• Poets’ Corner: Goodtimes on Thanksgiving

    3 days 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

    4 days 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)

    1 week 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…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Silverhawk Cowboss

    1 week ago.

    This one from Oleh Lysiak is all about dying tradition and the rugged individualism that ties some folks to the land tight as a roped calf. That image, if photoshopped on one of today’s reality of land for sale (and not…

  • Telluride Arts & Library: “Rust + Bone"

    2 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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.…

  • Talking Gourds: Pierce to Read 11/4/2014

    4 weeks ago.

    Telluride Literary Arts presents Preston Pierce as Talking Gourds guest performer for Tuesday, November 4, 6 p.m. at Arroyo’s. A former stone-mason, river guide and radio tower climber, Pierce explains that as a poet he gathers “the continually changing culture in…

  • Outlaw Reflections: “Old Eyes"

    4 weeks ago.

    The following is another wonderful story by Oleh Lysiak about fly-fishing, a passion, suggesting that old age (and faltering eyesight) stop mattering when there is fresh-caught trout frying in a pan.    OLD EYES “Goddamn these old eyes," he mutters over and over.…

  • Telluride Library: Bioneers, Eco Design

    1 month ago.

    On Monday, October 27, 6:00 pm, join the movement for environmental, cultural and social wellness. Hear fascinating speakers and take part in interesting conversations at Wilkinson Public Library the last Thursday of every month, when we show video excerpts from the…

  • Telluride Library: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    1 month ago.

    1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is as simple as it sounds: Read 1,000 books to or with your child before he or she enters kindergarten. The positive cognitive and social development impacts reading together has on children is astounding. Even babies? Really? Really.…

  • Telluride Library: Psychology of Meditation

    1 month ago.

    The Psychology of Meditation at Wilkinson Public Library, Monday, October 20, 6:00 – 8 p.m. The introductory lecture and discussion by Telluride resident Dr. Jonathan Barfield provides an experiential, scientific and psychological examination of the process of meditation. "I will draw from ancient…

  • Fall Sunday: Reading Into the Off-Season

    1 month ago.

    In Telluride, we can no longer pretend that it’s summer. Gone are the days when the sun baked Main Street and the San Miguel River tempted us to dip in its waters. Gone are the river and all wildness that…

  • Telluride Library: Tarahumara, Ultrarunners

    1 month ago.

    The full story of the challenged ultrarunners made famous by the bestseller "Born to Run.” Program takes place at the Wilkinson Public Library on Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 pm.  Short documentary followed by a Q&A. The Tarahumara natives of the Sierra Madre in…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    1 month ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club 10/7

    1 month ago.

    The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds' guest performer for Tuesday, Oct. 7, will be Farmington horror writer and spelunker/poet Scott Nicolay. The reading takes place Arroyo’s at 6 p.m. Be prepared to be scared. To wriggle through Frankensteinian rips in the fabric of…