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One of San Miguel County’s newest employees, Building Official Matt Gonzalez, is ready to roll up his sleeves and embark on a project begging for attention — a major update of the county’s building codes. At Wednesday’s Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) meeting, commissioners Lance Waring,…

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Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get seeds in the soil. While gardening at high altitude is notorious for late spring frosts, early fall frosts, the occasional midsummer frost and other challenges of an alpine environment, there are some tricks and tips to help those new to …

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The old adage “Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life” has been quipped by everyone from Confucius to Mark Twain over the years. It’s a statement more about enjoying what you do than anything else. 

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Colorado celebrated Craft Beer Day earlier this week, but for mountain town residents, an even more important yearly event is on the horizon.

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Telski will open to uphill access to the backcountry Saturday, according to resort officials, after completing post-closure operations.

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San Miguel County is nestled in one of the darkest places on the planet. In fact, according to Norwood resident and retired scientist Bob Grossman, it’s “as dark as the Gobi Desert.” Grossman, a local proponent for creating a new Dark Sky Reserve in the county, appeared Thursday morning befo…

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The message remains much the same week in and week out. San Miguel County has plenty of doses of either the two-step Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccines — including another 500 doses on the way — so get vaccinated. The county’s public health departm…

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The 2021 Telluride Bluegrass Festival is one step closer to becoming a reality this summer (pause for applause), as the town’s Commission for Community Assistance, Arts & Special Events (CCAASE) unanimously approved the organizer’s request to host a minor event June 11-13 at its virtual …

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It was a winter filled with ups and downs, and for aficionados of the ski hill, that was literally the case. Up they zipped on gently humming chairlifts and down they skied, flying through fresh powder amid hoots and hollers, zigzagging through bump runs, slicing down groomed slopes and slos…

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There are many paths to sobriety and recovery.

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As of Monday morning, it was officially offseason in Telluride and with it came the move to align the county’s COVID-19 restrictions with the state’s guidelines for Level Blue, easing certain restrictions. Now, bars may operate at a 25 percent capacity limitation or 75 people, whichever is f…

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Cue Ozzy Osbourne because the Telluride Air Force, along with local hang gliding and paragliding operators, will be flying high again this summer.

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The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is rapidly accelerating. At press time Friday, more than 56.1 million people — about 17 percent of the U.S. population — had been fully vaccinated. 

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Waiting tables is not for faint of heart. Nor is it for the thin-skinned, the sarcastic, or the surly. It is, however, a terrific source for comedy, and Miranda Beck is mining comedy gold from her job. The 32-year-old Beck, a server at the New Sheridan Chop House for nearly three years, has …

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The Four Seasons, an internationally recognized luxury hotel and resort brand, is coming to Mountain Village, at least that’s the plan, as the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a purchase-sale agreement with developers Merrimac Vent…

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When Telluride Historical Museum Executive Director Kiernan Lannon gave his annual report to Telluride Town Council Tuesday he told a tale that would have had every other nonprofit director’s head nodding in somber agreement. Except they were probably laughing, too, as Lannon’s report was li…

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