Friday, January 1, 2010

Who is open on New Years Day & Chamber Chat

IN THIS ISSUE: … Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!! From your friends at the Visitors Center! Jennifer, Vivian, Virginia, Mary and Cindy!


Who is open New Years Day?

New year's Eve Parties

Ice Skating Park to open this SAT! Stop by for the party!

Ice Fest

Second Chance Humane Society Wine and Whiskers Fashion Cabaret Sign Up

Chicks with Picks and the new Quickie 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  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


This list only contains information from members that contacted the chamber.



Bon Ton and Buen-

Outlaw Restaurant Closed New Years Day.

O'Briens Pub- Closed New Years Day.

Tundra Restaurant-  New Years Day TBA,



Hot Springs Pool- New Years Day-Open 12-9



Ago Gallery of Fine Art with Custom Framing and San Juan Pottery January

Hours will be as following.  Closed January 1, 8th and 27-30th.  Will be

open Wed.- Sat. from 11:00a.m. to 4:p.m. unless road conditions are bad.

Blue Pear will be Closed Christmas New Years Day.

Duckets Market-
 New Years Eve until 4pm and closed New Years Day

Drifters Gift Shop  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 New Years Day.

Ivory's Trading Co.- Open New Years Day  10 am to 4 pm.

Khristopher's Culinaire- Open New Years Day,

Mountain Fever- will be OPEN New Years Day 10AM-5PM

North Moon- New Years Day 10am to 2 0r 3 pm

Ouray Moutain Sports New years Day 9-6

Ouray V&S Variety  10-5 New Year's Day

Wildflower Boutique  Open New Year's Day 10:00 – 5:00


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!


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







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:


January 10th - Second Chance Humane Society Wine and Whiskers Fashion Cabaret Sign Up!  We're looking for men and women 18 years or older to be part of the show and it promises to be a great time!  Sign up for the fashion show on January 10th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Ouray County 4H Event Center.  The 3rd annual Wine and Whiskers Carnival is on February 20th at the 4H Event Center in Ridgway; 6pm – 11pm.  Please contact Kelly Goodin at 626-2273 for more information or visit our webpage: 


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


SATURDAY, JAN 23:  CABIN FEVER NIGHT at the Ouray Elks Lodge.  6 PM beef stew dinner, 7:30 karaoke, games.  Get out of the cabin for a fun evening for all, open to the public.  Dinner $10 adults, $5 children 5 – 10, $25 for the whole family.  626-4239 for information.



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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