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Little Hawaii is the best-kept “secret” on the internet. A quick online search yields pages of results, with stories and links across numerous platforms dating back to 2013.

When Ron Naaman started attending Telluride Science sorkshops in the 1980s, Telluride was a completely different town. The ski area had just a few lifts, Mountain Village was but a plot of land, and the gondola wouldn’t be built for another decade.

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Pandemic. In a single word, a new reality with extraordinary circumstances many of us had never confronted was rudely foisted on us a little over a year ago. We were handed a new vocabulary. Lockdown. Isolation. Zoom. Facemask. In the long months that have unspooled since March 2020, we lear…

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Good news came out of Telluride Town Council’s Tuesday morning work session on the Free Box, and that is the 46-year-old community institution has survived another tussle with controversy. Though issues of its management and location remain unresolved so far, there was a distinct aura of rel…

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Call it coronavirus whiplash. You might be forgiven for feeling confused — even torqued — by the headlines coming out of Washington this week.

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Place yourself for a moment in the shoes of someone in a position of public authority over the past year: someone who’s made decisions affecting large numbers of people in big ways, someone who’s been looked to and challenged at every turn of events, someone whose every word and decision on …

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In a town full of potential hot button issues, few ignite as much passion and strongly expressed viewpoints as the humble collection of cubbies on the west sidewalk of the 100 block of North Fir Street. The Free Box is once again in the news, and with it comes a cavalcade of both defenders a…

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Birders watch a lot of species, and make a lot of lists during popular events — the Christmas Bird Count and Great Backyard Bird Count come to mind.

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The fate of the Free Box is a hot topic nowadays, as Telluride Town Council plans to discuss the future of the longstanding community resource during a 10 a.m. work session at its regular meeting Tuesday.

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When the San Miguel Board of County Commissioners receives annual updates from assorted groups it has funding ties to, the reports usually stick to budgets, programs and the year’s successes. But, when looking back at 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic looms large in how organizations fared. Strong…

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On Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the Valley Floor will play host to not only elk, prairie dogs, hawks, bluebirds, trout, and countless grasses and trees, but to 169 children attending Telluride public schools in grades K-2 who will explore the 560-acre expanse in a day of hands-on …

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In a move that goes hand in hand with emergent grasses, brave flower bulbs pushing up through the warming earth and the first hint of aspen leaf buds, San Miguel County Public Health Director Grace Franklin said that, as of Friday, the county’s COVID-19 status will shift to Level Green. The …

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On Friday evening, 39-year-old Laney Malavolta left her home just north of Durango with her two dogs apparently to go for a simple evening walk in the woods near her house. At around 8:30 p.m., however, her boyfriend found the two dogs back at home without Malavolta, prompting him to begin l…

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Trivia question: Who is known affectionately as “the King of Telluride?” If you guessed Sam Bush, legendary mandolinist, fiddle shredder and notorious howler at the moon, you win! After more than a year without the strains of live music floating through the pure mountain air of Telluride Tow…

As atmospheric scientists look to the future, they often make models to predict what the climate will look like. These models take into account the transfer of energy and materials throughout the atmosphere and ocean. However, North Carolina State University Professor of Marine, Earth and At…

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The free testing clinics in Lawson Hill on Mondays haven been canceled, San Miguel County Public Health announced Sunday night.