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Mountain Confidential: Kierstin Bridger

04/16/15 | By | 108 More
Mountain Confidential: Kierstin Bridger

Letting the people speakKierstin Bridger, past winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, is a writer, teacher, co-founder of the Open Bard Poetry Series and “Editor in Sheaf” of Alley Poems, both in Ridgway. Here she is on coming “full circle” as a scribe, life as a resident of two mountain towns, and her passion […]

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Bridger, Mueller and the Little Engine That Could

04/16/15 | By | More
Bridger, Mueller and the Little Engine That Could

May I have a shout-out, please, for the Telluride Arts District? There is never truly an “off-season” for the town’s arts engine. With a staff of just three people, this small organization — the region’s first nonprofit — supports, steers, cheerleads, encourages and proffers arts ranging from painting to poetry to architecture, from the visual […]

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Methane mystery

Methane mystery

Top scientists probe regional methane hotspot with global implicationsBy Stephen Elliott  Staff Reporter The Four Corners region is home to the largest methane hotspot in the U.S., with a level of greenhouse gasses so anomalous that some of the top environmental scientists in the country are coming to this region to try to figure out […]

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Gardener thankful for botanical abundance

04/16/15 | By | More
Gardener thankful for botanical abundance

North Log Hill Mesa greenhouse produces plethora of plantsNestled among piñon pine trees, junipers and sagebrush in the dry landscape of north Log Hill Mesa, Gratitude Gardens & Greenhouse is an oasis of rich botanic diversity and a treasure trove of edible plants. Gardener Heidi Comstock has expertly and lovingly nurtured the growing bubble of […]

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Helping the body heal itself

04/16/15 | By | More
Helping the body heal itself

Claudia Keyworth uses homeopathic therapies, cutting-edge technologyClaudia Keyworth truly has faith in the power of natural medicine. She and husband Jon Keyworth, owners of Natural Medicine of Montrose, are devoted to supporting natural ways of healing the body through homeopathic supplements, auricular therapies, cold laser therapy and cutting edge technologies which reveal true sickness within […]

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Mountain Confidential: Brenda Miller

04/09/15 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Brenda Miller

Letting the people speakBrenda Miller is a state-licensed rehabilitator at Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue in Olathe. Here she is on how she got involved with wildlife, what wild animals want most and what she wants most. What do you do besides wildlife rehab, if anything? Wildlife rehab keeps me very busy — I can never […]

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Austin Tango, Mark Fischer Prize, ‘Desert Water’

04/09/15 | By | More
Austin Tango, Mark Fischer Prize, ‘Desert Water’

The Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla wrote tangos; the musicians who comprise the Austin Piazzolla Quintet pay tribute to that great composer’s works, and play their own “Nuevo tango” compositions, besides. You might correctly infer the Austin quintet hails from the Texas hill country. Austin, the town, is well known for the abundance and terrific quality […]

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An online alternative to traditional classroom learning

04/09/15 | By | More
An online alternative to traditional classroom learning

Explosive growth seen at Montrose’s Peak Virtual Academy Editor’s Note: This is the third of three articles spotlighting alternative education in Montrose. Above the door of a shingled meetinghouse in Montrose, a sign reads “Peak Virtual Academy: Reach for the Peak.” Peak Virtual Academy is a K-12 “blended learning” institution where students take many of […]

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San Juan Independent Film Festival benefits Habitat for Humanity

04/09/15 | By | More
San Juan Independent Film Festival benefits Habitat for Humanity

Films, other events at Montrose-area venues Friday-SundayIn before a flurry of music, film and everything-else festivals coming to the region this summer, the San Juan Independent Film Festival will debut this weekend in Montrose. The SJIFF is newly branded (it was the Adventure Film Festival last year) and this year will benefit Habitat for Humanity […]

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History Channel show ‘Mountain Men’ looking for candidates

04/09/15 | By | 128 More
History Channel show ‘Mountain Men’ looking for candidates

Casting director seeking rugged local men for reality TV showThe History Channel’s reality television show “Mountain Men” follows a small handful of self-sufficient backcountry gurus who live off the land, far from civilization, and usually hunt or trap to make a living. The production company behind the show, Montana-based Warm Springs Productions, is searching for […]

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Mountain Confidential: Ashley Boling

04/02/15 | By | More
Mountain Confidential: Ashley Boling

Letting the people speakAshley Boling is a Telluride thespian, historian and Mountainfilm on Tour emcee. Here he is on Shakespeare, his life’s great joy and one aggravation. I am in Telluride because…I drove here by car in July of 1990 from Alexandria, Virginia to visit two college friends who were spending the summer in Telluride. […]

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Land & Ocean Restaurant

04/02/15 | By | 95 More
Land & Ocean Restaurant

185 Sherman Street (Riverview Plaza), RidgwayWe are a landlocked lot here on the Western Slope, but no need to feel a sea breeze is far away. Not at Land & Ocean Restaurant in Ridgway, where fresh tropical juice blends — papaya, mango, tamarindo and pineapple, to name just a few — a splendid ceviche and […]

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The best winter music season yet?

04/02/15 | By | More
The best winter music season yet?

Ski season closes with The Motet, The Jauntee and many moreLooking back at the winter music season Dare I say the music season from November to March on the Western Slope has given summer a run for its money this year? New Orleans horn prodigy Trombone Shorty, explosive indie rockers Cold War Kids, progressive funk […]

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Youth is served

04/02/15 | By | More
Youth is served

Fresh off its show from local photographer Nicko Ferguson entitled “Urban Decay,” which documented a summer he spent in New York City, Telluride Arts is back with yet another exhibit that takes its inspiration from the cityscape. And while “Urban Decay” featured it, “The Young and Arrested,” which opens tonight at 5:30 p.m. for the […]

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Credit Cowboys

Credit Cowboys

A recent spate of stolen card information may not be slowing down anytime soon. Until regulations change later this year, experts say, consumers are living in “The Wild West.”On the morning of Jan. 24, Jeff Lymburner of Telluride received a text message. It was American Express, asking if he had recently spent $314.70 at the […]

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Wineries and distilleries need county permits to sell off-site

04/02/15 | By | More
Wineries and distilleries need county permits to sell off-site

Montrose County updates rules for wine and spirits sales at roadside marketsWendy and Michael Young have been looking for retail outlets with high tourist traffic where their locally made wine could be sold. They sell wine and hold tastings at their Mountain View Winery property, one mile west of Highway 50 in Olathe, but want […]

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True Grit Café

03/26/15 | By | 142 More
True Grit Café

123 North Lena Street, RidgwayThe True Grit is one of Ridgway’s most reliable watering-holes (along with Trail Town Still for artisan spirits, and the Colorado Boy for artisan beer). There’s not much of artisan anything at the True Grit; artifact would be more like it. The café’s a paean to the movie of the same […]

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Cold War Kids, Iration, The Expanders and Dustbowl Revival to play the Mountain Town Get Down

03/26/15 | By | More
Cold War Kids, Iration, The Expanders and Dustbowl Revival to play the Mountain Town Get Down

Grant Farm and The Jauntee return to the MoonThe increasing daily temperatures, folks shamelessly skiing in shorts and the upcoming Mountain Town Get Down concerts are all bittersweet signs that winter has passed, spring is here and summer is on its way. To celebrate the seasonal shift after a ski period with a couple of […]

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Poetry and evil, astronomy and ‘Life on Pluto’

03/26/15 | By | 81 More
Poetry and evil, astronomy and ‘Life on Pluto’

April is National Poetry Month, and for the next few weeks — as its annual tradition — this column will spotlight local writers and others in a celebration of the spoken word. By “local,” I’m referring to Michele Battiste, guest reader at the Open Bard Poetry Series in Ridgway next week. Battiste hails from Boulder. […]

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The budding hemp industry

03/26/15 | By | 267 More
The budding hemp industry

Hemp is big business, and could become a blockbuster.With the legalization of marijuana last year, the state of Colorado reaped some $44 million in sales tax revenue. Today, the state’s budding marijuana industry is poised to grow even more. With the recent introduction of federal legislation as well as the potential for millions of dollars […]

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Mountain Confidential: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

03/19/15 | By | 230 More
Mountain Confidential: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Letting the people speakRosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville is a poet and essayist, a teacher, and a singer in the seven-woman a capella group Heartbeat, which performs the evening of March 31 at the Ah Haa School. Here she is on the power of being and non-being, her Diet Pepsi secret and the gift of […]

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Durango’s CeleFunktion 2015 and Telluride Tribute Fest

03/19/15 | By | More
Durango’s CeleFunktion 2015 and Telluride Tribute Fest

Intimate and indoor events kick off the Western Slope festival season The Durango music scene is always setting the bar for bringing a diverse calendar of buzz-worthy acts that would not normally press this far west into the Colorado circuit. The one-off appearances from nationally touring acts are always enticing enough for a weekend road […]

