COVID-19

Limited capacity, cost concerns force cancellation of rodeo

The Ouray County Rodeo Association has canceled this year’s rodeo, citing unsustainable costs if attendance is limited due to COVID-19. “The board has basically decided that with the number of people we would be able to have, that the county would allow us to have, it’s not financially smart because of what it costs to put it on,” Rodeo Association President Sarah McConnell said.

State allows expanded pool capacity

Admissions at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool have doubled since the state granted a variance last week allowing a higher capacity, but staffing issues are preventing the pool from opening to its full occupancy.

Hardrockers Holidays rock on despite pandemic

SILVERTON — Judy Kuhlman adjusted her blue surgical mask and pink gloves before settling herself on the long, wooden platform, resting the heels of her boots against the ridges in preparation for another round of tug of war.

Unhappy trails

As a steady stream of Jeeps, ATVs and side-by-sides headed up County Road 361 Monday morning, Ouray Police Chief Jeff Wood and Ouray County Sheriff Justin Peny held up their hands, stopping each vehicle as it approached Senator Gulch.

Schools consider virus test program

Local school districts are considering a partnership with a Denver foundation to provide frequent COVID-19 testing and symptom tracking for teachers and students when school starts later this month. Ridgway and Ouray both referenced the program, a partnership with COVID-Check Colorado, in their initial plans for returning to in-person classes.

Ouray County Rodeo canceled

The Ouray County Rodeo Association has canceled this year’s rodeo, citing unsustainable costs if attendance is limited due to COVID-19.