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Ongoing County Events

Ouray County Historical Museum, 420 6th Ave., Ouray. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. through Oct. 1. Special Events: Apr. 18-July 5 and Aug. 16-Nov. 16, Otto Mears Exhibit, which recounts the life story of the famous Colorado entrepreneur and builder of roads and railroads. July 8-Aug. 14: Annual San Juan Memories photo exhibit. Aug. 20-Sept. 28: Annual Quilt Show. Research and Education Center at 722 Main St., Ouray. Ouray Hot Springs Pool summer hours, May 25-Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Water slides open noon to 6 p.m. Pool closed for maintenance June 10, Aug. 19, Oct. 15-20. Swim Lessons June 17-27 and July 15–25. Call 325-7073 for information and registration. Box Canon Falls hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day through Sept. 2. Black Swifts typically arrive during the first week of June. Ridgway Railroad Museum, junction US 550 and CO 62, Ridgway. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June-Sept.

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Ouray County Ranch History Museum open Sundays, May through September, 1-5 p.m. 318-1190. Located in the Colona Schoolhouse, 206 County Rd. 1, Colona. www.ocrhm.org Ridgway Public Library, 300 Charles St. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Story Time: Mondays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon. 970-626-5252. Ouray Public Library, 320 6th Ave. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, June 1Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Books, audio books, e-books and DVDs. Computer access and WiFi. 970-325-4616. Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 150 Racecourse Rd., Ridgway. Open daily June-August, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open daily September-October, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ouray Chamber Resort Association Visitors Center, 1230 Main St., Ouray. Open daily MondaySaturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Labor Day. Reduced hours after Labor Day.

Staff Ouray County Summer Guide Published by 550 Publishing, Inc. Publisher of locally owned, historic newspaper of record. Ouray County Plaindealer PO Box 607 Ouray, CO 81427 970-325-4412

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Publishers......Beecher Threatt & Alan Todd Editor...........................................Alan Todd Graphic artist.....................Nancy Matthews Advertising........C.J. Olin, Jeanette Cannady Editorial...Mary Pat Haddock, Sheridan Block Administration..................Jennifer Canavan

Cover photo:

“Good Morning” by Jack Brauer

Jack is a mountain photographer based in Ouray, in the heart of the mighty San Juan Mountains. He makes most of his photographs in remote wilderness areas, often backpacking for miles and hiking in the dark to pursue fleeting light from high vistas. Jack has traveled extensively to mountain ranges around the world, but the more he travels, the more he grows to love his home in the San Juans. The rolling tundra, fields of wildflowers, emerald lakes, rugged colorful peaks, exciting monsoon thunderstorms and vast wilderness areas are all characteristics that put the San Juans among Jack’s favorite mountains in the world.

Jack Brauer’s fine art prints can be viewed at the Skol Gallery at 812 Main St., Ouray, and his entire collection can be browsed in his online galleries at www.MountainPhotography.com.


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Calendar of Events JUNE 1 • San Juan Green Home and Efficiency Expo , presented by Transition OurWay, 4H Event Center. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Speakers and forums on the latest trends in alternative energy and conservation options. Vendors and suppliers will demonstrate latest products and services. 1 • O u r a y E l k s G o l f T o ur n a m e nt fundraiser, 4-person scramble at Black Canyon Golf Course in Montrose. $65/person, open to the public, to sign up call 970-9015266 or 970-596-4663. 1 • Nature Detectives: “Plantastic Adventures.” Kids ages 4 thru 10 join naturalists at Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822. 1 • “Search and Rescue.” Join Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado member Peggy Woodis and Millie. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 1 • Cowboy Up for Christ. 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ridgway Town Park. 1 • Live music. Katya Chorover. Sherbino Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway. Doors open at 8 p.m.

3 • Chief Ouray Gun Club. Women's Night at the Range every first Monday of the month at 6:30. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 5 • G arde n cl ass , W e e h awke n Children’s Garden, Ouray. Ages 59. Free. Wednesdays, June 5-Aug. 28, 6:15-7:15 p.m. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org

June 5 • Taste Of Ouray

An annual celebration of delicious samplings of local cuisine with music and beverages. Ouray Community Center, 4:30-8 p.m. 970-325-4745. 5 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 6 • March Fourth Marching Band, Mountain Air Concert Series, Fellin Park, Ouray. 6-9 p.m. Opening act: Miss Emily. Presented by Hot Springs Pool and Ouray Chamber Resort Association. Opening act plays O’Brien’s Pub 9 p.m.-midnight. 7-8 • Ridgway Area Trails Group Festival. Friday evening features the movie “Clips” at the Sherbino Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway.

Taste of Ouray

This annual celebration brings together local restaurants, caterers, brewers and other culinary and beverage artists, along with demonstrations, competitions and the popular Cupcake Wars. This year it is on June 5 in the Ouray Community Center. Attendees get tasting size samples of the best these locals offer, then they vote for their favorites. Local chefs can participate in a challenge that narrows the field to two chefs who will battle using local prod-

ucts. The winner will be crowned Ouray County Culinary Master. Cupcake Wars has three categories: business, adult and children. Prepare one cupcake masterpiece (up to 12" x 12") and take it to the Ouray Community C e n t e r between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. on June 5. Winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m. Last year's winner in the kids' category was H a n n a h Pankow, for her representation of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.

On Saturday, meet in Town Park at 9 a.m. and start the day with trail building workshops and group rides at noon. The festival will kick into full swing at 3 p.m. with music by Joint Point on Ridgway's new stage in the park. Beer, food, fun activities for kids including a Strider Adventure Zone and live and silent auction. All to help raise awareness and funds for building new trails in Ridgway.

7 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market opens in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 7 • Fly fishing with the ranger at Pa Co Chu Puk bridge, Ridgway State Park. Gear provided. 6-7 p.m. 7 • “Wings Over Africa,” presented by world travelers Tom Jay and Kateri Drexler. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822.

UTE INDIAN MUSEUM WHAT: One of the few museums in the count ry devot ed solely to one tribe. The Ute People were the i ndi ge nous inhabitants of western C o l o ra d o . Th e museum commemorates their life and culture and is l oca ted on th e f a rm on ce belonging to the famous Ute l ea d er , O u ra y , a nd hi s w i f e , Chipeta. The grounds include the Ouray Memorial and the grave of Chipeta.

W HEN : Su m m e r h ours: T u e s d ay S at u r d ay 9 a .m .- 4 p . m . t h r o ug h J u ne , t hen Monda ySaturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p .m ., S u n d ay s 1 1 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 970249-3098. W HE RE : T h e U t e I n d i a n Museum is located at 17253 Chipeta Road, three miles south of downtown Montrose at the i nt e r s e c t i o n o f U . S . H i gh w a y 550 and Chipeta Road (about a 40 minute drive from Ouray).

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7 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 8 • Gymkhanas, Ouray County Fairgrounds. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 8 • Nature Detectives: “Track and Scat.” Kids ages 4 thru 10 join naturalists for activities and games. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822.

June 8 • Live Music

Constant Forward Motion and Ashcloth, Sherbino Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway. Doors open at 8 p.m. 8 • Star Party with the Black Canyon Astronomical Society. 8:30 p.m. Lecture in the conference room followed by viewing on the grass. Bring blankets, bug spray, chairs. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center. 9 • Movie. “The Sapphires,” PG-13. Second Sunday Cinema presents an acclaimed independent film on the second Sunday of each month at noon at the Fox Theater in Montrose (27 S. Cascade). Tickets

Sherbino Theater again a community center The Ridgway Chautauqua Society Moving pictures were shown at the is renovating the Sherbino Theatre and Sherbino for many years. One of the returning it to its glory days as a commost popular in 1924 was “The munity gathering place. Covered Wagon” which played to large The Sherbino, located at 604 crowds. Grover Huffnagle was running Clinton St. in the theater at the Ridgway, hosts contime and complicerts, movies, lecmentary tickets tures, classes, were presented to fundraisers and priall pioneers who vate parties. crossed the plains The idea behind in a covered the RCS is to create a wagon. Chautauqua. The The schools Chautauqua moveused the Sherbino ment began in the for presenting their late 1800s and early 4 Board of directors plays to the public, 1900s as an adult as well as for gradeducation forum which brought enteruation and commencement. It was also tainment and culture to the entire used as a roller skating rink in the community by teachers, speakers, 1920s. musicians, entertainers, preachers and The Sherbino ran as a theater until specialists sharing their knowledge. the 1940s, when it is believed to have In August 1915 the Ouray Herald been boarded up, reopening as a roller reported: “The new theater being skating rink in the 1960s. The large erected by Louis Sherbino and son is space was then converted to a storenearing completion and will be ready house and in the 1970s was used to for the opening show and dance the manufacture tipis by Dan and Emma first week in September. The theater Kigar of Earthworks Tipis, now known will be one of the most up-to-date on as the Colorado Yurt Company. the Western Slope, with comfortable Various businesses and community chairs, best of lighting fixtures, perfect events filled the walls of the Sherbino ventilation and an ideal floor for danc- over the past 25 years. The Colorado ing.” On opening night, 400 people Boy Brewery currently occupies a porattended from around the region, tion of the original theater. …History provided by the Ridgway including Ouray and as far north as Chautauqua Society Delta.

are $6.50 and can be purchased at the door. Summer films to be announced on: www.secondsundaycinema.org. and in Ouray County Plaindealer. 10-14 • Railroad Restoration Work Week, Ridgway Railroad Museum. Help preserve Ouray County’s unique railroad history. Come and spend some time in the beautiful San Juan Mountains and work on the Museum's historic narrow gauge rolling stock. This year’s Restoration Week will feature the rebuilding of D&RG Business car C. www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org 10 • Ouray Hot Springs Pool closed for maintenance. Call 970-3257073 for information. 11- 12 Batik fabric cl ass , • Weehawken Ouray. 3:30-5 p.m. $25. Ages 5 and up. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 12 • Tumbling for ages 3-5, Weehawken Ouray. Wednesdays, June 12-July 24, 4-4:45 p.m. $66. www.weehawkenarts.org 12 • Tumbling for ages 5-7, Weehawken Ouray. Wednesdays, June 12-July 24, 5-6 p.m. $66. www.weehawkenarts.org 12 • Seniors Luncheon, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Ridgway Community Church. Free. All are welcome.


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BACHELOR-SYRACUSE MINE WHAT: Guided tours of a real h i s t o r ic g ol d m in e , p l u s g ol d p a nnin g i ns truc ti o ns , o utd o o r cafe, blacksmith, trail rides and gift shop. WHEN: Multiple tours daily, open daily through the Summer. WHERE: From Ouray, drive about two miles north on Highway 550 and turn right onto County Road 14. Follow the signs; the mine tour is approximately 1.5 miles up t h e h i l l ( w he n i n d o u b t , be a r right). Don a hardhat and slicker, board a trammer and travel 1,850 feet inside Gold Hill where, in the c oo l, d am p a n d d ar k e n v ir o n ment, a trained guide gives a p r e s e n t a t i on about s t o p e s, declines, crosscuts, run-a-rounds, drifts and the life of a miner. Groups are welcome. Call 9703 25 - 0 2 20 or 80 0 - 22 7 - 85 4 5 , o r visit bachelorsyracusemine.com

WATERFALLS OF OURAY WIESBADEN HOT SPRINGS WHAT: Soaking, spa & lodging. WHEN: Open year-round. WHERE: 625 Fifth Street, Ouray. The casually elegant, Europeanin fl uenc ed Wi es b ad en Hot Springs Spa and Lodging in the heart of Ouray sits directly over the emanation points of several natural hot springs, ranging in temperatures from 78-12 8 degrees. Outside, enjoy a small hot spring swimming pool and lorelei, a secluded outdoor spa w it h i t s o w n so a k in g p o o l. I n d o o rs , th e W i e s b a de n ’ s d a r k and steamy underground vapor cave is a primal experience, with its 108-degree soaking pool. A full range of spa treatments is o ff e r e d , a s we ll as o ve r n ig h t ac c o m m o d at i on s. w w w .w ies badenhotsprings.com, 970-3254347 or 888-846-5191.

