Author Archive: Allison Perry

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For the non-skiers

02/20/15 | By | More
For the non-skiers

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 […]

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Holding poses and noses

02/12/15 | By | More
Holding poses and noses

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 […]

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First dates

02/06/15 | By | More
First dates

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 […]

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A predicament

01/29/15 | By | More
A predicament

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 […]

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Insomnia

01/22/15 | By | More
Insomnia

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 […]

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Sobriety anxiety

01/19/15 | By | 70 More
Sobriety anxiety

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 […]

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Looking for love

01/08/15 | By | More
Looking for love

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 […]

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Inaugural Silverton White Out Fat Bike Race coming this February

01/02/15 | By | 223 More
Inaugural Silverton White Out Fat Bike Race coming this February

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 […]

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The Dope on Dope: More Guidance Needed

01/02/15 | By | 91 More
The Dope on Dope: More Guidance Needed

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. […]

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Outside or die

01/02/15 | By | More
Outside or die

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 […]

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Backcountry Ski Atlas adds another dimension to safety

12/26/14 | By | 137 More
Backcountry Ski Atlas adds another dimension to safety

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 […]

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Road to ruin

12/26/14 | By | 124 More
Road to ruin

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, […]

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Callin’ ‘em like I see ‘em

12/26/14 | By | 63 More
Callin’ ‘em like  I see ‘em

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 […]

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Could Uber work here?

12/18/14 | By | More
Could Uber work here?

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 […]

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I’ve got a Gondola grievance

12/03/14 | By | 292 More
I’ve got a  Gondola grievance

I ride the gondola a lot. A. Lot. I live in Mountain Village and work in town, thus I have had the experience not only of using our beloved G on ski days, but also as a way to commute. It sure beats the hell out of the subways in New York City, let me […]

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San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

11/29/14 | By | 219 More
San Miguel County Social Services Director to Retire After 33 Years

There is not a doubt that Gerstle’s shoes are going to be hard to fill, but he is confident his replacement has what it takes to continue in his footsteps successfully.

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ULTIMATE RANT | Stop Being the Worst Driver Ever

11/26/14 | By | 82 More

Speed, as mentioned in this week’s rant, is not something you want an abundance of when driving around here in weatherly conditions.

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Mountain Village Unanimously Approves VCA Rent Increase

11/24/14 | By | 65 More

“I think this is a modest increase, and it does allow us to achieve some goals,” said MV Mayor Dan Jansen.

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It’s a Woman’s World

11/19/14 | By | More
It’s a Woman’s World

Lynsey Dyer wants you to know that the days of a male dominated ski industry are over.

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ULTIMATE RANT | Your Dog Hates You. And So Do I.

11/19/14 | By | 214 More
ULTIMATE RANT | Your Dog Hates You. And So Do I.

If you treat your dog in a way that constantly makes him bored, scared, in pain, or uncomfortable, I guarantee you that your dog hates you.

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Naomi Major Brings Some Colorado-Style Hockey to the East Coast

11/19/14 | By | 209 More
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.

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Indoor Climbing Gym Opens for Season

11/19/14 | By | 121 More
Indoor Climbing Gym Opens for Season

The gym provides local climbers and aspiring climbers with the opportunity to work on their skills

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Telluride Gets the Ball Rolling on Affordable Housing

11/19/14 | By | 260 More

“The site is well-suited for affordable housing,” said Telluride Program Director Lance McDonald.

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MV Invites Public Participation in Meadows Improvement Plan

11/14/14 | By | More

The plan grew out of several Meadows residents’ input on the lack of desired infrastructure and amenities.

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Friends Gather to Say Farewell to Jonathan Yazzie

11/12/14 | By | 987 More
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.

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ULTIMATE RANT | Let It Snow. Haters.

11/12/14 | By | 98 More

The rant of the week comes to us from Gabby Chapman, who asks the following: “Why is it so damn cold in Telluride, with no snow? But then again, who wants snow?”

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Journey App Will Connect People Through Shared Experiences

11/06/14 | By | More

Born in Telluride, the app prioritizes actions over words and experiences over interests.

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Early Literacy Initiative Encourages Parents to Read 1,000 Books to Children Before Kindergarten

11/02/14 | By | More

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.

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ULTIMATE RANT | Ebola in Telluride?

10/30/14 | By | 107 More

Now, anthrax. That’s something we should really be worrying about….

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Six Shandoka Apartments Treated for Bed Bugs

10/30/14 | By | 226 More

According to Shandoka Manager Dave Johnson, only six apartments, out of the total 134 units, have confirmed reports of bed bugs.

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Two Bus Routes Cut in January Due to Falling Funds

10/29/14 | By | 136 More

The San Miguel County Transit Committee says it must cut two existing bus routes and modify existing routes.

