Monday was the first day of school, but this year the walls of the classrooms for the first day back were groves of trees, the ceiling a warm blue sky. Given the difficulties of sending students back to school amidst a catastrophic pandemic, only students up to fifth grade are attending school in person, while the upper grades began the school year remotely. However, thanks to the efforts of the teachers of the outdoor education team — Erin Murray, Sue Herir and Megan Wise, with the support of principal Sheree Lynn — the students of Telluride Intermediate School got to head outside for a back-to-school day in nature.

While spending more time outside with students is partly a strategy to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus, fourth grade teacher…

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By Justin Criado, Editor / Aug 25, 2020

During such a year of uncertainty, Telski owner Chuck Horning is sure of one thing.

“We’ll get through this. The community will get through it,” he said in an interview about the upcoming 2020-21 ski season with the Daily Planet Monday.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new normal, as social distancing and face coverings have become commonplace, if not expected, and businesses have adapted, including the ski resort.

Horning explained that the company will follow any guidelines that may come down from the state, which closed all Colorado ski resorts in mid-March, but he’s concentrating on what can be controlled right now, with opening day tentatively set for the week of Thanksgiving, though a specific…

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(August 25, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- Public Health has confirmed zero new positive cases from test results received August 22 – 25, keeping the total case count at 89 with zero active cases.

With Labor Day approaching, and schools returning to some level of in-person learning countywide, Public Health urges the community to continue moving forward with COVID-conscious behaviors.

“The incredible efforts made by each individual in our community have been effective in slowing the spread of the virus,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin. “It is, however, still present in San Miguel County. This reduction in cases gives us reason to celebrate, but should not give us a false sense of security, as complacency will impede progress. I’m…

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In-person and remote learning to be offered

  • By Bria Light, Staff Reporter

This year, it’s not quite as easy as “A, B, C,” or as simple as “Do, Re, Mi,” despite what the Jackson 5 song might have to say. While the national conversation regarding how, or if, students and teachers can safely return to school during an ongoing pandemic has dominated headlines for weeks, the teachers and administrators of the Telluride R-1 school district have been compiling a nuanced approach to this school year.

The approach, while juggling the constantly changing landscape of the virus and its attendant risk mitigation guidelines, offers a strategy to minimize risk to both students and teachers while providing in-person instruction to younger students and…

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706 Wilson Way, Gray Head, Telluride, CO

4 Bedrooms | 5 Baths | 7,900 SF | 35 Acres

Flex Room | Office | 2 Wood-Burning Fireplaces | Wine Room | 3 Car Garage | Hot Tub

At the base of Whipple and Hawn Mountains, lies an extraordinary home that captures the heart and soul of Telluride's broad vistas. Wonderfully sited, 706 Wilson Way is barely visible until the front entry beckons you to what awaits inside. Massive glass brings the outdoors in while inspiring architecture and warm tones soothe your spirit. Comprising 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3 half baths with a flex room, the home is ideal for one or two families seeking escape into nature. Located in the highly desirable Gray Head Subdivision with a plethora of common benefits, the property…

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