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18
Jun

Local officials do humanitarian work in Kenya

Glenn Boyd smiles with children on the Nyakach Plateau, Kenya. His trip was organized by humanitarian organization Straw to Bread. Straw to Bread has an orphan sponsorship program that provides schooling, a uniform, shoes, a meal a day and medical insurance for a donation of $300 a year.

Courtesy photo


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Mon
11
Jun
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Ouray County declares Stage 2 fire restrictions

Ouray County Sheriff Junior Mattivi has declared Stage 2 fire restrictions in the unincorporated areas of Ouray County. Late last week, the City of Ouray entered into Stage 2 fire restrictions.

A complete list of banned activities is included in the posting (attached), among which are all campfires, open burning, charcoal grills, fireworks and smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building.

Further updates may be found on ouraycountyco.gov.

 

Mon
11
Jun
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San Juan National Forest to implement forest-wide closure order

An order expected to be signed Tuesday, June 12, will close the San Juan National Forest, including entry by the general public. The purpose of the closure is to protect natural resources and public safety, as Forest Service enters Stage 3 fire closure due to the danger of wildland fire.

The closure means day use areas, roads, and trails will be closed, including wilderness areas. Hiking, dispersed camping and other recreational activities will be prohibited. Exemptions must be granted by petition from the USFS.

The SJNF covers 1.8 million acres within the Dolores Ranger District, the Columbine Ranger District and the Pagosa Ranger District across nine counties in southwestern Colorado.

Mon
11
Jun

Teens receive distinguished science internships


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Sun
10
Jun
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Effects of '416' fire stretch north to Molas Pass

Courtesy CDOT.

 

 

UPDATE-  JUNE 10: From CDOT as of noon 6/10/18: The north US 550 closure point has been moved from Cascade to the summit of Molas Pass approximately six miles south of Silverton. The full US 550 closure is from Hermosa (MP 32) to Molas Pass (MP 64).
Updated Statistics, 9:00 a.m. June 10:
Size:   16,766 acres
Total Personnel:  813
Resources Include:  Nine Type 1 hand cre2s, 11 Type 2 hand crews, 44 engines, five dozers, four water tenders
Helicopeter:  Four Type 1, two Type 2, two Type 3
Percent Contained:  10 percent
Cause:  Under Investigation

Fri
08
Jun

Ouray prepped to shelter evacuees from 416 Fire

A smoky haze, caused by the 416 Fire just north of Durango, settled over Ouray Tuesday morning.
Plaindealer photo by Alan Todd


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
08
Jun

Lacy’s love of learning earns her superintendent spot

Susan Lacy will step into the superintendent's position starting July 1. Lacy was appointed by the Ridgway Board of Education in May.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
08
Jun

Public safety officers work to ensure safe July 4


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Fri
08
Jun

Idarado mine remediation making slow progress

Ross Davis, Idarado project project manager with CDPHE, presents information on the Idarado mine remediation affecting Red Mountain Creek.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
08
Jun

Twin Peaks Lodge expansion clears first PUD hurdle

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