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Telluride's Mountainfilm Festival: Videos From The Winners, Runners-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Telluride's Mountainfilm festival wrapped up this weekend following four days of "celebrating the indomitable spirit." Scroll down to watch some of t...

Telluride Ski Resort Is in the Backcountry Business

Deb Dion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Deb Dion

The Forest Service issues permit for backcountry trips in Bear Creek. Will the adventure of what was once a dark and mysterious playground disappear with tourism?

KOTO: Community Radio in Telluride Fights Extinction

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

KOTO, the community radio station in Telluride, Colorado, is one of the few stations left in the U.S. that is completely free of commercials and personal underwriting.

NBC's Vancouver Olympics Coverage Not Too Bad, Eh?

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Bill Mann

As much as it pains this long-time newspaper TV critic to do so, I must admit that NBC did a pretty good job up here in Vancouver.

The Best Snow Photos From The Weekend Storm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While this weekend's snow storm was a welcome break from an otherwise dry winter on the Front Range, it was just just the latest blizzard for Southwes...

What's More Fun Than Powder Skiing? Seriously, Tell Me

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

I'm soliciting responses only from actual snowboarders and skiers, people who know the sensation of dipping into piles of unadulterated fluff.

Colorado Ski Industry

The Watch Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TELLURIDE -- According to a recently published report by the National Wildlife Federation on the effects of global warming, Colorado's ski industry ha...

The Wagging Finger of Mrs. Miskovitch: Don't Feed the Wildlife

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

The Telluride Ski Resort porcupine, Stickers, knows how to work a crowd. When a group gathers, he waddles up to each person, stands on his hind legs, sniffs for food and keeps moving until he finds lunch.

Heli-Skier Killed Near Telluride After Falling Into Creek, Getting Helmet Stuck Between Rocks Underwater

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TELLURIDE, Colo. — A California woman died in a Colorado heli-skiing accident after she fell into a creek and apparently drowned when her helmet...

Colorado's Black Bears: Coming to a Dumpster Near You

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

The nature of the tight box canyon that cradles Telluride means that it's only a few blocks to the edge of civilization. Black bears wander through town in search of snacks -- especially this time of year.

Gold, silver mining plan makes Ouray County commissioners nervous

CO. Independent | CO Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ouray County commissioners are wary of a plan to conduct exploratory gold and silver drilling in one of the most scenic areas of Colorado - Yan...

US Snowboarders Stomp World Cup SBX Race

Deb Dion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Deb Dion

It sounded like a crew of fighter jets making a low swoop over Telluride. The insanely loud scratching noise was actually the sound of metal snowboard edges.

There Still Be Dragons: Be Wary of Modern Mapping Devices

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

I've heard tales from visitors who arrived white knuckled in Telluride after their website of choice guided them here via a gnarly 4WD road in their Ford Fiesta rental car.

Don't Try This at Home: A Self-Appendectomy in Telluride

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

One of my favorite Telluride medical tales is about George Balderston, a doctor who removed his own appendix in 1949. His reasoning: "I wanted to get a first-hand reaction of a patient to local anesthesia."

Ski Resort Openings: The Complete Schedule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's officially the beginning of ski season here in Colorado! With four resorts already open, more opening this weekend and a slew of them opening ...

Embracing a Telluride Blizzard

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

It's dumping Telluride. In other words, we're getting pounded. It's nuking, hammering and puking. (Ski town locals have almost as many terms for snow as the legendary Inuit.)

Chicken Picking and Other Strange Telluride Pastimes

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

Why can't we just play basketball, lose money on poker night and go to the gym like everyone else? Here's my theory.

Altitude Sickness Costs Colorado Ski Industry Up To $200 Million Annually: Report

5280 | Lindsey B. Koehler and Natasha Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If your most vivid memory from your last getaway to a Colorado ski resort is downing Tylenol and curling up, fetal position-style, in your slope-side ...

The Butch Cassidy Revival: Bank Robberies Keep the West Wild

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

At least five banks have been robbed since April, the most recent on Sept. 22. The banks all lie a few hours south of Telluride. The news would, no doubt, have made Butch Cassidy proud.

Early Childhood Education: Key to Fixing Our Economy

The Watch | Martinique Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE - "When you look at a house you may not see its foundation. But that's what holds it up. And if the foundation of a house is cracked,...

Colorado Fall Foliage: Where To See Best Colors? (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

With the changing of the seasons, it's time again to flock to the mountains for a glimpse of Colorado's famed fall foliage. But the vibrant hues of r...

Captain Jack Carey: Losing a Legend

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

Small town living makes me a part of a diverse community where everyone from real estate broker to rasta is united in the same sentiment, which Jack always embraced, warmth for humanity.

Blowin' Smoke

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

A greasy gray cloud no longer blankets town in winter, and Telluride's air quality is far better than it was 20 years ago. The bad news is that there's no substitute for the heat of a wood stove.

The Fading Status of Glamour Gulch

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Meredith C. Carroll

Once known as the snowy playground of the Hollywood elite, in recent years Aspen's celebrity ski conditions have seemed more like mashed potatoes than champagne powder.

This Is Denver, Colorado

Ethan Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ethan Axelrod

Given Colorado's battleground status, the romantic place it holds in the national psyche as a symbol of the frontier, and a place of treasured natural beauty, Denver starts to make a lot of sense for the Huffington Post.