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Of cranes and planes: high over the San Juans

03/19/15 | By | More
Of cranes and planes: high over the San Juans

“I like things high up, and doing things nobody does.” Those words are the genesis of, and a fitting introduction to, a recent book by Garrett Fisher. Titled “Above the Summit: An Antique Airplane Conquers Colorado’s Fourteeners,” Fisher recounts his photography-and-aviation journey across-and-above the state. He took a closer look than most fliers do: pilots […]

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Parent, work and graduate

03/19/15 | By | 83 More
Parent, work and graduate

For pregnant and parenting teens, Passage Charter School is the only public high school of its kind on the Western SlopeEditor’s Note: This is the second in a series profiling alternative schools.  Amber Bray pulls open the secured front door to Passage Charter School with a bright, disarming smile. She teaches math, science, PE, health […]

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Repeat Offenders: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Kyle Hollingsworth Band

03/12/15 | By | More
Repeat Offenders:  Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Kyle Hollingsworth Band

The Southern Belles make Telluride debut This week the Western Slope graciously plays host to a slew of bands that have played here many times. Before you let that translate as being cynical, I will follow it up by also saying it is the direct result of all of them all being overly talented sonic […]

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Baby Business

03/12/15 | By | 174 More
Baby Business

Once the norm, home birth and birthing centers again on the riseDanielle Campbell is hoping that the San Juans don’t get heavy snowstorms this spring. She’s got a lot of driving to do in the next month. Campbell, who has a toddler at home in Telluride, is 36 weeks pregnant with her second child. She’s […]

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Community gardens grow in Montrose and Olathe

03/12/15 | By | More
Community gardens grow in Montrose and Olathe

Eight locations seeking gardeners in 2015This summer, the Montrose area will have eight community gardens available for residents to grow their own food and other plants. In just a couple years, the local community garden network has grown to nearly 100 individual and communal plots scattered around the city and Olathe, as well as a […]

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Transition Lab develops community builders

03/12/15 | By | More
Transition Lab develops community builders

Program now taking applications for this summerAn inconspicuous house on North Fourth Street in Montrose is a hub of personal discovery and community engagement aimed at global transformation. Based at the home of its founder, Russell Evans, Transition Lab is a gap year program that provides students with experiential education designed to help them develop […]

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Colorado Boy Pizzeria

03/05/15 | By | 198 More
Colorado Boy Pizzeria

320 E. Main St., Montrose Yes, I know the restaurant’s title. I still arrived in downtown Montrose last week looking forward to Colorado Boy Pizzeria’s sausage lasagna — the one people like on Yelp. It wasn’t there. So thoroughly has the restaurant pruned its menu over the past year that there is no lasagna anymore; […]

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Vermont’s next big thing

03/05/15 | By | More
Vermont’s next big thing

Twiddle comes to Telluride for a two-night run at the MoonPerhaps the most heavily buzzing up-and-coming act on the jam band and festival circuit right now is Twiddle from Castleton, Vermont. The traditionally arranged four piece sees Mihali Savoulidis on guitar, Zdenek Gubb on bass, Ryan Dempsey on keys, and Brook Jordan on drums, and […]

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Cottage Cuisine

03/05/15 | By | 144 More
Cottage Cuisine

New legislation would redefine local food production, but could be a burden to small producersLouise Meier used to lug her fruit, honey and jarring supplies from her house in Nucla to a commercial kitchen several miles down the highway in Norwood to produce her popular jams, jellies and honey. She had to pre-schedule her hours […]

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Mountain Confidential: Michael McCullough

03/05/15 | By | 290 More
Mountain Confidential: Michael McCullough

Letting the people speakMichael McCullough is a Ridgway sculptor who has been integral to the town’s designation as a Creative District. Here he is on his magnum opus, the most interesting person he knows and a certain fire truck. What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be an actor and a singer. My first artistic training […]

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Mountain Confidential: Danika Gilbert

02/27/15 | By | 139 More
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 […]

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New Orleans live electronica band Gravity A to pay tribute to The Talking Heads at the Moon

02/27/15 | By | More
New Orleans live electronica band Gravity A to pay tribute to The Talking Heads at the Moon

Guttermouth to bring rare punk show to TellurideIt is a toss up as to whether the sonic trend of electronic dance music is fit for longevity or will fade away like the ’70s disco and ’90s rave eras, but the nature of its historical context right now is just as nebulous as the music itself. […]

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P-O-T-P-O-U-R-R-I

02/27/15 | By | More
P-O-T-P-O-U-R-R-I

“Potpourri” is more than “a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl,” as my dictionary puts it. It is also the “Jeopardy” TV show category meaning, anything goes. It also describes a jumble of events worth your attention over the next few days, one of which (as it happens) is a word […]

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When one size does not fit all

02/27/15 | By | 148 More
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 […]

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

02/27/15 | By | 244 More
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 […]

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Chris Barth is spreading fire prevention far and wide

02/27/15 | By | 357 More
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 […]

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Mountain Confidential: Ann Cheeks

02/20/15 | By | 300 More
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 […]

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Still feeling the love

02/20/15 | By | More
Still feeling the love

Valentine’s Day proper may be over, but love — in all its sundry definitions — lingers on in Telluride this week. Here’s a brief guide to events both affectionate and artistic, and there is no admission charge to any of them. Free love all around. On exhibit at the Ah Haa School’s Daniel Tucker Gallery: […]

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Righting Old Wrongs

02/20/15 | By | 261 More
Righting Old Wrongs

The Utes lived on this land for more than 1,000 years before they were forcibly removed in 1881. Now, San Miguel County is apologizing — and discussing reparations. It was sunny and somber at Fort Duchesne, Utah last Monday when San Miguel County, Colorado Commissioner Art Goodtimes walked into a meeting 134 years in the […]

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Browns Canyon to become National Monument

02/20/15 | By | More
Browns Canyon to become National Monument

Central Colorado area a huge hit for rafting, fishingPresident Barack Obama was poised to declare Colorado’s Browns Canyon near Salida a National Monument on Thursday, according to conservation groups who have lobbied for years for its protection. The Arkansas River flows through the canyon, which stretches over 22,000 acres of land in central Colorado and […]

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Powder skiing in the caldera

02/20/15 | By | 182 More
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 […]

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Mountain Confidential: Scott Doser

02/12/15 | By | 160 More
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 […]

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One-on-One with Drummer Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Break Science

02/12/15 | By | 137 More
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 […]

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Winter Art, Oscar Shorts

02/12/15 | By | More
Winter Art, Oscar Shorts

How warm is it outside these days? So warm that a Plein Air painter recently took up residence on Telluride’s main street (and this was in the morning, before the sun was high in the sky). It’s so warm that a group of Montrose Plein Air painters grew too hot last weekend and had to […]

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It’s Electric

02/12/15 | By | 155 More
It’s Electric

Local governments want to generate more of their own small-scale renewable electricity. Will Tri-State give them any static? In small mountain communities across the American West, residents are increasingly taking a harder look at their electric bills and wondering where their energy is coming from. Their scrutiny, in turn — coupled with smaller snow packs, […]

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Building a wholesome community

02/12/15 | By | 231 More
Building a wholesome community

Montrose Medicine creates worksite wellness program for employee health With the goal of creating a healthier community, Montrose Medicine has collaborated with Montrose Memorial Hospital in creating a program called Healthy Works or informally, the worksite wellness program. Healthy Works is an employer-sponsored program that educates employees and encourages healthy lifestyle choices as well as […]

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Mountain Confidential: Rusty George

02/06/15 | By | 119 More
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 […]

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The Little Bar at Lumiere

02/06/15 | By | 188 More
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 […]

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At his peak

02/06/15 | By | More
At his peak

Brett Dennen returns to solo acoustic for Sheridan Opera House performanceBrett Dennen is having the biggest year of his career, without having to put out a new album. The mountain-loving folk musician is globe-trotting to deliver in-demand live performances from Hawaii to Tanzania to Telluride. Beyond having maybe caught him during two appearances at the […]

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Music and Art from the Heart

02/06/15 | By | More
Music and Art from the Heart

The Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus distinguishes itself this way: “We are the only PREMIER a capella male BARBERSHOP harmony chorus in the Montrose, Delta and Cedaredge area.”  They are also the only ones who will deliver a Singing Valentine to your door on Feb. 13 and 14. Now in its 35th year, the Black Canyon […]

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In high spirits

02/06/15 | By | 134 More
In high spirits

Spurred by the local food movement, Colorado’s craft distilling industry is boomingA decade ago, America — with the state of Colorado leading the way — was exploding with new microbreweries. Small craft brewing companies began popping up in every town, introducing beer drinkers to previously unheard of types of suds — hoppy India Pale Ales, […]

