• SPRING SUNDAY: The Wishing Well—A Cautionary Tale

    1 week ago.

    “Don’t let him play so close to the edge!” I warned. “He’s fine,” said my husband. He gets frustrated by my helicopter parenting, the way I constantly hover too close, trying to protect the kids. “Okay,” I fumed. “But he’s…

  • Spring Sunday: First Mountain Quail

    2 weeks ago.

    Growing up, there are certain markers that define your childhood. The first time you ride a two-wheel bike. The first time you catch a baseball. The first time you read a chapter book on your own. Yet, when you grow…

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

    1 month 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

    2 months 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…

  • Pinhead: Winter Classes Announced

    2 months 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…

  • Telluride Jazz: Artists in the Schools, Nosostros

    2 months ago.

    The Telluride Jazz Festival’s educational initiatives represent excellence in music education. The Telluride Jazz Festival's Artists in the Schools programs offer informal music education to area youth. Visiting musicians in town for the WinterJazz programs give their time, talent, and energy…

  • SMRC: Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, Overview

    2 months 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…

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

    3 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…

  • Snow Sunday: When It Snows... Ski

    3 months ago.

    It’s Thursday morning December 18th. There are four or five inches of new snow, and a thousand reasons why I shouldn’t be in the lift line at 8:45a.m: The Christmas cards I haven’t sent, the stack of papers I haven’t…

  • Celebrating Christmas in Telluride - and Austin

    4 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

    4 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…

  • Pinhead Institute Gets New 3D Printer: Upcoming Class

    4 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…

  • Most Popular Baby Names 2014

    4 months ago.

    It used to be Susan and Steven. Now, well, pop culture dictates. According to an article in the Huff Post by Caroline Bologna, programs such as "Orange is the New Black," "House of Cards,” and “Frozen” are influencing the name…

  • Mountain Village: Holiday Prelude

    4 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

    4 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,…