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Stitching in the San Juans

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com
Little-known fact: for over 25 years, members of a chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America have been making an annual sojourn to Ouray for rejuvenating and a little shopping. Their rejuvenation comes from stitching to their hearts' content in the heart of the San Juans.
They call it stitching therapy. For three days the women stitch, shop, stitch, soak, stitch, sip, stitch and snack.
The Desert West Chapter of the national guild is headquartered in Grand Junction, but its members also hail from Glenwood Springs, Cedaredge, Delta and other Western Slope communities. About 20 were in Ouray Apr. 20-22, staying at the Victorian Inn, owned by Jan and Brian Lisk.
On Saturday morning most of the group set up shop in the inn's cozy sunroom. All day long, stitching and...

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May
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The Labyrinth Movement comes to Ouray County

By Caleb Stento
caleb@ouraynews.com
Ouray County has its very own medieval labyrinth. As of Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m., the labyrinth gets its official dedication and will be open to all. Any who wish to come are invited to attend the dedication at 2490 County Road 17. Once open, there will be no set hours of operation as one never knows when they will feel the need to embark on a meditative walk.

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19
May
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Crystal Lake gets a dam makeover

by Caleb Stento
caleb@ouraynews.com

The Crystal Lake Dam and surrounding area will spend a portion of summertime closed to the public, while the dam receives much needed repairs and a few upgrades.
According to Jan Fenner of the United States Forest Service (USFS), the repairs will begin sometime in mid-July and hopefully come to a completion in approximately four weeks. At the very outside, repairs will be completed by October.

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May
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Ice Park purchase finalized

by Caleb Stento
caleb@ouraynews.com

On Friday, May 11, at 2 p.m. the culmination of years of work finally arrived. The City of Ouray and the United States Forest Service signed papers that finalized Ouray’s purchase of the patch of land in the Uncompahgre National Forest that makes up over 20 acres of the Ice Park.
If the wind hadn’t been howling outside the office of Jeanne Boots at Land Title Gaurantee Company in Ridgway, the collective sigh of relief of those gathered would have been audible throughout most of Ouray County.

Wed
09
May
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Angie Henn passes away at age 94

by Caleb Stento
caleb@ouraynews.com

Late Friday night or early Saturday morning Angie Henn passed away in her sleep at the age of 94. Henn was a stalwart pillar in the local community and her presence will be greatly missed by family and friends.  
Over the years she made quite the impact on our little community, through friendships made and in serving as a role model for others. Following are thoughts from Victoria Caldwell and Nancy Rule, who considered Henn both a friend and mentor.
“She had many, many friends and everyone loved her,” said Nancy Rule.  “When I was president of the Woman’s Club of Ouray (WCO) she was very supportive. She was my mentor.”

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09
May
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May brings spring showcase to Ouray

by Caleb Stento
caleb@ouraynews.com
According to Melissa Cervone, 2nd grade teacher and coordinator of the 4th Annual Ouray School Spring Showcase, the show is an opportunity to share with parents and the community what students have been working on throughout the year.
This year’s lineup has been revealed! On May 15 from 3:30-6 p.m. you can experience the young author fair, the art show, spring concert and other showcases. From 3:30-4 p.m. students from elementary and middle school will have readings of books they have written. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. the multi purpose room will host music performances. The fun-packed evening even includes a free pizza dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. So, put on your happy face, bring your cameras and prepare to be dazzled at this one-of-a-kind event!

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09
May
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Inaugural ground flight school takes of

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by Caleb Stento
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09
May
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Resident comes forward with another UFO sighting

Jessi Marlatt

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Another Ouray County resident has come forward, stating she saw a strange light in the sky in late April. Coleen McElroy, 52, told the Plaindealer that she saw a strange light from her home on Highway 550 near Dexter Creek around the same time as the sighting reported by the Plaindealer last week.
"I too saw a UFO...,” she wrote in an email. “What happened is, I have been watching the skies a lot this year due to the planets moving around so much. One night, I was looking out of the window and just south of Whitehouse was a huge bright round light. I though it was a planet, even though it seemed to be much bigger and brighter than the planets I have become used to seeing, and it seemed to be lower in the sky.”

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Accountability Climate Survey Report

The following is the Accountability Climate Survey Report

Ridgway Schools

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Apr
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Home business use allows cabinet shop north of Ouray

by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com
Last week the Ouray Area Joint Planning Board recommended approval of a special use permit application for a home business to operate in the Valley Zone, despite protests from neighbors. The only dissenting vote was cast by county planning commissioner Bob Luttrell.
Reluctant to recommend the permit, the planning board nevertheless did not have an avenue in the land use code to deny the application. Applicant Chad Baillie met all conditions for operating a cabinet-making shop on his property at 17185 U.S. Highway 550, south of the intersection of County Road 23 and Highway 550.

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