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Ramping up outreach


Region 10 has added San Miguel County and Ouray County to its satellite office service area for the SBDC, a public-private partnership administered by the state and housed regionally at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison.

Taking the legislative reins for Connect for Health Colorado


Ellen Roberts represents Senate District 6 in Colorado’s General Assembly. The district encompasses Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan and San Miguel counties. Contact Sen. Roberts by phone at (303) 866-4884 or by email at ...

Marking the trail in the Ute Pass


The town of Colorado Springs held an eight-day summer carnival in 1911 ...
Buckskin Charlie, Chief of the Southern Utes, and Chipeta, widow of Ouray, were among the 75 or so Indians, that proceeded down the trail. Frances Heizer, of the founding families ...

The 2014 Ouray Ice Festival


Jacob Wells scales a frozen cliff in Ouray, Colorado, at the 19th annual Ouray Ice Festival on January 12, 2014. The festival draws thousands of climbers from around the world to this little mountain town. The nearby gorge features 200 ice routes on frozen ...

Family Road Trip


Drove from Colorado Springs and ended in Phoenix to see SF Giants Spring Training. Our first stop was Gunnison and Ouray, CO..one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. Train ride in Durango...
a must do. 4 Corners, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ...

Utes visited valley into early 1950s


The Daily Sentinel frequently reported on the visits of these Utes, as when it told of Chipeta’s final visit to Colorado in September 1923. Chipeta, the wife of the late Ute leader Ouray, was the most famous of the Utah Utes who regularly visited Colorado.

Colorado has third-highest voter turnout


In 2013, Colorado passed voting reforms that called for all mail-in ballots and same-day voter registration. Locally, San Miguel County’s November turnout rate of 50.97 percent was slightly below the state rate, but Ouray County’s turnout of 64.17 ...

Range Rover Adventures Great Divide Expedition - The Great Divide Ride


The whole Great Divide Expedition was run in multiple stages starting in Denver and going through the Colorado towns of Breckenridge, Aspen, Nathrop, Saguache, Ouray, and Silverton, and ending in Telluride. We only tagged along for the three days between ...

Suspect who allegedly cut baby from womb, Dynel Lane, held Colorado nurses' aide license


The woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman and cutting a baby from her womb holds an expired license as a nurses' aide in Colorado. The victim was found by police in a home on Green Place and Vivian Street in Longmont at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday.

Ice Climbing Festival Breathes Life Into Ouray, Colorado


Earlier this month, some of the world’s best ice climbers descended on the small mountain town of Ouray, Colo. to test their skills on rock and ice. Some have been coming to the annual Ouray Ice Festival since it began 20 years ago. Others have moved to ...

Ride through Ouray — Ouray, CO


Ride through Ouray - Ouray, CO Ouray, CO Drove through Ouray on Hwy 550. The courthouse used in the 1960s True Grit is in Ouray. Next trip we will stop and see the cour…

The Alpha


Cowboy with a Camera This image here is a capture of captive gray(timber) wolves in Parc Omega. It is amazing to watch these beautiful animals display their pack hierarchy. This image was captured du…

Signs of Spring on Main Street


Original Ore Tram Car From Sutton Mill at Bear Creeks Falls Circa 1926 Across Bear Creek Falls are the remains of Sutton Mill. It was built by Jim and Bill Slick in 1926 and had a 100-ton capacity. T…

Wildlife in Ouray


Wildlife in Ouray includes chipmunks (they will eat out of your hand at Box Canyon Park), marmots or “whistle pigs” (they look like large groundhogs), ptarmigan, squirrels, beaver, skunks, porcupines,…

FJ Summit


The countdown is on for the Ninth Annual FJ Summit! Registration opens on Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015, and fills rapidly so be sure to bookmark this site and check back often for official information, sc…

Greetings From Ouray, Colorado!


Ouray is the prettiest mountain town in Colorado. In climate, in appearance, and in the lifestyle that it affords, there is no doubt that Ouray has it’s own commanding virtues.

mylovelybride:Night lights in Ouray, Colorado.


mylovelybride: Night lights in Ouray, Colorado.

Jen Olson ice climbing Fractured Fairy Tales M5 in Ouray,...


Jen Olson ice climbing Fractured Fairy Tales M5 in Ouray, CO. Submitted by Gabe Rogel Instagram @Gabe_Rogel www.rogelmedia.com

Storm Boosts Colorado Snowpack, Especially In Southwest


DENVER (AP/CBS4) – More than 4 feet of new snow in the mountains has helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, especially in the state’s southwestern corner. The snowpack in the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas a…

Forecasters Issue Blizzard Warning In Southern Colorado


DENVER (AP) – Weather forecasters in Colorado have issued blizzard and avalanche warnings as Pacific moisture continued to bring snow and strong winds to the Continental Divide on Sunday. The storm is…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR OURAY

Campaign in OURAY COLORADO: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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Domestic violence in OURAY COLORADO

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in OURAY COLORADO ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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