The race for two open seats on the Ouray County Commission has been contentious, with negative advertising and candidates forming alliances. Unaffiliated candidates have joined forces in the campaign for the commissioners' seats, with incumbent Commissioner John Peters holding campaign events with…
The state health department has amended its limits on personal gatherings for counties in the “safer at home” category, including Ouray County. Citing concerns about increased infection rates, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment amended its statewide public health order for…
Despite high winds and dry conditions, the Ice Fire near Silverton has remained under 600 acres and is estimated to be 30 percent contained, according to today's update from Ice Fire public information officers. The fire started Monday afternoon and is burning in a rugged, steep area near Ice Lakes…
Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed since Wednesday afternoon in Ouray County. One case involves a man in his 70s, who was tested at Mountain Medical Center on Oct. 19. Another case involves a man in his 40s who was tested on Oct. 20. This brings Ouray County's number of cases to 39,…
Ouray County has returned to Stage 1 fire restrictions as dry conditions persist and firefighters battle the Ice Fire to the south in neighboring San Juan County. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fire was estimated to have burned 508 acres, and 100 fire personnel were fighting the blaze about five…
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After many cancellations and disruptions due to the COVID-19 virus this year, children and adults can take heart that Halloween events are happening in Ouray County. Both Ouray and Ridgway elementary schools will allow students to come to school in a costume on Friday, Oct. 30. Halloween falls on a…
Lefto Rock Gibbs finished the Oct . 17 state championship 5K race at Norris·Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs with a time of 20:07. Righto Paton Edwards (in the black Ouray uniform) finished with a t ime of 20:02. Below: Vinny Schierenberg finished with a time of 19:00. The Ouray-Ridgway-…
The Ouray-Silverton-Ridgway Cross Country Boys Team had five runners qualify for the state competition last week, held at the Norris-Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs on Oct. 17. The 5K course had 98 finishers from 16 teams this year, and local runners earned enough points for the team to…
Two-term Democratic Rep. Barbara Mcl achlan of Durango faces political newcomer Marilyn Harris, a Republican from Pagosa Springs, in a battle to retain her seat in the state house. Mclachlan is a former journalist and 20-year high school English and journalism teacher at Durango High School. After…
Birds are the barometer Of the environment -Many scientists- Every year it seems the bird population of songbirds and other species goes down in numbers of survival. In the first part of September, I thought we would have a good year for warblers' success as we were seeing them in high numbers.…
Ouray County has returned to Stage 1 fire restrictions as dry conditions persist and firefighters…
The Ouray-Silverton-Ridgway Cross Country Boys Team had five runners qualify for the state…
Ouray County has recorded its second death of a resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The 89-…
The race for two open seats on the Ouray County Commission has been contentious, with negative advertising and candidates forming alliances. Unaffiliated candidates have joined forces in the campaign for the commissioners' seats, with incumbent Commissioner John Peters holding campaign events with fellow landscape architect Ned Bosworth. Both men face Democrats as their challengers. Former two-term commissioner Lynn Padgett is seeking to unseat Peters, while former aerospace engineer and wildland firefighter Jake Niece — now an energy auditor…
The state health department has amended its limits on personal gatherings for counties in the “safer at home” category, including Ouray County. Citing concerns…
Despite high winds and dry conditions, the Ice Fire near Silverton has remained under 600 acres and is estimated to be 30 percent contained, according to today…
Mail theft on Log Hill investigated The Ouray County sheriff has received two reports of mail theft involving financial items, both located off County Road 1…
A nearly 15-year project to entirely encircle Ouray with a hiking trail is now complete after a local volunteer organization finished the last section this…
Ashley King-Grambley gets a flu shot from Dr. Joel Gates on Oct. 16 during the Ouray County Public Health Agency's drive-through vaccination clinic. Local…
After many cancellations and disruptions due to the COVID-19 virus this year, children and adults can take heart that Halloween events are happening in Ouray…