Opera House Needs a Roof Next Month
Posted by <> on 5/26/2017 9:24:00 AM.
The Sheridan Opera House in Telluride needs $25,000 to help pay for a new roof by June 10th. The venue is owned by the non profit Sheridan Arts Foundation. They've already received 25,000 from donations and from the Telluride gives project. Katherine Warren is the marketing director, she says with the coming monsoon season in July, August and September, now is the time to upgrade the roof.
 
Donations can be made at SheridanOperaHouse.com. The opera house is 104 years old.
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Cooking Show Coming to Telluride
Posted by <> on 3/23/2017 10:12:00 AM.
One of television's top cooking competition shows is coming to the western slope. The producers of "Top Chef"announced yesterday they would be filming their 15th season in Denver, Telluride and Boulder. The show will film this spring and air later in the year.
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Two Men Killed in Glider Crash
Posted by <> on 8/25/2016 9:47:00 AM.
Two people were killed in a glider crash in San Miguel County. The motorized glider went down in Prospect Basin in the Telluride Ski area Wednesday afternoon. 64 year old Robert B. Saunders was piloting the glider. Authorities say the cause of the crash is not known. The other victim, a Colorado man, was the only passenger. First responders attempted life-saving measures, but they were unsuccessful.
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Proposed Telluride Trail
Posted by <> on 8/18/2016 9:20:00 AM.
The U.S. Forest Service, and the Town of Telluride, are seeking comments on the plan for a 450-foot long trail in Bear Creek. The trail would connect to existing trails to create a 6-mile trail loop. The trail loop would be open to mountain bikes, horse, and foot travel. Telluride is taking the lead with tentative plans to have a Southwest Conservation Corp crew begin trail construction this fall.
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Skier Killed in Telluride
Posted by <> on 3/10/2016 9:21:00 AM.
A Colorado Springs man is dead following a ski accident in Telluride. The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office says William Scott Elligott lost control yesterday, tumbling down some steep and wooded terrain. He was found with no pulse, and ski patrol was unable to revive him. Elligott was skiing with his daughter at the time. Sheriff Bill Masters says thoughts are with Elligott's family.
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Telluride Suicide
Posted by <> on 2/26/2016 4:03:00 PM.
A local man was found dead off Tomboy Road near Telluride Friday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was found and reported to authorities by a local man walking in the area.

Sheriff’s Deputies found a suicide note on the victim, Thomas Ralph Slocum, 57 of Telluride.

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Montose Airport Serves Record Number of Travelers
Posted by <> on 1/28/2016 10:44:00 AM.
Montrose airport passed a passenger milestone of just over 100,000 passengers both coming and going in 2015. That’s up from nearly 87,000 departing and arriving in 2014.Telluride Airport stopped serving comercial air travel just over a year ago.
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Telluride Plane Crash
Posted by <> on 12/24/2015 6:35:00 AM.
A small twin-engine aircraft carrying seven people crashed as it landed and struck a snowplow on a closed runway at Telluride Airport Wednesday afternoon. There were no reported injuries. The Beechjet 400, registered out of Mexico, originated out of El Paso, Texas with five passengers and two crew members on board when it landed at 2:15 PM , struck a snowplow, and slid off the runway. Airport officials told Sheriff Deputies the runway was closed for snow removal maintenance at the time of the landing, and airport FBO reportedly did not receive any radio communication from the pilot prior to the aircraft’s landing. An airport employee told Sheriff’s Deputies he was driving the snowplow when it was struck from behind and said he never saw the plane coming. He estimated the speed of the aircraft to be around 100mph at the time of impact. He too was uninjured.
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Animal Rights Activist Calls in Bomb Threat
Posted by <> on 12/19/2015 12:28:00 PM.
An animal rights extremist is behind bars after calling in a bomb threat. Telluride Schools were placed under “external lockdown” and the San Miguel County Courthouse was evacuated after a bomb threat was received Friday morning. The Department of Ag says they received a voicemail from an man about an animal abuse case. The man called back claiming he had dynamite and threatened to blow up public government buildings and made general threats against children in Telluride School yards.65 year old Kevin Krawchuck was caught Friday afternoon by the Montezuma Sheriff’s Office in Cortez.
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Odd Item Causes Evacuation at Telluride Gas Station
Posted by <> on 11/11/2015 3:22:00 PM.
A suspicious item found at the Society Conoco gas station in Telluride triggered a multiple agency response Wednesday morning including San Miguel Sheriff’s Deputies, Hazmat Technicians of the Telluride Fire Protection District, and consultations with a Bomb Squad and the FBI.
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