When Elk Meadows resident Rebecca Kindred first noticed rosy-finches visiting her feeders in the winter in 2016, she was intrigued. She had been a bird-watcher for years, but these were life birds for her, a term used by birders for the first time they’ve spotted a species in their own lifetimes.…
Editor’s note: We hope you enjoy the first column from our newest contributor, Willie Richardson of Ridgway. Willie is a natural storyteller who has translated his ability to mesmerize audiences by a campfire into stand-up comedy and now, a newspaper column. We’re thrilled he’s decided to be a part…
Three candidates for Ridgway Town Council seats have had their petitions verified by the town clerk and are officially running for office. Mayor John Clark will run again for his position, and two newcomers have also decided to join the race – Kevin Grambley and Terence Schuyler. More candidates…
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Editor’s note: We hope you enjoy the first column from our newest contributor, Willie Richardson of Ridgway. Willie is a natural storyteller who has translated his ability to mesmerize audiences by a campfire into stand-up comedy and now, a newspaper column. We’re thrilled he’s decided to be a part…
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When Elk Meadows resident Rebecca Kindred first noticed rosy-finches visiting her feeders in the winter in 2016, she was intrigued. She had been a bird-watcher for years, but these were life birds for her, a term used by birders for the first time they’ve spotted a species in their own lifetimes. When long-time birder and former Ouray resident Sue Hirshman put the word out that she was looking for winter sightings of the alpine-dwelling brown-capped rosy-finch, Kindred enthusiastically responded. In fact, Kindred told Hirshman she had all…
Opponents of a plan to reintroduce gray wolves to western Colorado say they need to carefully craft a message to voters built on the belief that the plan is…
A former Ridgway resident who was indicted by a statewide grand jury for alleged financial crimes has pleaded guilty in the case, in an agreement that will…
GUNNISON After four weeks of testimony, a Gunnison jury has found a woman accused of murder guilty on two counts of fatal child abuse. The verdict against…
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