Ouray County

California man arrested for assault after fight on mountain pass in San Juan Mountains

A 38-year-old California man was arrested for assault after an altercation with another driver on a high-country mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains over who had the right of way. Ouray County...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Ice breaks off Red Mountain Pass, crushes and totals car

A Durango couple escaped serious injury while driving Sunday on U.S. Highway 550 over Red Mountain Pass when a large piece of ice broke off the mountainside, crushing and totaling their car....

DATE: Jan. 30, 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

Man dies driving off Red Mountain Pass

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man died Saturday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was...

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

Fatal avalanche involved students with Silverton Avalanche School

Backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last weekend, leaving one dead, were taking part in an avalanche safety course with the Silverton Avalanche School, according to the Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida man killed on Red Mountain Pass

A 37-year-old Florida man was killed Saturday evening after his car went off the road on Red Mountain Pass. The Colorado State Patrol will be retrieving the 2015 Hyundai sedan Friday morning. ...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | 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

Boy Scouts rescued from ice near Ouray

The Ouray Mountain Rescue team rescued a group of 43 Boy Scouts and adults Wednesday from an ice field on Richmond Pass between Ouray and Silverton. The hikers from Arizona were stuck in deep snow...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ouray silver mine improves safety after two deaths

After an incident that led to the deaths of two men and a ruling of a “pattern of violations,” operations at a silver mine near Ouray are now considered safer. The Mining Safety and Health...

DATE: May 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds tag Ouray County mine with 97 violations

Federal mine inspectors have written up 97 violations for the Ouray County mine where two miners died of carbon-monoxide poisoning last month. Inspectors for the Mine Safety and Health...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango miner remembered

A Durango miner who died from apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning was remembered Monday as a loving father, dedicated provider and hard worker who had a deep respect for the rugged San Juan...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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