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Open land free from development is a precious commodity and San Miguel County, a conservation-minded landowner and the Montezuma Land Conservancy have just completed the work that has resulted in the placement of 1,345 acres into a conservation easement.

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Christine Capaldo, DVM, has some stories to tell from her many years as a vet. Whether helping to tranquilize, treat and transport rescued baboons, responding with a team to rescue a bear in a pit from a roadside attraction, or working in emergency clinics to administer life-saving procedure…

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Behold the daffodil: They are ancient flowers, first introduced to gardens around 300 BC. The original species was likely much smaller than today’s statuesque, showy specimens, symbolic of spring, renewal and growth.

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If Telluride Town Council approves an updated Valley Floor Management Plan with revisions recommended by the Open Space Commission, there will be a few notable changes to what can and can’t happen on the 566-acre swath of open space that serves as town’s undeveloped gateway.

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Isn’t it nice to live in the craft beer capital of the world? Colorado is undeniably the spot to be for those who enjoy suds brewed with care in small batches. With over 400 breweries in the state and more on shelves from neighboring states, the styles of beer to try are seemingly endless. W…

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The 2020 Telluride Jazz Festival Aug. 7-9 is picking up some good vibrations, as organizers announced the lineup this week, including headliners the Beach Boys. The clean-cut rock ’n’ roll group from California dominated the pop charts during the 1960s with anthems like “Good Vibrations,” “W…

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Christmastime is seemingly universally accepted as the season of giving, but in Telluride, charitable outreach is synonymous with KOTO’s annual winter fundraising effort.

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Residents of the town’s East End have made it perfectly clear that sound emanating from the music festivals that take place in Telluride Town Park has reached — at times — what they perceive as unacceptable levels. A Town Council work session Tuesday morning, in which festival promoters, tow…

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Telluride’s celebration of LGBTQ pride, skiing and snowboarding rolls into town on Saturday with the beginning of Telluride Gay Ski Week.

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In the early hours of Friday morning, The Laundromat at Lawson Hill, an extension of the locally owned dry cleaning business Eco Cleaners, received two visitors who were not there to wash socks. The two men, wearing sweatshirts with the hoods drawn, burglarized the self-service laundromat, s…

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“Electric Emerald” earrings, naturally iridescent because they’ve been sourced from seashells, encased in a bezel that has been handmade, hand-hammered and hand-fit by Balinese artisans.

SAN MIGUEL SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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Riders in the Ilium and Two Rivers area are going to have to wait a little longer for San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) service, as officials discussed pushing back expanding the Down Valley route Thursday afternoon during a regular meeting in Mountain Village Town Hall.

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It should come as little surprise that Hilaree Nelson has been asked to deliver her talk, “Daring Greatly,” as part of Tuesday’s Watershed Education Program at the Sheridan Opera House at 6 p.m. The Telluride-based big mountain skier, adventurer and “lover of magical places,” is an in-demand…

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While the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act still has not had a chance at a Senate vote, a new wilderness protection bill was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives. Wednesday evening, the House passed the “Protecting America’s Wilderness Act” by a vote of 231-183.

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For many years, Coloradoans were able to allocate their state income tax refund to any of about 15 or so charities designated by the State of Colorado.

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The Telluride School District Board of Education announced it has narrowed the field to three candidates in its search for a new school superintendent. The search process was precipitated last year, when Superintendent Mike Gass announced he would be retiring at the conclusion of the current…

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Local government officials met in the Mountain Village Town Hall Monday for an intergovernmental meeting. On the agenda was a wide array of issues that included waste studies analysis, green energy plans, state legislative measures relating to important local issues and updating the county’s…

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In April 1979, singer Ozzy Osbourne learned he’d been fired from seminal heavy metal band Black Sabbath, which took the world by storm throughout the decade with their original brand of down-tuned, doom-laden music. Osbourne, with no guarantee of success, decided to embark on a solo career, …

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Rich Estes, who has lived in Telluride for 37 years, has officially been removing snow around town for 12 years. For the past eight years, he’s served as the town’s street superintendent, overseeing a staff of 11 full-time operators who maneuver a fleet of 15 snow removal vehicles.