Friday, August 14, 2009

News from Ouray

"The Ouray Gallery will be closing its doors in October as I am retiring from the art/retail business to pursue other opportunities. There are many bargains to be had so come in and checkout the art and gifts as well as furniture and equipment. Please call Susan Lander at 970/275-9080 for further info."

Saturday August 15th 3 pm. Ouray County Performing Arts Guild present the San Juan Chamber Musicfest featuring nationally acclaimed musicians Max Levinson (piano), Allison Eldredge (cello), Catherine Leonard (violin) and Patrick Shaughnessy (viola). Playing Elgar, Dvorak, Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) and Schumann. Concert at the Ouray School. Tickets $20 with students free. Buckskin Booksellers in Ouray, Cimarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway, Thomas Productions in Montrose, through website and at the door.

 Saturday, August 22, the award winning troupe "Legendary Ladies" brings an evening of "unconventional women of the west" show under the artistic direction of Kyle Neidt, also academic advisor for theater and dance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The program is preceded by an optional reception at Venue Roscoe Fox and a dinner in the historic Beaumont Hotel. Info: Ouray County Historical Society, 970-325-4576

 Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23, Author Kent Nelson will offer a Fiction Writing Workshop with Weehawken Creative Arts that will be all about the exploration of the facets of fiction writing for writers of all levels.   

 Sunday August 23rd  4.00 pm. Ouray County Performing Arts Guild present a Concert in the Park. Featuring the Dallas Divide Bluegrass Band. At Ridgway Hartwell Park. This is a free concert. Bring chair and/or blankets.

August 29: 2nd Annual Grillin Chillin Thrillin Festival. 13 Western Slope Breweries,$20 to drink beer, all others free! Live music, zip and slack lines, kick ball teams (cheer them on!), kids puppet show, BBQ food and Grilled desserts! Picnic in Fellin Park with some of the best brews Colorado has to offer! Vegetarian food and NA beverages available. Public transportation provided by Ouray Mule and Carriage. This event is sponsored by the Ouray Chamber and the Festival Committee for CHANGE! 970-325-4746 for more info.

Fall Activities:

September 25-27: Autumn Color Workshop & Photoshop Elements.
$299. Join Steve for a magical photo experience in Ouray at the height of autumn color. See
for details.

 October 3, 2009, 2nd Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run 10am – 2pm, Hot Springs Park, Ouray. 2 nd Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run - This run circumnavigates a 13.9 mile loop around the City of Ouray on USFS trails. The run is scheduled to coincide with the Ouray Oktoberfest for even more enjoyment! Pre-registration required. For information, visit

October 3, 2009: 45th Annual Jeep Raffle Drawing and Oktoberfest celebration! Beer, Brats and Bavarian Music: 

Return of the popular Bavarian band, The Austrian Connection!!!!!!!!  Ouray Community Center 5-10 pm! Join us for spectacular San Juan Mnt Color then stop in for an evening celebration with live music, local brews and more! Sponsored by the Ouray Chamber Resort Association.                                     


Restaurant Info:

Declaimer: This is information that restaurant members have asked OCRA to share with other members.  This is a consolidated list or reports and has not been solicited.

The Bistro at Billy Goat Gruff's will be opening for lunches at 11am, Thursday-Sunday. Our lunch menu will feature our fabulous burgers, salads and appetizers, as well as our slow-smoked BBQ Ribs. If you are looking for a great gathering place outside, try the Biergarten, which opens at 11am daily, and offers our indoor seating area with pool table, shuffleboard and foosball.  

Are you Gluten Free or is your diet as such?

-Spangler House B&B- Call ahead and let them know (vegan and gluten free)

-Ducketts Market : has lots of available products which are wheat and gluten free.  We are also open to bringing in new Wheat free or Gluten Free products on your faves list.  Let us know we always welcome your feedback and we're all about happy tummies. 970-325-4397

-Ago Gallery has a new cook book that will be out this May 28th that has 200 gluten free recipes in it as well as art work by Romagean.  This book will be for sale through Ago Gallery and San Juan Pottery.

 WEDNESDAYS until Aug 26 OURAY ELKS BINGO, 7 PM at the Ouray Elks lodge.  Open to the public.

 New Service offered by River Side Inn and Cabins
in collaboration with Peak to Peak Bikes! Bike rentals, Bike shuttle service and more! Contact River Side Inn or Peak to Peak for more info!


Ouray Massage Therapy has a new location at 8th & Main. (in the Cutting Edge building)    A pleasant healing decor with a Balinese theme. Offering Therapeutic Massage, Spa Treatments and retail Chinese Therapeutic Oils, Homemade Organic Lotion & Aromatherapy Sprays. I will also be teaching some workshops as well. More info on my website: Contact: 970.318-1113 


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