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Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Wilson Peak Land Exchange EA

10/23/14 | By | 88 More

The exchange would involve exchanging a Wilson Peak property for private parcels, including several near Alta Lakes and the Skyline Ranch,

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Commissioners Address Issues With SMVC Subdivision Plan

10/22/14 | By | More

A public hearing over SMVC’s development plans was continued to Dec. 10.

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THE ULTIMATE RANT | Has Telluride Become a Bike-Hating Town?

10/22/14 | By | 169 More

We like to think that Telluride’s newest addition to internet time-sinks is tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes we worry.

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May, Greenspan Face Off at Rotary Debate

10/22/14 | By | 84 More
May, Greenspan Face Off at Rotary Debate

Candidates for BOCC spar on the fine print regarding the environment, affordable housing and minimum wage.

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ʻI Bring a Willingness to Listen and a Willingness to Work Hard,ʼ Says May

10/17/14 | By | 64 More
ʻI Bring a Willingness to Listen and a Willingness to Work Hard,ʼ Says May

District 2 incumbent candidate Joan May is determined to continue bringing experience, commitment and integrity to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners.

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Greenspan to Give San Miguel a Balanced Board of Commissioners

10/17/14 | By | 85 More
Greenspan to Give San Miguel a Balanced Board of Commissioners

Jonathan Greenspan believes that the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners is suffering from a lack of fresh ideas.

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Telluride Wants Input on on Best Use For Lot B

10/17/14 | By | 62 More

Although Lot B of Telluride’s Pearl Property is no longer under formal consideration as a potential site for a new medical center, voters can still expect to see it as an option on the ballot.

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Telluride School District’s $24 Million Bond Question Will Bring Expansion, Improvements

10/17/14 | By | 143 More

The R1 school district encompasses everything from the Telluride Early Childhood Center to the Telluride Middle School and High School.

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SMVC Nearing End of Approval Process for Mill Creek Subdivision

10/15/14 | By | 207 More
SMVC Nearing End of Approval Process for Mill Creek Subdivision

The public is invited to participate in a marked walking tour of property, prior to a key Oct. 21 meeting.

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Telluride Winters Not Only About the Snow

10/14/14 | By | 69 More
Telluride Winters Not Only About the Snow

Telluride Figure Skatin gClub offers exciting programs and expert instruction for those who prefer ice over snow.

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SMBA President Commits to Maximizing Telluride’s Bike-Town Potential

10/11/14 | By | 115 More

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.

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Share the Road Is Here to Stay

10/09/14 | By | 78 More

Despite a repaved bike path, Telluride cyclists will still be allowed to ride the Hwy. 145 Spur.

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TBC’s Go-To Winter Brew Brings Home the Gold, Again

10/09/14 | By | 227 More
TBC’s Go-To Winter Brew Brings Home the Gold, Again

‘Even after scaling up production nothing was lost and we still won again. We have the process nailed.’

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A Classic American Burger Joint With a Healthy Twist

10/09/14 | By | 560 More
A Classic American Burger Joint With a Healthy Twist

Instead of grilling or frying up an oily, greasy burger, they have harnessed the power of steam to cook their meat.

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A Race to Support America’s Veterans

10/08/14 | By | 129 More
A Race to Support America’s Veterans

The only requirement is that runners carry “Old Glory,” the American flag taken from a Blackhawk Chopper involved in combat in Iraq.

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Learn to Become a Professional Screenwriter in Telluride

10/02/14 | By | 113 More
Learn to Become a Professional Screenwriter in Telluride

Katie Karow: “Not many people do have a chance like this, especially in a small town!”

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St. Pat’s Blessing of Pets Celebrates Animals and Their Humans

10/01/14 | By | More

‘We will offer a prayer and then a gentle sprinkling of holy water on the animals,” says Deacon Mike Doehrman.

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Egnar Resident Gets 35 Years for Sexual Assault

10/01/14 | By | 117 More
Egnar Resident Gets 35 Years for Sexual Assault

Donald Davis pled guilty to multiple charges related to sexual assault and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Will Bring Economic Boost to Telluride This Winter

09/29/14 | By | 1,156 More
Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Will Bring Economic Boost to Telluride This Winter

While the film will be shot on Wilson Mesa, the cast and crew will stay in Telluride for the 49 days of local production.

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Telluride Photo Festival Celebrates Autumn in the San Juans

09/27/14 | By | 111 More
Telluride Photo Festival Celebrates Autumn in the San Juans

It’s the festival people have heard of, but no one really knows what’s happening.

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Mother, Son Bring Chinese Exchange Students to Telluride

09/26/14 | By | 103 More

Telluride’s Kathryn Shasha came up with the idea of Tell-China Adventures, after visiting her son, David Robinson, in Shanghai.

