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Tue
11
Dec

Red Mountain Pass to be closed until noon Dec. 12

CLOSURE UPDATE: US 550 Red Mountain Pass / Ruby Walls 

Wednesday 12/12/2018

Closed  7:30 AM — Noon
Open at noon for remainder of day        

Crews performing rock mitigation on  the cliff walls just south of Ouray will require only a half day of work tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12.

Thursday 12/13/2018

Tue
11
Dec

DOLA funding flows to storm water management


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Tue
11
Dec

Short term rental ordinance to allow transfer of permits


by Beecher Threatt
beecher@ouraynews.com

Tue
11
Dec

Juvenile services asks stakeholders to give more


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com


Wendy Crank of Juvenile Diversion, which is transitioning its name to Juvenile Services, gave a presentation to the Ridgway School Board last Thursday on the successes that her organization has had in the community, and she worked to entice the board to give them more revenue for the work they do.

Tue
11
Dec

Gardner supportive of San Juan Wilderness bill


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Mon
10
Dec

CDOT Announces Closure Update for US 550 Red Mountain Pass, Ruby Walls

SOUTHWEST COLORADO ― The Colorado Department of Transportation announces an update to the road closures planned for US Highway 550 Red Mountain Pass, Ruby Walls area just south of Ouray. The work dates are subject to change due to inclement weather and work could be postponed to the next available clear weather day.
 
TRAVEL IMPACTS EXPECTED THIS WEEK:
Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 12
Extended Closure    7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
One Hour Opening     12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Extended Closure    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mon
10
Dec

Lego Robotics team utilizes technology twice over

“The Dork Side” Lego Robotics Team of Ouray School is made up of fourth and fifth graders. From left to right: Mason Disser, Lea Vann, Charlotte Vander Ploeg, Keaton Nelson, Conner Hill, Cavan Pasek, Ella Blu Vann, Wesley Rhoades, Jeep Demuth (in front).

Courtesy photo


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com


The Ouray School Lego Robotics team, “The Dork Side,” was able to participate in a competition this weekend in Durango, despite not being able to actually get across the mountains to the Four Corners Regional Lego Robotics Competition due to snowstorms. The team, which used technology to create its robot, also had to use technology to compete virtually.

Mon
10
Dec

Tisdel named Commissioner of the Year

Ben Tisdel, county commissioner.

Courtesy photo


by Carolina King
news@ouraynews.com


Commissioner Ben Tisdel was named Commissioner of the Year by Colorado Counties Inc., at its winter conference this year in El Paso County. The event, which took place Nov. 26-28 and was attended by 400 delegates, is the largest gathering of county government leaders.

Mon
10
Dec

Huge crowd turns out for sexual assault film and discussion


by Carolina King
new@ouraynews.com


A large, engaged audience of nearly 80 people came out for a screening of the awarding-winning HBO film “I Am Evidence” at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The event was hosted by local group VAST (Victim Advocate Support Team) and Hilltop Community Resources.

I Am Evidence” shines a light on the problem of backlogged rape kits across the country that have never been tested or have even been destroyed.

Mon
10
Dec

Pool deck melt system approved for completion

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