June weather warming

If you think June was warmer and drier than normal, you would be correct. The average high temperature was a sizzling 77.7 degrees and the early days in June this year showed a string of 80 degree temperatures. Normal high temperatures in early June were in the low 70s. June 5 showed an 82 and came close to an all-time record. But the real story is in the overnight lows which averaged 39.2, almost four degrees above longterm average.

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Navajo nation supply run a success

Cattlemen’s Days 100 years ago

Almost every year since 1902, Gunnison has hosted its own version of a western summer celebration — Cattlemen’s Days — one which today, as well as a century ago, generated great anticipation and enthusiasm among the locals. Early day events were primarily a showing off of range skills used by local cowboys. Today’s affair is a more polished and professional production; but it is still, to some degree, a reflection of activities originating on a ranch.

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Our old friend Larry Meredith, longtime public relations guru at Western Colorado University who had a twilight career as the local library director, was fond of saying, “Words matter.”