Ouray City Council

RIDGWAY Chainsaw artist carves impression

Musician and chainsaw artist Bongo Love of Zimbabwe makes the first cuts on a turtle sculpture which will be donated to the Rollans Park and RiverWay Trail. Love will create a second sculpture in Hartwell Park on Sat. Nov. 23, starting at 8 a.m. The event is sponsored by Acme Healing Center.

Photo by Bill Tiedje

CITY OF OURAY Missing woman found dead


Photo from the Ridgway Amateur Sculpture Contest II on Sat. June 22, 2013.
Zina Lahr took fourth place overall.

Photo by Bill Tiedje


By Sheridan Block

Missing 23-year-old Zina Lahr of Ouray was found dead on Thursday soon after police issued an emergency search alert for her earlier in the morning.

According to Ouray Police Chief Justin Perry, the Ouray Police Department received a missing person report around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Lahr was reported to have left her home in Ouray around 1:30 p.m. and was possibly last seen around 4 p.m. walking toward the Cascade Falls flume.


City slashes $2M from budget

The Ouray City Council has agreed to slash more than $2 million from the city’s budget this year, a deep cut triggered by revenue losses that will affect every department.

Tourism Office keeps contract

Ouray city councilors on Monday approved a long-term contract with the Ouray Tourism Office to continue to market the town to visitors and operate the Visitor’s Center but made it

Group seeks to oust councilor

A one-person committee is threatening to recall Ouray City Councilor Ethan Funk if he doesn’t resign, claiming the newly sworn-in council — not the previous council — should have had

Council taps new mayor pro tem

Continuing a theme of change, the Ouray City Council will have a new mayor pro tem in 2020. In a split vote, city councilors agreed Monday night to appoint John

Challengers make clean sweep of council

Ouray residents made it clear: They’re ready for something different when it comes to the City Council. Voters on Tuesday picked retired engineer and relative newcomer Greg Nelson for mayor