regional news

Donovan Holveck: Vista Charter School Student

Donovan Holveck: Vista Charter School Student

Zipped up in a plaid flannel shirt and black jacket, Donovan Holveck is shy, with blue eyes and a good haircut. He is polite and articulate. Like Winders, Holveck also passed through Montrose High School. “I can’t deal with large groups of people,” he explains. “So I didn’t do Montrose High School very well.” After […]

02/27/15 | By | 135 More
Alli Winders: Vista Charter School Student

Alli Winders: Vista Charter School Student

Alli Winders sits at a table in the library at Vista Charter School, books stacked in cubbies that encircle the small room. She wears a maroon hoodie, the Colorado Avalanche insignia swooping across the front. Her hair is also tinted maroon with eye shadow to match and fingernails painted peacock blue. Winders spent her freshman […]

02/27/15 | By | 77 More
When one size does not fit all

When one size does not fit all

Vista Charter School helps students graduate through individualized instructionEditor’s Note: This is the first in a series profiling alternative schools. Vista Charter School Principal Beth Sass stands in the front entryway of the school building, wearing a black blazer with a matching straight skirt. She has short hair and a friendly smile. She’s no-nonsense and […]

02/27/15 | By | 123 More
Students achieving peace one game at a time

Students achieving peace one game at a time

4th graders of Maslow Academy solve world problemsIn Amber Gardner’s 4th grade class at Maslow Academy, her students enthusiastically sit and interact around a 4-by-4-by-4 foot Plexiglas structure representing the total planet in four layers and participate in the World Peace Games. The goal of the game is to inspire critical thinking, comprehend world issues […]

02/27/15 | By | More
From the San Juans to Kathmandu: Mountainfilm and dZi take to the trail

From the San Juans to Kathmandu: Mountainfilm and dZi take to the trail

By the time Ridgway resident Jim Nowak, president of the dZi Foundation, began thinking about how he might partner with Telluride’s Mountainfilm it wasn’t just a pipe dream. Nowak had a substantial body of work to bring to the discussion. He also had an in-depth understanding of collaboration, which was at the core of his […]

02/27/15 | By | 184 More
Chris Barth is spreading fire prevention far and wide

Chris Barth is spreading fire prevention far and wide

The U.S. Forest Service has Smokey the Bear. The Bureau of Land Management in southwest Colorado has Chris Barth. Though one is a 70-year-old fictional character in an advertising campaign and the other is a 42-year-old Ridgway resident who works at the Montrose Public Lands Center, both are devoted to preventing fires on and around […]

02/27/15 | By | 290 More

arts & entertainment

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 | 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 | 69 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 | 103 More
The Little Bar at Lumiere

The Little Bar at Lumiere

118 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village The Conde Nast Traveler’s readers recently ranked the Hotel Lumiere second on a list of Best Hotels in the West, and that was without the hotel’s best attraction. It was before Chef Eamonn O’Hara returned to Telluride. O’Hara, who once worked as Wolfgang Puck’s sous-chef at the Hotel Bel-Air […]

02/06/15 | By | 149 More
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 | 336 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 | 192 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 | 381 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 | 331 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 | 213 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 | 124 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 | 211 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 | 97 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 | 89 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 | 137 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 | 342 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 | 92 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 | 110 More

community

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 | 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 | 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 | 125 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 | 161 More
Mountain Confidential: Rusty George

Mountain Confidential: Rusty George

Letting the people speakRusty George is the head of Montrose High School’s Science Department and the founder of its outdoor and climbing clubs. Here he is on nature, nurture and backpacking with John Denver. Childhood Ambition: Early on it was to be a boxer. I was really short when I was young – a little […]

02/06/15 | By | 104 More
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 | 70 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 | 995 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 | 805 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 | 344 More
Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.

09/10/14 | By | 938 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 | 446 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 | 115 More