Drought, smoke, fire, three months of unusually hot late summer / fall days, a puny monsoon, a La Niña forecast: Welcome to the American West’s 2020 dimate disaster. For this just-completed water year, October 2019-September 2020, Ouray registered only 16.85 inches of precipitation, 72 percent of its historic normal of 23.05 inches.
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 themselves.
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 a postcard defending her from the attacks on her character and lies about her agenda, and pointing out why this smear campaign was launched.
Dear Editor: Ouray County has a great option this fall to vote for Marilyn Harris as the representative to Colorado House District 59. Marilyn is a voice for small business.
Dear Editor: As outlandish as it may sound to some I am writing to garner support to plead with the county commissioners to close all county roads leading to the forest: County Road 5, County Road 7, Owl Creek, etc. I can hear it now.