Author Archive: Samantha Wright

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Ouray County Adopts a Road Map for the 21st Century

07/24/14 | By | 241 views More

Despite an eleventh hour interjection from the U.S. Forest Service, the Ouray County Commissioners made history this week, unanimously voting to adopt a new county road map that brings it into the 21st century.

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Lightning Strike Sparks Wildfire on Log Hill Mesa

07/22/14 | By | 400 views More

The second wildfire of the season flared up Sunday, July 20, on Log Hill, sparked by a lightning strike.

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Bears Feast on Fast Food Around Ouray

07/22/14 | By | 328 views More
Bears Feast on Fast Food Around Ouray

A bear entered a kitchen, opened the fridge, had a drink, climbed back out the window with some food and sat out on the porch to eat it.

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Ouray Mountain Rescue Team Retrieves Injured Rider from Lou Creek Pass

07/22/14 | By | 243 views More

On a steep section of trail, a horse started sliding backwards, tripping and landing on its rider.

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OURAY BRIEFS | Downwind Residents Make a Stink About Malingering Sewage Project 

07/22/14 | By | 335 views More

Council nixes request to purchase city property…Morgenthaler heads to Telluride.

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Authorities Seek Answers in Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Red Mountain Pass

07/21/14 | By | 451 views More

There are conflicting reports about what happened after the fatal accident.

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OCHS Seeks Vintage Quilts for 2014 Quilt Show

07/21/14 | By | 632 views More

The show is open to both quilters and non-quilters, in that individuals may enter family heirlooms or quilts made by friends and acquaintances in the past.

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Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill Presents Everest-Lhotse Lecture at the Wright

07/18/14 | By | 1,741 views More

As O’Neill tells it, 2012 was a “crazy year to be climbing Everest,” with bad weather, scarce snow and overcrowding conspiring to lead to the deaths of six climbers.

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Ouray City Council Poised to Adopt Water Efficiency Plan

07/16/14 | By | 436 views More

The plan has been crafted to evaluate, prioritize and implement water efficiency activities.

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Initiative 75 Withdrawn From Ballot

07/16/14 | By | 460 views More

The measure aimed to give communities sweeping powers over oil drilling and other industrial activity within their jurisdiction.

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Growing Pains in Pot-Friendly Ridgway

07/16/14 | By | 488 views More

The Ridgway Town Council discovered a Pandora’s box of unintended consequences.

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Volunteers Needed for Top of the Pines Clean-up

07/15/14 | By | 825 views More

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

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OCHS Presents History of Mountain Top and Grand View Mines

07/14/14 | By | 1,030 views More
OCHS Presents History of Mountain Top and Grand View Mines

The story of two significant Ouray County mines will unfold at the Ouray County Historical Society’s next “Evening of History’ lecture on Tuesday, July 22.

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Kilian Jornet Sets New Record in Hardrock 100 | ‘Basically, He’s the Best in the World’

07/13/14 | By | 1,608 views More
Kilian Jornet Sets New Record in Hardrock 100 | ‘Basically, He’s the Best in the World’

Jornet shatters the standing course record of the Hardrock Hundred with a time of 22 hours, 41 minutes and 35 seconds.

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Learn the Secrets of Ancestral Puebloans at Next ‘Evenings of History’ Lecture

07/12/14 | By | 772 views More
Learn the Secrets of Ancestral Puebloans at Next ‘Evenings of History’ Lecture

Wilshusen will discuss the early Pueblo great house communities and their leaders in both Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, and present evidence that Mesa Verde and Chaco’s beginnings are deeply intertwined and may go back as far as AD 750.

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