Allene Winkfield Pera, age 105 and a true Colorado pioneer, passed away Feb. 22, 2021 at Mercy Hospice House in Durango, Colorado from injuries sustained in a fall. 

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Since 1998, a 640-acre tract on Wilson Mesa has been part of the Stewardship Trust under the auspices of the State Land Board (SLB), home to wildlife, agricultural and recreational uses, and little else. At its Wednesday meeting, the SLB commissioners are scheduled to make a final ruling on …

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After questioning the importance of wastewater treatment COVID-19 test data at its Feb. 18 meeting, Mountain Village Town Council unanimously approved funding for continued testing at a special meeting Thursday afternoon. 

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The Pinhead Institute and Wilkinson Public Library teamed up to offer a Story Walk event Wednesday along the river trail. Through 10 story stations, kids learned how coding works by learning dance moves from robots.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began to alter daily life a year ago, everything was questioned. Are face coverings and social distancing adequate? Can the virus live on hard surfaces? What about going out to eat or shopping? Is it safe to use public transportation?

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Across the Northern Hemisphere, the end of June is celebrated as the official beginning of summer, heralding long, golden days of sunshine at last. In Telluride, however, the weekend of the summer solstice is synonymous with the twang of the banjo, the capering of the fiddle and, of course, …

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With the recent move to the less-restrictive Level Yellow and an increase in vaccine allocation this week, the current pandemic outlook is a little rosier than it was at the beginning of the year, but that doesn’t mean systems and practices that have been in place over the past year should c…

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Urban denizens may not be used to witnessing brilliant astronomical phenomena, but on the Western Slope — where vast swaths of mountains and high-desert mesas lie between lightly populated towns — a pristine view of the night sky is not only expected, it’s being protected. Over the last year…

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A lot of life can fit into a small, timeworn box no bigger than a dusty old novel, along with a good dose of mystery, too. When Vern Ince of Dolores acquired a small box of dry glass plate photographs from a friend at a pawn shop in Farmington, New Mexico, over a decade ago, he traded $300 f…

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When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, now at its one-year mark, there’s little good news, what with mutations, growing weariness with the restraints of public health orders and mixed messages state-by-state. But, like the cavalry thundering over the rise, vaccines are becoming more readily…

In conjunction with the Telluride Science Research Center, the Daily Planet will be publishing profiles of various workshop organizers and scientists over the next couple of weeks, discussing what they’ve been working on and the role Telluride Science has played in their career. The first fe…

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, owned by parent company Johnson and Johnson, recently developed a single-dose vaccine for COVID-19, which the Food and Drug Administration approved Saturday for use in those 18 years of age and older, according to a San Miguel County news release Tuesday.

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They say the third time’s a charm, and Democratic Senator John Hickenlooper of Colorado, along with his Democratic colleagues Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Joe Neguse, are hoping that’s the case with the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, which the U.S. House of …

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Cross country skiing on the Valley Floor is a always a popular winter activity. Unfortunately, the lack of natural snowfall has made it difficult to open all the routes until this week, according to Town of Telluride Program Director Lance McDonald.

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In San Miguel County, particularly the Town of Telluride, the need for affordable housing is as constant as the mountains, but exactly how many people are in search of a deed-restricted spot is uncertain.

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KOTO’s on-air winter pledge drive kicks off with Guest DJ Day this Friday, March 5, featuring a “Tiny Station Concert” with local musicians serving as guest DJs, spinning their favorite records and performing live in the studio.