• Telluride Library: Life, Love & Big Hiking

    2 days ago.

    Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m., Wilkinson Public Library, Jennifer Pharr Davis, overall record holder on Appalachian Trail gives a presentation and signs her book, “Called Again." In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: “Wild & Scenic” Film Fest

    2 weeks ago.

    Telluride Mountain Club offers off-season fun with adventure, outdoor & environmental films Join the Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC) for an evening of inspirational, adrenaline-rushing, thought-provoking films at the Sheridan Opera House. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival ON TOUR screens for the first time…

  • Becoming Local: The Telluride Difference

    4 weeks 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…

  • What Surfers Can Teach Us About Living Well

    4 weeks ago.

    Telluride locals generally have a smile on their face and exude an overall sense of well-being, especially when snow arrives before the end of September like it did today.  Although we love the mountains, when the off-season hits many of us head…

  • 2015 Top-Ranked Western Ski Resorts, Telluride

    1 month ago.

    Guess who came in #4 overall. The following blurb by Rob Story was excerpted from Ski Magazine. We don’t want to take undue credit, but following years of elite rankings in SKI’s Resort Guide Scenery category—including No. 1 yet again…

  • Fall Sunday: Backpacking With Kids in the Weminuche

    1 month 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.…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    1 month ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • 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…

  • Summer Sunday: Bike Trip

    2 months ago.

    I am not supposed to be riding a road bike through remote Western Utah right now. In fact, there are a hundred, no probably a thousand things that need my attention, namely parenting, working, or writing short stories for the…

  • Summer Sunday: Sneffels Highline

    3 months ago.

    In Telluride, dates out can be a little different. Those of us who live in the mountains are a strange breed. We love snow and ice as much as a cool chardonnay. We seek new trails like those in the…

  • SUMMER SUNDAY: Trail Therapy

    3 months ago.

    There are lots of ways to improve your mental health. There’s the traditional method of going to a counselor. The unhealthy method of drinking a bottle of wine. Or the expensive method, indulging in some retail/shopping therapy. But the best…

  • 100-Mile Bike Race to Debut in Telluride

    3 months ago.

    Saturday, July 19, 6 a.m., the inaugural field for the Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race will ceremoniously roll through the picturesque box canyon before tackling the course’s most difficult ascent up Black Bear Pass – a climb that peaks out at…

  • Summer Sunday: Independence

    3 months ago.

    Under the pretext of celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s independence, every fourth, Americans gather. From the corners of America’s small rural towns to the avenues of her most distinguished cities, families participate in traditions that they have been playing…

  • As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

    4 months ago.

    Here are several excerpts from an article (including a podcast) by Sasha Khokha, the California Report Central Valley Bureau Chief at KQED in San Francisco, about Yosemite Park turning 150: Yosemite National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada, is celebrating the…

  • Empire of Rock, China's Supercaves

    4 months ago.

    In the above picture, climber Emily Harrington takes the hard way up southern China’s Moon Hill, an arch from the remains of a collapsed cave.  Sightseers have an easier option; a paved walkway to a viewpoint beneath the arch, then…

  • Summer Sunday: Why June is the Best Month in Telluride

    4 months ago.

    My husband and I have a disagreement. He says September. I say June. The debate is over our favorite month in Telluride. He favors the crisp days and cold nights of early fall. The shift in leaves from deep August…