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