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Ouray’s Mark Miller dies in ice climbing accident

02/06/15 | By | 258 More
Ouray’s Mark Miller dies in ice climbing accident

Scholarship in his name will support youth interested in climbing and mountain rescueOuray lost one of its most loved climbing teachers last week when Mark Miller fell from a route while guiding clients near Silverton. He was 50 years old. Miller taught several generations of climbers through decades of guide work, and stepped up to […]

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Mountain Confidential: Erin Stadelman

01/29/15 | By | 76 More
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 […]

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The Guide Garage Alpine Touring Center:

01/29/15 | By | 373 More
The Guide Garage Alpine Touring Center:

“Putting the Euro in Ouray” I’ve long thought that San Juan ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers proved true the adage about how difficult it is to herd cats: it’s impossible, because they drift in opposing directions, and everything they do is secretive. Backcountry skiers are the same way. You see evidence of this all the […]

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A fight over the future of wilderness

01/22/15 | By | 177 More
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 […]

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Historic Past, Imperiled Future

01/19/15 | By | 297 More
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 […]

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Davis takes office as commissioner

01/19/15 | By | More
Davis takes office as commissioner

Plans to use business experience ‘to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear’Newly elected Montrose County Commissioner Glen Davis was sworn into his new position Tuesday morning, along with other elected officials in the county. Davis said he would focus on creating jobs and protecting Montrose County from state and national government incursions. […]

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Mixed climbing route vexes world’s best climbers

01/19/15 | By | 78 More
Mixed climbing route vexes world’s best climbers

Riddle of a route at Ouray Ice Festival creates some haters but mostly loversOn Saturday afternoon, shadows of the fading evening light crossed first over the mixed climbing competition route at the Ouray Ice Festival and then over the bleachers filled with spectators across the gorge as the world’s best rock and ice climbers flailed […]

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Ouray Ice Fest Q&A with Sasha DiGiulian

01/09/15 | By | 230 More
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 […]

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Torture Times Twenty

01/08/15 | By | 103 More
Torture Times Twenty

For the last two decades, the competition route setters of the Ouray Ice Festival have dished out endless permutations of pain and punishment. This year is no different.The psych was high in the Ouray Ice Park last Sunday afternoon for Sasha DiGiulian — the 22-year-old rock star of the climbing world who is making her […]

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Inaugural Silverton White Out Fat Bike Race coming this February

01/02/15 | By | 229 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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Here’s the beef, and the pork, veg and seeds

01/02/15 | By | More
Here’s the beef, and the pork, veg and seeds

Food and Farm Forum helps producers grow food, and their businessesCarol Parker personifies the idea of eating local. With more than four decades’ worth of experience in breeding grass-finished, chemical-free beef, growing organic hay and organic gardening, “I’ve raised most of our family’s food and put it up,” she says. Parker recently accompanied her husband […]

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Get hooked on ice at the 20th annual Ouray Ice Festival

01/02/15 | By | 151 More
Get hooked on ice at the 20th annual Ouray Ice Festival

Daytime action at the Ice Park, evening parties abound in townThe Ouray Ice Festival, Ouray’s annual homage to all things icy, is right around the corner, from Jan. 8-11. Presented by Asolo and Rock and Ice, the Fest is replete with climbing clinics, free walk-up climbing for adults and children, two exciting climbing competitions on […]

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The Dope on Dope: More Guidance Needed

01/02/15 | By | 92 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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Declining unemployment rate puts job-seekers in the driver’s seat

12/26/14 | By | 113 More
Declining unemployment rate puts job-seekers in the driver’s seat

Construction makes a comeback in the western San JuansThings are pretty quiet inside the Montrose Workforce Center on a recent December afternoon. Nobody is sitting at the reception desk, but in a cubicle beyond the counter, there is a low thrum of conversation going on between a counselor and a job seeker. Elsewhere in the […]

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Road to ruin

12/26/14 | By | 135 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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Ross Reels manufactures their renowned fly fishing gear in Montrose

12/18/14 | By | 184 More
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 […]

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New hurdles for Gunnison sage-grouse

12/18/14 | By | More
New hurdles for Gunnison sage-grouse

Political maneuvering could stymie conservation effortsThe United States Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened last month, but two recent political maneuvers could hinder the ability of the agency to enact further protections of the species, which exists exclusively in southwestern Colorado and a small portion of southeastern Utah. Last week, the […]

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Summit Quest

12/18/14 | By | 245 More
Summit Quest

Local mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill leads expedition to determine Southeast Asia’s highest peak After weeks of trudging along 150 miles of post-monsoon muddy trails, winding through steaming jungles on motorbike and on foot, Hilaree O’Neill was almost there. Nine days of demanding climbing up the jagged western slope of imposing peak Hkakabo Razi brought the Telluride […]

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All dried up?

12/10/14 | By | 194 More
All dried up?

The Southwest Basin Roundtable submitted its draft water plan to Gov. Hickenlooper on WednesdayOn a recent evening, the historic, single-room Placerville Schoolhouse was aglow in the dark as cars crunched over snow and gravel in the parking lot and a small stream of residents from across the entire San Miguel River Basin trickled into the […]

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Expanded Terrain at Crested Butte Mt. Resort

11/16/14 | By | 393 More
Expanded Terrain at Crested Butte Mt. Resort

Teo 2 delivers a variety of terrain for advanced skiers and riders.

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Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

11/13/14 | By | 256 More
Matchstick Productions Brings ‘Unparalleled Cinematic Experience’ to Opera House

The film utilizes the latest in aerial filming technology.

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City/County Mend Fences Over Dispatch Center Fee

11/12/14 | By | 85 More
City/County Mend Fences Over Dispatch Center Fee

“The premise of all of this is that we are in actual agreement at this table, which is really a great thing.”

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Friends Gather to Say Farewell to Jonathan Yazzie

11/12/14 | By | 1,127 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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The Day They Died | Remembering the Revenue Mine Tragedy

11/12/14 | By | 1,156 More
The Day They Died | Remembering the Revenue Mine Tragedy

“It was like walking through a haunted house with a bunch of fog,” survivor Cory Geist recalled.

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Montrose Youth Council Attracts Students Who Want to Make a Difference

11/12/14 | By | More
Montrose Youth Council Attracts Students Who Want to Make a Difference

The 11 members of the Council are determined to make positive change.

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Montrose Makerspace: A Place for Ideas, Invention and Ingenuity

11/06/14 | By | 498 More
Montrose Makerspace: A Place for Ideas, Invention and Ingenuity

The Makerspace in Montrose is open to those who want to see their ideas materialize

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Tisdel in Ouray, May in San Miguel, Davis in Montrose

11/05/14 | By | 485 More
Tisdel in Ouray, May in San Miguel,  Davis in Montrose

Telluride voters narrowly approve a school bond while Montrose voters decisively defeat a school tax increase and Ouray rejects recreational pot.

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Executive Director Hilary Cooper to Step Down From Sheep Mountain Alliance

11/03/14 | By | 270 More
Executive Director Hilary Cooper to Step Down From Sheep Mountain Alliance

The SMA Board is immediately seeking her replacement

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Special Agent’s New Book Unveils Dark World of Indian Art Trade

11/03/14 | By | 461 More
Special Agent’s New Book Unveils Dark World of Indian Art Trade

“The hardest part of undercover work is you have to be so friendly to crooks and then stab them in the back.”

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Montrose Library Wins State Award for Community Partnership

11/02/14 | By | More
Montrose Library Wins State Award for Community Partnership

Since the launch of the field trip program, more than 3,000 1st graders have toured the library and received library cards.

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Ridgway Yoga Shala Offers a Home for Seekers of All Stripes

11/01/14 | By | 299 More
Ridgway Yoga Shala Offers a Home for Seekers of All Stripes

Ridgway’s newest yoga studio has only been open for about two months, but already, it has a devoted following.

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Midnite Scholtes Says Farewell to Nordic Center

10/31/14 | By | 160 More
Midnite Scholtes Says Farewell to Nordic Center

He proved to be a patient and effective teacher, completing every task with care and determination.

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Tom Cruise Lists Telluride Home for $59 Million

10/30/14 | By | 950 More
Tom Cruise Lists Telluride Home for $59 Million

Oprah Winfrey taped a show at the house shortly before Cruise’s marriage to Katie Holmes, after his infamous couch-jumping incident on her show.

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ELEVATED | Darkness and Light

10/30/14 | By | 85 More
ELEVATED | Darkness and Light

A regional Halloween roundup – and beyond – all in the arts this week.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of an ‘Obtuse Classic’

10/29/14 | By | 197 More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | In Search of an ‘Obtuse Classic’

Paul Pena’s “Jet Airliner,” and then some.

