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Kathleen Morgan likes making hers using brightly colored cotton fabrics, at first creating cords from donated yoga pants. 

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Though recent thunderstorms to this region brought welcome rain, they also produced a new risk for drivers: the threat of mudslides. Look no further than Monday (if you can see past all the muck). On that afternoon last week, mudslides at Bridal Veil Falls were 35 feet wide, and 3-5 feet dee…

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Two weeks ago, the Green Meadows fire near Placerville swept across more than 60 acres, forcing over a dozen households to evacuate overnight for safety. Ultimately, no injuries were sustained and property damage was minimal, thanks to the rapid response and efforts of the Telluride Fire Pro…

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It’s not a stretch to say that 2020 has thrown us a few curve balls. Spare a thought, though, for the folks trying to conduct a census in the midst of a pandemic.

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The sleek buses with the leaping mustang logo — a nod to the Denver Broncos, and Colorado’s Wild West heritage — sat idle from March to June during this state’s “stay-at-home” orders. 

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Though the end of the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, fewer COVID-19 positive cases have been announced in the last few days, a lessening of numbers that San Miguel county public health director, Grace Franklin, called “significantly lower than the last two weeks.” At a special meetin…

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If the theme of this year were “turning lemons into lemonade,” then perhaps for a mycophile it would be something like “from a cow pie rises the mushroom.” True to the optimistic spirit of many mushroom lovers, the organizers of the Telluride Mushroom Festival have taken the proverbial cow p…

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Donna Fernald’s Telluride story starts in 1978, when she arrived in the valley from California. She raised a family with her husband, Terry, while developing her career in real estate. Having earned her EMT Basic and EMT-I qualifications in the early 2000s, she knocked out nine pre-requisite…

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Came to ski, stayed for the library. So reads the bumper sticker ode to the beloved Wilkinson Public Library. The year 2020’s edition of the popular decal might add some fine print: Stayed when the library closed in March, rejoiced when the library reopened its doors in August.

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In its special meeting Tuesday, Telluride Town Council took steps to further research the feasibility of an informational booth that would be established just west of town off the Spur. Should it become reality, it would be located at the turnout used by Telluride Bluegrass Festival for its …

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In the age of the coronavirus, public transportation is less in vogue, festivals are canceled, events are mostly a no-go, and the usual places for socializing, recreating and exercising are either closed or fraught with restrictions and added risks. Put another way: Biking is booming.

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Summer is in full swing in Colorado. As the snow melts from high alpine slopes and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, wilderness areas and open space prove to be even more valuable. At a national level, Congress moved one step closer to enshrining more of the West’s natural landscapes as perma…

Its origins are up for debate, but no one disputes that the modern game of disc golf was perfected in southern California.

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Since COVID-19 sprang into our consciousness earlier this year, we humans have had to cope with a range of stressors, from sheltering in place to financial uncertainty to reopening schools.

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In the words of Will Ferrell’s character in the 2001 fashion film “Zoolander,” Telluride real estate is so hot right now.

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How do you sum up the mission of a nonprofit that represents such seemingly disparate groups as the Talking Gourds Poetry Program, the Mushroom Festival, a sci-fi library and a Watershed Education Program (among other initiatives)?

Earlier this month, Jason Van Hoesen, 46, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. As part of the plea agreement, Van Hoesen agreed not to seek a sentence of less than five years in prison; a sentencing hearing is scheduled for Octobe…

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You’ve seen the bikes along the Spur bike path, in town and on area trails. At first glance, many of them look like any other mountain bike. But they’re heavier, and their riders seem to have supernatural powers as they zip along at a brisk clip, even uphill. E-bikes are here, and to address…

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Positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in San Miguel County. Officials announced two additional positives during Tuesday’s Telluride Town Council meeting, increasing the total number of cases to 67, including nine active cases, as of press time.

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If you’ve ever sung along to the Beatles tune “All My Loving” while admiring Paul McCartney’s penchant for penning catchy choruses, then you’ve enjoyed the musical application of the “augmented” chord, wherein a major or perfect musical interval is “made one half step greater,” according to …