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Matt Hoisch

  • Over the last several years, many Telluride nonprofits have seen reductions in lodging opportunities to house the guests and seasonal staff they bring to the region. Many of those organizations are now coming together to raise awareness about the issue and the impact it is having on their programming.
  • The Supreme Court’s recent rulings have put a spotlight on state justice systems as they react to changes at the federal level. This comes as Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been visiting communities across the state, including in Montezuma County.
  • 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Telluride Ski Resort. In honor of the half-century milestone, the Telluride Historical Museum’s annual exhibit is a look back at the history of the ski area.
  • For a lot of people in the Telluride region, the Russian invasion of Ukraine might feel like a distant news story. But, for many, it’s personal. KOTO's Matt Hoisch spoke to several locals from Ukraine and Russia about the invasion and what it’s like being far from home as war erupts.
  • It’s hard to imagine a carbon neutral world without considering airplanes. Commercial aviation contributes about 2.5% of annual global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use. But, as KOTO’s Matt Hoisch explains, some airports are starting to find ways to bring down that number.
  • What is the future of skiing and ski culture? That's the big question writer Heather Hansman sets out to answer in her new book "Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow." KOTO's Matt Hoisch spoke with Hansman about the book and her journey in skiing.
  • High housing prices mean local workers are getting priced out of the communities they serve across the Mountain West. One nonprofit in Southwest Colorado is trying to make small town housing affordable - by turning to factory-built homes. KOTO’s Matt Hoisch has more for the latest installment in our series with Rocky Mountain Community Radio and the Solutions Journalism Network highlighting affordable housing solutions across the region.
  • Several Colorado mountain communities are trying to limit the growth of short term rentals--as long-running housing crunches become full on crises. Earlier this summer Steamboat Springs and Crested Butte placed temporary halts on new short term rental licenses. In Telluride, a group of locals are pushing for a ballot question to limit short term rental licenses. But the proposal has aroused passionate feelings for and against. KOTO's Matt Hoisch went to a Telluride community discussion on the proposal and brings us this report.