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Erin McIntyre, Ouray County Plaindealer

Ouray police officers turned down the coronavirus vaccine. Then almost the entire department fell ill.

Police officers and other responders were among the first people eligible in Ouray County to get the vaccine when it arrived at the end of December. Very few took the shot.


Daniel Wolf, rancher and visionary art collector, dies in Ridgway

Daniel Wolf, whose collections now are housed in such places as the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Denver Art Museum, was as at home on horseback at his Western Slope ranch as he was hobnobbing in New York.


The Colorado-grown Capitol Christmas Tree is a symbol of unity in a year of turmoil

Coloradans hope the Capitol Christmas tree will serve as antidote to pandemic, divisive election


People are effectively training bears to get into trouble, and Colorado wildlife officials are sick of it

From a new way of tracking incidents to more-assertive forms of hazing, frustrated CPW officers are trying to change bears’ behavior because humans are reluctant to change theirs


Original Thinkers festival mines for creativity in limestone quarry near Telluride

“Otherworldly” installation hosted by Deep Creek Experimental is the mortar for lofty ideas floated 7 miles away in Mountain Village


Parked: Ouray woman watches a mobile-home investment evaporate with her mother’s death

The single-wide unit had to be moved because of a provision in an amended lease. That made the investment a near-total loss.


Message scent: Douglas fir beetles detoured from Ouray forest by pheromone packets

Volunteers armed with staplers reach high to ward off tiny invaders who prefer the biggest, oldest, most beautiful Douglas firs in the forest