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Mon
19
Nov

BREAKING: Suspect taken into custody after possible hostage situation

The view from US 550 as law enforcement began its verbal negotiation with the suspect barricaded in the area. The individual was taken into custody later in the day.

Plaindealer photo by Alan Todd


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


After a two and a half hour verbal negotiation, law enforcement took an individual suspected of a barricade and hostage situation into custody. Law enforcement agencies, including the Ouray Police Department, Ouray County Sheriff's Office, Ridgway Marshal's Office, Colorado State Patrol and Montrose County Police and Sheriff Departments, were dispatched to the incident address in the 1600 block of US 550 around 12:15 p.m. Monday. 

According to a release provided by the OPD, the suspect was taken into custody without incident and an investigation into the situation is now underway. The release said the suspect was barricaded with possible hostages, but doesn't specify where the barricade took place or confirm whether hostages were actually involved. 

Mon
19
Nov

BREAKING: Possible barricaded subject situation closes US 550 into Ouray

US 550 at mile marker 98 going into Ouray is closed due to a possible barricaded subject in the area.

Plaindealer photo by Alan Todd


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


A developing situation near mile marker 98 on US 550 is forcing drivers to take a detour as area law enforcement investigate. 

Although information on the situation is limited at this point, a reprsentative of the Colorado State Patrol has provided some information on the incident. 

"Ouray County has possibly a barricaded subject and we're just kind of backing them up right now," said Josh Lewis, public information officer for the CSP. "May be some detours in place. Looks like County Road 23 and County Road 17, but short of that, that's all I got on it."

A county-wide alert sent out by Glenn Boyd, county emergency manager, also instructs motorists to use alternate routes to get around the area. 

The Plaindealer will update this story as more information is discovered. 

UPDATE - 2:36 p.m.

Sat
17
Nov

Appeal hearing on Sherman Street signs reset


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Fri
16
Nov

Officials hear housing advisory committee’s plan


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Thu
15
Nov

Pending audit, Fitzgerald wins sheriff's race by 11 votes

Lance Fitzgerald, unaffiliated candidate for the sheriff's seat in Ouray County, has won the race, pending a post-election audit by the clerk's office.

Courtesy photo


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


After all the ballots were counted Thursday morning, Lance Fitzgerald is still in the lead for the sheriff's seat in Ouray County. The unaffiliated candidate was leading by only two votes in the preliminary results after election night on Nov. 6.

According to results from the county clerk's office, Fitzgerald has 1,541 votes and his Republican opponent, Joel "BB" Burk, has 1,530. Nearly 72 percent of registered voters in Ouray County cast their ballot for the race. According to the clerk's office, the voting margin will not trigger an automatic recount.

Although results are still preliminary until the election is finalized by the clerk's office, Fitzgerald has won the Ouray County sheriff's race.

This story may be updated as the day continues.

Thu
15
Nov

Emergency preparedness drill trains region-wide resources for active shooter situation

From left: Ridgway volunteer firefighters Michael Inmon, John Robinson and John Fee carry out a "victim" in last Saturday's active shooter drill at Ridgway Secondary School. The drill involved 37 different response agencies and took just a little more than two hours to complete.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Wed
14
Nov

Sheriff race could be decided today


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Tue
13
Nov

“Playing for Change” project underway


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Mon
12
Nov

Committee works to define vision

Sat
10
Nov

One approval remains to cap short-term rentals at 100


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

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