Whatever the “real world” is, Ouray School’s Class of 2020 started blazing its own way into it on Sunday during graduation. The 13 members of the graduating class faced making their own way of celebrating graduation instead of being able to do things their predecessors just did because graduation…
Swimming pools and playgrounds will be allowed to open, with limited capacity, according to the state’s latest orders loosening restrictions on public activities in the time of COVID-19. In the newest executive order, called the “Safer and Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors,” Gov. Jared Polis…
Churches might be allowed to reopen soon for large groups in Colorado, but attending services will likely look much different than before COVID-19 arrived in the state. Worshippers may find they return to churches with individually wrapped communion, hymnals removed from the backs of pews and…
Several weeks before the city of Ouray severed ties with its longtime marketing contractor, Mayor Greg Nelson asked professional photographer and social media manager Markus Van Meter to submit a proposal to perform those services for the city. Van Meter addressed three proposals to Nelson and…
Colorado’s restaurants will be allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity for in-person dining, with specific protocols, beginning this week This will be the first time they’ve been allowed to serve customers food at their establishments since March 16, when the state shut down dining due to COVID-19…
Ridgway School administrators paid tribute during last week’s board meeting to Rick Taylor, a beloved volunteer who died earlier this month. Taylor volunteered at every level of the district and was a familiar face collecting money and running the concession stand at athletic events. “Rick Taylor…
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Joshua Kinne, left, plays the guitar while his 9-year-old son, Samuel, plays the hand drums during an impromptu parade in Ridgway’s River Park subdivision on May 21. The neighborhood jam, organized by Joshua Kinne, lasted more than an hour. Nate Wick —Special to the Plaindealer
Ridgway resident Cat Lichtenbelt sews custom fabric masks for people in her mobile sewing studio — a travel trailer she set up next to the Ridgway Fire House during Farmer’s Market on Friday. Lichtenbelt is making masks during the market for anyone who needs one, and several patterns of fabric are…
A 61-year-old Ouray County woman who recovered from a suspected case of COVID-19 after having symptoms back in March is being counted as a “probable” case of coronavirus by the state. This makes the county’s 8th case the state is counting, with two others confirmed by blood antibody tests. The…
GUNNISON It’s still too early for Western Colorado University officials to determine the exact amount of financial loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but leaders are making efforts to cushion some of the losses with help from the state. University president Greg Salsbury penned a letter to Gov.…
Everything is geared toward July. Hoteliers know sparse bookings in the spring will give way to…
The Ouray School Board announced Tod Lokey, principal of Bayfield Middle School as their pick for…
When Mountain Medical Center in Ridgway got its start 20 years ago as an experiment in rural…
Whatever the “real world” is, Ouray School’s Class of 2020 started blazing its own way into it on Sunday during graduation. The 13 members of the graduating class faced making their own way of celebrating graduation instead of being able to do things their predecessors just did because graduation is rife with tradition. But concerns over spreading COVID-19 took some of those traditions away. There was no walking across the stage to accept a diploma, no throwing mortarboards into the air with a big whoop at the end of the celebration. There…
The City of Ouray has long been known as the Switzerland of America. This summer, thanks to recent action taken by the Ouray City Council and new state…
Ouray County Commissioner John Peters has announced he is running for re-election this year with a goal of helping the county’s economy recover from the blow…
The Ridgway Visitor Center will remain closed for the rest of the year, with operators citing concerns about the health and •ƒˆ‡›‘ˆ‘Ž‡‡•™Š‘•ƒsafety of…
Rowan Huffman finished up his last day of third grade at home on the morning of May 22, made a homemade sign out of cardboard from the packaging of his parent'…
Ridgway resident Cat Lichtenbelt sews custom fabric masks for people in her mobile sewing studio — a travel trailer she set up next to the Ridgway Fire House…
Joshua Kinne, left, plays the guitar while his 9-year-old son, Samuel, plays the hand drums during an impromptu parade in Ridgway’s River Park subdivision on…