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Beer With Dinner, Traffic Stop, Go Directly to Jail | Guest Commentary
by a Telluride Resident, Name Withheld by Request
Sep 13, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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...
Pera:Valley Floor Going to the (Prairie) Dogs | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Sep 13, 2007 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Have you noticed? The comparison is so stark and repulsive, how could you miss it? As you drive into the Telluride Valley, past the Eider Creek Condos and Hillside Subdivision, notice how lush and ...
Hunt:True Grit Days Gets Two Thumbs Up | Hunt(ing) in Colorado
by Jeff Hunt
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s that old saying? “Nothing is worth doing if it’s not done right.” Apparently that was the motto of Steve Guy and his partners in crime at the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as oth...
Stellhorn:Redvale 100th a Down-Home Celebration
by Kristina Stellhorn
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The afternoon was hot and sunny but the crowd was ebullient at Redvale's 100th Birthday Party Sunday, Sept. 2, as friends and neighbors gathered to feast, listen to live music, chat and relive memo...
Shelton:Alberto Gonzales Doesn’t Get It | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The most shocking thing in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’s two-minute resignation speech wasn’t the fact of his going – that was long overdue – it was the way he abused the memory of his father...
Green:SMPA Mischaracterized | Guest Commentary
by Bill Green, Manager of Public Relations/Energy Services
San Miguel Power Association
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Negative press may sell newspapers, but it’s not good for people. San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) has recently been in the spotlight for unflattering actions that allegedly took place under the...
Hagemeyer:A Sense of Community - Year Round | Guest Commentary
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Dale Hagemeyer There were those who wondered whether the recent True Grit Days inaugural celebration would catch on the first time out of the chute. The results certainly silenced the skeptics. It ...
Goodtimes:50,000 gather at Black Rock City in Nevada | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BURNING MAN … Omygosh, what a wild extravaganza! Take the mushroom parade, increase its zany costuming 10-fold, add heavy doses of nudity, revelry and dancing, and up the numbers to a population la...
McDaniel:Photo of State Supreme Court Judges Inspires High Anxiety | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Word on the street is the town doesn’t have as good of a case as it believed, or, at least, what it has been saying it believed, regarding its upcoming defense of the Valley Floor condemnation in C...
Henson:Ripening Raspberries One of Many Edibles Heralding End of Summer | Guest Commentary
by Yvette Henson, Colorado State University Extension Agent for San Miguel and West Montrose Counties
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
I always feel a little sad when the raspberries ripen because it means summer is coming to an end. On the positive side, fall brings a variety of edible native fruits that can be enjoyed fresh, coo...
Shelton:The Films of Ridgway and Telluride | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Sep 09, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
I trust that True Grit Days happened successfully in Ridgway this past weekend. There was some doubt the inaugural event would get off the ground, thanks to resistance from, of all places, Wayne En...

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