County is offering COVID boosters and flu vaccines, state GOP seeks to block unaffiliated voters from voting in primaries, Telluride's Via Ferrata could be the first to be incorporated into the USFS trail system, and Second Chance Humane Society is full and looking for people to adopt or foster pets.
Armed suspect responsible for the "shelter in place" order is still at large, Deep Creek trail reroute almost complete, ranchers can use lethal force against wolves who kill livestock or dogs, and enjoy the scenery at the Telluride Autumn Classic.
Back when they were just 11 years old, two Telluride girls, Quincy Shoff and Belle McTigue, set a goal to summit 14 of Colorado's Fourteeners—peaks that are above 14,000 feet in elevation—before they turned 14. They succeeded, completing the last of the 14 peaks this summer before their 14th birthdays. What an accomplishment! Way to go, Quincy and Belle.
Black bear is euthanized, ski resort builds straw-bale barrier to mitigate mudslide, draft GMUG forest plan would increase logging, and small Mill Creek Fire fully contained.
Man found deceased in San Miguel River is identified, BLM proposes more stringent regulations and fees on oil and gas leasing, meteorologists are forecasting the peak for fall colors, and Moonbeam Girl jewelry dazzles the stars at Telluride Film Festival.
Telluride installs new parking meters, candidates set for Telluride town council and mayoral races, Colorado offers EV rebates, and Pika Project collects data.
Telluride kids are back in school and 2022 performance assessments are out, Telluride Medical Center is in a financial crisis and seeking a mill levy for funding, Planet Bluegrass owner Craig Ferguson faces harassment allegations, and bears that broke into local homes escape capture and are not euthanized.
Pella Ward, a 16-year-old cyclist from Telluride, has been ripping up the Enduro circuit this summer. This was her first season competing, and after taking third place in her first race as an amateur, she went on to take first place at the next four events held across the West. In her final enduro race in Snowmass, Ward registered in the pro division, and won again. Congrats, Pella!
National Monument boundaries survive legal challenge and President Biden creates new National Monument outside the Grand Canyon, County Commissioners approve rezoning of Ilium property for community housing, Thor Energy receives a permit to do exploratory drilling for uranium in the West End zone district, and yes, Black Bear Pass is still closed.
Bridal Veil Falls, at the east end of the Telluride valley, is the tallest waterfall in Colorado—and also one of the most beautiful. There is a nice trail where you can hike up and check it out for yourself.
Cornet Creek trail is closed due to rockslide, Zach Van Stratt competes in U.S. finals of the DMC DJ Battle in New York City, wildlife officials are considering reintroducing wolverines in Colorado, and Jagged Edge sports store is hosting the Ballard Badass Challenge this month.
Check out a few of the highlights from the 2023 San Miguel Basin Fair & Rodeo.
Thunder Fire near Norwood is completely contained, San Miguel County to issue refunds to Aldasoro homeowners who were charged impact fees in error, Telluride Top Chef competition is heating up, and monsoon season arrives in town.
Results of Telluride's short-term rental study released, Homewood Ranch property on Wilson Mesa listed for sale, Search and Rescue responds to hikers stuck on El Diente route, San Juan National Forest officials warn people to avoid contact with bears when hiking and camping, and get your ducks in a row for next week's KOTO Duck Race.
San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo is underway, Imogene Pass will be closed to through traffic for bridge repairs, Telluride Mountain Club to host Party in the Park fundraiser, San Miguel County Planning Commission gives initial approval to rezone Ilium parcel for community housing, and there's still lots of snow in the high alpine basins.
Sheep herder injured in bear attack, San Miguel County emergency responders rescue woman stuck on Via Ferrata, visitor numbers increase this summer, Stage 1 fire restrictions are in place in San Juan National Forest and parts of San Miguel County, and fireflies are making an appearance in Colorado.
Avalanche mitigation project will cause traffic delays on Red Mountain Pass, Ride Festival shows are this weekend, Colorado Parks & Wildlife is looking for public input about crayfish regulations, and experts are predicting a wildflower superbloom this summer.
Mountain Village Town Council election results are in, local athletes host fundraiser for Make-A-Wish foundation, gondola cat goes missing, and Fourth of July fireworks show is on, weather permitting.
San Miguel County broadband project is complete, Colorado Parks & Wildlife has funding for wildlife habitat program, Telluride will select a new mayor in regular election cycle, Telluride Ski Resort is holding a photo contest.
Mountain pass openings delayed, Telluride Town Council reallocates some of the Open Space Fund, second annual Telluride Gravel Race is a success, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival celebrates 50 years.
The University of Colorado is conducting a clinical trial using psilocybin to treat depression, Aldasoro homeowners charged housing impact fees in error, "Amenity Trap" report highlights issues in resort communities, and there's a contest to pick art for the new library cards.
Telluride Balloon Festival and the new Food and Vine event are this weekend, Sheriff Bill Masters receives Lifetime Achievement award, San Miguel County gets $500k grant from the EPA, and congrats to the Telluride High School class of 2023.
Town Park could host another Neil Young concert in August, Anne Brown sworn in as county commissioner, Telluride limits residential square footage in commercial-residential district, Telluride Mayor DeLanie Young resigns to take job with town, and Mountainfilm kicks off the festival season this weekend.
Telluride Mountain Club hosts outdoor gear drive, OneEnergy holds community meeting about proposed solar project near Norwood, special district election results are in, and trail etiquette reminders for muddy spring conditions.
Legislators pass TABOR refunds that will hinge on a property tax ballot measure, several local leaders to step down this summer, Governor Jared Polis has suggested he will veto a bill that would delay the reintroduction of gray wolves to the state, and flooding and sinkholes are creating road hazards.