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This year, the holidays are going to look a little different in our new normal, including Telluride’s treasured holiday shopping event, Noel Night, which has been reimagined for 2020.

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Gliding feather-light through sparkling snow, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of frosted peaks is the dream for many snow-loving residents of the San Juans. Anticipated by many all year round, backcountry skiing — away from crowds, deep in the heart of the mountains — provides a physic…

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The second victim of the plane crash that occurred east of the Telluride Regional Airport on Thanksgiving Day has been identified. According to San Miguel County Coroner Emil Sante, Mana Mohtasham, 37, perished along with pilot Bryan L. Kill, 48, when the small aircraft went down in the Last…

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The photo told the story: Hundreds of vehicles idling outside a Houston food bank the week before Thanksgiving.

The year 2020 has been critical in many ways. In the U.S., it has been (and continues to be) a turbulent presidential election year.

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As the year comes to a close, Congress is negotiating the final version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA budgets the country’s annual defense spending. But in a time of great political deadlock, the NDAA has also become one of the only venues for public lands b…

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San Miguel County will be moving the COVID-19 risk level dial to Level Red-Severe Risk Friday at 1 a.m., which is a day later than originally announced earlier this week, according to a news release. The decision to move to a more restrictive level came as positive cases continue to spike th…

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There is a lot about Thanksgiving weekend that is not the same this year, but one important tradition for snow enthusiasts remains in place. Thursday, Telski will officially open for the ski season, with select lifts ferrying skiers and snowboarders uphill across the sparkling slopes. In kee…

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It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Telluride without the annual free community dinner, courtesy of Alpine Chapel’s selfless efforts. While much has been canceled this year, including larger family feasts, the local church will still be offering Thanksgiving meals. Instead of hosting the event at…

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The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a holiday tradition since 1974. For the past quarter-century, at least half of the trees have hailed from one region in this country: the Intermountain West. And lately, one species has dominated the list far more than any other: the lofty, elegant Engelma…

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Needless to say, a turkey roaming across bug-speckled pasture in an all-you-can-gobble grass buffet probably has a better sentient existence than say, the factory farm bird confined with thousands of his compatriots in a space so densely stuffed he can’t even flap his wings. Yet even if turk…

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COVID-19 will not be taking a break for the holidays. It’s not even slowing down. In fact, according to a news release from San Miguel County officials Friday, the rise in positive cases, coupled with other metrics the public health department uses to make policy decisions, the county may be…

Roads typically becoming busier during the holidays, as people are traveling to see loved ones. While travel may not be as prevalent during this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, CDOT officials are still reminding motorists to buckle up as the annual Click It or Ticket campaign is currently in full force. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated public health orders coming down from state and local officials are affecting every aspect of life for resort economies. Schools, businesses and dining establishments conduct themselves under new and often-changing sets of rules aimed at slowing the p…

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We all know how distracting that little bleep or buzz can be, especially the sound of a notification alert popping up on your cellphone. Like an itch on your nostril, it’s nearly impossible to ignore, even when it’s merely an unnecessary interruption alerting you to new shows on Netflix or c…

There have been many displays of humanity during the COVID-19. Communities continue to pull together to support those in need, whether it’s helping a vulnerable neighbor with their grocery order or remaining in one’s physically distanced bubble for the greater good.

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Picture a local farmers market, and images of fresh, sweet, summertime fare — Palisade peaches, Olathe Sweet corn, vine-ripened tomatoes — likely come to mind.

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Public health officials continue to stress personal responsibility when it comes to wrestling into control the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the county, but some in the community would like to see tighter restrictions enacted sooner rather than later. At Wednesday’s San Miguel Board of …

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The mountains are an ever-present part of daily life in this corner of the world, spicing the lives of the humans scurrying around them far below with rugged adventure, commanding weather patterns and serene beauty. We recognize their faces, we know their names, we’re even familiar with thei…

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Office of the Governor announced a new level on the Colorado COVID Dial Safer at Home, Level Red: Severe Risk, Tuesday afternoon, according to a San Miguel County news release. As the pandemic continues to infect Coloradans at …