• SMRC: Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, Overview

    2 days ago.

    Double your giving! A local family foundation has gratiously challenged the nonprofit with a $20,000 match for the 2015 Chocolate Lover’s Fling. Scroll to bottom of post for links to donate and make an even bigger difference. Valentine’s Day is all about…

  • Great Recipes to Jumpstart your Day

    5 days ago.

    If you are reading this post in the morning, a cuppa and doughnut at your fingertips, you may want to check out this blog by Cole Mellino that appeared in EcoWatch. We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal…

  • Snow Sunday: Climbing Mountain Quail with Teenagers

    1 week ago.

    To be honest, at the start, there wasn’t very much enthusiasm about hiking up Mountain Quail, a ski run perched at the outer edge of Telluride’s Black Iron Bowl. It sits at roughly 12,500 feet and is only reached after…

  • WINTER SUNDAY: Mommy Culture and The Cold, Hard Truth

    1 week ago.

      Okay, full disclosure: I used to be that person, the one who cringed when the airplane seat next to me was occupied by an infant. The waitress who was unhappy when families and the ensuing mess were seated in…

  • Celebrating Christmas in Telluride - and Austin

    1 month ago.

    Editor’s note: When news of my friend Katrine’s win hit my inbox, it struck me that her upbeat story proves Christmas can be more than buy, fry, cry, and wonder why. So if your “ho ho ho” has turned into “ho ho no,” read…

  • Snow Sunday: The Truth About Santa Claus

    1 month ago.

    I’ve never really been a fan of Santa Claus, or even Christmas. I was pretty young when I caught my parents in what I deemed to be not just a lie, but a whopper of epic proportions. A man in…

  • Snow Sunday: The First Arc

    1 month ago.

    As parents, we’re supposed to document it all. Her first word, her first tooth, her first step, and if you’re a former ski racer: her first arc. That’s right. The first time she actually arcs her ski using legitimate shin-to-tongue,…

  • Pinhead Institute Gets New 3D Printer: Upcoming Class

    1 month ago.

    Holiday-inspired kids’ classes and more to be offered this winter The Pinhead Institute is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Ultimaker II 3D printer, and with it, upcoming kid’s classes in jewelry- and ornament-making just right for gift-giving during the…

  • Mountain Village: Holiday Prelude

    1 month ago.

    T’is the season and Mountain Village is joining in the celebration. For this year’s Holiday Prelude the weekend of December 12-14, 2014, “uptown” is being transformed into the North Pole. Holiday Prelude, previously known as Winter Fest, is a collaborative…

  • Snow Sunday: The Right Time

    2 months ago.

    Thanksgiving comes at the wrong time. Or, at least, that’s what I’ve been told for a while now. My mother, a pragmatist, complains that it’s too close to Christmas: “There’s barely even time to breathe between holiday meals!” My mother-in-law,…

  • Telluride Museum: Christmas at Schmid Ranch

    2 months ago.

    The Telluride Historical Museum once again brings holiday cheer this year with the sixth annual Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration at the scenic Schmid Family Ranch.  Let the whole family share in one of Telluride’s most well-loved holiday traditions on  Saturday, December 6, 2 –…

  • Thanksgiving Jokes to Season Your Holiday Dinner

    2 months ago.

    You  know how it can be with all the family gathered together over the holidays. One wrong move, one smart (read snarky) remark and someone leaves the table in tears. The whole game changes, however, if everyone stays put and any tears are from laughter. I…

  • Seriously Retro Sex Tips for Teens

    2 months ago.

    Holding hands is a sign you are a “fast” girl. Really? Well yes, in virgin pin, poodle skirt days of the 1950s. This article offering “10 Hilariously Bad Pieces of Retro Sex Advice for Teens” from the Huff Post had me laughing…

  • Snow Sunday: Thanks for the Thankless Things You Do

    2 months ago.

    Thanksgiving is the time of year that I try to take stock of how fortunate I am, and spend a few days on reflection and gratitude before the holidays devolve into the chaotic frenzy of consumerism. And even though I’ve…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: Climbing Gym

    2 months ago.

    Telluride Mountain Club to run the gym from November 30- April 5, 2015 Mountaineer Alex Lowe once said, "The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun." The Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC) invites the community to bring…

  • Fall Sunday: White Rim Redemption

    2 months ago.

    As a mom, I plan outdoor adventures for my family all of the time. It’s usually last minute, with most of the necessary gear and ballpark directions to guide us to our destination. But, as a teacher who also leads…