We all want the same thing for community

Dear Editor: I’m writing today to address those who believe that the pandemic isn’t real, or that things like mask mandates and business restrictions are violations of their constitutional rights. I respect everyone’s right to their opinions, and maintain that we are all entitled to our unique beliefs regarding this extremely complicated world, as long as those beliefs don’t impinge on anyone else’s rights.

Help us grow local news

Even small places deserve good journalism. That was our mantra when we purchased the Ouray County Plaindealer less than two years ago.

A new bird species for Ouray County

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.

Warm, dry November may linger into December

Its been a classic Colorado November here in Ouray, a true transition month: 17 warm, sunny and short days; six cloudy days with rain, snow and sleet; two blustery ones with 40 mph winds. On the warm and dry side, November 2020 has averaged 29-degree nights and 52-degree days, approximately 6-7 degrees above normal as of this Monday.

Black Canyon train was an experiment in adventure

In the late 1880s, William Jackson Palmer and his Denver and Rio Grande (D&RG) West Railroad had big dreams of conquering the Rocky Mountains to tap into the wealth flowing in and out of the new mining districts. Railroad companies knew building tracks through the mountains would be challenging and expensive.

An ode to my wife, the love of my life

For over two years, Sandy's been busy as a bee Taking care of her horse Digger, the cat Hobo, and me. Diggers' not much trouble, and Hobo's so easy it's silly, But it's a full time job wrangling Willie.