(This interview series, devoted to the Gunnison County community’s collective COVID-19 efforts, looks back on many ways our community has supported each other in the past year. By working together, our community has given Gunnison County students an incredible gift: the ability to continue to grow, learn, and experience a degree of normalcy in this strangest of years. This has not been without an expense — first and foremost on our educators, but also on the choices we all collectively have to make in order for schools to remain open.)
One of the best and least known gold camps in the Gunnison Country was located 12 miles southwest of Gunnison and was originally known as Camp Creek after the stream which ran through the mining town. The name was soon changed to Vulcan after the Vulcan Crest, a volcanic formation in the region.
Gunnison Valley Health welcomed the first new baby of the year born on Jan. 7. Marcus weighed in at 9.7 lbs., and is pictured with mom and dad, Katie and Matthew Benoit and big sister Annamae Benoit. Also welcoming the new addition to the family are maternal grandparents Ann and Bill Congdon of Washington, D.C., and paternal grandparents Dr. Charles H. and Joyce K. Benoit of Lewisburg, Penn. Courtesy
Hundreds of Gunnison County residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the first three vaccinated will go down in the record books for not only starting the immunization process but also for the connections in health care, marriage and mutual dependence they share.