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Beat the Heat by Wading in the Water at the Ridgway RiverFest, June 25

As Colorado temperatures reach into the high 90s and beyond, everyone from toddlers to retirees can take refuge from the heat at the coolest place on the Western Slope this Saturday – the Ridgway RiverFest. Festival goers will be treated … Continue reading

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2016 Ridgway RiverFest sponsors needed

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP), the Ouray County nonprofit focused on protection and restoration of the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed, is seeking sponsors for the 9th annual Ridgway RiverFest “Celebrating our Watershed” to be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, … Continue reading

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Photos from the 2016 Winter Mining District Tour

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The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership partnered with the Ouray Historical Society to lead a snowshoe tour up to Yankee Girl Mine on Red Mountain in February 2016. Local historian and author Don Paulson was our knowledgeable guide. Here’s a selection of … Continue reading

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Guided Snowshoe & Nordic Ski Tour into Mining District Article in Ouray Plaindealer

Winter tour offers chance to glide back into history by Tori Sheets, tori@ouraynews.com Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and Ouray County Historical Society are partnering up to offer adventurous snowshoers and cross country skiers an opportunity to explore a few historical mines in the Red Mountain mining district on … Continue reading

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Winter Mining District Tour article in Montrose Mirror

GLIDE BACK INTO HISTORY: HISTORIAN LEADS RED MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT TOUR Special to the Mirror from the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership RED MOUNTAIN–More than 12 million dollars in silver ore was produced by the Yankee Girl Mine up Red Mountain Pass … Continue reading

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