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Hamburger Asks Christina Brelsford
by RobertHamburger
Dec 20, 2010 | 1477 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

1.  What do you like best about Telluride?

The freedom to sled down Willow Street whenever I want.

 

2.  What would make for a better Telluride?

More steep unpaved streets like Willow.

 

3.  What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

More horses to ride and graze in peoples yards in order to eliminate the need for polluting lawn mowers.

 

4.  On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?

Saving more whales.

 

5.  Ask a question of yourself, something that's important you, and then

answer it.

Why do I love whales and sledding? Because both help my dreams come true in there own way.

 

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Hamburger Asks Lucas Price, Proprietor, La Cucina De Luz
by RobertHamburger
Dec 08, 2010 | 773 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

1.  What do you like best about Telluride?

Geography and community are the basis, the elements that have filled in have accentuated the two.

 

2.  What would make for a better Telluride?

A Middle Eastern restaurant.

 

3.  What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

Less expensive ski passes.

 

4.  On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?

True environmental shift at a government and corporate level.

 

5.  Ask a question of yourself, something that's important you, and then answer it.

What do you want? Peace.

 

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Hamburger Asks Cari Mackey
by RobertHamburger
Nov 24, 2010 | 768 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
1.  What do you like best about Telluride?

What originally drew me to telluride was the beauty and extreme terrain. What keeps me here is the community, and the accessibility to sports.



2. What would make for a better Telluride?


I think what makes this town so unique are all the small businesses on main St. I would like to see less empty spaces on main street and more independently owned businesses.

3. What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

Where I see sustainability a real problem is in the retail businesses. If we could encourage locals to support more local shops and why they benefit from doing so, that would greatly benefit economic sustainability in our awesome little town.

4. On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?

WATER CONSERVATION EDUCATION.

5. Ask a question of yourself, something that's important you, and then answer it.

Do I balance time between personal and work? I work too much and forget to play. I don't always make enough time for friends and family.

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Hamburger Asks Lawrence Giles
by RobertHamburger
Nov 10, 2010 | 937 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
1.  What do you like best about Telluride?


What originally drew me and now bonds me to Telluride is the exquisite combination of an ideal location on the planet (for me), breathtaking beauty, and an awesome, loving, and mostly progressive community... with resources both financial and global - somehow connected to the rest of the planet really well.


2.  What would make for a better Telluride?


Our area has many assets. However, I think we could use some improvements in regional transit, roads, housing the working class can afford, and wiser spending of the assets the town has.


3.  What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?


All of the above plus an affordable farmer's market.


4.  On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?


I would love to see real life health care reform, an end to war for petroleum, and accountability and remuneration from the financial industry we taxpayers gave 7 trillion dollars.


5.  Ask a question of yourself, something that's important you, and then answer it.


On a personal level, what would be change you could believe in - what is right now most important?I'd like to see me letting go of worry and embracing the creative; designing, painting, photographing, singing, drumming and believing. Eating's good too.


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Hamburger Asks Amy Levek
by RobertHamburger
Nov 02, 2010 | 1918 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

1. What do you like best about Telluride?

The community (can be very creative & supportive when necessary) & the strength and beauty of the mountians, natural world (alive & indifferent to smallness of human issues).

2. What would make for a better Telluride?

More love.

3. What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

Grow food - artisanal food (income) and food to sustain residents. Quit looking elsewhere for answers.

4. On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?

More reliance on local level & communities.

5. What's your take on today's elections?

I'm not wrapped up in the drama. I take my involvement and responsibility to participate seriously and do what I can. But if it goes a way other than what I want, I think it will eventually swing back.

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Hamburger Asks Eric Slayman
by RobertHamburger
Oct 26, 2010 | 1892 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

What do you like best about Telluride?

Telluride is Rad! I love the fact that I can walk pretty much everywhere I want to go including the ski mountain and my office. This is in my opinion, one of only two true ski towns left in Colorado, and with that comes an amazing community. You can get canyon fever from time to time and maybe you leave...but when I drive back into the canyon from where ever I went, A calmness passes over me like i'm coming home...

What would make for a better Telluride?

A zip line from top of lift nine to town.

What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

Easy, We fill all the empty houses in town. maybe a tax credit if a second homeowner agrees to let there houses be used.

On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?

I would like to believe in change to healthcare. I'm so disappointed with our elected officials on this point. So to answer the question I would like to believe in our elected officials.

Ask a question of yourself, something that's important you, and then answer it.

My question to myself would be: Is it possible to make a good living in Telluride right now. The Answer: Get to work Eric!

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Hamburger Asks Kris Holstrom
by RobertHamburger
Oct 19, 2010 | 1888 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

1. What do you like best about Telluride?

The incredible scenery and the fact that I have the privilege of waking up to it every day...

2. What would make for a better Telluride?

Community training in civility and leadership. Learning how to disagree and still work towards consensus and that elusive 'common good.'

3.What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

Energy efficiency retrofits for ALL, community greenhouses and teleportation (to solve the transportation dilemma).

4. What is the most important thing you do for sustainability in the region?

While all of our efforts are focussed on making a difference locally and regionally, I believe the most important thing I do is help future generations through teaching, volunteering, showing them that I care about their future, that they have skills and ideas that we need - and that they matter.

