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Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

09/10/14 | By | 623 More
Rico Hotel Owner Dies While Hiking

Peter Kinnick apparently died of natural causes.

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TFF’s Answer, as Always: The Program

08/28/14 | By | 184 More
TFF’s Answer, as Always: The Program

TFF’s mission is simple: to show good movies. The festival is back in its 41st anniversary.

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Cortina Unwrapped Signals Revival of Local Economy

08/27/14 | By | 231 More
Cortina Unwrapped Signals Revival of Local Economy

Wrapped in white plastic, Cortina was a glaring symbol of how hard the Great Recession hit Telluride.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | KOTO’s Painful Identity Crisis

08/21/14 | By | 289 More

Telluride’s community radio station is being torn apart by an emotional debate about its very purpose.

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A Food and Wine Spectacular at The Peaks

07/16/14 | By | More
A Food and Wine Spectacular at The Peaks

An evening like this – the food and wine spectacular – is, it would seem, becoming as much of an attraction as any other art form or type of entertainment on a high-end resort’s menu of offerings.

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Carol Rinehart | Oct. 5, 1943 – July 5, 2014

07/15/14 | By | 52 More
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.

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

07/04/14 | By | More
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Homemade pasta with spinach and Porcini

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | (Nothing but) Condos

06/27/14 | By | More

One of the interesting things about bad land use decisions is that, after they go into effect, nobody can see what isn’t there.

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TELLURIDE TOWN BRIEFS | New Directions … And a New Winter Festival?

06/26/14 | By | More

Tasteful signs point the way…Telluride’s newest festival could feature fire performers and fire art installation.

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Council Kills Hotel Ajax, Denying Waiver Request

06/24/14 | By | More
Council Kills Hotel Ajax, Denying Waiver Request

As a result, unless the developer, Randy Edwards, was bluffing, the parcel will be developed instead as condominiums.

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Ridgway Artist Transforms Trash Into Treasure at Sweetbird Studio

06/24/14 | By | More
Ridgway Artist Transforms Trash Into Treasure at Sweetbird Studio

In addition to necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, Nancy Anderson makes purses, belts, belt buckles, sculptures and even shrines with wearable pieces inside.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | Why Fox News at the Montrose Airport?

06/20/14 | By | More

I wonder if the airport administration or the county, which owns the airport, wants to offend me.

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A New Director Expands Program of the Telluride Wine Festival

06/18/14 | By | More
A New Director Expands Program of the Telluride Wine Festival

Laurel Robinson’s ambitions extend well beyond giving the traditional Telluride Wine Festival a jolt of new energy.

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What the Chef Learned on His Summer Vacation

06/14/14 | By | More
What the Chef Learned on His Summer Vacation

The best thing about the chef taking time off — from his customer’s point of view, at least — is that we get to taste what he learned while he was gone. At Cosmopolitan in Telluride, this summer that means Baby Grilled Octopus served with a potato and egg salad, duck bacon and roasted red pepper […]

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Life Lessons in ‘the Black’

06/12/14 | By | More
Life Lessons in ‘the Black’

Bud Williamson, an accomplished adaptive athlete, has not had the use of his legs since the age of 20. Now, he’s the first adaptive athlete to climb in the Black Canyon.

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Clark’s Expansion Aims to Offer More Choices to Grocery Shoppers

06/11/14 | By | More
Clark’s Expansion Aims to Offer More Choices to Grocery Shoppers

The goal is to also to keep prices lower by offering more low-cost alternatives.

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Keeping Local Air Quality High in Telluride

06/08/14 | By | More

On Tuesday, the Telluride Town Council reviewed the history and considered how to keep the air clean.

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Telluride May Conserve Water Even in Non-Drought Years

06/08/14 | By | More

The biggest proposed new regulation, would not be not dramatic.

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Silverton Man Arrested for Suspected Homicide

06/06/14 | By | 26 More

Michael Allen McFarland was arrested Friday morning without incident. His wife, Jessica McFarland, is dead of possible stab wounds.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | When Bad Zoning Happens to Good Towns

06/04/14 | By | More

If we don’t move in a reasonable direction, and instead call the developers’ bluff once again, the vulgar term may not be strong enough to describe what happens next.

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Telluride and MV Vie With Lawson Hill to Host New Med Center

06/03/14 | By | More

A new Telluride Medical Center could open its doors in five years.

