During high kitten season (spring/summer), it’s not unusual to discover a nest of unattended kittens or a single kitten seemingly abandoned by the mother. But usually Momma Cat is either off searching for food or hiding because a human (ahem) or predator is nearby. If you are one of those in…

This past year presented many different challenges and obstacles that tested our individual and collective strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is tha…

Being a furry friendly rescue ambassador for Second Chance Humane Society is an important job that requires connecting with people in unique and meaningful ways. It involves nudging up against the tentative hearts of people I meet and urging them to open a bit more, feel a little more, and i…

When I was 11 years old, my father bought me an atlas for my birthday. It was an oversized, linen-covered powder blue book with the National Geographic logo embossed in gold on the cover. My dad and I opened it up together, thumbed through the hundreds of multi-hued maps, and I got my first …

Catnip. Even the word sounds alluring, perhaps because it sounds so much like catnap, another luxurious delight. Catnip is a special and magical plant to the feline, including wild felines like lions, leopards, lynxes and jaguars, as they’re the only animal able to elicit a euphoric, not to …

Offseason is when the weary typically leave for far-flung places and exotic excursions. Conversations around this time of year often include questions about travel plans, as seemingly everyone takes an offseason vacation, if for no other reason than to recalibrate and escape the box canyon f…

During high kitten season (spring/summer), it’s not unusual to discover a nest of unattended kittens or a single kitten seemingly abandoned by the mother. But usually Momma Cat is either off searching for food or hiding because a human (ahem) or predator is nearby. If you are one of those in…

This past year presented many different challenges and obstacles that tested our individual and collective strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is tha…

Being a furry friendly rescue ambassador for Second Chance Humane Society is an important job that requires connecting with people in unique and meaningful ways. It involves nudging up against the tentative hearts of people I meet and urging them to open a bit more, feel a little more, and i…

When I was 11 years old, my father bought me an atlas for my birthday. It was an oversized, linen-covered powder blue book with the National Geographic logo embossed in gold on the cover. My dad and I opened it up together, thumbed through the hundreds of multi-hued maps, and I got my first …

Catnip. Even the word sounds alluring, perhaps because it sounds so much like catnap, another luxurious delight. Catnip is a special and magical plant to the feline, including wild felines like lions, leopards, lynxes and jaguars, as they’re the only animal able to elicit a euphoric, not to …

Offseason is when the weary typically leave for far-flung places and exotic excursions. Conversations around this time of year often include questions about travel plans, as seemingly everyone takes an offseason vacation, if for no other reason than to recalibrate and escape the box canyon f…

I don’t know about you, but throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we at the Telluride Tourism Board have been profoundly grateful for our natural surroundings.

Under Colorado law, one of the 11 voting members on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission must be a member of a nonprofit organization that promotes the “conservation and enhancement of Colorado’s wildlife and habitat.” Jay Tutchton, manager of a native wildlife preserve and an en…

The importance of having a safe, comfortable, affordable home became more obvious than ever over the last 13 months. Yet counties and municipalities across Colorado continue to struggle to deliver enough affordable housing for the workers that form the backbone of our communities and economi…

Although restaurants, bars and cafés in France have been shuttered since October 2020, “clandestine restaurants” have become the hottest trend for some of Paris’s elite. Entry requires a third-party referral. These secret restaurants have been serving up champagne, foie gras with truffle and…

So here is something that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, as humans enter their “senior” years, when pets are more important than ever in providing companionship, love and a long list of health benefits, they are often separated from their beloved pets. It is heart breaking for the senior…

Dis-a-POINT-ed. I’m Kevin Kline in “A Fish Called Wanda,” as we head into Year Two of pandemic life.