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  • Oprah sued by 86-year-old nuclear physicist who claims TV mogul is blocking public hiking trails

    05/15/2014 7:36:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    National Post ^ | May 15, 2014 | AP
    A man who lives near Oprah Winfrey’s new property above Telluride, Colorado, is suing her for allegedly blocking access to hiking trails open to neighbours for decades. Retired nuclear physicist Charles D. Goodman claims Winfrey’s Yellow Brick Road company, the property’s former owners and the town of Mountain Village made a secret deal to close access to the trails that cut across the property purchased for $10.9 million in March. “I don’t care if Oprah is a neighbor, but if she is going to cut off access to trails, I don’t find that acceptable,” Goodman said in an interview with...
  • Brother-in-law of Democratic fundraiser charged ( Hillay and Obama mentioned )

    09/26/2009 8:17:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,599+ views
    AP ^ | : Sep 25, 2009
    A Colorado man faces charges that he helped a wealthy Democratic fundraiser cheat banks out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Shahin Kashanchi, of Telluride, provided fake documents that let his brother-in-law Hassan Nemazee defraud three banks of more than $290 million. Nemazee was the national finance chairman for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. He later raised money for Barack Obama.
  • Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud

    03/19/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 662+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HASSAN NEMAZEE pleaded guilty today to charges of defrauding Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), and a longtime friend and business associate of a total of more than $290 million in loan proceeds. NEMAZEE entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge SIDNEY H. STEIN in Manhattan federal court. According to the superseding Information, filed today, to...
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million - hope to copy success of think tanks run by conservatives

    08/07/2005 12:37:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 157 replies · 3,298+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • Four feet of snow and counting in SW Colorado (GlowBull Warming Update)

    12/27/2008 8:14:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies · 1,027+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12-26-2008 | Demetria Gallegos
    Up to 4 feet of snow and drifts exceeding 6 to 8 feet are frosting southwestern Colorado. It's still falling today, even after 40 inches of snow was reported over the past 24 hours at Silverton. A blizzard warning ended at noon for the West Elk and Sawatch ranges and the western San Juans. The National Weather Service says the total snow accumulation from this storm in towns such as Telluride could be 18 to 36 inches by late afternoon. A winter-storm warning will end at 6 p.m. today for much of the rest of the southwestern mountains. Travel has...
  • A slower winter may be on the horizon ( Telluride )

    10/27/2008 9:29:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 567+ views
    Daily Planet ^ | Oct 24, 2008 | Matt Beaudin
    To what extent Wall Street will affect the Plunge or See Forever isn’t yet clear, but signs of a slower winter abound, from fewer people on planes to more hotel rooms open at peak times of the season. According to Scott McQuade, CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board, bookings are down across the board and rooms are still available for rent over the Christmas holiday, perhaps a harbinger of a slower winter than the past few... The bailout, the looming recession, “Just really put our phones on a freeze,” McQuade said. “We’re in our prime booking season right now.” This...
  • A ruling too far : Supreme Court gives home-rule cities alarming power

    06/05/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 370+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 5, 2008
    A land rush may soon be on in Colorado, and the prospectors could be home-rule cities seeking property outside their boundaries. At least that's how we read one possible outcome of Monday's state Supreme Court decision letting Telluride use eminent domain to seize 600 acres of private property sitting outside the town limits. The opinion distorts the straightforward language in the state constitution regarding the relationship between home-rule cities and the state. And in the process, the court has enabled those cities to condemn land in nearby counties or non-home-rule towns, with state lawmakers powerless to stop them. Using this...
  • Fairmont pulls out of Peaks deal ( Telluride )

    12/03/2007 9:53:34 AM PST · by george76 · 182+ views
    The Daily Planet ^ | Dec 02, 2007 | Pat Healy
    Fairmont Hotels and a New York investment firm pulled out of a $46 million deal to buy the Peaks Resort, leaving Telluride’s largest hotel in long-term limbo as it prepares to reopen for the ski season. Two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations — one from each side of the table — said the hotel’s expensive infrastructure problems had torpedoed the deal. After examining the Peaks, buyers Fairmont and Manhattan-based Thor Equities concluded that the hotel needed $6-7 million in repairs, on top of a planned $60 million renovation... The impasse didn’t break, and on Friday, Fairmont and Thor...
  • Tom Cruise building '£5m bunker to protect against alien attack'

