Auld Lang Syne: Telluride Rings in 2012

telluride, clock tower, new year's eve

telluride, new year's eve, clock tower

With another year under our bibs, Telluride welcomes 2012 with our traditional revelry: a torchlight parade down the ski hill, fireworks in Mountain Village and a countdown in front of the clock tower on Telluride’s main drag.
Locally, we will remember 2011 for lots of reasons. There was controversy about the prairie dogs and the proposed uranium mill. We celebrated the success of several local athletes, including Gus Kenworthy, Jimmy Discoe and Joe Discoe. We mourned the loss of friends and welcomed the birth of new babies into the world and new enterprises into Telluride. We fought familiar battles over access to Bear Creek and against consumerism and waste (it was just last Jan. 1, 2011 that the town’s plastic bag ban went into effect). Telluride was not immune to the economic woes that plagued the nation this year, but all in all, we survived and thrived in our mountain sanctuary.
Here’s to another year full of the best things in life. See you at the clock tower at midnight, and Happy New Year.