dies in introduction

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

After several months of council, community and town staff back-and-forth on possible changes to municipal code sections dealing with dogs and leash law boundaries, council decided by a vote of 4-2 not to introduce the ordinance. It was scheduled for first reading at the council meeting on May 10.
The ordinance changes presented Wednesday included...

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Fri
19
May

OURAY COUNTY 
Outdoor marijuana cultivation yet to take root

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Representatives from local marijuana cultivation operations expected to hear updated input on the possibility of outdoor grows within Ouray County at the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, May 16. However, both the commissioners and cultivators learned about information county land use staff had discovered in the previous 24 hours that became a factor in pushing the conversation to June. Despite the recent discovery, county staff indicated the conflict could be easily resolved.
The agenda item was a...

Thu
18
May

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
: STR ordinance changes earn unanimous approval

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

After several workshops dating from January 2016 and after April’s council meeting, town council unanimously approved revisions and additions to Ridgway’s short term rental ordinance at the May 10 council meeting. Before making the final decision, council listened to both sides of the issue during a second public hearing.
The approval will bring several changes to the existing ordinance, including...

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Sun
23
Apr

OURAY COUNTY
: Sign regulations difficult to craft due to content-neutral nature


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


The Ouray County Planning Commission continued its sign regulation revision discussion at its work session Tuesday, April 18 at the county land use office in Ridgway, touching upon Colona Zone and entryway sign specifics. However, with County Attorney Marti Whitmore not in attendance, some questions remain unanswered until the final scheduled work session on the subject May 2.  

Colona Zone
Following up on last session’s discussion on the Colona Zone, Planning Commissioner Craig Jackman brought up...

Sat
22
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY 
Licensing leaves dog ordinance discussion


Council members Erica Young (left) and Ellen Hunter were sworn in by town clerk Pam Kraft at the last regular town council meeting Wednesday, April 12. Young was sworn in for the second time this year, previously appointed to take the place of resigned council member Stephen Barnes.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


On recommendation from town staff and the marshal’s department, it was decided licensing will no longer be considered part of the dog ordinance revisions in front of town council, during its regular meeting Wednesday, April 12. However, that was one of the only recent changes made to the draft dog ordinance that has been discussed since last year.
After consulting the marshal’s department about the issue, Town Manager Jen Coates returned to council with information that influenced...

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Fri
21
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY: 
Short term rental first reading receives mixed reception


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
20
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
: RAMP restart scheduled for April 24

American Civil Constructors project manager Chris Harz answers questions from Ridgway residents and business owners at the RAMP Up! Ridgway project outreach meeting at the Ridgway Community Center Monday, April 17. The project is scheduled to start again April 24.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


After completing nearly 65 percent of the RAMP Up! Ridgway project last summer, American Civil Constructors has returned to finish construction work throughout town. ACC representatives informed the Ridgway public that this year’s remaining labor will be less impactful on residents and businesses, during an outreach meeting at the Ridgway Community Center Monday, April 17.

Scope of work
This summer’s work will have ACC working on three concurrent projects.
The downtown section of work, scheduled to start April 24, will include installation of...

Fri
14
Apr

OURAY COUNTY: 
Water sub-district creation possible with time, citizen vote

County Attorney Marti Whitmore (far right) presents information concerning a potential sub-district of the Colorado River District that would include Ouray County, during a Board of County Commissioners work session Tuesday afternoon at the Ouray County Courthouse.
 

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Ouray County and several area water user stakeholders could become part of a sub-district of the Colorado River District, allowing for the ability to raise funds needed to build out local water rights. However, if the sub-district route is taken, it would only be after a few years and a citizens’ vote that it would become reality.
This information was presented to county commissioners at an April 11 Board of County Commissioners work session by County Attorney Marti Whitmore. The sub-district creation became possible after legislation passed last year.
The sub-district would allow for...

Thu
13
Apr

WESTERN SLOPE: Ridgway Schools custodian arrested in sting operation


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
13
Apr

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
: New sculpture joins PARC’s visual collection

Chuck Christy, creator of the sculpture sitting at the intersection of Charles Street and Lena Street, stands next to his work. Christy described the piece as a nail collage including some stonework. Christy is under contract with Public Art Ridgway Colorado to keep the sculpture in Ridgway for a year. Christy’s work is for sale and has been to other regional municipalities, including Montrose and Grand Junction.
 

Courtesy photo


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Anyone who’s passed by the intersection of Lena and Charles streets recently may have noticed a strange rock tree that’s sprouted on the sidewalk. Upon closer inspection, one discovers a stimulating art piece that has become part of Public Art Ridgway Colorado’s collection.
The sculpture, which has also been featured in Grand Junction and Montrose, made its way to Ridgway via creator Chuck Christy. The Delta resident has been involved with...

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