    09/28/2007 9:39:21 AM PDT · by burzum · 114 replies · 866+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 28 September 2007
    Hollywood star Tom Cruise is planning to build a bunker at his Colorado home to protect his family in the event of an intergalactic alien attack, according to new reports. The Mission Impossible actor, who is a dedicated follower of Scientology, is reportedly fearful that deposed galactic ruler 'Xenu' is plotting an evil revenge attack on Earth. According to American magazine Star, a source said: "Tom is planning to build a US$10 million bunker under his Telluride estate." "It's a self-contained underground shelter with a high tech air purifying shelter." The facility is said to have enough room for ten...
  • Ski resort's 'Impeach Bush' vote backfires

    08/09/2007 8:13:16 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 17 replies · 1,887+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 09 Aug 2007 | Staff W. Riter
    Some of the ski fans who have patronized Telluride, Colo., now are calling the ritzy resort "the land of radical liberals" and canceling planned vacations there because the town board voted to approve an ordinance calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. One ski club of 175 people already has made plans to go elsewhere, another skier has threatened to sell his home there and another critic predicted the town soon would bow to Mecca. "It's huge, unbelievable," said Telluride Mayor John Pryor. "Ski groups are canceling for the winter. Hundreds of people are bailing. The...
  • Ski resort's 'Impeach Bush' vote backfires

    08/09/2007 5:25:30 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 164 replies · 5,199+ views
    World Net Daily/Denver Post ^ | August 9, 2007 | Staff
    'Hundreds' cancel trips, homeowner threatens to move out Telluride: Some of the ski fans who have patronized Telluride, Colo., now are calling the ritzy resort "the land of radical liberals" and canceling planned vacations there because the town board voted to approve an ordinance calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. One ski club of 175 people already has made plans to go elsewhere, another skier has threatened to sell his home there and another critic predicted the town soon would bow to Mecca. "It's huge, unbelievable," said Telluride Mayor John Pryor. "Ski groups are canceling...
  • Telluride impeachment vote reaps storm

    08/07/2007 6:00:12 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 35 replies · 1,567+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 07 aug 07 | Nancy Lofholm
    Moonbats. Lunatics. Boobs. Bong smokers. Left-bots. Those insults and more are being heaped on the populace of Telluride after the Telluride Town Council became the first in Colorado to vote for an ordinance to impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The council hasn't even approved the symbolic measure on second reading, but that hasn't slowed a furious flurry of e-mails to the town and its newspapers and the cancellation of Telluride vacations by those who have no desire to schuss through politically tinged powder or share high-altitude air with "loony liberals."
  • Impeachment call cancels ski trips

    07/25/2007 10:49:18 PM PDT · by Baladas · 74 replies · 3,791+ views
    Vail Daily News ^ | July 25, 2007 | Allen Best
    TELLURIDE — A backlash quickly emerged after the Telluride Town Council adopted a resolution last week calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. “It’s huge, unbelievable,” said Telluride Mayor John Pryor. “Ski groups are canceling for the winter. Hundreds of people are bailing. The (town) Web site is flooded with people saying they’re canceling their vacations here.” Pryor called it a “silly initiative.” The council, he told The Telluride Watch, is too busy to weigh in on national global politics. If this was a silly initiative, why did he vote for it? The...
  • Gloves doffed on the W. Slope ( Culture of Corruption )

    09/28/2006 7:28:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 812+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 09/24/2006 | Nancy Lofholm
    The slings and arrows of a "pretty nasty" campaign have included an online onslaught of name-calling. There are dirty politics, and then there are nasty politics. Just ask the candidates ... As the election grows near, the race's normal debating and sign posting has been overshadowed by requests for restraining orders, allegations of slander and libel, the airing of arrest records, criminal investigations and an online war of words. It all started with a debate this month at a Club 20 meeting in Grand Junction. Incumbent 58th District Rep. Ray Rose, R-Montrose, startled the crowd when he asked his opponent...
  • Candidate forced to talk about arrest ( Culture of Corruption )

