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An initiative of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has helped INFOCU5, a company with Telluride roots, to fully relocate and centralize their operations and growth efforts to the Western Slope of Colorado.

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Not long ago, an acquaintance suggested we meet for a pot of tea at Mountain Gate, the new teahouse in town located just north of the Free Box on Pine Street. A casual consumer of tea but certainly not a connoisseur, I arrived with little in the way of preconceived expectations other than pe…

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Patty Denny originally launched her chocolate business, Telluride Truffle, on the internet because she never thought she’d be able to afford a storefront in Telluride. Twenty-three years later, she operates three retail locations — one in Telluride, one in Lawson Hill, and now, one in Denver. 

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For the past 27 years, Monique Toulouse, owner of July Five clothing company, has been a vendor at Telluride’s festivals in Town Park. While she was initially “shaken” by the cancelation of this summer’s music festivals due to COVID-19, she quickly discovered a silver lining: In the stillnes…

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What do spaghetti aglio e olio, sautéed fennel with garlic, heirloom tomato and feta salad, and a bing cherry mojito have in common? Besides the fact that their mere mention may be causing a mouth-watering effect at the moment, key ingredients for all of these fresh dishes can be found, alon…

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The New Sheridan Hotel is as much a fixture in picture-perfect postcards as the mountains that create the backdrop for what is the iconic vision of Telluride. The historic hotel has stood at its post on Colorado Avenue, just east of the County Courthouse, since 1895. Its most recent remodel …

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In 1995, Coolio topped the Billboard charts with “Gangsta’s Paradise,” director Joel Schumacher’s “Batman Forever” dominated the box offices and the Town of Mountain Village was born. In Telluride, a young Jenny DiFiore opened a shoe store. Flash forward 25 years, and Scarpe on 250 East Paci…

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La Cocina de Luz is seemingly always one of the busiest spots in town. The Mexican restaurant with daily specials and a laid-back outdoor dining area has been open since March 18, through offseason, in providing what has become local comfort food. 

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The Rocky Mountains of Southwest Colorado is not the first place you might imagine as a source for high-grade, extra-virgin olive oil. 

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While the Town of Telluride enters the second week of reopening the local economy, businesses are adapting to the new public health guidelines. Eateries are now open to in-person business, which includes a 50-percent or 50-person, whichever is less, capacity limit. The county’s guidelines al…

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Cleaning services are seemingly more important than ever right now, as extra sanitation measures are necessary to combat the current COVID-19 pandemic, and local businesses are upping their game in doing so.

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has many people reeling as they adjust to life under such uncertain circumstances. Throughout it all, however, people have been coming together to help one another. 

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It’s unusual for a major renovation project to be completed ahead of schedule, and (you might reasonably assume) even more unlikely that this could take place during a pandemic.

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Members of the business community are understandably anxious about how the summer season, already weakened by the cancellation of several festivals and major events, will play out. And facing uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on travel plans, thus potentially limiting the num…

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When Ted Wilson opened Gargoyle’s Gift Shop in the summer of 2018, he, like every other entrepreneur going into business, had the highest of hopes. The unique shop’s inventory was heavy on pop culture merchandise like graphic novels, games, puzzles and scads of comic book-themed merchandise,…

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It’s safe to say, that when it comes to doing business during a pandemic, restaurateurs are throwing away the usual playbook. Driven by a desire to keep employees working and to offer dining options to a community sheltering at home in compliance with public health orders due to COVID-19, di…

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Nothing put the kibosh faster on the nation’s restaurants and dining establishments faster than the COVID-19 pandemic. With public health officials rapidly ordering the closure of public places where people gather in an effort to reduce the transmission rate of the novel coronavirus, eaterie…

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Unless you’re out of lemons, aren’t keen on going to the grocery store — a pandemic and shelter-in-place orders make that understandable — and, well, you just don’t feel like getting dressed. Lemonade can still happen by ordering your groceries onli…

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Telluride, as local parents know, is a great place to raise kids. With rock-solid schools, wilderness for a backyard and a child-rearing ethos based on “give them roots and wings,” Telluride’s young people are afforded a strong platform from which to make the most of life beyond the valley.

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