July 2009

July 30 to August 6, 2009

Visible Planets:
Morning: Venus, Mars and Jupiter  Evening: Mercury and Saturn

Grandpa Bunny Bunny and Heaven, Rain and Rainbows

13959623 Lizard head When I was a little girl, my Mother used to load my brothers and sisters and me up in our red and white 1958 Chevy station wagon – I think it was on Fridays – and we’d make the exciting journey to the big, modern Safeway supermarket on South Colorado Boulevard in Denver. It was always a big event because the refrigerator would go from empty to full, and in summer we’d come home with bags of fresh peaches, watermelon, strawberries and bing cherries – yum!

But, perhaps even more exciting than the groceries, we were also allowed to pick out a new Golden Book from the children’s section of the store, and that meant opening new doors in the fascinating worlds of information and imagination. Those glistening golden bindings just shimmered with anticipation.

One of my favorites was entitled Grandpa Bunny Bunny. It was a sweet tale of a Grandpa rabbit who taught the little bunnies about the magic of nature and prepared them for life in Earth’s changing seasons. He was a supreme storyteller and magnificent artist. He showed them compassion and love, patience and grace. They came to depend on his direction and guidance, and when the day came that Grandpa Bunny Bunny was no longer in his hole, when he had passed on, the little bunnies were lost in their sadness and grief.

[click "Play" to hear Susan's conversation with Sue Whittlesey]

Bisoncalf2 Hwr2 High Wire Ranch is one of about 40 vendors who travel up to a 100 miles to sell their products every Friday, June – October, 10:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Telluride Farmers' Market.

High Wire is located 53 miles southeast of Grand Junction on Redlands Mesa, where owners Dave and Sue Whittlesey oversee a head of over 200 bison and elk.

Eating Well magazine featured High Wire Ranch in its March/April 2007. Sunset covered the ranch in its February 2008 issue, as did a PBS series on America's heartland.  (The article and video is available online at the America's Heartland website.)

[click "Play" for Kristin's take on plaids and ginghams for summer]  Why? According to Telluride Inside and Out's fashion expert Kristin Holbrook of Two Skirts, the answer is simple: the updated classics are fun and great with jeans.  Worn alone, gingham might say "Mad Men"...

My office window looks east, toward Telluride and the end of the upper San Miguel canyon. Cynthia Zehm photographs beautiful sunsets and storms over the La Sal range. I get sunrises and afternoon rainbows and alpenglow. I believe we are both lucky. This...

_MG_9773 The Telluride Film Festival year-round office is now set up as your one-stop festival shop. Stop by upstairs at the Nugget Building (201 W Colorado Ave), Suite 207, to buy one of our iconic William Wegman posters, festival passes, to join us as a sponsor, and to ask any Festival-related questions you may have. And be sure to ask about our local Telluride Business Friends program, in which members partner with the Festival as a sponsor and receive tickets, event invitations, and great recognition both during the Telluride Film Fest and throughout the year. In choosing one of the program’s levels and signing on as a Telluride Business Friend, you are working with us to enhance and promote film and the arts in the Telluride community.

Acme Passes have already sold out, so the rush is on to get your Festival, Cinephile and Patron Passes.

Hangover Transformersrevengeofthefallen_teaser2 The Nugget Theatre in Telluride will show "The Hangover" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" for the week of Friday, July 31- Thursday, August 6.

"The Hangover" is a Vegas bachelor party with a missing groom, a baby in a closet, etc. Rated R for the usual reasons. Go for entertainment, not the message.

My grandkids introduced me to Transformers years ago. But they had to manipulate the robots to change them into their various permutations. In "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" the transitions happen in real time. Expect to see a lot of twisted metal as robots war against robots. Your kids can explain it all to you. Rated PG for violence, sexual situations and language.

See the Nugget website for trailers and reviews. Showtimes are listed below.

[click "Play" to hear Susan's conversation with Cole Early]

PapaGrowFunkBWPhoto TCTV and the Telluride Mountain Village Owner's Association present "Papa Grows Funk," a free concert on the Telluride/Mountain Village Sunset Stage, Saturday, August 1, 2009, 6 – 9 p.m. The event is part of "Public Access Television Awareness Month, " recognizing 20+ years of TCTV12's contribution to the community.

Created in 1986, TCTV12's mission was and is to celebrate Telluride's culture by capturing its vitality, connecting citizens to on another, and educating through the medium of television.

With the assistance of Telluride's The New Community Coalition and April Montgomery of the Telluride Foundation,  San Miguel County sent off a large grant request to the EPA on Tuesday for their Climate Showcase Community grant.The grants are for communities to apply for funds up...