Ouray Mountain Rescue work was exemplary

Dear Editor, I must take this opportunity to express to the Ouray Mountain Rescue team, each and every one, our gratefulness for rescuing our dear friends on Saturday, August 17th

Box Canon birds need more protection

Dear Editor, The town of Ouray has a wonderful park in Box Canon. The staff are caring and engaged and the falls are impressive. The town of Ouray also has

Visitors should share road upkeep burden

Dear Editor, In the debate about the funding of maintenance for county roads, I think that it is imperative that non-resident users be charged a fee. I live off Camp

Town should stand up to businesses on rates

Dear Editor, Recent Plaindealer reports suggest that many Ridgway business owners think Ridgway “owes” them a water rate break because business does “so much” for the Town. Business owners (like

Stepping aside for other school board candidates

Dear Editor, I want to sincerely thank the 40 voters who recently signed my candidacy petition for Ridgway School District Board of Education - your encouragement and enthusiasm was a


Dear Editor, Common sentiment seems to place the blame for a shortage of affordable housing in Ridgway (and Ouray County generally) on short-term rentals. There’s truth in this. Certainly the

Get facts straight on proposed road taxes

Get facts straight on proposed road taxes Dear Editor, Last week’s letter, "More equitable ways to raise road dollars," flagrantly and inaccurately overstates the taxes/fees being considered by the Ouray

More equitable ways to raise road dollars

Dear Editor, The Ouray County BOCC is proposing a massive property tax increase (up to 3.7+ mils) *and* up to a 3.5% "use fee" on all newly registered vehicles to

Global warming data demands action now

Dear Editor, I have seen lots of stories about how global warming will impact coastal areas of the world. That got me to wondering if we here in Ouray County