Ouray 365: What It Is Like to Live in Ouray All Year Round (Paperback)
As a tourist, while you were enjoying your vacation surroundings, have you ever wondered "What would it be like to live here?" What is it like to live in Ouray all year round? I am often asked that by tourists who marvel at their vacation experience and wonder about life in Ouray and this book answers that question. A book of monthly narratives reveals the social fabric develops from the many the environmental, civic, cultural and artistic threads that weave the experience of living in Ouray all year round. This underlying pattern of that tapestry represents the rhythm of Ouray, 365 days of the year as life goes on all year round. If you are an Ouray visitor, either a past or future one, perhaps my writing will give you new insight. Whether you ever visit Ouray or not, perhaps it will give you a dose of curiosity about the places you do visit. And perhaps, through my writing, you will become acquainted with a beautiful, small, mountain town in Colorado. But most of all, I hope that you gain some understanding of the anatomy and lifeblood of small towns and their operations all the days of the year, for their existence is a testament to the creativity and perseverance of the collective human spirit.
Margaret Henderson is a planning consultant and author, editor and photographer who is fascinated by cities, small and large and enjoys working with communities to shape their futures. "Among the many things I find fascinating is how communities form, develop and grow based on the human initiative and the structures established which form an invisible design template that result in the built and social environment we call "our town." These guidelines should reflect the desires and goals of the group such that the outcome is one that is pleasing and within the range of "acceptable" to the community. The interaction of communities, socially, economically or culturally, can be examined on a regional basis to improve function and sustainability." In her community and regional planning and consulting services she specializes in radiation issues. This work is inspired by a career that involved her in a full spectrum of nuclear issues that included serving as the Executive Director of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission as it commenced its operations. A graduate of the University of Texas with degrees of Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, she is a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. You may contact her through the website and comment on her blog: Life in Ouray - What is it like to live in Ouray all year round. http: //www.ouray.biz P.O. Box 590 Ouray, CO 81427