OCRA Chamber Chat
May 6, 2009
The Chamber will be CLOSED Wed, May 6! Please see our move schedule below.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Beaumont and the Voodoo Lounge
- Cedar Hill Cemetery Clean up Day
- Mother’s Day Brunch and Special Events/ update on Papillon
- State Liquor License Workshop! Please preregister and attend!
- Job Fair: get a job, hire an employee, hospitality training and more!
- Community Climbing Wall Fundraiser
- Living with Wildlife
- Spruce-up Ouray
- Ouray Trail Group: Work days
- Business After Hours
- Pastel Landscape Painting
- Spring Cleaning?
- Business hours: some updates (not all, just the one’s that have been sent to the chamber)… but I see a lot of you are OPEN! Welcome back!
- Summer Items
- Who has been featured? http://www.dallasnews.com/
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Feature and other notices: Catmando is at it again! Dave Leonardi made it into Yankee Boy Basin today May 5th. Record time and earliest in his career! Good news for the tourists and Ouray economy, perhaps not so good that our snow pack is low. Red Mtn Town is being worked on and Corkscrew. Stay tuned.
Photographer and Volunteer spotter
The chamber is moving BACK to 1230 Main
Closed to street traffic: Wed. May 6-Wed. May 13, 2009
Wed. May 6: Close 703 Main to finish packing all materials.
Thurs. May 7: . Move Crew .Volunteers Welcome! 10 am -4 pm.
Help load the trucks and clean the space we are vacating.
Friday: Open downstairs area with information and a bell.
(Volunteers needed to listen for the bell and help unpack 10am -4 pm any amount of time is helpful.)
Saturday/Sunday: Organize office space and begin lobby set up.
Volunteers welcome 10am -3pm.
Mon.-Tues: May 11 and 12: Prepare to open
We will open no later than Wed. the 13th, but will do our best to open sooner.
May 7th, Beaumont is opening both restaurants Bulow's from 7-11 a.m for express breakfast, lunch 11-2:30, a lite fare menu from 2:30-5:30, Dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 7 days a week through the summer. Voodoo Lounge(Tundra Bar) open 5-6:30 for 1/2 off appetizer special. Tundra dinner 5:30 to 9:30 Thursday - Monday. Through the summer.
Saturday, May 9: Cedar Hill Cemetery Clean up Day! 9:00am. If the weather is wretched, another day will be named. Thanks, Glenda Moore
SUNDAY, MAY 10: Mothers Day!
Ouray Elks Lodge On Sunday, May 10th, Ouray Elks Lodge #492 will present its annual Mothers’ Day recognition program and brunch. The program will take place at 1:00 PM in the Lodge Room. The public is invited. The program will consist of a short formal ceremony honoring our mothers, followed by a free brunch that includes crepes and punch. Carnations will also be presented to attendees, who are encouraged to share their thoughts and tributes to their mothers. For information call Bette Maurer at 325-0425.
Papillon on Main:. Jody is back and cooking up a feast for Mothers Day! Stop in for a very special buffet which includes an omelet station, New Orleans Boiled Shrimp, Eggs Benedict, Potatoes O’Brien, Dirty Rice, assorted desserts and more!. Located at 630 Main.
Open at 8 am. $22.95. 303-332-6921. Welcome back Papillon! Although there will be some bakery items for sale, it will be in a limited quantity. When they open for the season you may need to make a mad dash for your doughnut! Full schedule coming soon! Open May 14, 7 days a week until further notice. (winter hours will be in effect and announced later on).
Ouray County Performance Art Guild:
With Da Capo Areato
Sunday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Hallmark Home on Log Hill
The Salon takes place at the home of Bill and Sybil Hallmark on the Log Hill escarpment, with panoramic views of the Ridgway Valley. Beginning at 1 p.m. guests will be treated to a gourmet luncheon prepared by Secret Garden Catering. Following that will be a performance by the Montrose-based Da Capo Areato duo of Jennifer Lockwood, cellist, and Carrie Stuckert, violinist.
Da Capo Areato is a versatile string duo that performs a variety of classical, Celtic and modern music. Their classical repertoire includes works by composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. They also perform many styles of Celtic music including traditional Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton pieces, as well as modern acoustic arrangements from The Beatles to Metallica. Jennifer and Carrie also performed at last year's "Dave Baker and Friends" event at the Wright Opera House.
