The Ouray Ice Park’s 26th annual Ice Festival is virtual this year, complete with a livestreamed competition, virtual auction and virtual closing ceremony. The livestreaming of the event at ourayicepark.com was made possible by donations from the Colorado Tourism Office, Colorado Lottery and the…
Colorado high school basketball will tip off an asterisk season this week. The Ouray Trojans and their basketball brothers and sisters will be part of a prep experience significantly modified by COVID-19. Fewer games, no spectators, rigorous gymnasium safety protocols and masks will mark the 2021…
Editor's note: We have new information at the bottom of this story about additional vaccine availability. A closed road and a detour couldn’t stop Beth Edwards of Ouray from getting her first COVID-19 vaccine. With no assurance as to when she might be able to get her first dose in Ouray County…
Ridgway High School boys’ basketball games will look very different this winter, with players running up and down the court in masks and parents being forced to mostly watch games from home. Ridgway Athletics Director Shawnn Row outlined COVID-19 protocols for games to the school board last week…
Two well-known Democratic state lawmakers say they are already exploring whether to launch a bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert next year, just weeks into the fiery Republican’s term. It’s the latest evidence that Democrats are eager to capitalize on the controversies, which have grabbed…
Dems ask for Boebert investigation The Ouray County Democratic Party chairman has joined the ranks of those asking for an investigation into Rep. Lauren Boebert’s involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol and her alleged ties to white supremacist organizations. John Hollrah of Ridgway is one of…
Gov. Jared Polis didn’t like the Bureau of Land Management’s long-range management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau, saying the expansion of oil drilling in the region did not jibe with state laws and regulations protecting water, air, wildlife and recreation. And because the agency did not resolve…
After years of discussions and debates on costs and alternatives, the city of Ouray finally appears to be on a clear path toward building a new wastewater treatment plant. City leaders checked a box on a long to-do list on Tuesday when they held a public hearing to provide an overview of the…
When Sheriff Justin Perry first took office in July he found citizens rated the sheriff’s office with a low amount of credibility and integrity and once he got to work he clearly saw why: a policy manual last updated in 2000, evidence – including loaded weapons and biohazards – unlocked and spread…
GUNNISON Western Colorado University President Greg Salsbury may face a vote of no confidence by faculty after a statement on the riot at the Capitol inflamed tensions between professors, trustees and the university head. Faculty allege that Salsbury conflated the insurrection at the Capitol with…
The town of Ridgway’s plan to change how it treats its domestic water supply has hit a potential snag, with new cost estimates coming in significantly higher than the town was originally told. Town officials have been considering transitioning from chlorine dioxide to granular-activated carbon at…
Colorado high school basketball will tip off an asterisk season this week. The Ouray Trojans and…
Editor's note: We have new information at the bottom of this story about additional vaccine…
Melvin Dunn didn’t flinch as Ouray County nurse Rebekah Stewart injected his right arm. He calmly…
The Ouray Ice Park’s 26th annual Ice Festival is virtual this year, complete with a livestreamed competition, virtual auction and virtual closing ceremony. The livestreaming of the event at ourayicepark.com was made possible by donations from the Colorado Tourism Office, Colorado Lottery and the City of Ouray and sponsors including Ouray Silver Mines and several big-name outdoor companies. Those donations will cover the cost of livestreaming the competition. Given that cost — estimated to be more than $120,000 — Ice Park Executive Director…
When the pandemic reached Ouray County back in March, two Ridgway couples couldn’t stop thinking about how hard the impacts would hit their neighbors. Would…
The town of Ridgway’s plan to change how it treats its domestic water supply has hit a potential snag, with new cost estimates coming in significantly higher…
GUNNISON Western Colorado University President Greg Salsbury may face a vote of no confidence by faculty after a statement on the riot at the Capitol inflamed…
As her students lined up in front of the truck carrying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, Ouray School music teacher Karisa Hoover reminded them to keep their “…
To have a wild bird Come to your hand Is the power of trust and love. — Anonymous We all know 2020 changed and challenged our lifestyles. Getting outdoors to…
December 22, 1977 Elks Santas A 50-Year-Old Tradition Here The warm, friendly glow of porch lights shining from homes throughout Ouray City and County on…