WHAT: The Twin Falls WHEN: Accessible by 4WD vehicle throughout the summer & fall. WHERE: Yankee Boy Basin. These are the famous “Twin Falls” which inspired the picture on the C o o r s b ee r c a n. B ed ec k e d b y wildflowers in mid-summer, this is a popular site for weddings.

970-626-5692. www.ridgwaychurch.com 12 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 13 • Otis Taylor Band, Mountain Air Concert Series, Fellin Park, Ouray. 6-9 p.m. Opening act: Screen Door Porch. Presented by Hot Springs Pool and Ouray Chamber Resort Association. Opening act plays O’Brien’s Pub 9 p.m.-midnight. 13 • Movie Night: Westerns. Ridgway State Park Visitors’ Center, 7-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 13 • "The Geology of Ouray County," by Larry Meckel, adjunct professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Presented by RidgwayOuray Community Council. 7 p.m., Ridgway Town Hall. 14 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday

CHIEF OURAY & CHIPETA W HA T: T h e t o w n o f O u r a y ’ s namesake and his wife. WHEN: Chief Ouray (1833-1880) a nd C h i pet a (1 843 -1 924 ) l i ved w i th t heir p eo p le in the U n c om p ah g r e V al l e y u n t i l t h e Utes were forced to leave the area in 1880. WHO: Chief Ouray was a widely known Ute leader who played an important role in the early history of Colorado. He is remembered f o r h is p e a ce ke e p in g s k i ll s i n negotiating treaties with the U.S. go vernme nt, whi ch appo i nted him chief of the Ute peoples.

ORVIS HOT SPRINGS WHAT: Soaking, spa, lodge & camping

WHEN: Open year-round. WHERE: About a mile south of Ridgway, on Hwy 550. At O r v is Ho t S p r i n g s, h o t spring water bubbles copiously up out of a meadow under the shadow of 14,150 foot Mt. Sneffels to fill up “The Pond,” a large rocklined pool which is 40 feet across and up to five feet deep in spots. Soakers here are inspired by the be a u t ifu lly la n ds ca pe d , p r iva cy fenced outdoor setting to go “au natu rel ” – c lo thi ng i s o p ti o nal throughout. ww w .o r v i s h ot springs.com, 970-626-5324.


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through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 14 • Ouray Elks Lodge Flag Day Ceremony, 421 Main St., Ouray. 6 p.m. www.ourayelks.org 14 • “Winged Symphony,” presented by Barbara Hawke. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970626-5822. 14 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9

June 15 • Corkscrew Railroad Bed & Turntable Hike

Ouray County Historical Society 970-325-0931 for information p.m. 15 • Trail Town 10-Miler, Ridgway. 10k race begins in Trail Town and follows course along County Road 10. Call John Ferguson at 3250228 or email fletcherrun@aol.com for more information. 15 • Huck Finn Day at Pa-Co-ChuPuk. Kids 16+ will need a fishing license. Gear provided. Ridgway State Park, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 970626-5822. 15 • Ridgway Heritage Days and Ranch Rodeo. 10 a.m.: Procession to the Fairgrounds, Amelia Street to Railroad Avenue, down Highway 62. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Rodeo—doctoring, trail course, trailer loading, mini junior gymkhana, jack pot barrel racing, mounted shooting exhibition, drill team, Calcutta. Concessions, meet the animals, face painting. 7:30 p.m.: Dance in Hartwell Park. Band, costume contest, beer. 15 • “Puma Study in Ouray County,” presented by Ken Logan, wildlife researcher and biologist. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970626-5822. 15 • Live music. Sherbino Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway. Doors open at 8 p.m. 16 • Ridgway Heritage Days and Ranch Rodeo. 7 a.m.-10 a.m.: Pancake breakfast, Ridgway Fire Dept. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Day in the Park, farmers’ market, games, blacksmiths, train rides, beer, entertainment. Lectures in Town Hall: Noon, “Westward Ho! Documented Wagon Trails,” Jon Horn; 1 p.m., “Ranching Life Through Historic Photos,” Tim Force. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Ridgway Town Park Stage: Elder Alfred Wall, Ute Mountain Ute

Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike

For 10 years Don Paulson has been leading hikes to the Corkscrew Gulch Turntable, through the Guston Mine site. Paulson, curator of the Ouray County Historical Museum, is a wealth of knowledge about the area; he includes anecdotes about the Guston Church, explains how to date sites by types of nails used, debunks rumors and discusses the attributes of burros versus mules. Sponsored by the Ridgway Railroad Museum and Ouray County Historical Society. In case of inclement weather call Don Paulson at 325-0931 before 8 a.m. to ascertain the hike status. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org Pre-registration is available by calling 970-325-4576. The cost is $10. The next hike is on Aug. 10.

OURAY PERIMETER TRAIL WHAT: 4.2 miles of hiking accessible from downtown with a spectacular view of Ouray and the surrounding peaks. There are several access points on the trail so starting the trail does not mean everyone must hike the entire 4.2 miles. WHEN: April through November, weather permitting. WHERE: The trailhead is across t h e h i gh w a y f r om t h e V is it o r ’ s Center on the north end of town. Parking is available behind the Visitor’s Center. The hiking goes up some wooden stairs behind the condos .7 mile to Cascade Falls. The second segment is .9 mile and offers views of Mt. Abram, Hayden M o unta in, U.S. M o unta in, Whitehouse Mountain and Twin Peaks. The trail continues to the Amphitheater and connects with the Baby Bathtubs, Ice Park Trail and Camp Bird Mine Road. For more information about this trail and other hiking opportunities in Ouray Co unty , go to ouraytrails.org

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Reservation, Ute Drummers and Dancers. Elder Roland McCook, Northern Ute Tribe, performing. 16 • Black Canyon Car Show, Fellin Park, Ouray. 16 • Fun Shoot at the Chief Ouray Gun Club Range every third Sunday of the month at noon. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 16 • Kids and teens movie at the Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 4 p.m. Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 17-19 • W e s t e r n S l o p e R u r a l Philanthropy Days. 4H Event Center. www.westernrpd.org 17-21 • M us ical t heater clas s , Weehawken Ridgway. 9 a.m.noon. $125. Ages 3-8. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 17 • Beginning ukulele, Mountain Trails Montessori School, Ridgway. June 17-July 15, 11-11:35 a.m.

STAR PARTY WHAT: Black Canyon Astronomical Society.

WHEN: June 8, July 6 & August 3, 8:30 p.m. WHERE : R id g w ay S t at e Pa r k Visitor Center. Lecture in the conference room followed by viewing on the grass. Bring blankets, bug spray, chairs.

$140. Ages 7-10. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 18 • Evening of History: "What the Vanoli Gold Belt Theater site can tell us about the Old West" presented by Mary Van Buren, Professor of Anthropology, Colorado State University. Ouray Community Center, 7:30-9:00 p.m. $5 charge, free for OCHS Museum members. 970-325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 18-21 • Vintage Indian Cycles, Ouray. 19 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 20 • Current Swell, Mountain Air Concert Series, Fellin Park, Ouray. 6-9 p.m. Opening act: The Fox

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLUMBINE

WHAT: Colorado’s lovely white and blue state flower. WHEN: Blooms mid-late summer. WHERE: Endemic to the Rocky M o u nt a i n s i n C o l o ra d o i n s ub alpine and alpine areas at elevations of 10,800-13,000 feet.


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Fire. Presented by Hot Springs Pool and Ouray Chamber Resort Association. Opening act plays O’Brien’s Pub 9 p.m.-midnight. 21- 22 • Wo m a n’ s C lu b o f O u r a y Annual Rummage Sale, Ouray Community Center. Friday, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 970325-4816. 21 • Clay fun for all ages, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. 9 a.m. –noon. www.weehawkenarts.org 21 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 21 • Weehawken Creative Arts Cookbook Kick-off, Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast, 101 6th Ave., Ouray. 5-7 p.m. Cookbooks for sale. Bite-sized samples available. Free. 21 • “Turkey Talk,” presented by Wildlife Manager Kelly Crane. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 21 • Dan Navarro, Wright Opera House Summer Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30. Tickets $25. 472 Main St., Ouray. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 21 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery,

240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 22 • Amateur Sculpture Contest II at Ridgway Town Hall. Sculpt five pounds of clay in two hours. Sign in 9-10 a.m. Prizes $1,000, $500, $250. Registration fee of $30 covers clay and two sculpting tools. Register at weehawkenarts.org. Practice clay available for $20 at Weehawken Ridgway, 630 N. Cora St.; Firehouse Sculpture, 729-1000; Sculpture House, Inc., 609-4662986. 22 • Nature Detectives: “Turkey Talk.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists for a morning of activities. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822. 22 • “Champion Basin Mine of Red Mountain District,” presented by local geologist Ken Sloan. Learn about geology and mining of the area. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 23 • Moonwalk Event, Ridgway. Studio Tour: River Park Industrial presented by Weehawken Creative Arts and Ridgway Creative District. 6-8 p.m. For information, www.weehawkenarts.org 23 • Chamber Music Concert: Trio Solisti, Ouray County 4-H Event Center, 7:00 p.m. General admission at the door. Presented by Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, www.ocpag.org

24-27 • Clay class for ages 5-10, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. July 24-27, 1-4 p.m. $125. www.weehawkenarts.org 24-28 • Yamaha Super Tenere Rally, KOA Kampground, near Ouray. 24-28 • BMW Sport Touring Group, Ouray. 24-28 • British Youth Soccer Camp, Fellin Park, Ouray. Ages 3-16. Visit www.ouraycountysoccer.com or www.challengersports.com to register or call 970-626-5702 for information. 24 • Movie Mondays for adults, Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 8 p.m. Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 25-27 • Creative camp for ages 2.5-5, Weehawken Ridgway. 9-11 a.m. $35. www.weehawkenarts.org 25 • T i e d y e c l a s s , W e e h a w k e n Ouray. 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $25. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org

25 • Evening of History: "What's in Your Attic Or Basement? The Story of the 1897 Corbett Fitzsimmons Fight Poster and Early Motion Pictures," presented by Tom Hillhouse, Ouray Community Center, 7:30 p.m. $5 charge, free for OCHS Museum members. 970325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 26 • Tie dye class, Weehawken Ouray. 5:30-7 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $25. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 26 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 27 • California Honeydrops, Mountain Air Concert Series, Fellin Park, Ouray. 6-9 p.m. Opening act: The Dustbowl Revival. Presented by Hot Springs Pool and Ouray Chamber Resort Association. Opening act plays O’Brien’s Pub 9 p.m.-midnight.

