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Judge: County has authority on CR 5

The three-way battle over the upper portion of County Road 5 between Ouray County, landowners and recreationists is not over. Although District Judge Steven Patrick has upheld the county’s authority

Voters OK cemetery de-Brucing

Voters in the Cedar Hill Cemetery District agreed to let the cemetery keep money collected through property taxes for improvements and upkeep to the grounds. The measure passed easily, with

Vann, Sills, Disser elected to board

Ouray voters have elected two new school board members and one unopposed incumbent, according to unofficial election results this week. Aimee Vann and Sam Sills will join the school board,

Quadri, Baskfield, Patton win

Ridgway voters elected three new members to the school board on Tuesday night – Brian Patton, Aimee Quadri and Valene Baskfield. Quadri and Baskfield ran for four-year terms against John

Voters slam brakes on road tax

Ouray County voters rejected a proposal to fund a series of roads maintenance projects in the unincorporated areas of the county this week, which would have raised an estimated $655,399

Challengers make clean sweep of council

Ouray residents made it clear: They’re ready for something different when it comes to the City Council. Voters on Tuesday picked retired engineer and relative newcomer Greg Nelson for mayor

WESTERN SLOPE NEWS BRIEFS

SILVERTON - Addressing concerns that the historic nature of Silverton could be compromised by distinctly non-historic structures along Greene Street, the San Juan Regional Planning Commission is recommending the establishment

CORE Act faces tough odds in Senate

While proponents of the CORE Act are celebrating its passage out of the Democratic-controlled U.S. House on Thursday, the bill affecting about 400,000 acres of public lands in Colorado faces

Locals laud CORE vote

Locals who have worked for the better part of a decade applauded the latest hurdle cleared for attaining wilderness protection for Mt. Sneffels and other public lands in the area,