Category Archives: Telluride

Exiled from Main Street in Breckenridge

Why did slightly counter-cultural Breckenridge boot cannabis off Main Street and into the “green-light district?” Most —but not all—other Colorado mountain towns have also been wary. Continue reading

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Telluride’s budding love of cannabis

Major tax revenues and virtually no problems during Telluride’s first year of retail cannabis sales. Continue reading

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Breaking and mending at Mountainfilm in Telluride 2014

Breaking and mending were among the themes this year of Mountainfilm in Telluride, with a broken agriculture system and broken men among those things that need mending. But another theme was about partnerships and harmony. Continue reading

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Piling on renewables at Telluride

Little by little, Telluride continues to put money into renewable energy, inching toward a goal of 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2020. Continue reading

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Funding platform for Vail direct flights

Eagle County Regional Airport is a major conduit for high-end destination guests into the Vail Valley, but could a new funding platform expand the flights? Continue reading

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Ski towns and carbon tax

Nobody has adopted a true carbon tax in the United States, but several mountain towns are kind of, sort of, talking about it. Maybe Continue reading

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Telluride Mountainfilm’s lesser-of-evils energy discussion

Spurred by a concern about global warming, Tim DeChristopher served 21 months in federal prison. He tried to argue that his action was the lesser of two evils. But is nuclear energy the lesser of two evils. A report from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Continue reading

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Aiming for zero-waste at festivals

Mountains of trash are generated at most festivals, including those with sustainability themes. But Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival managed to divert 80 percent of forks, cups and so forth from the landfill. How did they do it? Telluride’s EcoAction team explains their strategy. Continue reading

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Aspen in the firing range of the War on Drugs

Jurors took little time in finding Montgomery Chitty guilty of peddling cocaine in Aspen. He got what some called a “pine box sentence.” But others, whose guilt was just as clear, got off with light sentences. A brief look at the politics and culture of cocaine in Colorado ski towns. Continue reading

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Guns laws in the rural West

Proposal to require gun in every house NUCLA, Colo. – In Southwestern Colorado, where white-capped mountains descend into red-rock canyons, the town trustees in Nucla were recently scheduled to take up a proposal to require every household to own a … Continue reading

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