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.
Monday was the last day for comment on the proposed Clean Power Plan from the EPA.
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.
Tourism is doing well in Telluride.
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.