This summer, you’ll find the Ouray County Plaindealer is no longer available at one of its previous locations.
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.
An 85-year-old man who was a summertime resident of Ouray County died of COVID-19-related complications this week, county health officials announced. The man, who lived in Georgia the remainder of the year, showed symptoms of the virus when he arrived in Ouray County in early July.
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.
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.