For local workers who qualify for deed-restricted affordable housing and are renting, the news of potentially losing such housing would be most unwelcome, dire even.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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On a normal, happy Saturday in 2013, Chris Roberts took his young daughter, Makayla, and her little sister Hannah Marshall out to lunch at McDonald’s in Orlando, Florida.

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Wolves have been much in the news recently. Advocates for the predator’s reintroduction in this state have now collected more than enough signatures to have the question put to Colorado residents in November, and recently announced that Initiative 107 (as it is known) will be on the ballot t…

Danelle Hughes Norman is a certified teacher with 20 years of experience working with young people, but, she notes, “none of the education, experience and training I received compares to how profoundly the Positive Youth Development workshop changes how I show up with youth, which, in turn, …

The saying “there is strength in numbers” may be truer today than it’s ever been. Joss Lifton-Zoline of the Progressive Women’s Caucus of the San Juans (PWC) knows this. The PWC has organized a Telluride’s Women’s March since 2017 in a display of solidarity with other women and marchers acro…

In between meetings, there are more meetings. The San Miguel Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) — chair Hilary Cooper, Kris Holstrom and Lance Waring — conduct county business not only in the context of the board’s regular meetings, in which they take action on any number of new policies o…

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The long-awaited trial of a Haitian woman charged with murdering two young girls in Norwood in 2017 gets underway on Wednesday morning at the Gunnison County Courthouse, after two full days of jury selection. Madani Ceus, the alleged spiritual leader of a small doomsday religious group that …

After fielding several complaints about the Lawson Hill service last month, San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) reported Thursday that the route was monitored and changes were made to correct some issues, including lateness.

The holidays are a celebratory time for tourists in the box canyon. But this year, for Anton Benitez, executive director of the Telluride Mountain Village Home Owners Association, the holiday season could easily have been a testing time: would guests complain that there was no grocery store …

The outdoor recreation scene of Telluride’s neighbor to the south will be celebrated this weekend at the Rico Winter Carnival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday with winter sports, a snowman-making contest, potluck chili dinner, live music and more.

It’s a question that has haunted mankind for eternity. Do big things really come in small packages? The world may never know, but the Ah Haa School for the Arts is doing its due diligence for this year’s annual art exhibition.

Ladies and gentlemen, roll up your sleeves. At Wednesday’s meeting of the San Miguel County Planning Commission (CPC), county planning director Kaye Simonson lined out the board with the year’s ambitious to-do list. At the top of that list is an update of the Telluride Regional Area Master P…

Happy New Year to all of you. As we begin our journey into not only a new year — a new decade — I want to express my gratitude to everyone who placed their trust in me to serve you for the next four years. I believe we all have many things for which to be grateful:

The new year, which launched humanity into the 2020s, is already a week old, and it might not seem like much has changed, well, at least not yet. The world is still burning, as Australia continues to fight wildfires of biblical proportions. The threat of World War III still looms after a U.S…

It’s not enough to talk. That’s the message Telluride Town Council heard from members of the town’s Ecology Commission at a Tuesday morning work session in Rebekah Hall. The commission’s yearly work plan, an ambitious six-point list of goals, was later approved by council in the afternoon po…

Bluebird skies, mild temperatures, solid snowpack and a sleeper powder day gave skiers reason to smile and helped Telluride Ski Resort end 2019 on a festive note. With Christmas in the middle of the week, some guests stayed a little longer, too.

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Sometimes it seems like Telluride wears two very different labels: party town and a great place for kids. Inhabiting the space where these labels bump up against each other is Communities That Care (CTC), an evidence-based, collaborative program that seeks to prevent youth behavior problems,…

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Karen Winkelmann, who has over 20 years of experience in health care management, became the new CEO of the Telluride Regional Medical Center (TMC) in August. She replaces John Gardner, who was brought on as CEO in the spring of 2016, when the Telluride Hospital District anticipated breaking …

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It is rare for humans to agree on one thing, but on a sunny Friday afternoon on Telluride’s Main Street, reports seemed unanimous: It has been a splendid holiday season.