June Update

The Ridgway Farmers Market got into full swing in June with vendors all the way from Grand Junction, Montrose, and Paonia to Norwood, Telluride, and Ouray, bringing everything from locally grown produce and meats, to baked goods, eggs, cheeses, jewelry, pottery, and paintings. The market first started in 2000 when several Ridgway residents thought the town would be an ideal  regional location for area folks to take advantage of fresh foods locally grown. Now hundreds of residents wander through the stalls of anywhere from 40-60 vendors every Friday from 10-3 in Ridgway's Hartwell Park.  To learn more checkout: Ridgway Farmers Market. June also marked the beginning of the summer regional evening outdoor concert series. Ouray, nine miles up river from Ridgway,  hosts the free live concerts every Thursday in June after which Ridgway takes over for July. In August the concerts move to Paonia in the North Fork Valley. Alpenglow members continued to fine tune the site plan and home designs while working with the Ridgway Town Council to realign Railroad St. on a part of Alpenglow's property. This will improve local traffic patterns for the benefit of local drivers, travelers coming into and passing through Ridgway, and future Alpenglow members.  The group is also exploring the possibility of 600 sq. ft. units in an effort to diversify options and cost. 

Christi Strickland