letters to the editor

Just Say ‘No’ to Marijuana in Ouray
by Donna Whiskeman, Log Hill
Jul 17, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Like many, I was aghast when, toward the end of the meeting, Mayor Risch stated that “60 percent of the Mexican drug cartel money comes from marijuana.
Whitewater Boaters, Take Note!
by Chris Menges, Gunnison Basin Stewardship Fellow, American Whitewater www.americanwhitewater.org
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
I am writing to inform whitewater river boaters of an important opportunity to help define and protect recreational flows throughout the Gunnison River Basin by participating in our public survey (...
Rotary Thanks Bluegrass Festival
by Linda Avery
Jul 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Rotary Club would like to offer special thanks to Craig Ferguson and Planet Bluegrass for giving Rotary the opportunity to extend its offerings at this year's Bluegrass booth.
ROCC Membership on the Rise
by Roze Evans, ROCC Vice-President
Jul 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The Ridgway Ouray Community Council is pleased to announce that since November our membership has increased 21 percent to over 200 members.
Sixth Annual Derby for Habitat a Success
by Colleen Burke, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County
Jul 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Over 600 people enjoyed the Sixth Annual Derby to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County. We had athletes from all over Colorado and southern Utah that came to compete.
Dismay at Rancor in LUC Discussion Process
by Karin Stanley
Jul 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
We are now facing the possible implementation of modifications to our Land Use Code Section 9 Visual Impact Regulations, as proposed by the Ouray County Planning Commission, and I am dismayed at th...
We Must Plan Now for Non-Mining Development
by Jennifer Parker, Ridgway
Jul 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
As recent events show, however, mining is a tough industry, given the huge upfront costs and wild swings in mineral values.
Disappointment in Fireworks Cancellation
by Susan Ciardullo, Scottsdale, Arizona
Jul 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
We are 25-year visitors to Telluride, but after a second year in a row with no fireworks display, we are considering moving on to another town.
Telluride Soda Tax ‘Must Be Some Kind of Joke’
by Peter Lundeen, Telluride
Jul 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
A “soda tax” heading toward the ballot!? Really, oh this must be some kind of joke.
Miracle’s TASP Fundraiser a Success
by Miracle Sickels
Jun 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
I wanted to thank everyone that participated in my fundraiser, Miracle Day, on March 24.
Food Pantry Needs a New Home
by Alice Billings, Ridgway
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
As many of you know, the Food Pantry is looking for a new home.
6th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival
by Ally Crilly, Telluride Yoga Festival
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the things a yoga practice can teach is how to transform to remain in balance with all that is changing around you.
A Winter Adventure
by Rusty Austin, Los Angeles
Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
I was happy to see the water system mentioned [in the Winter 2012 edition of Watch Publications’ Adventure magazine], as I was the guy who actually dug the main line from the reservoir to the lodge...
The Real Scandal
by Holly von Helms, Montrose
Jun 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The IRS was just doing its job and rather poorly. No scandal, just poor judgment. Sorry.
Disappointed in Library Boardmember
by Ty Benson
Jun 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
I would like to express my dismay at the re-appointment of Seth Cagin, by the Board of County Commissioners, to the Library Board of Trustees.
Thank You, Telluride Scholarship Donors!
by Karen Lavender, THS College Counselor
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Those members of our community who were able to attend the recent Telluride High School graduation ceremony had the distinct pleasure of witnessing a stirring and soulful event that epitomized what...
And Now, Cocktails at 40th Telluride Bluegrass Festival Rotary Coke Booth
by Chris Binner, Telluride Rotary Club
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
The Telluride Rotary Club has raised more than $150,000 from the Coca Cola booth at Bluegrass over the years. Every dollar raised has been donated either to local high school scholarships or kids’ ...
New Section 9 Is ‘Less Restrictive’
by Tom McKenney, Ouray County
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Still trying to figure it out the Visual Impact thing. What am I missing?
Costs of Nuclear Don’t Add Up
by Edwin Schlapfer, Ophir
Jun 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
The inclusion of the pro nuclear power film Pandora’s Promise into this year’s Mountainfilm Festival gave me serious pause.
Thank You to Supportive Community
by Hannah Daley
Jun 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
This past week I received many generous scholarships at the Telluride High School awards night that I will use in my quest to receive a college degree at Colorado State University.