U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray will be closed Monday

U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray will be closed for the entire day Monday. The Colorado Department of Transportation said electrical line work by San Miguel Power Association prompted...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ouray Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Festival to celebrate 10th year

Herald Staff Report Ouray’s Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival is celebrating its 10th consecutive year with a five-course wine dinner Dec. 7, followed by the festival itself Dec. 8. This year’s...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Highway 550 between Ouray and Ridgway reopened

U.S. Highway 550 reopened Monday to all traffic between Ouray and Ridgway after the highway was closed for nearly three hours because of a police investigation. Jennifer Miller, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials ask contractors to resolve Hot Springs pool issues

OURAY – Managers of the newly renovated Ouray Hot Springs pool are working to keep the water temperatures hot. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported that swimmers expecting to soak in the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Blasting on Red Mountain Pass to begin Wednesday

Blasting on Red Mountain Pass will begin Wednesday and continue for 2½ weeks, causing delays of up to about 30 minutes. Operations will occur mostly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Colorado Department...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Ouray, ice is hot

For 21 years, the picturesque hamlet of Ouray has hosted one of the biggest ice climbing celebrations in the world, the Ouray Ice Festival. Home to the renowned Ouray Ice Park, a mile stretch of...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Colorado river runs orange

DENVER – Residents of the Ouray and Ridgway communities are concerned about a discoloration of the Uncompahgre River, similar to the Animas River after the August Gold King Mine spill. With iconic...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climb inside the ice box

OURAY There’s no place quite like it in the world. And there is certainly no other city in America that boasts ice climbing as such an enticing in-town activity. With a robust mining history and...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals rock-solid in Hardrock lottery

Eight countries, 26 states and at least seven local runners will be represented in the 2015 Hardrock 100, which will be held July 10-12. The lottery to determine the field of 152 runners – up from...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango still tops on lists

Durango keeps making admiring lists, and this week, it made two in two days, which may be a record – even for us. Liftopia polled “ski bums” to identify North America’s 10 Most Livable Ski Towns...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine owners blamed in deaths of 2 men

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has imposed a fine of more than $1 million on the former owners of a Ouray mine after two men died there last year. Two miners,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds: Quray mine warned before accident

DENVER – Federal mine inspectors say operators were warned numerous times of potential danger at the Revenue-Virginius Mine days before two men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2013. Mine...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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