City of Ouray

Delta County Living

  • 80 Colorado K-12 schools have active COVID outbreaks
  • Breakthrough COVID case numbers & hospitalizations of vaccinated people are rising
  • Montrose County labor force grew in Q2
  • Ouray initiating legal action against 7 illegal short-term rentals
  • Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundups ending early
  • Drawdowns emptying Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Roaring Fork School District alumni launch comprehensive sex ed for teens
  • Orchard City trustees vote to unseat member of planning commission 

  • Governor Polis announces closure of bars, restaurants; large public events cancelled
  • Montrose County staff closes county offices, will work from home
  • Cities of Montrose, Ouray declare state of emergency
  • Delta County activates Emergency Response Center
  • Delta County Libraries announce all facilities are closed, events cancelled

  • Senator Michael Bennet will not bet in Democratic primary debate tonight
  • City of Ouray makes offer to hire new Chief of Police
  • Proposition CC pits lawmakers against fiscally conservative voters
  • Decker Fire outside of Salide grows by more than 800 acres overnight

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

  • Ouray police officer killed in accident on US 550
  • Montrose to expand recycling program
  • Colorado to become first state to certify hemp seed
  • Colorado legislative session hits midpoint
  • Federal regulators reject Oregon liquefied natural gas project  

Ouray Police Officer Killed In Accident On US 550

Mar 15, 2016
Scott Mills
City of Ouray

An officer with the City of Ouray Police Department was killed in an accident on U.S. 550 on Monday.  

Sgt. Scott Mills, 51, was riding his motorcycle while off-duty when a truck collided with him on the highway between Ouray and Ridgway.  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Dec 22, 2015

  • Senator Donovan host town hall in Paonia
  • US Postal Service blocks marijuana advertising
  • Garfield commissioners approval drilling near housing development
  • Ouray receives $2M towards pool renovation

vote, flag, voting
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Voters across the Western Slope overwhelming approved broadband measures. 

Communities across the region asked residents to opt-out of Senate Bill 152. The decade-old state law prevents local governments from providing internet services or spending money on broadband infrastructure unless residents overturn it.  

Voters in Gunnison, Delta and Ouray Counties approved opt-out measures. Residents in Crested Butte, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Delta, Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride also passed similar ballot issues.  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Oct 28, 2015

  • Dead beavers in Gunnison County test positive for ‘Rabbit Fever’
  • Volunteers of America opens new health exchange assistance site in Delta
  • City of Ouray voters to decide 11 issues this November
  • Governor wants to block Clean Power Plan lawsuit
  • Southwest Chief efforts receive federal transportation grant

Tiny Beetles Causing Big Problems For Ouray Ice Park

Oct 23, 2015
ice climbing, Ouray Ice Park, Ouray Ice Festival
JT Thomas

Tiny beetles are causing big problems for Ouray Ice Park.  

Fir engraver beetles are destroying the white fir trees climbers use as anchors. 

"As trees are dying, all of a sudden we have a serious loss of safe anchoring options for climbers within the park," said Mike Macleod, the president of the park’s board of directors. 

Macleod said the park is installing alternative anchoring in areas of the park where trees were traditionally relied upon.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Sep 2, 2015

  • Remains of missing Rico man found in Nevada desert
  • Community Options breaks ground on new regional center
  • Ouray, Mountain Village seeing increased bear activity
  • Health survey shows Colorado's gains under the Affordable Care Act

Tax Caps Under Question On Election Ballots

Oct 15, 2014
vote, voting
Laura Palmisano

Although perhaps a little less sexy than legalized drugs, taxes are still important.  The city of Ouray, along with others on the Western Slope, is looking at some tax issues on this year’s ballot.  To understand the somewhat complicated issue, KVNF'S Jake Ryan talked with Ouray Mayor Pam Larson.