Ridgway senior Ara Norwood prepares to serve at a volleyball game in 2015, where the Lady Demons traveled to the state tournament. Norwood, with several successful volleyball seasons under her belt, recently committed to the Colorado Mesa University volleyball team.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Ara Norwood, following in the footsteps of her former teammate and Ridgway Secondary School graduate Kaitlyn Rutherford, recently signed on for a career in college volleyball. However, Norwood has decided to take a different path than Rutherford did and... + continue reading
by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Continuing the months-long saga of a dog ordinance discussion, the Ridgway Town Council was presented with four options to consider for inclusion in an ordinance planned to be introduced at the April council meeting. The options, crafted by a group of... + continue reading

Ouray senior Brendon Olin (24) gets his fingers on the ball at the tip-off of the Longmont Christian consolation semifinal at the 1A state basketball tournament in Denver March 10. The Warriors defeated the Trojans 58-47.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com The Ouray High School Trojans journeyed to Greeley last weekend for their second straight state basketball tournament appearance, but things didn’t go as well as the regional and district tournaments did in the weeks previous. The Trojans opened... + continue reading

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.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com The Uncompahgre Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project has monitored and managed thousands of acres on the Uncompahgre Plateau since it was formed in 2009, implementing work that has dealt with forest restoration, prescribed fire, aquatics,... + continue reading

Ridgway's Ashley Medina (3) drives past a Meeker opponent, helped by a pick from teammate Anza Connaughton (12).
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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... + continue reading

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The face leading the Ridgway Marshal’s Office for nearly 17 years has stepped down. David Scott officially announced his retirement in February for many reasons, including a knee injury that... + continue reading


by Dalton Carver

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... + continue reading

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We're going to be grandparents, and it hasn't really hit me. It may not sink in until it's time to drive to Utah and see Ross and Kelly and our new granddaughter, Olivia, at the end of... + continue reading