FEATURE COVERAGE

Red Mountain Pass drivers get a short reprieve

The Colorado Department of Trasportation announced this morning that Red Mountain Pass will be open the rest of Thursday, Sept. 24 and all of Friday.

Weekday closures will resume on Monday at 8:30 a.m. CDOT reminds drivers that single-lane, alternating traffic is still in place at milepost 79 and 89 on Hwy. 550 just south of Ouray.

Resumed closure details for Monday are as follows:

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CITY OF OURAY Citizens encouraged to protect trees

By Sheridan Block
sheridan@ouraynews.com

The warm, dry months of summer are only a few weeks away and with that, the threat of hungry bark beetles looms over Ouray’s dwindling number of fir trees. As bark beetles prepare their search for new host trees in the city’s forests, citizens are encouraged to take action against these destructive insects.