Competition aplenty for council

There may be plenty of competition for three seats on the Ouray City Council in the coming months. Residents interested in running for mayor and one of the two council

Campers cautioned about bears on Grand Mesa

U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are again warning campers of bear activity on the Western Slope, this time in campgrounds on Grand Mesa southeast of Grand

Facilities director resigns, remains in job

Just weeks before the beginning of school, Ridgway School District Facility and Transportation Director Shane Ayer resigned from his position but appears to have changed his mind after submitting that

Parks free to active, retired military this month

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering all active-duty military and veterans free entrance to all 41 Colorado state parks during the entire month of August, including Ridgway State Park. Free

Epic bloom year a shutterbug’s delight

The sheer majesty of Yankee Boy Basin is what captured Steve Traudt's heart more than 40 years ago, when he passed through Ouray and happened to join a Jeep trip.

Storage biz to make case for expansion

The owners of a storage unit business between Ridgway and Ouray will get another chance to make their case for expansion to county commissioners. Red Cliff Storage owner Lynn Emery

Jeep raffle stalled

A year after financial trouble delayed the purchase of the Jeep for the annual raffle, the Ouray Tourism Office is struggling to get the popular event off the ground again

Petals at their peak

April showers bring May flowers to many places, but abundant snowpack and regular rain make the wildflowers in Ouray County’s high elevations burst in a profusion of color all summer.

Chinese restaurant to close next week

A popular, long-established restaurant along the main drag through Ridgway will close next week, and plans are already in the works to fill the space. An employee of Oriental Chinese