CANYONEERING

WHAT: An exciting blend of hiking, climbing, rappelling and creek navigation. WHEN: Summer & fall. WHERE: The area has some incredible canyon terrain - water-hewn, other-worldly windows in geologic time rarely witnessed by others. The O u r ay C an y on e e r i n g F e s t i v a l & A m e r i c an Canyoneering Association (ACA) Rendezvous happens Aug. 15-18. ouraycanyoneeringfestival.org

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28 • Clay fun for all ages, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. 9 a.m. –noon. www.weehawkenarts.org 28 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 28 • ArtBar at the Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Art project while you drink, presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 28 • “Images of Ouray,” presented by author and historian Gail Saunders. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 28 • Kara Huber, pianist, Wright Opera House, 7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:00. Tickets $20. 472 Main St., Ouray. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 28 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 29 • Fundraiser for Weehawken Clay Center. Weehawken Ouray, make a personalized garden mosaic stepping stone. $25 for one that stays in garden. $50 for another to take home. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 29 • Mining Artifact Show and Sale, Ouray Community Center. 29 • Fifth Annual Ridgway River Festival, sponsored by Mosaic Community Project, at Rollans Park in Ridgway, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Join a free watershed celebration. Activities include whitewater rodeo, downriver race, Junk of the Unc race, fun at the Kid’s Eddy, regional watershed information, local food vendors and a beverage tent. www.ridgwayriverfestival.org 29 • Compassion Weekend. People from across the county take a day (or a weekend) and go into the community to help folks with whatever they need done—painting, yard work, repairs, plumbing, etc. For more information call Sabrina Butler at 512-217-2189 or email sabrinabutler@mac.com 29 • “Hiking Trails of Ouray and Ridgway,” presented by author and adventurer Kelvin Kent. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 29 • Nature Detectives: “Wild, Wild West.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists for a morning of activities and games. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822. 29 • Fly fishing with a guide from RIGS. Meet at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk by the gazebo, Ridgway State Park, 67 p.m. 970-626-5822. 30 • Kids and teens movie at the

Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 4 p.m. Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. JULY 1 • "D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist." Melodrama Theater, Wright Opera House, 7 p.m. 970-325-4399. 1 • Chief Ouray Gun Club. Women's Night at the Range every first Monday of the month at 6:30. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 2 • Evening of History: "Recreation and Celebration in Ouray County Through the Lens of Historic Photos," presented by Gail Saunders and Maria Jones, Ouray Community Center, 7:30 p.m. $5 charge, free for OCHS Museum members. 970-325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 3 • Movie Night: Local Travels. Visitor Center at Ridgway State Park. 78:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 3 • Ouray Volunteer Fire Department Dance, Ouray Community Center. 3 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 4 • Ouray Mountain Rescue Team annual breakfast at the Ouray Community Center. 6:30-10 a.m. 4 • Ourayce 10K, Ouray. Start in front of City Hall. Registration 7-7:45 a.m. Race at 8 a.m. Call 970-3254496 for information. 4 • Independence Day Celebration in Ouray. Parade, 10 a.m. Family games in Fellin Park. Fireworks at dusk. Water fights on Main Street. 4 • Brownies and lemonade at the Ouray County Historical Museum immediately after parade. 420 6th Ave., Ouray. 4 • BBQ after the parade. Rummage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Karaoke 6:30 p.m. Public welcome. Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 4 • Ridgway Summer Concert Series: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Opening act TBA. Ridgway Town Park, 6 p.m. Free. Opening act plays Sherbino Theatre at 9:30 p.m. www.ridgwayconcertseries.com 5 • Clay fun for all ages, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. 9 a.m. –noon. www.weehawkenarts.org 5 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 5 • “Mining in Ouray,” presented by Ouray County Museum Curator Don Paulson at the Visitor Center, Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 5 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 5 • Live music. Funkdafari. Sherbino Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway.

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WEAVER MEMORIAL PARK WHAT: A wonderful, preserved slice of riparian park along the Uncompahgre River, appropriately dedicated to the late actorenvironmentalist Dennis Weaver, whose adopted hometown was Ridgway. WH E N : A c c e s s i b l e y e a r - r o u n d ; free and open to the public. WHERE: Near Ridgway. The best way to rea ch D enni s W eaver Memorial Park is on a bicycle or by foot. Begin at Hartwell Park in th e h e a rt of hi st or i c Ri d gw a y. F ol l ow th e Unco mpahgre RiverWay Trail for a little over a mile until you reach the park. A riverside garden is the center piece of the park. Here a magnifi cent 2,800 pound casting of a b r o n z e d e ag l e w it h a 2 1 -f o ot w ing s p a n ap p ea rs to jus t b e touching the ground, but is actually mounted on a pole hidden by a 15-foot rock cairn.

WH A T : Mere f o o t s t ep s f ro m downtown Ouray, th e tu rb ul e n t m e l t w at e r of Clear Creek thunde rs t hr o u gh a fault-weakened l i me s t o n e go r g e to f o rm B ox Canyon Falls, one of Ouray’s most awe-inspiring natura l w o n d er s . A m e n i t i e s i n c l u d e sheltered picnic areas, gazebos, a visitor’s center and a trail system which includes a short but steep hike to the “high bridge” above the falls, affording breathless views. WH E N: A c c e s s i b l e y e a r - r o u n d , but most frequently visited in the summer. WHERE: On foot, veer left at the bottom of Third Avenue near the Box Canyon Lodge and follow the road up the hill. It only takes a few minutes and is a fairly easy walk. To drive from town, follow Hwy. 550 south from Ouray, taking an immediate right onto CR 361 after the first hairpin turn. Follow the signs to the right to reach the park’s entrance. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or until dusk.


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Doors open at 8 p.m. • Nature Detectives: “Night Animals.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists at the Visitor Center for activities. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970626-5822. 6 -7 • W a t e r c o l o r w o r k s h o p w i t h Elaine Frenett. For information go to www.weehawkenarts.org 6 • Ouray County Rodeo Association Independence Day Horse Races, Fairgrounds, Ridgway. Noon-4 p.m. 6 • Star Party with the Black Canyon Astronomical Society. 8:30 p.m. Lecture in the conference room followed by viewing on the grass. Bring blankets, bug spray, chairs. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center. 6 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 7-12 • Vacation Bible School at Ouray Baptist Church, in partnership with Ouray Christian Fellowship, for kids going into preschool through 8th grade. For information, 970325-4253. 7 • Sunday in the Park, Ridgway Town Park (Hartwell). Worship service, food and entertainment. Free. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by local area churches. 970-626-5692. 6

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www.ridgwaychurch.com 8 • Annual San Juan Memories photo exhibit opens at Ouray County Historical Museum, 420 6th Ave., Ouray, continues through Aug. 14. 970-325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 8-11 • Clay class for ages 5-10, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. July 8-11, 1-4 p.m. $125. www.weehawkenarts.org 8 -1 1 • F a s h i o n c a m p , a g e s 7 - 1 1 . Weehawken Ridgway. $125. July 811, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 8 • "D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist." Melodrama Theater, Wright Opera House, 7 p.m. 970-325-4399. 9 • Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament, Divide Ranch Golf Course. Sponsored by Fortuna Tierra Club and Divide Ranch and Club Women’s Golf Association. Two person best ball. $75 per person includes golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, prizes. For information call Stephanie West at 626-3038. 9 • Evening of History: "And Many More Moccasins: The Ute, Navajo and Blackfoot Nations and World War I," presented by Tim Winegard, Ouray Community Center, 7:30 p.m. $5 charge, free for OCHS Museum members. 970325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 10 • Guided tour of Ouray Museum led by Curator Don Paulson, 9:00 a.m., $10 per person ($5 for OCHS members). To preregister call 970325-4576. 10 • Good News Bible Club, Ridgway Community Church. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages K-5th grade. Call 970-6265692 for details. 10 • Ouray Public Library Summer Reading Program. For 1st – 5th graders. 2:30-4 p.m. All welcome. Call 970-325-4616 or email ouraypl@gmail.com to sign up. 10 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public.

11 • Ridgway Public Library Teens N Tweens Sum mer Re a d in g Program. Ages 10-14. 2-4 p.m. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 11 • Ridgway Summer Concert Series: Mountain Heart. Opening act Matt Flinner Trio. Ridgway Town Park, 6 p.m. Free. Opening act plays Sherbino Theatre at 9:30 p.m. www.ridgwayconcertseries.com 12 • Clay fun for all ages, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. 9 a.m. –noon. www.weehawkenarts.org 12 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 12 • Friends of the Ouray Library Preview Book Sale, Ouray Community Center. 320 6th Ave., 4:30-7:00 p.m. 970-325-4616. 12 • Fly fishing with the ranger at PaCoChuPuk bridge, Ridgway State Park. Gear provided. 6-7 p.m. 12 • “Cats of Colorado,” presented by Wildlife Manager Kelly Crane. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 12 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 12-14 • Hardrock 100 endurance run from Silverton to Lake City, Ouray, Telluride and back to Silverton. www.hardrock100.com 13 • Guided Cemetery Walking Tour, $10, meet at Cedar Hill Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. Preregister at 970325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 13 • Friends of the Ouray Library Book Sale, Ouray Community Center. 320 6th Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 970-325-4616. 13 • Nature Detectives: “The Elusive Mountain Lion.” Children ages 410 join naturalists at the Visitor Center for activities and games. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822. 13 • “Beautiful Bluebirds Over

Ridgway,” presented by bluebird expert Terry Ryan. Visitor Center, Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 13 • The Trishas, Wright Opera House Summer Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30. Tickets $25. 472 Main St., Ouray. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 13 • Live music. Fractalia. Sherbino Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway. Doors open at 8 p.m. 13 • Live music, O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 14 • Second Sunday Cinema presents an acclaimed independent film on the second Sunday of each month at noon at the Fox Theater in Montrose (27 S. Cascade). Tickets are $6.50 and can be purchased at the door. Summer films to be announced on: www.secondsundaycinema.org and in the Ouray County Plaindealer. 14 • Kids and teens movie at the Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 4 p.m. Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 15-18 • Clay class for ages 5-10, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. July 15-18, 1-4 p.m. $125. www.weehawkenarts.org 15-19 • M u s i c a l t h e a t e r c l a s s , Weehawken Ouray. July 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon. $125. Ages 3-8. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 15 • "D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist." Melodrama Theater, Wright Opera House, 7 p.m. 970325-4399. 16 • Evening of History: "The History of the Red Mountain Project,” presented by Bob Risch, Ouray Community Center, 7:30 p.m. $5 charge, free for OCHS Museum members. 970-325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 17 • Good News Bible Club, Ridgway Community Church. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages K-5th grade. Call 970-6265692 for details. 17 • Ouray Public Library Summer

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Reading Program. For 1st – 5th graders. 2:30-4 p.m. All welcome. Call 970-325-4616 or email ouraypl@gmail.com to sign up. 17 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 17- 21 • 7 t h A nn u a l F J S u m mi t . National gathering of Toyota 4x4 enthusiasts. See fjsummit.org for details. 18 • Ridgway Public Library Ch i l dre n ’s Summ er Re a d in g Program. Ages 6-9. 10:30 a.m.noon. 300 Charles St. 970-6265252. 18 • Ridgway Public Library Teens N Tweens Summer R ea d in g Program. Ages 10-14. 2-4 p.m. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 18 • Ridgway Summer Concert Series: Pato Banton and the Now Generation. Opening act Lipbone Redding. Ridgway Town Park, 6 p.m. Free. Opening act plays Sherbino Theatre at 9:30 p.m. www.ridgwayconcertseries.com 19-20 • Pastel and oil painting workshop with Desmond O’Hagan. For information go to www.weehawkenarts.org 19 • Clay fun for all ages, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. 9 a.m. –noon. www.weehawkenarts.org 19 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 19 • “Women in Colorado History,” presented by historian and pioneer Gail Saunders. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-6265822. 19 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 20 • Guided Walk of Historic Main Street, $10 per person, 3:00 p.m. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister.

www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 20 • Huck Finn Fishing and Lake Appreciation Day. Ridgway State Park. Begins with Huck Finn fishing 8:30-10:30 a.m. Swim beach, 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m., hot dogs, boat tours, fun booths. Presentation by Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership at Visitor Center, 7:308:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 20 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 21 • Fun Shoot at the Chief Ouray Gun Club Range every third Sunday of the month at noon. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 22- 23 • P a p e r ma c h e c l a ss , Weehawken Ouray. 10 a.m.-noon. $25. Ages 6 and up. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 22-25 • Clay class for ages 6-10, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. July 22-25, 1-4 p.m. $125. www.weehawkenarts.org 22-26 • British Youth Soccer Camp, Solar Ranch Fields, Ridgway. Ages 3-16. Visit www.ouraycountysoccer.com or www.challengersports.com to register or call 970-626-5702 for information. 22 • "D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist." Melodrama Theater, Wright Opera House, 7 p.m. 970325-4399. 22 • Moonwalk Event, Ridgway. Studio Tour: Historic Downtown Business District presented by Weehawken Creative Arts and Ridgway Creative District. 6-8 p.m. For information, www.weehawkenarts.org 22 • Movie Mondays for adults, Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 8 p.m. Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 23 • Evening of History: "How the Peaks in the San Juan Mountains Got Their Names," presented by Don Paulson, Ouray Community Center, 7:30 p.m. $5 charge, free

