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ELEVATED | Nightmares

10/23/14 | By | 52 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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MSHA: Revenue Mine Deaths Were ‘Entirely Preventable’

10/21/14 | By | 119 More

MSHA determined the fatal accident occurred due to management’s failure to dispose of deteriorated explosives in a safe manner.

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Retail Pot Lights Up Ouray’s Ballot This November

10/17/14 | By | More

Ouray voters will decide this November whether to allow retail marijuana stores within city limits.

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City of Ouray’s Ballot Measure 2C Seeks to De-Bruce Property Taxes

10/17/14 | By | More

Approved by voters in 1992, TABOR is a constitutional amendment designed to limit government growth and spending.

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Brunch for Books at the Bon Ton

10/16/14 | By | More

The Bon Ton will donate $10 for every brunch served, with all donations going directly toward the purchase of new books.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Make Sure You Have Health Insurance for the New Year

Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) says it’s time to make sure your health insurance is lined up for 2015.

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Award-Winning Author Leads Writing Workshop in Ouray

10/14/14 | By | 115 More
Award-Winning Author Leads Writing Workshop in Ouray

How to tell, and sell, your story.

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Ouray Native Daughter Bids Adieu to Home of 92 Years

10/04/14 | By | 152 More
Ouray Native Daughter Bids Adieu to Home of 92 Years

Last week, at age 92, she packed up her things and left Ouray to live with her daughter Roxanna in Rock Island, Wa.

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Young BASE Jumper ‘Lived Life to the Absolute Fullest’

10/01/14 | By | 585 More
Young BASE Jumper ‘Lived Life to the Absolute Fullest’

Beau Weiher made a big impression through his pursuit of BASE jumping off of iconic Ouray landmarks.

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Roll Out the Barrel for Ouray Oktoberfest and Jeep Raffle

09/27/14 | By | 234 More

The barrel of fun rolls out at the Ouray Community Center, 320 Sixth Avenue from 5-10 p.m.

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MSHA Issues Pattern of Violations Notice to Revenue Silver Mine

09/26/14 | By | 85 More

MSHA cited 92 significant and substantial violations at Revenue Mine during the 12-month review period beginning Aug. 1, 2013, and ending July 31, 2014.

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

09/24/14 | By | 59 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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High Times at the Bon Ton

09/11/14 | By | 171 More
High Times at the Bon Ton

A restaurant that is a destination in itself.

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Central City Opera Brings ‘Saints and Sinners’ to the Wright

09/08/14 | By | 36 More
Central City Opera Brings ‘Saints and Sinners’ to the Wright

“Saints and Sinners” promises to transport the audience to a world of operatic extremes.

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Hot Springs Pool Overhaul Poised to Launch this Fall

09/05/14 | By | 155 More
Hot Springs Pool Overhaul Poised to Launch this Fall

Much of what needs to be fixed is not readily apparent to anyone except those who are intimately familiar with its archaic workings.

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41st Annual Imogene Pass Run Saturday

09/02/14 | By | 110 More

Runners will complete the trip when they reach the finish line in Telluride at the intersection of North Oak and Columbia Street.

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Council Agrees to ‘Let the Voters Have Their Say’ on Retail Pot in Ouray

08/31/14 | By | 49 More

Council drew the line at retail sales, agreeing to draft an ordinance that would ban the other three commercial uses.

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Completion of Fairgrounds Project Took ‘A Great Many Hands’

08/29/14 | By | 75 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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GUEST COMMENTARY | Ouray Residents Urged to Protect Healthy Trees, Destroy Dead Ones

08/23/14 | By | 74 More

These dead trees are not only unsightly and a significant fire hazard, they cause an extreme risk to any property they might fall on.

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It’s All a Facade

08/18/14 | By | 103 More
It’s All a Facade

Among Mesker enthusiasts, Ouray is a hands-down favorite, with 14 surviving examples.

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

08/14/14 | By | 46 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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Discover Your Roots at Upcoming OCHS Genealogy Workshop

08/11/14 | By | More

The morning session will cover the basics of genealogy research, types of documentation available, and online sources for information.

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Grill and Chill at Ouray’s Annual Brew, Music Fest

08/11/14 | By | 38 More

Entrance to Grillin’ & Chillin’ is free for all; beer-tasting costs $25 which includes a commemorative tasting glass.

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No Holds Bard Puts the ‘Play’ Back in Plays 

08/10/14 | By | 34 More

See their Much Ado About Nothing at the Wright Opera House Aug. 14-15.

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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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DOLA Grants $200K to Kickstart Ouray Pool Improvements

08/02/14 | By | More
DOLA Grants $200K to Kickstart Ouray Pool Improvements

Combined with a $100,000 cash match from the city, the grant will pay for a feasibility study.

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Take An Oath: Make Ouray Safer

One of the great things about living in a little town is that you get to participate in many civic activities that you probably wouldn’t if you lived in a large city.

