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Telluride Town Council voted unanimously to extend an emergency ordinance that requires using facemasks in indoor, public places. The previous ordinance, passed by council May 12, was set to expire midnight Tuesday.

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One week after a nation watched the horrific death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died when now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, Telluride held a “Black Lives Matter” demonstration Monday.

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More than 100,000 U.S. citizens have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and personal protective equipment (PPE) has been in famously short supply.

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San Miguel County announced new public health orders Friday, which will go into effect Monday after the current ones expire Sunday and will mirror the latest, anticipated state orders.

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It is difficult to imagine wildfires flaring up when the forecast is for a succession of cloudy days.

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The San Miguel Board of County Commissioners, anticipating the expiration of its current public health orders on Sunday at midnight, tried to gauge how best to align the county’s revised set of rules with a pending announcement of changes from the state. In a state — and county — heavily dep…

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With the sunny weather quickly melting alpine snows, it’s official: Trail season is here. While this may not come as breaking news to the many outdoor enthusiasts who have already dusted off their hiking boots, laced up their trail runners and tuned up their mountain bikes, Telluride Mountai…

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Add the Telluride Jazz Festival to the long list of summer events that have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Festival organizers announced the decision Tuesday to postpone the Aug. 7-9 gathering to Aug. 13-15, 2021.

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This summer, Colorado Avenue businesses can take it to the street. At its special meeting Tuesday, Telluride Town Council unanimously approved a measure that will allow restaurants and retailers on Colorado Avenue to use public right of ways to feed their customers and display their wares. T…

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The Wilkinson Public Library is more than beloved — it is a critical fixture of this community. 

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If you’ve ever attended a Mountainfilm screening, you’re familiar with the emotional punch that the festival’s documentaries often pack, taking viewers on a rollercoaster ride of joy, beauty, outrage, despair, enlightenment, awe and bliss. Sometimes signaled by the telltale sniffles in a dar…

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It’s a question every local has to answer: Where’s a good place to eat and get a drink? The answers are seemingly endless, as the area boasts numerous spots for a nip and a nosh, especially after hitting the slopes. It was those type of inquiries that gave locals Austin Cleek and Rosston “Bu…

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In the mood for a good soaking this Memorial Day weekend? Good luck.

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As Telluride heads into the summer season, traditionally kicked off by the long Memorial Day weekend, it’s clear that this summer will look drastically different from any year in the past several decades. Though there will be no Mountainfilm picnics or crowds of Bluegrass Festival revelers, …

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A master plan, by definition, is “a comprehensive or far-reaching plan of action.” Created to last for years, master plans give government officials a map to guide them as they make decisions pertinent to certain areas. But they do need refreshing, as times, demographics and functionality in…

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At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, facemasks have become de riguer. As the Washington Post flatly declared earlier this week, “Most people wear masks when they’re out and about.” 

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Officially counting every single person in the United States is no easy task, even in a year not turned on its head by a global pandemic. This year, however, the U.S. Census Bureau, which orchestrates the nationwide effort every 10 years, has had to contend with the near-halt of business as …

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For the third time in as many weeks, Telluride Town Council once again took up a discussion on how best to support local businesses, even as pandemic-driven public health orders require social distancing, and anticipated tourist numbers are expected to be far less than those of a normal, fes…

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The San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), like all local entities and officials, is navigating the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March, when initial stay-at-home orders went into effect, SMART has new protocols and waived all rider fares. Hand sanitizer …

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Telluride Town Council heard from two area leaders who each offered a realistic view of what to expect for economic recovery this summer and beyond. At council’s Tuesday meeting, Matt Skinner, CEO of Colorado Flights Alliance (CFA), and Telluride Ski & Golf CEO, Bill Jensen, outlined a f…