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Back to the Drawing Board

10/27/14 | By | 74 More
Back to the Drawing Board

Triassic Pioneers a Whole New Concept in ‘Recycling’

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Police Subdue Man Claiming to Have Explosives, Firearms in Montrose Motel

10/24/14 | By | 257 More
Police Subdue Man Claiming to Have Explosives, Firearms in Montrose Motel

MPD officers searched the suspect’s motel room after he was safely in custody, and no firearms or explosives were found.

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A Rink of Their Own |U Valley Vixens Seek Winter Home

10/23/14 | By | 95 More
A Rink of Their Own |U Valley Vixens Seek Winter Home

The UVV consists of 15 women, and is always looking for more skaters.

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Yak Rancher Robert Hasse Says He’s Raising the Perfect Animal

10/22/14 | By | 283 More
Yak Rancher Robert Hasse Says He’s Raising the Perfect Animal

The meat tastes more like beef than any other animal, and does not have a gamey flavor, like elk or buffalo.

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Montrose Commissioners Deny Rezoning Request for Condo Complex

10/22/14 | By | More
Montrose Commissioners Deny Rezoning Request for Condo Complex

The commissioners decide that a single-family subdivision was not the place for a multi-building condominium complex in rural location.

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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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Ridgway Volleyball Squad Vies for District Title at Home This Weekend

10/22/14 | By | More
Ridgway Volleyball Squad Vies for District Title at Home This Weekend

Ridgway has a tough round of games coming up this Saturday on their own home court.

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Clinic for Homeless Pets Gives More Animals a Second Chance

10/21/14 | By | More
Clinic for Homeless Pets Gives More Animals a Second Chance

“This is such a tremendous asset for the shelter and our region,” said SCHS Executive Director Kelly Goodin.

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Silverton Fetes Long-Awaited Fiberoptic Arrival

10/19/14 | By | 140 More
Silverton Fetes Long-Awaited Fiberoptic Arrival

Despite the rocky ground, the fiber link from Durango to Silverton should be complete by next spring at the very latest.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Look Back at the Summer in Music

10/18/14 | By | More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | A Look Back at the Summer in Music

As Always, Telluride hit the author with its best shots.

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Ouray Candidates Tisdel and Saunders Square Off in WISE Forum

10/15/14 | By | 151 More
Ouray Candidates Tisdel and Saunders Square Off in WISE Forum

Both looked to prove they have the knowledge, dedication and leadership capabilities for the job.

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SMVC Nearing End of Approval Process for Mill Creek Subdivision

10/15/14 | By | 209 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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Tim Frates’ Framing, Laser Engraving Opens at New Location in Montrose

10/15/14 | By | More
Tim Frates’ Framing, Laser Engraving Opens at New Location in Montrose

Frates has the ability to customize awards, trophies, medals, signs, nameplates, and plaques all to what the customer needs and specifies.

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Telluride Winters Not Only About the Snow

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

10/09/14 | By | 230 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 | 569 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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The Face of Breast Cancer Survival

10/09/14 | By | 90 More
The Face of Breast Cancer Survival

The 22nd annual One Step Closer to Help and Hope 5k Walk and Run coming Saturday, Oct. 11.

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R&R | Matisyahu Returns to Telluride With New Music

10/08/14 | By | 171 More
R&R | Matisyahu Returns to Telluride With New Music

Matisyahu is set to return to Telluride with new songs from his 2014 release Akeda.

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A Race to Support America’s Veterans

10/08/14 | By | 130 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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Celebrating Wilderness Through Pastels and Watercolors

10/07/14 | By | 117 More
Celebrating Wilderness Through Pastels and Watercolors

Together, Rogers and Isgreen work to communicate a sense of place in very different mediums and styles.

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Fortune Minerals Completes Purchase of Revenue Silver Mine

10/07/14 | By | 213 More
Fortune Minerals Completes Purchase of Revenue Silver Mine

The Canadian company closed on the deal Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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Pilots Recount Amelia Project at Sherb Talk Next Thursday

10/05/14 | By | 342 More
Pilots Recount Amelia Project at Sherb Talk Next Thursday

Jordan and Earhart will reunite at Sherbino Theater next Thursday evening, Oct. 9, to talk about their adventures in the next installment of the Sherb Talks lecture series.

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Ouray Native Daughter Bids Adieu to Home of 92 Years

10/04/14 | By | 157 More
Ouray Native Daughter Bids Adieu to Home of 92 Years

Last week, at age 92, she packed up her things and left Ouray to live with her daughter Roxanna in Rock Island, Wa.

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Majestic Skies Submits Plans, Moves Forward With FBO Design

10/01/14 | By | 256 More
Majestic Skies Submits Plans, Moves Forward With FBO Design

Aviation DirectorLloyd Arnold confirmed Wednesday that building plans have been submitted as required.

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R&R | Jaden Carlson Band and Oh Whitney Bookend the Music Season

10/01/14 | By | 92 More
R&R | Jaden Carlson Band and Oh Whitney Bookend the Music Season

Austin’s latest rock transplants Oh Whitney come to Telluride.

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Family Cries Foul After Blasting Accident at Revenue Mine

10/01/14 | By | 665 More
Family Cries Foul After Blasting Accident at Revenue Mine

Federal officials have cited 92 significant and substantial violations at the mine during a 12-month review period ending July 31, 2014.

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VIDEO | 2014 GoPro Reel • Southwest Colorado

09/30/14 | By | 142 More
VIDEO | 2014 GoPro Reel • Southwest Colorado

GoPro footage captured over the past year or so.

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Great Fall Views Around Telluride

09/30/14 | By | 844 More
Great Fall Views Around Telluride

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VIDEO | Cheers to Oktoberfest in Montrose

09/29/14 | By | 152 More
VIDEO | Cheers to Oktoberfest in Montrose

William Woody’s farewell video report for The Watch; Montrose, Colorado’s 2014 Oktoberfest, featuring Kipori Woods.

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

09/29/14 | By | 1,198 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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It’s Amazing: Rodeo-Themed DeVries Corn Maze Open to the Public

09/26/14 | By | 1,166 More
It’s Amazing: Rodeo-Themed DeVries Corn Maze Open to the Public

The theme this year is Rodeo, with cowboys, bull riders and other rodeo scenes are carved from the rows of corn.

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Teachers’ Time Top Priority, Summit Concludes

09/25/14 | By | 79 More
Teachers’ Time Top Priority, Summit Concludes

Staff schedules are tight and implementing new classroom initiatives could hinder a teachers’ ability to sculpt an effective curriculum.

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It All Comes Down to Water: Justice Hobbs Meanders Through Water Law

09/25/14 | By | 449 More
It All Comes Down to Water: Justice Hobbs Meanders Through Water Law

This is the system under which Hobbs has labored during his 19-year tenure on the Colorado Supreme Court bench.

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EDITORIAL RANT | Farewell to a True Community Journalist

09/24/14 | By | 553 More
EDITORIAL RANT | Farewell to a True Community Journalist

Next week, Woody will pack up his cameras, lenses and faded Duke T-shirts and heads to Ashville, N.C., to work for the ‘Citizen-Times.’

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Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

09/24/14 | By | 395 More
Former San Miguel County Commissioner Vern Ebert Dies at 80

Career military man found a home in Telluride’s outdoors and with its people.

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Structure Fire Razes ‘Miracle House’ in Norwood

09/23/14 | By | 268 More
Structure Fire Razes ‘Miracle House’ in Norwood

Firefighters were able to keep an adjacent garage from burning down as well as keep the fire from the surrounding grassy areas.

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Steeled for Success

09/22/14 | By | 81 More
Steeled for Success

Metal Artist Jeff Skoloda Hits His Stride

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Ridgway Digs Into Lake Otonowanda Rehab Project 

09/20/14 | By | 169 More
Ridgway Digs Into Lake Otonowanda Rehab Project 

Workers focused on advancing this tunnel system jokingly calling for “holy water” last week, to expedite the laborious tunnel-boring process.

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Colorado Hops Boom Keeps Pace With Craft Beer Industry

09/18/14 | By | 332 More
Colorado Hops Boom Keeps Pace With Craft Beer Industry

The amount of hops produced this year in Colorado is expected to be a new record, but it’s relative.

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ELEVATED | ‘Spirit Bird’ Writer, Boettcher Retreat

09/18/14 | By | 109 More
ELEVATED | ‘Spirit Bird’ Writer, Boettcher Retreat

Drue Heinz Literature prizewinner reads in Ouray and Telluride, and the Boettcher Foundation Board retreats to Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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Climbers Recount Daring Mt. Sneffels Rescue Mission

09/17/14 | By | 3,955 More
Climbers Recount Daring Mt. Sneffels Rescue Mission

“I’ve always said, I’m the luckiest dude on the planet,” the injured climber said following rescue.

