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Author Archive: Allison Perry
Dear Allison, I’m looking to pick up running to get in shape this summer and lose some weight. I’ve never run to get fit before and I’m wondering if you have any tips for a beginner. Is outside or a treadmill better? Are there areas better suited to a beginner? I live in Ridgway, just […]
Hi Allison, We live in Montrose and are looking to relocate somewhere a little more exciting. Telluride seems like a great option, and I’m getting as much input as I possibly can as to whether Telluride is a good place to raise kids. Do you have a relatively objective opinion on the subject? —Wanderlust Dear […]
Dear Allison, I’m trying to trick my husband and kids into eating healthier. They’re all of the “bacon cheeseburgers and ice cream sundaes or die” frame of mind. Help. —Escaping Obesity Dear EO, I’m sure you are not the only wife and mother to face this seemingly insurmountable hurdle, and the real “trick” is to […]
Dear Allison, My body is destroyed from skiing this winter, and I’m looking for suggestions for ways to get healthy again before summer. I don’t have health insurance so I can’t really see a doctor, plus I don’t think anything is really “wrong,” just inflammation, fatigue, overuse, etc. I don’t want to sit around for […]
Dear Allison, I hate my boss. He is condescending, rude, has not one shred of empathy and doesn’t pay me very well. I am scraping by and hating it. I basically come home in tears on a daily basis and I know talking to him won’t do any good because a couple of my co-workers […]
Dear Allison, I live in Montrose and am moving to Telluride. I am considering getting a dog. I’m wondering what the situation is like in Telluride, as compared to Montrose, for dog owners and do you have any tips on owning a dog there in general? — Puppy Love Dear Puppy Love, Boy do I […]
Dear Allison, My roommate is driving me nuts and I’m at the end of my rope. I’ve tried to hint and be nice, but he doesn’t get it. I’m talking about all the usual stuff: bringing one or two friends home from the bar late and being loud, loud music all day, at night, all […]
Dear Allison, I just moved to the area and I don’t ski or do snow sports of any kind. I’m already going stir crazy. My boyfriend skis all the time and I feel like I can’t even make friends because I don’t ski or snowboard. What should I do? — Frustrated Dear Frustrated, That […]
Dear Allison, There is a woman in my yoga class who is a repeat (constant) offender of smelling like dirty clothes, cigarette smoke and stinky feet. She ruins the whole class because I’m woofing in her BO and stench for 60 minutes straight. I pay good money for these classes and do not feel I […]
Dear Allison, Any first date ideas for people who hate first dates?. — Anonymous Dear You, I don’t know the exact moment I became a first date hater, but I am definitely not a fan, at least not of a traditional first date. First dates, with their contrived settings, pressure to put one’s best foot […]
Allison, I just witnessed my friend’s BF who I’m pretty sure was hooking up with another girl at the bar this weekend. They’ve been together for over two years and she has never suspected him of being a cheater or anything like that. They barely even fight. Since it’s small town life out here anyone […]
Dear Allison, I’m writing this at 3 a.m. I have insomnia that’s been getting worse and worse and it’s driving me insane lately. Help! — Stillll Awake Dear SA, Ahhh insomnia. I know it well. I have had terrible insomnia since 2006, and though it has ebbed and flowed in its severity, it has been […]
My New Year’s resolution was to quit drinking for at least a month. I’m NOT an alcoholic or anything. Just want to be healthier and never have a hangover again. I also want to save money. But there’s nothing to do in this town it seems that doesn’t involve drinking. I’m bored as hell. Going […]
Hey Allison, Maybe you could tell me why I’ve lived here for so long and can’t find love. Probably not material, but you’ve some sage advice in there. So I thought I’d ask anyway! — John Doe, Telluride Dear JDT, This is a very material question that has plagued everyone, everywhere, since the dawn of […]
Event has an emphasis on funEver since fat biking has b taken off all over the region, skiing has some competition over its monopoly on snow sports. Although fatties were initially invented to be snow bikes, in Telluride and Montrose they have become popular to ride year-round, both for their amazing versatility and better traction […]
Better education the solution for misusing and abusing pot It has been one year since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, and although the state didn’t burn down, or turn into a sea of lazy, stoned, unproductive hippies as some critics of legalization feared, pot is still a substance that is prone to being abused. […]
Dear Allison, I just moved to the area and I’m looking for things to do to lose weight and that will keep me in shape without having to join a gym. Any suggestions? — Ready to get moving Dear RTGM, Good question. You are speaking my language. I hate gyms. I find running and biking […]
Essential photographic guidebook for skiing now available in Telluride, Ridgway and OurayThere is no such thing as being too safe in the San Juan backcountry, and Andy Sovick, the founder of Off-Piste Ski atlases, newly available at stores in Telluride, Ridgway and Ouray, wants you to be as safe as possible when ski touring in […]
Could public transportation be the answer to curbing DUIs, deaths?Do you have $10,270 laying around you would like to donate to the state of Colorado? According to an informational pamphlet published by the Colorado Department of Transportation, along with other entities such as DUI Checkpoint Colorado, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Colorado State Patrol, […]
Allison…Why on Earth should anyone care what you have to say about anything? Are you a shrink? What makes you think you should be giving advice to anyone anyway? — Anonymous Dear Anonymous, Good question. No I’m not a shrink, so perhaps I’m not really qualified to give advice to anyone. However, last time I […]
Because ranting is unhealthy (but oh so fun), I have decided my somewhat snarky and always honest opinions would be better expressed as advice. I’ve had a lot of experiences, made a lot of mistakes, and I’d love to share the lessons I think I’ve learned in a more constructive way than simply poking fun […]
“I think this is a modest increase, and it does allow us to achieve some goals,” said MV Mayor Dan Jansen.
