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Tag: Ouray County

Food pantry in midst of busiest time of year

12/18/14 | By | More
Food pantry in midst of busiest time of year

Feeds about 55 Ouray County families each week in winterThe Ouray County Food Pantry is in the midst of its busiest time of year, serving 55 Thanksgiving meals, rationing out noodles, beans, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice and shampoo to the needy and making sure no county residents go hungry during the holidays. “I bet […]

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Ouray County Poised to Lift Marijuana Prohibitions

11/20/14 | By | 157 More

The legislation is timed to go into effect early next year.

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McLachlan’s Re-Election Bid Still Hangs by a Thread

11/10/14 | By | 123 More
McLachlan’s Re-Election Bid Still Hangs by a Thread

McLachlan, so far, has declined to concede to Brown, hoping to find 35 more votes which would be enough to trigger a mandatory recount.

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Ouray County Briefs: County Regs Clash with HOA Covenants Pertaining to ‘Nontypical Structures’

11/05/14 | By | 104 More

A “yurt” in the Dallas Meadows subdivision has led County Planner Mark Castrodale to decide the regulations may need to be amended.

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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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No New Roads Included in Planning Commission’s VIR Recommendation

11/01/14 | By | 44 More

Ouray County officials hope to bring a years-long, tortuous process of enacting visual impact regulations to a conclusion.

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Rocky Start Yields to Record-Breaking Summer in Ouray

10/23/14 | By | 71 More

The City of Ouray’s economy appears to have bounced back after a banner summer season that has lingered well into fall.

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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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Lezah Saunders Wants to Help Families and Ouray County Thrive

10/17/14 | By | More
Lezah Saunders Wants to Help Families and Ouray County Thrive

With a degree in mechanical engineering, Republican Ouray County Commission candidate Lezah Saunders says she has a very “analytical brain.”

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Ouray Candidates Tisdel and Saunders Square Off in WISE Forum

10/15/14 | By | 140 More
Ouray Candidates Tisdel and Saunders Square Off in WISE Forum

Both looked to prove they have the knowledge, dedication and leadership capabilities for the job.

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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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Fortune Minerals Completes Purchase of Revenue Silver Mine

10/07/14 | By | 150 More
Fortune Minerals Completes Purchase of Revenue Silver Mine

The Canadian company closed on the deal Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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WISE Hosts Election Forum on Oct. 14

10/06/14 | By | More

The question and answer session with the candidates begins at 7 p.m. Audience members may submit questions for the candidates in writing. Dee Williams will moderate.

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Time Bank Movement Heats Up in Ouray County

09/27/14 | By | More

One hour you spend providing support to another member earns you a time credit to be used to receive a service.

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Music with a Mission: Piano Concert Honors Legacy of Pioneer Violinist in Ouray

09/24/14 | By | 64 More
Music with a Mission: Piano Concert Honors Legacy of Pioneer Violinist in Ouray

As much as she loves performing the classics, Huber is also an advocate of new music.

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Ouray Hosts ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ Saturday, Sept. 27

09/23/14 | By | More

At the end of the collection period, all medications are turned over to the DEA for destruction.

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Feds Reject Ouray County’s Bid for Funding to Fix County Road 1

09/20/14 | By | 51 More
Feds Reject Ouray County’s Bid for Funding to Fix County Road 1

It was the third time since 2009 that Ouray County has unsuccessfully applied for a TIGER grant.

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OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Contractors Uncover Secret Tire Stash at Gunn Dump

09/10/14 | By | 226 More
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Contractors Uncover Secret Tire Stash at Gunn Dump

Social media policy comes under scrutiny…Road dispute flairs up again.

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Meet the Candidates Forum Sept. 17

09/10/14 | By | More

Each candidate will give a short presentation followed by a moderated question and answer session.

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Ouray County Announces Reminders for Upcoming General Election

09/09/14 | By | More

Beginning the week of Oct. 14, mail ballots will be sent to all active, registered voters at their address on file.

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Ouray Sheriff’s Blotter: Water Dispute, Motorcycle Accident

09/08/14 | By | 85 More

For Aug. 25-31.

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Lt. Gov. Garcia Appoints Judges in 7th Judicial District

09/05/14 | By | 68 More

Steven Schultz has been in private practice and David Westfall currently serves as Ouray County Court Judge.

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Lezah Saunders Candidate for Ouray County Commissioner

Lezah Saunders is a fourth generation member of the Fellin family that has lived in Ouray County since 1896.

