Ouray KOA in the News

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Ouray KOA in the News

Post by rstep » Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 pm

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Re: Ouray KOA in the News

Post by will e » Fri May 22, 2020 6:41 pm

Well, that is interesting. Imagine taking ownership of a place like the KOA in January and then being told shortly after that you have to shutdown.

These are weird times. Ouray relies so much on tourism I can't imagine the impact this is having on them.
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Re: Ouray KOA in the News

Post by bigun » Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 am

Since most people stay in either a tent or an RV at the KOA complaints sound like pure jealousy to me


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Re: Ouray KOA in the News

Post by will e » Sat May 23, 2020 7:58 am

I was thinking the same thing about risk at the KOA. The showers are probably the biggest risk but the CDC just said picking it up from surfaces is a lot less likely than they thought. Some squirt bottles with bleach and sandals in the shower would probably eliminate most of the risk (Assuming someone before you actually had the virus)

I understand Ouray wanting to be careful. But I also think of businesses like Maggies Kitchen, they only have any real business part of the year. They appear to be open but no dine in. I looked them up and someone posted a review yesterday showing themselves eating from togo containers on the patio.

The place next door, Mr. Grumpy Pants shows as 'permanently closed' in a BING search. He only served beer (often to the folks eating at maggies, which did not serve beer). All of it was local and made in small batches. Each year it was different. The last review was in February of this year. I hope it's not true. And I hope the owner is doing okay.

If the Invasion happens this year I will make a real attempt to eat in town more often. Like most everyone I do a lot of my own meal preparations but my heart goes out to the small businesses unfairly impacted by this situation.
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Re: Ouray KOA in the News

Post by Stuka » Sat May 23, 2020 4:38 pm

As somebody that lives in a smaller community, the biggest risk to them being open is drawing in people from outside the area that may bring the virus with them.

Where I am, the local authorities don't really care if locals are out and about. However, we get large influxes of people from the bay area. My county has only had three positive cases. The bay area has had almost 20,000. So even if they stay in a tent, they may visit restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

I certainly don't want small mom and pop shops to suffer unduly. There are some hear that I really enjoy. But I also don't want thousands of visitors coming up here. Its a careful balance to be sure.
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Re: Ouray KOA in the News

Post by REDONE » Sat May 23, 2020 6:25 pm

Here's the flip side Stuka, those of us in the suburbs and cities can't go to the boonies for fresh air and a little bit of space. However, all those that live in the boonies are free and clear to cruise down to the city to stock up on toilet paper and Twix bars. That's why I call BS on the "don't bring your germs here" argument.
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Re: Ouray KOA in the News

Post by fulsizjeep » Mon May 25, 2020 6:56 am

Consider me unhappy that KOA bent the rules. That's all I got.
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