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Town adopts new water rates, after much debate

After months of debate Ridgway’s town council unanimously adopted a new water rate structure, raising the minimum cost of water for residential customers and adjusting the points at which overage

WESTERN SLOPE NEWS BRIEFS

SILVERTON - Three people were injured in a off-highway vehicle accident on Stony Pass on Sept. 26, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Bruce Conrad said there

Board recommends hotel expansion

Despite concerns about the size and impact of the project, the Ouray Planning Commission has recommended approval of a major expansion of the Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs. With

Forums host board candidates

All four candidates for the Ridgway School Board agree teacher pay and retention are the top issues for the district, they said during a candidate forum Tuesday night. Candidates Brian

RIDGWAY MARSHAL

The following is an excerpt of cases handled by the Ridgway Marshal's Office from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7, 2019. If you have information on any of the below active

Crews battle Cow Creek Fire

Fire crews from around Ouray County responded early Wednesday morning to a wildfire that ignited in the Cimarrons east of Ridgway. Ouray County Emergency Manager Glenn Boyd said a group

OURAY COUNTY

This is an excerpt of cases handled by the Ouray County Sheriff’s Office from Oct. 7-13, 2019. Oct. 7 Deputies assisted the Colorado State Patrol with an accident involving a

Humans: A bear of a problem

OURAY – The bear was immense by Colorado standards, 394 pounds of muscle and fur, and it lay sprawled across the necropsy table as the prime suspect in a murder.

Council candidates split on sewer system fix

Ouray City Council candidates disagreed on how the city should fix its overburdened sewage treatment system and offered varying ideas on addressing its needs and growing the economy with limited

Councilor focused on housing, infrastructure

When Bette Maurer attended a Ouray City Council candidate forum on July 24, she did so with the intention of helping others understand the ins and outs of the job