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Tag: ridgway

Chicks with Picks helps women kick axe

12/03/14 | By | 129 More
Chicks with Picks helps women kick axe

Kim Reynolds is a natural born athlete, putting on her first pair of skis at the age of three and road tripping with her family by station wagon from their lakeside home in Minnesota to the mountains of Colorado throughout the years as she was growing up. Reynolds studied outdoor leadership at Prescott College and […]

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A Warm Thank You From Faye Eriksen’s Grandparents

It is both gratifying and heartwarming to see the breadth and depth of love and compassion expressed by the Ridgway-Telluride-Ophir-Ouray communities in the recent benefit for our granddaughter Faye Eriksen.

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Ridgway Yoga Shala Offers a Home for Seekers of All Stripes

11/01/14 | By | 268 More
Ridgway Yoga Shala Offers a Home for Seekers of All Stripes

Ridgway’s newest yoga studio has only been open for about two months, but already, it has a devoted following.

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ELEVATED | Nightmares

10/23/14 | By | 88 More

The Nightmare Before Christmas from Weehawken Dance, and a horror-film impresario’s Halloween picks, all in the arts this week.

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Clinic for Homeless Pets Gives More Animals a Second Chance

10/21/14 | By | 51 More
Clinic for Homeless Pets Gives More Animals a Second Chance

“This is such a tremendous asset for the shelter and our region,” said SCHS Executive Director Kelly Goodin.

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Donors Sought for Upcoming Blood Drive at Ridgway Secondary School

10/21/14 | By | More

The RSS chapter of the National Honor Society is working with United Blood Services to orchestrate the event.

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Ridgway Elementary Reignites School Spirit

10/18/14 | By | More

FORS meets monthly and is open to community members.

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ROCC Talk Demystifies Recycling Process

10/14/14 | By | More

The program, presented by the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council (ROCC), will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at the Ridgway Town Hall.

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ROCC Talk Demystifies Recycling Process

10/07/14 | By | More

The program, presented by the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council, takes place Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at the Ridgway Town Hall.

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Immerse Yourself in the World of Fiber

09/19/14 | By | More
Immerse Yourself in the World of Fiber

Come celebrate all things fiber Sept. 26-28 at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway.

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Riding Into the Future of Ridgway’s Ranching Heritage

09/07/14 | By | 138 More
Riding Into the Future of Ridgway’s Ranching Heritage

Some kids take the bus to school. Others walk, or ride their bike. Gentry Gobey rides a horse named Zipper.

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Completion of Fairgrounds Project Took ‘A Great Many Hands’

08/29/14 | By | 90 More
Completion of Fairgrounds Project Took ‘A Great Many Hands’

The community has come together again, to help build the new rodeo grounds.

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Loghill Lungbuster:  Short But Challenging 

08/26/14 | By | More

The 16-mile time trial will begin between noon and 12:15 p.m. for elite cyclists on Sept. 7.

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How the Montrose Mouse ‘Saved the Dallas’

08/15/14 | By | 161 More
How the Montrose Mouse ‘Saved the Dallas’

But for a cartoon mouse and 1,500 urine sample bottles, the Ridgway Reservoir may never have existed.

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ELEVATED | Looking at Innocence: Art and Music Inspired by Children

08/14/14 | By | 58 More
ELEVATED | Looking at Innocence: Art and Music Inspired by Children

Art inspired by children in Telluride, and classical music for families in Ouray, all in the arts this week.

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CDOT Zooms In on Design for Ridgway’s Streetscape Project

08/13/14 | By | 109 More
CDOT Zooms In on Design for Ridgway’s Streetscape Project

CDOT envisions breaking the Highway 62 component of the project into three distinct phases.

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UP BEAR CREEK | Sunday’s the Mushroom Parade

08/12/14 | By | 43 More

Welcome to the zaniest, wackiest, if also entirely serious 33rd (or maybe the 34th) Telluride Mushroom Festival.

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ROCC Presents ‘Uranium Drive-In’ at the Sherbino

08/11/14 | By | More

Director Suzan Beraza immersed herself in debates and hearings on the proposed mill and spent two years getting to know Naturita residents.

