News Flash

Posted on: February 4, 2023

GMUG National Forests’ Norwood Ranger District Seeks Public Comment on Alta Lakes Project

GMUG Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Alta Lakes Project

GMUG Seeks Input on Proposed Alta Lakes Project

Opportunity to Comment through March 2, 2023

Forest Service News Release for Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests 

Opportunity to Comment through March 2, 2023 

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San Miguel County Natural Resources News
Posted on: February 3, 2023

San Miguel County Awarded Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Grant by USDA

San Miguel County Awarded USDA Grant Newsflash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Miguel County Awarded Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Comprehensive Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project Awarded $243,497

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: February 1, 2023

San Miguel County Community Health Assessment Survey Concludes

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SAN MIGUEL COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT SURVEY CONCLUDES

Public Health receives feedback from residents to prioritize future goals and programs

Media Contacts: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

San Miguel Basin Rodeo Voted 'Most Improved Rodeo of the Year for 2022'

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San Miguel Basin Rodeo Voted 'Most Improved Rodeo of the Year for 2022

Recognized by Colorado Pro Rodeo Association

Media Contact: Janet Kask, Director Parks & Open Space, San Miguel County, 970.369.5469, janetk@...

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San Miguel County Parks & Open Space
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits End March 2023

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Additional Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Ending March 2023

Media Contact: Carol Friedrich, LCSW, Social Services Director, Ouray & San Miguel Countie...

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San Miguel County Social Services
Posted on: January 6, 2023

M59 River Trail is now open for Nordic skiing.

M59 River Trail Opens

The Down Valley M59 River Trail is now open for Nordic skiing. Special thanks to the Telluride Nordic Association (TNA) for their grooming and maintenance.

San Miguel County News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Diamond Ridge Rezoning Reversed in District Court

Diamond Ridge Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Diamond Ridge Rezoning Reversed in District Court

County and Town addressing setback in high density community housing project

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

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San Miguel County Housing News
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Respiratory Viruses Circulating Leading into the Holidays

Respiratory Viruses Circulating Leading into the Holidays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Respiratory Viruses Circulating Leading into the Holidays

Prevent the spread of COVID, flu and RSV with simple steps

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Informatio...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Community Health Assessment Survey Closes Tonight

Community Health Assessment Survey Closes Tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Health Assessment Survey Closes Tonight

Public Health seeks final feedback from residents to prioritize future goals and programs

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey M...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Community Urged To Register for New County Alert and Warning System

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Urged To Register for New County Alert and Warning System

Contact: Shannon Armstrong, Emergency Manager

970-369-8628 or info@sanmiguelsheriff.org

(December 15, 2022) – San Miguel County public safety officials are launching a n...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: December 14, 2022

COVID Bivalent Boosters Authorized for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

COVID Bivalent Boosters Authorized for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COVID Bivalent Boosters Authorized for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

Updated boosters protect from new virus strains as winter and holiday activities arrive

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmigu...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Public Health Website Relaunched

Public Health Website Relaunched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Health Website Relaunched

County COVID dashboard shut down and website information moved

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lindsey...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

San Miguel County East End Master Plan Pop-Up Events Planned

San Miguel County East End Master Plan Pop-Up Events Planned

San Miguel County East End Master Plan Pop-Up Events Planned

Media Contact: Kaye Simonson, Planning Director, 970.728.3083, kayes@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

(November 30, 2022) – San Miguel County, CO --- San Miguel County along with Design Workshop will be hold...

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San Miguel County Planning News
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Radon Testing Encouraged to Ensure Healthy Homes

Radon Testing Encouraged to Ensure Healthy Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Radon Testing Encouraged to Ensure Healthy Homes

Public Health seeks public input for community health needs

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Information Consul...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Registration Opens

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Registration Opens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Registration Opens

Free 5K fun run and walk is back with raffle, awards, holiday festivities

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govJanet Kask, Dir...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Community Health Assessment Survey

Community Health Assessment Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Health Assessment Survey

Public Health seeks public input for community health needs

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, lindseym...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Seasonal Concerns for Respiratory Illnesses

Seasonal Concerns for Respiratory Illnesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Seasonal Concerns for Respiratory Illnesses

Uptick in RSV cases and hospitalizations statewide draw concern for pediatric hospital capacity

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey M...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

FDA and CDC Expand Eligibility for Updated COVID Vaccines to Include Children 5 and Older

FDA and CDC Expand Eligibility for Updated COVID Vaccines to Include Children 5 and Older

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FDA and CDC Expand Eligibility for Updated COVID Vaccines to Include Children 5 and Older

Bivalent boosters address original and omicron strains of the COVID-19 virus

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@san...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Monkeypox Vaccines Available Tomorrow through CDPHE Vaccine Bus

Monkeypox Vaccines Available Tomorrow through CDPHE Vaccine Bus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monkeypox Vaccines Available Tomorrow through CDPHE Vaccine Bus

Broadened eligibility for monkeypox vaccine, increased supply expands access

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey ...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Public Health to host flu vaccine clinics beginning September 22

Public Health to host flu vaccine clinics beginning September 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Health to host flu vaccine clinics beginning September 22

Flu and COVID vaccine clinics scheduled throughout the fall for all 6 months of age and older

