Ouray County is shopping for ultracold freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines, in anticipation of receiving doses early next year. “Help is in fact on the way. Vaccines are literally on the threshold for us,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday in a virtual news conference with Gov. Jared Polis. The…
Democratic Ouray County commissioners-elect Lynn Padgett and Jake Niece were carried to victory last month largely by Ridgway-area residents, who also helped push through a property tax increase to continue to subsidize Mountain Medical Center. Within Ouray County’s five precincts, Padgett, a…
Nature awaits many surprises For thee — Enos Mills A surprise came to me Friday, Nov. 6, when my friend Chris Lance of Ridgway notified me that she had a Brown Thrasher on her property and she thought this was a rare occurrence. Indeed, I agreed with her as I had no reports or people ever seeing…
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis forcefully denied criticism that Colorado’s plan for prioritizing allocation of coronavirus vaccines will place incarcerated individuals ahead of healthy older Coloradans. “That won’t happen,” Polis said. “There’s no way that prisoners are going to…
Dear Editor, Well, the incessant commercials are over, the bothersome phone calls have ceased, the yard signs are disappearing, the trash cans are empty at the post office and the presidential election of 2020 is over! With over a go% turnout in Ouray County, I will say this election was a doozy!…
The county’s ability to test those who are asymptomatic for COVID-19 is also attracting people from the region who want to put their minds at ease. As of Wednesday afternoon, the county was reporting 115 positive cases of the virus. The most recent case was announced Wednesday, with a man in his…
Six people have indicated they’re interested in joining the Ridgway Town Council to fill the vacancy created when Tessa Cheek left her position on Nov. 30. The council decided to advertise the opening when Cheek resigned, and whoever is chosen to fill the council seat will serve for the remainder…
Ouray County officials are struggling to promote COVID-19 precautions and compliance with tighter restrictions as pandemic fatigue increases. During a Joint Policy Group meeting last week, county commissioners and members of the Ouray City Council and Ridgway Town Council debated ways to encourage…
GUNNISON Winter trailheads get busier each year. COVID led to a surge in backcountry use. Both of these notions are wrong, according to a study presented last week by Western Colorado University. Since 2017 Western faculty and students have used game cameras at five Crested Butte area trailheads to…
The cross country meet results Bernie Pearce dutifully distributes each week during the fall to school staff, parents and community members are replete with PRs. That stands for personal record — a student’s best time in a 5K race — and it’s something he promotes as much as he can. He believes it’s…
Ouray County will officially end years of fighting over recreational access to County Road 5 next week with a settlement agreement involving the newly built Miller Mesa Recreational Trail. The trail is the result of compromise after years of contention between property owners who wished to snowplow…
Democratic Ouray County commissioners-elect Lynn Padgett and Jake Niece were carried to victory…
Ouray County will officially end years of fighting over recreational access to County Road 5 next…
When we were on a book tour in New Zealand, we came across a country inn marquee advertising the “…
Ouray County is shopping for ultracold freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines, in anticipation of receiving doses early next year. “Help is in fact on the way. Vaccines are literally on the threshold for us,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday in a virtual news conference with Gov. Jared Polis. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said about 4o million doses of the vaccine enough for 20 million people, as the vaccines require two doses - will be available by the middle to end of December. Those vaccines will be…
GUNNISON Winter trailheads get busier each year. COVID led to a surge in backcountry use. Both of these notions are wrong, according to a study presented last…
Ouray County officials are struggling to promote COVID-19 precautions and compliance with tighter restrictions as pandemic fatigue increases. During a Joint…
Six people have indicated they’re interested in joining the Ridgway Town Council to fill the vacancy created when Tessa Cheek left her position on Nov. 30. The…
The cross country meet results Bernie Pearce dutifully distributes each week during the fall to school staff, parents and community members are replete with…
Nature awaits many surprises For thee — Enos Mills A surprise came to me Friday, Nov. 6, when my friend Chris Lance of Ridgway notified me that she had a Brown…
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…