Tumbling rock destroys bridge to Ouray Ice Park, pipeline to power plant

Workers arriving early at the Ouray Ice Park on Tuesday found a disaster. A boulder the size of a pool table had sheared off the canyon wall and destroyed the metal walkway accessing the park’s...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small Colorado mountain counties plan mass testing

With the thermometer well below zero, cars full of Crested Butte residents lined up on a private air strip starting at 7 a.m. last week to stick swabs up their noses. While that doesn’t sound like...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Following GPS route, 30-foot box truck becomes stuck on Engineer Pass

GPS is useful tool for navigation, but it shouldn’t be followed blindly. That appears to be what happened Friday when a 30-foot box truck became stuck near the top of a rugged mountain road north...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hardrock 100 canceled for second time in as many years

The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run can’t catch a break. After unveiling a loaded field of U.S. and international runners selected through the lottery in December 2018, the Hardrock 100...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ouray Via Ferrata adds adrenaline to town’s already adventurous spirit

The Switzerland of America is about to have an added European feel for visitors. After four years of work, the Ouray Via Ferrata will open to the public Memorial Day weekend. A via ferrata, a...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Spike in avalanches reported in San Juan Mountains

Dangerous snow conditions in the San Juan Mountains resulted in five separate avalanches triggered by skiers over the weekend, which caught six people, carried three and buried two. According to...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ouray Ice Festival evolves from humble roots, driven by climber community

OURAY - The area beyond the lower bridge over the Uncompahgre Gorge buzzed with activity. Herds of people decked out in helmets and mountaineering boots wandered a maze of colorful tents, where...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seattle woman killed in Ouray County avalanche

A 44-year-old Seattle woman was killed Saturday when a falling block of ice caused an avalanche above her on the Dungeon Ice Climbing Route south of Ouray. Ouray County Emergency manager Glenn Boyd...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Flyover shows Red Mountain Pass buried by heavy snow, avalanches

Red Mountain Pass was closed for 19 days in March after heavy snow blanketed the highway in 3 to 4 feet of snow and triggered numerous avalanches that crossed the road. U.S. Highway 550 between...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after 20 days

After being closed nearly three weeks because of avalanche danger, U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass opened Friday morning. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from heavy snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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