Feature Coverage

O’Toys to play in a new location

Ouray residents Heather and Josh Smith are the new owners of O’Toys and are moving the beloved Ouray toy store a few blocks south to a new location just off Main Street.

At animal shelter, a sublime silence

The kennel was eeri ly silent, the Aoor gleaming. The boisterous cacophony that usually greets guests was absent. It was quiet, just like the empty streets, the empty schools, the near-empty town.

Workers strive to stay afloat

As the stay-at-home order continues and non-essential businesses remain closed, workers and business owners in Ouray County are wondering how long their savings can keep them going.

Warm, dry spring offers chance at adaptation

March 2020 in Ouray was warm and droughty, following a dry, cold February. Highs for the month averaged 47.5 degrees; normal is 3 degrees lower, 44.6. Lows were proportionately even warmer, averaging 28.5; normal is six degrees lower, 22.4. Precipitation was 1.48 inches, with only 12.1 inches of snow; normal precip is 2.28, snow 25.9. (Only August typically has more precipitation than March, 2.33 inches. March is usually the snowiest month of the year, too.)

Pandemic teaching harsh lessons

A pandemic, weeks of uncertainty, a frantic move-out and a nonstop cross-country road trip were not what Rosalind Greisz had in mind for her junior year of college.