Winter 2006-2007

Winter 2006-2007
Winter 2006-2007


Silverton Mountain: Not for Sissies
By Lance Waring
“Steve, your nose is turning white. Do you have a face mask?” our guide Kim Grant yells over the wind. Steve puts his glove to his face and shakes his head.

The Comeback Cat: Lynx Reintroduction Makes Progress
By Deb Dion
The year was 1973. The Telluride ski area was still in its infancy, running chairlifts for the first time. The Endangered Species Act was also new, restricting logging, mining and even recreation to help protect animals whose habitat was rapidly disappear.

Higher Altitude Education: Ski Bums at School

By Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Like many college graduates, Daiva Chesonis planned to go straight to a master’s program—and then she took a scenic detour.

Telluride Hearsay: Not-So-Urban Legends
By Lise Waring, Mary Duffy, Paul O’Rourke

We’ve all heard urban legends. You know, that kids have died from eating Pop Rocks and drinking Coca Cola, that kidneys have been stolen from drugged tourists in faraway lands or that some old lady tried to dry her poodle in the microwave.

Nanos: Sunscreen Technology
By Michelle Kodis
Gone are the days of looking like you’ve just seen a ghost—or perhaps turned into one—after the application of metal oxide-based sunscreens that contain zinc and titanium, both excellent UV blockers.

Why Do Moths Fly to Light?
By Mary Duffy
I am sure this is a question that popped into primitive man’s head when he first discovered the pleasures of a campfire. And even as enlightened as modern man is, he still doesn’t have a definitive answer.


By Edi Rullet
If you conjure up an image of Telluride, the first things that come to mind are stunning peaks, challenging skiing and summer festivals—recreation and partying being the keywords of all things Telluride-esque.