Colt Califano knew he was in a precarious position. The 15-year-old was finishing his usual chores at the family’s horse ranch off County Road 1 on the evening of Dec. 27. His older brother, Luke, was home for the holidays and pulling him on a sled behind an all-terrain vehicle as Colt spread hay…
An ice climber who was swept down into the bottom of the Uncompahgre Gorge is the first avalanche victim of 2020 in Ouray County. The woman was not climbing at the time but was untethered. Ouray County Emergency Manager Glenn Boyd confirmed in a news release that 44-year-old Van Le Little of…
More than half of Ridgway's Town Council is up for election this spring. The election is scheduled for April 7 but will only take place if five or more candidates step forward and turn in their petitions to run. Last year, an election wasn't held because an equal number of candidates turned in…
Whether you’re into live music, lectures or film festivals, the Sherbino Theater is hosting a series of events appealing to a wide audience in the next week. It starts tonight, Jan. 16, with the AJ Fullerton Band. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music at 7:30. Tickets are $15 at the door. Playing an…
The San Miguel Power Association board of directors has approved the return of $1.5 million in member dividends to customers. In a typical year, SMPA has money left over after paying its expenses. The excess revenue, called “margins,” is allocated to each consumer in proportion to their…
Ouray School District to interview candidates The Ouray School District will interview three candidates for an opening on the board, created when board Vice President Nicole Skoloda resigned after the election. Marcy Wood, Kate Kissingford and Lou Hart have submitted applications for the open seat…
Trails within Box Cañon Falls Park will receive some sprucing up just in time for the park’s 100th birthday this summer. Great Outdoors Colorado recently awarded $14,600 to the city of Ouray through the Colorado Youth Corps Association. The city will use the money to hire Southwest Conservation…
A joint meeting between Ouray County, the Town of Ridgway and the City of Ouray is scheduled next week to determine next steps for an advisory board focused on affordable housing. The Town of Ridgway’s decision to no longer send a member of its council to serve on the board, or contribute…
For the first time in 20 years, Colorado voters will participate in a presidential primary election this spring and unaffiliated voters can participate. On March 3, commonly known as “Super Tuesday,” is the date Colorado voters will mark their ballots for their pick in these primary races. The…
With a new three-year contract in hand to market the city of Ouray to tourists and manage its visitor center, the Ouray Tourism Office has turned its attention to finding someone who can lead those efforts. The OTO has officially opened its search for a new executive director to replace Kat…
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Colt Califano knew he was in a precarious position. The 15-year-old was finishing his usual chores at the family’s horse ranch off County Road 1 on the evening of Dec. 27. His older brother, Luke, was home for the holidays and pulling him on a sled behind an all-terrain vehicle as Colt spread hay for the horses with a six-tine pitchfork. Colt was about to call out to Luke to stop and allow him to reposition himself and the pitchfork. Then the ATV hit a bump. The handle of the pitchfork slammed into the ground, sending the sharp end toward his…
An ice climber who was swept down into the bottom of the Uncompahgre Gorge is the first avalanche victim of 2020 in Ouray County. The woman was not climbing at…
More than half of Ridgway's Town Council is up for election this spring. The election is scheduled for April 7 but will only take place if five or more…
Ride the Rockies will come through Ridgway again in 2020, and organizers have promised the cycling event will go better than it did when the community last…
Whether you’re into live music, lectures or film festivals, the Sherbino Theater is hosting a series of events appealing to a wide audience in the next week.…
BIRDS OF OURAY COUNTY The late 1800’s marked the “age of the extermination” in which birds were being shot and killed for sport, but bison herds were being…
Usually the Weber Ranch uses heavy machinery for harvesting hay. But this week, two front-end loaders and two backhoes were scraping up snow from the fields,…