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Pera:My Dad’s First-Ever 4WD Ride | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Sep 27, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
When it was mass-produced and made available to the general public for the first time in 1946, it was the equivalent of pure magic. Four-wheel drive – the jeep – borne of necessity in World War II....
Goodtimes:Big Changes as We Host Another Pioneer Day Fest | Around the Cone
by Art Goodtimes
Sep 27, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JUMPING SHIP … It’s been great working for Bob Beer and the Norwood Post for the last few years. It was yet another instance of “Beer and Goodtimes,” like those glory days of early ‘80s with the lo...
Cagin: Telluride’s Prolonged Adolescence | Local Perspective
by Seth Cagin
Sep 26, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
If Telluride had set out deliberately as a matter of public policy to kill off tourism, we couldn’t have done much better than we’ve done. We are, today, more dependent on the second home economy t...
Pera:OK, Let’s Call ’em Prairie Rats | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Sep 26, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Time dictates that anyone who lives to be 70 years old, as I have, acquires a lot of experience and usually at least a smidgeon of wisdom (if you’ve been halfway attentive). I’ve been bitten pretty...
Brown: Shedding Some Light on the Aldasoro Dog Imbroglio | Guest Commentary
by Scott Brown
Sep 26, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
From a historical perspective, when the Telluride Ski Resort was launched in 1972, ranching, and to be accurate “sheep ranching,” was a major business in the east end of San Miguel County. Each spr...
Shelton:Conversation With Myself | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Sep 24, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
– What would you do if you had a chance to talk face-to-face with George W. Bush? – What do you mean? Here? At the house? That man would not be welcome in my house. – OK, I hear you. You’re never g...
Hawk:The Fight For Football
by Vance Hawk
Sep 24, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The debate of football began near the end of last school year. Since then, it has been presented at school board meetings, and multiple other “get-togethers.” Most recently there was a meeting on T...
Shelton:Nineteen Sixty-Four | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Sep 23, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
This happens sometimes. We’ve finished dinner and we’re too tired to read. The mail lady did not leave a red-and-white Netflix envelope in the mailbox. And so, I rummage through the drawer of DVDs ...
Beer With Dinner, Traffic Stop, Go Directly to Jail | Guest Commentary
by a Telluride Resident, Name Withheld by Request
Sep 23, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
I woke up the other morning thinking I had been having a bad nightmare, but it was real. I had gone to Norwood on business and decided to have dinner before driving back to Telluride. As it was a F...
Goodtimes:Saying a Final Goodbye to Dolores LaChapelle | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Sep 23, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
SCATTERING ASHES … Dolores died back in January, at 80 years of age. A group of her friends took her ashes to her favorite sacred sites around Silverton this past weekend, and gave her back to the ...
Gallen: Rainy Days in Costa Rica | Pinhead Letters From the Field
by Nikki Gallen
Sep 23, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Rainforest has a very literal translation, particularly in the months between May and November. And I am here, in the rainforest of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, smack in the middle of this time fram...

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