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Herndon:School Board Race Has a Wealth of Candidates | Dateline Wright's Mesa
by Grace Herndon
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people here would like to forget the messy business a few years ago about banning books and the ever-so-slight whiff of “book burning.”  But that odor, however slight, hangs over the Norwood S...
McDaniel:While You Were Sleeping: The Earth Shook | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The word on the street is silent as the wind, or a ghost, or, no, better yet, a zombie. This is not to diminish in any way the high art of carpentry, but its 6 a.m. in the Mountain Village, and whi...
Wadley:When the Call Comes, the TVFD Responds | Guest Commentary
by Captain David Wadley, Battalion 11, Station 1, Telluride Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
As a captain with the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department I feel I must comment. It has come to my attention that during a Segway tour a guide told his group in front of the Telluride Fire House on...
Pera:So Many Websites, So Little Time | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
There certainly isn’t any shortage of information and the opinions that accompanies it these days. The World Wide Web has revolutionized societal interaction and family communication on a scale not...
Pryor:Not Running for Second Term | Guest Commentary
by John Pryor, mayor of Telluride
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
With mixed feelings I announce today that I will not be running for a second term as Mayor of Telluride.  My reasons are personal and involve the need and desire to spend more time with my family a...
Sullivan:Diversity of Wildlife in Panama Includes Its Ants | Pinhead Institute Notes From the Field
by Jake Sullivan
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
As I realize more and more every day, Panama has as diverse a community of wildlife as anywhere on the world. In its narrow borders, you find thousands of species of migrating birds, some of the wo...
Goodtimes:Floodplains, Power Controversies and WWII Nuclear Karma | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
CORNET CREEK … A disaster waiting to happen. I remember going on a tour with a state group of engineers a few years back looking at natural hazards in the region. When they came to Telluride, they ...
Herndon:Food, Talk on the Fly at Robin’s Nest in Norwood | Dateline Wrights Mesa
by Grace Herndon
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Overheard conversation: “Yeah, so we flew to Norwood from Hawaii and got started.”  We’re at Robin’s Nest, Norwood’s new main street eatery, and this is co-owner and chef Scott Dorf, talking to fou...
Bissonette:We Teach to the Test, Much More | Guest Commentary
by Douglas Bissonette
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Ridgway Schools cheats. Well, sort of. We teach to the test. Put another way, we teach the basic reading, writing, math, and science skills that are required of all students throughout the nation. ...
Pitts:Dangerous History Behind Tainted Toothpaste, Drugs | Guest Commentary
by Peter Pitts, President,Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Counterfeit Colgate toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze, recently turned up in discount grocery stores all over the East Coast. This dangerous chemical ...
Hagemeyer:I Wish I Had a Famous Friend | Guest Commentary
by Dale Hagemeyer
Aug 15, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A famous singer would be nice. Someone with enormous appeal across multiple generations. Someone who would do a benefit concert here in town. Ridgway isn’t a frequent stop on the concert circuit so...

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