Local mine operator Ouray Silver Mines Inc. reached a milestone in its five-year quest to revive the historic Revenue Mine last week when its Canadian parent company, Aurcana Silver Corp., secured a $28 million debt-funding package to help launch the mine into production. The hefty cash infusion…
With less than a week to go before the election, Ouray County voters have returned ballots in record numbers. As of Wednesday morning, Ouray County’s elections office had received 2,814 ballots, a 64.4 percent turnout so far in the election. County Clerk Michelle Nauer said the early turnout is…
A wildfire burning west of Silverton was fully contained Tuesday, aided by this week’s winter storm that dropped a foot of snow in some areas of the San Juan Mountains. The Ice Fire had burned 596 acres as of Wednesday, a number that has held steady the last few days as strong winds and warm…
The Ouray School District is working to improve in four areas after a COVID-19 safety audit found gaps in the school’s protective measures. The four areas of weakness found by auditing company H2 Manufacturing Solutions were in the building entrance, common areas, student signage and student and…
Ouray County voters will be able to vote on the possible retention of four local judges in the 7th Judicial District in this year’s election. Three district court judges and a county court judge are up for retention this year. Ouray County Court Judge Zachary Martin has been serving in his position…
The state health department has amended its limits on personal gatherings for counties in the “safer at home” category, including Ouray County. Citing concerns about increased infection rates, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment amended its statewide public health order for…
GUNNISON Discussions surrounding accessory dwelling units in Gunnison residential areas have dissolved following a report that found the city’s outdated infrastructure would be unable to accommodate increased density. The Planning and Zoning Commission has in recent weeks discussed an R-1 district…
The firm hired to develop the Ridgway School District’s master plan to address infrastructure needs within the district’s two schools will unveil several options to the public during a web-based open house next month. During the virtual open house, a date for which hasn’t been set, RTA Architects…
Ouray County Public Health Director Tanner Kingery was pleased to report the hiring of a full-time nurse to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. The county has previously only had a nurse one day per week. Rebecca Stewart’s hiring as county nurse, made possible with CARES (Coronavirus Aid…
Dear Editor: I would like to commend Lynn Padgett, in the face of a concerted smear campaign against her, for sticking to positive ads and mailers which focus solely on her mission, experience, achievements and priorities. The Ouray County Democratic Party, not Lynn, has created and funded ads and…
Dear Editor: I am so disheartened that Ouray County folks are putting out ads that are mean, untruthful, and destructive in the name of politics. It is mind-blowing that people I have respected and worked with in various capacities over the last 15 years of living in Ouray are showing the worst of…
With less than a week to go before the election, Ouray County voters have returned ballots in…
Ouray County Public Health Director Tanner Kingery was pleased to report the hiring of a full-time…
Ouray County has recorded its second death of a resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The 89-…
Local mine operator Ouray Silver Mines Inc. reached a milestone in its five-year quest to revive the historic Revenue Mine last week when its Canadian parent company, Aurcana Silver Corp., secured a $28 million debt-funding package to help launch the mine into production. The hefty cash infusion from Mercuria Energy Group Limited, a multinational commodity trading company, means that the long-idled mine can shift full bore into commercial production in the late first quarter or early second quarter of 2021, OSMI Chief Executive Officer Brian…
The firm hired to develop the Ridgway School District’s master plan to address infrastructure needs within the district’s two schools will unveil several…
GUNNISON Discussions surrounding accessory dwelling units in Gunnison residential areas have dissolved following a report that found the city’s outdated…
The state health department has amended its limits on personal gatherings for counties in the “safer at home” category, including Ouray County. Citing concerns…
A nearly 15-year project to entirely encircle Ouray with a hiking trail is now complete after a local volunteer organization finished the last section this…
Ashley King-Grambley gets a flu shot from Dr. Joel Gates on Oct. 16 during the Ouray County Public Health Agency's drive-through vaccination clinic. Local…
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The Ouray-Silverton-Ridgway Cross Country Boys Team had five runners qualify for the state competition last week, held at the Norris-Penrose Events Center in…