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Shelton:Going High for Weather Info | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Oct 07, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Last winter a 104 mph wind gust took out two remote weather stations in the San Juans. We know the exact wind speed because right up until they broke the towers were transmitting real-time informat...
Brown: Shedding Some Light on the Aldasoro Dog Imbroglio | Guest Commentary
by Scott Brown
Oct 07, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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...
Helck:Deconstructing the Pera Rats/Prairie Dogs Flap | Guest Commentary
by Andrew Helck
Oct 07, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It has been instructive to see the amount of ink in response to Jack Pera’s column of Sept. 6, 2007, regarding Prairie Dogs and the Valley Floor. At the time, the vehemence of his position struck m...
Hunt:‘Fresh Ideas’ and ‘Proven Commitment’ | Guest Commentary
by Lulu Hunt
Oct 04, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
My name is Lulu Hunt. I am running for Telluride Town Council. The next few years will be unlike any our town has seen before. We face increasing demands for basic community services, have a consid...
Goodtimes: Big Business Makes Record ProfitsAmid Steady Inflation of the Dollar | AROUND THE CONE
by Art Goodtimes
Oct 04, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
GAS PRICES … In 1993, the largest five oil refiners controlled a third of U.S. refineries, and the largest 10 controlled about half of the U.S. petroleum refining capacity. Because of mergers, by 2...
Hagemeyer:Ridgway Needs More Traditions
Oct 03, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Barcelona was quite a scene the past few days during the Festival of La Merced, the patron saint of the Catalunya region. It was rife with traditions from music to dance to the forming of pyramids ...
Cagin: Telluride’s Prolonged Adolescence | Local Perspective
by Seth Cagin
Oct 03, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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: Jeeping Has Gone to the (Prairie Rat) Dogs | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Oct 03, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In my last column, I extolled the virtues of 4-wheel drive, particularly when it is installed in a vehicle as small, lightweight and versatile as a jeep. Jeeps were to the Telluride region (and mys...
Pera:My Dad’s First-Ever 4WD Ride | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Oct 03, 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....
Betts: ‘Old and In the Way | Guest Commentary
by Mark Betts
Oct 03, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
If Seth Cagin tipped off the political ball, then Terry Tice’s response in the name of community dialogue should propel us into awareness of how the haves want nothing but to promote their assets a...
Tice: We’re Not Just ‘Any Resort, USA’ | Guest Commentary
by Terry Tice, Candidate for Town of Telluride Mayor
Oct 03, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Some of us have been wondering who was going to tip off the political ball this season. Now, Telluride Watch Publisher Seth Cagin, in his recent op-ed piece entitled “Telluride’s Prolonged Adolesce...

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