Otto Carricato

A rosary for Otto Carricato, who passed away in Gunnison this week, will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. A funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. Monday. Both will be held in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gunnison. Burial will take place in the Crested Butte Cemetery. Look to next week’s Times for a full obituary.

Zeno Wall

A gatering of friends of Zeno Wall will meet on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. at The West Tomichi Riverway Park (Rainbow Park) , off Diamond Court in Gunnison. All who wish to attend are invited.

Helen Winslow

A celebration of life service for Helen Winslow will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Gunnison. Helen, a Gunnison native, was born Feb. 10, 1928 and passed away this past July 18. The Church of the Good Samaritan is located at 307 W. Virginia Ave. Father Bill Waltz will […]

The power of small

It is no secret that states are in a bind when it comes to supporting funding for higher education. Obligations to other “must fund” priorities like Medica id, Corrections and K-12 often push support of public colleges and universities down the list. In Colorado, the governor and legislature have worked hard to reverse this trend by adding $100 million to operating and financial aid just last year — and we deeply appreciate this commitment. Nevertheless, Colorado remains near the bottom of states […]

Report shines light on local ‘poverty’

One in five Gunnison County kids live in poverty. What’s even more startling, local and statewide child advocates say, is that the proportion of our young population that is significantly economically disadvantaged i s likely much higher. This was the takehome message from the 2014 Kids Count report, compiled by the nonprofit Colorado Children’s Campaign. Leaders of this organization, which has been working on behalf of our state’s young people for 28 years, were in town this week giving presentations to local […]


by Bobby Reyes Cross country — The mountain air is cool and crisp. A cloudless blue sky allows for the sun to shine down on the Gunnison Valley. Runners in matching warm-ups of all colors jiggle their limbs loose in preparation for the race ahead. Parents with cameras attached to their hands are walking around in all directions with various forms of sports drinks and energy bars. It resembles a circus, but no, this is […]

Cowboys on upswing

by Bobby Reyes GHS football — If you saw the Gunnison High School (GHS) football team play their season opener against Kent Denver three weeks ago, you saw a different team. It is a safe assumption to say that the Cowboys have found some rhythm and busted the rust from that game. In the previous two games, GHS has outscored their opponents 97-14, averaging 48.5 points per game. They’re coming off a 49-0 trouncing of […]

CB-area rentals hard to come by

by Will Shoemaker I t was near the end of the ski season, and Theresa Fletcher figured tha ther family would have no problem finding a place to rent amid what’s of ten an exodus of seasonal residents. Fletcher’s husband attends Western State Colorado University full-time, and the question loomed of where the family would be going following his graduation. As a result, the family decided to sell their home in the Pi tchfork neighborhood of Mt. Crested […]

Quigley Hall next up in campus makeover

by Chris Rourke Just east of the shiny new Taylor Hall and Borrick Business buildings on the Western State Colorado University campus sits the aged and worn Quigley Hall. Forty-seven years of use have taken their toll on the building which houses Western’s music and art departments. Cracked walls are evidence of a facility needing a makeover. Now Quigley Hall is getting just that. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital […]