Responding to Cottonwood

In response to the recent article entitled “Cottonwood Creek Estates – Growing Pains for Affordable Housing,” the owner of that development, Kurt Lochmiller, wrote a lengthy letter outlining his objections to various claims made in the story. Primary among them: that he was not given a chance to respond to particular complaints made by ex-tenants. In the interest of fairness, we are now printing his major points, with additional comments by the reporter, Judy Muller.

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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.

Soundtable: The West and the White House

By Paige Blankenbuehler, High Country News
This story originally appeared on High Country News | 4/12/16
The latest Soundtable discussion takes a deep dive into where presidential hopefuls stand on issues important to the American West. So, what Western issues are gaining importance as the candidates move through their campaigns — and which ones are getting left behind?

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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.”