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Group frustrated with undersheriff case

Members of a local sex-assault prevention group confronted Ouray County officials on Tuesday, citing concerns with the recent indictment of the former undersheriff on alleged sex crimes and demanding answers

Wick drops out of board race, endorses 2 others

One of the candidates for the Ridgway School Board election has bowed out of the race, voicing his support for two other candidates. Nate Wick said he decided to discontinue

Mt. Abram comes to Ridgway

There’s a spectacular view of Mt. Abram in Ridgway now. You were expecting the Cimarrons or Mt. Sneffels, perhaps. But, no. Barthold and Cat Lichtenbelt decided to move mountains and

Violation illustrates sewer lagoons deficiencies

The city of Ouray is in violation of its wastewater operations permit with the state of Colorado, underscoring the reasons behind the city’s push to build a new treatment plant.

Community land trust forms for affordable housing

When Andrea Sokolowski moved to Ridgway in 2014, she noticed a pattern. Everyone was talking about how hard it was to find housing. Five years later, people are still talking

Cash bail subject of talk

A 7th Judicial District public defense attorney will discuss the challenges of the cash-bail system and the disadvantages it presents for low-income people who get arrested, in a talk sponsored

WESTERN SLOPE NEWS BRIEFS

SILVERTON -With bears frequently roaming into Silver-ton at night in search of snacks, town officials are warning residents and guests to be "bear aware," and to fortify their trash cans

School celebrates playground

Lunchtime recess on Friday was a bit more exciting at Ouray School than it has been lately. The students had the chance to try out their new playground, a project

Realtor turns ire into council bid

The impetus for Peggy Lindsey to sit up and pay close attention to city hall was losing her tenant in the Whispering Pines subdivision to the overwhelming odors of the

Colona zoning change recommended

The Ouray County Planning Commission is recommending a change in zoning for the old Colona store building and a nearby house, at the request of the Oberg family. The once-popular