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Artists Alpine Holiday Delights the Senses, Soothes the Soul

07/30/14 | By | 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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Red Mountain Pass Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified; Eye Witness Recounts Accident

07/29/14 | By | 205 More

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

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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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Authorities Seek Answers in Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Red Mountain Pass

07/21/14 | By | 112 More

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

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

07/18/14 | By | 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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OCHS Presents History of Mountain Top and Grand View Mines

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

07/12/14 | By | 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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Ouray Student Takes a Swing at National Golfing Title

07/09/14 | By | More

Alvarez, now 8, took 1st place in his age category at a local qualifying round of the PGA’s Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Grand Junction’s Lincoln Park Golf Course on June 24.

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Hardrock 100 Ultra-Endurance Run Takes Place This Weekend

07/09/14 | By | More

This Friday, 140 runners from across the country and around the world will gather in the cool dawn out in front of the Silverton School gym for the 21st running of the Hardrock 100.

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A Day for the Record Books at Ouray’s Water Fights

07/08/14 | By | More
A Day for the Record Books at Ouray’s Water Fights

At least two new records were likely set at last Friday’s Fourth of July water fights in Ouray – the shortest battle, and the longest winning streak.

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UP BEAR CREEK | Pondering the Complexities of Marriage

07/07/14 | By | More

Old memories and future ones – family get-togethers are great for that …

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Local Geologists Lead OCHS Geology Tour in August

07/06/14 | By | More

The tour is limited to 24 participants and spaces are filling fast.

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Go Where No One Goes With Alpine Scenic Tours

07/03/14 | By | More
Go Where No One Goes With Alpine Scenic Tours

Part geologist, part historian, part naturalist, and full-time comedian, Michael Lane is a natural both behind the wheel and in front of a group.

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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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Judges Schum, Greenacre to Retire January 2015

07/02/14 | By | More

To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancies, applicants must be qualified electors of the Seventh Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years.

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Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

06/30/14 | By | More
Enjoy an Old-fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray

Ouray’s Independence Day celebration fizzes with good, old-fashioned patriotic fun, from sun-up to sun-down and beyond.

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OCHS Recreates Temperance Movement at Ouray’s Fourth of July Celebration

06/30/14 | By | More
OCHS Recreates Temperance Movement at Ouray’s Fourth of July Celebration

Janet Kapsin returns to Ouray as the ax-wielding Nation, whom she last portrayed in Ouray in 2009 for OCHS at the Wright Opera House.

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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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‘Evenings of History’ Lecture Presents an Environmental History of Rocky Mountain National Park

06/28/14 | By | More

Frank’s talk will examine the tensions between tourism and ecology that have impacted Rocky Mountain National Park’s natural environment over the past century.

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Random Acts of Kindness

As the Woman’s Club of Ouray County’s Annual Rummage Sale closed its doors on Saturday afternoon, June 21, every member and attendee knew that this year’s sale represented a very special happening.

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Fortune Minerals Settles in for Long Haul at Revenue Silver Mine

06/26/14 | By | 56 More
Fortune Minerals Settles in for Long Haul at Revenue Silver Mine

Work at the Revenue Silver Mine is progressing at a brisk clip, following the Canadian company’s move to acquire the property last month.

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County Switches to CodeRED for Emergency Notifications

06/26/14 | By | More
County Switches to CodeRED for Emergency Notifications

The system is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents, whether they are home or away.

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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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How High Is Too High? Ouray Council Ponders a Taxing Question

06/18/14 | By | More

Council began its meeting this Monday, June 16 with a moment of silence for former Ouray Public Works Director Dan Fossey, who died unexpectedly earlier that day.

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Woman’s Club of Ouray County Hosts Huge Annual Rummage Sale June 20-21

06/16/14 | By | More
Woman’s Club of Ouray County Hosts Huge Annual Rummage Sale June 20-21

True rummage sale die-hards look forward to the event all year long, and come back several times while it is underway.

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Red Mountain Pass Opens to Two-Way Traffic

06/16/14 | By | More
Red Mountain Pass Opens to Two-Way Traffic

Officials from CDOT the City of Ouray, Town of Silverton, and Ouray Chamber Resort Association gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ruby Walls rockfall site on Thursday evening.

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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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Ouray Area Homeowners Urged to Participate in Wildfire Risk Analysis

06/15/14 | By | More

The effort is “kind of a big deal,” said Alan Staehle of the OFPD, because it signifies a change in focus in Colorado.

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Ouray Brewing Company

06/13/14 | By | More
Ouray Brewing Company

Colorado is state of beer bliss and the brews poured at the Ouray Brewing Co. don’t fall short of that characterization.

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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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Ouray Embraces ‘Flower Power’ to Beautify Main Street

06/12/14 | By | More
Ouray Embraces ‘Flower Power’ to Beautify Main Street

The Main Street Flower Project has blossomed over the years from a grass roots volunteer effort into a full scale professionally executed project.

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A Rugged Tradition: Ouray Jeep Raffle Enters 50th Year

06/08/14 | By | 480 More
A Rugged Tradition: Ouray Jeep Raffle Enters 50th Year

The retail value of the Raffle Jeep with all its bells and whistles is a record $40,000.