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Axel Project Bike Classic Announces Celebrity Riders

08/10/14 | By | 50 More

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) and U.S. Road Champion Timmy Duggan will join the round-trip charity tour from Ridgway to Telluride Aug. 30.

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ELEVATED | Art and Artists, by Day and by Moonlight

08/06/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Art and Artists, by Day and by  Moonlight

Art show in Ouray and moonlight events in Ridgway and Montrose, all in the arts this week.

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Telluride Thrift Shop Transfers to Second Chance Humane Society

08/01/14 | By | More
Telluride Thrift Shop Transfers to Second Chance Humane Society

Second Chance, will now be operating both shops to directly support animal rescue and outreach programs.

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Ridgway’s Rick Hodges Gets Hardrock Ticket Punched for 10th (and Final?) Time

07/30/14 | By | More
Ridgway’s Rick Hodges Gets Hardrock Ticket Punched for 10th (and Final?) Time

Hodges has always loved the challenge of a nice long run, and the training that leads up to it.

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Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

07/28/14 | By | More
Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

The final ‘Evenings of History’ lecture for 2014 will explore the history of Ridgway’s oldest performing arts venue.

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U.S. Olympic Runner Seeks Course Record in Mt. Sneffels Half-Marathon

07/28/14 | By | More
U.S. Olympic Runner Seeks Course Record in Mt. Sneffels Half-Marathon

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team (10,000 meter), is competing in this year’s race.

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Sherbino Theater Hosts Talk on Historic Wagon Routes

07/27/14 | By | More

Horn will trace the history of wagon road development from the early 1870s when the discovery of precious minerals in the San Juan Mountains made southwestern Colorado a destination.

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Volunteers Needed for Top of the Pines Clean-up

07/15/14 | By | More

Join the volunteer clean-up crew at the Top of the Pines Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m.

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Ridgway Community Vets Streetscape Project

07/09/14 | By | More
Ridgway Community Vets Streetscape Project

The town will focus next year on working to mitigate construction impacts and to celebrate the creative spirit of the town.

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Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Are a Go

07/03/14 | By | More
Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Are a Go

From Silverton to Telluride and from Ouray to Montrose, fuel moisture levels are high enough to allow for spectacular Fourth of July fireworks displays.

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ELEVATED | Montrose Music, Ah Haa Photos, Friends in Art

07/02/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Montrose Music, Ah Haa Photos, Friends in Art

Friends in Art exhibit in Ridgway, Ah Haa photography contest, Montrose music shout-out.

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Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

06/30/14 | By | More
Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters in Ridgway is a place where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while picking up fresh beans.

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Let Freedom Ring at Ridgway’s 27th Annual ‘Sunday in the Park’

06/29/14 | By | More

This popular, patriotic community-wide event attracts 400-500 people from Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, Montrose as well as out-of-state visitors each year.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Reality Check on Regional Recycling

06/29/14 | By | More

Ever wonder where your recycling goes?

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Ridgway Dam Now Producing Clean Power

The power generated by Ridgway Dam will vary seasonally, with peak generation coinciding with large summer releases of water to downstream irrigators.

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Ridgway Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacancy Following Kavanaugh Resignation

06/18/14 | By | More

Council also approves new regulations and fees for the use of town property… And invests in solar…

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Waterline: Fly Fishing Report from Telluride

06/18/14 | By | More
Waterline: Fly Fishing Report from Telluride

On the street, around the coffee cart and in the fly shop, locals estimated a snowpack darn near normal. For the angler, normal is beautiful.

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OCHS Evenings of History Series Kicks Off

06/15/14 | By | More
OCHS Evenings of History Series Kicks Off

The talk will focus on a truly unique aspect of the San Juan Mountains: the origin of this vast, dissected volcanic plateau.

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ELEVATED | Murphey, Radney & Cohn

06/13/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Murphey, Radney & Cohn

Singer-songwriters visit Ouray County in the arts this week.

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Celebrate Ridgway’s Heritage at Hartwell Park Sunday

06/13/14 | By | More

Ouray County’s rich ranching, mining and railroading heritage will be on full display at the second annual Ridgway Heritage Days event Sunday, June 15.

