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County kicks can on marijuana rules

With moratorium ending in October, board delays first reading of ordinance until Aug. 16. With the clock ticking on an 18-month moratorium on marijuana grow licenses ending Oct. 5, Ouray County commissioners are hoping to enact new rules at the last minute. The board began a first reading of an ordinance repealing and replacing the 2019 version on Tuesday, with an intended second reading date of Aug. 16, but instead opted to continue first reading to that day to make last-minute…
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Flooding strains county road crews

The stronger-than-normal summer monsoon has been a blessing for many in Ouray County — for lawns and gardens and golf courses, for farmers and ranchers. But for Ouray County Road and Bridge crews, it’s been more of a curse recently — and perhaps something to be cursed. Persistent rain triggered multiple mudslides across the county in the last week, damaging and closing the county’s most popular…
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IT'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, BABY

Ava Sales, age 1, enjoys eating chips and wearing her Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department Junior Firefighter hat at National Night Out Tuesday. Her mom, Anna Sales, brought Ava and her brother and sister, Carver and Willow, to the barbecue event. See more photos from the annual event on Page 8. Erin McIntyre — Ouray County Plaindealer.
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Mudslides close Ouray County Road 361

Officials in Ouray County are urging travelers to use caution on County Road 361 to Yankee Boy Basin. Mudslides flooded the area on Wednesday.Crews have been working nonstop to clear debris and even closed the highway.The damaged roads will be open this weekend and then close again on Monday for repairs.
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Burrito trailer to roll through Ridgway all summer

Sunrise Burritos’ bright red trailer has become a staple in Ouray County this summer, making appearances at events like the Mountain Air Music Series and Ridgway Farmers Market and parked during the week outside the Citizens State Bank at 145 Sherman St. While owners Erin and Levi Trembly have...
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Road to Yankee Boy Basin to reopen after flooding, mudslides

Ouray County officials plan to reopen County Road 361 later today (Thursday) following mudslides that buried and damaged the popular high-country road leading to Yankee Boy Basin on Wednesday. The decision to reopen the road came just a few hours after county leaders announced earlier in the day Thursday that...
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Bank names new branch manager

For Barb Latham, it feels like a homecoming. A return to Alpine. A return to Alpine Bank, where she started her career at 19. A return to Ouray County, where she lived and worked for nearly two decades before briefly relocating. Latham was named vice president and man ager of...
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County to spend COVID money on master plan

Ouray County plans to spend up to $60,000 of federal COVID-19 relief funds on a master plan process, and an undetermined amount of money on future facility planning and site preparation. They also discussed spending money on final engineering for the County Road 17 crossing at Corbett Creek, but said they needed more information from County Administrator Connie Hunt about the ultimate cost for…
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Fair seeks entries, judges, attendees

Think you make the best pie? Want to show off that complicated cross-stitch project that took you all winter to finish? Maybe you're more of a woodworker, or you grow the most beautiful roses. Or perhaps you have the best recipe for cookies or homemade preserves. As long as it wasn't premade and didn't come out of a box, you can bring it to the open class competition at this year's Ouray County…
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Colorado Wildfire alert: Simms update

Incident location: 14 Miles Southwest of Montrose,CO Impacted area: 313 Acres. The Simms Fire was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 19, 2022. Fire started near USFS managed lands and private land. Fire was wind driven and burned to the northeast on to BLM managed lands and is approximately 15 miles southwest of Montrose, Colorado. Fire is burning in Ouray County. USFS is managing the fire as a full-suppression fire. Strong winds in the afternoon created active fire behavior with running, multiple tree torching and spotting in pinyon/juniper, Gambel oak brush and grasslands. Fire Incident Management Team has been ordered and will arrive on May 20, 2022. Fire is under investigation.
MONTROSE, CO
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New county pot rules nearly ready

A new draft ordinance laying out Ouray County’s rules for marijuana growers on unincorporated territory would still allow facilities on Log Hill Mesa, but provides more detailed direction on controversial issues including setbacks and odor than the previous ordinance. Ten workshops, hundreds of pages of public comment and 15 months after a moratorium on new licenses began, Ouray County…
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Justice system must do better

We would like to express our gratitude to the members of VASA (Victim Advocate Support Alliance) and MEND (Men Ending Rape Culture) for the support, advocacy, and compassion shown to our daughter and sister and us over the past 3 ½ years. Specifically, we would like to thank John and Kate Kissingford, Heather Toth, Jim Courson, and other friends who revealed themselves and reminded us what a wonderful place Ouray can be. Also, thank you Officer Brady Suppeland for your professionalism, compassion, and detailed police work.
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