regional news

Food pantry in midst of busiest time of year

Food pantry in midst of busiest time of year

Feeds about 55 Ouray County families each week in winterThe Ouray County Food Pantry is in the midst of its busiest time of year, serving 55 Thanksgiving meals, rationing out noodles, beans, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice and shampoo to the needy and making sure no county residents go hungry during the holidays. “I bet […]

12/18/14 | By | More
New hurdles for Gunnison sage-grouse

New hurdles for Gunnison sage-grouse

Political maneuvering could stymie conservation effortsThe United States Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened last month, but two recent political maneuvers could hinder the ability of the agency to enact further protections of the species, which exists exclusively in southwestern Colorado and a small portion of southeastern Utah. Last week, the […]

12/18/14 | By | More
Summit Quest

Summit Quest

Local mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill leads expedition to determine Southeast Asia’s highest peak After weeks of trudging along 150 miles of post-monsoon muddy trails, winding through steaming jungles on motorbike and on foot, Hilaree O’Neill was almost there. Nine days of demanding climbing up the jagged western slope of imposing peak Hkakabo Razi brought the Telluride […]

12/18/14 | By | More
Ouray WinterFest aimed at attracting visitors all season long

Ouray WinterFest aimed at attracting visitors all season long

Mountain towns host weeks-long holiday eventsColorado mountain towns can be feast or famine when it comes to the economic boost provided by visitors. Two San Juan mountain towns are capitalizing on their unique attributes — small, friendly, snowy — to try and bring visitors not just for the holidays, which can already be busy, but […]

12/10/14 | By | 88 More
All dried up?

All dried up?

The Southwest Basin Roundtable submitted its draft water plan to Gov. Hickenlooper on WednesdayOn a recent evening, the historic, single-room Placerville Schoolhouse was aglow in the dark as cars crunched over snow and gravel in the parking lot and a small stream of residents from across the entire San Miguel River Basin trickled into the […]

12/10/14 | By | 162 More
Building Habitat

Building Habitat

Last month, the governing boards of Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County and Habitat for Humanity of the Telluride Region unanimously decided to merge in a move designed to streamline resources and strengthen the organization, newly rebranded as Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans.

12/10/14 | By | More

arts & entertainment

The Adobe Inn

The Adobe Inn

251 Liddell Drive, RidgwayLet’s start with what Ridgway’s Adobe Inn is not. It is not: –Easy to find. –An example of high end or “modern Mexican” from the likes of chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, or boldly-spiced, Latin-influenced cuisine á la Food Network star Bobby Flay. No, The Adobe, tucked away down a […]

12/18/14 | By | More
Trombone prodigy Carly Meyers brings Yojimbo To Telluride

Trombone prodigy Carly Meyers brings Yojimbo To Telluride

Charismatic Meyers returns to Telluride with her own band Most likely named after the 1960s Akira Kurosawa film about a clever ronin that comes to a town divided by competing criminal gangs, Yojimbo is a band that conducts punk rock energy while dabbling with experimental pop-driven melodies. At least that is the simplest way of […]

12/18/14 | By | More
Cimarron Cafe

Cimarron Cafe

On the long drive home to Telluride from Montrose and need a quick bite? Ridgway’s Cimarron Café has got you covered. You’ve surely seen the sign, just before Ouray County’s only stoplight (if you reach the Shell station, you’ve gone too far). Behind the weathered wood exterior is a sleek café that turns out a […]

12/03/14 | By | 136 More
Amy Irvine McHarg Reads Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Arroyo

Amy Irvine McHarg Reads Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Arroyo

Her chosen theme for December is “Descent Narratives – Down the Rabbit Hole We Go.”

11/26/14 | By | 55 More

Montrose Rings in the Yuletide Cheer Nov. 28

Festivities include a reading of T’was the Night before Christmas, Christmas carolers, and complimentary hot cocoa and cider.

11/24/14 | By | More

ELEVATED | Art on Trout Road, Fielder, Snowden

Art on Trout Road and photographer John Fielder in Montrose, and a critically acclaimed documentary screens in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

11/20/14 | By | 77 More

sports

Full of Snow, Telluride’s Season Opens With a Bang on Nov. 27

Full of Snow, Telluride’s Season Opens With a Bang on Nov. 27

Telluride Ski Resort will be opening more terrain on the first day of ski season than in years past.

11/25/14 | By | 302 More
Ice Farmers Grow Cool Crop at Ouray Ice Park

Ice Farmers Grow Cool Crop at Ouray Ice Park

Today’s sophisticated, gravity-fed plumbing system uses more than 7,500 feet of pipe and 235 shower heads, spraying more than 270,000 gallons of water on the canyon walls on a typical winter night.

11/21/14 | By | 276 More
Naomi Major Brings Some Colorado-Style Hockey to the East Coast

Naomi Major Brings Some Colorado-Style Hockey to the East Coast

Telluride native Naomi Major’s hockey career began here, and although the game has taken her far from Colorado, she has not lost any love for Telluride.

