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Tue
14
Mar

TOWN OF RIDGWAY 
Scott stepping down from marshal position


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Mon
13
Mar

WESTERN SLOPE 
CFLRP funding uncertain after 2019

Tony Cheng, director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, opens the annual Uncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project at the Holiday Inn in Montrose, Monday, March 6.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
10
Mar

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 Drop box available for meds disposal

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Ridgway Pharmacy, located at 570 Palomino Trail, is providing a drop box for proper medication proposal. The goal of the service is to fight prescription drug abuse, protect local water and support a state health campaign. The box will be available to the public only during the pharmacy's operating hours.
The service, including the box, transport and proper disposal, is provided by...

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Thu
09
Mar

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS
 Lady Demons out-gunned by Meeker

Ridgway's Ashley Medina (3) drives past a Meeker opponent, helped by a pick from teammate Anza Connaughton (12).
Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Despite steady improvement and success throughout the season, the Ridgway Secondary School Lady Demons weren’t ready for the size, talent and deep bench of the Meeker Cowboys during their 2A regional tournament match-up on Friday, March 3 at Gunnison High School. Meeker ended Ridgway’s 2016-2017 campaign with a 72-30 rout.
Meeker jumped out to a lead early in the game and added to it quickly and often. Playoff nerves seemed to get the better of the Lady Demons, as they...

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Thu
09
Mar

OURAY SCHOOL 
Lady Trojans sent home by Antonito

Ouray's Jordan Leo (12) drives toward the basket at last Friday's regional game against the Antonito Trojans at Western State Colorado University.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


It was the Trojans battling the Trojans in last Friday’s 1A regional contest between Ouray High School and Antonito girls’ teams, but intensity and effort wasn’t enough to put Ouray ahead of its opponent March 3 at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. Antonito ended Ouray’s season with a 65-36 win, defeating the opposing Lady Trojans for the second time this season.
The Ouray girls weren’t silenced throughout the game but...

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Thu
09
Mar

OURAY SCHOOL
 Trojans outlast Thunderbirds in fourth to qualify for state

Ouray senior Brendon Olin (24) launches himself over two Sangre de Cristo opponents at Friday's 1A regional game at Western State Colorado University. The Trojans topped the Thunderbirds 44-40 to qualify for the state playoffs for the second year in a row. State play begins March 9 and runs through March 11.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


The Ouray High School Trojans showed they weren’t ready to call it a season, with a 44-40 win over the Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds in a 1A regional contest last Friday, March 3 at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison.
With the win, Ouray is headed to the state tournament in Denver for the second straight season to play the Holly Wildcats, March 9 at 10:15 a.m. in Hamilton Gym at the University of Northern Colorado.
The combined efforts of senior Trojan guards Lincoln Sackman, Ravi Inmon and Kikito Meraz were the main factor in Ouray’s win over a team that had defeated them 64-24 in the second game of the 2016-2017 season. All three players were effective in passing the ball and putting it in the net. Meraz got into foul trouble toward the end of the game through his aggressive defensive play.
Both squads were supported by...

Fri
03
Mar

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS
 Taste of Japan will aid student travels


by DaltonCarver
dalton@ouraynews.com

Fri
03
Mar

TOWN OF RIDGWAY
 RAMP project returns April or May

The RAMP project will return to Ridgway this April or May, according to Jen Coates, town manager. A public meeting will be scheduled prior to the project kicking off again.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


The RAMP project will return to Ridgway in April or May, according to Jen Coates, town manager. American Civil Constructors will come back to finish the north lane of CO 62 and add crosswalks, aesthetic elements, landscaping and sidewalks.
Coates said the overall project is ahead of schedule and under the original budget of $12.5 million. The project funding comprised a $10.5 million grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation, $500,000 from the Department of Local Affairs, $100,000 from the town’s reserve fund and a $1.4 million bond issue.
At this point, ACC has...

Thu
02
Mar

Basketball squads headed to regionals

The Lady Trojans basketball team is headed to regional play this weekend, starting March 3. The Ridgway Lady Demons and Ouray boys team will also make an appearance at the regional tournament.

Courtesy photo


by Tori Sheets & Dalton Carver
tori@ouraynews.com
dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
02
Mar

RIDGWAY SCHOOLS 
Spelling bee won’t happen this year

Jack Baskfield competes in the 2016 Ridgway School District spelling bee.The bee won't take place this year due to a lack of sponsorship. The previous sponsor, Bonnie Bowmer, left the district in 2016. The school district will continue looking for a sponsor for next year.

Plaindealer file photo


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


Due to a lack of sponsorship, the Ridgway School District spelling bee won’t take place this year. With the departure of previous sponsor Bonnie Bowmer after the 2016 spelling bee, the district hasn’t been able to find a replacement.
Bowmer had been the sponsor for years, dating to before the arrival of Superintendent Steve Smith. Smith said Bowmer was the district’s gifted and talented program teacher, and the bee, which typically takes place around February, was one of the offshoots of that program.
As a sponsor, Bowmer ensured...

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