Join the Excitement: Volunteer and Take Part in the Magic!
Get Involved and Make Memories. Be a Part of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival!. Volunteering is a fantastic way to be a part of the festival and earn a 3-Day Pass, get a free festival t-shirt, meet new friends, and be a part of the show! The only thing you need to do is fill out the application, choose your department, and select your preferred shifts. For a complete list of positions, you can click here.
Balloon pilots grounded by winds draw families together for Balloon Glow
Bright and early on Saturday morning, a group of excited spectators gathered around the basketball court in town park with donuts and coffee to witness the launch of the Telluride Balloon Festival. The energy in the air wielded excitement and impatience. As time started to pass with no sign of the balloons preparing for launch the energy began to fade.
Prevent a compromise on regional beauty
I’d like to know if the county commissioners are fully aware of the identity of the group trying to develop Society Turn. It seems the San Miguel Valley Corporation is behind this proposal. They are only operating under a new name. Gary Jackson is one of the primary executives in charge of Cordillera, San Miguel Valley Corporation and Genesee Properties.
Wild West Fest brings youth to town this week
Starting Thursday at the Sheridan Opera House, live music kicks off for this year’s Wild West Fest in Telluride with a full day of free public activities happening on Friday. Friday activities — dubbed the Wild West Roundup — will begin at 11 a.m. and include live music on...
How to start a local food biz
An online search for the term foodpreneur brings up nearly a hundred thousand results ranging from culinary degree programs to celebrity chefs, but the Region 10 West Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), serving San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Delta, Gunnison and Hinsdale counties is offering free and low-cost online classes and in-person resources for those who are curious, getting started, or well on their way to pursuing a career with food or other small business.
Robert David McCarty
Robert David McCarty of Ridgway and Silverton, Colorado, was born May 24, 1977, and entered Heaven on May 11, 2023, at 45 years of age. Robert attended Silverton public elementary school and graduated from Ridgway High School. Out of high school Robert joined the Marines from 1995-2001. After an honorable discharge from the Marines Robert went on to flourish in many different activities including, attending, and graduating with top honors at the Divers Institute of Technology (2002) and Harley Motorcycle Mechanics school (2012). Robert was also an accomplished snowboarder, surfer, adventure, entrepreneur, artist, poet and friend to all those in need.
A Telluride Legacy Home Creates a Sunny New Outlook for this Texan Family
Renovating a mountain home, long distance, in the middle of a pandemic could be rife with challenges. However, Austin, Texas, designer Laura Britt overcame any obstacles by using her wide-reaching network of contacts and amazing relationship with the homeowners. She had previously worked on a successful remodel of the couple’s primary home in Austin, so she knew they’d be up to the task.
Sheridan Arts Foundation: Wild West Roundup, Free Family Event, 6/9!
Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation celebrates 30 years of the Wild West Fests, June 4-10, 2023, with a week of empowering activities for 34 kids from various Boys & Girls Clubs of America including Mobile, AL; Wichita Falls, TX; Farmington, NM; and youth from Nucla and Naturita, CO. As part...
The top 10 places people in San Juan County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in San Juan County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Telluride Library & Second Chance: "Our Extraordinary Connection With Animals," 6/8!
On Thursday, June 8th, 5pm, at Telluride’ Wilkinson Public Library, join Second Chance Humane Society for a talk titled “Our Extraordinary Connection with Animals.”. This event is not to be missed. Share the evening with two remarkable local women – Amy Irvine and Erin Cain – who are passionate about nature, animals and the incredible connection they can offer to us all.
Doing what he enjoys, David Lavender helps kids figure out who they are
Doing what he enjoys most, Telluride High School English Teacher David Lavender is delivering a speech during today’s senior graduation ceremony. Much to the astonishment of alumni, friends, colleagues and parents who opine that there’s never been a more enigmatic and enthused English teacher, this year marks Lavender’s last year of teaching.
Angel Creek Campground closed for safety work
OURAY, Colo. (KJCT) - The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests Ouray Ranger District announced the temporary closure of Angel Creek Campground. The campground is located on a National Forest road. Crews are currently clearing out hazardous tree material. Work began Tuesday to clear out trees showing signs of...
Where does Neil Young stand in Telluride’s festival season lineup?
We, the people of Telluride, love you, your music and your vision. We also love mushrooms — so much so that we have a mushroom festival every year in mid-August devoted to the art and science of mushroom culture. The Telluride Mushroom Festival has been going for 40 years...
Mountainfilm: From Humble Beginnings to a Global Film Festival
Telluride’s “Mountainfilm” is not just your average film festival: it is a celebration of the human spirit, adventure, and the power of storytelling. What started as a small gathering of climbers and outdoor enthusiasts in 1979 has transformed into an internationally renowned event that attracts filmmakers, activists, and artists from all corners of the world.
THS seniors’ AVID class gives back
The eight-member AVID class of seniors at Telluride High School, led by teacher Kelly Boykin and assisted weekly by True North Youth Organization staff members, last week donated the proceeds from their class community service project to the youth organization. True North plans to use the funds for the 2023-24 Rising Stars Summer Bridge Program introductory picnic.
Tim O’Brien to release new album at 50th Telluride Bluegrass Fest
The countdown to the 50th anniversary of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival (TBGF) is on. Before you know it, fiddles and mandolins will sound from front porches, patchouli and grill smoke will hang in the air, and hula-hooping hippies will wander along the river trail. Of course, the main attraction will be the stellar lineup of bluegrass legends who will take the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage in front of capacity crowds in Town Park, including Grammy winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien.
Telluride Celebrates Class of 2023
The school year is coming to a close. As the Class of 2023 prepares to receive their diplomas and head out into the world, Telluride took the time to celebrate them with the annual Graduation Parade down Main Street. In decked out cars, bikes, , and fire engines to start,...
Telluride Balloon Festival launches this weekend
Telluride is famous for over-the-top, magical experiences. But this one literally beats them all: A key component of it involves a fleet of hot-air balloons floating directly over — just barely over — the rooftops of downtown Telluride Saturday and Sunday morning. If that weren’t enough, the colorful,...
Twin Peaks lifts curtain on expansion
Multimillion-dollar project features new hot springs, vapor caves, solarium; more phases to follow. To understand Craig Hinkson’s passion for building, you have to flip the pages of history back to the early 1970s, when the mines above Ouray were still pumping out precious metals, residents burned coal to heat their homes and an 11-year-old boy saw the town differently than most his age.
A community in San Miguel County unites against a proposed solar farm
The Lone Cone Library in Norwood was packed on Tuesday, May 16. More than 200 members of the community are meeting for a presentation on a proposed solar farm just outside of town. The solar farm, Wright’s Mesa Solar Project, is 100 megawatts built on roughly 600 acres over 4...
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