Hardened competitors celebrate mining heritage

Photo by William Woody—Ouray resident Jesse Pattridge bores a hole in solid Gunnison blue granite on Saturday during the fourth annual Highgrader’s Holidays in Ouray. Pattridge and other entrants, most of them hard-rock miners, competed to see who could bore a 3-foot hole the fastest. Competition continues today, with the main event at 3 p.m.: double jacking, in which two-man teams try to drive a steel bar into granite.



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Photo by William Woody—Ouray resident Jesse Pattridge bores a hole in solid Gunnison blue granite on Saturday during the fourth annual Highgrader’s Holidays in Ouray. Pattridge and other entrants, most of them hard-rock miners, competed to see who could bore a 3-foot hole the fastest. Competition continues today, with the main event at 3 p.m.: double jacking, in which two-man teams try to drive a steel bar into granite.

OURAY — The mining of gold, silver, lead and copper transformed the small town of Ouray into one of the richest places on Earth a century ago. On Saturday, the town’s mining…




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