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Telluride Out for New Medical Center

09/22/14 | By | 389 More

It’s either Mountain Village or Lawson Hill and Telluride’s ballot question seeking to measure public sentiment about the use of a town parcel is apparently moot.

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BOCC Will Consider Using Cannabis Tax for Youth Treatment and Prevention

09/22/14 | By | More

Commissioners will consider using cannabis tax for youth education and prevention, but only if the program addresses the harmful effects of alcohol and tobacco.

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Work Hard, Play Hard at the Telluride Mountain School

09/21/14 | By | 138 More
Work Hard, Play Hard at the Telluride Mountain School

From preschool to second grade, the school employs a Montessori approach to learning.

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A Tsk-Tsk to Town Board No-Shows

09/19/14 | By | More

Councilor Thom Carnevale expressed discomfort with the idea of removing commission members when there are no rules for councilors.

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Council, TSRC Move One Step Closer to New Campus

09/17/14 | By | More

The two entities will first enter a binding lease agreement, and then TSRC will enter into a ground lease for the town’s property.

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Local Lingerie Business Aims to Support Women

09/16/14 | By | 176 More

Marmie Lingerie offers individual styling sessions and parties at home.

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Festival of Cars and Colors Begins Countdown Events This Weekend

09/16/14 | By | 146 More

From Babe Ruth’s car to a Formula Race car prostate screenings.

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Wilkinson Public Library Book Hunt Today

09/12/14 | By | More

Wilkinson Public Library is hiding books in various Telluride locations today. Find a great book – or turn it in, next Sunday, for one you do want, at the book sale!

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Telluride School District Moving In Positive Direction for 2015

09/11/14 | By | 126 More

Although there have been some hurdles to overcome, Superintendent Kyle Schumacher is optimistic.

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Forest Service Seeks Public Comment for M.V. Waterline Extension

09/09/14 | By | More

Forest Service says proposed GMUG project will improve water service, fire protection and electricity for Mountain Village.

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Breathe Easy, Move Better

09/09/14 | By | 164 More

“When the mind is freed from the maladies of the body, it flourishes spiritually, artistically, peacefully,” says Rolfer Vincent Martin.

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Dick Unruh Cleans House at the 2014 Western Colorado Senior Games

09/09/14 | By | 252 More
Dick Unruh Cleans House at the 2014 Western Colorado Senior Games

This year, the 75-year-old athlete won a medal for every sport he competed in.

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9/11 Talk at Wilkinson Aims to Honor Victims, Spark Discussion

09/08/14 | By | More

Is the U.S. really safer today than it was before Sept. 11, 2001?

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Council Debates Language for Med Center Ballot

09/03/14 | By | 75 More

Voters will be asked whether or not the preferred use of Lot B on Pearl Property is for new medical center.

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Council Unanimously Approves 2014 Water Efficiency Plan

09/03/14 | By | More

The Pandora Water Treatment Plant, which began construction in 2011, is a component of the town’s overall efficiency plan.

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SMPA Announces Reduction in Electric Bills for Telluride Area

09/02/14 | By | More
SMPA Announces Reduction in Electric Bills for Telluride Area

Lower than expected costs for the Nucla-Telluride transmission line result in a lower monthly surcharge for SMPA customers.

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Telluride Marshal’s Blotter: Bike Thefts and More Alcohol Fueled Arrests

09/02/14 | By | 238 More

For Aug. 11-23.

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Telluride Adaptive Ski Program Heads to Chile

08/29/14 | By | 133 More
Telluride Adaptive Ski Program Heads to Chile

First Annual International Freeride camp helps bring awareness to South America.

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Aggressive Panhandling Ordinance Set for First Reading

08/27/14 | By | 177 More

The proposed Telluride law would limit the legality of panhandling by restricting places, methods and times it can occur.

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Mountains to Desert Ride Pedals for Kids

08/26/14 | By | 67 More
Mountains to Desert Ride Pedals for Kids

Former Pro-cyclists Jan Ullrich and Scott Mercier will join the ride to benefit Just For Kids.

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Buyer of Hotel Madeline Hopes to Improve Guest Experience

08/24/14 | By | 355 More

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.

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Will Construction Boom Change the Face of Telluride?

08/21/14 | By | 437 More
Will Construction Boom Change the Face of Telluride?

The end of recession and a better economy ushers in a wave of new projects.

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Voters Will Be Asked In November If Medical Center Should Stay In Telluride

08/19/14 | By | 83 More

The question will ask voters if they would prefer to see a med center, a rec center or affordable housing on the property.

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Telluride Ski Resort Getting Facelift This Summer

08/18/14 | By | 316 More
Telluride Ski Resort Getting Facelift This Summer

Trail crews will improve ski trails all over the mountain through brush cutting and hazard removal.

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Telluride Marshal’s Blotter| More Over-served Individuals, Thefts and a Quarantined Dog

08/14/14 | By | 298 More

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”.

