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Parent, work and graduate

Parent, work and graduate

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 […]

03/19/15 | By | More
Montrose man trains Tanzanians to drill wells

Montrose man trains Tanzanians to drill wells

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, […]

03/19/15 | By | More
State awarded grant for disability housing

State awarded grant for disability housing

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 […]

03/19/15 | By | More
Ridgway Town Council cancels election

Ridgway Town Council cancels election

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 […]

03/19/15 | By | More
Fun, fashion, food and fur

Fun, fashion, food and fur

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 […]

03/19/15 | By | More
Renewed push for regional composting facility

Renewed push for regional composting facility

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, […]

03/12/15 | By | More

arts & entertainment

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 | 111 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 | 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 | 165 More
The Stone House

The Stone House

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 […]

02/27/15 | By | 152 More
Ale House

Ale House

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 […]

02/20/15 | By | 95 More
One-on-One with Drummer Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Break Science

One-on-One with Drummer Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Break Science

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 […]

02/12/15 | By | 125 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 | 398 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 | 348 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 | 234 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 | 148 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 | 227 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 | 144 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 | 109 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 | 159 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 | 370 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 | 109 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 | 127 More

community

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 | 171 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 | 257 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 | 97 More
Mountain Confidential: Ann Cheeks

Mountain Confidential: Ann Cheeks

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 […]

02/20/15 | By | 278 More
Mountain Confidential: Scott Doser

Mountain Confidential: Scott Doser

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 […]

02/12/15 | By | 143 More
Speed Dating in Montrose

Speed Dating in Montrose

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 […]

02/12/15 | By | 185 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 | 1,049 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 | 844 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 | 370 More
Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.

09/10/14 | By | 971 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 | 471 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 | 134 More