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.
Enviros hope for a successful appeal, but the path could be long and windy.
By Judy Muller | 7/1/16
Seventeen years ago, Bob Engel moved into one of the thirty homes that make up the Cottonwood Creek Estates community on the outskirts of Norwood. He was the second tenant to sign up for the newly constructed affordable housing development. Now, he has the distinction of being the tenant who has lived there the longest.
By Gus Jarvis | 5/7/16
The sale of the Black Canyon Jet Center comes after several years of legal clashes that entangled Jet Center Partners, Montrose County and Majestic Skies, LLC., which intended to open a second FBO at the airport.
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.
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?
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.
By Samantha Wright | 4/5/16
Big picture-wise, it was a successful season. Even so, the 2015-16 season was fraught with behind-the-scenes battles from start to finish.
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.
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.”