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Mail theft on Log Hill investigated The Ouray County sheriff has received two reports of mail theft involving financial items, both located off County Road 1 on Log Hill. Both reports involved stand-alone mailboxes on the roadside.

Ice Festival to go virtual in January

The show will go on for the 2021 Ouray Ice Festival. But rather than crammed shoulder-to-shoulder above the Uncompahgre Gorge, spectators will be spread thousands of miles apart.

County records 2nd COVID-19 death

Ouray County has recorded its second death of a resident who tested positive for COVID19. The 89-year-old woman died at Montrose Memorial Hospital earlier this week after testing positive for the virus.

City offers housing help to administrator

The contract for the new Ouray city administrator contains many of the typical job perks enjoyed by the municipal equivalent of a CEO — a six-figure salary, severance pay under most any circumstance and matching retirement contributions.

AROUND THE REGION

GUNNISON Resi dents in the town of Crested Butte are "fired up" and ready to fight a plan to alter access to popular trails that are, more or less, in their front yards. "We've already had issues of people driving at unimaginable speeds, people changing their clothes in front of our houses, sleeping in their cars," said Teocalli Avenue resident Chelsea Dalporto-McDowell.

The catastrophe of last month's bird migration

Birds are the barometer Of the environment -Many scientists- Every year it seems the bird population of songbirds and other species goes down in numbers of survival. In the first part of September, I thought we would have a good year for warblers' success as we were seeing them in high numbers.