by Alan Todd The formal name of the group of men who came together in May to repair the Box Cañon sign above Ouray is the Box Cañon Sign Committee. But informally, according to the group's chairman, Ouray resident Ralph McCormick, they go by "five guys... + continue reading

The Uncompahgre River Overlay District ordinance, originally introduced several months ago, proposes to protect the river by using setbacks and development standards to regulate development.

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by Dalton Carver The Uncompahgre River Overlay District saga continued at the regular town council meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8, but in a calmer manner than more recent sessions. Still some time away from the official public hearing process, council took further comment... + continue reading

With adoption of the speed limit reduction by town council last Wednesday, town staff will soon be changing out signs to ones that read 15 miles per hour.

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by Dalton Carver Drivers will soon have to take an extra glance at their speedometers while traveling through Ridgway, after a 3-2 adoption of an ordinance mandating a drop in speed limit at the monthly council meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8. The ordinance, which goes... + continue reading
by Dalton Carver The role of the road committee and the way it operates may change, after a discussion between county commissioners and committee members. Commissioners Ben Tisdel and John Peters suggested the change at the Nov. 6 road committee meeting, citing the... + continue reading

Ouray Silver Mines recently constructed a passive treatment system to improve the quality of water being discharged into Sneffels Creek. However, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had some concerns with the discharge process related to the passive treatment.

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by Dalton Carver A communication gap with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment concerning water quality issues in Sneffels Creek is putting a wrinkle in the operation processes of a Ouray mine, but the issue will soon be resolved with a revised mine... + continue reading

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County courthouse renovation sales tax increase: For 1224; Against 852
Ouray School mill levy override: For 502; Against 321
Ouray mayor race: Larson 349; Maurer 151
Ouray city council race: Boyd 331; Hilton 271
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by Dalton Carver

Frustration and confusion on what the Ouray County Planning Commission should do next, regarding recent developments in the high alpine development regulations in the... + continue reading

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If you've missed any of our reporting over the last year or so as it relates specifically to recent sexual assault cases in Ouray County, no worries. A local neighboring publication, printed... + continue reading