The tiny ballerinas, dressed in their wings and halos, should be in the midst of rehearsals in Ridgway for The Nutcracker, the popular annual holiday production that always packs the Montrose Pavilion. It should be a time for gingerbread house workshops and office Christmas party rentals. In Ouray…
Ouray County Public Health has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 testing, citing increased availability of tests for people without symptoms as case numbers in the county have surged. “We’re trying to loosen up our criteria now that we have more testing options,” Public Health Director Tanner…
Two City of Ouray employees have tested positive for COVID-l9, marking the third workplace outbreak in the county this month. A woman in her 3os and a man in his 4os tested positive for the virus last week. Health officials say an outbreak occurs when two or more people in a facility, business or…
Click here to read this story where it was first published by The Colorado Sun.
GUNNISON A construction site slipup in the National Park Service’s Cimarron Campground severed Gunnison and Hinsdale counties’ only telecommunications connection for internet, phone and 911 on Nov. 12. An excavator hit the fiber optic line at 8:30 a.m. The ensuing outage lasted for about 10 hours…
Ouray County is concerned about parking congestion on Red Mountain Pass, anticipating an even bigger demand from backcountry users this winter. Visitors flooded high country roads over the summer during the pandemic, and officials are anticipating a similar influx this winter from those seeking to…
The Ouray School Board will not offer another settlement to a landscaper who claims she wasn’t fairly compensated for work on the new playground last year. Former Ridgway resident Susan Maybach, who owns Earth Wind and Rock landscaping, threatened to sue the district for unpaid work in small-claims…
Colona property owner Craig Jackman wants the county to relinquish control of certain streets and alleys in the unincorporated town. The Board of County Commissioners will meet in an executive session next month to discuss the possibility of relinquishing any claims the county may have to certain…
Ridgway parents, staff, and – to a lesser extent – students are satisfied with this year’s in-person learning and the health and safety protocols the district has implemented, but there is less confidence in switching to online classes. Superintendent Susan Lacy discussed a recent fall feedback…
Dear Editor: The citizens of Ouray have seen their water and sewer rates double in the past five years. The City Council would like to increase utility rates this year. We have a $15 million wastewater treatment plant that needs to be paid for. The city was offered a land swap a couple of years ago…
I don’t know why Gene Thomas said yes, but I’m glad he did. I was a naive teenager, opening the creaky wooden door to his office, tiptoeing in and nervously approaching the counter. A black and white cat lazily stretched in the front window, cooly appraising me before resuming its grooming regimen…
Ouray County Public Health has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 testing, citing increased…
Colona property owner Craig Jackman wants the county to relinquish control of certain streets and…
Ridgway parents, staff, and – to a lesser extent – students are satisfied with this year’s in-…
The tiny ballerinas, dressed in their wings and halos, should be in the midst of rehearsals in Ridgway for The Nutcracker, the popular annual holiday production that always packs the Montrose Pavilion. It should be a time for gingerbread house workshops and office Christmas party rentals. In Ouray, volunteers should be preparing for a host of events intended to warm hearts and tummies — Yule Night festivities, a chili dinner and a New Year’s Eve bash dubbed “The Year of the Masque.” Instead, the Sherbino Theater, Weehawken Dance studios and…
The Ouray School Board will not offer another settlement to a landscaper who claims she wasn’t fairly compensated for work on the new playground last year.…
Ouray County is concerned about parking congestion on Red Mountain Pass, anticipating an even bigger demand from backcountry users this winter. Visitors…
GUNNISON A construction site slipup in the National Park Service’s Cimarron Campground severed Gunnison and Hinsdale counties’ only telecommunications…
For Kate Kissingford, there was some hesitation. Hesitation, generally, about whether indoor live theater should be held at all in the long shadow of COVID-19…
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…