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Telluride News

I Hear that Train A Comin’

By: Paul O’Rourke From formal parlor rooms on Columbia Avenue to saloons and dance halls on Pacific, Telluride celebrated for three days. It would have been difficult to find anyone in town that Thanksgiving weekend in 1890 who was not toasting the long-awaited arrival of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. The Telluride Journal offered its …

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Word Diggity

By: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer Sure, you know how to ski. You may even board. And if your knees were better, you could probably even shralp like a young person. But can you talk like the youngsters? If you’re having a hard time interpreting the dudes sitting next to you on the lifts (as I sometimes …

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Backcountry Retreats

By: Lance Waring Heavy backpacks are an invention of the devil. While the idea of exploring the snow-clad mountains is appealing, the pile of gear required for a winter overnight expedition to the high country—tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stove, food, clothing, skis or snowshoes, and the other backcountry essentials—is daunting. And when you stuff …

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Winter 2007-2008

Features Clump By: Rob Story What does a clump of snow have to do with a modern-day ski bum? Backcountry Retreats By: Lance Waring Mountain retreats around Telluride that balance rustic adventure with cozy comfort. Word Diggity By: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer Learn some new vocabulary endorsed by today’s youth. I Hear that Train A Comin’ …

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By: Rob Story Flying into Montrose, Colorado, my aircraft dropped to the ground alongside the last, thin flurries of a dwindling storm. At least 10 inches had fallen, and it took more than a few swipes with the scraper to clear my windshield enough to head home to Telluride. Driving through Montrose on Highway 550, …

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Change. What else could I write about? It was the mantra of the 2008 presidential election, so it was the bedtime story I heard every evening as I sent this issue to press. It was in the news, permeated late-night comedy and political cartoons: McCain: I say “change” 10 times a day. Obama: I say …

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