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for OCHS Museum members. 970325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 24 • Good News Bible Club, Ridgway Community Church. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages K-5th grade. Call 970-6265692 for details. 24 • Ouray Public Library Summer Reading Program. For 1st – 5th graders. 2:30-4 p.m. All welcome. Call 970-325-4616 or email ouraypl@gmail.com to sign up. 24 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 25 • Ridgway Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program. Ages 69. 10:30 a.m.-noon. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 25 • Ridgway Public Library Teens N Tweens Summer Reading Program. Ages 10-14. 2-4 p.m. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 25 • Ridgway Summer Concert Series: Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. Opening act TBA. Ridgway Town Park, 6 p.m. Free. Opening act plays Sherbino Theatre at 9:30 p.m. www.ridgwayconcertseries.com 26 • Clay fun for all ages, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. 9 a.m. –noon. www.weehawkenarts.org 26 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 26 • “The Grinch,” Christmas in July, presented by Weehawken Creative Arts at the Wright Opera House, Ouray. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For information, www.weehawkencreativearts.org 26 • ArtBar at the Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Art project while you drink, presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 26 • “Roc Creek Canyon Area— Geology and Mining,” presented by local geologist Ken Sloan. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 26 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery,

240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 27 • Writing workshop with Jennifer Berney. For information go to www.weehawkenarts.org 27 • Gymkhanas, Ouray County Fairgrounds. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 27 • Nature Detectives: “Rock and Roll.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists for a morning of geology activities. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970626-5822. 27 • “Ridgway Railroad,” presented by Ouray County Railroad Museum. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 27 • Griffin House, Wright Opera House Summer Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30. Tickets $25. 472 Main St., Ouray. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 27 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 28 • "Spurs and Latigo," by Natalie Heller. Ouray County Ranch History Museum, 318-1190. Located in the Colona Schoolhouse, 206 County Road 1, Colona. One-day gallery showing. Reception for artist 1-5 p.m. www.ocrhm.org 28 • Kids and teens movie at the Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 4 p.m. Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 28 • Deb Barr in concert, United Church of the San Juans, 295 N. Lena, Ridgway. 4:00 p.m. 970-6264188. 29 • Acting and dancing class, ages 8-11. Weehawken Ridgway. $249. July 29-Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, go to www.weehawkenarts.org 29 • "D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist." Melodrama Theater, Wright Opera House, 7 p.m. 970325-4399. 30 • Magic With Eli, Wright Opera House, 7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:00. 472 Main St., Ouray. ~ July Continued on Page 21

For a different kind of experience, try ELLA (Equine Life Lessons & Artwork), a program in Ridgway. Individualized sessions are available for both children and adults and may involve art instruction, practical lessons in the care of horses, riding lessons or simply heading off into the pasture to “hang with the horses” and soak in their peaceful presence. To schedule a session call 970-729-1848 or email horselady46@gmail.com


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Tying the knot in Ouray County t's time to consider where the wedding will take place. And given the active population we enjoy, many couples in Ouray County, Colorado choose to take it outside. If you are dreaming of an outdoor alpine wedding, your options are myriad and spectacular. The most sought-after location is Yankee Boy Basin above Ouray, but there are other equally stunning places to discover in our back country. Wildflowers are at their height of riotous beauty from early July through mid-August, and fall colors tend to peak around the third week of September. Another favorite site for an outdoor wedding close to Ouray is the Amphitheater overlook, with its beautiful views of Ouray. Near Ridgway, two sites to consider with easy access matched by spectacular setting include the overlook on Log Hill Mesa, which commands heart-stopping views of Pleasant Valley and the Sneffels Range, and the Dutch Charlie Amphitheater at Ridgway State Park, offering built-in sandstone seating and lovely views of our mountain ranges reflected in Ridgway Reservoir. (The reservoir level fluctuates, so check the anticipated level for

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your day.) Other favorite sites are Box Canyon Falls, Ouray's Fellin Park and Ridgway Town Park. Ouray County has some of the best outdoor wedding sites the world has to offer. If you are leaning toward an outdoor ceremony, consider how many people will be in attendance, ages of the guests and what time of day will photograph best at your chosen site. An outdoor wedding www.PhotographyByJulie.net can be great if you’ve carefully considered the issues. Below is a list to help you get starting thinking about the special challenges of outdoor ceremonies. * A hundred guests may not fit easily on the edge of a waterfall, cliff or mesa. Older guests and small children may need special assistance to hike a trail or to not stumble on rough terrain. * Offer seating to your guests, especially senior relatives. Is it feasible to carry folding chairs to the site? * Will Grandma have to use the woods as a bathroom? It’s entirely possible many of your guests are less comfortable in the outdoors than you and your future spouse are. Think it out in advance and avoid trouble. * Remember, sometimes it snows here in July. Be prepared. Have www.BeaumontHotel.com an alternate site, a canopy big enough to cover your crowd or extra raincoats for a hardy group. * The bride may do well to not choose a cumbersome gown that touches the ground. * Check with florists to see if they will deliver to the site or if you’re on your own for getting any decorations there. * The noise of a waterfall or wind blowing can make it impossible for guests to hear the ceremony or for videog-

raphers to capture the sound. The officiant may have to practice speaking loudly, or locating the group near a natural windbreak could help. Portable megaphones, although unorthodox, are easy to carry. * Watch how the sun falls on your potential site. If the morning light is prettiest (often the case with locations on the west side of a canyon), your pictures will be most attractive if you marry in the morning. A wedding on the east side, the amphitheater for instance, will make pretty pictures in the evening. Any wedding will be remembered for a lifetime, but the natural splendor, history and smalltown charm that Ouray County has to offer adds magic to the memory.


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Making your marriage legal is as easy as–well, it’s never easy. But the Ouray County Clerk and Recorder’s office does its part to ease the stress when it comes to solemnizing your wedding in Ouray County. You can reach the Clerk and Recorder’s office at 970-325-4961 or mnauer@ouraycountyco.gov. Marriage License: Marriage licenses are issued to couples whose ceremony will take place in Colorado. (Blood tests are not required.) The license is valid for 35 days from the date it was obtained. There is no waiting period to use the license after it is issued. The fee for a license is $30.00, and for certified copies is $1.25 plus a delivery fee. Licenses must be returned to the Clerk and Recorder’s office within 63 days after the ceremony for recording. Failure to return within 63 days is subject to a fine. ID: U.S. issued driver’s license or photo ID, U.S. passport, valid foreign passport with I-94 or valid processed I-551 stamp, valid U.S. military ID, I-94 with refugee/asylee status, Tribal Identification Card, Certificate of Naturalization with intact photo. Age: * For ages 18 and over, no parental consent is required. * For ages 16 and 17, consent of both parents, or the parent or guardian having legal custody, is required. * For ages under 16, consent of parents or guardian and

judicial approval are required. * Proof of age is required to obtain a marriage license. Application: * Both parties must be present to apply for a marriage license and both must sign the application. If not possible, at least one party must apply in person and the other party must complete an affidavit from our office with a notarized signature. * Your social security number (if you have no social security number, then you must complete an affidavit at the time of application). * You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to obtain a marriage license. * Marital status: • if divorced, the date and the court where the final decree was issued must be provided. • If widowed, then the date you were widowed. Ceremony: A marriage can be solemnized by: * Judges or retired judges * Magistrates * Indian tribe officials * Clergy (out-of-state clergy need not be registered in Colorado ) * Couples may solemnize their own ceremony Only the above list can solemnize a couple's vows. Witnesses are not required in the State of Colorado.

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A Ouray 4th of July he Fourth of July is one of the biggest celebrations in and of our country, and in the small city of Ouray the festivities are even bigger and better than any major city. Not foregoing the traditional barbeque cookout and fireworks display, Ouray’s unique all-day celebration of the good-old USA is an unforgettable experience and attracts thousands of visitors nationwide. What makes the city’s festivities so unique is the community. At 7,792 feet high, visitors and locals alike celebrate as one family. To kick off the day in American fashion, the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team serves up a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Griddles heat up at 6:30 a.m. in the Ouray Community Center and everyone is invited to the allyou-can-eat feast. Many will need that fuel for the Ourayce 10k that follows, while others will post up along the sidewalks of Main Street in anticipation for the annual parade. Cars, trucks, floats and boats showcase themselves all the way down Main Street as the sea of red, white and blue spectators cheer and clap. And what is the Fourth of July without a good barbeque lunch? Following the parade, Ouray’s Elks Lodge serves brats, burgers and ribs hot off the grill for the community. The historical museum also provides a sugary snack of brownies and lemonade to enjoy, and Fellin Park hosts plenty of fun and games before the extremely popular water fights begin. Young and old, nobody is left dry after the water fights. The volunteer fire department provides the hoses and it’s a showdown at 6th and Main. While other parts of the country struggle to stay cool during the warm summer holiday, Ouray’s tradition keeps the cool and the party going. When darkness falls, the city lights up, but it’s not quite time for fireworks just yet. Four-wheel drive vehicles roll down Highway 550 for the flare parade. Following the procession is the moment everyone waits for on America’s favorite holiday: the fireworks showcase. The fire department and the Ouray Chamber Resort Association work together to light up the midsummer night’s sky with a colorful display of explosions. There’s no better way to remember our freedom. All the exciting events are sure to leave everyone exhausted, but the party doesn’t have to end when the last firework goes off. Main Street is still bustling and the bars and restaurants welcome guests to wind down for the night. Whether it’s the first time or one-hundredth time you’ve experience a Ouray Independence Day celebration, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

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idgway community members have been hard at work over the past year developing strategies to bring more economic vitality to their town, while preserving Ridgway's deep history and promoting its funky character. State programs have provided framework, grant opportunities and consultation services for their efforts. Town Manager Jen Coates has described the town’s developing economic strategy as an “intensive, nice, well-rounded package of economic development...working on quite a few things to diversify our economy.” Two overlapping, but distinct, aspects of the town's strategy are the state's Main Street Initiative and Creative District programs. The Main Street program focuses on downtown's promotion, economic restructuring, design and organization, while the Ridgway Creative District's mission is to “celebrate Ridgway's diverse culture and history through nurturing an environment where creativity can flourish.” Ridgway is the only town in Colorado to be participating in both the state's Main Street Initiative and Creative District programs. Coates said both programs “build on what you've got...and are rooted in community development.” Referencing the Creative District’s coming out party and Main Street’s work on a new logo for Ridgway, Coates continued, “These local citizens are doing the on the ground work” for growing our economy.

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hursdays are concert nights in June and July in Ouray and Ridgway. Every Thursday in June the Mountain Air Music Series will be held in Fellin Park from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in beautiful Ouray, Colorado. After the show, join the opening bands for a free intimate musical set at O’Brien’s Pub & Grill, 726 Main Street. Music begins at 9 pm. The series will feature incredible live music along with great food, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer, wine and spirits for purchase. Every Thursday in July, a free music concert takes place in Ridgway Town Park as a part of the Ridgway Concert Series. Local and regional bands open at 6, with bigger acts taking

over until dark. Music genres range from bluegrass to funk to jazz, with something offered for everyone. The crowd is as diverse as the acts, with visitors, locals, the young and the mature all gathered to dance, eat, drink and enjoy the music. Radio station KVNF broadcasts each of the performances at kvnf.org. This year Ridgway has a new permanent stage, designed and constructed by graduate students from the University of Colorado–Denver, to host its performers. The students, who are enrolled in the School of Architecture master’s degree program’s Design Build class, worked with the town of Ridgway to construct a quality stage meeting town specifications.

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MOUNTAIN AIR MUSIC SERIES

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June 6 – March Fourth Marching Band - (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration.

July 4 – Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band - A band selfdescribed as “deeply rooted in Funk and fully committed to the ongoing evolution of the genre,” will headline the show.

June 13 – Otis Taylor Band - Part of Otis Taylor's appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years.

July 11 – Mountain Heart - Musical virtuosity, unmatched energy, and keen sense of entertainment dynamics, appealing to an incredibly wide variety of musical tastes.

June 20 – Current Swell - This talented quartet hails from British Columbia and brings an eclectic Pacific Northwest indie-rock sound to the series.

July 18 – Pato Banton - Along with Now Generation. Banton has an interactive performance style and delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul while playing his reggae beats.

June 27 – California Honeydrops - Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of Blues, Gospel, Second Line New Orleans Jazz, and early R&B.

July 25 – Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics -Rhythm and blues sound embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50s and 60s R&B that became so well known around the world.