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Spicy Sauce, Tender Meatball, Chewy Bread

05/29/14 | By | More
Spicy Sauce, Tender Meatball, Chewy Bread

What if The Brown Dog in Telluride could do something else that that falls into the category of better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be? I’m thinking of the Detroit style pizza and specifically the 3-1-3 — ricotta, Genoa salami, peppers, arugula, basil, parmesan — which came in first in the world at the 2013 International Pizza challenge.  Proprietors Dan Lynch and Jeff […]

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Local Filmmakers Are Audience Favorite at Mountainfilm

05/29/14 | By | More
Local Filmmakers Are Audience Favorite at Mountainfilm

The most ambitious film yet by formed-in-Telluride filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel won the top prize at Telluride Mountainfilm 2014.

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Telluride School District Engages Community in Planning

05/29/14 | By | More

The Telluride School District may send a bond question to voters in November, if the board approves it.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | Breaking the Rules

05/27/14 | By | More

How did this purportedly progressive town, progressive at least in its own mind, end up so profoundly conservative in its actions?

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Telluride P&Z Tests a Hotel Developer’s Resolve

05/23/14 | By | More
Telluride P&Z Tests a Hotel Developer’s Resolve

The board recommends a denial of a General Waiver request from the developer of the proposed Hotel Ajax.

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A Reduced Four Corners Project Wins Encouragement

05/22/14 | By | More
A Reduced Four Corners Project Wins Encouragement

Even without unusual variances, the project on S. Fir St. would, if approved and built, transform central Telluride.

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RTA Dead for 2014

05/22/14 | By | More

A decision by the Telluride Town Council on May 13 not to continue to participate in countywide planning to create a Regional Transportation District has effectively killed the effort, at least for this year.

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The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

05/19/14 | By | More
The SeedBroadcast Project Promotes Deeper Awareness of Seeds

The artists and their van will be in the region this week, with stops in Mancos, Dolores and Ridgway en route to Telluride for Mountainfilm.

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First Literary Arts Festival Features Eclectic Events for Book Lovers

05/15/14 | By | More
First Literary Arts Festival Features Eclectic Events for Book Lovers

“This is an opportunity for everyone to get together and party about reading,” says Between the Covers Bookstore co-owner Daiva Chesonis.

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As Four Corners Withdraws General Waiver Request, Hotel Ajax Pursues One

05/14/14 | By | More

The two applications are among the biggest development proposals Telluride has seen in years.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | A Case Against Waivers

05/14/14 | By | More

Former Telluride Mayor Amy Levek says, “Variety in design – shape, size, how a building looks or fits on a lot – is good planning. It makes a place more interesting.”

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TELLURIDE BRIEFS | Spring Cleanup… Pot Law Tweaked…

05/14/14 | By | 37 More

And a busy season ahead for town construction projects.

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Telluride Steps Back From a Regional Transit Authority

05/13/14 | By | More

The effort by San Miguel County and Mountain Village will continue, partly in the hope that Telluride will decide to join in later.

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A New Chapter for the Revenue-Virginius Mine

05/13/14 | By | 195 More
A New Chapter for the Revenue-Virginius Mine

London, Ontario-based project developer Fortune Minerals, Limited is in the process of acquiring the historic Revenue-Virginius Mine near Ouray.

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Anguished Parents Plead for Normalcy at Ridgway Secondary School

05/13/14 | By | More
Anguished Parents Plead for Normalcy at Ridgway Secondary School

UPDATED | May 14, 4:30 p.m. A School Board meeting devolved into a yelling match between board members, parents and Secondary School Principal Jim Bob Hobbs as students watched on in dismay.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Finding the Perfect Line

05/10/14 | By | More

(For link to music, paste https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ovwfgc in your browser) For people who love music, deejaying at KOTO is like skiing three feet of powder on a bluebird day. Sitting in the deejay stool with a blank slate of musical possibilities in front of you is simply nirvana. For two years, I deejayed the afternoon drive at […]

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Tanker Oil Spill on Slickrock Hill

05/08/14 | By | More

The driver sustained serious injuries.

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MV BRIEFS | MV Allows Alcohol Consumption in Public Areas During Events

04/25/14 | By | More

Town Council narrowly voted (4-3) in January to prohibit retail marijuana, but that was clearly not an indication of deep misgivings about permissiveness with respect to traditional intoxicants.

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Fest for Foodies!

04/23/14 | By | More

Ouray offers an amazing deal to foodies.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | Why We Fight: Lessons of Lawson Hill

06/11/12 | By | More

In a sense, Lawson Hill didn’t preserve community after all. It fostered new divisions.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | Do the Right Thing

04/29/12 | By | More

In Norwood, the apparent coverup has turned an alleged crime into a scandal.

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVE | Apocalypse Now?

07/17/08 | By | More

What we are experiencing now doesn’t look, feel or smell like a normal downturn in the business cycle.

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