Danika Gilbert (front), grant writer, and Nicole Skoloda (far left), Ouray School Board vice president, received a tour of the Ouray School playground last Thursday from the youth task force. The task force was set up to get input from other students and compile data prioritizing the most needed playground updates to request in an application for a GOCO grant.

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by Carolina King news@ouraynews.com A panel of experts on the Ouray School playground has been meeting after school on a regular basis to discuss a much-needed playground update. The panel consisted of five students from grades 1 through 7 at the most recent meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1.... + continue reading

A giant boulder barely missed the residence of Bill and Rena Fries in Ouray after a rockfall event near their home on Pinecrest Drive. However, their RV a little ways down the hill wasn't so lucky - a boulder hit the back end of the vehicle, tipping it on its side and causing significant damage.

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by Carolina King news@ouraynews.com Bill and Rena Fries of Ouray woke around 6:00 the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 31 to a “loud smashing bang” coming from near the corner of their house on Pinecrest Drive. It was too dark to see what had caused the sound and as they were waiting... + continue reading

Jeffrey Hurd, legal representative for the Log Hill Community Action group, states his client's opposition to KOB's facility transfer proposal at last Tuesday's continued hearing. The majority of the room at the 4H Center was against the transfer and will have one more opportunity to make their opinions known at a special meeting Nov. 19 at 9 a.m.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com A piece of the puzzle that fits into the KOB marijuana license transfer process remains to be examined by the Board of County Commissioners and the residents near County Road 1, and both parties will get the opportunities to evaluate. A hearing... + continue reading

Leta McNatt, a Ridgway resident, speeds down a slope in a recent ski cross competition. McNatt is the third-ranked woman in United States ski cross and hopes to reach the podium of the North American Cup tour this winter.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com A Ridgway winter sports athlete is ready to take her success to the next level this winter. Colorado attracts many skiers and boarders every year, but not many winter athletes pursue the sport professionally, and even fewer pursue the competition known... + continue reading
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Jill Mihelich has won the Ouray County treasuer seat.

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by Dalton Carver dalton@ouraynews.com Voters decided on Tuesday that Jill Mihelich will be Ouray County’s next treasurer and public trustee. The Democratic candidate defeated Republican opponent Julie Wesseling by 879 votes, with 3,101 cast overall. Mihelich’s lead was clear... + continue reading

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by Carolina King

At a regular meeting of the Ouray School Board on Monday, STEAM coordinator Markus VanMeter gave a report on planning of the upcoming STEAM (science, technology,... + continue reading


by Alan Todd

What could be easier than tossing out adjectives to describe the beauty and uniqueness that is Ouray?
On Wednesday last week, the superlatives were flowing as the... + 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