Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chamber Chat 12 23 09 Who is open this Christmas Eve and Day?


OCRA Chamber Chat:

December 23, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: … Wow, what a magical season! Thank you all for your support and I hope you have enjoyed the many special events the season has brought.  Be well, shop till you drop, soak in the hot springs, save the left over's and join your friends out in our restaurants/ pubs and know you are all part of what makes Ouray so magical!!!!!!!!! Peace be yours.....  Jennifer Loshaw, OCRA Director



Who is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day?

Paper Heart- this weeks Movie Club Movie!


Christmas Dinner, Open Hours, etc.

New year's Eve Parties

Ice Fest

Chicks with Picks and the new Quick for climbers on the go!

Full Moon Ski and Soak

What to plan for the rest of winter!

Links to members


Feature and other notices:  Santa Delivers on Dec. 24 courtesy Ouray Elks.  To arrange a visit from Santa, call 325-0095 (Ouray Area), 626-5862 (Ridgway area) by December 22nd.  We still need Santas – call if you can help.

Share with the world – ice park in the news once again!!  Woo Hoo

America's wildest winter adventures

From ice climbing to backcountry skiing, these adrenaline-pumping sports are drawing increasing interest, as active vacationers sign up for novel travel opportunities



Christmas & Who is Open?:  (we are building this list as we speak!)



Bon Ton and Buen- Closed Christmas Day.

Outlaw Restaurant will be open for dinner on Christmas Day. Closed Christmas Eve and New Years Day.

O'Briens Pub- Open Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Hosting New Years party. Live music.

Tundra Restaurant- Christmas Day 12-5 buffet

New Years Dinner 8-midnight- live music, dinner and more.

Reservations highly recommended -6 pm seating , 9 pm seating, $75 includes champagne with dinner.

New Years Day TBA,



Hot Springs Pool- Christmas Eve- Open 12-6, Christmas Day- Open 4-9, New Years Eve- Open 12-6, New Years Day-Open 12-9


Blue Pear will be open 10-2 day before Christmas. Closed Christmas day and new years day.

Duckets Market-
Christmas eve until 4pm. Closed Christmas day.

            New Years Eve until 4pm and closed New Years Day

Drifters Gift Shop will be open on Christmas Eve Day from 11am to 4pm.

               Closed on Christmas Day and reopen on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

               Our final day will be Jan 2, 2010 and will reopen May 1st on regular hours.

               We will be open occasionally on Saturdays during the winter months.

High Country Leathers will be open 10 till 6 Christmas Eve and New Years Day.

Ivory's Trading Co.- Open Christmas Eve from 10 am to 4 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

            Open New Years Day  10 am to 4 pm.

Khristopher's Culinaire- Christmas Eve, 10:00-3:00pm, Christmas Day, Closed

               New Years Day, Closed

Mountain Fever- will be OPEN from 10AM-5PM on Christmas Eve; Closed Christmas Day

Open New Years Day 10AM-5PM

North Moon- Christmas Eve 10am to 2pm or maybe 3pm. Christmas Day closed

New Years Day 10am to 2 0r 3 pm

Ouray Moutain Sports Xmas Eve 9-3, Xmas day closed, New years Day 9-6

Ouray V&S Variety will be open 9-6 Christmas Eve

                                   12-4 Christmas Day

                                   10-5 New Year's Day

Wildflower Boutique on your list: Christmas Eve:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

               Christmas Day – closed


Saturday, Dec. 26:

Paper Heart

December 26th, 2009

Showtime: 7 p.m.

Doors: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Wright Opera House

Director: Nicholas Jasenovec

Runtime: 88 min.

Rating: PG-13|Parental Guide

Awards: Nom. Grand Jury Prize - Sundance 09 (more)

Categories: Romance-Drama-Comedy


Paper Heart" is the perfect after-Christmas movie, a lighthearted perspective on romance. This film was one of the best at Sundance this year. Bring your out of town guests for this DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, SATURDAY showing, one night only here in Ouray at the Wright.


Remember, this year's Movie Club profits are being donated to Friends of the Wright Opera House. Some come out and do the Wright thing! 


See you at the movies,





THURSDAY, DEC. 31Ouray Elks New Year's Eve Party., starting 6:00 PM.  Karaoke starts 7:30 PM, with finger food and drink specials.  Open to the public.  626-4239.


Beaumont Hotel New Years Party! Contact 325-7050 for more information.

OBriens Pub- You know it! Live music and a great time! Be there or be square!






Jan. 2:
2nd annual Flat Ice Festival at Rotary park.  Saturday Jan 2nd 11 am to late night.


Jan 7 -10: 15TH Annual Ouray Ice Festival  This years festival will be hosted by Timmy Oneill and we'll have a great Superhero party on Saturday night with prizes for the best costumes.  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:


Jan 15-17: The NEW Quickie! Jan 15-17- Chicks with picks weekend workshops. 4 to 1 ratio with their infamous Girly Guides!


Jan 24-28: Chicks with Picks "Complete Chicks"-


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.



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.


2009 OCRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Karen Avery (2009/11)  President                                                                                                      

Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs                                                                                                                             



Chris Bonatti (2007-2009) Vice President                                                                                   

The Outlaw Restaurant                                                                                                                                    

HM: 325-4366      


Nancy Wolkin (2009-2010)Treasurer

Denim of Antiquity

Store: 325-4924

Cell: 596-1079


Clint Boots (2008-2010)  Secretary

Citizens State Bank



Rob Megna  (2008-2009)                                                 

Backstreet Bagel

Cell: 530-575-1333



Bill Leo (2007-2009)

Ouray Mountain Sports



Jill Schoenebaum (2008-2010)                         

4 J+1+1 RV Park

w)325-4418  H) 325-4864


Michelle Poirer (2009-2011)

Blue Pear



Allen Cook

Timber Ridge and Matterhorn Lodges

Cross Fit



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