• Between the Covers: Book It!

    Yesterday

    Editor’s note: Book It! is a weekly column from Daiva Chesonis, co-owner of your favorite local bookstore, Between the Covers. The blog will offer tips about what to look for in the store when you stop by to browse or for a…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Winter Solstice

    Yesterday

    The term solstice means "sun stands still." On the year's two solstices (winter and summer) the sun appears to halt in its incremental journey across the sky and change little in position during this time. Of course, contrary to appearances…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Youngest of the Old Timers

    1 week ago.

     Oleh Lysiak talked with old-time Telluride local Johnnie Stevens for a story originally published February 21, 1996 in The San Miguel Post. The interview is an eye-opener: there was a Telluride before there was a ski resort and pre-1972, there was a community…

  • Between the Covers: “BOOKSnBEERS" Sunday

    1 week ago.

    BOOKSnBEERS is a collaboration between Between the Covers Bookstore with Smuggler's Brewpub  that takes place at Between the Covers on Sunday, December 14, 6 p.m. The event features a tasting of their brand new Chanterelle Ale, a locally sourced mushroom brew, plus a…

  • Outlaw Reflections: A Placerville Lifetime

    2 weeks ago.

    Among the many adjectives friends and acquaintances of former Telluride resident Oleh Lysiak would use to describe him, one would not be “sappy sentimentalist.” But they would be wrong. Under that tough, gruff exterior lies a giant marshmallow. Oleh’s soft spot is aroused when…

  • Telluride Library: Holiday Prelude & More

    2 weeks ago.

    Editor’s note: Before the Bah, Humbugs fall out of your mouth like cold breath on a winter morning, try a visit to Telluride’s five-star (yes, once again, a winner) Wilkinson Public Library for “Holiday Prelude” fun and games, as follows:…

  • TIO Denver: "Mystery and Mistletoe” Writers Showcase

    2 weeks ago.

    “Mystery and Mistletoe” Writers Showcase at Denver Press Club Thursday, Dec. 11; "Soldier Girls" author Helen Thorpe will MC. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America today announced the first annual holiday showcase at the Denver Press Club…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club: McCarg at Arroyo

    3 weeks ago.

    Amy Irvine McCarg featured at Talking Gourds Poetry Club on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at Arroyo Telluride The Telluride Institute presents Wright’s Mesa author and poet Amy Irvine McCarg as Talking Gourds guest performer on Tuesday, Dec. 2,6 p.m. at Arroyo…

  • Poets’ Corner: Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

    3 weeks ago.

    Gifted sculptor, writer, husband, friend, TIO regular contributor (check out his wonderful stories in his regular column, Outlaw Reflections, a look ahead at Telluride’s raunchy past) Oleh Lysiak know he has lots to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. As the weather grows cold…

  • Poets’ Corner: Goodtimes on Thanksgiving

    3 weeks ago.

    On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday of November to be the national holiday of Thanksgiving, a day to count our blessings for the bounty in our lives, as below in this poem by beloved country commissioner Art Goodtimes. Thanksgiving…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Trees for Future Generation

    3 weeks ago.

    In this one from Oleh Lysiak planting trees becomes a metaphor of hope for the future: give me saplings, not saps any day.   Trees For Future Generations Our infamous Rocky Mountain weather has turned weekends into bone-chilling, nose-numbing, finger-tingling experiences. This…

  • Telluride Library: 5 Stars (Again)

    4 weeks ago.

    Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library has once again earned a “Five Star” rating from Library Journal. The top-rating is a tribute to the staff’s hard work and dedication to making our library the best it can be for the greater Telluride community. Administration…

  • Tall Tales: “Soldier Girls,” Interview with Helen Thorpe

    1 month ago.

    Helen Thorpe is an author and freelance journalist who has written articles for the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Texas Monthly, Westword, and 5280. Her first book, "Just Like Us," was published by Scribner in 2009 and named one of the best books…

  • Telluride Arts & Library: “Rust + Bone"

    1 month ago.

    Telluride Arts & Telluride Library present “Rust + Bone,” photography by Riley Arthur, 11/2014 – 2/2015 The November - February exhibit in the Wilkinson Public Library Stacks features Digital Photography printed on aspen, eastern red cedar, cherry, walnut, birch, poplar and…

  • Telluride Library & Institute: Camino de Santiago

    1 month ago.

    Pictures and words about the Camino de Santiago at Wilkinson Public Library on Thursday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.   The Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) is an ancient pilgrimage route to the grave of Saint James in the northwestern…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Rocky Mountain Oysters

    1 month ago.

    This story from Oleh Lysiak is a variation on theme of fishing. True, he and his friends are after oysters. But not the kind that live in water. The other kind. The impetus? A good eat, yes, but most importantly, preserving the old cowboy ways.…