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New Trail System to Connect City Open Spaces

09/17/14 | By | More
New Trail System to Connect City Open Spaces

The Montrose Recreation District along with the city are prepared to submit a proposal to Great Outdoors Colorado.

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VIDEO | Mountains to Desert 2014

09/17/14 | By | 76 More
VIDEO | Mountains to Desert 2014

The famed Mountains to Desert bike ride is coming Sept. 20. Here’s a section of the route cyclists will be riding.

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VIDEO | Get Ready for Winter

09/17/14 | By | 98 More
VIDEO | Get Ready for Winter

With the leaves changing, Telluride’s best season is just around the corner.

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R&R | The Best of the Best at Telluride Blues and Brews

09/17/14 | By | 106 More
R&R | The Best of the Best at Telluride Blues and Brews

Top sets, memorable sit ins, and best debut performances from the 21st Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.

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A Telluride Couple’s High Desert Retreat

09/15/14 | By | 279 More
A Telluride Couple’s High Desert Retreat

Over a five-year period starting in 1995, Telluride architect
Cal Wilbourne and interior designer Martha Gearty
built a desert home completely on their own, using little more than their own manpower and two boat winches.

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Forest Service Seeks Answer for Dying Forests

09/13/14 | By | 177 More
Forest Service Seeks Answer for Dying Forests

The rise of the spruce bark beetle comes just as the pine beetle infestation in northern Colorado is tapering off.

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A Preservation Celebration at the Ghost Town of Animas Forks

09/11/14 | By | 144 More
A Preservation Celebration at the Ghost Town of Animas Forks

Now, the ghost town will be able to withstand many a harsh winter to come.

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ELEVATED | Reap What You Sow Art for Kids, Welcoming the Harvest

09/11/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Reap What You Sow Art for Kids, Welcoming the Harvest

Children’s art classes in Telluride, Ridgway and Montrose, and welcoming the harvest, all in the arts this week.

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OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Contractors Uncover Secret Tire Stash at Gunn Dump

09/10/14 | By | 252 More
OURAY COUNTY BRIEFS | Contractors Uncover Secret Tire Stash at Gunn Dump

Social media policy comes under scrutiny…Road dispute flairs up again.

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Savor the San Juans: A Home-and-Chef Tour

09/10/14 | By | 94 More
Savor the San Juans: A Home-and-Chef Tour

Savor the San Juans showcases the region’s best locally produced offerings, from delectables to buildings to design.

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Udall, Gardner’s First Debate Highlights Crucial Battle for Senate Seat

09/08/14 | By | 94 More
Udall, Gardner’s First Debate Highlights Crucial Battle for Senate Seat

The Udall-Gardner race is considered one of the most critical races in the U.S.

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Riding Into the Future of Ridgway’s Ranching Heritage

09/07/14 | By | 156 More
Riding Into the Future of Ridgway’s Ranching Heritage

Some kids take the bus to school. Others walk, or ride their bike. Gentry Gobey rides a horse named Zipper.

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Hot Springs Pool Overhaul Poised to Launch this Fall

09/05/14 | By | 177 More
Hot Springs Pool Overhaul Poised to Launch this Fall

Much of what needs to be fixed is not readily apparent to anyone except those who are intimately familiar with its archaic workings.

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R&R | The Road To Blues & Brews: One-On-One With Bombino

09/04/14 | By | 188 More
R&R | The Road To Blues & Brews: One-On-One With Bombino

Bringing music from his Saharan city of Agadez in Niger, Bombino talks about his Tuareg history and major moments in his music career.

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Great Outdoors Company Opens in Montrose

09/04/14 | By | 1,074 More
Great Outdoors Company Opens in Montrose

Owner Steve Omernik said the The Great Outdoors Company, located at 10 S. Selig Avenue in downtown Montrose, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend.

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ELEVATED | CO/BKLYN and a Spelling Bee

09/03/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | CO/BKLYN and a Spelling Bee

CO/BKLYN Half Drop art show and an adult spelling bee, both in Telluride in the arts this week.

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Citing ‘Lack of ‘Transparency,’ City Cuts Ties With MEDC

09/03/14 | By | 151 More
Citing ‘Lack of ‘Transparency,’ City Cuts Ties With MEDC

Councilors said the city will hand over to MEDC money held in escrow following a July real-estate deal in the Airport Industrial Park .

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Hickenlooper Shines Spotlight On Local Business Success Stories

09/03/14 | By | 119 More
Hickenlooper Shines Spotlight On Local Business Success Stories

“Ridgway is emblematic of Colorado,” HIckenlooper said.

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Man Survives Single-Vehicle Accident on Red Mountain Pass

09/01/14 | By | 982 More
Man Survives Single-Vehicle Accident on Red Mountain Pass

The victim spent a night exposed to the elements before emergency responders rescued him on Monday morning.

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Telluride Adaptive Ski Program Heads to Chile

08/29/14 | By | 145 More
Telluride Adaptive Ski Program Heads to Chile

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

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Completion of Fairgrounds Project Took ‘A Great Many Hands’

08/29/14 | By | 93 More
Completion of Fairgrounds Project Took ‘A Great Many Hands’

The community has come together again, to help build the new rodeo grounds.

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TFF’s Answer, as Always: The Program

08/28/14 | By | 193 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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Cooking Away for Farmacy Bucks

08/27/14 | By | More
Cooking Away for Farmacy Bucks

Ten families are working with Local Farmacy Rx, a local non-governmental program, to learn to cook – and eat well – together.

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ELEVATED | Surveying Landscapes

08/27/14 | By | 104 More
ELEVATED | Surveying Landscapes

Landscape photography in Telluride, Ouray and Montrose; a Ridgway library fundraiser; and a retreat with poet Rosemerry Trommer.

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VIDEO | Friday Night Lights at Montrose High School

08/26/14 | By | More
VIDEO | Friday Night Lights at Montrose High School

A video time lapse of the Indians’ first game of the season on Friday, Aug. 22.

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Room With a View

08/24/14 | By | More
Room With a View

A capacious loft above Main St. Montrose lets the outdoors in.

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Higher Rent Could Close Haven House Near Olathe

08/21/14 | By | 101 More
Higher Rent Could Close Haven House Near Olathe

According Haven House’s Larry Fredericksen, without financial help, the 67 percent increase in rent could shut the facility’s doors.

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VIDEO | Uncompaghre River Report

08/21/14 | By | 109 More
VIDEO | Uncompaghre River Report

The tour was developed to give local officials and residents a first-hand experience of the river since improvements were made.

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Will Construction Boom Change the Face of Telluride?

08/21/14 | By | 449 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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ELEVATED | Feasting on Robots

08/21/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Feasting on Robots

A robots exhibit and historic eating tour in Telluride, and a Celtic-music concert in Montrose, all in the arts this week.

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Greenspan to Run for County Commissioner

08/20/14 | By | 138 More
Greenspan to Run for County Commissioner

An unaffiliated candidate, Greenspan will challenge Democratic incumbent candidate Joan May in the Nov. 4 election.

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Montrose Football Stands Tall

08/20/14 | By | 120 More
Montrose Football Stands Tall

Because the movie was a true story about a football team, a death, and the pressure and reality of growing up the MHS team was able to draw some comparisons.

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It’s All a Facade

08/18/14 | By | 219 More
It’s All a Facade

Among Mesker enthusiasts, Ouray is a hands-down favorite, with 14 surviving examples.

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A Sense of Motion Finds a Home in Montrose

08/16/14 | By | 698 More
A Sense of Motion Finds a Home in Montrose

SOM Footwear’s local manufacturing operations of simple, fashionable sneakers are up and running.

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How the Montrose Mouse ‘Saved the Dallas’

08/15/14 | By | 189 More
How the Montrose Mouse ‘Saved the Dallas’

But for a cartoon mouse and 1,500 urine sample bottles, the Ridgway Reservoir may never have existed.

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Telluride Food Tours: Not Just About Food

08/14/14 | By | 194 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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VIDEO | From Crop Dusting to SAR, 45 Years of Service

08/14/14 | By | 424 More
VIDEO | From Crop Dusting to SAR, 45 Years of Service

Every summer, Olathe Spray Service Air Tractor planes and Bell helicopters buzz over rural the farmlands of the Western Slope.

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Ouray Sawtooth Mountain Ranch Project Finds Funding

08/12/14 | By | 124 More
Ouray Sawtooth Mountain Ranch Project Finds Funding

The Sawtooth Mountain Ranch Project complements 15,000 acres of land already protected along the San Juan Skyway.