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Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

06/10/14 | By | More
Michael Martin Murphey to Perform in Ridgway

Michael Martin Murphey returns to Ridgway for Father’s Day, Sunday June 15.

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New Dog Den Will Give More Pooches a ‘Second Chance’

06/08/14 | By | More
New Dog Den Will Give More Pooches a ‘Second Chance’

In Ridgway, a new purpose-built Dog Den at Second Chance Humane Society’s Animal Resource Center doubles the shelter’s capacity and ability to save lives.

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Siefkin Is Interim Secondary School Principal

06/07/14 | By | More

Chuck Siefkin, who has an administrative license, will replace outgoing Ridgway Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs.

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Daily Specials Are Not to Be Missed at Taco Del Gnar

06/05/14 | By | More
Daily Specials Are Not to Be Missed at Taco Del Gnar

This “progressive taco” shop progressively gets better and better.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Hang With Dad for a Day!

06/05/14 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Hang With Dad for a Day!

First Friday Stroll in Downtown Montrose, June 6, 5:30-8 p.m…OBT Announces Montrose Tourism Updates.

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Can We Bring Common Sense to Ouray County?

Doesn’t anyone have some understanding that both businesses and customers need signs?

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ELEVATED | Science and Beauty

06/05/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Science and Beauty

Hubble photography in Montrose, Geek Squad in Telluride, The Lunchbox in Montrose and The Odd Couple: Female Version in Ouray.

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Ouray Climbing Guide Falls to his Death on Mt. Rainier

06/05/14 | By | 69 More
Ouray Climbing Guide Falls to his Death on Mt. Rainier

Green was one of six climbers killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the precipitous, avalanche-prone north slope of Mount Rainier.

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SMPA Returning $904,688 in Capital Credits to Members

06/02/14 | By | More

The co-op will pay back more than $900,000 in capital credits to consumers who were members of SMPA in 1985, 1986 and 1998.

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VIEW TO THE WEST | ‘Goodbye to All That’

05/31/14 | By | More

After nearly four decades of living in San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties, Peter and Ellen Shelton are moving to Oregon.

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ELEVATED | Miep Gies, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and a Musical Farewell

05/29/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Miep Gies, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and a Musical Farewell

Ouray Historical Museum fundraiser, jazzy farewell in Ridgway, and tryouts for Shakespeare in the Park.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Community-wide Gear Swap and Garage Sale

05/29/14 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Community-wide Gear Swap and Garage Sale

Participating nonprofit organizations seek donations for the sale.

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Controlled Burn on the Uncompahgre

05/25/14 | By | More
Controlled Burn on the Uncompahgre

About 755 acres were outlined in the USFS Burn Plan designed to improve the health of Ponderosa Pine habitat and reduce ground and ladder fuels.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Ouray Public Library Summer Programs, Book Sale and More!

05/22/14 | By | More
COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Ouray Public Library Summer Programs, Book Sale and More!

Sixth Annual Ouray Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival Seeks Applications…23rd Annual Telluride Science Research Center Town Talks..

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A Temporary Halt to Rockwall Work Coming This Weekend

05/22/14 | By | More
A Temporary Halt to Rockwall Work Coming This Weekend

Motorists and local business owners will get a reprieve over the upcoming holiday weekend from the rockfall mitigation work on U.S. 550 Red Mountain Pass.

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ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

05/22/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

Poetry in Telluride, dining in Ridgway, a train ride in Durango and Great Old Broads celebrate 25 years of wilderness advocacy.

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Thank You Ridgway School Board

05/22/14 | By | More

I read that a petition is circulating to recall the members of the Ridgway board of education.

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RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Ridgway Poised to Ink IGA with CDOT for Streetscape Project

05/22/14 | By | More
RIDGWAY BRIEFS | Ridgway Poised to Ink IGA with CDOT for Streetscape Project

The delicate dance of commercial design guidelines…

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The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

05/19/14 | By | More
The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

The artists and their van will be in the region this week, with stops in Mancos, Dolores and Ridgway en route to Telluride for Mountainfilm.