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www.thewrightoperahouse.org 31 • Good News Bible Club, Ridgway Community Church. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages K-5th grade. Call 970-6265692 for details. 31 • Ouray Public Library Summer Reading Program. For 1st – 5th graders. 2:30-4 p.m. All welcome. Call 970-325-4616 or email ouraypl@gmail.com to sign up. 31 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 31 • Evening of History: "Ridgway and Its Railroads," presented by Karl Schaeffer, Ridgway Town Hall, 7:30-9:00 p.m. $5 charge, free for OCHS Museum members. 970325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org AUGUST 1 • Ridgway Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program. Ages 6-9. 10:30 a.m.-noon. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 1 • Ridgway Public Library Teens N Tweens Summer R ea d in g Program. Ages 10-14. 2-4 p.m. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 1 • Movie Night: Cartoons. Ridgway State Park Visitors Center, 7-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 2-10 • 53rd Artists’ Alpine Holiday Art Show at the Ouray Community Center. Aug. 2-3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Aug. 4-9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 970-240-8010. www.ourayarts.org 2 • Clay fun for all ages, All Fired Up, 167 N. Cora, Ridgway. 9 a.m. –noon. www.weehawkenarts.org 2 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 2 • “Scandinavian Travels,” presented by the Mitchells. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-6265822. 2 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 2 -3 • M e l o d r a m a s p o n s o r e d b y Women in Support of Education. Wright Opera House, 472 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Call 970-3250967 for more info. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 3 • 4-H Dog Show, Ouray County Fairgrounds, Ridgway. Begins at 8 a.m. 3 • Nature Detectives: “Water for the West.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists for activities while exploring where we get our water. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822.

3 • Star Party with the Black Canyon Astronomical Society. 8:30 p.m. Lecture in the conference room followed by viewing on the grass. Bring blankets, bug spray, chairs. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center. 3 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 4 • Kyle Matthews in concert, United Church of the San Juans, 295 N. Lena, Ridgway. 4:00 p.m. 970-6264188. 5 • Chief Ouray Gun Club. Women's Night at the Range every first Monday of the month at 6:30. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 5 • Movie Mondays for adults, Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 8 p.m. Presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 6-8 • Creative camp for ages 2.5-5, Weehawken Ouray. 9-11 a.m. $35. www.weehawkenarts.org 6 • San Juan Mountain Geology Field Trip. Fundraiser for Ouray County

OURAY HOT SPRINGS POOL WHAT: A gigantic outdoor hot tub.

WHEN: Open daily, year-round. Fro m M emo ria l D ay w eek end through Labor Day weekend the Hot Springs Pool is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The slides are open from noon to 6 p.m. every day in the summer. For more info: 970-325-7073. W H E R E : A t t h e no r t h e n d o f Ouray, next to Highway 550. O n e of O u r ay Co u n t y’ s m o s t sumptuous natural wonders is its g eo therma ll y hea ted s p ri ng water, which percolates up from d e e p wi t h i n t h e e a r t h f or o u r swimming and soaking pleasure. The Ouray Hot Springs Pool has been o ne o f Ouray’s mo st b e l o ve d a t t r ac t i o n s s i n c e t h e 1920s and is renowned for its therapeutic benefits and its clean, comfortable family environment. Owned by the City of Ouray, the pool is the largest (120’ x 150’) in western Colorado, and turns around a million gallons a day of crystal clear hot spring water (no sulfur smell!), piped in from seven natural hot springs sources near Box Canyon Park. The pool is divided into cooler, deeper areas for lap-swimming; a warm, shallow children’s splash area; and, a hot section where the temperature averages about 104 degrees.

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Historical Society. Tour starts north of Ouray and proceeds south to Ouray, Red Mountain Pass and Silverton, over Molas Pass to Coal Bank Hill, stopping at points of geologic and historic interest. Limited to 25. Cost is $100. 970-325-4576. 7 • Good News Bible Club, Ridgway Community Church. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages K-5th grade. Call 970-6265692 for details. 7 • Ouray Public Library Summer Reading Program field trip. 7 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 8 • Ridgway Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program. Ages 6-9. 10:30 a.m.-noon. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 8 • Ridgway Public Library Teens N T w e e ns S um me r R ea d in g Program. Ages 10-14. 2-4 p.m. 300 Charles St. 970-626-5252. 9 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 9 • Fly fishing with the ranger at PaCo-Chu-Puk, Ridgway State Park, 6-7 p.m. Gear provided. 9 • “Living with Bears,” presented by Wildlife Manager Kelly Crane. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30

BINGO! WHAT: Good old-fashioned fun & a great way to meet the locals here in Ouray. WHEN: Wednesday nights, June 5 through Aug. 28. WHERE: Ouray Elks Lodge, 500 block of Main Street in Ouray. Open to the public.

HARDROCK 100 ENDURANCE RUN WHAT: A100-mile race through the back country of the San Juan Mountains in beautiful southweste r n Co l or ad o , l ar g e l y ac k n o w l edged as the toughest ultra-run in the world. WHEN: Starts the morning of July 12; ends 48 hours later. W H ERE: T h e r a c e b e gi n s a n d ends in Silverton and connects or passes near the historic mining t o w n s o f L a k e Ci t y , O u r a y, Telluride and Ophir. The race has a total elevation gain of approximately 33,000' and an average elevation of 11,186'.


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p.m. 970-626-5822. 9 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 10 • Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation 1/2 Marathon & Marathon. 6:30-11 a.m. Half marathon starts in Ouray Hot Springs Park; marathon starts in Ridgway. Kids’ one mile fun run starts at Ridgway soccer fields. Info and registration at http://mtsneffelsmarathon.com 10 • Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike (guided, $10 cost). Sponsored by the Ridgway Railroad Museum and OCHS. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister. Hikers will meet at the Ouray County Museum at 9:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather call Don Paulson at 325-0931 before 8 a.m. to ascertain the hike status. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 10 • Nature Detectives: “Baffled Bears.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists for a morning of activities as we learn what wildlife has visited the park. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822. 10 • Jack Ingram, Wright Opera House Summer Music Series, 7:30

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p.m. Doors open 6:30. Tickets $25. 472 Main St., Ouray. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 10 • Weehawken Street Dance Party, 630 N. Cora St., Ridgway. Live music, dancing, food, beer, wine, Rendezvous Vendor Awards, raffle. 7 p.m. 10 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 10-11 • The 28th Annual Ridgway Rend ez vous A rt s and C ra ft s Festival, Ridgway Town Park. 970-318-0150. www.weehawkenarts.org 10-11 • Ridgway Railroad Museum. In conjunction with the 28th Annual Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival, ride Motor #1 on the half hour at the Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 11 • Second Sunday Cinema presents an acclaimed independent film on the second Sunday of each month at noon at the Fox Theater in Montrose (27 S. Cascade). Tickets are $6.50 and can be purchased at the door. Summer films to be announced on www.secondsundaycinema.org and in the Ouray County Plaindealer. 13-15 • Creative camp for ages 2.5-5, Weehawken Ridgway. Aug. 13-15, 9-11 a.m. $35. www.weehawkenarts.org 14 • Guided tour of Ouray Museum led by Curator Don Paulson, 9:00 a.m., $10 per person ($5 for OCHS members). To preregister call 970325-4576. 14 • Good News Bible Club, Ridgway Community Church. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages K-5th grade. Call 970-6265692 for details. 14 • Ouray Public Library Summer Reading Program party. 2:30-4 p.m. Prizes for all who met reading goals. 14 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 15 • Ridgway Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program Party for attendees only. Ages 6-9. 10:30

a.m.-noon. 300 Charles St. 970626-5252. 15 • Ridgway Public Library Teens N Tweens S u mm er Reading Program, Last Day Party. Ages 1014. 2-4 p.m. 300 Charles St. 970626-5252. 15 • Ridgway-Ouray Community Council water rights panel discussion. 7 p.m., Ridgway Community Center. 16 • Otto Mears exhibit opens at Ouray County Historical Museum, 420 6th Ave., Ouray, continues through Nov. 17. 970-325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 16 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries.

16 • “Geology of the Area,” presented by local geologist John Mitchell. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 16 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 16- 18 • Ou r a y C a n y on F e st i v a l . Canyon trips, gear vendors, meet and greets, raffles, movies. Registration fee $25, includes nightly free beer, raffle, catered dinner. Some events open to the public. www.ouraycanyoneeringfestival.org 17 • Guided Cemetery Walking Tour, $10, meet at Cedar Hill Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. Preregister at 970-3254576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 17 • Huck Finn Fishing at Pa-Co-ChuPuk. Kids 16 and over must possess a fishing license. Ridgway State Park, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 970-6265822. 17 •.“ “Ute History and Culture,” presented by Roland McCook, greatgreat-grandson of Chief Ouray. Meet at the Overlook. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-6265822. 17 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 18 • Fun Shoot at the Chief Ouray Gun Club Range every third Sunday of the month at noon. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 19 • Ouray Hot Springs Pool closed for maintenance. Call 970-325-

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OURAY GEOLOGY 101 WHAT: Ancient volcanic activity WHEN: 65 million years ago to 3 million years ago. WHER E: A p e r io d o f v o lc an i c activity began about 65 million years ago in this region, and continued until about three million years ago. One of the first volcanic events was the intrusion of molten rock into the other rocks. From Ouray looking north, notice the y e ll o w V -s h ap e d a r e a on t h e mountainside across the highway and above the Hot Springs Pool. This is the Blow Out. It was formed by hot molten rocks coming up into the existing rocks but never reaching the surface. Then after things cooled, the surface was cut by erosion, forming the horizontal line between the yellow intruded r o ck s a n d t h e b lu e - g r e y r o c k s above.

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7073 for latest information. 20 • Opening of Annual Quilt Show at Ouray County Historical Museum, 420 6th Ave., Ouray. Runs through Sept. 28. 325-4576. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 21 • Moonwalk Event, Ridgway. Studio Tour presented by Weehawken Creative Arts and Ridgway Creative District. 6-8 p.m. For information, www.weehawkenarts.org 21 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 22 • San Juan Chamber MusicFest 2012, 4-H Center in Ridgway, 7:30 p.m. Classical Café. General admission at the door. Presented by Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, www.ocpag.org 22 • Movie Night: Nature. Ridgway State Park Visitors Center, 7-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 23 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 23 • Master classes in piano, violin and cello as part of the San Juan Chamber MusicFest 2012, 4-H Center in Ridgway, 1:00 p.m. Presented by Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, www.ocpag.org 23 • ArtBar at the Sherbino Theatre, Ridgway. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Art project while you drink, presented by Weehawken Creative Arts. 23 • “Fall Fantasy,” presented by a naturalist. Ridgway State Park Visitors Center, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 23 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 23-25 • Ouray Heritage Weekend.

WATERFALLS OF OURAY WHAT: Cascade Falls WHEN: Accessible year-round, but most frequently visited in the summer. WHERE : Thi s ic on i c Ou r a y waterfall can be se e n f r om al l over town as it spills over towering red s and st o n e c l if fs . A s h o rt t r a i l l e a d s to the falls from th e e a s t er n (upper) terminus of E ig h t h Av e ., Ouray’s steepest street.

Celebration of Ouray’s unique history. Museum programs, family events. Contact OCRA at 970-3254746 for information. 23-25 • Ouray Highgraders Holiday, a celebration of Ouray's mining heritage, including miner skills contests and mule races. Miner’s Park, next to Ouray Hot Springs Pool. For information call 970-901-9924. 24 • Grillin’ and Chillin’ Brew and Music Festival, Fellin Park, Ouray, 1:00-8:00 p.m. Live music, good food, beer tasting and a zipline. 970-325-4746. www.ouraycolorado.com 24 • Nature Detectives: “People of the Shining Mountain.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists for a morning of activities as we explore the life of early settlers—the Ute Indians. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-6265822. 24 • Gymkhanas, Ouray County Fairgrounds. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 24 • Guided Walk of Historic Main Street, $10 per person, 3:00 p.m. Call 970-325-4576 to preregister. www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org 24 • San Juan Chamber MusicFest 2012, Chamber Music Concert. Wright Opera House in Ouray, 472 Main St. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Ouray County Performing Arts

INDIAN PAINTBRUSH WHAT: A favorite alpine wild flower species. Red, orange, pink or white callyxes and leafy bracts surround the brush-like flowers. WHEN: Blooms in the high country in July and August.