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A Grand New Look for the Ouray County Fairgrounds

08/12/14 | By | 107 More
A Grand New Look for the Ouray County Fairgrounds

Ribbon cutting ceremonies are planned for Aug. 28 at 4:30 p.m. and Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. respectively.

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Great Views in the Most Scenic Corner of the U.S.

08/11/14 | By | 306 More
Great Views in the Most Scenic Corner of the U.S.

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The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Takes Place Aug. 16-19

08/10/14 | By | 75 More
The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Takes Place Aug. 16-19

Offers everything from guided forays to presentations on mushroom cultivation, anthropology, remediation, and significant research.

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Ouray Improves Ditch, Pursues New Water Rights

08/07/14 | By | More
Ouray Improves Ditch, Pursues New Water Rights

The city improves its water system with an eye to what will likely be a shrinking water supply across the West.

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dZi Foundation Rides Again in Trois Etapes Cycling Event

08/06/14 | By | More
dZi Foundation Rides Again in Trois Etapes Cycling Event

The Trois Etapes is a grueling, multi-day “fantasy camp” of European road racing.

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Montrose Man Accused of Removing Barricade From Black Canyon Pleads Not Guilty

08/06/14 | By | More
Montrose Man Accused of Removing Barricade From Black Canyon Pleads Not Guilty

Bentley claims the government had no authority to close the entrance.

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Summer Sensations at Smak Bar and Restaurant Rev

08/06/14 | By | More
Summer Sensations at Smak Bar and Restaurant Rev

Both have always incorporated local ingredients on their menu and currently feature items from Zephros Farms, Tomten, Farms, Avalanche Goat Dairy and the Southwest Fresh Farm Co-op.

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GUEST COMMENTARY | Marmot Hitchhikes to Olathe

GUEST COMMENTARY | Marmot Hitchhikes to Olathe

The marmot climbed up into the vehicle, probably into the engine compartment, and made a long hot trip of over 70 miles.

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New Press Box at MHS Football Field Underway

08/01/14 | By | More
New Press Box at MHS Football Field Underway

The rickety wooden building with loose nails and boards, which swayed in the breeze was torn down last week to make way for an upgrade.

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ELEVATED | Blossoming Artists, Wildflower Walk, Forest Film

07/31/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Blossoming Artists, Wildflower Walk, Forest Film

Blossoming artists in Montrose, wildflower walk and a forest film in Durango, all in the arts this week.

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Ridgway’s Rick Hodges Gets Hardrock Ticket Punched for 10th (and Final?) Time

07/30/14 | By | More
Ridgway’s Rick Hodges Gets Hardrock Ticket Punched for 10th (and Final?) Time

Hodges has always loved the challenge of a nice long run, and the training that leads up to it.

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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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Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

07/29/14 | By | More
Event Planned to Honor Builders of Ridgway Dam and Reservoir

Construction eventually started in 1978 and the reservoir filled completely for the first time in 1990.

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VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

07/29/14 | By | More
VIDEO: The Wood Brothers | Static Session

The Wood Brothers performed near Bridal Veil Falls during The Ride festival.

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VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

07/29/14 | By | More
VIDEO: Telluride Snowmaking Upgrades Underway

The new system will enable snowmaking crews to use the same amount of water in a more powerful way.

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Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

07/28/14 | By | More
Sherbino Theater Lecture Wraps Up OCHS ‘Evenings of History’ Series

The final ‘Evenings of History’ lecture for 2014 will explore the history of Ridgway’s oldest performing arts venue.

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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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Snowmaking Gets Bigger, More Efficient

07/24/14 | By | 258 More
Snowmaking Gets Bigger, More Efficient

The new system will enable snowmaking crews to use the same amount of water in a more powerful way, meaning more runs will open earlier in the season.

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Remembering JJ Cale

07/24/14 | By | 220 More
ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | Remembering JJ Cale

Geoff Hanson remembers the day the “king of the slow groove” had to ‘Kiss the World Goodbye.’

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Harvest Time | Sweet Corn Crop Down From Last Year

07/23/14 | By | More
Harvest Time | Sweet Corn Crop Down From Last Year

Olathe farmer John Harold says the goal this season is to harvest 620,000 boxes of corn.

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ELEVATED | The Girls in the Band, The Tao of Bluegrass….

07/23/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | The Girls in the Band, The Tao of Bluegrass….

All in the arts this week.

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In the Wheelhouse of the Season’s Best Fishing

07/23/14 | By | More
In the Wheelhouse of the Season’s Best Fishing

High summer in Southern Colorado: this is the season of the fly fisher, the finest hour for trout.

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Healing Power Without the High

07/22/14 | By | 145 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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VIDEO: Front Country – Static Session

07/17/14 | By | More
VIDEO: Front Country – Static Session

Front Country plays in Telluride.

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128th Montrose County Fair | Get Ready for the Swine Show

07/16/14 | By | More
128th Montrose County Fair | Get Ready for the Swine Show

Kimble Avery, a fourth grader at Johnson Elementary School, is participating in her first year of Montrose County 4-H.

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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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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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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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GHDC Plans Appeal, Bear Creek Road, New Cabin

07/09/14 | By | More
GHDC Plans Appeal, Bear Creek Road, New Cabin

Ever since the GHDC purchased three contiguous Bear Creek mining claims in 2010, its partners Ron Curry and Tom Chapman have speculated on what they may build there.

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City, MEDC Move Forward With Land Dispute

07/09/14 | By | More
City, MEDC Move Forward With Land Dispute

The question remaining is which entity – the city or MEDC – will retain proceeds from the sale.

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R&R | The Regional Rundown: What to Catch on the Western Slope This Week

07/09/14 | By | More
R&R | The Regional Rundown: What to Catch on the Western Slope This Week

The band has conquered all the hot venues on the Front Range, and are now setting their sights West with a 5 date run that includes Durango, Carbondale, Crested Butte, Aspen and Georgetown.

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Gardner’s Focus Is Working Class Colorado

07/08/14 | By | More
Gardner’s Focus Is Working Class Colorado

It appears unlikely the GOP will lose control of the House of Representatives this year, making control of the Senate this year’s largest political battle.

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A TREASURE TROVE OF ROCK HISTORY

07/04/14 | By | 1,193 More
A TREASURE TROVE OF ROCK HISTORY

‘He’s just a real country boy,’
says Joe Cocker’s wife, Pam.

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Udall’s Re-Election Strategy Hinges on Finding New Voters, Chasing Ballots

07/03/14 | By | More
Udall’s Re-Election Strategy Hinges on Finding New Voters, Chasing Ballots

Udall predicts the election, which pits himself against Congressman Cory Gardner, will be very close.

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Get Hosed at Ouray’s Fourth of July Water Fights

07/03/14 | By | More
Get Hosed at Ouray’s Fourth of July Water Fights

The Fourth of July promises to be drenched in drama once again this year.

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A Close-Up View of Washington, D.C.

07/02/14 | By | More
A Close-Up View of Washington, D.C.

Gus Jarvis reports that this year’s Colorado Capital Conference in Washington offered invaluable insights and a refreshing view of our nation’s leaders.

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The 14 Acts You Can’t Miss During Telluride’s Festival Season

07/02/14 | By | More
The 14 Acts You Can’t Miss During Telluride’s Festival Season

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Science on Parade

07/01/14 | By | More
Science on Parade

For the first time since 2003, the Telluride Science Research Center will be represented in the town’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

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Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

06/30/14 | By | More
Say No to Stale Beans and Yes to Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters

Exotic Earth Coffee Roasters in Ridgway is a place where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while picking up fresh beans.

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VIDEO | Gus Learns to Make Talay’s Famous Thailandaise Sauce

06/30/14 | By | 99 More
VIDEO | Gus Learns to Make Talay’s Famous Thailandaise Sauce

You can try Thailandaise Sauce at Siam’s Talay Grille in Mountain Village or Siam Telluride.

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Parade, Picnic, Games…And Maybe Fireworks in Telluride

06/29/14 | By | More
Parade, Picnic, Games…And Maybe Fireworks in Telluride

Featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine last year, the Telluride parade – starting, as always, at 11 a.m. sharp – is a summer staple.

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Fortune Minerals Settles in for Long Haul at Revenue Silver Mine

06/26/14 | By | 185 More
Fortune Minerals Settles in for Long Haul at Revenue Silver Mine

Work at the Revenue Silver Mine is progressing at a brisk clip, following the Canadian company’s move to acquire the property last month.

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Following Marijuana Legalization, Montrose Soils Business Booms

06/25/14 | By | More
Following Marijuana Legalization, Montrose Soils Business Booms

Jeremy Silva’s business is serving as a success story even though he doesn’t actually sell marijuana in any form.

