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by Tracy Shaffer

CNPS-web.sflb For the first time in its six year history, Denver Center Theatre Company has included a local theatre company in the upcoming Colorado New Play Summit. Buntport Theatre Company is a zany/brainy collaboration of theatrical inventors, who have consistently delivered Denver’s most original theatre for the past ten years. Taking on Hamlet, Kafka, Ovid and O’Neill, Buntport has proven itself a true mix of the ridiculous and the sublime.

 Whoever said "You can't have it all," never met Telluride local Amy Boebel, who is into building things – a family (she is the mother of two successful young adults) and businesses (see below)  – sometimes from building materials (ditto).

Amy's resume suggests her appetite for challenging situations began well before Telluride and rock and ice-climbing, twin passions. Successful careers in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors range widely from managing director of The Maryland Ballet to founding partner, MarketTech, software to facilitate trading commodities. Amy is now board chair of the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities, the non-profit which founded and hosts the town's monthly First Thursday Art Walk, when Telluride's  art venues and stores stay open late until 8 p.m. to strut their stuff.

This Thursday, February 3, the Stronghouse Studios , 283 South Fir, features a show of Boebel's latest work, "Lost For Words," a collection of female icons, sculpted out of lath and wire, tulle, nails and tarp, covered in paper, maps, words, and phrases. The event is part of Art Walk and includes an artist's reception with chocolate and champagne from 5 - 8 p.m.

Longtime Telluride local Johnnnie Stevens is on a roll. His weekly Ski into History tours, every Monday, starting at 10 a.m. at The Peaks light up the phone lines at the Telluride Historical Museum, the tour sponsor. And now, national TV ramps up his...

Unknown The Telluride Foundation’s Board of Directors met Thursday, December 29 for its bi-annual meeting.  Highlights of the meeting included approving $1,000,940 in Community Grants to community and nonprofit organizations and four new donors were elected to serve on the Telluride Foundation’s Board of Directors.  The newest members include: the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong; along with Alpine Bank Regional President, Andrew Karow; Telluride Sport’s Scott Leigh; and nonprofit activist Megan McManemin.

“The Telluride Foundation’s Board of Directors has a diverse range of knowledge, talent and experience that helps us serve the unique character and needs in the Telluride community,” said Joanne Corzine-Brown, co-chair of the Telluride Foundation’s Board of Directors.  “We are thrilled to welcome the insight, experience and commitment to the community that each of these new Board Members will bring to the Telluride Foundation.”

 Ted Hoff of Cottonwood Ranch and Kennel is back this week with a training video. Any question why Cottonwood is home-away-from-home for Gina the Dog is answered here: Ted shows patience and the willingness to take the...

Last night, the Golden Globes made Telluride proud of our golden girl.

Part-time local Laura Linney was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actress, Comedy/Musical (TV) for her no-holds-barred performance in "The BIg C," the ultimate in when "life hands you a lemon..."

In "The Big C, " Linney plays Cathy Jamison, a dutiful suburban wife and mom, whose cancer diagnosis compels her to shed her inhibitions like last year's dress. Humor and hope move in. The immature hubbie moves out. Showtime has scheduled a second season.

Linney first came to Telluride in 2004 as a Telluride Film Festival tributee and to present two films, “Kinsey” and “P.S.” The trip rocked her world. Linney witnessed a rainbow, got to have a leisurely conversation with Joan Allen, an actress she long admired, and, then there was Marc. Marc is Marc Schauer, whose Film Fest assignment involved hosting Miss Linney. The rest is history: the Telluride Film Fest gave Linney much more than a medallion. It gave her a husband and a whole new world.