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Guild, www.ocpag.org 24 • “Storytelling and Drumming by the Campfire,” presented by ALL OF YOU. Join us for an evening of storytelling by the campfire. Meet by the tepee. Bring blankets, chairs, drums and “stories.” Ridgway State Park, 7:00-8:00 p.m. 970-626-5822. 24 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 25 • San Juan Chamber MusicFest 2012, Family Concert. Wright Opera House in Ouray, 2:00 p.m. Presented by Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, www.ocpag.org 25 • David Baker in concert, United Church of the San Juans, 295 N. Lena, Ridgway. 4:00 p.m. 970-6264188. 27 • San Juan Chamber MusicFest 2012, dinner salon concert in a lovely Ridgway home, 5 p.m. www.ocpag.org 28 • Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray. 7 p.m. Open to the public. 29-31 • Ouray County 4H Fair at the Fairgrounds. Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 29 • 4-H Horse Show, Ouray County Fairgrounds, Ridgway. 8 a.m. 29 • Tractor Pull, Ouray County Fairgrounds, 6 p.m. 30 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 30 • “Folk Music,” presented by the “Don’t Quit Your Day Job Trio.” Join us at the Overlook for an evening of musical entertainment by locals. Ridgway State Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 30 • Trace Bundy, Wright Opera House, 7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:00. Tickets $20. 472 Main St., Ouray. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 30 • Live music. Honey Don't and Gabrielle Louise. Sherbino

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WHERE: Around Ouray County. Many bears that cause trouble near humans must be killed. But if food isn't available in an area, b e a r s w i ll q u i c k l y m o v e o n t o where they can find it – in the wild. Here are a few simple things you can do to keep bears away from human food: • Don't feed bears (or any other wildlife). • Put garbage in bear-proof containers. • If a bear comes into your yard or close to your home or hotel, don't approach it. But do yell at it, throw rocks at it, make loud noises – make the bear feel unwelcome. When in doubt call 911. Our local police officers are well-equipped to chase bears off. • K e e p w i n d o w s, d o o r s a n d garage doors closed when you're not home. • Don't leave food in cars. • Don't store any type of food on a deck or outside. We can co-exist with bears if each of us does our part.


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Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway. Doors open at 8 p.m. 30 • Live music. Trail Town Distillery, 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway. 9 p.m. 31 • Nature Detectives: “Backbone Bonanza.” Children ages 4-10 join naturalists for activities as we explore the world of vertebrates. Ridgway State Park Visitor Center, 9:30-11 a.m. 970-626-5822. 31 • “Music of Ole,” presented by the Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus. Join us at the Overlook for an evening of musical entertain-

ment. Ridgway State Park, 7:308:30 p.m. 970-626-5822. 31 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. SEPTEMBER TBA • Elks Charity horseback ride. Information at www.ourayelks.org 1-2 • Ouray County Rodeo, Ouray County Fairgrounds and 4-H Event Center, Ridgway, noon-4 p.m. 970417-8073. 2 • Labor Day Picnic, Ridgway Town Park. 2 • Chief Ouray Gun Club. Women's Night at the Range every first Monday of the month at 6:30. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details.

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are $6.50 and can be purchased at the door. Summer films to be announced on www.secondsundaycinema.org and in the Ouray County Plaindealer. 11 • Seniors Luncheon, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Ridgway Community Church. Free. All are welcome. 970-626-5692. www.ridgwaychurch.com 12-14 • Jeep Jamboree at Ouray Community Center (and on the high country 4-wheel drive roads). Go to http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/forms/ and click on ‘Ouray’ for extensive, detailed information and rules. 13-14 • First Annual Sneffels Fiber

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Antlers Motel 407 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4589 www.antlers.com

Beaumont Hotel & Spa 505 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-7000 • (888) 447-3255 www.beaumonthotel.com

Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs 45 Third Avenue • Ouray (970) 325-4981 800-327-5080 www.BoxCanyonOuray.com

China Clipper Inn 525 2nd Street • Ouray (970) 325-0565 (800) 315-0565 www.chinaclipperinn.com

Ouray Comfort Inn 191 Fifth Avenue, Ouray (970) 325-7203 • (800) 438-5713 www.ouraycomfortinn.com

Hot Springs Inn 1400 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-7277 • (800) 706-7790 www.hotspringsinn.com

Historic Western Hotel 206 & 210 7th Avenue, Ouray (970) 325-4645 (800) 624-8403 www.historicwesternhotel.com

17

No

No

Yes

Yes

$75$130

$50$85

Located right on Main Street. Park and walk to dinner, shops, Box Canyon Falls. Multi bed units, microwaves and refrigerators in some rooms. Premier location in Ouray. Cool "Route 66 vibe.” Pet Friendly.

12

No

Hot Tub

Yes

No

$179$279

$119$209

The only luxury hotel in Ouray. Modern amenities & outstanding service with timeless old-world ambiance. Elegant, authentic decor, exquisite antiques, & custommade furnishings, onsite dining, shopping, a luxurious spa & concierge services.

39

Yes

Hot Tub

Yes

Yes

$149$330

$89$225

Natural mineral hot springs on-site. Peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Located 2 blocks off of Main Street at the base of the Ouray Ice Park. Play hard, soak, then rest easy!

13

No

Hot Tub

Yes

No

$135$229

$99$209

This inn is specifically designed with guest comfort in mind. All rooms have private baths, some with fireplace/jacuzzi tub. Enclosed garden with hot tub/decks with beautiful views. 1 block off of Main Street. Complimentary full breakfast.

33

No

Hot Tub

Yes

Yes

$79$169

$65$99

Quiet location near center of town, one block from Main St. Every room is air conditioned and has a mountain view. Full hot breakfast. Pet rooms available.

42

No

Hot Tub

Yes

Yes

$122$210

$73$139

Trip Advisor Award Winner. All rooms have a private balcony on the river, two king size beds, air conditioning, frig & microwave. Free continental breakfast & Wi-Fi. On site guest laundromat. No smoking or pets please.

14

No

No

No

No

$49

$49

“...,Get a good night’s sleep at the Historic Western Hotel.” 5280 Magazine. Truly authentic, not renovated old west hotel. Reserve the entire hotel & saloon for your wedding or party. “I love this place.” Colorado for Dummies


Calendar of Events ~ September Continued

Festival. 4H Event Center. Fiber vendors, animals. Free. 13 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 13 • Concert, Cathy Bolton. 7:30 p.m., Sherbino Theatre, 604 Clinton St., Ridgway. Presented by Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, www.ocpag.org 14 • Annual Golf Scramble at Divide Ranch and Club, hosted by Kari Wage and Ridgway Area Chamber

of Commerce. 14 • Shawn Mullins, Wright Opera House Summer Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30. Tickets $25. 472 Main St., Ouray. www.thewrightoperahouse.org 14 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 15 • Log Hill Lungbuster Bike Challenge. A 16-mile mountain bike and road bike time trial starting in the town of Ridgway and ending near the Divide Ranch and Country Club on Log Hill. Registration fee of $40 includes a T-shirt, refreshments and a grab bag of sponsor donated items. For registration go to www.loghilllung-

Luxury Vacation Penthouse Rental 535 B Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4172 or (970) 325-4003 www.VRBO.com ref#330308 five star rated

Matterhorn Inn & Suites 201 6th Avenue • Ouray (970) 325-4938 www.matterhornouray.com

Ouray Chalet Inn 510 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4331 (800) 924-2538 www.ouraychaletinn.com

Ouray Riverside Inn & Cabins 1804 North Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4061 • 800-432-4170 www.ourayriversideinn.com

Simba Suites 732 Main, Ouray, CO, 81427 (970) 318-6546 Alt: (970) 325-4119 Mailing: PO Box 500, Ouray, CO, 81427

St. Elmo Hotel 426 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4951 • (866) 243-1502 www.stelmohotel.com

Timber Ridge Lodge 1550 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4856 www.TimberRidgeOuray.com

Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodging 625 5th Street • Ouray (970) 325-4347

wiesbadenhotsprings.com

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busterchallenge.com 15 • "Pa-Co-Chu-Puk" Sunday at Ridgway State Park. Worship Service, Potluck/Picnic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Ridgway Community Church. 970-6265692. www.ridgwaychurch.com 15 • Fun Shoot at the Chief Ouray Gun Club Range every third Sunday of the month at noon. Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 19 • Moonwalk Event, Ridgway. Studio Tour presented by Weehawken Creative Arts and Ridgway Creative District. 6-8 p.m. For information, www.weehawkenarts.org

19-22 • Ouray County Railroad Days, Ridgway Railroad Museum. This weekend event includes a Museum open house, a model railroad open house, rides on Motor #1, a Narrow Gauge Railroad Symposium, hikes from Red Mountain Pass to Guston and from Guston to the Albany Smelter on the Silverton Railroad Grade and guided tours tracing the routes of the D&RGW from Ridgway to Ouray and the RGS to Lizard Head Pass. www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org 20 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

# Units

Kitchen

Pool/ Hot Tub

Wi-Fi

Laundry

Peak

Off Peak

1

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

$255

$175$215

Modern amenities intermingled w/beautiful art & antiques in the heart of town! Spectacular yet private views. In-floor heating. Prkg in garage. Two private decks. Come home and relax in this luxurious, comfortable & quiet top-rated 1 bdrm suite.

25

No

Yes

Yes

No

$80$125

$80$145

Enjoy all the conveniences of being in the center of town without the noise of being right on Main St. Walking distance to shops, dining, waterfalls, Hot Springs Pool and the community center. Family units also available. Pet friendly.

32

No

Hot tub

Yes

Yes

$92$120

$56$90

Central downtown location. Within walking distance to shops, dining, hot springs & ice park. Rooms are non-smoking and include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee & tea makers, and are air conditioned.

30

Yes

Hot tub

Yes

Yes

$64$212

$44$144

On the Uncompahgre River Walk, close to hot springs and trails. AAA rated. A variety of rooms, kitchen suites & cabins (some pet friendly); rustic log furnishings, A/C, refrigerators/ microwaves, WIFI, satellite TV, hot tub, laundry. Onsite Jeep rentals. Discount passes.

2

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

$225

$125

Two new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2nd Floor units. Downtown Ouray. 1400 sq. ft. suites. Perfect for families who would like to vacation together but want their own private space. Great views off private decks. No smoking, no pets.

9

No

Yes

Yes

No

$139$190

$79$135

Lodging at this fully restored Victorian Inn includes a full gourmet breakfast. Enjoy our afternoon wine & cheese social hour or relax in our hot tub and aspen-lined sauna.

20

Yes

No

Yes

No

$89$129

$49$79

CLEAN, COMFORTABLE & AFFORDABLE! Mini-fridges, Microwaves, Wi-Fi & 32" Flat Screens in Every Room. Beautiful Picnic Area with Gas Grills & Fire Pit. Conveniently Located on Main Street Near the Riverwalk and Just a Half Mile from Downtown Ouray.

22

6 units

Yes

Yes

No

$132$349

$97$314

ALL PURE & NATURAL Hot Springs Vaporcave & Outdoor Pool with your Lodging. Guest rates on Spa Services and Private Lorelei. Pure non-recirculated Continuously Flowing Natural Hot Springs in all soaking facilities. Winter Rates Nov.-May.


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Calendar of Events ~ September Continued

Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 21 • Diamond W Wranglers, chuckwagon supper at Sara’s Secret Garden, Ouray. 5 p.m. Contact Virginia or John at 970-325-7255 or vjast@q.com for information. 21 • Diamond W Wranglers, Wright Opera House, Ouray. 7:30 p.m. Contact Virginia or John at 970325-7255 or vjast@q.com for information. 21 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 22 • Diamond W Wranglers, dinner show at Historic Western Hotel, Ouray. 5 p.m. Limited to 60.