5. On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?

Put a tax on carbon with dividends to taxpayers. It's a simple and elegant solution that avoids the complexity of cap and trade and other schemes that just won't work.

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Hamburger Asks Erin Ries
by RobertHamburger
Oct 15, 2010 | 1804 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
What do you like best about Telluride?

The small town atmosphere and friendly people

What would make for a better Telluride?

If (all) dog owners would take their dogs on a leash instead of letting them out to do their stuff on their own, we might have less poop and Telluride would look (and smell) better to locals and tourists.

What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

Each person doing one small thing can make a difference. Example: Bring your own mug to buy take-away coffee or take your own to-go container for left over food at the restaurant. Result? Less waste going to landfill..

On a national level what would be change you could believe in?

Health insurance that promotes wellness care for all.

Is there any one question that you often ask yourself?

"Am I treating people the way I want to be treated?" This question helps me find my center and be calm, even in the most intense situations. It’s rewarding for instance, to stop and help a tourist on the street to better understand our parking system or give someone directions. It’s important to not always be in such a hurry to accomplish a task.

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Hamburger Asks Nick Kolachov
by RobertHamburger
Oct 06, 2010 | 1755 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

What do you like best about Telluride?

I enjoy the way Telluride exists on the edge between the social/civilized world of the arts and the natural world .  The international standard and quality of music, film and arts within a socially viable mountain town being surrounded by wild lands offers a real contrast that is hard to find.  I like the interplay of these expressions the best.

What would make for a better Telluride?

"If this ain't heaven, heaven can wait!"  Better seems a dangerous way of going about "improving" a collective experience.  A better library, oh done that.  More accessible locally grown food, the farmer's market works well, except in the winter, duh.  More bicycle riding opportunities, the bike path is fine, town riding is a dream.  More people rooted in a simpler way of life. 

What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

After a quick definition check: sustainable means "to support from below", "capable of being continued with minimal long term effect on the environment", "relating to or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged".  A "sustainable Telluride" would then "support from below" and not be a top heavy behemoth.  Fortunately, there are empowered people in our community asking these questions and formulating solutions, step one.  Other elements to work on would be food production- greenhouses with aqua-culture fish tanks, where the waste from the tanks feeds the garden beds.  Then by utilizing the verticality of our slopes we circulate the water with solar pumps and then use the gravity to charge micro-hydro generators......  Although, this can be seen as airy fairy, "pie in the sky" dreamspeak, babble.  My point here, is we need to figure out how to make better use of what we do have instead of being so reliant on importing in all the things we think we need. 

On a national level what would be change you could believe in?

Why would I go to such great lengths to live away from the national level if I wanted to participate?  I look forward to the day with amazement that I see "change" at a national level let alone believe in it.  Think Cosmically, Act Locally!!  So long as corporations are running America, change must begin with ourselves, one person at a time. Grass roots is the way to change the national level.

What makes life worth living?

The opportunity we have to effect the future generations with our conscious choices.  There are so many ways to design and exploit our limitations.  May we use our shrinking resources more wisely to create sustainable solutions that will outlive us.

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Hamburger Asks Perri Gipner
by RobertHamburger
Sep 30, 2010 | 2512 views | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

What do you like best about Telluride?

There is the obvious, the mountains, the activities, the overall sense of perpetual motion.  But, more than anything I like that people remember your name.  For all of the transient nature of this town, you can leave and return to smiles and warm greetings.

What would make for a better Telluride?

Well, for one thing, less dog poop.  Face it, our gorgeous River Trail is gross when the snow melts.  And, more support for service industry and retail businesses.  When I came to Telluride in 1997 we had Liemgruber's (spelling?), the Swede-Finn, and more.  Many of the unique and privately owned businesses have been replaced with condominiums and the like.  I understand that growth is inevitable, but it's important to retain and support the small business owners who provide jobs and memorable experiences for Telluride's guests.

What would make for a more sustainable Telluride?

I worry about water.  I worry about the quality of our water, the lack of water, and the usage of water.  Quite frankly, I do not know how the ski area or golf course impacts the snow pack or water table in our area, but even so,  the amount water that is used to maintain manicured green grass and non-native landscaping makes me wonder.  I think the majority of people in Telluride are conscientious about their use of water, but every once in awhile you still see a grassy yard being watered at high noon.  Along with the push against plastic bags and greener building codes, I would like to see more emphasis on water conservation.

On a national level, what would be change you could believe in?

On a national level, I believe it is imperative to have an educated citizenry who can THINK.  If public schools and education in general is not given national priority, none of the other programs and policies currently proposed will have any longevity.  I want to see public schools and education be top listed and attention given to the young people of this country.

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October 01, 2010
PS .Our resevior is full there is no need to conserve water-any water we dont use is not stored and flows down to the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. If the reseviors are not full of course conserve water. Also keep your dogs from going near running creeks,rivers and streams they pollute our water.

Please do some more research on your new "cause"- conserving water at the source in Telluride is like saving a dolphin from a plastic bag in Telluride-some things just dont correlate.