Telluride

  • Missing snowmobiler found after overnight search outside of Telluride
  • Ailing Grand Junction homeless shelter seeks help from city
  • More than 169000 Coloradans signed up for health coverage since Nov. 

  • Suspect in custody after Telluride bomb threat
  • Hundreds of acres of ranchland preserved in Montrose County through grant
  • Cedaredge spends big on new water treatment plant
  • Montrose commits to rodeo arena
  • Grand Junction facility creates energy from waste

San Miguel County Courthouse
J. Stephen Conn via flickr

Authorities arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly threatening to blow up government buildings and making threats against Telluride schoolchildren.

Law enforcement arrested Kenneth Joseph Krawchuk in Cortez on Friday afternoon, according to a release from the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office.  

"Colorful Colorado" may one day need to be referred to as "Crowded Colorado," given the number of people expected to soon move here.

Weld County's population is expected to double to half-a-million – and El Paso County will still be the largest county. It's not just the Front Range; A Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis of data from the state demographer and the U.S. Census Bureau shows seven of the 10 fastest growing counties will be on the Western Slope, including Eagle, Garfield and Routt.

The numbers show an estimated 7.8 million people will call Colorado home by 2040. All that growth will take a toll on the state's infrastructure as well as water and other natural resources.

  • GJPD: Officers struck by reckless driver
  • Suspicious device at Telluride gas station deemed safe
  • CSU study finds no evidence of dangerous oil, gas contaminants in water
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vote, flag, voting
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Voters across the Western Slope overwhelming approved broadband measures. 

Communities across the region asked residents to opt-out of Senate Bill 152. The decade-old state law prevents local governments from providing internet services or spending money on broadband infrastructure unless residents overturn it.  

Voters in Gunnison, Delta and Ouray Counties approved opt-out measures. Residents in Crested Butte, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Delta, Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride also passed similar ballot issues.  

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  • Telluride Medical Center needs to raise funds for hospital
  • Plein air painting in Colorado

  • Homeless man gets 6 months for trashing federal land near Telluride
  • Montrose chiropractor seriously injured in collision
  • Mesa County DA resigns, takes federal position
  • CDOT says Bustang successful so far, but may expand in 2016
  • Oil and gas fatalities up in 2014
  • Colorado legislature continues to wrangle over rain barrels

  • Two shootings in Mesa County
  • Sharing Ministries Food Bank in Montrose raises over $1 million for new facility
  • Telluride considers tiny homes to address housing shortage
  • Slaughterhouses remain resilient to automation
innovation
Thomas Hawk/Flickr

A Telluride nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs launch their businesses is seeking applicants for its 2016 startup program. 

Telluride Venture Accelerator, an initiative of the Telluride Foundation, started three years ago. 

It brings entrepreneurs to the mountain town for a five-month residency program.  

  • Fire closes Snow Dogs in Paonia
  • Telluride entrepreneur project produces a new business for Montrose
  • EPA releases report on Animas River spill
  • Montrose County cuts top jobs to save money
  • Mesa County woman faces felony if convicted of repeat DUI
Jake Ryan

The 35th annual Telluride Mushroom Festival took place this month. 

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  • Colorado DMV fee changes go into effect
  • Meeting educates public on plan to tackle beetle kill
  • Ride Festival doubles attendance over last year
  • Forest Service makes hard bear proof containers mandatory for campers
  • Lawmakers consider moving state fair from Pueblo

  Newscast

  • Senate pushes bill to repeal ban on high capacity magazines
  • Telluride looks at pan handling ordinance
  • Senior citizens choose to settle in western states like Colorado
  • Capitol conversation about the half way point for the legislature

According to a recent report, the town of Telluride is on track to hit their goal of reducing carbon emissions 20% by the year 2020.

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Monday was the last day for comment on the proposed Clean Power Plan from the EPA.

  Newscast

  • Telluride voices concern to EPA over climate change
  • Grants awarded to help access to health care
  • A look forward to next legislative session
  • A new sculpture installed in Carbondale
  • Police look to stop thefts of cars left running
Telluride, housing
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The Telluride Town Council recently approved a new affordable housing project, but it’s only a drop in the bucket when it comes to addressing the area’s affordable housing shortage. 

Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser says the town has about 300 affordable housing units. He estimates 65 percent of those are rentals. 

"It’s very difficult to find rentals within the community," Fraser says. "And, we try to make sure that the folks who are working here have the ability to live within the town of Telluride."

Towns across the Western Slope had a myriad of different ballot measures, and a few had some asking to issue bonds. 

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Tourism is doing well in Telluride.

Headlines:

  • 2 Dead, 20 Injured at Mine Accident in Ouray County
  • GJ High School Locked Down after Nearby Suicide
  • Tipton’s Water Rights Protection Bill To Get House Vote
  • Telluride Soda-Tax Campaigns Drew in over $148,000
  • Ban on Drone-Assisted Hunting Moves Forward
  • Future of Rural Movie Theaters Still Uncertain, Even with State Grants

Headlines:

  • Hallmark Channel TV Series Won’t Be Filmed in Telluride After All
  • Doug Lamborn Aims to Lift Regulations on Coal Mining Near Streams
  • iSeeChange Report – Drought and the Future of Western Forests
  • Supporters of School Funding Increase Gather Double the Required Signatures for November Vote
  • Delta County Conservation Budget Looks Good in Audit

For the past three years, Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and the Telluride Institute have joined forces to present Telluride's Compassion Festival.