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Fri
10
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Rafter rescued from Uncompahgre River

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

A 73-year-old woman was rescued safely from a small island in the Uncompahgre River on Thursday, July 2, after the raft she was aboard hit a rock, sending her into the chilly water.

Thu
09
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Railroad Street realignment cancelled

By Bill Tiedje

 

Due to plat restrictions barring development in Hartwell Park, North Railroad Street will not be realigned to meet South Railroad Street at the CO 62 intersection in next year's paving and infrastructure project as previous planned.

Thu
09
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Delay not expected to hinder Jeep raffle sales

OCRA Executive Director Kat Papenbrock steers this year's Jeep raffle prize down Main Street during the Fourth of July parade.

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Between the splashes and flashes of the Fourth of July, this year's Jeep raffle prize finally made its debut. Painted a true American blue, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport was spotted parading down Main Street before kicking off ticket sales on Saturday afternoon.

Thu
09
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Ridgway's Boot Hill pays lighthearted tribute

Ridgway's Boot Hill Summit overlooks the town and affords views of the Sneffels and Cimarron ranges.

Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Overlooking the town, river and surrounding mountains from the summit of Dennis Weaver Memorial Parker, Ridgway's Boot Hill is a clever tribute to Weaver's role in portraying the iconic times of the Wild West.

Tue
07
Jul

TOWN OF RIDGWAY Railroad Street alignment subject of special meeting

By Bill Tiedje

bill@ouraynews.com

The town of Ridgway will hold an informational meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 in the Ridgway Community Center to discuss changes to the alignment of Railroad Street in the upcoming downtown construction project.

Mon
06
Jul

CITY OF OURAY: Sales tax increase moving toward ballot

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Mon
06
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Catching fish to save fish

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Whoever illegally stocked smallmouth bass in Ridgway Reservoir probably had one thought in mind — catching big bass.

Fri
03
Jul

CITY OF OURAY Forest health in Ouray debated

(Left to right) Ouray County Commissioner Ben Tisdel, U.S. Forest Service West Zone Assistant Fire Manager Thad Chavez and USFS Ouray District Ranger Tammy Randall-Parker fielded questions from the public regarding forest health during a community meeting in Ouray on June 29.

Plaindealer photo by Bill Tiedje

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Forest health issues including beetle epidemics, fire danger and options for tree removal were discussed during a three-hour community meeting on June 29 in Ouray.

Thu
02
Jul

OURAY SCHOOL: Abating asbestos "quite a process" for construction

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

Students, teachers and community members will be thrilled to hear that work is officially underway for capital improvements to the Ouray School building.
“Fences are up, dumpsters are in place and work has begun on the roof,” said owner’s representative Mike Fedel in a construction update to the school board during its meeting on Monday.
Crews have begun preparations for demolition of the rooftop, including taking down vents and removing mechanicals. According to a three-week schedule received Monday afternoon, Fedel said, demolition, layout and surveying work is expected to begin this week and “you will see some actual changes in the roof by the end of the week.”

Thu
02
Jul

OURAY COUNTY Walking in The Duke's footsteps

By Bill Tiedje
bill@ouraynews.com

Ouray County's newest tourism attraction, the “True Grit” walking tour is expected to be completed in coming weeks and will highlight 11 landmarks from the classic 1969 film that stars movie icon John Wayne.

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