A horned lark.

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By Sue Hirshman With Kent Nelson Water is the  Substance of life   --Anonymous— It makes me sad when I drive pass the Ridgway Reservoir and see all the barren land. I think, where is the water and where and how are the birds adapting? The drought from last year and this... + continue reading

Ridgway Secondary School hosts a region-wide climbing competition this Saturday starting at 7:15 a.m. Ridgway athletes will take to the walls beginning at 5 p.m.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Student athletes ranging in experience levels will have an opportunity to show off their climbing skills at this weekend’s home climbing competition at Ridgway Secondary School. Just the second meet of the year, the competition will continue to... + continue reading

Ouray's Scout Manley (12) seems to hang in the air while looking at open teammate Zach Briggs near the baseline. Manley and Briggs helped the team rise above the Ridgway Demons last Tuesday, defeating their cross-county rival 52-35.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Ouray boys basketball coach Adam Trujillo didn’t give his usual speech in preparation for the team’s rivalry game against Ridgway this week, but it seems he didn’t need to. After a back and forth first half, the Trojans ran away with... + continue reading

Ridgway's Ashley Medina (reaching for the ball) attempts to stop Ouray's Lauren Fairchild on her way down the court in the rivalry game last Tuesday. The Lady Demons earned their first win in 20 games with a 34-30 victory over the Lady Trojans.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com There wasn’t any skirting around the issue. In an interview last Tuesday, Nate Firkins, Ridgway girls high school head basketball coach, said he wasn’t overly satisfied with the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season. The girls went 0-20 and... + continue reading

Two-thirds of the bulbs from the Box Canon sign, a Ouray landmark, were stolen over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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by Alan Todd atodd@ouraynews.com Sometime between the night before Thanksgiving when the lights went out on the Box Canon sign and Thanksgiving evening when they came back on again, someone stole two-thirds of the light bulbs off the iconic Ouray landmark. Glynn Williams, one of the "... + continue reading

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Ouray School Board’s regular meeting Monday evening was filled with positive reports from staff members.
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There will be at least one more chance for the public to comment on a change to how short term rentals are regulated in Ouray County after a continuance Nov. 20.... + continue reading

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Thanks to all our readers and friends for the emails and phone calls expressing your sentiments regarding my column last week. Very much appreciated. Need a Jeep? You're in luck. This year... + continue reading