FEATURE COVERAGE

Buried history close to home

by Tori Sheets

tori@ouraynews.com

 

Most people's front yards house gardens, pets or lawn furniture, but one Ouray resident enjoys the company of her deceased relatives close by. 

Coleen McElroy inherited the family cemetery from her father, who got the land from her great aunt. 

Young actors learn the best of Shakespeare

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

Young thespians are getting an opportunity to expand their skills during a two week long theatre workshop under the direction of a nationally known theater instructor.
Kathleen O'Mara has been teaching, performing and directing performances since 1992. She has worked with thousands of students across the nation and taught many workshops like the one she is now teaching at the Sherbino Theater for Weehawken Creative Arts.

Soulful band will rock the park

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


Thursday's headliner for Mountain Air Music Series packs a soulful punch. Founded in Portland, Oregon, Dirty Revival is a group of seven artists whose sounds focus on funk, rock and soul.
Singer Sarah Clarke leads the band with her resounding vocals.
"It's really a unique, funky, soulful rock sound," she said. "Based off the reaction of people when we play I think we create a fun atmosphere for people."

Athletes set school records at state

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


The boys and girls relay teams set new school records during the state track meet this weekend in Lakewood.
The boys 4 x 800 relay team of Martin Torres, Eli Hagemeyer, Joey Fedel and Nate Fedel set a record of 8:35.41 and took 5th place overall. The previous record was set by Torres, the Fedel brothers and Ravi Inmon in Pagosa Springs on May 7.

Remove food sources to avoid bear conflicts

by Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com


Bears are out and about in Ouray, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife partnered with the Ouray Police Department to give a special presentation covering bear behavior and management on Thursday in the Ouray Community Center.

1940s life in Ouray preserved through photographs

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

The Library of Congress has an impressive online collection of Ouray County historical photos.
Some were taken by photographer Russell Lee during a visit to Ouray in September 1940 at the end of the Great Depression. Mining kept the county afloat during those times, and Lee captured the spirit of Ouray’s determination in more than 100 photos.

Take two in Katmandu

By Tori Sheets
tori@ouraynews.com

Casey Welch, a local dental hygienist, arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal for a dental care trip three days before the earthquake claiming more than 8,000 lives and causing 17,000 injuries struck on April 25, 2015. She was trapped in the country for five days, and this April she's going back to complete her mission with the Global Dental Relief organization.