Tickets for this very special musical afternoon are $40, payable by check to OCPAG, P.O Box 14, Ouray. Directions to the Hallmark home will be mailed to ticket holders. For any further information, please call 970-626-2970. Our website at http://www.ocpag.org
Monday, May 11, 2009: State Liquor License Workshop 11 am -3 pm, Ouray Community Center. Who should attend: special events permitees, local gov. staff, bartenders, servers and liquor licensees. To register or for more information please contact Kathy Elmont, 325-7061 or email@example.com.
May 12: Job Fair to be hosted at the Ouray School 10:30 am -2 pm at the Ouray School Gym. Free Hospitality Training. Employers: $25 for a booth. This event is open to students and the community. Be ready to apply and interview! 626-5181 for more information. Hosted in part by Ouray School, Community Development Committee, OCRA and the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce.
THURSDAY May 14, Community Climbing Wall Fundraiser, Ouray Community Center, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm, Event includes slide show by American Alpine President Jim Donini, silent auction, and music by Dust Storm Band. $15 entry, includes 1 drink ticket. More info call 318-8537
THURSDAY May 14: Living with Wildlife: Hi all, This is just a heads-up that I will be sending (probably tomorrow) an article on our next Living with Wildlife presentation on May 14 which will feature a return engagement by Sherri Tippie on beaver. I want to include new information on the benefits of beaver dams re water conservation, water quality, sediment collection, flood control, creating habitat for fish, waterfowl, and other wildlife, etc. With the current concern about water conservation and protecting the watershed, I think this will be of great interest to the community.
Thanks for your help,
San Juan Corridors Coalition
Saturday, May 16, 2009; · “Spruce-up Ouray”: from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Details TBA. Ouray Beautification Committee:
Committee meetings - monthly, the second Wednesday, beginning at 3:30 PM
in the Community Center’s San Juan Room.
Sunday, May 17, 2009; “Spruce-up Ouray”: from Noon to 4:00 PM. Details TBA
May 18, 2009 : Ouray Trail Group: Work days: Every Monday and Thursday beginning Monday, May 18, 2009 and ending Thursday, September 17, 2009. Contact: Phil Wolkin @ 325-4368. Meetings monthly (April – September) – the third Tuesday, beginning at 9:30AM in the Community Center’s San Juan Room.
Wed, May 20: Business After Hours: The Blue Pear and the Friends of the Wright Opera House. 5:30-7:30. This event is open to all chamber and citizen members.
On May 22, 23 & 24 Weehawken Creative Arts will present a "Pastel Landscape Painting" workshop with Doug Dawson in Ouray, Colorado.
May 30: Adoptathon at the SCHS shelter in Ridgway.
Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget about the Women’s Club Rummage Sale will be held June 19 and 20.
Retail: The Blue Pear will be closed from Easter Sunday, April 12 through April 30 to freshen up and rejuvenate for the upcoming season.
OPEN: Peak to Peak Bicycles OPEN Tuesday thru Saturday 9-6
Ouray County Historical Museum is OPEN Thurs- Sat. 10-4:30
The Coachlight Tavern will remain OPEN thru the month of April on Friday,
Saturday, & Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The Coachlight Restaurant will then open 7 days a week starting in May.
Outlaw is open for Burgers and Closed every Monday until Memorial Day. They will be closed on the last Sunday and Monday of the month possibly for a new water cooler that needs to be in by May 1s. News to follow...
The Outlaw will be having some exciting changes beginning Memorial Day week end. Happy Hour and appetizers.....possible late night week ends...Keep an eye out for the events to follow...
Historic Western Hotel: Open May 15 details coming soon!
Bistro at Billy Goat Gruffs: The Bistro at Billy Goat Gruff's will reopen for the summer season this Friday, May 1st! We will have our full Bistro menu back in place for Summer! So those of you missing your potato-wrapped Salmon or slow-smoked Ribs, come on down!
Beaumont is opening both restaurants Bulow's from 7-11 a.m for express breakfast, lunch 11-2:30, a lite fare menu from 2:30-5:30, Dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 7 days a week through the summer. Voodoo Lounge(Tundra Bar) open 5-6:30 for 1/2 off appetizer special. Tundra dinner 5:30 to 9:30 Thursday - Monday. Through the summer.
Thursday, June 4, (and every Thursday until mid-Sept.) Ouray Farmers Market, 2-6 pm. Ten or more local farmers, homemade breads, cheese and more. Sustainable workshops such as: solar dehydrators, make a bow drill, compostable seedling pots, salves, and more!! For more information or to volunteer, etc., please contact: Trevor or Erin- ourayfarmersmarket@ gmail.com. Sorry, no crafts.
June 17, Business After Hours: Ouray Mule and Carriage. 5:30-7:30. This event is open to all chamber and citizen members.
