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Fri
11
Jan

‘Sheriff for the people’ FitzGerald takes office this week

Lance FitzGerald, newly-elected Ouray County sheriff, was sworn in last Tuesday and already has an idea of how he will run the department.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
11
Jan

National forest sign damaged by vehicle

The Uncompahgre National Forest sign north of Ouray suffered significant damage recently, but the government shutdown is preventing much from being done about it.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
10
Jan

No plowing yet on County Road 5


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com

Thu
10
Jan

Longmont man killed on Red Mountain Pass during avalanche safety course

A helicopter carrying the body of Longmont resident Peter Marshall descends after a recovery mission conducted by Ouray Mountain Rescue Team Tuesday morning. Marshall was killed Jan. 5 by an avalanche, during an avalanche safety course led by the Silverton Avalanche School.

Photo courtesy of Ouray County Sheriff's Department


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
10
Jan

Skiers take on pickup truck jump at this year’s skijoring competition

Richard Weber (below), skijoring competitor, directs the creation of a gap jump that will rise over a pickup truck at the San Juan Skijoring competition on Jan. 12 and 13.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Mon
07
Jan

Red Mountain Pass to close again Tuesday

Red Mountain Pass will be closed again the morning of Jan. 8 starting at 8 a.m. The closure could last for several hours.


Plaindealer Staff Report
plaindealer@ouraynews.com


Following a determination by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, further avalanche control operations are necessary to keep public roadways safe. Motorists should expect a closure on US 550 Red Mountain Pass Tuesday, Jan. 8 starting at 8 a.m.

Mon
07
Jan

Hylton case will continue later this month


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
03
Jan

Red Mountain Pass rescue yields positive outcome

Ouray Mountain Rescue Team was integral to rescue of two rollover victims the snowy evening of Dec. 26, helping to recover Blackhawk residents Darrell and Teresa Foster from about 130 feet down a Red Mountain pass embankment. Darrell didn’t sustain any serious injuries, but Teresa was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital for her injuries.

Courtesy photo


by Dalton Carver and Carolina King
dalton@ouraynews.com
news@ouraynews.com

Thu
03
Jan

Ridgway resident contributes to preservation of ranching history

Joan Chismire, Ouray County Ranch History Museum board director, shows off an historic writing station used by students at the old Ridgway School. The station, which is missing the chalkboard that would rest below it, is one of several recent acquisitions by the museum.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Sat
29
Dec

Avalanche mitigation announced by Ouray County Sheriff's Office

Beginning Sunday morning, Dec. 30, (weather permitting) Ouray Silver Mines will be doing avalanche mitigation beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m. on County Road 361.

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