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Montrose Proposal May Energize Regional Transit Discussions

08/14/14 | By | More

The RTA feasibility study addressed the costs, benefits and challenges of building and funding a public transportation system.

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Telluride Food Tours: Not Just About Food

08/14/14 | By | 188 More
Telluride Food Tours: Not Just About Food

The tour meanders along the sunny streets, giving the tour an eclectic flair while avoiding monotony.

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Medical Center Site Forum Focuses On Lawson Hill and Mountain Village

08/14/14 | By | 99 More

Although the issue of keeping the Medical Center in Telluride was a common theme, it was conspicuously absent from the formal presentation.

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Telluride Gay Ski Week Looking Good for 2015

08/13/14 | By | 362 More

According to several gay travel sites, such as Rainbow Travel and Queertrip.com, Telluride’s Gay Ski Week is one of the best, if not the best Gay Ski Week in the country.

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Pinhead Institute|Kids Will Build a Footbridge on the Valley Floor

08/07/14 | By | More

Bridge Camp goes beyond building bridges with toothpicks.

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Telluride Makes Big Play to Keep Science Center

08/05/14 | By | More

The Telluride Town Council has directed the town attorney to draft a lease agreement for consideration in three weeks.

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Afghanistan Lecture, Discussion at Wilkinson Library

08/04/14 | By | More

Afghanistan-born Azim Salehi will speak about the future of his country Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., at Wilkinson Library.

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Voluntary Bag Reduction Program Moves MV Toward Zero Waste

08/02/14 | By | More

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.

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Telluride Thrift Shop Transfers to Second Chance Humane Society

08/01/14 | By | More
Telluride Thrift Shop Transfers to Second Chance Humane Society

Second Chance, will now be operating both shops to directly support animal rescue and outreach programs.

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States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

07/30/14 | By | More
States Look to Colorado for Guidance After Half A Year of Legalization

Telluride has received a total of $89,752 for the five months of retail and medical marijuana sales.

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Telluride Marshal’s Blotter: Transient Fights, Condo Theft, Hat Thieves…

07/29/14 | By | More

Telluride Marshal’s police blotter for the week of July 26.

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Telluride, Hospital District Plan Separate Talks to Find Site for Med Center

07/28/14 | By | More

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.

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Felt App Gives New Life to Handwritten Cards

07/28/14 | By | More
Felt App Gives New Life to Handwritten Cards

“There are certain special moments in life that email just isn’t good enough for.”

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Mountain Village Gaining Momentum in Battle for Economic, Cultural Advantage

07/23/14 | By | More

While Mountain Village finds sites for two proposed new facilities, Telluride appears bogged down by process.

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The Telluride 100|Bikes, Buddies and Bacon

07/22/14 | By | 64 More
The Telluride 100|Bikes, Buddies and Bacon

With a time of 9:10:50, 40-year-old Tellurider Jason Gordon finished the race less than an hour behind another Telluride local, endurance athlete and Leadville 100 veteran Ricky Willis, who came in at a blazing 8:17:18, placing 3rd overall.

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Healing Power Without the High

07/22/14 | By | 115 More
Healing Power Without the High

Mary Jane’s Medicinals Promises the Medicinal Benefits of Weed in a whole new way.

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Car and Colors Fest Proposal Pitched to Telluride Council

07/16/14 | By | More

Including free prostate exams, because ‘this is a sausage fest, a guy thing,’ says the promoter.

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Council Agrees to Add a Deputy to Help Deal With Transient Complaints

07/15/14 | By | More

The town will also consider an ‘aggressive panhandling’ ordinance.

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Local Riders Outline Challenges, Expectations for Upcoming Telluride 100

07/15/14 | By | More

It’s not a bike race, it’s an eating race.

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Telluride Marshal’s Department Blotter

07/15/14 | By | 92 More

A guest at an upscale hotel on Colorado Ave. reported a diamond ring, valued at $7,000, stolen from her room and more…

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New Rope Course in Mountain Village Offers Fun for All Ages

07/14/14 | By | More
New Rope Course in Mountain Village Offers Fun for All Ages

Could be the beginning of a full-blown aerial adventure course.

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Flammable Gas THC Extract Prohibited in Residential Settings

07/10/14 | By | More

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.

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Telluride Incidents With Transients on the Rise

07/10/14 | By | More

There are no statutes in Telluride prohibiting loitering, panhandling or public intoxication, making police response more difficult.

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Broadband for Ophir Residents Might Finally Become a Reality

07/10/14 | By | More
Broadband for Ophir Residents Might Finally Become a Reality

Voters will decide in November whether to allow San Miguel County to get into the business of providing broadband services.

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Telluride Schools Look Toward Ballot Initiative, Expansion

06/07/14 | By | More

A funding question is likely headed to the November ballot.

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