regional news

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 | 102 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 | 54 More
A fight over the future of wilderness

A fight over the future of wilderness

In Southwest Colorado, activists are opposing new development they fear is erasing the scenic splendor that draws visitors.In Southwestern Colorado, Red McCombs, a billionaire from Texas, wants to build a new luxury development adjacent to the family-owned Wolf Creek Ski Area. For years, his plan has been handicapped by opposition from environmental groups insisting the […]

01/22/15 | By | 128 More
Bob Baer book tackles assassination

Bob Baer book tackles assassination

Ex-CIA officer lives in TellurideWhen a dream evaporates from the memory in the morning, it matters not how vivid it was. That dream, like an assassination victim, will never come back. Former CIA officer Robert Baer has written “The Perfect Kill, 21 Laws for Assassins,” 331 pages of adventure and intrigue. It is a “meditation […]

01/22/15 | By | 88 More
Historic Past, Imperiled Future

Historic Past, Imperiled Future

The region’s old mines, mills and boarding houses are an homage to yesteryear. How many will be saved?Precariously perched on a cliff of Galena Mountain four miles northwest of Silverton, 2,000 feet above the valley floor, sits the Old Hundred Boarding House. Built 111 years ago, the state historic landmark at one time housed 24 […]

01/19/15 | By | 214 More
Plan to update local trail system ruffles some feathers

Plan to update local trail system ruffles some feathers

Land managers proposing updates that concern environmentalists The San Juan wilderness inspires many different types of users who venture off the main path and meander along the trail system into the most remote corners of the craggy, vibrant mountains. And while there’s not as much conflict between motorized and human-powered trail users as there is […]

01/19/15 | By | 87 More

arts & entertainment

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 | 133 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 | 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 | 76 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 | 147 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 | 213 More
The Adobe Inn

The Adobe Inn

251 Liddell Drive, RidgwayLet’s start with what Ridgway’s Adobe Inn is not. It is not: –Easy to find. –An example of high end or “modern Mexican” from the likes of chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, or boldly-spiced, Latin-influenced cuisine á la Food Network star Bobby Flay. No, The Adobe, tucked away down a […]

12/18/14 | By | 210 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 | 342 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 | 296 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 | 180 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 | 91 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 | 181 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 | 101 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 | 293 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 | 64 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 | 80 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 | 76 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: 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 | 195 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 | 196 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
Mountain Confidential

Mountain Confidential

Letting the people speakTelluride Theatre’s artistic director, Sasha Sullivan, premieres her original holiday production, “Playing Santa” at the Sheridan Opera House this week. Here, the high-spirited actor-writer-director-stripper (she invented the raucous annual fundraiser, Burlesque) plays only herself. Childhood ambition: To be a unicorn. I really wanted to be a unicorn! [laughs] Failing that, the President […]

12/18/14 | By | 92 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 | 871 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 | 748 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 | 314 More
Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.

09/10/14 | By | 849 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 | 411 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 | 90 More