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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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Upcoming Telluride Wine Festival Should Be the Best Yet

06/24/14 | By | More
Upcoming Telluride Wine Festival Should Be the Best Yet

Attendees can expect to eat, drink, laugh, and learn. Prices for individual events vary, and limited tickets will be available at the box office of events not yet sold out.

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The Main Event

06/22/14 | By | More
The Main Event

On the Telluride Via Ferrata

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2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: A Force of Nature

06/18/14 | By | More
2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: A Force of Nature

“It will be the first time they’ve all played together since IBMA,” Ferguson said, of Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush and Del McCoury’s Sunday night appearance.

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Henderson, White Approve Majestic Skies Agreement

06/18/14 | By | More
Henderson, White Approve Majestic Skies Agreement

Upon execution of the agreement, Majestic Skies will become a second fixed-base operator at the Montrose Regional Airport.

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Remembering Anabelle, Who Never Lost a Fight

06/18/14 | By | More
Remembering Anabelle, Who Never Lost a Fight

We had completely leashless lives, the two of us, and were the better – and banged up – for it.

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U.S.S. Montrose Celebrated in Montrose

06/18/14 | By | More
U.S.S. Montrose Celebrated in Montrose

The vessel ferried thousands of soldiers and supplies to war during World War II, then in Korea and Vietnam.

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Photographer Ingrid Lundahl’s New Book Chronicles ‘Outlaw Spirit’ of Telluride

06/18/14 | By | 108 More
Photographer Ingrid Lundahl’s New Book Chronicles ‘Outlaw Spirit’ of Telluride

Lundahl’s new book, Telluride: The Outlaw Spirit of a Colorado Town, comes out Labor Day weekend

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Welcome Home Montrose Featured on the ‘Glenn Beck Show’

06/15/14 | By | More
Welcome Home Montrose Featured on the ‘Glenn Beck Show’

Beck invited the group to talk about the need to help veterans, and the process involved in opening a center to help those most in need of a fresh start with community-oriented resources.

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Red Mountain Pass Now Open to 2-Way Traffic

06/14/14 | By | More
Red Mountain Pass Now Open to 2-Way Traffic

OURAY COUNTY – A new Corvette belonging to former Colorado Transportation Commissioner Steve Parker was the first car to roll over a newly paved section of US 550/Red Mountain Pass after a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday evening to mark the completion of months of rockfall mitigation work there. The transportation artery between Ouray and Silverton […]

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R&R | PDX Lo-Fi Rock Darlings Wild Ones Settle in Telluride for a Night

06/13/14 | By | More
R&R | PDX Lo-Fi Rock Darlings Wild Ones Settle in Telluride for a Night

Portland band Wild Ones combines 90s alternative with modern pop rock at The Moon.

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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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At Long Last, Ridgway Dam Hydro Plant Is Spinning Water Into Energy

06/12/14 | By | 119 More
At Long Last, Ridgway Dam Hydro Plant Is Spinning Water Into Energy

The emissions reduction benefit is equivalent to removing about 4,400 cars off the road each year.

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Remembering 22

06/11/14 | By | 171 More
Remembering 22

Grayson Burris was a friend, son and teammate who died in the course of rescuing a friend from drowing.

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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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The Sheriff Goes Off…

06/10/14 | By | More
The Sheriff Goes Off…

San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters has posted a video from the location of a Telluride High School graduation party. The lesson for the kids: Mind your receipts.

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New Dog Den Will Give More Pooches a ‘Second Chance’

06/08/14 | By | More
New Dog Den Will Give More Pooches a ‘Second Chance’

In Ridgway, a new purpose-built Dog Den at Second Chance Humane Society’s Animal Resource Center doubles the shelter’s capacity and ability to save lives.

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Beekeeping a Passion and Essential for Local Agriculture

06/07/14 | By | More
Beekeeping a Passion and Essential for Local Agriculture

It is a challenge keeping bees healthy and poison-free.

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Spilling Over the Crystal

06/05/14 | By | More
Spilling Over the Crystal

This happens only once in a while. Watch it now.

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Hydroelectricity Cuts Through Red Tape

06/05/14 | By | More
Hydroelectricity Cuts Through Red Tape

New law promotes flow of more hydroelectric projects.

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‘Maid in the Shade’ Heads to Montrose

06/02/14 | By | More
‘Maid in the Shade’ Heads to Montrose

A pair of thunderous engines once used in a global fight for peace against evil will descend into Montrose next weekend.

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Moving On: Ouray School Bids Adieu to Three Beloved Teachers

05/30/14 | By | More
Moving On: Ouray School Bids Adieu to Three Beloved Teachers

The Ouray School stage will be named after Nixon, and a special bench in the playground will be dedicated to Kern.

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Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

05/29/14 | By | More
Wright Opera House Set to Reopen This Weekend

This Saturday the opera house reopens to the public with a sold-out Hayes Carll concert.

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Montrose Athlete Heading to South Africa for Powerlifting Competition

05/29/14 | By | More
Montrose Athlete Heading to South Africa for Powerlifting Competition

Words don’t describe how excited I am,” says 21-year-old Jenny Nocas.

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Expect High Water on Gunnison River

05/29/14 | By | More
Expect High Water on Gunnison River

River levels are increasing by the day and expected peak flows are scheduled for June 2.

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Attorney Says Majestic Agreement Violates FAA Grant Assurance Regs

05/28/14 | By | More
Attorney Says Majestic Agreement Violates FAA Grant Assurance Regs

Michael Morgan calls the Majestic agreement ‘unjustly discriminatory.’

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Controlled Burn on the Uncompahgre

05/25/14 | By | More
Controlled Burn on the Uncompahgre

About 755 acres were outlined in the USFS Burn Plan designed to improve the health of Ponderosa Pine habitat and reduce ground and ladder fuels.

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Memorial Museum Opens in New York, and a Montrose Family Member Is There

05/24/14 | By | More
Memorial Museum Opens in New York, and a Montrose Family Member Is There

Montrose physician Bill Faragher lost his 33-year-old sister when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the building.

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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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Chapman Loses Access Battle on Gold Hill Road, Bear Creek

05/22/14 | By | 86 More
Chapman Loses Access Battle on Gold Hill Road, Bear Creek

Judge rules that historic access to upper Bear Creek came from Wasatch Trail, not Gold Hill Road.

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A Temporary Halt to Rockwall Work Coming This Weekend

05/22/14 | By | More
A Temporary Halt to Rockwall Work Coming This Weekend

Motorists and local business owners will get a reprieve over the upcoming holiday weekend from the rockfall mitigation work on U.S. 550 Red Mountain Pass.

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Mountainfilm 2014: A Call to Action

05/22/14 | By | More
Mountainfilm 2014: A Call to Action

The theme of this year’s Mountainfilm Festival is Wilderness.

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ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

05/22/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Blues, Broads and ‘Tinguage’

Poetry in Telluride, dining in Ridgway, a train ride in Durango and Great Old Broads celebrate 25 years of wilderness advocacy.

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Construction Springs to Life

05/15/14 | By | More
Construction Springs to Life

Marked increases in building permits issued and the valuation of those permits, especially in Montrose, Montrose County and Telluride suggest that construction may be on the rebound.

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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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iPads Deemed Essential by Montrose Schools as New Testing Is Set to Begin

05/14/14 | By | More
iPads Deemed Essential by Montrose Schools as New Testing Is Set to Begin

Montrose Schools RE-1J teachers and district officials say that to stay competitive, a massive technology upgrade is required before the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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A New Chapter for the Revenue-Virginius Mine

05/13/14 | By | 686 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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TAB Celebrates a Record-Breaking Year of Fundraising

05/10/14 | By | More
TAB Celebrates a Record-Breaking Year of Fundraising

This year, TAB will be distributing over $177,000 to its seven beneficiaries and is a record amount donated by TAB in a single year.

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FBO Hearing Cancelled for Third Time in Montrose

05/08/14 | By | More
FBO Hearing Cancelled for Third Time in Montrose

The cancellation of the May 8 hearing is to allow for further conversations with Majestic Skies and to address public concern.

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Ouray Police Chief Poised to Implement Community Policing Program

05/05/14 | By | 97 More
Ouray Police Chief Poised to Implement Community Policing Program

The key to making it all work was to establish an open line of communication between the police and property managers.S

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Sarah Landeryou Takes Reins at Wilkinson Public Library

05/03/14 | By | More
Sarah Landeryou Takes Reins at Wilkinson Public Library

With the library now stabilized following a period of turmoil, Interim Library Director Brenda Carns is passing the baton to a new library director.

