• Telluride Adaptive Sports Program: Rockin' at the Opera, 3/6/2015

    3 weeks ago.

    Have you seen a wounded Veteran skiing with someone in a blue jacket out on a black run on the Telluride mountain? How about a special needs kid from the reservation having a ball on Double Cabins? Or a young…

  • 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…

  • Telluride AIDS Benefit: AIDS Update, What’s Happening Where & When

    1 month ago.

    Measles is the new epidemic du jour and AIDS? Oh so yesterday. Only not so much. For one thing, there is still no cure. And that is why the Telluride AIDS Benefit continues to wave its “ Fight.Fund.Educate” banner on high. TAB’s week of awareness education…

  • Pinhead: Winter Classes Announced

    1 month ago.

    Six-week courses for children and adults begin Monday February 9 Pinhead Institute headquarters will be buzzing this winter as the local non-profit offers more classes than ever before with a full calendar of six-week courses designed to get both kids…

  • SMRC: Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, Overview

    1 month 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

    2 months 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

    2 months 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

    2 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 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

    4 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

    4 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…