While I always appreciate good debate about any issue, I am very disappointed in some disinformation that has been written in the Daily Planet by some of the supporters of Question 300. First, to the best of my knowledge, the property owners that do short-term rent in Telluride followed the …

We are Linda and Jay Hellstrom, and we built our home here in 1981. From the beginning we were actually encouraged by the town to put it in the rental pool in order to grow Telluride‘s bed base. We willingly did, since our philosophy leads us to feel it’s a shame for us to have a house sitti…

My name is Hayley Nenadal, and I am one of the three committee members on Ballot Initiative 300. I’m also affectionately known as “festival girl” (or at least that’s how I’m known in the 2D circle). I live in Telluride. I work in Telluride. My lifelong community is in Telluride.   

We are Linda and Jay Hellstrom, and we built our home here in 1981. From the beginning we were actually encouraged by the town to put it in the rental pool in order to grow Telluride‘s bed base. We willingly did, since our philosophy leads us to feel it’s a shame for us to have a house sitti…

My name is Hayley Nenadal, and I am one of the three committee members on Ballot Initiative 300. I’m also affectionately known as “festival girl” (or at least that’s how I’m known in the 2D circle). I live in Telluride. I work in Telluride. My lifelong community is in Telluride.   

The greatest peril of this bike ride, I knew, would be the possibility — indeed, the probability, given their preponderance — of picking up a goat’s head in the campground upon departure. This had happened at the top of Butler Wash a couple autumns ago, fast start to a planned five-hour ride…

Part of Second Chance Humane Society’s community education programming focuses on promoting responsible pet parenting, a short phrase with big implications. Responsible pet parenting involves a broad array of actions and decisions, most of which pets cannot make for themselves. Kinda like hu…

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Las Vegas is a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah, but there is nothing religious or profound about it, as the city of the desert perpetually festers in its excesses and decadence without intervention or destruction from above.

When local interest in short-term rental (STR) trends heated up this summer, I decided to dig in and see what the data objectively says. This resulting independent analysis is not connected to any industry. Leaning on the patient forbearance of the clerk’s office I gathered, standardized and…

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A light rain patters outside and the grey, low sky lends a woolen comfort to the morning. My mother sarcastically remarks, “Nice day,” but to me, it is. When I finally tuned into the sound of the rain, I went outside to rescue the patio chair pads from the shower, but I was too late. Soggy c…