Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OCRA Chamber Chat August 25, 2010

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  • US 550 night closure- Closure of US 550 –Sunday - Thursday nights 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., from August 15 to mid-September- details below updated as of 08/19/2010
  • Cardboard Recycling For Businesses- info
  • Aug 28 is packed full of activities!
  • Son's of the Addicted will head line Grillin and Chillin!
  • Fall Fly Fishing Conditions
  • Business After Hours to begin soon!
  • Jeep Jamboree dates: Sept 18-20
  • Chief Ouray Gun Show- OCT 2 &3
  • Links to members
  • Updated OCRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS contact list- updated 08/13/2010
  • Feature:

    Seasonal Closures/Hours: Please send us your updates!


    The Ouray County Ranch History Museum will be open from 1-5 pm every     Sunday afternoon through Sept. 26, after which it will be closed for the winter.



    Box Canyon Lodge- open 365 days per year, Lobby hours 7:30am to 10:00pm



    Ouray Glass- open all winter, pretty much everyday

Rigs Fly Shop and Guide Service- fall hours 8-6 7 days a week thru labor day and   then - closed on Sundays.



For an updated CALENDER OF EVENTS,

please see



 8/19/2010: Last Friday ACC announced the beginning of full closures of US 550 at Bear Creek Bridge, Sunday – Thursday from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.   These closures are intermittent and depend greatly on the weather.   Going forward please look for a brief email alert if we intend to keep the road open on a previously scheduled closure night.  As noted below, US 550 will remain open now until Sunday night.

From Ouray you will be able to drive up until the amphitheatre. Any point beyond that will not be accessible, including the overlook, during these nightly closures. Please note, however, the full closure is only from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. The overlook, however, is closed full time until late October. If you wish to drive from Silverton to Ironton you will be able to make that drive during the road closure.

As for the shut down, it is a shutdown for the winter is of the project not the highway.

 Commuters and community members are encouraged to sign up for regular electronic updates by enrolling at
or calling the project hotline at 970-325-9892.  You may also visit the CDOT website at information on other CDOT projects statewide visit or call 511. Thank you for going Slow for the Cone Zone!

Cardboard Recycling For Businesses- info

Regarding the new cardboard dumpsters for businesses,
 it is located on Oak St/ River Road just past the City Shop
going north into the big fenced-in area.
It is open 7am to 3:30 pm Mon- Fri.

Fee arrangements have yet to be determined.

This is a CDC project. __________________________________________________________________

Aug 28-

Mnt. Sneffles Marathon

Grillin' Chillin' Brewfest

Highgraders Holiday

Vignettes of History

AND more!

See for more listings and for details.


Grillin Chill featuring: Local Bands! Son's of the Addicated, Ophir Goats and Last Bus.





Fall Fly Fishing conditions for SW Colorado

For any one thinking about fly fishing SW Colorado this Fall...  conditions are going to be exceptional! With the changing of the seasons, weather a little cooler and river flows a little lower, the trout are starting to bulk up for the coming winter - its "fish on" for the next 6 weeks!  There is no better time to fish the region for quality Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout. So time to grab your gear and head to Ridgway for a remarkable Guided Fly Fishing Adventure. 



BAH to begin soon! Sign up now to be a host! Jan, Feb, March and April are still available.


Jeep Jamboree dates: Sept 18-20- 22nd Annual – expect the jeeps and their drivers to visit us then.



Chief Ouray Gun Show to be hosted Oct 2 & 3 at the 4 H Center in Ridgway, Colorado.

Admission is $5 or $8 for a two day pass. 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Event is open Sat. Oct. 2 9am- 5pm and Sun. Oct. 3 9am -3pm. Food available during he show. Enjoy the fall Colorado and the gun show in one trip! For more details please contact- 4H Director: Rod Hodge 970.325.9908



Seasonal changes: Closures and change of hours:



Four Corners Cafe at Chipeta Sun Lodge in Ridgway
will be closing for the season on Monday Sept 6, Labor Day


San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours will operate until Nov. 1.



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