• Telluride Museum: Christmas at Schmid Ranch

    Yesterday

    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

    3 days 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…

  • The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

    4 days ago.

    A boy reaches for turkey. Thanksgiving is remembered for feasts, family gatherings and ... awkward conversations. You know what I'm talking about. You're back with relatives you haven't seen in years, and the conversation takes a frightening turn towards politics,…

  • Seriously Retro Sex Tips for Teens

    4 days 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…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: Climbing Gym

    1 week 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

    4 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

    4 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

    2 months 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…