Brown. It's not a sexy word or a sexy color, and to most craft-beer drinkers, brown ales typically signify a boring beverage. But brown turned into gold, silver and bronze earlier this month when Colorado breweries swept the American-style Brown category at the Great American Beer Festival. In othe ... More >>
Many folks who hear about the Telluride Mushroom Festival wonder whether it focuses on mushrooms for eating, or mushrooms for, you know, seeing Pocahontas riding a dragon and stuff. The confusion is reasonable, considering fungi's dual history as both a food and as a catalyst for vision quests. See ... More >>
July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>
Every good Coloradan knows that everything is better in the mountains. Sports, views, air and even music festivals. One reason our state has been able to draw fans and bands from around the nation (and world) is the same reason we're able to attract so many tourists. Telluride, Colorado, hosts a di ... More >>
Sometimes you just need to escape the heat. And luckily, those pointed peaks off in the west are the perfect place to cool down and enjoy some natural beauty and some killer festivals this summer. Colorado's colorful mountain towns are the host to tons of quirky extravaganzas that are centered aroun ... More >>
Big Tobacco was alive and well in 1908, promoting itself as the only thing that people should be putting in their pipes and lighting up. That's painfully clear in this 1908 article from the Telluride Daily Journal detailing substitutes for tobacco from around the world (notably in places inhabited b ... More >>
Last week, Telluride officially approved sales of recreational cannabis, joining a majority of other tourism-reliant ski towns around the state that have given an okay to the ganja. Telluride took one of the easiest routes to retail-weed approval possible, with the city council voting in an applicat ... More >>
Colorado's craft brewers are constantly coming up with new beers, so many that it can be hard to keep up. Some are permanent additions to their lineups, while others are seasonal specialties that arrive for just a few weeks or months each year. Still more are small-batch releases that come and go be ... More >>
The lineup for the 2013 edition of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been posted. Among the most noteworthy acts slated to perform this year at the annual four-day Southwestern Colorado mountainside festival (slated to take place from Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23 in Telluride), inclu ... More >>
Telluride Brewing, which just won back-to-back gold medals for its Face Down Brown at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, plans to start distributing its first canned beer, Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale, in the Boulder area in early November and in Denver by the end of 2012 or early ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and bre ... More >>
NBC and NBC Sports will be airing thirty hours of USA Pro Challenge coverage next week as the country's biggest pro cycling event returns to Colorado for its second year, but die-hard fans will want to see the action firsthand, and it's a great excuse to see some of Colorado's coolest towns go all o ... More >>
Mountainfilm in Telluride closed out its 34th annual festival on Monday with an awards ceremony in Telluride's Town Park, recognizing six films for various prizes and naming the nonprofit organization Peaceful Uprising as winner of the 2012 Moving Mountains Prize. The award -- and $12,000 -- goes to ... More >>
Mountainfilm in Telluride is celebrating its 34th anniversary this weekend, through May 28, and we're duly impressed by the the list of Colorado-based filmmakers in the mix. Here's a preview: Telluride-based filmmaker Beth Gage is the current Board President of Mountainfilm in Telluride and is brin ... More >>
While America needs another festival like Denver needs another dispensary, this Triple-A-centric fest should be a big draw. The Ride Festival, which is being presented by Telluride's KOTO radio and headliner Big Head Todd & the Monsters, takes place in Telluride Town Park on Friday, August 25, and S ... More >>
Telluride just announced the focus of its 34th annual Mountainfilm festival program over Memorial Day weekend -- and it's the population explosion. One reader is ready to make some space here on Earth:
Update: Sadly, the number of ski deaths in Colorado this season has grown again. On Sunday, 24-year-old Joshua Allen of Tampa, Florida, was found in the trees of the Elk Run underneath the Outback lift at Keystone and airlifted to Summit Medical Center, where he later died.
Reichen Lehmkuhl wants you to come to Telluride Gay Ski Week."This is the first Telluride Gay Ski since the defeat of the marginalizing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy for our LGBTQ U.S. military service members," says Reichen Lehmkuhl, celebrity host of this Telluride Gay Ski Week, in a news release ... More >>
www.TellurideWorldCup.comGovernor John Hickenlooper and others who are eager to put together a Colorado bid for a future Winter Olympics Games must be making a case study out of our state's worldliness this month. Since Thanksgiving, Colorado has hosted the Aspen Winternational FIS Women's Wo ... More >>
Crested Butte Mountain Resort marks its fiftieth birthday on Wednesday with a throwback nod to its old Ski Free promotion: Stop by the CB Adventure Center to pick up a free lift ticket, then jostle for first-chair bragging rights when the lifts start turning at 9 a.m. Stop by the Butte 66 deck for b ... More >>
Lori Midson No. 49: Telluride jalapeño poppers from Encore
Still from "Better Off Dead"Every ski resort in Colorado got hit with snow from Sunday's storm, good news for the Spring Break set and anybody looking to get some last days in before the season's over, and even better news for the local economy: All that white stuff equals lots of green stuff ... More >>
Back in October, Amber Taufen wrote about bizarre "Eric Corff... What a DoucheBag" stickers that began showing up in Telluride a year or more ago. Now, thanks to a reader, we've got word of another sighting on the West Coast -- plus a video from halfway across the continent!
The town of Telluride is just weeks away from becoming the first municipality in the state to ban plastic bags at grocery stores and other retailers -- a move that keeps the mountain town in the vanguard of high-country green gestures, right up there with Aspen's designation of free parking f ... More >>
Eliza Gavin does her thang.Top Chef does Telluride? Well, sort of. It was more like Iron Chef than Top Chef during last week's culinary competition pitting a clutch of Telluride chefs against one another during the "World Wine Tasting & Telluride Top Chef Competition Fundraiser."
Boyd Fletcher PHISH August 9-10, 2010 | Telluride Town Park Looking out over a crowd of roughly 10,000 people on the ball fields of Telluride's town park after tearing through a cover of Traffic's "Light up or Leave Me Alone," Phish's Trey Anastasio summed up the surroundings succinctly: "I ... More >>
It's been at least a week since our fair state made it on any Most Livable, Charming, Fittest or Drunkest list. So thank heavens for the folks at ForbesTraveler, the "luxury travel authority from inspiration to reservation." Its latest ingenious and largely predictable compilation of "America ... More >>
Happy Friday. Celebrate by wasting time with these local links. Colorado Independent's John Tomasic tracked down the above video -- of Michael Bennet talking about health care -- and did a nice distillation to boot. (Via Colorado Pols) Are bank robbers keeping the West wild? Over at HuffPo Denve ... More >>
Have fun with fungi at Know Your Mushrooms.
If any of your out of state friends ever ask you again why you choose to live in a place like Colorado instead of, say, New York or LA or, hell, I don't know, Dubuque, Iowa, save the effort of trying to come up with some compelling diatribe about the mountains and the four seasons and the whole thre ... More >>
Just got off the phone with Troy Guard, former crown prince of the Jim Sullivan restaurant empire. I him caught up in the mountains in the middle of his preparation for the Telluride Festival of the Arts, going on today through Sunday. He’s holding down the culinary side of things with help from ... More >>
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