    09/26/2006 1:03:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 436+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 9/25/2006 | Sara Gandy
    The race to represent part of southwestern Colorado in the state Capitol is getting a little rough. Republican Ray Rose is the incumbent in House District 58. In a debate this month, he brought up the arrest record of his opponent, Telluride Democrat Brian Ahern. Ahern was arrested in June after an argument with his fiancé. He allegedly slashed her picture with a knife and broke the windshield of her car. He was also arrested last year after arguing with a woman from Texas in Telluride but the charges were later dropped.
  • Tempers flaming hot over 'Gay Ski Week'

    01/02/2005 11:43:40 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 70 replies · 2,453+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, January 3, 2005
    Monday, January 3, 2005 Tempers flaming hot over 'Gay Ski Week'Homosexual activists blast man who posted warning to familiesPosted: January 3, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Ron Strom © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com A promoter of tourism in a Colorado ski town has stirred up a controversy among local residents after posting a warning to potential visiting families about the city's Gay Ski Week. Al Heirich runs an online guide to Telluride, Colo., offering information about the town, its skiing, lodging and restaurants. Telluride is a world-class ski resort with a population of about 3,000. Heirich says promoters of the homosexual event, including the Telluride...
  • Gay Ski Week stirs dispute in Telluride

    01/13/2005 9:15:02 AM PST · by presidio9 · 84 replies · 1,469+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 13, 2005 | Joanne Kelley
    Telluride's Mountain Village will host Gay Ski Week next month, an event that has stirred debate among residents of the posh ski -resort and the funky Victorian town a few miles away. In a community that prides itself on diversity, a controversy erupted last month when a resident of Mountain Village wrote a letter to the editor of a local newspaper, questioning why the ski village would promote the gay ski event, which takes place Feb. 26 to March 6. The letter struck a nerve in the community. "It was definitely vociferous. It's to be expected," said Suzanne Cheavens, editor...
  • Saint James describes Colorado plane crash

    12/03/2004 2:35:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 59 replies · 2,243+ views
    cnn ^ | 12-3-04
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The charter jet carrying NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol and two of his sons lifted briefly during takeoff, then tipped back and forth before crashing and burning, Ebersol's actress wife said in an interview broadcast Friday. Susan Saint James, speaking publicly for the first time about the crash, told NBC's "Today" she has spoken with their 21-year-old son, Charles, about what happened at the Montrose, Colorado, airport. The crash killed the couple's 14-year-old son, Teddy, and two crewmen Sunday. Charles "remembers everything -- that they started to lift and tip to the right," she said. "And...
  • Corporate Jet Crashes, Killing Two

    11/28/2004 3:25:18 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 29 replies · 4,750+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 28, 2004 | AP
    Corporate Jet Crashes, Killing Two Sunday, November 28, 2004 MONTROSE, Colo. — A corporate jet taking off from near a ski area crashed through a fence and burst into flames Sunday, killing at least two of the six people on board and seriously injuring three others. Sheriff's officials said two people were dead, but a Federal Aviation Administration (search) spokesman said three had died in the crash at Montrose Regional Airport (search), which serves the Telluride Ski Area. A sixth person listed on the plane's manifest had not been found. Authorities were searching for the missing person in rugged terrain...
  • Virtual Humans Proposed As Space Travelers

    09/01/2004 6:41:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 287+ views
    Space.com ^ | 9/1/04 | Leonard David
    TELLURIDE, COLORADO -- Better make room for an extra crewmember aboard any spaceship heading outward. This person won’t require food, oxygen or water, nor even need to buckle up for safety. The tag-along traveler could, however, be a lifesaver in terms of getting the expedition to and from a celestial destination. Roll out the welcome mat for the virtual astronaut and enter the 3D space of Peter Plantec, a consultant in virtual human design and animation, as well as a leading expert on visual entertainment. He also initiated the "Sylvie" project -- the first commercially available virtual human interface. And...
  • Bad Spirits Ousted from Colorado Town Hall

    08/14/2002 12:07:37 AM PDT · by MikalM · 1 replies · 265+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/12/02 | Fox News
    <p>Shaman Christopher Beaver conducted a smudging ceremony in the Telluride Town Council chambers earlier this summer after he declared the basement room full of negative, even violent, energy.</p> <p>Town leaders are reluctant to attribute the more agreeable atmosphere to Beaver's ceremony, which included burning imported menthol and wafting the smoke into every corner of the hall. But they say it opened their minds.</p>