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No on McLachlan

No, lawyer McLachlan must be held accountable for his duplicitous actions and deceitfulness to the voters of this district.

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Survey Aims to Find Gaps in Region’s Health Care Needs

08/26/14 | By | 57 More

Make sure to have your say when it comes to the health care needs in the region by participating Tri-County Health Network’s community survey available now until Sept. 15.

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For Local Pot Growers, Ouray County’s Lukewarm Embrace May Be Too Little, Too Late

08/21/14 | By | 164 More

The proprietors of Ouray County’s sole grow facility say they are in limbo, and may need to expand elsewhere on the Western Slope.

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Ouray Sheriff Blotter: Unattended Death, Rollover Accident, DUI Arrest

08/18/14 | By | 315 More

For the week of Aug. 4-Aug. 10

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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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Zac Marion Snags Inaugural Ouray 100 Ultramarathon Title

08/08/14 | By | 150 More
Zac Marion Snags Inaugural Ouray 100 Ultramarathon Title

Marion and Dauwalter were the first of 19 runners (out of 29 starters) to complete the Ouray 100 in its inaugural year.

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OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Commissioners Eye Limited Pot Operations

08/07/14 | By | 65 More
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Commissioners Eye Limited Pot Operations

Firehouse Moves Ahead … Alpine Ranger Program Wins Grant…

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Fortune Minerals Announces Extension of Revenue Silver Mine Purchase Agreement

08/05/14 | By | More

Fortune Revenue will continue to act as operator of the mine pending completion or termination of the transaction.

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Ouray County RSA Hosts Open House, Seeks New Members

08/04/14 | By | More

The Ouray County Regional Services Authority is hosting an Open House on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6-7 p.m. at Mountain Medical Center, 295 Sherman Street in Ridgway.

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

07/31/14 | By | 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 | 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 | 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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Proposed New ‘Section 9′ Point System Makes Blending the Big Bang

07/29/14 | By | 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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Red Mountain Pass Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified; Eye Witness Recounts Accident

07/29/14 | By | 257 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 | 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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Ouray County Adopts a Road Map for the 21st Century

07/24/14 | By | 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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Authorities Seek Answers in Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Red Mountain Pass

07/21/14 | By | 123 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 | 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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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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A History of Ouray County, in Groceries

07/06/14 | By | More

Presenter Don Paulson, curator of the Ouray County Historical Museum, will focus on the history of individual stores in the county’s towns from 1876 to 1950, as well as that of the people who operated them.

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Decision Looms Today on Ouray County Road Map Adoption

07/01/14 | By | More

The last time an official county road map was prepared in Ouray County was in August, 1961.

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Ouray County Economic Consortium Emerges from Dust of ‘Bottom Up’ Discussions

06/25/14 | By | More

The newly formed Ouray County Economic Development Consortium is currently focused on how to define economic development within Ouray County.

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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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Ouray Climbing Guide Falls to his Death on Mt. Rainier

06/05/14 | By | 68 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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Ouray County Economic Development Consortium Takes Shape

05/29/14 | By | More

Community members are encouraged to join in a newly revived discussion about Ouray County Economic Development at two upcoming meetings in June.

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OURAY BRIEFS | OHV Ordinance Crashes and Burns on First Reading

05/24/14 | By | More
OURAY BRIEFS | OHV Ordinance Crashes and Burns on First Reading

The Ouray City Council voted 3-2 on Monday, May 19 to kill on first reading an ordinance that would have allowed Off-Highway Vehicles to operate on city streets this summer.

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Ouray County Grandstands Project Clears Budget Hurdles

04/17/14 | By | More

The agreement was made with the stipulation that to the degree possible, local subcontractors will have the opportunity to participate in the project.

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Wildfire Presentation Highlights Respect, Prevention, Preparedness

04/16/14 | By | More

April 17 ROCC event, titled Wildfire: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, features multi-media presentations from two experts in the field.

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Ouray County Commissioner Mike Fedel Will Not Seek Re-Election

03/31/14 | By | More

The announcement was made at the Ouray County Republican Assembly on Tuesday, March 25, according to party chair Susan Watson.

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Mayfield Decides to Go For Another Four

03/28/14 | By | More

Susie Mayfield has announced that she will throw her hat into the ring again and run for her fourth term as Ouray County Assessor in the upcoming 2014 election.

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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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