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Parades, flyover mark holiday, but Confederate flag creates stir

  • A tractor belonging to Hudson Angus Ranch of Ridgway bears an “All Lives Matter” sign and Confederate and U.S. flags during a parade on the Fourth of July in Ouray.The Confederate flag drew criticism on social media and from Ouray Mayor Greg Nelson.Liz Teitz — Ouray County Plaindealer
    A tractor belonging to Hudson Angus Ranch of Ridgway bears an “All Lives Matter” sign and Confederate and U.S. flags during a parade on the Fourth of July in Ouray.The Confederate flag drew criticism on social media and from Ouray Mayor Greg Nelson.Liz Teitz — Ouray County Plaindealer
The crowds were smaller, the parades shorter, and no water fights or fireworks marked Independence Day in Ouray, but locals were determined to find ways to celebrate during an unusual time. After official events were canceled due to the cornnavirus pandemic, J. Gary Dunn and Richard Weber III each organized their own parades, while Ouray native Josh Rasmussen ensured that the annual F-16 flyover…

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