regional news

Methane mystery

Methane mystery

Top scientists probe regional methane hotspot with global implicationsBy Stephen Elliott  Staff Reporter The Four Corners region is home to the largest methane hotspot in the U.S., with a level of greenhouse gasses so anomalous that some of the top environmental scientists in the country are coming to this region to try to figure out […]

Gardener thankful for botanical abundance

Gardener thankful for botanical abundance

North Log Hill Mesa greenhouse produces plethora of plantsNestled among piñon pine trees, junipers and sagebrush in the dry landscape of north Log Hill Mesa, Gratitude Gardens & Greenhouse is an oasis of rich botanic diversity and a treasure trove of edible plants. Gardener Heidi Comstock has expertly and lovingly nurtured the growing bubble of […]

04/16/15 | By | More
Helping the body heal itself

Helping the body heal itself

Claudia Keyworth uses homeopathic therapies, cutting-edge technologyClaudia Keyworth truly has faith in the power of natural medicine. She and husband Jon Keyworth, owners of Natural Medicine of Montrose, are devoted to supporting natural ways of healing the body through homeopathic supplements, auricular therapies, cold laser therapy and cutting edge technologies which reveal true sickness within […]

04/16/15 | By | More
Second coming of proposed gravel pit raises concerns

Second coming of proposed gravel pit raises concerns

Ranching family wants stable income, community fears noise and blightA proposed gravel pit near Montrose has risen from the dead two years after the Montrose Board of County Commissioners squashed the plan, this time in a refined form that proponents hope will increase the odds the second iteration receives approval. The proposal is pitting residents […]

04/16/15 | By | 126 More
An online alternative to traditional classroom learning

An online alternative to traditional classroom learning

Explosive growth seen at Montrose’s Peak Virtual Academy Editor’s Note: This is the third of three articles spotlighting alternative education in Montrose. Above the door of a shingled meetinghouse in Montrose, a sign reads “Peak Virtual Academy: Reach for the Peak.” Peak Virtual Academy is a K-12 “blended learning” institution where students take many of […]

04/09/15 | By | More
Forest Service conveyance would assist mine cleanup

Forest Service conveyance would assist mine cleanup

Public comments on land proposal due April 25The San Juan Mountains are dotted with scars from the peak mining era, from dilapidated structures that once housed workers to tailings that sweep down mountainsides or stand in large stagnant piles. The environmental impacts of those scars sometimes took years to realize — and they will take […]

04/09/15 | By | More

arts & entertainment

Brown Dog Pizza

Brown Dog Pizza

110 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 · (970) 728-8046Brown Dog Pizza is to Telluride what the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is to the town’s summer festival season. It’s an absolute staple. It’s “square one” in its respective field. From second homeowners to the ski bums, virtually everyone in Telluride has been there on a number […]

04/09/15 | By | 87 More
Land & Ocean Restaurant

Land & Ocean Restaurant

185 Sherman Street (Riverview Plaza), RidgwayWe are a landlocked lot here on the Western Slope, but no need to feel a sea breeze is far away. Not at Land & Ocean Restaurant in Ridgway, where fresh tropical juice blends — papaya, mango, tamarindo and pineapple, to name just a few — a splendid ceviche and […]

04/02/15 | By | 95 More
True Grit Café

True Grit Café

123 North Lena Street, RidgwayThe True Grit is one of Ridgway’s most reliable watering-holes (along with Trail Town Still for artisan spirits, and the Colorado Boy for artisan beer). There’s not much of artisan anything at the True Grit; artifact would be more like it. The café’s a paean to the movie of the same […]

03/26/15 | By | 142 More
Telluride Olive Oil Company

Telluride Olive Oil Company

398 W. Colorado Ave.Whither the good olive oils today? Ever since Tom Mueller’s 2007 groundbreaking New Yorker essay entitled “Slippery Business,” which chronicled the sad, even fraudulent, state of this most sublime cooking ingredient and condiment, that has been the question. Mueller followed up his essay with a 2011 book, “Extra Virginity: The Sublime and […]

03/19/15 | By | 185 More
The Local

The Local

336 Main St. #102, Grand Junction Breakfast in a bar. “It’s a cheeky place,” my partner observed. And indeed it was. There, directly in front of a counter bearing glistening bottles of Stolichnaya, Tanqueray and Cuervo — bottles that had, only very recently, been capped and put away for the night — were the morning […]

