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Mystic Valley Ranch

Bill Fandel Telluride Sotheby's International Realty

Mystic Valley Ranch – The chance of a lifetime to own your own alpine valley floor of over 300 acres! A true family compound with sweeping spectacular views from Lizard Head and the Wilsons, to Lone Cone, Hastings and unto the Uncompahgre Plateau. Very private, yet easy access on newly improved gravel road that is only 4 miles to the highway. Power and road to 3 building sites. Wildlife abound. Borders National Forest on 3 sides. Sawpit Creek offers water rights to owner, well in place. Hiking and horse trails. Incredible benches for building. Offers the opportunity to create a truly special getaway.

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Telluride Airport Activates New Air Traffic Control System

Via Telluride Daily Planet

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Telluride Airport has received a new ground and satellite-based air traffic control system that helps eliminate delays, enhances the flow of air traffic and improves safety.

According to a press release, the Federal Aviation Administration Next Generation Air Transportation system expands radar coverage of the airspace at three airports: Telluride, Gunnison and Durango. The new system was funded by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics, the FAA and a $110,000 contribution by the Telluride Regional Airport Authority.

Telluride Airport Manager Rich Nuttall said the system, which became operational on July 31, works fine so far, and will really be put to the test come winter.

“We will know even more this winter when we get really busy,” Nuttall said. “That’s the important thing. When we have our busy time it will help the flow of traffic.”

Previously, Longmont-based air traffic controllers couldn’t see traffic at low altitudes because the mountains interfered with traditional radar. This meant planes had to wait for flights ahead of them to clear 12,000 feet before they could take off. The new system allows air traffic controllers in Longmont to track planes below 12,000 feet, all the way to the ground. The FAA maintains and operates the system.

“This is great news for aviation safety in Colorado,” said CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt in the release. “This completed system will help deliver more on-time flights, reduce fuel consumption and will help boost tourism and economic development. This system is consistent with the goals of Gov. Hickenlooper and CDOT to deliver the most efficient and safest transportation system for Colorado.”

Over the last year, a system of ground-based equipment for the Wide Area Multilateration technology, including antennas, was installed at the Telluride Airport. The technology works with a network of sensors around each of the airports that receive and send aircraft transponder signals, according to the press release. Computers analyze the signals and allow air traffic controllers to determine the location of the aircraft.

Telluride, Gunnison and Durango now join a system that includes Montrose, which got the technology in 2012 and Rifle/Garfield County, Craig, Steamboat Springs and Hayden, which received the system upgrade in 2010.

“CDOT’s Aeronautics Division has been involved with this system for the past eight years,” said Aeronautics Division Director David Gordon in the release. “This has been a great partnership with the FAA. The technology which was first used in western Colorado is now being installed across the United States to help our aviation system stay safe, on-time and dependable.”

The new system also allows pilots to fly search and rescue missions in weather conditions that would previously have kept them grounded and helps reduce weather-related diversions and delays.

“This is going to enhance traffic flow in Telluride and Montrose and the other airports they installed previously,” Nuttall said. “It’s just a good system all the way around for this part of the state.”

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Truly Inspired Minimalism

Designed by world-renowned architect John Pawson, this remarkable Telluride residence offers truly inspired minimalism in a most dramatic alpine setting. The collaboration between seller and architect was his first commission within the U.S. and timelessly showcases the storied talent’s attentive focus on space, proportion, light and materials, while simultaneously capturing the rugged vernacular of Telluride’s rich Victorian mining era. Occupying two corner lots in a highly sought-after location within the town’s national historic district, the home’s clean lines, and soaring light-filled spaces gracefully frame the surrounding mountains, while lush landscaping and an elevated private deck offer the ideal place to savor the setting. For the most discriminating collector of contemporary minimalist design, this property offers the rarest opportunity to own a home that helped launch a movement in mountain design.

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Ballard House North – Unit 204

Telluride Sotheby's International Realty Bill Fandel

Ballard Unit 204 is highly desirable, with views of the Ski Mountain in the newly constructed Ballard House North. This three bedroom, two bath unit is beautifully finished and furnished.  Ideally located in downtown Telluride with close proximity to the Gondola, restaurants and shopping. Underground parking included.

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Premiere Ski-In/Ski-Out Access

A true ski-in / ski out offering, this beautifully-crafted log and stone is ideally located directly on the groomed ski runs of the Telluride Ski Resort. The custom-built home offers the warmth,quality and tasteful accommodations of a true mountain lodge, inspired by Japanese Farmhouses, with the modern finish and amenities you’d expect with a residence of its kind.The home’s spaces offer wonderful proportions radiating out from its towering great room and expansive windows framed by hand-hewn log trusses. Stacked stone fireplaces, antique flooring and custom doors complement the gourmet kitchen, intimate Master suite, guest rooms and entertainment area.

Five Reasons to Visit Telluride Now

Bill Fandel Telluride Sotheby's International Realty

Via San Francisco Magazine:

The micro town of less than 2,000 people at the base of a scenic box canyon in Southwest Colorado has a knack for constantly reinventing itself—from mining boomtown, to ghost town, to its latest incarnation as a cosmopolitan adventure town. Here are some recent highlights.

1. Rocky Mountain Flavor
It’s not hard to find a variety of cuisine in this mountain town. But those who strewn from the white-tablecloth-lined main drag will be rewarded with an innovative savory menu at There. Tucked away in the far west side of town, the guys at There bring the adventure-meets-cosmopolitan ethos of Telluride into the kitchen. Owner Andrew Tyler (of NYC Nobu Restaurant group) serves sharable plates of crispy duck steam buns, elk lettuce wraps, mammoth bowls of pork tenderloin ramen. Guests are welcomed with a bag of fresh popcorn served from an antique popcorn machine, and their cocktail menu features “jam cocktails”–you pick the liquor (tequila, rye, vodka, rum) and a homemade jam (red pepper, blueberry, pumpkin) and the bar wizard turns it into a cocktail. And the décor is just as refreshingly original as the menu: A reclaimed bedroom dresser serves as the bar, tractor seats have been wielded into bar stools, two aspen trees rise through one of the tables, and there’s even a mascot—a furry jackalope.

2. Festivalpalooza
What does a ski town do in when there’s no snow? Throw festivals. Hoards of them, which is how Telluride earned its nickname as the Festival Capitol of the Southwest. If you missed the iconic Bluegrass Festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in June, you still have plenty of festival options left this year, each one a different rendition of feeling like you’re partying with the whole town in a collective grassy backyard. Coming up is the Telluride Jazz Festival (Aug 2-4), Chamber Music Festival (Aug 8-18), and the grand Telluride Film Festival (Aug 29 – Sept 2). It doesn’t stop there. In September, there’s the Blues and Brews Festival (Sept 13-15) and the Telluride Barbecue Festival(Sept 21-22). One more worth throwing out there: The Horror Film Festival (Oct 10-13).

3. The Mountains
Ever notice the mountains on a can of Coors? That mountain, Mount Wilson, is just outside of Telluride, which lies within North America’s largest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks. The 14-er is climbable (for the prepared and ambitious!), but dozens of epic hikes are available 360 degrees around Telluride. You could spend your whole trip exploring the mountains in different ways—bicycling, fishing, off-roading—the sky is the limit. Literally.

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