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McDaniel: Money for ‘Nothing’,‘Nothing’ Funny about Noah: The ‘Something’ Shadyac Was Getting At | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Jul 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Word on the street is old Charlie stole the handle and the train it won’t stop going, no way to slow down. What other impression can be drawn, without exploding in venomous cursing of your fate, wh...
Hunt:Driver’s License ‘Snafu’ Keeps Habitual DUI Offender on the Road | Hunt(ing) in Colorado
by Jeff Hunt
Jul 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
With Peter Shelton’s View to the West on the shelf for this edition (he’s in Cali with his family), I thought I would share with readers an incident that didn’t happen here, but very well could. An...
Schultheis:Maggots in Paradise | Dispatches
by Rob Schultheis
Jul 11, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“…where every prospect pleases, and only Man is vile…” Well, the poet sure hit the nail on the head with that one.  Maybe we should start issuing passports and visas to this neck of the woods, ‘cuz...
Homer:County Prepares for Possibility of an Influenza Pandemic | Guest Commentary
by David Homer, San Miguel County Public Health Officer
Jul 11, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1997, more than 200 people in 10 counties primarily in Asia have been infected with a new bird flu virus. This new virus has been quite dangerous, and half of the infected people have died. I...
Shelton:Over the Bounding Main | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Jul 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Some of you may recall our Ridgway friend James “Bobo” Burwick’s mid-winter attempt to sail from South Africa to New Zealand across the Southern Ocean. Alone. He didn’t set the single-handed record...
Goodtimes:Learning How to Monitor for Vegetative Regen After Salvage Timber Logging Sale in Norwood | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
BURN CANYON … It was just five years ago that a disastrous fire raged through the wooded hills and canyons southwest of Norwood – July 9, 2002. The fire burned 31,300 acres of public and private la...
Schultheis:Amateur Night in London | Dispatches
by Rob Schultheis
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In bullfighting lingo, there’s a word, espantaneo. It denotes a fan who, overcome with enthusiasm, leaps into the bull ring and attempts to fight the bull, with equivocal results. That’s what we we...
Pera:Dynamite and Heroes and Guilt Galore | Musings of a Mountainman
by Jack Pera
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A DYNAMITE GUY: How many of us living in the Town of Telluride were jarred out of our slumber by the 6 a.m. explosions set off by the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday, July 4? Our scor...
Nordham:Bad Joke At Parade | Guest Commentary
by Gretchen Nordham, M.A
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
We love Telluride, and so often fantasize about moving here for good. Over the past 10 years or so, my family and I have been coming to Telluride as often as possible. We live in Boulder and feel s...
Pera:Have I Got a Job for You! | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Who has the best job in America? Notice I didn’t ask what the best job in America is, or who in America makes the most money per year. Making a lot of money and having a good job are two entirely d...
Herndon:Where Is Rumsfeld Now? | Dateline Wright’s Mesa
by Grace Herndon
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Lately, I’ve come across lots of news stories about George W’s new Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates. (Apparently no relation to Bill Gates.) Instead, R. Gates’s career has been all about the CIA,...

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