The distance from the lobby to the back wall at Citizens State Bank in Ouray is 142 feet. Doug Price knows that number not just because it's in the blueprints for the freshly renovated, historic building, but because the bank's chairman can see it. So, too, can anybody who walks into the bank:…
To submit items to our calendar of events for the following week's paper, email your listing to calendar@ouraynews.com. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 SUMMER READING - Summer Reading Programs at Ridgway Library. Ages 5-9, 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 10-16, 3-4 p.m. 300 N. Charles St. LUNCH - Lunch at the Library for…
TRAFFIC ALERT A bridge replacement in Ouray next week will require crews to close the 300 block of Ninth Avenue for construction. This project by the city’s public works department will last approximately two weeks and is scheduled for completion by Sept. 6, according to information from the city.…
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, The Ouray County BOCC is proposing a massive property tax increase (up to 3.7+ mils) *and* up to a 3.5% "use fee" on all newly registered vehicles to fund Road and Bridge. Unfortunately, these new taxes have no relationship to how much an individual actually uses…
  Greg Nelson’s decision to formally declare his candidacy for Ouray mayor outside the Wright Opera House wasn’t by accident. The 58-year-old retired engineer sees how a dedicated group of individuals is revitalizing a 131-year-old performing arts venue that not long ago was on the verge of…
  Four separate accidents on area mountain roads and trails that have killed two people in the past week have first responders asking those who enjoy driving in the mountains to be cautious. One of the fatal accidents, which was reported Sunday morning, involved a 2003 Dodge pickup that drove off U…
COLORADO Chad Stewart, who has worked on public lands for 26 years in the West, has been named the new forest supervisor for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Stewart, who previously served as the deputy forest supervisor of this forest since May 2018, will assume the…
COLORADO Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are warning those who live in areas with bears to be cautious and avoid attracting them with trash, food, bird feeders or other food sources after a man was attached in Aspen last week. A large black bear bit a restaurant manager Sunday night,…
Shelley Becker tried to think fast. She had just woken up and was standing outside in her pajamas. She had just let her dog outside, and within seconds heard a scuffle and some whimpering. And now she was watching a mountain lion try to crush her dog’s skull in its jaws. She quickly looked for a…
Shelley Becker tried to think fast. She had just woken up and was standing outside in her pajamas.…
Shelley Becker tried to think fast. She had just woken up and was standing outside in her pajamas.…
CITY OF OURAY A year after financial trouble delayed the purchase of the Jeep for the annual raffle…
  The distance from the lobby to the back wall at Citizens State Bank in Ouray is 142 feet. Doug Price knows that number not just because it's in the blueprints for the freshly renovated, historic building, but because the bank's chairman can see it. So, too, can anybody who walks into the bank: Stand in the vestibule and peer over the top of the ATM and through the glass on your left. You'll see through a series of glass office spaces all the way back to the taupe-colored wall at the far west end of the building. The interior's new open, airy…
First responders help the victims of a rollover accident at the bottom of a ravine below Corkscrew Pass on Saturday. Randy and Michele Schlitter of Hays, Kansas, rolled at least 20 times down a cliff in their utility task vehicle, according to eyewitness Bert Bergland. Randy has been released from the hospital. Michele was expected to be released Wednesday. Photo courtesy Bert Bergland , A Jeep driven by Robert and Kay Scott of Montrose rolled an estimated 450 feet off Tomboy Road on Imogene Pass on Saturday. The couple, both 72, were airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, where they are in critical but stable condition, according to family members. Photo courtesy San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office , Members of Ouray Mountain Rescue use ropes to extricate a victim from Saturday's accident on Corkscrew Pass. Photo courtesy Bert Bergland
  Four separate accidents on area mountain roads and trails that have killed two people in the past week have first responders asking those who enjoy driving…
  Greg Nelson’s decision to formally declare his candidacy for Ouray mayor outside the Wright Opera House wasn’t by accident. The 58-year-old retired engineer…
To submit items to our calendar of events for the following week's paper, email your listing to calendar@ouraynews.com. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 SUMMER READING -…
Name: Kasey Chertack Third grade teacher Years in education: 15 Relocating to Ouray County from: Chicago, Illinois What you're most excited about doing in your…