Author Archive: Samantha Wright

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Ouray County Loosens Belt (a little), Thanks to Full PILT Funding for 2014

07/31/14 | By | 111 views More

With the extra money in the Road and Bridge fund, county officials plan to commission a Road and Bridge needs assessment, hiring a consultant to provide guidance on staffing, equipment usage and how the department can create more efficiencies.

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Ouray County Blotter: Restraining Order Violation; Motorhome vs. Cyclist Accident

07/31/14 | By | 23 views More

Ouray County Sheriff’s Office blotter for July 21-27

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

07/30/14 | By | 233 views 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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Artists Alpine Holiday Delights the Senses, Soothes the Soul

07/30/14 | By | 243 views More
Artists Alpine Holiday Delights the Senses, Soothes the Soul

AAH is one of the oldest and best-loved juried art shows in Colorado.

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Proposed New ‘Section 9′ Point System Makes Blending the Big Bang

07/29/14 | By | 369 views More

In order to pass the new point system, proposed structures must amass at least 100 points through a combination of these five categories.

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Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

07/29/14 | By | 381 views More
Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

Construction eventually started in 1978 and the reservoir filled completely for the first time in 1990.

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Red Mountain Pass Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified; Eye Witness Recounts Accident

07/29/14 | By | 547 views More

Authorities have concluded their investigation and released the name of a man who died in a motorcycle crash.

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

07/28/14 | By | 583 views 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 | 617 views 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 | 695 views 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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Ouray County Adopts a Road Map for the 21st Century

07/24/14 | By | 802 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 | 642 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 | 571 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 | 472 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 | 529 views More

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

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