Mining Silverton for housing fix

Editor’s note: This is the second story in an occasional series of articles about affordable housing issues in Ouray County. The first story ran in the June 20-26 edition.

Years of work on camping regs yield no changes

After years of discussion and work, Ouray County commissioners decided to postpone further regulation of non-commercial camping, citing inconsistencies. Commissioners reconsidered the drafted ordinance after the planning commission returned proposed

Council presses potential housing tax

The Ouray City Council is pushing ahead with a plan to ask voters this fall to approve a tax to help fund affordable housing, even as some citizens are urging

Shoreline closes to vehicles

Rising reservoir water levels at Ridgway State Park have prompted officials to close the the shoreline vehicle access on the south side of the reservoir at Dallas Creek until further

Bruin takes over waste transfer station

There’s a new company managing the waste transfer station for Ouray County, and those who use the station may notice slightly lower fees and expanded services. At the request of

Odor complaints cost grower $32K

A local marijuana grower is paying nearly $32,000 for an odor mitigation system after neighbors formally complained to Ouray County about the smell of his facility. Daniel Castillo of MS

Community help needed to build new playground

The Ouray School District is asking the community to assist with building the new playground, which will be open to the public outside school hours and for community use. The

Study: Water quality not impacted by hydrodam release

The Ouray hydrodam’s occasional release of sediment into the Uncompahgre River doesn’t have significant impacts on water quality, according to the findings of a study presented to Ouray County Commissioners

With vacancy, three seats up for election

Ridgway School Board members will interview candidates next month after a vacancy opened on the board when Cindy Lystad accepted the position of interim Secondary School principal. A public meeting