For pregnant and parenting teens, Passage Charter School is the only public high school of its kind on the Western SlopeEditor’s Note: This is the second in a series profiling alternative schools. Amber Bray pulls open the secured front door to Passage Charter School with a bright, disarming smile. She teaches math, science, PE, health […]
Volunteer efforts provide villages with clean waterMzungu. Mzungu. Mzungu. During their month in Tanzania, Ken and Faith Stoy were serenaded by these Swahili words whenever they traveled to the small villages in the countryside. “White person. White person. White person,” the small children would announce when they caught sight of the Montrose couple. The Stoys, […]
Montrose County hopes to participate in planningMontrose County Housing Authority Executive Director Michael Scott Dosch updated the Board of County Commissioners at their Monday meeting about a grant awarded to the state of Colorado earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide housing for people with long-term disabilities. “I’m […]
Town seeks letters of interest for one-year appointmentFor the fourth time in the last 10 years, Ridgway residents will not vote in a town council election. Town Clerk Pam Kraft cancelled the April 7 election due to a shortage of candidates. With four open council seats, three incumbents chose to run again, guaranteeing each candidate […]
Second Chance Wine & Whiskers FundraiserThe upcoming Second Chance Humane Society’s Wine & Whiskers Weekend is the cat’s meow. The event, which is now in its eighth year, was created as a fundraiser to enable the shelter’s mission of promoting responsible pet parenting and the human-animal bond. The occasion has now taken on a life […]
Would ramp up small-scale efforts of many localsThe communities of the northern San Juans have been trying for years to organize a regional composting program that will divert organic waste from the landfills and create healthy soils instead. As it turns out, the red tape of regulations surrounding such a facility can be daunting. Unfazed, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
1415 Hawk Parkway, Montrose Sometimes you don’t prefer to be challenged by a fine meal. You want what you want: a crisp salad, for a start, composed of fresh lettuces, drizzled with house-made blue cheese dressing and served on a properly-chilled plate. A steak or prime rib, cooked the way you like it, with a […]
2531 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction Colorado ranks third in the nation when it comes to craft breweries, and Breckenridge Brewery was the third of those to open, in 1990. The brewery soon outgrew its Summit County headquarters, expanding to Denver and the Western Slope, where it opened the Ale House brewery and restaurant in […]
There are few young musicians alive in the entire music spectrum that can claim a more dynamic and impressive amount of music output than drummer Adam Deitch. No, seriously, hear me out on this. The renowned percussionist holds membership in the elite progressive funk outfit Lettuce, live electronic duo Break Science, experimental jazz fusion supergroup […]
Telluride Ski Resort will be opening more terrain on the first day of ski season than in years past.
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.
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.
The gym provides local climbers and aspiring climbers with the opportunity to work on their skills
As the Broncos rushing attack goes, so goes Peyton Manning.
The film utilizes the latest in aerial filming technology.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Teo 2 delivers a variety of terrain for advanced skiers and riders.
Prejs has nearly 10 years of experience in the many facets of wealth management.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Letting the people speakAnn E. Cheeks is a landscape painter and art educator whose most recent exhibit, a joint show with fellow artist (and Ouray resident) Ann Dettmer entitled For the Love Of It, is up at the Ah Haa School through the end of the month. Here she is on proud moments, oaks as […]
Letting the people speakMusician Scott Doser has overseen arts programs at the Telluride Arts Council, the Wilkinson Library and the Palm Theatre. He’s also a drummer. Here he is on career change, drum-theft and feeding people. Childhood Ambition: I’ve always been an artist. It never occurred to me that I could do anything else. I […]
I did it for research and you should tooLike most of us do, I was perusing Facebook when I came across a post stating, “Keep Calm and Speed Date.” The event was to be held on Feb. 6 at 2 Rascals Brewery in Montrose, benefitting the Colorado Mesa MC Voice Group and I was strangely […]
The many friends of the 23-year-old vowed to use his death as a catalyst to bring change.
Beau Weiher made a big impression through his pursuit of BASE jumping off of iconic Ouray landmarks.
Career military man found a home in Telluride’s outdoors and with its people.
Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.
He wrote a column called “Sound Advice” about the local music scene for the Telluride Times-Journal.
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.