• Outlaw Reflections: Virgin

    2 days ago.

    Telluride knows from virgins. Well, a few. Only recently the town, supported by Quentin Tarantino and the cast of  his upcoming movie, “The Hateful Eight,” sacrificed a virgin to Ullr, Norse God of Snow, to end the drought. And by gum…

  • Bob Baer in Mountain Village: Art of Political Murder

    2 weeks ago.

    When former CIA operative (and Ophir local) Bob Baer spoke in town on February 9, the Program Room at the Telluride Library was SRO. To accommodate the crowds who missed the talk, the remix hosted by The Telluride Conference Center takes place Thursday, March 19,…

  • Annual Mark Fischer Prize Ups Award Ante to $1000

    4 weeks ago.

    Celebrating its 18th year, the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize has increased its cash award to $1,000 for this year’s winning poem and opened its eligible contestants to any poet living west of the Mississippi, according to the event’s organizers, San Miguel…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club, March 3

    4 weeks ago.

    The Talking Gourds Poetry Club presents two Ridgway poets, Erika Moss Gordon and Leigh Robertson, for its First Tuesday poetry reading, March 3, 6 p.m. at Arroyo Telluride.   Gordon writes poetry, works for the Telluride Film Festival in community outreach and teaches…

  • Poets’ Corner: Rosemerry for Valentine’s Day

    1 month ago.

    On Valentine’s Day, it all seems so straightforward, so simple: he gives you a little box or a big bouquet, chocolates too maybe; you give him, what?, basketball tickets. Long glance looks over a romantic dinner. But through her words, her…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Poems for Cupid’s Day

    1 month ago.

    Regular contributor Oleh Lysiak is not widely known as a softie. But is his bark worse than his bite?  Or is his bite sometimes a love bite? True these poems, like their author, are unconventional tropes to Valentine’s Day, but who…

  • Poets’ Corner: Gordon for Valentine’s Day

    1 month ago.

    Nothing is in stone about the Christian martyr who was buried near Rome on February 14. There were a number of different Saint Valentines: even Pope Gregory had no clue who the guy was when he established a feast in…

  • Poets' Corner: Feela for Valentine’s Day

    1 month ago.

    On Valentine’s Day, in some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the threads, it means she will marry him. But most men in this country hedge their bets: married or…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club: Poet Matt Hayes Featured

    2 months ago.

    The Talking Gourds Poetry Club presents St. Louis native Matt Hayes as guest poet this first Tuesday of the month, February 3, 6 p.m. at Arroyo Telluride. Autistic from birth, Hayes has been communicating since age 5 through a process of…

  • Outlaw Reflections: “Back to Telluride" & “Rust"

    2 months ago.

    Sharing two stories from TIO regular contributor Oleh Lysiak. The first, “Back from Telluride," is an edited excerpt from the "Telluride" chapter of one of his edgy, funny, insightful books, “Art, Crime & Lithium," published May 2013 by Tao Fish Books. The…

  • Telluride Library: Crafting the Human Future

    2 months ago.

    Lawry de Bivort on the future of humankind at the Wilkinson Public Library, Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. Humankind—including each one of us—is the first species in planetary history to have the ability to beneficially manage our own evolutionary future. True, we are…

  • Between the Covers: Book It!...Puck It!

    2 months ago.

    Editor’s note: Book It! is a (mostly) 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…

  • Telluride Library: Ebola, What’s Happend? What’s Happening?

    2 months ago.

    Get a firsthand account of the ravages of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as well the medical and scientific background of the virus itself, Thursday, January 15, 6:00 p.m. at the Wilkinson Public Library. The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in…

  • Between the Covers: Book It!, Fire Fest Edition

    2 months ago.

    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…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club

    2 months ago.

    Goodtimes & Trommer featured at Arroyo Telluride, Tuesday, January 6, 6 p.m. The Telluride Institute presents Talking Gourds hosts Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Lower Placerville and Art Goodtimes of Wright’s Mesa as featured performers in Telluride. The nonprofit also kicks off a…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Honoring Karen LeQuey

    2 months ago.

    TIO regular contributor Oleh Lysiak sent this story in honor of the memory of Karen LeQuey, who just died. Oleh wrote the story for Karen and husband Keith Le Quey to honor the couple’s infamous annual biker bash in Norwood. It was originally…