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Goodtimes: Dems Lose Ploy to Change Course of Disastrous IraqWar2 | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Oct 07, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
MOVE ON … Even some Dems are talking trash about moveon.org just for calling Gen. Petraeus “General Betrayus” even before Bush’s senior military advisor addressed Congress … But come on. Since when...
Russell:New Guidelines ‘Gut’ Affordable Housing Qualifications | Guest Commentary
by Jenny Russell
Oct 07, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
You’re going to be hearing that the Town of Telluride’s recently adopted affordable housing guidelines actually tighten the rules for affordable housing, even though they now allow people to own fr...
Shelton:The Karma of a Ski Bum | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Oct 07, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
“At the instant the first September cold front crosses Colorado, I can’t think straight.” The coming of winter profoundly effects Wayne Sheldrake, author of the new memoir Instant Karma: The Heart ...
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...

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