Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chamber Chat 03 03 2010


OCRA Chamber Chat

March 3, 2010



Note:  2010 Census jobs are here! Temporary spring jobs!  In Ouray County, wages start at $14/hour plus 50 cents/mile. You'll be paid for training and work flexible hours in your local area.  The required skills test can be taken in Ridgway or Ouray.  To make an appointment for testing, or to get more information, call 1-866-861-2010 or visit .


Testing in Ouray:

Every Thursday (2/25 thru 3/25) at 1:30 PM at the Ouray County Courthouse, 541 4th St.


Testing in Ridgway:

Every Monday (3/1 thru 3/29) at 6:30 PM at the County Land Use Bldg., 111 Mall Rd.

Every Thursday (3/4 thru 3/25) at 10:00 AM at the County Land Use bldg., 111 Mall Rd.



Fly Tying Class- Don't miss this FREE lesson before they're all tied up!


Fused Glass Workshop.

Business After Hours- Morning Song B&B

"Ouray County's Got Talent"

StoneCircle Celtic Band

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

Links to members

Public Restroom locations


Feature and other notices:

OURAY COUNTY CHORUS, under the direction of Andre Wilkins.  Rehearsals TUESDAYS, 7– 8:30pm at Ridgway's Church of the San Juans.  Spring theme: land, environment and Americana; concert May 14thAll singers welcome.  For Information – call Jim 626-4239.


March 6- Free Fly Tying Class- Rigs Fly Shop- Topic: Tying a better parachute Dry Fly.  With guide and commercial fly tier Matt McCannel. 3:00pm- 5pm


Sat. March 6 -  CHILI COOKOFF at Ouray Elks lodge.  Open to the public, 7 regular classes, 3 commercial classes, no entry fee.  Sample the area's best dishes, judging by the public, $10 adults, $5 ages 5 – 10, $25 family.  Bring entries 4:30, dinner at 5:30, Karaoke after.  626-4239 for more information.


Sat. March 6th - Fused Glass Workshop. 2-4pm  $30 to make a piece of Jewelry or a hair clip.  $50 for a small dish or trivet. Call to reserve a spot, $10 deposit required.  Presented by the Painted Marmot.


March 10- Business After Hours-
Morning Song B&B
  Come, take a tour and socialize!  5:30-7:30, 316 6th Ave Ouray



March 13 – "Ouray County's Got Talent!"  - Ouray Community Center7-9pm  Rehearsal dates
are 3/5 & 3/6  Info: or call her at 970-799-0117.  Fundraiser for WISE Scholarships


Sunday, March 14 - Yvonne and Mark's featured guest performance at Backstreet's open mic, Sunday, March 14, 2010.  Open mic starts at 3:00 PM; Yvonne and Mark are on from 5pm to 6pm


March  20 - Free Fly Tying Class- Rigs Fly Shop- Topic Tying a better parachute Dry Fly.  With guide and commercial fly tier Matt McCannel. 3:00pm- 4:30 pm FREE fly tying class at our shop in Ridgway.  Equipment will be provided.  People can call RIGS for more details.


March 20 - Stone Circle - Celtic Music – 8:00-9:30 pm. Wright Opera House.  Tickets: $15  This is a benefit for Friends of the Wright.


March 20 - Sculpey Clay Cane Egg. 11-12:30 ages 4-12 make a sculpey clay cane egg.  Learn to make clay canes that are sliced to cover an item or make jewelry.  These are patterned rolls of clay that can be flowers, spirals, leaf etc.  We will make two canes and cover a blown out egg with your own unique patterns to make a one of a kind Easter egg. Cost $13.00 Call to reserve a spot 325-7232. Presented by the Painted Marmot.


April 7-
Business After Hours-

Ouray Family Medicine  1st Anniversary.  Come visit and get to know us.  5:30-7:30, 325-9900, 824 Main St.


April 17 – Trace Bundy, GuitaristWright Opera House, sponsored by Ouray County Performing Arts Guild Concert


April 25 – Montrose Community Band Spring Concert3pm.  Benefit concert for Friends of the Wright Opera House


May 7 – Valley Youth Orchestra ConcertWright Opera House.


May 7-9 – Varooms and Balloons FestivalRidgway, various locations


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


May 14-16 – "The Golden Ticket" (Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) Weehawken Dance Program, Wright Opera House




August 7th-8th, 2010: 26th ANNUAL RIDGWAY ARTS & CRAFTS RENDEZVOUS - Don't miss the 2010 Ridgway Arts & Crafts Rendezvous, Ridgway Town Park

Ridgway is located at the junction of Highways 550 and 62, in SW Colorado, Gateway to the San Juan Mountains.

Montrose, Ouray and Telluride are just a few miles from Ridgway. We are an important town on the San Juan Scenic Highway, the most beautiful and popular tourist route in Colorado. We offer artists and patrons a well organized, quality show. We are known for one of the most picturesque locations for booth set-up and for shoppers in our spacious town park and for successful sales for our vendors. The Rendezvous is a juried show with a commitment to quality. We market our show extensively in the region and the state and many patrons plan to attend the show a year ahead of time.

The organizers offer live musical entertainment all day both days of the show and several attractions are geared specifically to children. The event is fun for

the whole family and there is no admission charge. Our show is based on ALTITUDE (Ridgway is 6,987 ft in elevation with cool, clean air) and

ATTITUDE (we treat our vendors and patrons right!). We hope to see you this summer.  If you are a vendor and would like to apply for booth space, please call (970) 318-0150 or visit for an entry form.

Ride The Rockies (RTR) to Celebrate 25 yrs with an overnight stay in Ouray on JUNE 15, 2010! RTR
is one of Colorado's premier cycling events. Join 2,000 cyclists and embark on a fully supported, seven-day trek through some of the state's finest mountain communities.  The 25th anniversary tour will include seven impressive climbs and fun at every turn. Lottery applications will be accepted beginning February 7th.  All riders accepted will have their room reservations booked by Alpine Cyclists Connection based out of Ridgway. RTR will offer one large scholarship to a local non-profit! Details coming soon!   The Denver Post, 101 W. Colfax, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 954-6700   

For more information:


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.


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