A few months before the coronavirus pandemic halted international travel, Anthony Disser was flying frequently to China and Saudi Arabia, consulting for hospitals on certification and accreditation. But when the first week of the new school year rolled around, he was on hand at Ouray School,…
Former Ouray County Sheriff Lance FitzGerald will not stand trial for his DUI arrest, unless he fails to complete the terms of an agreement to participate in a yearlong adult diversion program with the Sixth judicial District Attorney's Office. FitzGerald, who won election by 11 votes in November…
Three men with extensive municipal leadership experience are the finalists for the Ouray city administrator job. The Ouray City Council unanimously agreed on Monday to narrow the field of candidates to Frank Bell, a former town manager in Telluride and Crested Butte; Silas Clarke, the current city…
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An assortment of tiny homes and other non-conforming structures in Elk Meadows has drawn the attention of Ouray County after complaints from neighbors. The county is considering legal action the owners of these buildings, who County Planner Mark Castrodale said have been defying county regulations…
A parent and former elementary school teacher told Ridgway School Board members last week she is concerned about the stress teachers are feeling in enforcing social-distancing and mask-wearing protocols. Katie Graves addressed the board during a work session on Sept. 10 in an effort to serve as the…
After nearly a year without a full-time road and bridge superintendent, Ouray County commissioners held a work session on Tuesday to outline how they will proceed with reposting the position. The position will be advertised nationally, as commissioners and staff anticipate attracting people eager…
Members of the Our ay Volunteer Fire Department raise the U.S. flag above the street outside the Ouray Community Center before the start of Friday's ceremony remembering the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Roughly 6o people attended t he event, which is organized every year by Ouray city…
The show must go on. Or in this case, it must debut. That’s what the co-founders of the Ouray International Film Festival decided to do, facing a pandemic in the midst of planning their inaugural event. The uncertainty of the world right now doesn’t seem to have dampened the interest in connecting…
GUNNISON If there's one thing that's been popular during the pandemic, it's public lands. This larger-than-usual influx of hikers, bikers and recreationists isn't lost on Gunnison County leaders, who are predicting a similar trend to take place once winter hits. "I definitely saw upticks out there…
Ouray County commissioners continued discussions over a proposed settlement on the lawsuit involving County Road 5 snow plowing this week. A possible decision was continued for a third time Monday, after a special meeting between commissioners and attorney Carol Viner. A fourth meeting about the…
Former Ouray County Sheriff Lance FitzGerald will not stand trial for his DUI arrest, unless he…
Three men with extensive municipal leadership experience are the finalists for the Ouray city…
An assortment of tiny homes and other non-conforming structures in Elk Meadows has drawn the…
A few months before the coronavirus pandemic halted international travel, Anthony Disser was flying frequently to China and Saudi Arabia, consulting for hospitals on certification and accreditation. But when the first week of the new school year rolled around, he was on hand at Ouray School, manning one of the doors as elementary students entered the building. Disser, 67, who retired from his position at a national healthcare system in 2017, is the new school nurse for Ouray School District, where he’ll work 12 hours a week and lead the…
Log Hill garage burns The Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire on Canyon Drive in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, which destroyed a…
Ouray County commissioners continued discussions over a proposed settlement on the lawsuit involving County Road 5 snow plowing this week. A possible decision…
GUNNISON If there's one thing that's been popular during the pandemic, it's public lands. This larger-than-usual influx of hikers, bikers and recreationists…
The show must go on. Or in this case, it must debut. That’s what the co-founders of the Ouray International Film Festival decided to do, facing a pandemic in…
The decades following the Civil War brought changes to the Western Slope of Colorado. The miners and prospectors came searching for rich mineral veins, and the…
Ouray School's Owen Lane (front) holds off Rock Gibbs at the finish of a high school cross country meet against Montrose on Sept. 3 at Fellin Park. Lane…