Chris Dickey                                Times Publisher
Chris Dickey Times Publisher


“I like Crested Butte again, now that I’ve moved to Gunnison,” a longtime, and recently-turned “former” north valley resident told me recently.

“Don’t move to Bend. You won’t like it,” proclaimed a bumper sticker on a vehicle with Oregon plates parked on Main St. earlier this summer.

I wonder if its occupants were looking for that “next great mountain town,” since theirs apparently had grown so popular they were trying to erect walls to keep undesirables out.



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