Even a skiing competition can go virtual in 2021. Refusing to cancel Western Colorado University’s annual Rail Jam, organizer and student Thomas Gregor looked to the X Games for inspiration. He settled on a format where contestants filmed their tricks at Cranor Hill and then submitted videos for…
Gunnison County leaders have spent the last decade exploring different avenues to sustain transportation infrastructure. But after years of failed state legislation, deferred maintenance and diminishing revenues, they are looking to bring the issue to the ballot. The possibility of a ballot…
There’s often a struggle to find candidates for local boards and commissions in Gunnison County. But that’s not the case for the County Planning Commission where nine candidates are vying for one seat on the board. Commissioners on Tuesday did a second hours-long round of interviews with the nine…
Western Colorado University faculty will vote on whether President Greg Salsbury should keep his job after the Faculty Senate approved putting a statement “in support of new leadership at Western” up for a facultywide vote this week. The senate voted 11-3 to send the statement to faculty. During…
My dad starts telling me about tomatoes this time of year. In Houston, where he lives, the weather turns the corner by late February. The kale and arugula and lettuce make room in his small vegetable garden for a few warm season plants. With three more months before it starts to get really hot, the…
The Western Colorado men’s basketball team celebrated Senior Night on Saturday, but fell to Adams State 94-82 at Paul Wright Gym. The Mountaineers recognized seniors Jackson Ehrlin, Joran Ticeson and Jake Wilcox prior to the game. The team concluded their home season on Monday with a loss to Black…
Junior Emmery Wagstaff broke the Mountaineers’ single-game 3-point record while scoring 33 points in Western Colorado’s 83-70 win over Adams State on Saturday’s Senior Night at Paul Wright Gym. Wagstaff drained nine 3-pointers. The Mountaineers (13-2 overall, 12-2 RMAC) had to rally back from a…
Western Colorado University track athletes Charlie Sweeney and Taylor Stack both reset the Mountaineer record books last weekend at the Camel City Invitational in North Carolina in the indoor 3,000 meter run. Sweeney ran 7:57.19 and Stack came in at 7:57.74, both eclipsing former Mountaineer and…
Savannah Tice swam to two conference titles for Western Colorado University’s swimming and dive team in last weekend’s RMAC Championships in Grand Junction, picking up wins in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. Her 100-yard time set a school record. As a team, the Mountaineers placed fourth.
CBHS Hockey — It was an action packed and exciting week for the Crested Butte High School (CBHS) hockey team that ended with the Titans adding three more wins to their record (7-0 overall), and moving up to first place in the 4A Mountain Division. “It feels okay, yes we won seven games ... and we…
The Gunnison High School (GHS) wrestling team faced a tough road last week, travelling to take on four top notch grappling programs. They technically dropped each dual but more than held their own. On Thursday, the Cowboys battled it out against Buena Vista, class 2A’s second ranked team. GHS won…
Even a skiing competition can go virtual in 2021. Refusing to cancel Western Colorado University’s annual Rail Jam, organizer and student Thomas Gregor looked to the X Games for inspiration. He settled on a format where contestants filmed their tricks at Cranor Hill and then submitted videos for judges on Instagram.
Gunnison County leaders have spent the last decade exploring different avenues to sustain transportation infrastructure. But after years of failed state…
Western Colorado University faculty will vote on whether President Greg Salsbury should keep his job after the Faculty Senate approved putting a statement “in…
The criminal case of a former Gunnison man continues to be postponed by prosecutors. Brett Andrew “Drew” Nelson has been in and out of virtual courtrooms since…
The inauguration of Joe Biden gives the Republican Party a chance to redefine itself post Donald Trump. But Gunnison County’s most prominent Republicans…
For many residents of the Gunnison Valley, outdoor pursuits are a way of life. But steps as simple as pitching a tent or relieving oneself in the woods are…
Western Colorado University’s Center for Mountain Transitions held an Instagram contest on the occasion of International Mountain Day in December. The contest…
GHS Swim & Dive — The Gunnison High School (GHS) swim and dive team has never been the biggest in terms of number of participants. But they’ve never lacked…
CBHS Hockey — It was an action packed and exciting week for the Crested Butte High School (CBHS) hockey team that ended with the Titans adding three more wins…
Savannah Tice swam to two conference titles for Western Colorado University’s swimming and dive team in last weekend’s RMAC Championships in Grand Junction,…
If all Americans could agree on one statement, it might be this: Our nation is in trouble. We are in trouble on numerous fronts—a persistent pandemic (and its…
We are writing in response to Professor Holden’s piece last week, as we believe it references one of us (Brian) when it mentions a “supposed environmental…
My dad starts telling me about tomatoes this time of year. In Houston, where he lives, the weather turns the corner by late February. The kale and arugula and…
Earl West Brown, known by his family as Peter, was born in Lewiston, Idaho on June 24, 1925 to Earl B. Brown and Maude Evelyn West. He was the youngest of five…
Marian Delores Darcy (or for those who knew her, Lorie Darcy,) went to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2021. Born in Toltec, Colo., to Timothy and Mary (Spock)…
Duke was born in Seattle, Wash., to Wendell and Anne Iverson. He graduated from Pe Ell High School in 1958. Following high school, Duke earned his B.A. in…