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Log Hill garage burns The Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire on Canyon Drive in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, which destroyed a detached garage.

Political sign vandalism triggers ire

A furniture maker by trade, Scott Carlisle mounted a flag promoting President Donald Trump in side a 3 foot by 5 foot frame. He attached it to a large piece of wood, then bracketed it with campaign signs for Trump and Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Lauren Boebert outside his Wisteria Lane home on Log Hill Mesa.

County road plowing conflict drags on

Ouray County commissioners continued discussions over a proposed settlement on the lawsuit involving Cou nty Road 5 snow plowing this week. A possible decision was continued for a third time Monday, after a special meeting between commissioners and attorney Carol Viner.

AROUND THE REGION

GUNNISON If there's one thing that's been popular during the pandemic, it's public lands. This larger-than-usual influx of hikers, bikers and recreationists isn't lost on Gunnison County leaders, who are predicting a similar trend to take place once winter hits.

IN MEMORIAM

Members of the Our ay Volunteer Fire Department raise the U.S. flag above the street outside the Ouray Community Center before the start of Friday's ceremony remembering the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Roughly 6o people attended t he event, which is organized every year by Ouray city officials. The 30-minute ceremony included speeches from Ouray Police Chief Jeff Wood, Ouray Mayor Greg Nelson, Ouray County Sheriff Justin Perry and Our ay firefighter Steve Martinez. The event also featured music from Bill Coughlin, who performed on the bodhran, a drum of Irish origin, and bagpipist Greg Hanshaw.

County to repost road superintendent job

After nearly a year without a full-time road and bridge superintendent, Ouray County commissioners held a work session on Tuesday to outline how they will proceed with reposting the position. The position wi ll be advertised nationally, as corn missioners and staff anticipate attracting people eager to escape big cities due to COVID-19 and the Mountain West region due to wild fires.

Structures draw complaints, probe

An assortment of tiny homes and other non-conforming structures in Elk Meadows has drawn the attention of Ouray County after complaints from neighbors. The county is considering lega l action the owners of these buildings, who County Planner Mark Castrodale said have been defying county regulations when building tiny homes and other structures without permits.

The ascension of Lauren Boebert

Lauren Boebert blasted into Colorado politics at an Aurora ra lly with an in-your-face microphone moment and a gun. She emerged from the crowd at a rally for then presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke of Texas and grabbed the mic to shout, "Hell no, you're not!'' in response to O'Rourke's pledge to take away assault-style weapo ns.

Search for exec whittled to 3

Three men with extensive municipal leadership experience are the finalists for the Ouray city administrator job. The Ouray City Council unanimously agreed o n Monday to narrow the field of candidates to Frank Bell , a former town manager in Telluride and Crested Butte; Si las Clarke, the current city administrator in Hickman, Nebraska; and Eric Duthie, who most recently served as interim town manager in Huachuca City, Arizona.