• Summer Sunday: Finding Chanterelles

    1 week ago.

    The goal of the trip wasn’t to gather mushrooms. We were headed to a hut to enjoy the last days of summer before school began. We were 12 people strong, 6 adults, 6 kids, loaded to the gills with chocolate,…

  • Tradd Cotter Returns to Mushroom Fest 2015

    3 weeks ago.

    The 35th annual Telluride Mushroom Festival – Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16, 2015 – with pre-conference workshops, Wednesday, August 12. Festival celebrates multiple uses of all things fungi. This year, the event is being held at the historic Sheridan Opera House, so seats are limited. If…

  • Telluride Mushroom Festival 2015: Overview

    4 weeks ago.

    The 35th annual Telluride Mushroom Festival – Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16, 2015 – with pre-conference workshops, Wednesday, August 12. Festival celebrates multitude uses of all things fungi. This year, the event is being held at the historic Sheridan Opera House, so seats are limited. If…

  • Summer Sunday: Ridgway Area Trails Does It Right

    1 month ago.

    Mid-July is the peak time for mountain biking on the high-alpine terrain in Telluride. The trails are tacky, the wildflowers are blooming and our legs have the early summer miles that boost our endurance. However, summer is also the perfect…

  • Town Talks: A Look at Solar Energy & Greenhouse Effect

    1 month ago.

    Come learn how the laws of physics are governing climate change and our attempts at green energy  this coming Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 p.m., Telluride Mountain Village Conference Center. Talk hosted by the Telluride Science Research Center. Admission is free. Cash bar starts…

  • Telluride Goes [Mostly] Dark for Inaugural Dark Sky Event

    1 month ago.

    Telluride Mountainfilm, town work together for one-of-a-kind program. Typically, the only souls who can be found roaming Telluride’s streets at 3 a.m. are bears and the occasional insomniacs. But on May 24, during Telluride Mountainfilm, roughly 80 people — photographers, astronomy fans…

  • Mountain Village: Green Gondola Gets Greener

    1 month ago.

    Mountain Village greens its gondola with energy-efficient LED lighting. Project supported by San Miguel County Green Grant. The Mountain Village gondola to Telluride is already a green machine: its existence keeps cars off the road and prevents an estimated 45,000…

  • Summer Sunday: Backpacking with Grandpa

    2 months ago.

    When your 74-year old father-in-law calls to say he wants to spend some time with your kids this summer, you’re thinking the beach. Or maybe a visit back East. Possibly, Disneyland. What you’re not thinking is that he wants to…

  • ALACAZEM 2015.06.25

    2 months ago.

    June 25 to July 2, 2015  Visible planets: Morning: Mercury Evening: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn If you haven’t noticed the celestial event happening in the western twilight sky for the entire month of June, perhaps it’s time to take a look.…

  • Mountain Village: Solar Rebates

    2 months ago.

    In line with Mountain Village’s environmental ethos, the town is offering significant savings to those who install solar on their home or business. First launched in 2014, the Solar Energy Rebate Program awards those by offering a rebate of $0.40…

  • Earth Matters: Trans-Pacific Partnership & U.S. Food Safety

    3 months ago.

    Contributor Bill Mason returns after an extended absence with his column about issues that impact the health of the Big Blue Marble we live on. Below Earth Matters asks: What’s the beef with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. food safety? Standing…

  • Mountain Village: Noxious Weeds Seminar, 6/5/2015

    3 months ago.

    Mountain Village hosts regional educational noxious weeds seminar, launching community weed control rebate program. Event takes place Friday, June 5. Controlling noxious weeds in the alpine environment of San Miguel County takes the entire community’s support and due diligence. To…

  • Telluride Arts District: Wayfinding Upgrade Announced

    6 months ago.

    Where are you? Where are you heading to? Wayfinding informs people of their surroundings in the built environment. The Telluride Arts District, in partnership with the Town of Telluride, is embarking on an update of signage and information that will make it…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~~ 1/29/15

    7 months ago.

    The storm for the next few days is an upper-level trough hovering along the California coast. A closed-low will form along the Mexico/Arizona border tomorrow night. It will then move down south along the Baja Peninsula before lifting and moving…

  • Tiny Houses in Telluride?

    7 months ago.

    Mountainfilm is always ahead of the curve. In 2013, Mountainfilm showed “Tiny: A Story About Living Small.” The doc about living small featured writer and multimedia project manager Merete Mueller, a writer laser-focused on environmental sustainability, and graphic designer and videographer Chris…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~~ Monday, 1/12/15

    7 months ago.

    The San Juans are currently between storms with partly cloudy skies and warming temperatures, but by this afternoon an upper level low pressure trough currently forming in the Great Basin will move into western Colorado and mix with moisture flowing…