[click "Play" to hear Susan's conversation with Tony Smith]

TFA2010Poster_v8 It is the ultimate pairing. The Telluride Festival of the Arts is an annual weekend-long celebration of both the visual and culinary arts. The unique event, produced by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and sponsored by The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, welcomes over 5,000 locals and visitors to the Mountain Village Friday, August 13 –  Sunday, August 15.

This weekend, June 5 & 6, is the annual Balloon Festival in Telluride. Weather permitting, the hot-air balloons will begin inflating in Telluride's Town Park at 6:30 am, with launch between 6;45 and 7:00 am both mornings. The past few days the air...

Mountainfilm in Telluride, 2010 edition, ended with the traditional closing picnic and prize ceremony. What was not traditional, at least for the past few years, was the perfect weather from one end of the weekend to the other.The celebration was chock-full of inspiration,...

House2by Kris Holsrom

My life is full of diverse interests, but really, leadership and worm bins? Hand on a Bible, true.

This week I’m attending a Collaborative Leader workshop at Healing Leaders down in beautiful McElmo Canyon, just outside of Cortez.  What's it all about?

According to the website  www.healingleaders.net,  “a healing leader is one who creates an environment of open communication, respect for each person’s role and contributions, a common, compelling vision for the organization and a collaborative ethic.” 

Don't forget to set your timepieces ahead one hour tonight. And, along with that, the lift operating times for the Telluride Ski Resort change to 10:00 am-5:00 pm to make use of the new hours of sunlight. ...

Telluride snow base reaches six feet

Brett Schreckengost photo

Conditions on the mountain are near perfect: The Telluride Ski Resort exceeded the 200-inch snow mark yesterday morning. Thirty-three inches of light, fluffy powder have fallen over the last seven days, for a total accumulation of 205"  (or 17 feet ) for the season. Now, with sunny skies peeking through, Telluride is the perfect destination for Spring break.

“This was a great storm,” said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort. “Now 17 feet of snow has fallen at Telluride, and we can boast a six-foot base. With these great conditions and numerous March specials, it makes sense to book a Telluride vacation today."

[click "Play", an anonymous client speaks about WestCap and how Telluride AIDS benefit helped him]

The Western Colorado AIDS Project (WestCAP), the primary beneficiary of the Telluride AIDS Benefit,  was established as a grassroots initiative in 1989, just four years after "the virus" was announced in our nation's capitol as big trouble.

In 1994, WestCAP was still a very small nonprofit operating out of Grand Junction, administered largely by one part-time nurse. Clients being served lived primarily in Mesa County. Then along came Robert Presley, whom WestCAP helped in his struggle with HIV/AIDS. In thanks, Presley and his local legacy, the Telluride AIDS Benefit, reached out to WestCAP, supporting the growth of the agency into a much larger and more effective nonprofit.
The Telluride Music Lovers Club was formed to educate music lovers through the showing of top-notch documentary films about luminaries and organizations within the music field.

On Monday Feb. 22nd, at 6 pm (at the Library) the Telluride Music Lovers Club and the Wilkinson Public Library present the next movie in this series: "Johnny Mercer, The Dream's on Me."