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.
August 19, 2002 |
The drive to Telluride is a journey through beauty. The long snaking road climbs through a crack in the angular San Juan Mountains and finally issues out to the valley floor, a 3-mile-long swath of green where cattle graze amid wildflowers. This is the frontyard to Telluride, a storied mining settlement where ascending tiers of violet-and green-painted Victorian homes cling precariously to the mountainside and the entire town backs into a box canyon.
September 14, 2000 |
Backed into a canyon, surrounded on three sides by the San Juan Mountains, this one-main-drag town can easily seem claustrophobic. Narrow sidewalks teem with tourists in hiking boots. Shoppers spill into the street. A riverside nature trail is clogged with joggers, Labradors and diners walking off heavy meals. And it's still months from snow season.
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.