Telluride

July 29, 2015--River restoration project moves forward (Telluride Daily Planet)

The Town of Telluride Open Space Commission unanimously agreed at a Monday special meeting to recommend that the town council approve nearly $1 million in funding for a project to reroute the San Miguel River back to its original course on the Valley Floor.


April 3, 2015--Preliminary plan to restore San Miguel River on Valley Floor (Telluride Daily Planet)

When Telluride purchased the Valley Floor in 2008 with the intention of preserving the open space in perpetuity, organizers immediately got to work figuring out how to restore any human tinkering that had degraded the wilderness.


Telluride: Pandora Water Treatment Plant Up and Running

Twenty years after the Pandora Water Treatment Plant was proposed by local officials concerned about long-term municipal water supply, the facility is up and running, generating clean water. The Pandora Water Treatment Plant valves were opened on October 24th and everything worked, Telluride Public Works Director Paul Ruud said.


November 27, 2014--Telluride joins national effort to curb climate change (Telluride Daily Planet)

The Town of Telluride joined a group of ski towns, ski companies and professional skiers and snowboarders in presenting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the federal regulatory agency to take action to curb power plant emissions.


November 2, 2014--Pandora water treatment plant now functional (Telluride Daily Planet)

Twenty years after the Pandora Water Treatment Plant was proposed by local officials concerned about long-term municipal water supply, the facility is up and running, generating clean water. The Pandora Water Treatment Plant valves were opened up on Oct. 24 and everything worked, Telluride Public Works Director Paul Ruud said.


June 14, 2014--Town council considering long-term water conservation effort (Telluride Daily Planet)

The old saying “whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting,” often holds true in the Western U.S., and in Telluride over the past two summers, water has been in short supply. Now the Telluride Town Council is considering permanent restrictions on treated water used for irrigation. The restriction plan was presented to the council on June 3 during their regular meeting.


June 8, 2014--Telluride may conserve water even in non-drought years (Telluride Watch)

With greatly expanded supplies of treated municipal water coming online at the end of this year when the Pandora Water Treatment Plant is scheduled to open, the Town of Telluride is considering the implementation of new water conservation measures.

February 20, 2014--Town to develop water efficiency plan (Telluride Daily Planet)

Telluride may sit at the top of a watershed, but as the last two summers have proven, that does not make it immune to drought. Now, in an effort to establish efficiency measures, gain a comprehensive understanding of its water supply and meet a requirement set out in a 2012 water settlement agreement, the town is setting out to develop a water efficiency plan.


November 30, 2013--Telluride moves to future with new snowmaking infrastructure, technology (Watch Newspapers)

In a perfect world, all 280 acres of terrain at the Telluride Ski Resort with access to manmade snow would be open by Christmas.


August 15, 2013--Telluride considers COP financing for Pandora project (Telluride News)

The Town of Telluride is considering utilizing financing mechanisms known as “certificates of participation” to raise the roughly $4.7 million it needs to finish the Pandora water project.


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