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Valley Floor winter trails map good to go

The Telluride Open Space Commission again reviewed the Valley Floor winter trails map Monday afternoon during its regular hybrid meeting. The map was approved during last month’s meeting, but a site walk was scheduled before Monday’s meeting. Chris Hazen, executive director of the San Miguel Conservation Foundation, also provided feedback since the approval.
TELLURIDE, CO
The Daily Planet

Weekly Planet Picks

1) Noel Night is Wednesday in downtown Telluride, featuring a ski-tree-lighting ceremony, retail specials and more from. 2) Photographer Brett Schreckengost will sign copies of his images at ‘Ode to Chair 9,’ an exhibit at Slate Gray Gallery South, Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. If you miss the opening tonight, no worries: the display is up through Jan. 1.
TELLURIDE, CO
The Daily Planet

Telluride Toggery celebrates 50 years

Main Street is dressed up in its holiday best this week, as Noel Night returns in a more-unfettered capacity Wednesday night. Garland, Christmas trees and lights dot Telluride’s Colorado Avenue, while the ski tree waits in Elks Park to be brought to life at dusk by the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club — the unofficial beginning of what is the busiest shopping night of the year for many local business owners.
TELLURIDE, CO
The Daily Planet

Miners impress in season-opening tests

Hustling home what proved to be the game-clinching basket Saturday night, nobody could fault North Fork’s Zaid Vasquez for taking a teammate’s inbounds pass end-to-end as though he’d stolen something. After all, Telluride post Grayson Berry’s disqualifying fifth personal foul seconds earlier effectively allowed the visitors to...
TELLURIDE, CO

Ouray Ice Festival set to be bigger, better than ever

A ghost town in the middle of nowhere. That’s how people described Ouray during winters of the 1980s. Nestled in a remote box canyon of southwest Colorado, “some mornings there wasn’t a single car on Main Street, no human form stirring in the frosty air,” according to an account written by Peter Shelton.
OURAY, CO
The Daily Planet

Town officials consider the way ahead

Since the kick-off event in May, the Community Action and Vision Plan has been evolving, thanks to citizens serving on a working group, Telluride’s Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z), input from the public, and contributions from numerous town and regional stakeholders. At Thursday’s Town Council retreat, at 1 p.m., members of council and staff will review the current document as presented by the town’s planning and building department and representatives from Design Workshop, the consulting firm hired to guide the process. Ultimately, the information gathered will lead to revisions of the town’s master plan, a document that will help future leaders meet the changing needs of the community.
TELLURIDE, CO
telluridemagazine.com

A Skier’s Rodeo

Skijoring Comes to the San Juans. On the second weekend in January, the scene at the Ouray County Fairgrounds in Ridgway looks like a bunch of skiers got tangled up in a wintertime rodeo. They’re clipping into bindings and teaming up with Western riders on skittish horses to race on...
RIDGWAY, CO
telluridemagazine.com

The Future of Snow

Ski resorts grapple with climate change. The morning of March 15, 2019, dawned clear and cold and bottomless, the remnants of a series of epic multiple-day storms lingering only in the veneer of thirty-three inches of new snow plastered over the San Juan Mountains. The Telluride Ski Patrol dispatched avalanche...
TELLURIDE, CO
1037theriver.com

Why Colorado’s Red Mountain Ghost Town Can Be Hard to Identify

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property. The old mining community located in Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District might be one of the best places in the state to explore several ghost towns that are all located close to each other.
COLORADO STATE
94kix.com

Escape to Amazing Mountain Views of the San Juans at this Ridgway Airbnb

It's time to check out another stunning vacation rental to make the most of your Colorado summer. We're headed to a site located up above the city of Ridgway to look at a cabin rental close to the Uncompahgre River that includes incredible fishing, trails with mountain views, and all the comforts of a relaxing stay near the San Juan Mountains.
RIDGWAY, CO
Estes Park Trail Gazette

Road Tripping: Don’t look down

Even by the shortest route, driving to Ouray is one of the longer single-day Colorado road trips from Estes Park (west on I-70 to Grand Junction then south on US-50 and US-550) – it’s about seven hours one way, but seven hours well-spent. Snugged under spectacular cliffs in a box canyon on the northern flanks of the San Juan Mountains between Durango and Montrose, Ouray oozes small-town charm.
OURAY, CO
telluridemagazine.com

West End Uranium Resurgence

Will the zombie mines left over from the last rush come back to life?. It’s one of those days when the clouds pile up in the azure blue, their shadows gliding across the sandstone and sage. The Uravan Mineral Belt—named for vanadium and uranium contained within its sedimentary formations—roughly follows the lower Dolores River on the “West End” of Colorado’s San Miguel and Montrose Counties. Both the belt and the river slice perpendicularly across the Paradox Valley, giving it its name. A place of beauty but also one with a history of human brutality against the landscape, the Paradox Valley lives up to its name in more ways than one.
MONTROSE COUNTY, CO
silvertonstandard.com

Way Back!

From the December 3, 1992 edition of the Silverton Standard & the Miner: FIRE GUTS SILVERTON TOWN HALL. A Silverton landmark suffered extensive damage early Monday morning when a fire raced through the 84-yearold Town Hall. Notable for its silver bell tower and asymmetrical shape, the two story native stone structure was perhaps the most photographed building in Silverton. The roof and…
SILVERTON, CO