Former Ouray County Sheriff Lance FitzGerald was arrested for suspected driving under the influence again and is also facing prosecution in his last DUI case, after allegedly failing to complete the terms of a diversion program.
Months in the making the Economic Resiliency Plan commissioned by local officials advised improving communication with residents and businesses, forming a countywide economic development organization and proposed some outdoor dining and shopping solutions that failed to take off last summer.
GUNNISON Recent storms have helped the Gunnison Basin’s snowpack pull out of a nosedive, but longrange forecasts through the end of the winter remain dismal. This dry outlook has begun to worry Gunnison Valley producers who foresee water cuts and culling herds if the spring does not deliver wet weather.
A Ridgway man has been found in violation of a restraining order prohibiting him from harassing or contacting a local brewpub, its owners employees, a county court judge decided this week After more than eight hours of testimony, evidence and arguments, Judge Kurt Beckenhauer said David Gottorff violated the protection order obtained by Colorado Boy after he allegedly retaliated against the establishment that banned him in 2019. Beckenhauer cited evidence including a surveillance video of Gottorff placing a modified Colorado Boy sticker on a liquor store beer cooler and his belief that Gottorff intended the protected parties to know what he was doing when he posted online negative comments about the brewpub and its associates.
State health officials are expected to announce surface water has infiltrated the city of Ouray’s drinking water, a determination that will likely force the city to spend millions of dollars to more rigorously treat its water.
The Ridgway School Board heard varying opinions from citizens on a proposal by the Telluride Foundation to build affordable housing on the district’s old baseball field during the public comment portion of their work session Feb. 11.
Ouray County’s public health director and emergency manager were disciplined and put on a performance improvement plan for working too many hours during the pandemic, according to records they provided to the Plaindealer after the county asked a judge to keep them private.
UPDATE, 3:38 p.m.