Before starting math class last week, six Ridgway middle-schoolers carefully chose their spots in the shady space outside the school building, clipboards and pencils in hand. Each wore a mask as they arranged themselves apart from each other, instead of clustering together to work through word…
The Ouray County Rodeo Association has canceled this year’s rodeo, citing unsustainable costs if attendance is limited due to COVID-19.  “The board has basically decided that with the number of people we would be able to have, that the county would allow us to have, it’s not financially smart…
A Canon City man died while hiking on Box Canon Trail above Ouray this morning, authorities said. Emergency personnel from Ouray County Emergency Medical Services, Ouray Mountain Rescue, the Ouray Police Department and the Ouray County Sheriff’s Office were called out to a report of a hiker in…
Ouray County's newest case of COVID-19 was confirmed Thursday, and it involves a teenage girl. The test was for the active virus and was performed at Montrose Memorial Hospital, according to Ouray County officials. This is the first case of the virus here in Ouray County that has been confirmed in…
The state has granted a variance to Ouray County for increased capacity at both indoor and outdoor pools. The approval came on Wednesday night in an email to Health Department Director Tanner Kingery, who had submitted an updated version of the variance request after hearing feedback from state…
Campgrounds are full, Jeeps and paddleboards are in short supply, and local outdoor recreation businesses are seeing more customers than past years, as people opt for trips to less populated areas with activities that feel safer and easier with the uncertainty of the pandemic. While the San Juan…
A dispute over who had the right-of-way on a local Jeep trail led to an arrest for alleged assault last week. Congested routes and lack of following trail etiquette led to the incident. On Saturday, a visitor from California was driving a Jeep Rubicon down the Ouray side of Imogene Pass. Another…
Visitor tested positive for virus A woman visiting from Texas back in July is the latest person confirmed to have had coronavirus with a test performed here in Ouray County. Though her positive test won’t officially count as a Ouray County case, she was tested the first week of July when she was…
An on-scene coordinator with the Environmental Protection Agency has voiced concerns about how effective efforts at the old Atlas Mill site will be in the longterm at keeping mine tailings runoff out of Sneffels Creek. During the public comment portion of Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioner…
Lynn Padgett would have loved to continue her tenure as a county commissioner at the end of her second term, back in 2016. Term limits prevented her from doing that, but she might have a chance to do it again, if voters decide to elect her to the position this fall. “1 said for four years I wasn’t…
GUNNISON This isn’t the first pandemic Cattlemen’s Days organizers in Gunnison have faced. And they’re determined not to let this one bring a halt to the annual celebration of cowboys and the western way of life, either. Those organizers, led by Cattlemen’s Days Association President Kevin Coblentz…
Campgrounds are full, Jeeps and paddleboards are in short supply, and local outdoor recreation…
An idea to charge an additional tax to help pay for a new wastewater treatment plant turned into a…
Tammee Tuttle ate several years ago at Shooters Grill, the Rifle restaurant made nationally famous…
Before starting math class last week, six Ridgway middle-schoolers carefully chose their spots in the shady space outside the school building, clipboards and pencils in hand. Each wore a mask as they arranged themselves apart from each other, instead of clustering together to work through word problems. The students, who are enrolled in a two-week summer school program, are the first to experience in-person classes under the new precautions against the coronavirus. With about 35 students across the two campuses, summer school in Ridgway is…
The state has granted a variance to Ouray County for increased capacity at both indoor and outdoor pools. The approval came on Wednesday night in an email to…
GUNNISON This isn’t the first pandemic Cattlemen’s Days organizers in Gunnison have faced. And they’re determined not to let this one bring a halt to the…
Lynn Padgett would have loved to continue her tenure as a county commissioner at the end of her second term, back in 2016. Term limits prevented her from doing…
A twist on a classic fairytale is giving young actors and actresses a chance to tap into their creativity and audiences an opportunity to once again enjoy a…
What’s most remarkable about the Gunnison Tunnel? To me, the non-engineer, it is that construction started simultaneously from the east and the west and the…
They had a simple message. Don’t hurt dogs. Looking at the animal who inspired their campaign, it’s difficult to imagine who would do this kind of thing to…