Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chamber Chat 11 24 09- Thanksgiving dinner at the Bon Ton and Outlaw

IN THIS ISSUE: Thanksgiving dinner:

The Bon Ton will be open Thanksgiving Day from 3 to 7 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended as we will fill up fast.

The Outlaw will be open for Thanksgiving dinner. We will be doing a turkey, ham, or prime rib dinner.  We will be serving from 5 to 8. 



Tuesday night dinners return to Backstreet Bagel as of Dec. 1

Turn Black Friday into a Blue Weekend with the Blue Pear!

Business After Hours at Alpine Bank- Dec. 3- 5:30-7:30

Elks Club Arts & Crafts sale


Updated Seasonal Closures- new list for you! I hope this helps.

Free matinee to kick off Yule Night!

Yule Night- Parade, Santa and oh so much more!

Wine and Chocolate Festival

Open House at Healing Touch Therapy Spa's Beaumont location.

Ice Carvers are coming to town!

Opening Day of the Ice Park Dec. 19

Festivus Street Party

Winter  Days of Play… Full Moon Ski and Soak!

Links to members


Feature and other notices:  Turn Black Friday into a Blue Weekend! I am having a storewide sale - 20% off everything- and there is even a special shelf with 50% off items :) Starting Friday, Nov 27 - Sunday Nov 29. Hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving and hope to see you this weekend. If you can't make it....tell a friend!

Michelle Poirier

The Blue Pear

PO Box 128

450 Main Street

Ouray, Colorado 81427



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Thursday, Dec. 3: Business After Hours at the Ouray Alpine Bank. 5:30-7:30, stop in for this popular after hour's event. This event is open to all chamber business and citizen members.


SATURDAY/SUNDAY DECEMBER 5 & 6:  OURAY ELKS ARTS, CRAFTS AND FOOD SALE.  10 AM – 4 PM Saturday, Noon – 4 PM Sunday at the Ouray Elks lodge.  Open to the public.  Information:  626-4239.



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6:  OURAY ELKS MEMORIAL SERVICE:  7 PM at the Ouray Elks lodge.  Help remember our departed members.  Open to the public.


Yule Night -Dec 12- 5pm – 10 pm Events include but are not limited to: Yule Night Parade, Santa at the Elks, Light up Main St, Wine and Chocolate Festival,
Visit our fabulous retail shops and pick up the gifts that will make you VERY
popular with those you love! Details below!


Dec. 12: FREE MOVIE: The Yule Night celebration officially begins with a movie at the Main Street Theater, 3 p.m. The featured movie is, Christmas with the Kranks, starting Tim Allen and Jaime Lee Curtis.   Admission is free. 


Luther Krank and his wife decide to skip the Christmas and go to the Caribbean, but their plans are changed when his daughter decides to come home at the last minute.   They must perform a Christmas miracle to get the presents, decorations and food ready in time.

This program is made possible with the support of Twin Peaks Insurance, Alpine Bank of Ouray, Citizens State Bank of Ouray, Morning Song BnB and the Ouray Chamber.


Dec. 12- Yule Night
on Main Street with a bonfire and caroling 5 pm, and then a visit with Santa at the Elks Club 6 pm.  Live Nativity scene. Sponsored by the Ouray Fire Department and the Ouray Elks Lodge. Ouray, CO.



Dec 12- Wine & Chocolate Festival: A Celebration of Decadence   Wine and Chocolate at it's finest!-Local Chocolatier's, Western Slope Wineries, live music-  free admission to the wine tasting with
$100 worth of receipts
per person from Ouray venues on Yule night .  $10 to attend, tickets for chocolate tasting $1 each. People's Choice to be awarded.  7 pm – 10 pm Beaumont Hotel's Tundra Restaurant.505 Main Street, Ouray, Co.  325-4746 Sponsored by the Ouray Chamber and Morning Song B&B.


Dec. 12- Open House- Healing Touch Therapy Spa located in the Historic Beaumont Hotel- 505 Main St. Ouary, Co. 81427

Spa treatments, gift certificates. Stop in and view this amazing facility! 2-8 pm, 325-0415 for information



Ice Carvers- Dec. 18-20th at the Beaumont Hotel Courtyard- Sponsored by Erin Eddy, Beaumont Hotel, River Side Inn and Cabins, Outlaw Restaurant and the Chamber.


Opening Day of the Ice Park Dec. 19


Festivus Street Party- Dec. 20 3pm -9pm or until we slide off the street! 6th Ave, Ouray- Fire performance, carols, warm beverages and more! or 325-4746 for more info.



Change of Hours? See below for updates! This list includes CHAMBER MEMBER Businesses ONLY


Open 7 days a week:

Backstreet Bagel & Deli- Tuesday dinners to return Dec. 1!

Buen Tiempo Mexican Restaurant- always a hot spot!

Swim and Snack at the host springs pool- 12-6- have you tried their salad!

Mouse's Chocolate- Yummy all the time!



-Bulow's Bistro Restaurant-Closed Oct. 10 until Thanksgiving. Tundra-Closed for winter except for special events.

-O'Brien's Pub-Closed Nov.  1-19

-Outlaw Restaurant- Closed Nov. 8-19.  We will be open Saturday the 7th and then reopen on Friday the 20th.

-Western Hotel and Saloon- Closed for the winter, except for special parties.

-Billy Goats Gruff- Closed for the winter


Closures: This list is of our members only!



Café' Ouray

Outlaw Restaurant

Coachlight Restaurant and Tavern



Bon Ton 

O'Brien's Pub

Coachlight Restaurant and Tavern



Bon Ton 

Coachlight Restaurant and Tavern

Papillion Main


Thurs:  CLOSED

Coachlight Restaurant and Tavern




Other updates- closed and open- 11/02/09                                              

*The Blue Pear will be closed Monday, November 2, 2009 - Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Will re-open Thurs, November 19, 2009 ready and decorated for the holidays to come. Please call 325-0450 for hours.

 *Ouray Hot Springs Pool Hours: Winter hours begin on Tuesday Sept 8:  Mon-Fri. 12-8:45, Sat. Sun 11-9.                           

 *Ouray Mule and Carriage will run tours ALL winter! Details coming! We are now giving tours by reservation and no longer doing the hourly runs. We've had good success in the last couple weeks operating this way so unless the roads are not passable don't hesitate to direct people to call us at: 970-708-4946 to set up a tour.                                                         

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

Winter Days of Play:





15TH Annual Ouray Ice Festival  (1/7-10)  

Online Registration for the 2010 Ice Festival Climbing Clinics begins Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 9 a.m. MST.   Live auctions, lectures, and more.  Info:


Chicks with Picks "Complete Chicks"  (1/24-28) -


Full Moon Cross Country Ski & Soak (1/29)

If interested, meet at City Hall 7 p.m. to ski and then soak in the Ouray Hot Springs Pool 9-10pm.


2nd Annual Betty Ice Ball (1/30-2/1)




Mnt. Sneffels Spelling Bee  (2/2) – Special event that raises funds for educational projects throughout Ouray County. Info: or (970) 626-5726.


Winter Art Festival 2010 (2/12-14) – This unique event includes original arts and crafts by local artists.  Free admission.  For entry rules and registration form: or call Laurie at 970-325-0808


Cattleman's Banquet & Dance (2/14)

Annual event celebrating ranching lifestyle on the western slope.  Ouray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway, CO. 



Full Moon Cross Country Ski & Soak (2/27)

If interested, meet at City Hall 7 p.m. to ski and then soak in the Ouray Hot Springs Pool 9-10pm.



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