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

    1 month 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

    5 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

    5 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

    6 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

    6 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

    7 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

    7 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

    8 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

    11 months 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

    11 months 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…

  • Telski: First Snow of the 2015-16 Ski Season!

    1 year ago.

    Passes for upcoming winter season here. We’ve been teasing it for the past few weeks, but recently Telluride woke up to the first true signs of winter. A storm blew through, leaving the surrounding mountains covered in a dusting of pure…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: Trails Survey

    1 year ago.

    Telluride Mountain Club seeks to create a trails vision for the Telluride region. The Telluride Mountain Club (TMC) has created a survey for locals and visitors of Telluride to help create a regional trails vision. The survey is intended to compile…

  • Summer Sunday: Finding Chanterelles

    1 year 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

    1 year 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…