This place offered Silas Clarke so much of what he wants. A fresh professional challenge. A venue for his passion for the outdoors. An outlet where he can tinker with his five motorcycles and embark on new rides through the San Juans. And now that he’s arrived in Ouray as the new city administrator…
Colorado announced more changes to its vaccination prioritization phases Friday, cutting down the number of people who will become eligible when the next phase starts next week. Grocery and agriculture workers, people over 60 and anyone 16 or older with two or more conditions that put them at high…
When Ouray Police Chief Jeff Wood started feeling sick on Monday, Feb. 1, he brushed it aside as a sinus infection. The mild fever, muscle ache and minor congestion that he noticed for two days seemed more like a sinus infection than anything to worry about, and by Wednesday, he felt better. He…
Watching a hawk is refreshing and needful to the Human Spirit. — “World of Birds” The Northern Harrier is a magnificent hawk, so different from other hawks in everything from its overall shape to its unique facial expressions. He is a beautiful hawk in varying colors; in males that are mostly gray…
The Ridgway Town Council voted on Feb. io to approve key agreements for the Space to Create development, in what Town Manager Preston Neill called a “huge milestone” for the affordable housing project. The 30-unit apartment complex on the corner of Clinton and Lena streets has been a work-in-…
Ouray School Superintendent Tod Lokey has proven to be a strong leader during difficult times, after taking charge during a pandemic, according to his first evaluation delivered this week by the school board. The evaluation, presented after two executive sessions on the subject, was based on goals…
GUNNISON The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is soaring above expectations this winter. The Gunnison Valley Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) board noted an uptick in passengers at its meeting last Friday. Not only is the growth steady, but it’s also exceeding neighboring resort…
Ouray County’s move to a lower level of pandemic restrictions has been delayed by a spike in positive cases and a decrease in testing, pushing the rate of positive tests too high to qualify for the change. While Public Health Director Tanner Kingery had hoped to move to level yellow this week,…
Jury trials in Ouray County will resume in early April as courts partially reopen, Judge Zachary Martin and Court Clerk Jane Holmes told county commissioners on Tuesday. Commissioners Ben Jake Niece welcomed the news as long as social distancing and mask wearing are enforced, with Tisdel pushing…
Dear Editor: Carolyn Snowbarger’s column about railroading in Ridgway, published in the Feb. u-17 Plaindealer, is interesting about local history, although I must disagree with one statement. The Rio Grande Southern Railroad did not have a branch line from Ridgway to Ouray. This line was owned and…
Dear Editor: I read recently that the town of Ouray is “recalibrating the noise ordinance.” I would like to suggest that, in addition looking into loud music from different restaurants and other businesses, they also please consider an ordinance prohibiting the deafening noise from the motorcycles…
Ouray County’s public health director and emergency manager were disciplined and put on a…
Former Ouray County Sheriff Lance FitzGerald was arrested for suspected driving under the influence…
A district court judge will decide whether the public has access to disciplinary records for two…
This place offered Silas Clarke so much of what he wants. A fresh professional challenge. A venue for his passion for the outdoors. An outlet where he can tinker with his five motorcycles and embark on new rides through the San Juans. And now that he’s arrived in Ouray as the new city administrator, there’s something he needs: the community’s trust. Whatever bond develops between the leader of a local government and the public they serve has eroded in Ouray in recent years, if for no other reason than no one has held the job long enough to…
Colorado announced more changes to its vaccination prioritization phases Friday, cutting down the number of people who will become eligible when the next phase…
One of Ouray’s grand dames is about to undergo a major transformation. But don’t worry - the stuffed mountain lion isn’t going anywhere and neither is the face…
When the streets of Ouray emptied out last March at the outset of the pandemic and 4o percent of the city’s meager sales tax receipts in April stemmed from…
For Jennie Peterson, Centered isn’t just a new business she opened in Ridgway earlier this month, offering an abundance of body treatments such as therapeutic…
Watching a hawk is refreshing and needful to the Human Spirit. — “World of Birds” The Northern Harrier is a magnificent hawk, so different from other hawks in…
50 YEARS AGO February 4, 1971 - Editorial: We suggest the scientists are deliberately overlooking another “effect” when they categorize what they believe is…