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OURAY BRIEFS | With Election Looming, Retail Pot is Back on Ouray’s Agenda

06/05/14 | By | More

Council agreed that retail marijuana should be kept out of residential zones altogether.

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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 | 45 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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OURAY BRIEFS | Hello ‘Franken-Tree,’ Goodbye Dead Zone

06/01/14 | By | More

The structure will look as much like a giant pine tree as a 100-foot-tall communications tower.

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Moving On: Ouray School Bids Adieu to Three Beloved Teachers

05/30/14 | By | More
Moving On: Ouray School Bids Adieu to Three Beloved Teachers

The Ouray School stage will be named after Nixon, and a special bench in the playground will be dedicated to Kern.

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Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

05/29/14 | By | More
Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

This Saturday the opera house reopens to the public with a sold-out Hayes Carll concert.

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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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Local Cadet Graduates from West Point

05/29/14 | By | More
Local Cadet Graduates from West Point

Link graduates with honors in the top 10 percent of his class at West Point with a degree in Human Geography.

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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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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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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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WILD FORK CAFE

05/22/14 | By | More
WILD FORK CAFE

The Ouray Hot Springs Pool’s new Wild Fork Cafe is Lori Burgess’s latest venture into delighting the collective tastebuds of Ouray County.

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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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A New Chapter for the Revenue-Virginius Mine

05/13/14 | By | 196 More
A New Chapter for the Revenue-Virginius Mine

London, Ontario-based project developer Fortune Minerals, Limited is in the process of acquiring the historic Revenue-Virginius Mine near Ouray.

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Forest Service to Fast-Track Treatment of Beetle Kill

05/12/14 | By | More

Areas treated through the pilot program will prioritize the preservation of old-growth and large trees, if possible, while still promoting forests that are resistant to insect and disease.

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

05/11/14 | By | 35 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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Third Grade TCAP Scores Show Slight Dip Over 2013

05/09/14 | By | More

Testing shows drops in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties’ third-graders’ reading proficiency.

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Alpine Ranger Program Shifts Allegiances, Realigns Patrols of High-Country

05/08/14 | By | More

This summer, the Alpine Ranger Program will take a different form.

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Additional FBO at Montrose Regional Airport?

The Montrose County Board of Commissioners is currently deliberating the addition of a second Fixed Base Operator at the Montrose Regional Airport.

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Ouray Police Chief Poised to Implement Community Policing Program

05/05/14 | By | More
Ouray Police Chief Poised to Implement Community Policing Program

The key to making it all work was to establish an open line of communication between the police and property managers.S

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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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Bark Beetles Go to Town on Ouray’s White Fir Forests

05/01/14 | By | 120 More
Bark Beetles Go to Town on Ouray’s White Fir Forests

Soon, the millions of beetles that have hatched and spent the winter munching on newly dying trees will start flying again.

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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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OURAY BRIEFS |OHVs Get Green Light to Operate on Ouray’s City Streets

04/28/14 | By | More

Ouray off-highway vehicle enthusiasts of all stripes will likely be allowed to operate their vehicles on city streets this summer.

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Intermittent Closures of US 550/ Red Mountain Pass for Rock Scaling This Next Week

04/28/14 | By | More

CDOT plans more road closures of Highway 550/Red Mountain Pass beginning next week where there was a massive rockslide last winter.

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Star Mine Resumes Limited Operations at Revenue-Virginius Under Mounting MSHA Scrutiny

04/28/14 | By | 79 More

The feds have not yet released their final report on the contributing factors and root cause of the accident that killed two miners last November.

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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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OURAY BRIEFS | Council Embraces Proposed Revisions to RV Parking Regulations

04/16/14 | By | More

Ouray residents will now be permitted to park an RV less than 25 feet in length in front of their house on the city right-of-way for an unlimited amount of time.

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Ouray Ice Park Wraps Up Successful Season This Weekend

03/27/14 | By | More
Ouray Ice Park Wraps Up Successful Season This Weekend

Ice climbing in Ouray winds down this weekend with the pending closure of the Ouray Ice Park for the season. The last day of climbing in the park is Sunday, March 30.

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Wright Opera House Renovation Plows Ahead

03/26/14 | By | More
Wright Opera House Renovation Plows Ahead

The theater has been closed for construction since early February and is slated to re-open in mid-May.

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Ouray Native Ben Tisdel Announces for District 2 Seat

03/26/14 | By | 86 More
Ouray Native Ben Tisdel Announces for District 2 Seat

Tisdel will run as an unaffiliated candidate.

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Film Commissioner Touts Fledgling Incentive Program

03/17/14 | By | More

Colorado has been attracting more and more film and television projects over the past two years, thanks to its fledgling film incentive program, created through the passage of House Bill 1286 in 2012.

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Ouray Wins Battle to Have Its Water Rights Re-Tabulated

03/13/14 | By | More

The decision hinged on the timing of the state’s historic adjudications of water rights in the late 1800s.

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