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Construction Springs to Life

05/15/14 | By | More
Construction Springs to Life

Marked increases in building permits issued and the valuation of those permits, especially in Montrose, Montrose County and Telluride suggest that construction may be on the rebound.

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Anguished Parents Plead for Normalcy at Ridgway Secondary School

05/13/14 | By | More
Anguished Parents Plead for Normalcy at Ridgway Secondary School

UPDATED | May 14, 4:30 p.m. A School Board meeting devolved into a yelling match between board members, parents and Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs as students watched on in dismay.

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Angel Donor Grants $125K for New Rodeo Arena at Ouray County Fairgrounds

05/11/14 | By | 48 More

The money will be used to purchase a prefabricated, “snap-together” combination roping and roughstock arena.

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Sprawling Election Season Exposes County’s Cramped Quarters

05/10/14 | By | More

The problem is that elections don’t happen in just one day anymore, and they’re not just about voting booths and ballots.

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‘Circle of Life’ Fountain Springs to Life in Hartwell Park

05/08/14 | By | More
‘Circle of Life’ Fountain Springs to Life in Hartwell Park

The project thus far has been a real collaborative effort, bringing together diverse elements of the community.

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Open Bard Poetry Series Thanks

We would like to thank our very generous community for supporting and embracing the Open Bard Poetry Series’ 2013-2014 inaugural season.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | RATs Swarm to Ridgway for Trail-building Event

05/07/14 | By | More

Love Your Valley Festival Next Weekend …Yoga Center Hosts Mindfulness Expert John Bruna

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Fair Board Seeking Poultry Superintendent

05/02/14 | By | More

Conference Calling for Library Patrons …2014 ROCC Parking Lot Sale Slated for Saturday, May 17

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RAISING ELLE | When Both Parents Work, Whose Job Is More Important?

05/02/14 | By | More

A coworker’s wife and I were recently discussing the challenges of having both a career and a family…

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ELEVATED | Sufis, Bridger and the Clever Mr. Fox

05/01/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Sufis, Bridger and the Clever Mr. Fox

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ in Telluride, Rosemerry Trommer at the Palm, and poetry in Ridgway, all in the arts this week.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | ‘Hard-Fought, Difficult and Not Universally Popular’ Action Afoot in Ridgway Schools

We sincerely wish Ms. Gomez, Mr. Hobbs, and Mr. Williams continued success in whatever new endeavors they choose to pursue.

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The Watch’s Samantha Wright Wins Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award

04/30/14 | By | More

Judges selected 85 honorees from nearly 1,800 submissions.

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Ridgway School Board ‘Clears the Slate,” Votes 4-1 Against Hobbs

04/29/14 | By | More

Expressing a desire to expel the toxic political vapors at the Ridgway Secondary School, the Ridgway School Board voted not to renew Principal Jim Bob Hobbs’ contract.

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R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

04/23/14 | By | More
R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

The arbitrary annual holiday known as 4/20, includes almost every musician and the like-minded fans who flock to see them.

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DOLA Grant Means Big Savings for Ridgway Taxpayers

04/17/14 | By | More

The Measure A ballot initiative to partially fund Ridgway’s long-awaited Streetscape project got a lot sweeter this week.

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Hobbs’ Contract Still In Limbo, Interim Superintendent Arrives Next Week

04/17/14 | By | More

The sub-context hung heavy in the room, following the ongoing saga surrounding the fate of Ridgway School District Superintendent Cheryl Gomez (who has resigned) and Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs

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Hot Springs and Hot Music in Ouray and Ridgway This Summer

04/16/14 | By | More

Each week features a different genre of music, from indie to funk, and bluegrass to rock and blues. The bands are selected to appeal to all ages and to get the crowds dancing and enjoying the gorgeous summer evenings from 6-9 p.m.

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GOCO Awards $100K to Ridgway School Playground Renovation Project

04/12/14 | By | More

Phase One, to be built this summer, includes an inner pathway, bouldering wall, zip line, preschool play area, and outdoor classroom with shade sails, all with ADA-compliant access.

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‘Heartfelt Thanks’ to Everyone Who Voted for RAMP

04/10/14 | By | More

Ridgway Mayor John Clark says ‘Thanks’ to voters for passing RAMP – but be forewarned, “There will be many tough choices and challenges ahead.”