Contact Virginia or John at 970325-7255 or vjast@q.com for information. 27 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 27 • Quilter's Tea 2013, 3:00-4:00 p.m., at Venue Roscoe Fox, 539 Main St., Ouray. Victorian theme, “hats admired but not required.” Refreshments served, $5 admission. The drawing for this year's Quilt Raffle will take place at the tea. The raffle quilt theme is "Cathedral Window." Raffle tickets are available at the museum for $1 per ticket, six for $5. www.ourayhistoricalsociety.org, 970-325-

Adobe Inn 251 Liddell • Ridgway 970-626-5939

Ridgway Lodge & Suites Intersection of Hwy 550 & Hwy 62 (970) 626-5444 • (800) 368-5444 www.ridgwaylodgeandsuites.com

Best Western Red Arrow 1702 E Main St. Montrose CO (970) 249-9641 www.book.bestwestern.com

Western Motel 1200 E. Main (970) 249-3481 • (800) 445-7301 www.WesternMotel.com

Diamond G Repair

G

65790 Racine Rd. • Montrose (970) 249-6856 Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m.

4576. 28 • Ouray Trail Run. 14-mile endurance trail race to support youth programs. Start at Fellin Park. Register at www.ouraytrailrun.org 28 • Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation Live/ Silent Auction, Ouray County 4H Event Center, 6 p.m. www.mtsneffels.org 28 • Live music. O’Brien’s Pub, Ouray. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 28- 29 • J o h n Fi e l d e r P h o t o Workshop. $750 per person includes classroom sessions, snacks in field and meals as described in itinerary. All proceeds go to Ouray County Historical Society. For more information, see http://ouraycountyhistoricalsoci-

ety.org/Fielder_Photo_Workshop.p df 28-29 • Paint in the PARC. Plein air event in Weaver Memorial Park. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Public Arts Ridgway Colorado. 29 • Fundraising event for PARC. Wine, cheese, live music, art auction. 4-6 p.m. Ridgway Community Center. OCTOBER TB A • O u r a y E l k s H a l l o w e e n . Information at www.ourayelks.org 4 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Market is every Friday through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries. 5 • Oktoberfest. Annual autumn cele-

# Units

Kitchen

Pool/ Hot Tub

Wi-Fi

Laundry

4

No*

No

Yes

No

Peak

Off Peak

$45$60

$45$60

Unique, fun lodging in southwestern atmosphere, next to notable restaurant. One 2 bedroom suite with full kitchen & fireplace (rate $150). Pets welcome. TVs provided.

52

No

Yes

Yes

$104$114

Yes

$82$92

Quite possibly the best Two-Diamond property in Colorado. Heated indoor pool, spa, sauna, exercise room, sundeck, guest laundry. Complimentary continental breakfast, wi-fi, microwave and refrigerator in every room.

# Units

Kitchen

Pool/ Hot Tub

Wi-Fi

Laundry

Peak

Off Peak

55

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

$119

$69

Stay with people who care. Our location is ideal for enjoying what Montrose has to offer with close proximity to the Black Canyon National Park and San Juan Mountains. Our complimentary hot breakfast includes farm fresh eggs and produce from our local farmers market. Largest rooms in town, great for families! Rates subject to change.

27

No

Yes

Yes

No

$65-$155 $40-$99

Family owned and operated. One, two & three bed units. Pool/Hot Tub & winter sauna. Continental Breakfast, cable, free wi/fi & in room phones. Clean & simple rooms - Biker friendly. WesternMotel.com. Info@WesternMotel.com

Brakes

Alignment

Welding

Air Conditioning

Diesel Repair

All

All

Specialty

All

Light Duty

Complete automotive repair and service. 4 wheel drive - light industrial - and all makes serviced. In business since 1985. www.diamondgrepair.com


Jeep Wrangler 4x4 Sport. 970-3254746. ~ October Continued 7 • Chief Ouray Gun Club. Women's Night at the Range every first bration. Food, fun, music, games, Monday of the month at 6:30. and drawings sponsored by OCRA Email survivalchicks@yahoo.com and OCHS. Ouray Community for details. Center, 5-9 p.m. Drawing for this year’s special Ouray edition raffle 9 • Senior's Luncheon, United Church of the San Juans. Noon-1 p.m. Jeep, a Rock Lobster Red 2013

Calendar of Events

Museum of the Mountain West

2013 O URAY C OUNTY Summer Guide • 27

11 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in in Montrose (27 S. Cascade). Tickets Town Park. Market is every Friday are $6.50 and can be purchased at through Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the door. Summer films to be Fresh, local produce plus arts and announced on www.secondsuncrafts and pastries. daycinema.org and in the Ouray 13 • Second Sunday Cinema presCounty Plaindealer. ents an acclaimed independent 15-20 • Ouray Hot Springs Pool closed film on the second Sunday of each for maintenance. Call 970-325-7073 month at noon at the Fox Theater for latest information.

Live Music

All Ages

Food

Crafts

Drama

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

68169 E. Miami Road • Montrose (970) 240-3400 MountainWestMuseum.com

View 500,000 artifacts from the mountain west displayed in store and office displays. Circa 1880-1930. Announcing June 8, 2013, Tribute to Western Movies Day: 9:00-4:00 MMW Grounds. Live Music, Gun Fights, Kid's Activities, Food, Crafts, Displays - Daily hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday-Saturday.

Lindal Cedar Homes and Sunrooms

Let the outdoors in! Professionally designed energy efficient post and beam homes - large expanses of glass - standard plan modification or custom - complete local construction services (design/build) - predictability - know your budget before you get started - solid dependable proven track record - live in an architecturally beautiful, sustainable, high performance custom home that includes a lifetime structural warranty - the only of this kind in the industry. Tour our model home.

(970) 240-9250 • (970) 596-7375 info@majesticpeaks.com • www.MajesticPeaks.com

4J+1+1 RV Park & Campgrounds 790 Oak St. • Ouray (970) 325-4418

Jellystone Park Camp & Resort 22045 South Hwy 550 • Montrose 970-249-6382

Orvis Hot Springs

Camp sites

Cabins

Showers

Pool

Campfires

Laundry

55

1

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Sum. Rates $20 -$30

Located in town along the Uncompahgre River; cross the footbridge to soak in the Ouray Hot Springs pool. Full hook ups, Wifi. Your hosts: the Clark Family since 1956. Reservations not required.

140

8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

$40 -$80

Located between Ridgway and Montrose 23 miles from the Black Canyon. Family Fun Activities include: Themed Weekends, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Playground, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, pool. Tent sites $25.

10

--

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

$33/ person

1585 County Road 3 • South of Ridgway (970) 626-5324 www.orvishotsprings.com

Enjoy use of our community kitchen, complimentary hot beverages, free Wi-Fi and 24 hours access to the springs. Soak all night!

Ridgway State Park

RV: 255 Tent: 25

3 miles north of Ridgway 800-678-2267 • 970-626-5822 www.parks.state.co.us/parks/ridgway

Kings Riverbend RV Park and Cabins in Montrose 65120 Old Chipeta Trail • Montrose 970.249.8235 • 877.249.8235

Yurt: 3

Yes

Swim beach

Yes

Yes

RV: $22-$26

Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, wildlife watching and more. A playground for everyone to continue family traditions or to start new ones. Rated as Colorado’s best state park for families. Walk-in tent sites $18.

60

8

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

$28-$35

Elevation 5250, Big rigs welcome, wide roads, pull-thru, shady river sites. Full service 20, 30, 50 amp all sites. Hwy 550 to Chipeta Rd (Look for the tepees at Ute Museum & Visitor Ctr.) Go West at Chipeta Rd, 1.5 mi to Old Chipeta Tr. (Follow Blue Camper Signs.)


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The Bon Ton 426 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4951 Hours: Daily 5:30 p.m.-close / Sunday Brunch

Cuisine

Catering

Reservations

Full Bar

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Italian

No

Yes

Yes

D, Sun. Brunch

Upscale casual family dining with an Italian flair. Featuring steaks, fresh seafood and pasta as well as a great wine list and martini bar. Sunday Champagne Brunch.

Beaumont Grill

American No Yes Yes L, D Inside the Historic Beaumont Hotel & Spa In the old Melodrama Theatre. Fresh wholesome American-style cuisine. Steaks, 505 Main Street • Ouray seafood, sandwiches, salads, fresh fish specials, vegetarian choices, gluten-free (970) 325-7050 Open Every Day: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Buen Tiempo 515 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4544 Hours: Daily 11:30-close

options and locally-sourced ingredients. Over 300 wine vintages from around the world.

Mexican

No

No

Yes

L, D

The best Mexican food this side of Santa Fe. Try one of our 10 different margaritas. Enjoy dining on our deck and come see our unusual ceiling!

Creekside Cafe - KOA

BBQ Yes Yes Beer & Wine B, D 3.5 miles North of Ouray - Mile Marker 98 Open to the public. Mid-June - Mid-August for breakfast daily & dinner Wed.-Sun. (970) 325-4736 Featuring Dave’s real Texas mesquite smoked BBQ. Live entertainment Wednesday, Breakfast 7:30-10:30am; Dinner 5:30-8:30pm

Goldbelt Bar & Grill 800 Main St. • Ouray (970) 325-7323 Open Daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Historic “Saloon” Restaurant in the Western Hotel 210 7th Avenue • Ouray (970) 325-4645 11 a.m.- close

Miners Cafe

Friday & Saturday nights. Full breakfast menu served through Labor Day.

American

Yes

No

Yes

L, D

Featuring homemade pizza, burgers, wraps, pulled pork and reubens, glutenfree pizzas and daily specials. Come sit on the biggest patio in Ouray and enjoy a frozen margarita with the best view of Ouray from our patio. Call for Pick -Up.

Affordable gourmet

Yes

No

Yes

L, D

Steak, lasagna, trout, hand-tossed stone oven pizzas, calzones, beef, lamb, elk & buffalo, burgers, salads, good soups, Mediterranean fare. Everything homemade here. Award winning desserts...70 beers & all the spirits, too. “The trout is excellent.” LA Times

Breakfast BBQ

Yes No No B, L County Road 14 • North of Ouray At the Bachelor-Syracuse Mine Tour. Seating outdoors or under cover in a beau(970) 325-0220 tiful mountain setting. Open May 15-Sept. 15. $5 Daily Lunch Specials. All you Breakfast 8-11 a.m.; Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. can eat breakfast, and the best-in-the-west Texas-style BBQ.

Mouse’s Chocolates 520 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-7285 www.mouseschocolates.com

O’Brien’s Pub 726 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4386 Serving lunch & dinner daily from 11 a.m. Happy Hour Everyday 4-6 p.m.

The Outlaw Restaurant 610 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4366 Hours: 4:30 - Close www.outlawrestaurant.com

Award Winning Journalism Eleven Colorado Press Association 2012 Awards Editorial • Features • News Columns • Graphics • Series

Chocolate, Coffee

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

We make it all right here-handmade chocolates, caramel, toffees, breads, marshmallows and chai tea. We even roast our own coffee & espresso beans! Have a cup with a signature Scrap Cookie. Serving yummy ice cream, too!

Irish American

Yes

No

Yes

L, D

Traditional Irish Meals & American Cuisine. Fish & Chips, Shepherds Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Burgers, Pub Sandwiches, Fresh Salads and Homemade Soups. Flat Screen TVs. Raise your Spirits with a perfect pint.

Steaks & seafood

Yes

Highly Recommended

Yes

D

Home of the Duke’s Hat. The oldest operating restaurant in Ouray. Live entertainment. Serving the highest quality steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta and prime rib. Live piano music nightly! In racks and retail locations throughout the county. To subscribe, call 970-325-4412


Calendar of Events ~ October Continued

17 • Ridgway-Ouray Community Council mineral rights panel discussion. 7 p.m., Ridgway Community Center. 18 • Ridgway Farmers’ Market in Town Park. Last day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh, local produce plus arts and crafts and pastries.

18-19 • Ouray County Winter Sports Swap, Ouray County Fairgrounds, Ridgway. Benefits George Gardner Scholarship Fund. Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 19 • Moonwalk Event, Ridgway. Starry Night and Lantern Parade presented by Weehawken Creative Arts and Ridgway Creative District. 5-7 p.m. For information, www.wee-

Colorado Boy 602 Clinton • Ridgway (970) 626-5333

Pub & Brewery

(next to the Sherbino Theater)

Closed Mondays www.ColoradoBoy.com

Sunday of the month at noon. Survivalchicks@yahoo.com for details. 26 • Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wright Opera House, 472 Main St., Ouray. Time TBA. 970-318-0404. 31 • Halloween, Main Street, Ouray. 31 • Harvest Festival, Ridgway Community Church. 6:00-9:00 p.m. 970-626-5692. www.ridgwaychurch.com

Serving

Food

TV

Games

Music

Dance Floor

Micro Brews

Artisan Pizza

No

No

No

No

Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery is an award-winning brewery in historic Ridgway. We offer artisan pizza, salad, pub food and wines, as well as beer. Enjoy a pint in house or a jug to go.

