commentary

Herndon:SMPA’s Can of Worms | Dateline Wright’s Mesa
by Grace Herndon
Sep 16, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, hard-hitting movies have been made about irate citizens who “hate city hall” or their bosses and they’re “mad as hell” and “won’t take it anymore.” But most of us don’t get too worked ...
Pera:How Green Was My Valley? | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Sep 16, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
I was born 70 years ago in Telluride, have lived in the region all my life, and can personally relate to its history from the mid-1940s to the present time. Having read and heard stories from the v...
Goodtimes:Saying a Final Goodbye to Dolores LaChapelle | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Sep 16, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 ...
Goodtimes:The New Mining Boom Is On and San Miguel County Is Ground Zero | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Sep 16, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
URANIUM … The Environmental Working Group has just released a report tracking the 239 percent increase in mining claims on federal lands in the last four years here in Colorado – from 5,430 filings...
Green:SMPA Mischaracterized | Guest Commentary
by Bill Green, Manager of Public Relations/Energy Services
San Miguel Power Association
Sep 13, 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...
Pera:How Green Was My Valley? | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Sep 13, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
I was born 70 years ago in Telluride, have lived in the region all my life, and can personally relate to its history from the mid-1940s to the present time. Having read and heard stories from the v...
Schultheis:The First Day of Autumn | Dispatches
by Rob Schultheis
Sep 13, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever since I moved to the Rocky Mountains, in 1964, I discovered that I have a particularly acute feel for the seasons that you just don’t get in the denatured cities and suburbs on the East Coast....
Tice:‘A Reasoned and Analytical Leadership Style’ | Guest Commentary
by Terry Tice
Sep 13, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
My name is Terry Tice and with this statement I am announcing my candidacy for mayor of Telluride. My wife, Susan and I moved to this valley 35 years ago. We raised our family here. On our arrival ...
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...

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