11/19/14 | By | 158 More
Indoor Climbing Gym Opens for Season

Indoor Climbing Gym Opens for Season

The gym provides local climbers and aspiring climbers with the opportunity to work on their skills

11/19/14 | By | 65 More

SPORTS WATCH | For the Broncos, It All Starts With a Running Game

As the Broncos rushing attack goes, so goes Peyton Manning.

11/19/14 | By | More
Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

The film utilizes the latest in aerial filming technology.

11/13/14 | By | 168 More

business

Ross Reels manufactures their renowned fly fishing gear in Montrose

Ross Reels manufactures their renowned fly fishing gear in Montrose

Company uses local employees, rivers to make their reelsThey built the first mass-marketable fly reels back in 1973, and many of those first reels can still be found on America’s best rivers. Ross Reels is highly respected in the fly fishing industry for both its longevity and legendary quality, and the reels just so happen […]

12/18/14 | By | More
Expanded Terrain at Crested Butte Mt. Resort

Expanded Terrain at Crested Butte Mt. Resort

Teo 2 delivers a variety of terrain for advanced skiers and riders.

11/16/14 | By | 270 More

Telluride Alpine Bank’s Julia Prejs Promoted to Trust Officer

Prejs has nearly 10 years of experience in the many facets of wealth management.

11/16/14 | By | More

Condé Nast Traveler Recognizes the Fairmont Heritage Plaza, Franz Klammer Lodge

ore than 76,600 well-traveled Condé Nast Traveler readers cast ballots to rate the world’s most celebrated cities and islands, hotels and resorts, cruise ships and airlines.

11/14/14 | By | 59 More

Energy Fuels Sells Piñon Ridge License and Related Assets

Since the company owns and operates the 2,000 ton per day White Mesa Mill, it no longer needs to construct the 500 ton per day Piñon Ridge Project to meet current or planned production.

11/13/14 | By | 62 More

Alpine Bank Receives Colorado Environmental Leadership Award

Alpine Bank was recognized as a renewing Gold Leader, and the status applies for another three years.

11/13/14 | By | More

community

Mountain Confidential

Mountain Confidential

Letting the people speakTelluride Theatre’s artistic director, Sasha Sullivan, premieres her original holiday production, “Playing Santa” at the Sheridan Opera House this week. Here, the high-spirited actor-writer-director-stripper (she invented the raucous annual fundraiser, Burlesque) plays only herself. Childhood ambition: To be a unicorn. I really wanted to be a unicorn! [laughs] Failing that, the President […]

12/18/14 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Rhonda Muckerman

Mountain Confidential: Rhonda Muckerman

Rhonda Muckerman, director of the Telluride Choral Society, has a big weekend coming up: She will conduct more than 60 singers — 30 adults and over 30 children — in the choral society’s 21st annual holiday program, WinterSing. She grew up in New Jersey, attended college and graduate school in the Midwest, and had a […]

12/10/14 | By | More
Holiday train, winter wines

Holiday train, winter wines

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of The Polar Express, author Chris Van Allsburg’s enduring story of a young boy’s unexpected Christmas Eve journey on a locomotive train to the North Pole. Fun fact: Allsburg played on a steam engine, the Pere Marquette Railroad’s no. 1225, in Michigan as a child. He used the engine […]

12/10/14 | By | More
Mountain Confidential

Mountain Confidential

In a season of good cheer, Telluride Arts’ Programs Director Britt Markey appears the perfect example. Except for one thing: she’s ebullient year-round. Though she was raised in Albuquerque and Phoenix, “My great-grandfather worked as a miner in Telluride, and my grandfather was a miner in Rico,” she says. “Growing up, I spent my summers […]

12/03/14 | By | 93 More
San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

There is not a doubt that Gerstle’s shoes are going to be hard to fill, but he is confident his replacement has what it takes to continue in his footsteps successfully.

11/29/14 | By | 189 More

Telluride Fire Festival Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Organizers plan to feature multi-storied, fire-emitting “art cars” and burn barrels as well as other larger-than-life, animated and fiery art installations in public spaces.

11/27/14 | By | More

obituaries

Friends Gather to Say Farewell to Jonathan Yazzie

Friends Gather to Say Farewell to Jonathan Yazzie

The many friends of the 23-year-old vowed to use his death as a catalyst to bring change.

11/12/14 | By | 743 More
Young BASE Jumper ‘Lived Life to the Absolute Fullest’

Young BASE Jumper ‘Lived Life to the Absolute Fullest’

Beau Weiher made a big impression through his pursuit of BASE jumping off of iconic Ouray landmarks.

10/01/14 | By | 689 More
Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

Career military man found a home in Telluride’s outdoors and with its people.

09/24/14 | By | 289 More
Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.

09/10/14 | By | 767 More
Stephen Powell | Jan. 13, 1956-July 18, 2014

Stephen Powell | Jan. 13, 1956-July 18, 2014

He wrote a column called “Sound Advice” about the local music scene for the Telluride Times-Journal.

08/12/14 | By | 383 More
Carol Rinehart | Oct. 5, 1943 – July 5, 2014

Carol Rinehart | Oct. 5, 1943 – July 5, 2014

Loved for her bright, beautiful smile and bountiful heart, Carol Rinehart passed away on July 5, 2014, in her home at Deerhart Ranch, surrounded by family.

07/15/14 | By | 78 More