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The license plates told the story. As they usually are, most were from Colorado (this was, after all, a parking lot in downtown Ridgway). 

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The neon “Open” sign blinked back to life last week in the window of Rico’s liquor store, Motherlode Liquors, after closing its doors last year. Now under the new ownership of Paul Winton, the main street purveyor of boozy beverages is back in business, providing the perfect pairing for that…

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In 1892, it was a storage warehouse for incoming goods recently carried across the country by the new Rio Grande Southern Railway. In 1905, it safeguarded 1,500 boxes of apples from a raging fire that swept through the building after some boys dropped a lit cigarette into hay while peeping i…

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Despite the cancellation of the summer’s festival season, Telluride and surrounding communities have been bustling with tourism this summer as visitors from Denver to Dallas have sought a breath of fresh air during a stressful year. At the mid-July evaluation during which a jump from 50 to 7…

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It should come as little surprise that Colorado ranks 17th among states that are chosen to celebrate weddings. Stunning vistas, unique venues and a host of top-notch vendors — think food, flowers, music, photography and more — conspire to create celebrations that leave a lifetime of memories…

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Framed by the majestic 14,000-foot peaks and wide blue skies of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains from its perch in Telluride’s Mountain Village, Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection announced Friday Bill Greenwood as executive chef, according to a news release. Greenwood bri…

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Like so many who’ve ended up in Telluride, Abby Herman arrived here with a couple of friends after graduating from Colorado College in 1990 and never left. She first caught the baking bug while working at Baked in Telluride. Then-owner Jerry Greene was supportive of her mountain bike racing …

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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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