• Telluride Mountain Club: Climbing Gym

    2 days 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 weeks 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…

  • Halloween for Kids: ‘70s Versus Today

    3 weeks ago.

    BOO! Did I scare you? Not likely. But this article by Jacqueline Wilson in the Huff Post  just might. If not exactly scare you, it should at least make you long for the good old days when trick or treating did…

  • Fall Sunday: Slow Down and Breathe

    3 weeks ago.

    I don't watch TV much. I don't really watch TV at all—we don't have a cable or satellite account, so the only programs I see are on the  iPad, the occasional series that was popular enough to replay on Netflix…

  • Pinhead: Intern Night

    1 month ago.

    Regional high school students, Pinhead Institute interns, share their life-changing internship experiences with the community, Thursday, October 16, Opera House.   Eight fabulous Pinhead Interns each present a short summary of their amazing summers. Sculpt screws to hold a control…

  • Local Food on Local Plates in Local Schools

    1 month ago.

    How do we get more of the food grown locally actually on local plates?   On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Colorado Farm to School Task Force hosts a stakeholder meeting and workshop in Norwood to gather information and share experiences in doing just…

  • Becoming Local: The Telluride Difference

    1 month ago.

    When I ride the Gondola into town, it’s only a matter of time before I’m identified as a “local." Usually, it happens by the second tower. Then, the inevitable two questions follow. “You live here? Do you know how lucky…

  • FALL SUNDAY: Marijuana and Moms

    1 month ago.

                            A long time ago, when I was twenty-something and at the apex of my carefree partying lifestyle, I was shocked to learn that an older friend of mine—a…

  • Fall Sunday: Backpacking With Kids in the Weminuche

    2 months ago.

    When you have kids, you give up a few things. Sleep. Money. Time. You accept the trade-off: deprivation for family. Andy and I were down with all of that. But one thing we weren’t okay with giving up was backpacking.…

  • The Memory of an Elephant: A Most Unusual Children’s Book

    2 months ago.

    From one of my very favorite bloggers, Maria Popova, of Brainpickings fame, comes her take on a fabulous children's book that she declares is "a most unusual children’s book for lovers of midcentury modern design" and "an immeasurable treat for…

  • Fall Sunday: What Kids Carry With Them To School

    2 months ago.

    I drop her off, and it’s the same scene every day of the first week. All the other kids sit down in their seats quietly, excited about kindergarten. Not her. She is wailing, and hanging onto my leg, telling me…

  • Summer Sunday: When Grandpa's In Charge

    2 months ago.

    If Facebook ‘likes” are a measure of my parenting coolness, then most indicators show I’m a pretty cool mom. A picture of my seven-year-old, Mollie, jumping off a dock with her cousins – 31 likes. My four-year-old, Belle, euphorically jumping…

  • San Miguel Resource Center: Call for Advocates

    3 months ago.

    “Being an advocate is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my time in Telluride, but in addition, the skills I learned in advocate training have been as useful in my daily life as they are for…

  • Pinhead: Summer Wrap Up

    3 months ago.

    It was a busy summer for the Pinhead Institute.  I now have a lovely insect collection (picture attached), courtesy of my 12-year-old son Wiley and his fabulous Pinhead Bug Camp counselor Chris Anderson, a former Pinhead intern who returned to teach classes for us this summer.…

  • Is Summer Different Now?

    3 months ago.

    A long time ago and far away, say, in the halcyon (not really) days of the 1950s and 1960s, summer meant road trips, day camp, and ice cream. Labor Day is fast approaching and with the long weekend (that includes…

  • Summer Sunday: Off to Kindergarten

    3 months ago.

        The end of summer always feels too abrupt. I’m never ready for the transition to cooler temperatures and shorter, busier days, but this time it’s going to be an even bigger adjustment: my oldest child will be starting…