I'm a retired horse trainer living in my beloved childhood home town of Ridgway. The national forests are my playground and every day is a holiday. I have a wonderful wife, Sandy, and I've got countless friends. Every morning I'm faced with the dilemma of whether to go fishing, read a book, or do something with my stellar horse. I often use her to help rancher friends with their cattle. Angel is a pretty bay mare that I raised. She is the horse that everyone dreams of owning: affectionate and gentle, but never pushy, rude or disobedient. She does everything I ask of her with a smile on her face. I trained her to be a cutting horse and she has won a little money. Angel is a pleasure to ride doing ranch work. I have packed her and also taught her to pull a buckboard. I'm sure she is one of the best all-around horses in the Uncompahgre Valley. She thinks I walk on water, and I'm pretty sure she hung the moon.
This summer, you’ll find the Ouray County Plaindealer is no longer available at one of its previous locations.
50 YEARS AGO August 13, 1970 - Editorial: It's high time Ouray asks the Highway Department for assistance with its current traffic problems before someone gets killed on Main Street. One of the many flattering comments made in the recent New York Times feature on Ouray said we stiU do not have any parking (traffic) problems.
The West is known for its ghost towns. In our nearby mountains, we can see remains of once-thriving communities and crumbled mining operations. One hundred miles further south we can see other ghost towns, also known as the cliff dwellings.
YEARS AGO July 23,1970 - The fifth annual spraying for mosquito control in the Ridgway area was completed July zo with Jack Tanner of Tanner Flying Service out of Cortez at the controls of the plane. The weather cooperated with near 5o degrees and still air at about 5:45 a.m.