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Sat
22
Dec

Staff to bring suggestions to marijuana ordinance revision session before February


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Sat
22
Dec

CR5 landowners cannot plow before agreement signed


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Fri
21
Dec

New wastewater system will cost more than $15 million

City staff and citizens went on an informational tour of the wastewater ponds earlier this year, a response to the ponds emitting strong odors. At last Monday's council meeting, it was suggested the city acquire a new system, which could cost more than $15 million.

Plaindealer photo by Alan Todd


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Fri
21
Dec

Live nativity scene this Sunday

The star that will be part of Grace Ouray County Church’s live nativity scene at the 4-H Event Center on Dec. 23 can be seen driving from Ouray into Ridgway.

Plaindealer photo by Carolina King


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com
 


For the first of what Pastor James TenNapel of Grace Ouray County Church hopes to be an annual event, the church is planning a live nativity scene for Sunday, Dec. 23 with two services at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., in lieu of the usual morning service. The usual services are in the 4-H Event Center, but this Sunday’s events will take up both sections inside the event center as well as the barn.

The nativity scene will feature real people and animals, including a camel named Cupcakes as well as sheep, goats and perhaps a cow.

Fri
21
Dec

Prohibition on plastic bags to begin in March


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
21
Dec

Missing Silverton man found in vehicle crashed off Red Mountain Pass

A tow truck recovers Howard Drake's vehicle on Red Mountain Pass. Drake's vehicle was discovered the afternoon of Dec. 19. His body was recovered the same day by Ouray Mountain Rescue Team.

Photo courtesy of CDOT


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
21
Dec

Dee James named Woman of the Year

Dee James, left, receives a certificate from Faith Parry, co-president, naming her Woman of the Year at the Woman’s Club of Ouray County meeting on Tuesday.

Plaindealer photo by Beecher Threatt


by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Wed
19
Dec

US 550 closed today for crashed vehicle recovery


Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


SW CDOT ALERT:

US 550 Red Mountain Pass will be closed today, Wednesday, December 19 for an extended length of time to allow for the recovery of a crashed vehicle. The closure is expected to happen for about three to four hours, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Northbound motorists will be stopped at the Red Mountain Pass summit. Southbound motorists will be stopped just south of Ouray.

Yesterday, Tuesday, December 18, a vehicle and a deceased driver were discovered at the bottom of a steep embankment near the Bear Creek/ Ruby Walls area, about a mile south of Ouray.

From the Colorado State Patrol via the Ouray County Plaindealer News:     

Tue
18
Dec

US 550 south of Ouray closed due to discovered vehicle


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


UPDATE: 4:52 p.m.

Trooper Lewis has confirmed one adult male has died as a result of the car leaving the highway. 

"It is unknown when the crash itself occurred but believed to be possibly last night or early this morning," he said. "Thus far, just the single vehicle and party involved.  We were notified of it at 1:57 this afternoon and are still investigating."

Tue
18
Dec

Red Mountain Pass now open


Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


CDOT: US 550 Red Mountain Pass is now OPEN!

San Miguel Power wrapped up their electrical line operations early today. 

Note: There will be no more planned construction closures or delays on the US 550 mountain corridor until next spring/summer. 

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