TELLURIDE 2030 | The Trailer

By Alec Jacobson | 2/3/16
It’s been 10 years since The Telluride Master Plan was released and we at the San Juan Independent think it’s time to revisit the future. This series aims to bring together some of those diverse visions with the hope that, placed side-by-side, they’ll provide enough commonalities to set a tone that’s more specific than “we don’t want to be Aspen.”

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Amy Levek

By Alec Jacobson | 4/22/16 | Part 10 in a Series
“I’m just more optimistic than Pessimistic,” says Amy Levek, former Telluride Planning Director, Mayor and Town Council Member.

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Sean Murphy

By Alec Jacobson | 4/11/16 | Part 9 in a Series
“Most of us work two or three jobs and that’s something that, while feasible, it’s not a good long term solution,” says Sean Murphy, Telluride Mayor.

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Bob Saunders

By Alec Jacobson | 3/31/16 | Part 8 in a Series
“There’s something about Telluride that is special and, if we don’t protect that, we’re not going to be special anymore,” says ‘Glider’ Bob Saunders, member of Town Council.

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Jill Wilson

By Alec Jacobson | 3/23/16 | Part 7 in a Series
“There’s not a single thing that could pull me away from here,” says Jill Wilson, Youth Services Manager at the Wilkinson Public Library, “mostly because the people are so amazing.”

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Dirk de Pagter

By Alec Jacobson | 3/9/16 | Part 6 in a Series
“I think change is inevitable and change is good,” says Dirk de Pagter, Founder of Telluride Real Estate Brokers, “we need to make sure that we create a place that our kids and grandkids feel comfortable coming back to.”

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Kate Jones

By Alec Jacobson | 3/3/16 | Part 5 in a Series
“It’s really about making the decisions right now to preserve what exists right now,” says Kate Jones, Executive Director of Telluride Arts.

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Dan Enright

By Alec Jacobson | 2/26/16 | Part 4 in a Series
“To some extent, I want to see the status quo kept,” says Dan Enright, assistant manager at the Wine Mine, “I don’t think that we necessarily need to try to maximize the amount of people in Telluride every single weekend.”

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TELLURIDE 2030 | Bill Jensen

By Alec Jacobson | 2/17/16 | Part 3 in a Series
“Things that we do that drive the economics of the community without a heavy footprint on the community, this is my sense of Telluride, are all positive,” says Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski and Golf.