Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chamber Chat 9-16-09

OCRA Chamber Chat:

Sept 16, 2009


                                    Jeep Jamboree 9/18-19

                                    Farmers Market on Thursday! 2-6!

                                    Painters of America 5th Annual Great Paint Out

                                    Autumn Color Workshop & Photoshop Elements

                                    Second Chance Humane Society celebrating 15 years

                                    Fall Landscape Photography Workshop

                                    2nd Annual La Sportiva Ouray Mountain Trail Run

                                    Polka Band booked for Oktoberfest!

                                    Locals day on the train -- Sunday, November 1st. 


Winter  Days of Play…
For a complete list visit www.

           Get ready for winter activities with a little crossfit with Allen, yoga at Inner Mountain and dance with Weehawken! Ouray, Colorado, we have it all!


Feature and other notices:  

Change of Hours?- See below for updates!

*Billy Goat Gruff's will be closing for the season on Sunday the 20th! 

We will be doing some great local specials during that last weekend... (we can't keep the beer through the winter). So come down and help us drain our kegs!  Our last Thirsty Thursday in the Biergarten is this Thursday, and we will be doing some great $2 and $1 draft specials thru the weekend We will be closed for the winter season, but both the Bistro and the Biergarten will reopen next May! Thanks for a great summer!

*Coachlight Tavern  is still open 7 days a week at 5:00p.m. thru September and
then starting in October we will go to our winter schedule of Friday, Saturday,
& Sunday. Coachlight Restaurant is now open tuesday thru Saturday and closed
on Sundays and Mondays.  Our last day for the summer season will be Saturday Sept 26, 2009.


*Outlaw open from 4:30 until 9:00 (Instead of 10:00) 7 days a week until the middle of October and then it will be 5:00-9:00 6 days a week (Closed Mondays). Also we are going to be closed Nov. 8-19.  We will be open Saturday the 7th and then reopen on Friday the 20th.

*Papillion's now closed on Wed. for the winter.

*Bachler' Mine will run tours until October 1!

* Ouray Hot Springs Pool Hours.Winter hours begin on Tuesday Sept 8:  Mon-Fri. 12-8:45, Sat. Sun 11-9.  Pool will be closed for cleaning October 19 through October 25, 2009.                           

*Ouray Mule and Carriage will run tours ALL winter! Details coming!                         

*San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours will run until Nov. 1.                                               

  *V&S: Open 9-9 7days a week thru out Sept


Fall Activities:  

Saturday, September 19, 2009 Oil Painters of America (OPA) 5th Annual Great Paint Out, Ouray, Colorado 8am-8pm All PAAC Members and other artist are invited! Hostess: Romagean Personne 970-325-0270; Paint at a private ranch with lunch served; paint in town in afternoon with opportunity to sell. Dinner will be available.


Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 Ranch History Museum open, 1-5 p.m. in the historic Colona School ¼ mi. west of Hwy. 550 on Ouray County Road 1. Storytelling at 3 p.m. This is the last regular date of the museum's 2009 season. Free; donation requested. Info: 970 626-5075.


September 27: Second Chance Humane Society is celebrating 15 years of success and invites the entire community to join with us!  There will be two celebrations in two areas of our large service region.  On Saturday September 26 we will be celebrating in Telluride at Elks Park and on Sunday September 27 we will be in Ridgway's Town Park. 

Both events take place from 3-5 PM and involve "Chip Parties" offering ½ priced micro-chipping for all pets (only $25!) as well as an array of "chip" treats such as chocolate chip cookies and ice cream, chocolate chip cake, chips and dip, etc.  Doggie DNA Test Kits will also be available along with live music and giveaways.  Contact Kelly @ 626.2273 for more information or log onto:


 SEPT. 25, 26, 27 2009: Fall Landscape Photography Workshop with Kathleen Norris Cook


 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.


Requested links for the chamber chat:

City of Ouray: (view City Council Agendas prior to the meetings)

Jeep road condition updates:

Newspapers: Ouray Plaindealer and Ridgway Sun -;

                     Ouray County Watch- 

Ouray Chamber Resort Association (OCRA) –

Ouray County Performing Arts Guild (OCPAG) –

Ouray County Arts Association (OOAA) –

Ouray County Historical Society:

Ouray Ice Park:

Ouray Trail Group  -

Painting Marmot Art Supply and Art School

Rays Good Stuff, jerky, jellies and more. The perfect gift!

San Juan Mountain Guides: New Classes

Weehawken  Creative Arts (WCA) –

Yankee Boy Conservation Association:

Ouray Beautification Committee: Committee meetings - monthly, the second Wednesday, beginning at 3:30 PM in the Community Center's San Juan Room.



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.

Khristopher's Culinaire also has Gluten Free products as well as Gluten Free and Food Allergy Cookbooks.
  Khristopher's Culinaire, 733 Main St/PO Box 1831, Ouray, CO  81427, Phone/Fax  970-325-4089,,,


Weehawken Dances Classes: Drop-In Dancers Welcome!  Drop in rate:  $15/class 


Ouray Mule and Carriage: provides Stage Coach Rides on MAIN St!!! Call to arrange a guest pick up from your hotel to dinner!


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:

Locals get $10 off all sessions all year. Contact: 318-1113

                                   Best Regards, B.J.


Dog Care for the day and for your yard! Little Paws and Dog Watch can help!  Little Paws will take care of your pup when you are working or gone on a trip! Daily, overnight or weekly care @ $15/day per dog. For families with multiple dogs, a discounted price of $12.50/day per dog is given for visits longer than 3 days. Daily walks, playtimes, and any basic grooming needed are included in the fee. Pick-up and drop-off services are available for a small fee.


A pet containment system from Dogwatch is a radio pet fence that uses an electronic radio signal. Our underground dog fence keeps your pet IN a designated containment area, such as your backyard or OUT of an area like your garden! All pet fencing systems are a form of electronic dog fence and should not be mistakenly referred to as an electric fence that contains livestock with an electrified wire. Indoor options also available!


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!



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