CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2001 |
Hip enough for movie stars and small enough to walk to work, this old mining town has reached a crossroads. There is a growing upper class in this ski resort at the end of a spectacular box canyon, including part-time residents in million-dollar homes perched on hillsides above town or hidden among the pines and aspens. The question now is whether Telluride should build on its appeal to the rich by developing its lush, 880-acre valley floor.
December 17, 1992 |
The entertainment industry might be in a tizzy over whether to join Barbra Streisand and gay-rights advocates in their boycott of Aspen, Colo., this holiday, but what Hollywood celebrities think about the issue holds little weight with residents a few hours away in Telluride. Locals there are more concerned with how their town is being discriminated against.
May 25, 1987 |
Signs in Telluride, Co., shop windows are urging residents to "Vote Dead" in an election Tuesday to decide if Jerry Garcia and the rest of the Grateful Dead can perform in that city this summer. The question was put to a vote after residents complained that Telluride gets enough tourists with its annual bluegrass and jazz festivals, which draw up to 5,000 visitors. The proposed Grateful Dead concerts Aug.
July 9, 2006 |
AFTER many hours on interstates and highways, we felt as though we had made a wrong turn as we steered onto the spur to Telluride. How could it be that this renowned southwestern Colorado destination -- home to breathtakingly steep ski runs and a perennially sold-out summertime bluegrass festival -- is off a two-lane, dead-end rural road? But two miles in, there it was: A quaint Victorian mining town dwarfed by the surrounding 14,000-foot palisades of the San Juan Mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1994 |
When Jake Burns' friends leave town he keeps in touch by e-mail, and when he needs to do a school report on what's left of war-torn Yugoslavia, he contacts people there over the Internet computer network. The high school junior can do it all without calling long-distance because Telluride has "InfoZone."
January 28, 1989 |
There's trouble in paradise. Funky Aspen has become glitzy Aspen, a celebrity-filled Hollywood East, where it's easy to get a Maine lobster dinner delivered to your million-dollar condo but tough to find a grilled cheese sandwich. "We're out of control," says one local, and many worried Aspenites tend to agree. The battle for the soul--and future--of Aspen is not unique.