The celebration began with a parade in Town Park, slowly making it's way to Main Street due to the crowd of people surrounding Gus.
Here you can see Gus being escorted by David Holbrooke. They were both looking a little overwhelmed. They slowly made their way to the steps of the courthouse.
I think the huge welcome home was a little more than Gus had expected. Mayor Stu Fraser presented a new street sign, replacing San Juan Avenue in Telluride with Gus's Way. Also, Telluride Ski Resort gave him a lifetime membership to Telluride Ski and Golf.
|During his speech, Gus was holding the puppy Mishka, but you can only see her back here.|
The pups Gus rescued from Sochi were at the party, Mom and Jake seen here with Robin MacDonald, who actually stayed in Sochi for a month working on bring them home.
|Maralee and Erika waited a very long time to get Gus's autograph. I think he ended up signing autographs for 3 hours. Telluride is proud of him!|