regional news

Drill, maybe, drill

Drill, maybe, drill

Environmentalists and proponents of oil and gas extraction look for middle ground.Western settlers first came to southwestern Colorado to dig deep into mountainsides looking for precious metals. Gold and silver mining served as the economic impetus for the rapid growth and sustainability of communities like Ouray and Telluride, where mining has — for the most […]

01/29/15 | By | 60 More
Middle school student dies in ski accident

Middle school student dies in ski accident

School honors eighth graderAn eighth grader from Olathe Middle High School died Friday, Jan. 23 during a school ski trip at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Thirteen-year-old Luis Olide was in an accident around 2 p.m. on Lower Treasury, an intermediate trail, and was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to a […]

01/29/15 | By | 84 More
When the inner wolf comes out

When the inner wolf comes out

Dogs have killed or injured elk in incidents across Colorado this winterDomestic dogs who are allowed to roam off-leash or wander when their owners are at work have killed three elk and harmed dozens more in Southwestern Colorado so far this winter, state wildlife officials said. In one incident near Crestone in the San Luis […]

01/29/15 | By | More
The Guide Garage Alpine Touring Center:

The Guide Garage Alpine Touring Center:

“Putting the Euro in Ouray” I’ve long thought that San Juan ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers proved true the adage about how difficult it is to herd cats: it’s impossible, because they drift in opposing directions, and everything they do is secretive. Backcountry skiers are the same way. You see evidence of this all the […]

01/29/15 | By | 230 More
Police investigating Jan. 16 shooting

Police investigating Jan. 16 shooting

Few details about two assailants in trailer park attackAs of Wednesday morning, the Montrose Police Department was still investigating a Jan. 16 shooting at the Mountain Home Park trailer park on Highway 50 east of town. Nobody was injured in the shooting, but police continue to search for two suspects, according to Commander Gene Lillard. […]

01/22/15 | By | 123 More
What a load of rubbish

What a load of rubbish

County passes junk ordinance to get rid of residential nuisancesOne particular property in the Aspen Cove subdivision just outside Montrose city limits in Montrose County was the impetus for a new rubbish and junk ordinance passed by the Board of County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday morning. “We’re well aware that over the years there […]

01/22/15 | By | 73 More

arts & entertainment

Taco del Gnar

Taco del Gnar

630 Sherman Street (Highway 62), RidgwayDon’t go looking for “tacos” at Taco del Gnar, the taco-place-in-name-only in Ridgway. Chef Curtis Blanton calls his intense, sublime creations “progressive” tacos. In truth, these are tasty packages of textures and flavors – scintillating Mediterranean, or Asian, or (yes, even) Southwestern mouthfuls. But tacos they ain’t. Here, the tortilla […]

01/29/15 | By | 155 More
Telluride Food Tours

Telluride Food Tours

“We hope you aren’t hungry at the end of one of these,” said Jessica Duggan, the host of Telluride Food Tours. We were on our way from our second stop of the afternoon — the boite on West Pacific Avenue known as there… — to our third: Smugglers Brewpub. There was certainly a lot of […]

01/22/15 | By | 145 More
The Camp Robber

The Camp Robber

1515 Ogden Road, MontroseA Camp Robber, as many who live around here probably know, is not a masked intruder who infiltrates a KOA site, but a social, impertinent relative of the jay family known for diving picnic tables and stealing food. The intelligent birds are favorites of Bill and Kim Volk, who named their Montrose […]

01/19/15 | By | 58 More
O’Brien’s Pub and Grill

O’Brien’s Pub and Grill

726 Main Street, OuraySlainte. The word is Irish Gaelic, meaning health. In a bar, Slainte means “cheers.” Doesn’t it seem a lot like “slake”? That is what you should visit O’Brien’s to do. The bummer is that there is no actual O’Brien associated with this bar and pub, a Ouray fixture since 2007. The founders […]

01/09/15 | By | 89 More
Buen Tiempo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Buen Tiempo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

515 Main Street, OurayIf you are in need of soothing sustenance following a climb at Ouray Ice Park – perhaps in the form of a plate of enchiladas, a burrito grande or a piping-hot bowl of green chile stew – Buen Tiempo has your back. And if you desire something warming to help build courage […]

01/02/15 | By | 155 More
Bin 707 Foodbar

Bin 707 Foodbar

225 N. 5th St. (Alpine Bank Building), Grand JunctionIf we told you there was a place in Grand Junction that was more urban bistro than small-town restaurant, would you go? Not that there is anything wrong with small town restaurants, and Grand Junction has some very good ones: Il Bistro Italiano, W. W. Pepper’s for […]

12/26/14 | By | 217 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 | 348 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 | 300 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 | 187 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 | 95 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 | 183 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 | 105 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 | 299 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 | 67 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 | 83 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 | 83 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: Erin Stadelman

Mountain Confidential: Erin Stadelman

Letting the people speakErin Stadelman is president of the Ouray County Cattlemen’s Association, which holds its annual Cattlemen’s Banquet Feb. 14, and the Ouray County Rodeo Association. Here she is on cowboys, ranching and living the dream. Childhood Ambition: When I was in kindergarten, I got an assignment that asked, “What do you want to […]

01/29/15 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Michelle Dally, D.V.M.

Mountain Confidential: Michelle Dally, D.V.M.

Letting the people speakMichelle Dally is a travelling veterinarian who makes house calls in Telluride, Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose. Here she is on life before vet school, her pet “pet” and fanaticism Childhood Ambition: To be a bestselling author. Why did you decide to become a vet? What did you do before? I got a […]

01/22/15 | By | 266 More
Mountain Confidential: Jim Nowak

Mountain Confidential: Jim Nowak

Letting the people speakAlpinist and outdoor gear company Marmot Ambassador Jim Nowak is President and Co-Founder of Ridgway’s dZi Foundation, which partners with remote Himalayan communities in India and Nepal to build schools, sponsor children’s education and build toilets and clean-water taps. Here he is on charity, ice climbing and who inspires him most. Childhood […]

01/19/15 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Mike Simpson

Mountain Confidential: Mike Simpson

Letting the people speakMontrose painter and gilder Mike Simpson is the owner of the Main Street art gallery that bears his name. Here he talks about art and motorcycling – and moose and grizzly – in the West. Childhood Ambition: To be a cowboy. Roy Rogers and Gene Autry were my heroes. I am in […]

01/09/15 | By | More
Ouray Ice Fest Q&A with Sasha DiGiulian

Ouray Ice Fest Q&A with Sasha DiGiulian

Sasha DiGiulian, the world’s best female sport climber, is competing as an ice climber at this weekend’s ice festival in Ouray. Here, she discusses juggling her career as a climber with being a full-time student at an Ivy League university. Childhood ambition: To be a veterinarian and a children’s book writer. How I got into […]

01/09/15 | By | 205 More
Mountain Confidential: Beth Paulson

Mountain Confidential: Beth Paulson

Letting the people speakOuray poet Beth Paulson is the co-founder, along with Kierstin Bridger, of the Open Bard Poetry Series that meets each month in Ridgway. Here, she reflects on reading, writing and listening. Childhood Ambition: My favorite Christmas gifts were a toy typewriter when I was about 6, and later, my own desk wrapped […]

01/02/15 | 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 | 888 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 | 754 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 | 316 More
Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.

09/10/14 | By | 854 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 | 415 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 | 91 More