Statewide News

Tue
21
Feb

COLORADO
 Ride the Rockies grant will favor cycling nonprofits

by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com


The statewide bicycle event Ride the Rockies is rolling through Ridgway this summer, but it’s bringing more than just cycling action and economic opportunity to its host communities.
Each year, Ride the Rockies donates $5,000 to a nonprofit organization in each of its seven host communities.
For the 2017 race, running from June 10 to June 17, Ride the Rockies will give priority to...

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Mon
13
Feb

COLORADO
 Spruce beetles continue destructive crusade

Acreage impacted by bark beetles has decreased across the state, but only because the pests are moving into new areas.

Courtesy photo


by Dalton Carver
dalton@ouraynews.com 


A 2016 forest health aerial survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service and the U.S. Forest Service found Spruce beetle was the most damaging forest insect pest in the state for the fifth year in a row. The two entities see no evidence pointing to an abatement of the Spruce  beetle epidemic but remain hopeful this winter’s precipitation will allow trees to start fighting back.
Dan West, CSFS forest entomologist, thinks the amount of snowpack the state has received this year will...

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Thu
24
Dec

COLORADO: 
LWCF, PILT reauthorized in government funding bill

By Dalton Carver

dalton@ouraynews.com

Thu
24
Sep
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Red Mountain Pass drivers get a short reprieve

The Colorado Department of Trasportation announced this morning that Red Mountain Pass will be open the rest of Thursday, Sept. 24 and all of Friday.

Weekday closures will resume on Monday at 8:30 a.m. CDOT reminds drivers that single-lane, alternating traffic is still in place at milepost 79 and 89 on Hwy. 550 just south of Ouray.

Resumed closure details for Monday are as follows:

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