Telluride and Real Estate Blog

(July 2, 2020)

As we enter the holiday weekend, I wanted to take this opportunity to further explain our public health approach with summer in full swing.

First, I know you will join me in saying how thankful I am that all of our new COVID-19 cases are recovering well. Immediate contact tracing and increased access to test literally hundreds of people, has allowed us to help contain the potential pockets of spread and continue to refine our process for responding to this virus.

As we assess our public health approach, we regularly examine these four main metrics:

Transmission: caseload with an eye on potential surge.
Test: access and the ability to conduct PCR testing.
Trace: the ability to quickly and effectively contact trace.
Treat: meet the

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Browsing local history will be by appointment only

  • By Suzanne Cheavens, Associate Editor
  • Jun 23, 2020

The solid stone building at the top of North Fir Street has seen it all, from floods to fires, mining catastrophes and strikes, births and deaths — it was once a hospital, after all — scads of giddy skiers and all the small triumphs and heartbreaks of life in a remote mountain town. And, when it comes to rampant virus outbreaks, the current COVID-19 pandemic is not the building’s first. But, when it comes to accepting visitors again after a lengthy shutdown, there is no how-to manual, according to Kiernan Lannon, executive director of the Telluride Historical Museum (THM). The beloved institution is reopening July 1, by appointment

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Farmers market opens Wednesday for its 10th season

  • By Bria Light, Staff Reporter
  • Jun 23, 2020
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A vendor displays handcrafted jewelry at last year's Market on the Plaza. (Courtesy photo)


Whether shopping for locally grown produce, fine handcrafted jewelry and crafts, or even seeking to minimize your plastic consumption by beefing up on bulk supplies, Mountain Village’s Market on the Plaza has your bok … choy, that is.

Beginning today (Wednesday), the open-air market will return to the village for its 10th season, with vendors in Heritage Plaza offering their wares from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday through Sept. 2. To offer the weekly outdoor market while abiding by public

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We encourage everyone to stay safe and practice all protocols that maintain best health practices. If you are interested in traveling by air, we'd like to share with you the most current updates for summer travel.

The Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is the primary airport for Telluride, and is a scenic 65 miles away. During the winter months, guests can take advantage of nonstop flights from 11 major hubs, and summer offers nonstop service from 5 major U.S. cities. Several transportation companies provide service from Telluride to Montrose. Rental cars are also available at the Montrose Airport, but we recommend the ground transportation option as once you arrive in Telluride a car is unnecessary.

New jet service to the Telluride Regional

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(June 21, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- Public County Health Officials announced seven new COVID-19 cases today from tests that were performed on June 18 and 19. Four of these cases are related to two of the five cases announced earlier in the week. Individuals have been notified by Public Health and are in isolation, and contact tracing is in progress. Additional tests from June 18 and 19 are pending and will be announced as results come in. Since Friday, 120 test results have been received and the State Health Department has been contacting negative results to assist with the influx.

The positive individuals include a 16 year-old male, three 19 year-old males, a 37 year-old male, a 37 year-old female and a 46 year-old female. The three 19-year

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Valley Floor tailings to be capped

  • By Suzanne Cheavens, Associate Editor
  • 17 hrs ago
River restoration

This image depicts the scope of work being undertaken on the west end of the Valley Floor, a project delayed by a year because of last year’s summer-long high flow of the San Miguel River. (Image courtesy of the Town of Telluride)

A river rechanneling and tailings recap project on the west end of the Valley Floor has been put in motion this week after a year’s delay. 

Originally green-lighted by Telluride Town Council last year, the project was put on hold when abundant winter snowpack made for what town project manager Lance McDonald called “abnormally high flows in June and July.” But this year, conditions

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Telluride eateries reopening responsibly

By Justin Criado, Editor 16 hrs ago 

While the Town of Telluride enters the second week of reopening the local economy, businesses are adapting to the new public health guidelines. Eateries are now open to in-person business, which includes a 50-percent or 50-percon, whichever is less, capacity limit. The county’s guidelines also limit groups to no more than eight people at a time.

The Butcher & The Baker is one of the most popular spots on Main Street, as out-the-door lines often form during busy summer weekends, particularly when there’s a festival or other large event happening in town.

Front-of-house manager Lollie Lavercombe explained the coffee shop has reopened for Sunday brunch from 8 a.m. to 2

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San Miguel Public Health Department Issues New Public Health Order
Order More Closely Mirrors the State Executive Order
Media Contact:Mike Bordogna,County Manager

Kiera Skinner, Public Information Consultant,
  (May 29, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- San Miguel County Public Health, with the support of the Board of Health, issued a new Public Health Order that will go into effect at midnight on June 1, and will be more aligned with the State’s new Executive Order that was announced earlier in the week by Governor Polis.

After closely monitoring metrics and disease spread trends, it was determined that the County is ready to move forward with this next phase, keeping the health of…
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The new issue of Truly Telluride is live!

Flip through the glossy pages to find ski-in/out condos and homes with grand mountain views and sumptuous amenities, historic Victorian residences, luxury developments, and ranches with some of the most profound views in the west, and arguably the world. Get a titillating taste of the Telluride lifestyle with Truly Telluride's exclusive features and articles: Local marketplace of goods from food to fashion / Trending interior design elements / Slate Gray Gallery - accent on the heart part of art / Mountainfilm - helping to create a better world / Mountain Modern Lifestyle - premier location and luxe modern design. Click here to explore the page of Truly Telluride!

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COVID-19 & summer safety: a letter from Public Health Director Grace Franklin

School is out, and summer is right around the corner. But COVID-19 is still around, and it loves to “hitchhike.” 

So how does that look for Memorial Day barbeques, camping trips, hiking, biking and basically enjoying your summer while still protecting yourself and your loved ones?

You can and should do all of these activities, just make some modifications for best practices during this pandemic.

Planning a Memorial Day barbeque? 

As long as you limit group size to less than ten people, you can still have your barbeque get together. Just remember to maintain physical distancing and wear your face masks. If you are

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