July 18th - “Paws for Art” : Formerly the Fur Ball, this new Fun-raiser has been upscaled to a casually elegant early evening event featuring a Live Art Auction, complimentary wine, beer, appetizers and live music. Although this event is to benefit homeless dogs (and cats), dogs will not be attending this year as they tend to get unruly when they drink too much wine. However, pet lover or not - you won’t want to miss this Art Auction – with artist contributions of all genres this will be a uniquely fun evening at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village.
July 24-26: The Ouray Chalet Inn & Synergistic Visions Present...
San Juan Majesty Digital Photography Workshops
with Steve Traudt and Assistant Dick Colby
Inspiration & Instruction in Ouray, Colorado!
Summer Wildflower & Landscape Workshop & Photoshop Elements July 24-26, 2009. $339. Join professional photographer Steve Traudt for an exciting photo workshop timed for the famous wildflower explosion. We begin Friday at 6 pm with a classroom session. Saturday is a full day of field trips, review sessions and more training, including some bonus Photoshop Elements work in the evening (bring your PC or Mac laptop computer loaded with Elements 6 or 7). We are back in the field Sunday morning with the workshop concluding about noon. Subjects covered include exposure control, close-ups/macro, panoramas, high dynamic range HDR, lighting, composition, depth of field and much more. Need a room too? Book at the Chalet Inn for special discounted workshop prices. You won’t find a better value or more exciting workshop. Small class size for more one-on-one time including constructive reviews by Steve. More workshop details at: www.synvis.com
Announcing the First Annual Colorado Peace Ride
August 9 - 12, 2009 Colorado Peace Ride: Join this amazing tour along one of the 10 most scenic routes in the country! The Colorado Peace Ride is a 4-day, 238-mile tour along the entire San Juan Skyway loop: Peace Ride Route . Think sweeping vistas, epic climbs topping 10,000 feet and sweet stretches of downhill, beginning in historic Durango, with overnight stops at the hot springs of Ouray, the legendary town of Telluride and the grounds of the Sophia Peace Center in Dolores. This eco-friendly ride funds services for a wide range of causes, providing unique support in strategic planning, project facilitation, team building, and worker rejuvenation. The Peace Ride is a fully supported tour with an affordable entry fee of just $200, and Olympic rider and coach, Colby Pearce, has designed the training schedule. Ride limited to 500 cyclists so register online now! For more information: Colorado Peace Ride
September 25-27: Autumn Color Workshop & Photoshop Elements. $359. Join Steve for a magical photo experience in Ouray at the height of autumn color. We begin Friday night at 6 pm with a lecture. Saturday features field trips and review sessions. Sunday morning is another field trip and after lunch is a special bonus of a hands-on Photoshop Elements class with some of Steve’s favorite techniques. We conclude about 4pm. You’ll learn composition, panoramas, HDR, exposure control, lighting and much more. Bring your laptop computer (PC or Mac) loaded with Elements 6 or 7. Need a room? Book at the Chalet Inn for special discounted prices. Small class size; less is more! See www.synvis.com for details.
Closures… and… who IS open: This list is complied of information that was sent to the chamber. This is not a full list as openings are changing daily. Please contact the business you wish to visit for more information.
Requested links for the chamber chat:
- Jeep road condition updates: http://soajeep.com/custom1.
- Newspapers: Ouray Plaindealer and Ridgway Sun - www.ouraynews.com;
- Ouray County Watch- www.watchnewspapers.com
- City of Ouray: (view City Council Agendas prior to the meetings) www.cityofouray.com
- Ouray Chamber Resort Association (OCRA) – www.ouraycolorado.com
- Ouray County Performing Arts Guild (OCPAG) – www.ocpag.org
- Ouray County Arts Association (OOAA) – www.ourayarts.org
- Ouray County Historical Society: www.
- Ouray Ice Park: http://www.ourayicepark.com
- Ouray Trail Group - www.ouraytrails.org
- San Juan Mountain Guides: New Classes www.ourayclimbing.com/
- Weehawken Creative Arts (WCA) – www.weehawkenarts.org
- Yankee Boy Conservation Association: http://www.yankeeboy.org
Ouray Beautification Committee: Committee meetings - monthly, the second Wednesday, beginning at 3:30 PM in the Community Center’s San Juan Room.Disclaimer: The Chamber Chat is a courtesy service. Our goal is to be short and readable with pass-along information and reminders. This service is being provided in lieu of forwarding e-mails directly to you. Thank you for reading our chat!