Ouray Hot Springs Pool officials have been tinkering with various methods to remove or prevent mineral staining of the pool lining.

By Mike Wiggins mike@ouraynews.com Kentee Pasek has always known about the "great minerals" in the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and how they help a 15-minute soak melt away stress and tension and leave swimmers feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. She grew up in the water, working as a... + continue reading

Ouray County roads workers have faced record snowpack as they clear high-country routes. This photo of crews working on the road to Yankee Boy Basin was taken earlier this month.

By Erin McIntyre erin@ouraynews.com It might be weeks or months before the Alpine Loop is more than an an up-and-back-down route than a true loop, as record snow, landslides, avalanches and floods have created challenges for roads managers in the counties it winds through. The already narrow... + continue reading

Ouray Mountain Rescue Team members pull a 16-year-old boy out of the Portland Creek gorge after he fell while climbing with a guided technical ropes group on June 10.

by Mike Wiggins mike@ouraynews.com A 16-year-old boy was severely injured and airlifted to a Grand Junction hospital last week after falling during a climb near the Baby Bathtubs trailhead south of Ouray, according to the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team. Fifteen members of the team were called out... + continue reading

The city of Ouray has set up two public, self-serve sandbagging stations along Oak Street in the event the Uncompahgre River overflows its banks this summer. This station is located across the street from the city shop.

by Mike Wiggins mike@ouraynews.com Ouray city leaders reiterated this week they’re confident that chances are slim this year’s deep snowpack will lead to significant flooding. But they are concerned that debris from multiple avalanches this winter will create blockages above the... + continue reading

Ridgway Secondary School Principal Jeremy Voytko is moving on to other opportunities, and interviews for the vacancy are in progress. Students praised Voytko for connecting with students, and school officials cited his work to add Advanced Placement class offerings to the school during his tenure.

by Carolina Brown news@ouraynews.com After four years of implementing changes at Ridgway Secondary School, Principal Jeremy Voytko is leaving the Western Slope, answering the call of the big city. Under Voytko’s leadership many new advanced placement classes began to be offered at the... + continue reading

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The chief executive officer of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association says he rejected a $500 million offer to replace three of the company’s coal-powered plants mostly with renewable energy because... + continue reading


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Ouray County Commissioners shouldn’t adopt the latest revisions to county land-use codes concerning non-commercial camping until a proposed ordinance is complete and definitions are clearer, according to... + continue reading

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By Karen Risch It’s amazing to observe what grows in Ouray, a city of just a thousand people, living and working at an elevation of 7,500 - 8,400 feet. This hardy town lies in a sloping... + continue reading