Marketing contractor worked behind scenes with mayor

Several weeks before the city of Ouray severed ties with its longtime marketing contractor, Mayor Greg Nelson asked professional photographer and social media manager Markus Van Meter to submit a proposal to perform those services for the city.

What a relief: Restrooms reopen

Visitors have been filtering back onto Ouray’s Main Street the last couple of weeks, since retail stores reopened and hotels and motels began taking reservations again.

Commissioners cautioned to follow law

Ouray County Attorney Carol Viner cautioned commissioners they need to be wary of becoming too relaxed during public meetings and they need to adhere to state open meetings laws, even as the pandemic drags on and meetings continue to be held virtually.