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelco...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Public Health and County Medical Centers Align with Updated CDC COVID Guidance

Public Health and County Medical Centers Align with Updated CDC COVID Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Health and County Medical Centers Align with Updated CDC COVID Guidance

Unified approach introduces clear precautionary and isolation guidance, further reducing disruptions due to exposure

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Man...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: September 6, 2022

FDA and CDC Approve Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent Boosters

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FDA and CDC Approve Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent Boosters

Boosters updated to address original and omicron strains of the COVID-19 virus

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: August 23, 2022

San Miguel County Down Valley Connector Trail Feasibility Study

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Miguel County Down Valley Connector Trail Feasibility Study

Otak Inc. hired to conduct study surrounding viability of a pedestrian and cyclist commuter trail linking Down Valley to Telluride

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Mana...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Largest Land Conservation Easement in County History

 Largest Land Conservation Easement in County History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Largest Land Conservation Easement in County History

County Parks & Open Space Land Heritage Program Contributes $65,000 to Bray Ranches Land Conservation Easement

(July 21, 2022) – San Miguel County, CO --- The San Miguel County Pa...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Two Cases of Monkeypox Detected in San Miguel County

Two Cases of Monkeypox Detected in San Miguel County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Cases of Monkeypox Detected in San Miguel County

Symptomatic nonresidents from the same household recovering well

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, Public Informati...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

San Miguel County Board of Commissioners Adopts Updated Employee Housing Impact Mitigation Fee

San Miguel County Board of Commissioners Adopts Updated Employee Housing Impact Mitigation Fee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Board of Commissioners Adopts Updated Employee Housing Impact Mitigation Fee

New fee structure more accurately reflects employee housing needs and costs

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

San Miguel County Celebrates Solar Powered Success

San Miguel County Celebrates Solar Powered Success

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San Miguel County Celebrates Solar Powered Success

Progress of the Uncompahgre Solar Co-op attributed to collaboration amongst partners

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

(June 16, 202...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

FDA Recommends Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

FDA Recommends Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine for Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FDA Recommends Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

Public Health to host forum to discuss vaccine and local plan for rollout

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcount...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: June 5, 2022

Bridal Veil Trail Bridge Opens for Summer Season

Bridal Veil Trail Bridge Opens for Summer Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bridal Veil Trail Bridge Opens for Summer Season

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates collaboration between county and nonprofit

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govJanet Kask, Director o...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Bridal Veil Trail Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Bridal Veil Trail Bridge Ribbon Cuttin Ceremony Today

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Bridal Veil Trail Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Today

Collaborative efforts increase safety and conservation of Telluride’s newest backcountry trail

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelc...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Cases Rise as Natural Immunity from Winter Omicron Surge Wanes

Cases Rise as Natural Immunity from Winter Omicron Surge Wanes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cases Rise as Natural Immunity from Winter Omicron Surge Wanes

BA.4 and BA.5 detected in county wastewater; masks, testing and treatments encouraged

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

CDC Approves Booster Dose for Children 5 and Older

CDC Approves Booster Dose for Children 5 and Older

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CDC Approves Booster Dose for Children 5 and Older

Steady increase in cases across the US leads to additional recommended precautions

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mills, ...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Diamond Ridge Property Rezoning & Next Steps

Diamond Ridge Property Rezoning & Next Steps

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Diamond Ridge Property Rezoning & Next Steps

BOCC unanimously approves rezoning of 39-acre portion the Diamond Ridge Property

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

(May 19, 2022) – Sa...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Domestic Cat Tests Positive for the Plague in San Miguel County

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Domestic Cat Tests Positive for the Plague in San Miguel County

Cases common in summer amongst domestic and wild animals, rare cases of transmission to humans

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelco...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Diamond Ridge Rezoning Process Questions and Clarifications

Diamond Ridge Rezoning Process Questions and Clarifications

Diamond Ridge Rezoning Process Questions and Clarifications

Public comment encouraged at Board of County Commissioners meeting

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.gov

(May 3, 2022) – San Miguel County, CO --- S...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Avian Influenza Infection Identified in Montrose County

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Avian Influenza Infection Identified in Montrose County

Investigation is underway; public health experts say the risk to the public is low

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyco.govLindsey Mi...

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San Miguel County Public Health News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

San Miguel County Planning Commission Begins Diamond Ridge Rezoning Process

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San Miguel County Planning Commission Begins Diamond Ridge Rezoning Process

Public comment encouraged at County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners meetings

Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, mikeb@sanmiguelcountyc...

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San Miguel County News
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Facts about the Sunnyside Affordable Housing Project

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Sunnyside Information

(Updated 3/31/2022)

Sunnyside is an a?ordable housing rental development. The project is a partnership between the Town of Telluride and San Miguel County. It is located immediately west of Eider Creek in between Telluride and Lawson H...

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Additional Info... San Miguel County News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Press release for The Ridge, currently known as “Diamond Ridge”

Press release for The Ridge, currently known as “Diamond Ridge”

(March 25, 2022)

From the Town of Telluride and San Miguel County:

San Miguel County and the Town of Telluride are pleased to announce the pending acquisition of a 105-acre parcel less than six ...

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San Miguel County News