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Life of Garret Middleton Celebrated by a City

05/01/14 | By | 210 More
Life of Garret Middleton Celebrated by a City

Hundreds of fellow students, teachers and teammates of 15-year-old left-handed batter Garret Middleton gathered at the Sunset Mesa baseball complex last week to say goodbye.

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ELEVATED | Sufis, Bridger and the Clever Mr. Fox

05/01/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Sufis, Bridger and the Clever Mr. Fox

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ in Telluride, Rosemerry Trommer at the Palm, and poetry in Ridgway, all in the arts this week.

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Bark Beetles Go to Town on Ouray’s White Fir Forests

05/01/14 | By | 165 More
Bark Beetles Go to Town on Ouray’s White Fir Forests

Soon, the millions of beetles that have hatched and spent the winter munching on newly dying trees will start flying again.

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Down-Climbing Wilson Peak, Fully Gripped

05/01/14 | By | 87 More
Down-Climbing Wilson Peak, Fully Gripped

“The first responder scenarios we practiced outside in the autumn weather were now happening for real.”

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Let Freedom Ring Now in Its Second Year

04/28/14 | By | More
Let Freedom Ring Now in Its Second Year

WRC’s Let Freedom Ring project generates awareness, recognition and gratitude for military veterans on Memorial Day, with wind chimes.

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School Board Report Calls For $22.8 Million Worth of District Improvements

04/25/14 | By | More
School Board Report Calls  For $22.8 Million Worth of District Improvements

Columbine Is the priority, board and staff agree.

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Telluride After the Great Recession

04/23/14 | By | More
Telluride After the Great Recession

To say that 2007 housing crash and subsequent financial crisis hit the region’s real estate markets hard is an understatement. Is the market coming back?

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R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

04/23/14 | By | More
R&R | High on Horns: 4/20 With Polyrhythmics and Elder Grown

The arbitrary annual holiday known as 4/20, includes almost every musician and the like-minded fans who flock to see them.

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Niagara Community Garden Almost Complete

04/23/14 | By | More
Niagara Community Garden Almost Complete

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for April 23.

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Montrose Poised to Become a Gigabyte City

04/21/14 | By | More
Montrose Poised to Become a Gigabyte City

City voters approved Measure A earlier this month, giving city officials the right to provide broadband, cable, phone and other telecommunication services.

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TELLURIDE TRUFFLE

04/17/14 | By | More
TELLURIDE TRUFFLE

Since 1997, Telluride Truffle has become a confectionary staple in Telluride. Piping hot cocoa, handcrafted truffles and irresistible ice cream sundaes are served year-round in Telluride, Mountain Village and Lawson Hill

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UPDATED: County to Ink Agreement for Second FBO

04/17/14 | By | More
UPDATED: County to Ink Agreement for Second FBO

The Montrose County Commissioners say that FAA Grant Assurance regulations are essentially making the decision that a second FBO will be approved at Montrose Regional Airport.

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Telski Finishes Healthy Ski Season

04/12/14 | By | More
Telski Finishes Healthy Ski Season

The ski season was a success for Telski, said its VP of sales and marketing, thanks to a healthy snowfall and new marketing effort.

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Kipori Woods Trades the ‘Big Easy’ for Montrose

04/10/14 | By | More
Kipori Woods Trades the ‘Big Easy’ for Montrose

Word spreads quickly in Montrose when a new local musician steps into the scene with unprecedented chops and a charisma built upon his developing backstory.

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Inspiring a Generation of Healthy Eaters

04/10/14 | By | More
Inspiring a Generation of Healthy Eaters

It’s off to the state finals for the Telluride Grow Dome girls.

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State Hopes to Find Solution to Mule Deer Decline

04/10/14 | By | More
State Hopes to Find Solution to Mule Deer Decline

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding a series of seven public meetings around the state to develop a strategy that not only halts the current trend but increase mule deer population to the set objective.

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New Sewer Projects Keep City Constantly Updating

04/09/14 | By | More
New Sewer Projects Keep City Constantly Updating

Each year the City of Montrose spends $4,375,000 to maintain its water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

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2014 MOUNTAINFILM | Have We Lost Our Wilderness?

04/07/14 | By | More
2014 MOUNTAINFILM | Have We Lost Our Wilderness?

Authors Douglas Brinkley and Jared Diamond are just two of the scheduled speakers for Telluride Mountainfilm’s Moving Mountains Symposium, on Friday, May 23.

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A New Era for the Knights of Pythias Building

04/07/14 | By | More
A New Era for the Knights of Pythias Building

History is the focus, as the 120-year-old Knights of Pythias building’s restoration enters its fourth month; the corner building next to the Fox Theater, where Budget Line Furniture was located for decades.

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Ridgway Grad Launches West Africa Project

04/04/14 | By | More
Ridgway Grad Launches West Africa Project

Ridgway High School alum and movement-based educator Kelsey Fox Bennett has been invited to work with students at two schools in West Africa to offer education training to accelerate learning and healing.

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Change in Application Extends Four Corners Review

04/03/14 | By | More
Change in Application Extends Four Corners Review

The Telluride Town Council asks for more clarification before it will vote on a request for zoning waivers for the ambitious development project.

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R&R | Winter Music Season Ends on High Notes

04/03/14 | By | More
R&R | Winter Music Season Ends on High Notes

The slopes are closing, as are the music venues, but not before one last blowout week of shows.

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ELEVATED | Favorites Return

04/03/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Favorites Return

A jazz musician comes back to Ouray County, and a popular poetry contest returns too, all in the arts this week.

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Yes on B! Voters Approve Montrose Rec Center.

04/03/14 | By | More
Yes on B! Voters Approve Montrose Rec Center.

The proposed 0.3 percent city sales tax increase to build a community recreation center in Montrose received 52 percent of the vote versus 47 percent against it.

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Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill Gives Everest-Lhotse Presentation for dZi Foundation

03/31/14 | By | More
Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill Gives Everest-Lhotse Presentation for dZi Foundation

The event is a fundraiser for the dZi Foundation, and will conclude with a brief presentation from dZi Executive Director Mark Rikkers on “Deep Development in Nepal.”

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ELEVATED | Dances with Death, Nature and the Strange

03/28/14 | By | More
ELEVATED | Dances with Death, Nature and the Strange

Visiting poet in Ridgway and poetry plus Burlesque in Telluride, all in the arts this week.

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Fate of Pandora Mill Unknown

03/28/14 | By | More
Fate of Pandora Mill Unknown

The San Miguel Board of County Commissioners expressed a desire to preserve the historic structure at their meeting last Wednesday, March 19. Just how to preserve it is not yet clear.

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Celebrate Ski Town Culture at Scrapple Fest

03/28/14 | By | More
Celebrate Ski Town Culture at Scrapple Fest

Now comes Scrapple Fest, a 1970s-and-80s-themed costume party, complete with a pig roast, a pig chase (mimicking a pivotal scene in the film) and finally, at 8 p.m., a 35 mm screening of the film in the Palm Theater.

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Plane, Victims Retrieved From Ridgway Reservoir

03/28/14 | By | More
Plane, Victims Retrieved From Ridgway Reservoir

Representatives from the aircraft company and the salvage team are now preparing the plane wreckage for transport to Greeley, where the investigation will be headquartered.

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Eliot Muckerman: A Bright Light, Dimmed

03/27/14 | By | 171 More
Eliot Muckerman: A Bright Light, Dimmed

A picture of an irreplaceable fixture in the Telluride community emerged, as one close friend after another took the microphone to remember Eliot Muckerman at a ceremony on Saturday.

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65 Years Under the Stars

03/27/14 | By | More
65 Years Under the Stars

The Star Drive-In Movie Theater celebrates its survival – and its transition to digital.

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R&R | Dynohunter and SunSquabi Keep Colorado Electronic Music Alive

03/27/14 | By | More
R&R | Dynohunter and SunSquabi Keep Colorado Electronic Music Alive

Live electronica in the club and reggae bands on the mountain this week.

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Ouray Ice Park Wraps Up Successful Season This Weekend

03/27/14 | By | More
Ouray Ice Park Wraps Up Successful Season This Weekend

Ice climbing in Ouray winds down this weekend with the pending closure of the Ouray Ice Park for the season. The last day of climbing in the park is Sunday, March 30.

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TSSC’s McCargo, Rowley Take Top Honors at Junior Worlds

03/27/14 | By | More
TSSC’s McCargo, Rowley Take Top Honors at Junior Worlds

“It’s great… to see these young athletes rise to the occasion and see the future of the team in front of our eyes.”

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P&Z OKs Waiver Request for Four Corners

03/27/14 | By | More
P&Z OKs Waiver Request for Four Corners

Telluride’s Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of general waivers on a project that could dramatically reshape central Telluride.

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