With the El Rancho narrowly escaping a firey demise last weekend, The Telegraph asked: “What is you fondest El Rancho memory?”

Regina Roark

“Drinking Irish Car Bombs there. I hope that they reopen soon because I could use one.”

Jay Adkins

“I got really drunk but I sure had fun and everyone was very kind.”

  Patrick Gaffey

“I’ve got 15 years worth of fond memories too numerous to mention.”

Miles Green

“I was there once for a 21st birthday party when the birthday girl started throwing glasses at the walls.”

Chrissy Murrah


“Monday nights in the winter time when it was just the El Rancho crew and the Carver’s crew.”


In this week's issue...

May 2, 2019
In the flow

Rafting season is already under way on the Animas River, which has been flowing at near record levels and almost double the average rate for this time of year.

April 25, 2019
Laying down the law

Over the past couple decades, Jeff Robbins’ work as an  oil and gas lawyer – with a specific focus on serving local communities – allowed him to build relationships and gain the experience needed to carry out one of Colorado’s most sweeping reforms to oil and gas regulations, Senate Bill 181. 

April 18, 2019
A new kind of cold war

It’s a good thing Heidi Steltzer can’t tolerate the heat or the open ocean. “I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist, and I got seasick,” said Steltzer, a professor in the Biology Department and Environmental Science program at Fort Lewis College.