As racers made their way down the course at the Ouray County Fairgrounds, the pounding of horses’ hooves and the yells of jockeys and skiers carried over the music played on speakers, with no crowd of cheering spectators to drown them out. Instead of grandstands packed with people and vendors…
Melvin Dunn didn’t flinch as Ouray County nurse Rebekah Stewart injected his right arm. He calmly stared forward, seeming unfazed by the shot. “That’s all there is?” Dunn asked afterward, while she helped him button his flannel shirt and pull his jacket back on. “You’re leading the fight again,”…
Ouray County Public Health Director Tanner Kingery says he is in desperate need of help as the county vaccine program rolls out, so much that commissioners Jake Niece and Ben Tisdel stepped up to help answer phone calls and do whatever else is needed to alleviate his burden. Kingery’s latest…
Woman injured by falling rock in ice park A woman was taken to Montrose Memorial Hospital last week after she was struck by a rock in the Ouray Ice Park. The woman was with a group that was climbing in the park when a rock fell from the north side of the Uncompahgre Gorge and struck her in the leg…
A jury trial has been scheduled for the case involving John Warren of Ouray, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who told police he assaulted her in December 2018 after serving her at his restaurant. Warren, who owns Red Mountain Brewing Co., was charged with felony sexual assault in the…
The family of a Longmont man killed in an avalanche safety class near Silverton is suing the guide, school and local rescue group as well as the maker of an avalanche airbag and its private equity firm owner. The lawsuit marks the second legal action involving avalanches in recent months based on…
Ridgway and Ouray just completed one of their driest years on record, and the forecast for the first quarter of 2021 isn’t predicting much relief. Ridgway received just 11.53 inches of precipitation in 2020, roughly 51/2 inches below normal, making it the third-driest year since 1982, when official…
It may be a newyear, but Colorado’s statewide drought will be baggage it carries well into 2021. More than a quarter of the state is in the worst level of drought, and with snowpack significantly below what’s expected this time of year — especially on the Western Slope — scientists are warning that…
As John Peters reflects on the conclusion of his four-year term as Ouray County commissioner this week, he urges citizens to check agendas, log into Zoom meetings and email their commissioners to let them know where they stand on issues. In other words, get involved. The advice stems from one of…
Don Batchelder finished his second of two eight-year terms as Ouray County commissioner this week, departing the position again due to term limits. But even with nearly 40 years spent in appointed or elected positions in local government within the county, the 66 year-old is not committed to…
GUNNISON Utilities work at Gunnison Rising is set to begin this year, and the first building to rise up in the development will be a combined office building, warehouse and equipment yard. A contract signed by the federal government and a Littleton-based developer paves the way for the Gunnison…
Melvin Dunn didn’t flinch as Ouray County nurse Rebekah Stewart injected his right arm. He calmly…
Ouray County Public Health Director Tanner Kingery says he is in desperate need of help as the…
Local elected officials are asking Congressional leaders to investigate U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s…
As racers made their way down the course at the Ouray County Fairgrounds, the pounding of horses’ hooves and the yells of jockeys and skiers carried over the music played on speakers, with no crowd of cheering spectators to drown them out. Instead of grandstands packed with people and vendors selling food and drinks, the parking lot around the 4-H Center was closed off with cones. Organizers of last weekend’s San Juan Skijoring limited the number of racers and eliminated the audience as concessions to keep the event going for its fifth year,…
The family of a Longmont man killed in an avalanche safety class near Silverton is suing the guide, school and local rescue group as well as the maker of an…
A jury trial has been scheduled for the case involving John Warren of Ouray, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who told police he assaulted her in…
Woman injured by falling rock in ice park A woman was taken to Montrose Memorial Hospital last week after she was struck by a rock in the Ouray Ice Park. The…
As her students lined up in front of the truck carrying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, Ouray School music teacher Karisa Hoover reminded them to keep their “…
To have a wild bird Come to your hand Is the power of trust and love. — Anonymous We all know 2020 changed and challenged our lifestyles. Getting outdoors to…
December 22, 1977 Elks Santas A 50-Year-Old Tradition Here The warm, friendly glow of porch lights shining from homes throughout Ouray City and County on…