Editor’s note: This is the second story in an occasional series of articles about affordable housing issues in Ouray County. The first story ran in the June 20-26 edition. When Scott Pankow hires a new teacher, he puts on his real estate hat. “I play ‘Realtor’ every time we get someone new,” the…
July 8 Officer took custody of a found credit card that was turned into the Police Department. Officer conducted two VIN checks at the Police Department. Officer responded to the 800 block of Main Street for a report of cold disturbance. Officer conducted a VIN check in the 500 block of Sixth…
THURSDAY, JULY 18 KID ACTIVITY - Girls in STEM for girls entering fourth through eighth grade at Ouray Public Library, 4 p.m. LECTURE - Mountain SAR Search and Rescue: Tales from the Front Lines with authors Karen Risch and Susan Purvis. Ridgway Library, 12-1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch. LIVE MUSIC - …
CITY OF OURAY The Ouray Hot Springs will be hosting a statewide swim meet and will close to the public during the competition, Aug. 2-4. This is the first time Ouray has hosted the Colorado Seasonal State Swim Meet, according to one of the organizers, Jackie Lauderdale. This year, the Ouray…
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, The results of conditions of migrants at our southern border were released by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security in May. The report revealed rampant overcrowding. A few examples from the report: 76 people in a cell designed for 12; 155…
Shakespeare the way the bard intended it - that's the way audiences will see "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed this week at the Wright Opera House. It's not about elaborate sets, fancy spotlights or a stone-quiet audience - this production promises to be interactive, energetic and just as it…
Back in my corporate day, and even as a small business owner in Ouray County, any time there was a plan hatched to spend more money on something there had to be a corresponding move to spend less elsewhere. Or, there had to be justification for the expense, usually demonstrating how it would more…
  The Ridgway Town Council has agreed to back away a bit from its strict ban on plastic bags, voting last week to exempt locking, Ziploc-type bags up to a quart in size. Councilors unanimously agreed on July 10 to tweak the ordinance they adopted in December that prohibited most single-use plastic…
From the Ouray County Herald and Ouray County Plaindealer: 50 Years Ago July 17, 1969 - Editorial: It all began with a surprise haircutting party planned for four longish-haired newcomers resident in our neighborhood - but the party backfired for the three carloads of local fellows who first addled…
WESTERN COLORADO San Miguel Power Association has joined a chorus of rural electric cooperatives asking Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to slow down its pursuit of being regulated by a federal agency. Tri-State's board of directors voted last week to seek rate regulation by the…
Dear Editor: Thank you for putting the “Don’t Hurt Dogs” article in the paper a few weeks ago. It is an honor to be in the paper. Since we were last in the paper we have raised $372 to raise a total of $412 for Second Chance Humane Society. Thanks also to the announcer of the Ouray concerts for…
After years of discussion and work, Ouray County commissioners decided to postpone further…
Editor’s note: This is the second story in an occasional series of articles about affordable…
The Ouray hydrodam’s occasional release of sediment into the Uncompahgre River doesn’t have…
Editor’s note: This is the second story in an occasional series of articles about affordable housing issues in Ouray County. The first story ran in the June 20-26 edition. When Scott Pankow hires a new teacher, he puts on his real estate hat. “I play ‘Realtor’ every time we get someone new,” the Ouray School District superintendent said. “I’m trying to hire the best people and the next part of my job is to secure housing.” Luckily, his most recent hire for the fall found a place to live. “We would have not landed a 12-year veteran teacher with…
July 8 Officer took custody of a found credit card that was turned into the Police Department. Officer conducted two VIN checks at the Police Department.…
CITY OF OURAY The Ouray Hot Springs will be hosting a statewide swim meet and will close to the public during the competition, Aug. 2-4. This is the first time…
  The Ridgway Town Council has agreed to back away a bit from its strict ban on plastic bags, voting last week to exempt locking, Ziploc-type bags up to a…
THURSDAY, JULY 18 KID ACTIVITY - Girls in STEM for girls entering fourth through eighth grade at Ouray Public Library, 4 p.m. LECTURE - Mountain SAR Search and…
Shakespeare the way the bard intended it - that's the way audiences will see "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed this week at the Wright Opera House. It's…