TELLURIDE BRIEFS
400 More Bluegrass Tickets Available to County Residents on Thursday
by Gus Jarvis
Apr 04, 2012 | 1537 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TELLURIDE - The Telluride Town Council passed two resolutions at its meeting on Tuesday to allow the sold-out 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival to exceed its capacity. Four hundred more tickets will be available for San Miguel County residents as of Thursday, April 5.

After hearing concerns from San Miguel County residents who were largely unable to secure tickets to this year’s music festival, council first approved a resolution allowing it to permit applicants to exceed the 11,500 maximum crowd size, as stated in the Telluride Municipal Code. With passage of that resolution, council gained the authority to permit an additional 500 people to the maximum capacity with the inclusion of a local ticket option. Council then approved a resolution that allows an additional 400 Bluegrass Festival 2012 tickets per day to be sold to San Miguel County residents only.

Those additional tickets will go on sale on Thursday at Telluride Music Company on main street. San Miguel County residency documentation will be required. Residents may bring proof of residency for one additional friend or family member, as well.

Council Gives Nod on Cellular Antennae Height Variance

A variance on the maximum height allowed for telecommunication equipment was granted to AT&T by the Telluride Town Council on Tuesday.

AT&T requested the variance in maximum height allowed from five feet to 10 feet so the cellular provider can move forward with the installation of rooftop antennas on sled frames atop the Elks Building at 300 E. Colorado Ave.

Council did receive one concern about the height of the antennae from a resident who said it would obstruct her view. Council unanimously approved the variance with stipulations that AT&T try to mitigate the height impacts as best as possible and that it be finished with the installation no later than July 31.

The new cellular site will bring 4G network capabilities to the AT&T wireless network in Telluride and improve coverage issues the provider has experienced in recent past.

gjarvis@watchnewspapers.com or @gusgusj
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