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Culinary Experiences at Eatery 66 in Ridgway, Colorado
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State grants fund winter tourism and creative corridor marketing

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce and its partners were awarded marketing grants totaling $35,000 from the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) over the last month. One grant for $10,000 will fund a Ouray County Off-Peak Season Marketing Campaign, implemented in collaboration with the Ouray Tourism Office, while the other will fund marketing of the Colorado Creative Corridor by Ridgway and four other towns along a travel route featuring state-certified Creative Districts.

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2019 RACC Youth Apprentice Zach Sauers working for RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service, Ridgway, Colo.
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Support 2020 Youth Apprenticeships at the Ridgway Chamber Open

In a world of oversaturation of media and electronic devices, it’s refreshing to see youth within our community reach out and get involved in apprenticeships that foster hard work and connections with traditional hands-on skills.

In that one sentence, RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service Co-owner Tim Patterson captured the sentiments of many employers and parents. It’s common to see young, unengaged employees, heads in their smartphones at jobs that are just a way to get a little extra spending money. More familiar yet are the jobless teenagers, either uninterested or unable to find employment due to limited job availability in small, rural towns.

Patterson was commenting on his experience as a mentor in the inaugural summer of the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce Youth Apprenticeship Program, funded by the 2018 Ridgway Chamber Open. This year’s golf tournament is coming up on Saturday, September 14 at the Divide Ranch & Club, and will raise money for the summer 2020 apprenticeships.

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Photo platform at redesigned Heritage Park

Ridgway Visitor Center and Heritage Park to be revamped

The Town of Ridgway and the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) released a Strategic Master Plan for Ridgway Visitor Center and Heritage Park on Friday, June 14. The plan includes two options for the southwest corner of the intersection of Highways 550 and 62, a site at the entrance to the town currently occupied by the Ridgway Visitor Center and Ridgway Railroad Museum. The property is known as Heritage Park.

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2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students

2019 Career Experience Fair For Ridgway Businesses And Students

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE & TIME OF THE FAIR.

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Ridgway Secondary School is hosting a Career Experience Fair to connect middle and high school students to nonprofit volunteer opportunities and to introduce high school students to part-time work opportunities in our community.

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Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Ridgway Old West Fest Plans Take Shape

Plans are well underway for the first Ridgway Old West Fest to be held October 11-13, 2019 in Ridgway, Colorado.  The festival, which will become an annual event, is intended to highlight the town's film, ranching and railroad heritage and to celebrate all things Western.

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Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Spring 2019 Youth Volunteer Fair

Volunteer and community service are often requirements for scholarships, college entrance and other goals of students. In fact, National Honor Society members are required to volunteer 10 hours per semester. However, it can be difficult or confusing for youth to know which nonprofits need volunteers and how and when to volunteer.

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Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Come Out & See What's Happening on Ridgway First Fridays

Deals, Demos, Art, Treats, Fun & Frolic!
Fridays: July 6, August 3, September 7
5 – 9 p.m.

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Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
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Adventure, night life and all around easy living await you in Ridgway Colorado, gateway to the San Juan Mountains.

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