Take a look at your fingernails. Now imagine what it would take to permanently remove them. Ouch. Looks like you’d have to remove part of your finger right? Yep, that is what happens when you declaw a cat. Speaking from experience, it is awful. 

Recently I heard someone say that the reason dogs turn in circles before lying down is to wind the biological clock down. From a figurative translation it sort of makes sense. Read on as I help you make sense of your dog’s mysterious pre-sleeping routines.

In my first state of the Town address to all of you in January of 2020, I said that I believed when you elected me you placed your trust in me to keep things real and not simply sugar coat the state of the Town. I still believe this, and I intend to be steadfast in my honesty — even when it …

There's nothing like a marina in the morning. As the sun rises, the waters come to life. People stir and awaken from moored yachts with names like “Two Tickets” and “Sandy Cheeks,” while those with smaller single-engine boats arrive for fuel and supplies before starting their day.

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In 2005, local governments (intent on addressing the waste of money and resources caused by localism and a lack of coordination across the communities) created the current iteration of the Telluride Tourism Board, also known as Marketing Telluride and Visit Telluride, to act as an expert org…

Summer has officially begun and it’s been a scorcher already (be thankful you aren’t covered in fur like me). It’s also time to get into the high country with your dog. Backpacking with canines can be one of life’s greatest pleasures, particularly if you properly plan for it. I can help you …

I have to be honest about something. I’ve been keeping a secret, and I think it’s time to come clean, even though the thought of admitting this here in our local newspaper makes me feel kind of embarrassed and rather guilty. So here’s the dirt: Even though I’ve lived in Telluride on and off …

Recently I heard someone say that the reason dogs turn in circles before lying down is to wind the biological clock down. From a figurative translation it sort of makes sense. Read on as I help you make sense of your dog’s mysterious pre-sleeping routines.

In my first state of the Town address to all of you in January of 2020, I said that I believed when you elected me you placed your trust in me to keep things real and not simply sugar coat the state of the Town. I still believe this, and I intend to be steadfast in my honesty — even when it …

There's nothing like a marina in the morning. As the sun rises, the waters come to life. People stir and awaken from moored yachts with names like “Two Tickets” and “Sandy Cheeks,” while those with smaller single-engine boats arrive for fuel and supplies before starting their day.

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In 2005, local governments (intent on addressing the waste of money and resources caused by localism and a lack of coordination across the communities) created the current iteration of the Telluride Tourism Board, also known as Marketing Telluride and Visit Telluride, to act as an expert org…

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“I’d do anything I got to do

Summer has officially begun and it’s been a scorcher already (be thankful you aren’t covered in fur like me). It’s also time to get into the high country with your dog. Backpacking with canines can be one of life’s greatest pleasures, particularly if you properly plan for it. I can help you …

I have to be honest about something. I’ve been keeping a secret, and I think it’s time to come clean, even though the thought of admitting this here in our local newspaper makes me feel kind of embarrassed and rather guilty. So here’s the dirt: Even though I’ve lived in Telluride on and off …

Shaken by the first COVID-related death in our community, now more than ever, we want to remind all residents and visitors alike of the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States. 

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Recognized for the first time in 1999, National Take Your Dog to Work Day (always celebrated the Friday following Father’s Day) is intended not only to celebrate people’s love for dogs and their importance in their lives but also to promote pet adoption. It is also simply a really cool thing…

When people find out I have three young children, I often get looks of astonishment. And I understand why. As a millennial born in 1982, I’m an exception to the norm. During my lifetime, rising inequality and stagnant wages have made it increasingly difficult for the majority of Americans to…

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed into law in March did more than supply families with stimulus checks; it also provided much-needed health insurance cost relief. Specifically, the relief package offers additional tax credits and expands eligibility for financial assistance, effectively …

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The return of festivals this month also marks the return of the many “festivarians” that seemingly travel in hordes across the country seeking satisfying sounds. Whether that’s bluegrass music or not is irrelevant to me. Until death metal, or any subgenre heavier than hard rock, graces Tellu…

If you are a "strictly indoor cat” parent you should be prepared for the occasional dash to the door that most cats will attempt from time to time. And sometimes cats that do get outside aren't quite ready to immediately return to their indoor havens. Thus, Second Chance Humane Society and I…

For many reasons, talking about mental health is still difficult in our society. Though major strides have been made to reduce stigma, many people, young and old, still struggle with the topic. It is either viewed as too cheesy with rainbows and butterflies as associated themes, or too dark …

As we head into our summer season, let’s all remember: we’re still in this together.