03/12/15 | By | 88 More
Colorado Boy Pizzeria

Colorado Boy Pizzeria

320 E. Main St., Montrose Yes, I know the restaurant’s title. I still arrived in downtown Montrose last week looking forward to Colorado Boy Pizzeria’s sausage lasagna — the one people like on Yelp. It wasn’t there. So thoroughly has the restaurant pruned its menu over the past year that there is no lasagna anymore; […]

03/05/15 | By | 198 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 | 423 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 | 370 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 | 255 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 | 178 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 | 77 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 | 256 More

business

Powder skiing in the caldera

Powder skiing in the caldera

Ouray tour operator offers access to backcountry  Untracked, knee-deep powder. Skiers travel thousands of miles and spend just as much money for the chance to sink into a few feet of soft, undisturbed snow. In recent winter weeks, when snow has been in relatively short supply and temperatures have hovered in the 50s even at […]

02/20/15 | By | 182 More
Happy hogs, chickens and cows

Happy hogs, chickens and cows

Fresh products from free-range animalsFarmer George Burkhardt knows that a happy animal makes a good product. Burkhardt, the founder of Happy Hog Farms with his partner Sylva Hamilton, believe that the natural raising of animals creates not only a healthier product but also makes it tastier. They both say their customers will all attest to […]

02/06/15 | By | 140 More
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 | 184 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 | 393 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 | 132 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 | 150 More

community

Mountain Confidential: Kierstin Bridger

Mountain Confidential: Kierstin Bridger

Letting the people speakKierstin Bridger, past winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, is a writer, teacher, co-founder of the Open Bard Poetry Series and “Editor in Sheaf” of Alley Poems, both in Ridgway. Here she is on coming “full circle” as a scribe, life as a resident of two mountain towns, and her passion […]

04/16/15 | By | 108 More
Mountain Confidential: Brenda Miller

Mountain Confidential: Brenda Miller

Letting the people speakBrenda Miller is a state-licensed rehabilitator at Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue in Olathe. Here she is on how she got involved with wildlife, what wild animals want most and what she wants most. What do you do besides wildlife rehab, if anything? Wildlife rehab keeps me very busy — I can never […]

04/09/15 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Ashley Boling

Mountain Confidential: Ashley Boling

Letting the people speakAshley Boling is a Telluride thespian, historian and Mountainfilm on Tour emcee. Here he is on Shakespeare, his life’s great joy and one aggravation. I am in Telluride because…I drove here by car in July of 1990 from Alexandria, Virginia to visit two college friends who were spending the summer in Telluride. […]

04/02/15 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Mountain Confidential: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Letting the people speakRosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville is a poet and essayist, a teacher, and a singer in the seven-woman a capella group Heartbeat, which performs the evening of March 31 at the Ah Haa School. Here she is on the power of being and non-being, her Diet Pepsi secret and the gift of […]

03/19/15 | By | 230 More
Mountain Confidential: Michael McCullough

Mountain Confidential: Michael McCullough

Letting the people speakMichael McCullough is a Ridgway sculptor who has been integral to the town’s designation as a Creative District. Here he is on his magnum opus, the most interesting person he knows and a certain fire truck. What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be an actor and a singer. My first artistic training […]

03/05/15 | By | 290 More
Mountain Confidential: Danika Gilbert

Mountain Confidential: Danika Gilbert

Letting the people speakDanika Gilbert is a Ridgway grant writer and climbing guide. Here she is on her life’s great theme, the enduring appeal of tundra plants and dreams coming true. What was your childhood ambition? I always wanted to be outdoors and was interested in science; being a biologist or a research scientist is what […]

02/27/15 | By | 139 More

obituaries

Hayden Scot Heinold

Hayden Scot Heinold

Oct. 27, 1994 — March 21, 2015Hayden Scot Heinold was born Oct. 27, 1994 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to his parents Melinda and Levi Heinold. Hayden was a happy baby and left this world as a happy man on March 21, 2015. Hayden started his life adventure wrapped snuggly against his mother’s chest while riding […]

04/09/15 | By | 117 More
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 | 1,127 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 | 884 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 | 395 More
Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.

09/10/14 | By | 1,015 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 | 502 More