Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chamber Chat 01 27 2010-Betty Ball and Full Moon Soak

OCRA Chamber Chat:

January 27, 2009



Full Moon Ski and Soak

Slide Show w. Zoe Hart & Chicks Gear Auction

Betty Ice Ball Hosts the LAST BUS and Gear Garage Sale!

"A Children's Rainforest Odyssey"

Spelling Bee! Get your team together!

Art Classes at Ago Gallery

 "write your heart" with Weehawken and Beth Paulson

Business After Hours at  the VIC!

Winter Art Festival


AND MORE….. What to plan for the rest of winter and early spring?

Links to members




Feature and other notices: Ago Gallery will offer a 10% discount, (with a coupon from the chamber) on a complete custom frame that cost %100.00 or more. We will also give a 20% discount on all jewelry that has been hand crafted by Romagean.  This offer will run from now until February 19th. Store hours are 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Wed. through Sat. Art classes will being this February!


Certified Folder's Amazing Brochure Distribution BOGO SALE!  For a limited time, now till April 1, Certified Folder is offering to give Chamber members double the months contracted for  new advertiser, or for a new route with current  advertiser (Colorado routes only). For example, if you are a new advertiser with us, and  purchase 3 months in a given Colorado route, we will give you 3 more FREE Gratis. If purchasing  6 months you will receive an additional 6 month. If you are a current advertiser with CFDS we will offer the same discount to any new areas in Colorado you'd like to try. Certified offers unparalleled  brochure/magazine distribution in routes all over Colorado and throughout the Western US. To find out about our great rates and available routes contact Pam Dansby  at 209.8132.  To take advantage of this amazing offer, your contract period will not have to start before April, but you need to make the call and lock in your spot by then.


 January 29- Full Moon Cross Country Ski & Soak

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


Friday, January 29*- Betty Ice Ball Slide Show & Gear Auction! $5 entry at the Ouray Community Center. Cover charge includes beer! Guest Speaker Zoe Hart!


Jan 30- Feb. 1 2nd Annual Betty Ice Ball (1/30-2/1) – Live music by the LAST BUS!  Sell your gear at the Chicks Garage Sale on Jan. 30th at the annual Betty Ice Ball. 50% of proceeds go to Chicks to help them continue doing what they do!  Garage Sale 6pm, Music starts at 8- 10:30pm. $10 cover for the band  includes beer!


Sunday, January 31:
"A Children's Rainforest Odyssey" - The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild (OCPAG) and the Montrose Arts Council are pleased to announce an exclusive performance by the David Taylor Dance Theater. The David Taylor Dance Theatre will perform "A Children's Rainforest Odyssey" considered to be "a delight for children of all ages" on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Montrose Pavilion.




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


Feb 3:
Art Classes at Ago Gallery- Starting February 3rd Drawing and Painting classes will be offered by

Romagean at the Ago Gallery 445 Main ST Ouray.  She will teach how to show

distance in a painting or drawing with the use of color.  Cost will be

$30.00 per class, and will be from 1:00 to 3:00p.m. Please contact her at



February 6: "write your heart" on February 6th with Beth Paulson and Weehawken! for more information Also, don't' forget to check out ALL the classes Weehawken has to offer! Thanks Weehawken for contributing so much to Ouray!!


 Feb 10- Business After Hours- The Victorian Inn- 5:30-7:30, 50 Third Avenue,  325-7222 <>


Feb 12-14 Winter Art Festival 2010– 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


Feb 14-Cattleman's Banquet & Dance

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


 Feb 17- Business Round Table- Topic: Finical Resources. Meet in the San Juan Room at the Ouray Community Center.  8-9:30


SUNDAY, February 21 CABIN FEVER DAY.  Voyager Youth Program hosts CABIN FEVER DAY at Top of the Pines from 11 am-3M. 

Games, races and hot drinks.  Cross-country ski rentals available.  Join us for this FREE family event at beautiful TOP.  For more info:  Voyager 626-4279   


Feb 27-Full Moon Cross Country Ski & Soak

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




March  10- Business After Hours- Morning Song B&B 5:30-7:30, 316 6th Ave Ouray



April 7- Business After Hours- Ouray Family Medicine
1st Anniversary, 325-9900, 824 Main St. , <


May 12- Business After Hours-
 Blue Pear: 5:30 – 7:30, 450 Main St, Ouray , 325-0450, <>



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.



2010 OCRA Board of Directors



Contact information  


Karen Avery (2009-2011)


Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs


P.O. Box 439

Ouray, CO. 81427




Jill Schoenebaum (2008-2010)                 Vice President       

4 J+1+1 RV Park

W) 325-4418 

H) 325-4864

P.O. Box F

Ouray, CO. 81427




Nancy Wolkin (2009-2011)


Denim of Antiquity

Store: 325-4924

Cell: 596-1079

P.O. Box 1493

Ouray, CO. 81427




Clint Boots (2008-2010)


Citizens State Bank



P.O Box A

Ouray, CO. 81427


Rob Megna  (2010-2012)     

Backstreet Bagel                                

Cell: 530-575-1333

P.O. Box 1466

Ouray, CO. 81427



Alan Cook (2009-2011)

Timber Ridge Lodge, Mattherhorn

 Motel, Antlers Motel and

Hypoxia Crossfit


P.O. Box 285

Ouray, Co. 81427



Michelle Poirer (2009-2011)

Blue Pear

Shop: 325-9838

Cell: 252-256-4312

P.O. Box 128

Ouray, CO. 81427



Paul Choate (2010-2012)

Outlaw Restaurant



P.O. Box 1227,

Ouray,  Co. 81427


Ridgway Chamber Liaison



Scott Campbell (2010-2012)

Riverside Inn &Cabins

 & Jeep Rentals


P.O. Box 342

Ouray, CO. 81427



Jennifer Loshaw


(March 2008 present)

Cell- 946-0053

Office- 325-4746

Office: P.O. Box 145

Ouray, CO. 81427

Chamber Representative

 for any





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