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Mon
12
Mar
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Half Loop Race a success

Photo by Alan Todd.

Brian Smith, right, Gunnison, and Scott Simmons of Durango won first and second place, respectively,  this weekend in the Sneffels Half Loop cross country ski race. Over 40 racers started at 6:30 a.m. Saturday above Telluride at the Last Dollar Hut Trailhead and finished around noon at County Road 5 near Elk Meadows. Locals Janelle Smiley (who grew up in Ouray County) and Baker Bent, finished 4th and 9th, respectively.

The Sneffels Half Loop is sponsored by San Juan Huts Systems.

The remainder of the top nine finishers, in order, were:

Thu
01
Mar
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Plans for billion dollar information superhighway announced New fiber optic lines partially close Durango-Montrose gap

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Government officials and community and school leaders across the Western Slope are praising the release to the public last week of a state-wide EAGLE-Net system map. New fiber optic infrastructure from Durango to Silverton and another short fiber optic span connecting Ouray to Ridgway was especially welcomed. 
“Thanks to EAGLE-Net, we now only need 21 miles of fiber optic line from Ouray to Silverton to complete a 'Billion Dollar Information Superhighway' for improved telecom services for the entire Western Slope,” said Greg Swanson of Operation Linkup, a regional telecom advocacy organization.  When completed, the fiber optic line is expected to have more than a billion dollar impact on future regional economic development, according to Swanson.

Fri
24
Feb
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Compassion Weekend rolling around again

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The second annual Compassion Weekend will be held this year on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1. Last summer found volunteers going out into the community painting houses, building fences, weeding gardens, putting up siding, building porches, fixing plumbing and much more. Things that homeowners could not do themselves were done by others who simply wanted to help and give back.
This year will bring more of the same. If you need help or know of someone who does, or would like to volunteer, please give either Donna Whiskeman (729-0273) or Mary Cockle (729-2271) a call and they will be sure you get the necessary paperwork.   

Thu
09
Feb
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Ridgway town team proves its triviality

by Beecher Threatt
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In a repeat performance, Team Minutiae Men took home the 2012 Trivia Bowl Trophy on Tuesday night at the San Miguel Power Association and Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation fundraiser. With a flurry of correct answers in the waning minutes, team members Rick Weaver, John Clark and Eric Johnson, representing the Town of Ridgway (all town councilors) came from behind by knowing that Connecticut is the Nutmeg State and the Missouri is the longest river in the U.S.
"We always considered ourselves trivial people and tonight we proved it," Weaver said.
The event raised $4,637 for the foundation.
In the final round, The A Team from Ouray High School came in...

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23
Jan
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Thu
07
Jul
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Junior Men's Water Fight 2011 - Part II

Video by Tony Wagner

Thu
07
Jul
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Junior Men's Water Fight 2011 - Part I

2011 Junior Men's Water Fight - 4th of July, Ouray, Colorado

Video by Tony Wagner

 

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