The sun rose Thanksgiving morning to an eerie silence at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). After crawling out of bed before the rooster crowed to skin up the mountain, I took a stroll around the base area to see what had changed.
Imagine a stop along Elk Avenue for a burrito from Teocalli Tamale when, lo and behold, the Crested Butte mainstay has acquired a new neighbor in the form of an Overland Sheepskin Co. outlet, Ralph Lauren store or — God forbid — McDonald’s restaurant.
In a battle I am undoubtedly losing, I try to encourage my two teenage children to refrain from thinking or acting in certain ways just because they see that behavior on social media or through the suffocating ubiquity of online influences.
Election Day will soon be here and there is the usual raft of proposals that our citizens will be asked to vote on. One in particular, the request for an increase in property taxes to augment the funding of the Gunnison Valley Housing Authority (GVRHA), has proven controversial.