Podcast by KOTO Community Radio
The holiday season is in full swing. Hear from a number of community members about different events coming up, from Noel Night to the Holiday Prelude, Telluride Theatre's Holiday Extravaganza to the Nutcracker. Santa himself even makes an appearance.
SNOW! It's the word of the day/ week/ month/ season—and we need it. To honor the gods of winter, we're focusing on the white stuff. We talk with Telski's Director of Snowmaking Operations about local snow management, Ethan Greene, Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, about snow safety, and journalist Heather Hansman about her new book "Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow."
Telski has delayed its opening day to December 3, 2021. Scott Pittenger, Director of Mountain Operations for Telski, talks about the decision to delay, plans for the season, and what to expect in the coming years for the resort.
The holidays are a time for food and family, but they're also a time to give back to our communities. During this hour all about volunteering, representatives from the Telluride Education Foundation, Angel Baskets, and One to One Mentoring join to discuss opportunities to volunteer in and around the Telluride community.
Everyone knows about questions 300 and 2D on the 2021 Telluride ballot. But what about the tourism funding potentially at stake in question 2A? Or the town charter amendments in questions 2B and 2C? Or the (unopposed) race for Town Meeting Moderator? We cover it all in this roundup of the remaining local issues up for a vote this year in Telluride.
Two ballot measures are up for a vote this November looking to address housing in Telluride. Hear from representatives in support of Citizen Initiative 300 and Ballot Measure 2D. 300 would cap short term rentals to 400, with exceptions for locals who rent their primary residence and units not allowed for owner occupancy. 2D would put a moratorium on short term rental licenses for two years and double the fees of short term rental business licenses with the funds going to affordable housing.
Dr. Diana Koelliker, Medical Director of Emergency & Trauma Services at the Telluride Regional Medical Center and Telluride EMS Director, discusses her recent experience contracting COVID-19 as well as the latest regional trends when it comes to the virus. Valentina Estrella provides Spanish interpretation.
Four of seven seats on Telluride's Town Council are up for a vote this election. Three of the six candidates running for those seats join to discuss how they would approach several issues facing Telluride if elected to council. Guests include Mark Hebert, Meehan Fee, and Kristin Joy Kuhlman. To hear from Dan Enright, Jessie Rae Arguelles, and Geneva Shaunette who are also running for council, listen to the "Off the Record" from September 28, 2021.