News Highlights


Full March 24 interview with Mountain Village Mayor Dan Jansen

March 15: How’s our snowpack looking? A detailed explanation from Colorado Snow Survey Supervisor Brian Domonkos

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Doris

Jan. 27, 2016: Doris has had many shining moments during her long career as a Telluride Avalanche Dog. Listen to some of her proudest moments, challenges and what she’s planning for her Golden Years. 


 

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Tanya Tucker

Dec. 22, 2015: Country legend Tanya Tucker had her first hit at the tender age of 13 and a record contract shortly thereafter. In her later teen years and early 20s, she was described as “The Wildest Filly in Nashville.” A tumultuous relationship with Glen Campbell, drug use, domestic abuse and depression have all had a page in her book. But Tanya Tucker has grit. And now, she’s back on tour. She’ll perform at Club Red on Dec. 27. Tucker talks with KOTO News about her relationship with her father, an album she has in the works and how being real, is the only way to be.


 

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“If There Were Courage” is David Glynn’s first novel

Dec. 18, 2015: Shock rippled through the community when beloved local wild horse advocate David Glynn died unexpectedly last winter. But thanks to his family and friends, a part of him lives on. 


 

Dec. 17, 2015: O’Bannon’s, or O.B.’s, as the locals call it, will cease operations at its current location when the ski season ends. 


 

Dec. 16, 2015: #yourmomcalled: The latest “Masters Minute”


 

Dec. 14, 2015: More than 60 organizations are participating in Telluride Gives on Dec. 15. Giving starts at $10 and the public can go to telluridegives.org and choose one or more nonprofits to support. KOTO News has been profiling different organizations leading up to the day of giving. This profile is about Telluride Arts.


 

Dec. 11, 2015: More than 60 organizations are participating in Telluride Gives on Dec. 15. Giving starts at $10 and the public can go to telluridegives.org and choose one or more nonprofits to support. KOTO News has been profiling different organizations leading up to the day of giving. This profile is about Telluride Avalanche Dogs.


 

Dec. 10, 2015: More than 60 organizations are participating in Telluride Gives on Dec. 15. Giving starts at $10 and the public can go to telluridegives.org and choose one or more nonprofits to support. KOTO News has been profiling different organizations leading up to the day of giving. This profile is about CSU Extension 4-H.


 

Dec. 9, 2015: More than 60 organizations are participating in Telluride Gives on Dec. 15. Giving starts at $10 and the public can go to telluridegives.org and choose one or more nonprofits to support. KOTO News has been profiling different organizations leading up to the day of giving. This profile is about Telluride Theatre.


 

Dec. 8, 2015: More than 60 organizations are participating in Telluride Gives on Dec. 15. Giving starts at $10 and the public can go to telluridegives.org and choose one or more nonprofits to support. KOTO News has been profiling different organizations leading up to the day of giving. This profile is about Angel Baskets. 


 

Dec. 7, 2015: More than 60 organizations are participating in Telluride Gives on Dec. 15. Giving starts at $10 and the public can go to telluridegives.org and choose one or more nonprofits to support. This Telluride Gives interview is with Katie Singer of the Telluride Foundation, which provides the platform.


 

Dec. 8, 2015: An interview with Telluride Ski & Golf Resort’s new CEO, Bill Jensen


 

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Bill Jensen

Dec. 4, 2015: Former CEO of resort operator Intrawest, Bill Jensen, has joined Telluride Ski Resort as an equity partner and CEO. 


 

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Maciek Nabrdalik

Dec. 2, 2015: The images are haunting: Families fleeing their war-torn country with nowhere to go, carrying all they own on their backs. Meanwhile, the debate rages on: What should be done with Syria’s refugees?

Warsaw-based photojournalist Maciek Nabrdalik has placed himself on the front lines of the refugee crisis in Europe. This week, Nabrdalik travels to Telluride to participate in the ongoing “Leaders in Journalism” lecture series, a partnership between the Wilkinson Public Library and the San Juan Independent. He describes it as a long-term project that will focus on the consequences of this movement of people from Greece to Balkans to Western European countries. The body of work could take years to complete. The 35-year-old spoke with KOTO News from Poland as he was preparing for his trip to the U.S. 


 

Nov. 24, 2015: The Town Clerk. It’s a position that doesn’t get a ton of recognition, but is a crucial part of an organization.

Tiffany Kavanaugh never knew she would love being a clerk so much. She started as assistant clerk for the town of Telluride in the fall of 2013 and calls it the best move she’s ever made. 


 

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Sheriff Bill Masters

Nov. 19, 2015: Two-thirds of Colorado’s sheriffs signed on to a letter that was recently sent to President Barack Obama asking that Guantanamo Bay inmates be kept out of the state’s prisons.

That’s a total of 44 sheriffs who oppose proposed actions to transfer detainees from Cuba to Colorado. The letter states that the FBI has almost 1,000 active ISIS investigations taking place inside the borders of the United States.

Putting enemy combatant inmates in a civilian prison, it says, would provide a tempting target for anyone wishing to free them or make a political statement.

While sheriffs from neighboring counties such as Dolores, Montrose, Delta, Ouray and Gunnison have signed the letter, one Western Slope signature is missing.


 

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Nov. 18, 2015:  Officials are applauding a group of Telluride Outside guides for their involvement Tuesday in a critical backcountry situation.

A 64-year-old Norwood woman and her husband were snowmobiling on separate machines in the Beaver Park backcountry when the woman came to a sudden stop after hitting a ditch and was ejected. According to the San Miguel county Sheriff’s Office, she sustained serious injuries when she slammed into the snowmobile’s handlebars.

Luckily, four Telluride Outside guides were in the right place at the right time, and were calm enough to put their training to practice.