• Pinhead Climate Institute: Striving Towards A Green Telluride & Beyond

    1 week ago.

    In a town as dependent on the environment for its livelihood as Telluride is, it is difficult to believe we generate nearly twice the amount of carbon per person as the national average. That’s you and me – all of…

  • Pinhead: New Climate Institute Competes for Foundation’s $50K Innovation Prize

    2 weeks ago.

    Though written in 2007, his words ring true, perhaps truer, today as we deal with a planet with a life-threatening disease. “There are incredible numbers of people around the world filled with love thy neighbor and for the earth who are…

  • Foundation: 3 Teams to Compete for $50K Innovation Prize

    2 weeks ago.

    Last month, the Telluride Foundation chose three finalists out of the eight heavyweights who applied to compete for its brand new $50,000 Innovation Prize. An initiative of Telluride’s very own Pinhead Institute, the brand new Pinhead Climate Institute, is the only regional contender. At this special…

  • Lessons Aspen Can Learn from Telluride

    1 month ago.

    Our little mountain haven, heaven to many, is getting a whole lot of love from the main stream media these days. First Forbes, then Vogue, now Architectural Digest. Michael Goldberg, one-half of the new partnership that now owns the Telluride…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~ Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    3 months ago.

    Ed. note: Our friend Jerry Roberts has been watching the weather in the San Juan Mountains for decades. The services he checks out, in addition to his on-the-scene observations give us a unique view of the weather that affects us.…

  • Nugget Theater: New Avalanche Awareness PSA

    7 months ago.

    A new public service announcement (PSA) screening at Telluride’s Nugget Theater is meant to get locals and visitors to enroll in avalanche awareness classes. With the increase in back-country and side-country users, skiers and boarders need to educate themselves about backcountry protocol,…

  • Mountain Village: Smart Irrigation & Water Conservation

    7 months ago.

    Mountain Village launches its sixth and final environmental incentive program for 2016. Smart Irrigation entices residents to conserve water. The premise behind the Town of Mountain Village's newest incentive – Smart Irrigation Controls – is to help water customers use only…

  • Changing How We Look at the Natural World

    8 months ago.

    David Suzuki, Ronald Wright and Telluride Mountainfilm regular Wade Davis talk about the fact “We Must Change the Way We Look at the Natural World.” Insights in this EcoWatch blog by James Hoggan that follows. In my last blog I reported some dire…

  • Pinhead Punk Science: Southwestern Rock Art

    8 months ago.

    Telluride’s Pinhead Institute's Punk Science program brings fascinating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics during its annual summer Punk Science learning series for kids. On the plaza at the Wilkinson Public Library every Tuesday starting July 5 through August 2, 5:15 -…

  • TSRC Town Talks: Clouds & Climate Change

    9 months ago.

    Graham Feingold speaks at the Telluride Conference Center  starting at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21,  part of Telluride Science Research Center’s (TSRC) Town Talks in Mountain Village. Admission is free; cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m. Finicky and ephemeral, clouds are hard to pin…

  • Mountain Village: Incentive Programs Galore

    10 months ago.

    For more information on Mountain Village incentive programs, go here.   The Town of Mountain Village is investing over $170,000 in community incentive programs focused on the environment. The reason for doing so is simple and two-fold: Mountain Village wants…

  • Regional SMART Transit

    10 months ago.

    Town of Mountain Village survey supports Smart Transit. Government one step closer to an election. The Town of Mountain Village,  The Town of Telluride, and San Miguel County recently released the results of a transportation survey, which found that most responders are…

  • Mountain Village: Green Country

    1 year ago.

    What color is Mountain Village? The correct answer is not beige, as one visiting journalist suggested (after an all-too-cursory look-see). Somehow he missed the white. Mountain Village is an embarrassment of snow white this winter, perhaps from some breaking open…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: Fundraiser, Film Night

    1 year ago.

    The Telluride Mountain Club Presents an Evening of Short Films at the Sheridan Opera House. Event is Thursday, February 4. Doors, 6 p.m.; show time, 7 p.m. Non-TMC members $10 at the door. TMC members are free. Telluride Mountain Club…

  • Snow Sunday: How To Think About Snow in A Ski Town

    1 year ago.

    Last week, I had a crappy week. I don’t mean “ski town crappy” in that it was off-season so my favorite yoga class was cancelled or the Butcher and Baker had sold out of all their sausage breakfast burritos or…

  • Telluride Ski Resort: 26 More Inches of New – And Counting

    1 year ago.

    The Telluride Ski Resort is happy to announce that thanks to the latest dump of fluffy, white powder over the past two days, our November snow total is now more than 4.5 feet. Between that and cold nighttime temperatures, our grooming team has…