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The Telluride Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday to discuss a myriad of project proposals. Agenda items included reviewing a property owner’s proposal to amend the current Planned Unit Development (PUD), the commission’s proposal to limit service commercial uses within the town’s co…

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The vestiges of Telluride’s mining past can be seen nearly everywhere. The architecture of the time remains in the town’s historically designated core, hikers commonly come across old cable and other abandoned pieces of machinery, and the very roads and trails they tread were once used to ac…

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Back in March, April or May, a visitor to San Miguel County’s mass vaccination center in the Telluride Intermediate School gym could have been forgiven for forgetting that they were about to get a shot.

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In the second in a five-step review process, the San Miguel Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) deferred a decision on the proposed development of the 20-acre Society Turn project until July 28. In its Wednesday meeting, the commissioners heard from county planning staff, the development’s …

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The Town of Mountain Village, which owns and oversees the operations of the gondola system, is continuing to struggle with enforcement of the current federal mask mandate regarding public transportation. 

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A mudslide snaked down from Royer Gulch the east end of Telluride and into the East Pandora neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. The mudslide left three feet of debris on the river trail by Pandora Lane and additional “weather-related impacts on roadways and passes,” according to San Miguel Count…

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When it comes to offering programming for the community, Wilkinson Public Library is not messing around. From pie contests to story time, from adult crafting to booze and books, from film to fly-tying, the range of opportunities to learn — and play — is mind-boggling. And, as if to prove how…

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It’s safe to say that people are happy to see live entertainment in the box canyon again. Over the past week, Telluride Theatre’s “Macbeth” sold out before opening night Saturday. Crowds at the recent Ride Festival, including the shows at the Sheridan Opera House, were excitable and energeti…

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Sheep Mountain Alliance (SMA), a local grassroots organization, has proved its commitment to environmental stewardship in the Telluride region and the larger southwest Colorado time and time again over the years. The organization continues to coordinate with local land agencies, as well as s…

The banner strung across Colorado Avenue reminds the downtown throngs that despite the newfound freedom of largely mask-less life, the COVID pandemic hasn’t reached the finish line. “We’re not out of the woods yet. Get vaccinated,” it reads, undulating in the breeze. It’s a message county pu…

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Mountain Village is saying YES to creating additional housing opportunities. The new program, Your Equity Support Deed Restricted Program offers qualifying property owners up to $200,000 in exchange for placing a deed restriction on the property. The payment would be for a portion of a prope…

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On June 30, three Telluride locals filed a citizen-initiated ballot measure that would cap the quantity of short-term rentals in Telluride, “for purposes of promoting long-term rental opportunities for local residents,” according to the proposed ordinance.

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When local sculptor Richard Arnold talks about the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), he fondly refers to it as “my airport.” Many may know Arnold’s bronze artwork, including the “Sofia” statue outside of the Telluride Middle/High School near the bus stop, but it may be a surprise to some tha…

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It seems impossible to imagine, yet apparently there it was: a mountain lion, on the front porch of a home, one night recently in Ridgway.

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JULY 1

SAN MIGUEL SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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The Mountain Village gondola cabins were a cheery refuge in a pandemic winter, places for diners to safely gather and enjoy a warming beverage, or a bite, before heading back into the snow.

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It’s like “The Great American Baking Show,” but local, vibrant and for a good cause. Get your beakers out, lab coats ready and chemistry minds engaged because Pinhead is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the annual Science of Cocktails event this weekend.