January 12, 1992
Thank you for your article. Rarely is the issue of consumptive animal management discussed with such candor and fairness to both viewpoints. Too often hunters are depicted as either blood-soaked savages or noble inheritors of our ancestors' heritage; animal-rightists are described as either nurturing defenders of abused wildlife or crazy bunny huggers with no common sense. As usual, none of these extremes are correct. This topic is a heartfelt one for both sides.
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.
August 22, 2005 |
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, home to moneyed hippies, artists and nature buffs, Telluride is a live-and-let-live kind of town. A sign assures visitors that they are in a "civil liberties safe zone." The 15-mph speed limit, which applies in most of the town, is largely enforced by placing a police hat on the tip of a stick and perching it in the driver's seat of a squad car.
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.