Feature Coverage

Old West Fest draws fans from across U.S.

John Wayne fans who made the pilgrimage to Ridgway from near and far weren’t fazed by chilly temperatures last weekend, turning out in large numbers to tour scenes from the

Meet the school board candidates

Valene Baskfield, MSW Age: 48 Profession: Educator. Currently the director of a local scholar’s program (the Chang Chavkin Scholars Program) providing college access and equity to local high school students.

Lawmaker fields students’ tough questions

Rep. Barbara McLachlan fielded some tough questions from students at Ridgway Secondary School on a visit last week. McLachlan, representative for Colorado’s District 59, made a stop at the school

Space to Create slow to take shape


TRINIDAD — When Colorado launched its ambitious Space to Create program, it wanted to have nine live-work projects flourishing within eight years.

Old West rides into Ridgway this weekend

Plans in the works during the last year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie “True Grit” are coming to fruition with this weekend’s Old West Fest in Ridgway.

A restoration full of Grit

Before it was the residence of spunky Mattie Ross and before John Wayne’s Rooster Cogburn jumped its fence on his horse, the sprawling ranch about three miles down Last Dollar

Popular Ouray spa gets new owner

Though Elevate Wellness Spa in Ouray has a new owner, she has a familiar face to customers who have been coming for years.

Popular business expanding

Ridgway Adventure Sports is expanding its offerings and its space, within a few months of celebrating its one-year anniversary of opening for business.