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accessory dwelling units in Gunnison residential areas have dissolved following a report that found the city’s outdated infrastructure would be unable to accommodate increased density.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 on the south side of the City of Gunnison to include ADUs.
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 counties currently in the “safer at home” phase of reopening.
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.
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 staff distancing.
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 temperatures gave way to rain and snow.
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.
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.