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 plan grew out of several Meadows residents’ input on the lack of desired infrastructure and amenities.
Although infants cannot understand words right away, reading aloud to a baby is a wonderful shared activity that encourages bonding and stimulates the child, and can continue for years.
The San Miguel County Transit Committee says it must cut two existing bus routes and modify existing routes.
The exchange would involve exchanging a Wilson Peak property for private parcels, including several near Alta Lakes and the Skyline Ranch,
A public hearing over SMVC’s development plans was continued to Dec. 10.
We like to think that Telluride’s newest addition to internet time-sinks is tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes we worry.
District 2 incumbent candidate Joan May is determined to continue bringing experience, commitment and integrity to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners.
Jonathan Greenspan believes that the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners is suffering from a lack of fresh ideas.
The R1 school district encompasses everything from the Telluride Early Childhood Center to the Telluride Middle School and High School.
The public is invited to participate in a marked walking tour of property, prior to a key Oct. 21 meeting.
SMBA has a goal to not only to maximize Telluride’s potential as a world class mountain bike destination, but also to bring more trails and opportunities to ride.
‘Even after scaling up production nothing was lost and we still won again. We have the process nailed.’
Instead of grilling or frying up an oily, greasy burger, they have harnessed the power of steam to cook their meat.
Katie Karow: “Not many people do have a chance like this, especially in a small town!”
‘We will offer a prayer and then a gentle sprinkling of holy water on the animals,” says Deacon Mike Doehrman.
While the film will be shot on Wilson Mesa, the cast and crew will stay in Telluride for the 49 days of local production.
It’s the festival people have heard of, but no one really knows what’s happening.
Telluride’s Kathryn Shasha came up with the idea of Tell-China Adventures, after visiting her son, David Robinson, in Shanghai.
From preschool to second grade, the school employs a Montessori approach to learning.
From Babe Ruth’s car to a Formula Race car prostate screenings.
Although there have been some hurdles to overcome, Superintendent Kyle Schumacher is optimistic.
Forest Service says proposed GMUG project will improve water service, fire protection and electricity for Mountain Village.
This year, the 75-year-old athlete won a medal for every sport he competed in.
Is the U.S. really safer today than it was before Sept. 11, 2001?
The Pandora Water Treatment Plant, which began construction in 2011, is a component of the town’s overall efficiency plan.
Lower than expected costs for the Nucla-Telluride transmission line result in a lower monthly surcharge for SMPA customers.
The proposed Telluride law would limit the legality of panhandling by restricting places, methods and times it can occur.
Initial concepts for improvements include enhanced arrival experience and lobby area, expanding the pool area, and creating a retail storefront for the Spa at Madeline.
The end of recession and a better economy ushers in a wave of new projects.
The question will ask voters if they would prefer to see a med center, a rec center or affordable housing on the property.
An officer responded to a call reporting someone yelling loudly in Town Park and made contact with a known local transient who was also cited for “Defecating In Public”.
The RTA feasibility study addressed the costs, benefits and challenges of building and funding a public transportation system.
Although the issue of keeping the Medical Center in Telluride was a common theme, it was conspicuously absent from the formal presentation.
Bridge Camp goes beyond building bridges with toothpicks.
Afghanistan-born Azim Salehi will speak about the future of his country Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., at Wilkinson Library.
According to a statement, since the program went into effect, The Market at Mountain Village has reduced the number of bags it distributes by 72 percent – or 129,900 less bags.
Second Chance, will now be operating both shops to directly support animal rescue and outreach programs.
Telluride has received a total of $89,752 for the five months of retail and medical marijuana sales.
Telluride Marshal’s police blotter for the week of July 26.
Telluride scrambles to remain under consideration as a location for a new medical center, after declining to join in the Hospital District’s site selection process.
While Mountain Village finds sites for two proposed new facilities, Telluride appears bogged down by process.
Including free prostate exams, because ‘this is a sausage fest, a guy thing,’ says the promoter.
The town will also consider an ‘aggressive panhandling’ ordinance.
It’s not a bike race, it’s an eating race.
Could be the beginning of a full-blown aerial adventure course.
Both County Attorney Steve Zwick and County Planning Director Mike Rozycki made it clear that the blanket prohibition in the ordinance would only apply to residential areas.