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Ridgway School Board Takes Steps to Hire Interim Superintendent

04/10/14 | By | More

The festering controversy has taken its toll on the Ridgway School Board.

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Ridgway Grad Launches West Africa Project

04/04/14 | By | More
Ridgway Grad Launches West Africa Project

Ridgway High School alum and movement-based educator Kelsey Fox Bennett has been invited to work with students at two schools in West Africa to offer education training to accelerate learning and healing.

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ELEVATED | Favorites Return

04/03/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Favorites Return

A jazz musician comes back to Ouray County, and a popular poetry contest returns too, all in the arts this week.

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ELEVATED | Dances with Death, Nature and the Strange

03/28/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Dances with Death, Nature and the Strange

Visiting poet in Ridgway and poetry plus Burlesque in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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Plane, Victims Retrieved From Ridgway Reservoir

03/28/14 | By | More
Plane, Victims Retrieved From Ridgway Reservoir

Representatives from the aircraft company and the salvage team are now preparing the plane wreckage for transport to Greeley, where the investigation will be headquartered.

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Five Perish in Plane Crash at Ridgway State Park

03/27/14 | By | More

A spring break trip was cut tragically short for five travelers from Gadsden, Ala., Saturday, March 22, when the small private plane they were traveling in crashed into Ridgway Reservoir on its final approach to Montrose Regional Airport.

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UPDATED: Administrative Shake-Up Looms at Ridgway School District

03/27/14 | By | More
UPDATED: Administrative Shake-Up Looms at Ridgway School District

Although no decisions were made, it appears that Superintendent Cheryl Gomez is on her way out, and Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs will be staying.

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Ridgway Plane Recovery Could Resemble 2001 Blue Mesa Crash

03/27/14 | By | More

Divers will descend to the aircraft, get a point of reference while stabilizing themselves and then coordinate with the surface where to place lines around the plane.

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Streetscape Project Hangs in the Balance in Ridgway’s Looming Municipal Election

03/25/14 | By | More

Early/absentee voting is underway for the Town of Ridgway’s municipal election on Tuesday, April 1, at which the fate of funding for the proposed Streetscape project will be determined.

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Ridgway plane to be salvaged Thursday, high winds and thunderstorms in forecast

03/25/14 | By | More

RIDGWAY — Ouray County officials said today that they expect salvage contractors to arrive at the Ridgway Reservoir this evening and tomorrow to plan recovery actions Thursday to remove the downed aircraft. They also said they are aware of new weather advisories forecasting high winds and thunderstorms over the area beginning Wednesday. The National Weather […]

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UPDATED: Recovery of Downed Plane and Victims to Resume Wednesday

03/24/14 | By | More
UPDATED: Recovery of Downed Plane and Victims to Resume Wednesday

No indications of what caused Saturday’s crash; eyewitnesses’ statements consistent.

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Victims in Saturday Crash ID’d by Hometown Paper

03/24/14 | By | More

Tributes began appearing early Sunday morning among friends of pilot Jimmy Hill and passengers Katrina Barksdale, her two sons Kobe and Xander, and a cousin, Seth McDuffie.

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Divers Locate Five Bodies Within Plane Crash Wreckage

03/24/14 | By | More
Divers Locate Five Bodies Within Plane Crash Wreckage

Due to the extensive damage and orientation of the plane, the divers were not able to recover the victims’ bodies, which will remain within the wreckage until it can be safely brought to shore.

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Second Chance Wine and Whiskers Struts Into Town

03/21/14 | By | More

Second Chance Wine and Whiskers, the nonprofit’s primary fundraiser of the year, raises raising upwards of $40,000 annually toward operating expenses at its animal shelter at Angel Ridge Ranch.

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OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Baskfield, Peters Appointed to Fill Planning Commission Vacancies

03/19/14 | By | More
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Baskfield, Peters Appointed to Fill Planning Commission Vacancies

County Commissioner Mike Fedel moved to appoint Baskfield and Peters after a lengthy interview process that also included applicants Sheelagh Williams and John Mitchell of Ridgway

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