Pub Fare

846 E. Main Street Montrose, CO 970-249-6889 Fri-Sat 11am-11pm • Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm www.horseflybrewing.com

We believe that each beer should be as honest as possible...that is, carefully crafted to the style with some added originality. The ingredients are traditional. Each batch is hand made in small quantities of 7 barrels at a time. Montrose's first and only real brewery! Live Entertainment on Saturday. Family Friendly. Outdoor Patio.

617 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4161 Noon - 12:00 a.m. or later

520

hawkenarts.org 19 • Rhythm Run 10k/5k. Supports Ridgway High School students for Ambassadors of Music Europe Tour. Starts in Town Park, walkers at 11:30 a.m., runners at noon. Go to www.ridgway.k12.co.us for details and to register. 20 • Fun Shoot at the Chief Ouray Gun Club Range every third

Horsefly Brewing Co.

Silver Eagle Saloon

Burger

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520 Burger 520 Sherman Street • Ridgway (970) 626-2242 Open 7 days/week 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Adobe Inn 251 Liddell Dr. • Ridgway (970) 626-5939 Hours: 5 p.m. bar, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Kate’s Place 615 W. Clinton • Ridgway (970) 626-9800 Open 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Daily

Oriental Chinese Restaurant 565 Sherman Street #3 • Ridgway (970) 626-4486 • (970) 626-4436 Open Daily; Lunch M-F 11-3; Sat-Sun 12-3 Dinner 3-9 p.m. every day

Thai Paradise 146 N. Cora • Ridgway (970) 626-2742

Full bar

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Internet jukebox

Patio

No

Full service antique bar - Circa 1886 - mahogany and cherry wood. Pool, pinball & darts. Wi-fi available with your drink. ATM in front hall. Open year round ‘til midnight or later.

Cuisine

Catering

Reservations

Full Bar

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

American

Yes

No

Yes

B, L, D

We serve Colorado beef, elk, buffalo and veggie burgers, too. Our breakfast menu includes Bananas Foster French toast & eggs benedict. Lunch & dinner includes Baja grilled chicken & fish sandwiches, great salads, appetizers, evening dinner specials, outside deck seating with a view.

Mexican

No

No

Yes

D

Locals’ favorite! Chosen as “One of Colorado’s Finest Small-Town Restaurants.” Outstanding Mexican fare, prepared with care & selective ingredients for uncommonly good common dishes. “Our chips and salsa are to die for.” Wood fire nightly in bar.

Healthy American

No

No

No

B, L patio dining

Serving freshly made breakfast (all day) and lunch, prepared from the finest ingredients. Hormone & steroid free eggs. Specialties include huevos rancheros, mountain high omelettes and superb skillets. Fabulous soups & salads. Daily specials.

Asian

Yes

No

No

L, D

NEW OWNERS! Authentic Oriental & Thai cuisine. Lunch Specials daily. Family Dinner Combinations. Delicious Thai Chef’s Specials & Chinese House Specialties. Organic Chicken selections, Duck & Fish entrees. Voted 2012 “Best of Ouray County.”

Thai

No

No

wine/beer/ sake

L, D

Feast on the best Thai food this side of heaven. We make all of our dishes from scratch using the freshest of ingredients and authentic spices. Our native Thai cooks Hours: Mon-Fri: 11-2 & 5-9:30: Sat & Sun 5-9:30 will fix any dish your way: hot or mild, vegan or meaty. We will accommodate you!


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ADVENTURE Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour & Cafe Ride the train 1,800 ft. underground! Also offering gold panning, a turn of the century blacksmith shop, trail rides at the Bachelor Stables, a gift shop & outdoor cafe. 1222 County Rd. 14 • Ouray (970) 325-0220 See our ad on Page 3

Ridgway State Park Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, wildlife watching and more! Rated as Colorado’s best state park for families. 5 miles north of Ridgway on U.S. Highway 550. May-Sept. $7 entrance fee or $70 annual. (970) 626-5822 • (800) 678-CAMP

High Country 4x4 at Ouray KOA All new 2013 Jeep Wranglers, 2 & 4 door. Try Jeeping, it’s Awesome! 3.5 miles north of Ouray, mile marker 98. 225 CR23 • Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-4736 • (800) 562-8026 koaouray1@gmail.com koa.com See our ad on Page 6

Switzerland of America, Inc. The most recommended name for quality, guided mountain tours and Jeep rentals. Offering horseback, rafting and hot-air balloon rides too! Featured in "Off-Road Adventures" magazine, Arizona Highways and Top Gear USA. 2012 Trip Advisor 'Award of Excellence'. What's Your Adventure? 226 Seventh Ave. Ouray (970) 325-4484 • (866) 990-5337

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour Experience Ouray’s mining history in action riding the original “mantrip” train once used at the famous Campbird gold mine. See live mining demonstrations using authentic San Juan mining equipment restored to operation at the Old Hundred Gold Mind Tour in nearby Silverton. See our ad on Page 5

CHURCHES Church of Christ Minister: Larry Heath. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. Bible study 10:30 a.m. 116 S. Mary & Hwy 62 • Ridgway (970) 626-5526

CHURCHES St. Daniel’s Catholic Church Pastor: Reverend Nathanael Foshage Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass as follows: Wed. & Fri., 7:30 a.m.; Tue. & Thur., 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 7:00 p.m. June-Sept. 614 5th Street • Ouray (970) 325-4373

The United Church of the San Juans in Ridgway Rev. Harry Strong, Pastor. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church & the Presbyterian Church, USA. Worship & Children’s Sunday School, Sundays, 10:00 a.m. On the corner of Lena & Charles St. Ridgway (970) 626-5803 www.ucsjridgway.org

CLASSES Weehawken Creative Arts Centers Weehawken is Ouray County’s Arts Education Center. Weehawken offers highquality arts & cultural education to adults & children in both Ouray & Ridgway with classes and workshops daily. In the summer months, classes are offered in short half day workshops with up to two full weeks of class or camp. (970) 318-0150 www.weehawken.org

MUSEUMS Ouray Alchemist & Pharmacy Museum Step back in time with a museum tour! Much of the collection has been acquired over the last 40 years from local sources including the historic mining towns of the San Juan mountains. Owner and collector Curtis Haggar personally brings history to life through fascinating true stories as he conducts the tour. In addition, our large gift store features art, antiques, jewelry, rugs, unique collectibles and old-fashioned candy plus nonprescription items and helpful advice from the pharmacist owners. 533 Main St Ouray (970) 325-4003 ouray_alchemist@ouraynet.com Check out our page on Facebook

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Ouray Christian Fellowship Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship For More Information, Call the Church Office 336 4th Avenue • Ouray (970) 325-4253

Ridgway Community Church Pastor: Roger Kriegshauser. Non-denominational praise & worship. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Nursery & Children’s Church available. 685 W. Sherman St., Ridgway (970) 626-5692 www.ridgwaychurch.com

Lindsey & Co. Real Estate, Inc. Ouray County Home and Land Sales and Rentals. We Specialize in Personal Service by Experienced Professionals. In the same location since 1971. Integrity at the forefront of our mission statement. 635 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4663 www.ourayrealproperty.com www.rentalsinouray.com

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Lone Eagle Land Brokerage, Buckskin Booksellers Specializing in Colorado and western Inc. In the business of Farm and Ranch Land Sales throughout Colorado for almost 20 years. Specializing in the great state of Colorado’s real estate market, proving to be one of Colorado’s best Land Brokerage teams and their numbers prove it. A brokerage team with the experience, reputation and know how to accommodate the most challenging transactions. 21263 Hwy. 550 Montrose, CO 81403 (970) 249-4300 www.eagleland.com

RE/MAX Cimarron Realty

topics. Wide selection of mainstream fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, children's books, magazines, cards, mining & railroad artifacts, and much more. Historic Beaumont Hotel 505 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4044 www.buckskinbooksellers.com

High Country Leathers & Lifestyles Haberdasher of superbly crafted attire, distinctive vestments and toggery of the latest infatuation. Hats, caps, belts, Brighton, Life is Good, Biker Gear, T-shirts, silly sunglasses & hats, moccasins, Smart Wool & Fossil accessories. 518 Main St. • Ouray (970) 325-4239

We handle some of the most beautiful and breathtaking real estate in our 3 county regional markets we serve – Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, & Montrose. We have the experience, we know the territory. We offer a full-time sales force with 11 brokers to serve Ivory’s Trading Co. & Gallery you. Let us show you a whole new perspec- Contemporary & Traditional Indian jewelry, tive on living. We can be your “one stop bronzes, western, Native American & wildlife information center.” Located on the corner of art, handmade Navajo rugs, baskets & pottery. 737 Main St. • Ouray Hwy 550 & Hwy 62. (970) 325-0123 112 Village Square W. www.ivorystradingandgallery.com Ridgway, CO 81432 See our ad on Page 22 (970) 626-5400 • (800) 530-8791 www.cimarronrealty.com

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RiverSage A spectacular new subdivision in beautiful Ouray County, adjacent to the 60 acre Dennis Weaver Park along the Uncompaghre River. Surrounded by 100+ acres of permanent open space. Get your home site now! Rick Weaver Associate Broker, Keller Williams 970-275-8866 www.RiverSageLLC.com See our ad on Page 19

Tee-Shirts and gifts for the entire family! Caps, sweatshirts, etched crystal, artwork, coffee, pottery, collectibles, calendars, stickers & more. Open Year Round. 644 Main Street • Ouray (970) 325-4408 MountainFeverShirts.com See our ad on Page 11

R & B Horse Traders

Art & prints, antiques, Russian crafts, furniture, books & paper. Area’s most comprehensive collection of framed and antique prints, unique United Country Sneffels fine silver jewelry, vintage jewelry & more. Owners Dick and Brenda Engdahl Realty 629 Main St. • Ouray Located on Sherman - one block west of the (970) 325-9883 River in Downtown Ridgway. Stop in for free wireless, coffee and chocolate. Don’t forget to pet the dog! Let our staff help you “Find Your Freedom.” We provide professional services for all areas of real estate: residential, commercial, ranches, building lots, development parcels & auction services. We are experts in closing bank-owned (REOs) Beaumont Hotel & Spa and short sale properties. Lovely, Timeless & Classic. Famous 150 Liddell Drive • Ridgway Boutique Historic Hotel in Ouray. Exquisite www.sneffelsrealty.com Indoor & Outdoor Ceremonies & receptions email: office@sneffelsrealty.com Beyond Compare. (970) 626-3555 • fax (970) 626-3557 Affordable All-Inclusive & Custom Packages. Specializing in Elegant Fairytale Weddings. Ponderosa Real Estate Award-Winning Cuisine. Luxurious Ponderosa Real Estate prides itself in being Accommodations. Stunning Hotel the longest established, individually owned Restoration. Most Unique Venue. 10-200 and operated Real Estate company in guests. Ridgway, Colorado. If you are looking for a 970-325-7000 leading real estate company that will www.beaumontHotel.com approach your real estate investments as See our ad on page 17 seriously as you do, then listen to the voice of experience and give us a call today to put our professional real estate knowledge to Divide Ranch & Club Luxurious clubhouse facilities. Amazing work for you. menu options offered by True Grit Café Too. 140 Railroad St., P.O. Box 556 The perfect venue for Weddings, Corporate Ridgway, Colorado 81432 Meetings, Celebrations, and Special Events. 866.GO.VIEWS (468.4397) Planner on site. Breathtaking views. Daily Office (970) 626.5236 Twilight Golf Specials $49 starting at 2 pm. www.PonderosaRE.com Call (970) 626-5284 for event information or See our ad on Page 2 to book a tee time. Ridgway, Colorado (970) 626-5284 www.eqresorts.com/divide See our ads on pages 8 & 16

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