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Over the holiday weekend, first responders took decisive action to administer care and evacuate patients to hospital care in two separate incidents. On the evening of July 4, Telluride Fire Protection District EMS was dispatched to the St. Sophia gondola mid-station to respond to an unconsci…

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The San Miguel County Public Health Department announced five new COVID-19 cases over Fourth of July weekend that are not related to previous cases, according to news releases.

Cloudy skies, lightning strikes, and occasional, drenching rain: Mother Nature was putting on her own fireworks at presstime Friday afternoon, even as annual fireworks displays were canceled.

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With a brief reprieve through the Fourth of July weekend, construction on Highway 145 Down Valley will resume Tuesday morning.

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The Fourth of July has long been a popular weekend in Telluride, with throngs of visitors and residents alike lining Colorado Avenue for the colorful annual parade, and gathering in Town Park for the traditional fire department BBQ. Of course, these staple events will not be happening this y…

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For those missing the camaraderie of lifting a pint or two with friends after work, or celebrating a birthday where everybody knows your name, the reopening of Telluride’s bars is most welcome. But given the public health restrictions put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, wateri…

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In spite of a recent flurry of new positive COVID-19 cases in San Miguel County, officials remain confident that Telluride and the county have a handle on the state of the current public health situation. The Board of County Commissioners  (BOCC) met Wednesday for the latest updates from the…

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If you take a ride on the gondola in the coming months from Mountain Village to Telluride and glance down at the carpet of green hillside beneath your floating car, you may see a message spelled out in looping, pink letters.

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have eliminated the annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks this summer, but that doesn’t mean the holiday itself is canceled. Though public health guidelines remain in place, including wearing a facemask in all indoor public spaces in the towns of Telluride and …

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Oh, say can you see: A. runners scrambling up a grassy hillside towards the gondola mid-station; B. local artists offering their wares in the open-air Transfer Warehouse; C. live musical performances on Main Street in Telluride and in the plazas of Mountain Village; or D. all of the above?

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The cancelation of the 27th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival comes as little surprise to anyone tracking the COVID-19 pandemic’s relentless presence in the country. But for the festival’s director and president of SBG Productions, Steve Gumble, it was still a disappointment. In a …

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During a typical Fourth of July weekend, artists can be seen dotted across town and the surrounding outdoor areas as they paint scenes of Main Street and the mountains during the annual Telluride Plein Air event hosted by the Sheridan Arts Foundation at the Sheridan Opera House. With public …

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With great privilege comes great responsibility, so the saying goes. And in an unprecedented time, Telluride’s local food bank is stepping up.

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When it comes to avoiding conflicts on the trails this summer, perhaps we’d do well to take a leaf out of Aretha Franklin’s book: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.

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Telluride Town Council unanimously approved the extension of the emergency ordinance that requires face coverings to be worn inside public establishments and public transportation. The COVID-19 pandemic-driven measure was expanded to include bars, though Governor Jared Polis announced Tuesda…

The San Miguel County Public Health Department announced three new COVID-19 cases Saturday, which are all related to previous cases, according to a news release. A 25-year-old male and a 25-year old female were close contacts to a known positive, and began isolating at the onset of symptoms.…

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It seems as if it will take more than a pandemic to keep the region’s visitors away. Telluride and the surrounding region, despite numerous restrictions surrounding dining, lodging and event sectors — all key components to a healthy tourism economy — seem to be faring well, all things considered.

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On Tuesday morning, John Pandolfo was trucking along I-70 toward the Colorado-Kansas state line with his dog, Rosie, and his cat, Tori, on his way to Telluride to take up his new position as the superintendent of the R-1 School District. Though he doesn’t officially step into the post until …

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The San Miguel County Public Health department  has confirmed one new COVID-19 case that is unrelated to recent cases. An 18 year-old male tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of cases to 35, and active cases to 11.