A feast for those with the least

Mashed potatoes for 80 people were on the menu at Crested Butte Personal Chefs this week. The business joined other valley restaurants in preparing meals for food-insecure families in partnership with Mountain Roots Food Project. Dana Zobs, center, dialed in the perfect amount of butter and salt while she and her crew debated the perennial mashed potato question: chunky or smooth?

Ski season starts at CBMR

With a few inches of recent snow and more in the forecast, Crested Butte Mountain Resort welcomed skiers and riders for the first day of the 2020-21 winter season on Wednesday. In a first this year, all riders must wear masks and social distance, even on the lift.

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The founders of Hustle Bike Labs gathered in a Weatherford, Texas kitchen on Monday, but their sights were set on Gunnison.

Capitol tree gets Gunnison farewell

Gunnison elementary and middle school students gave a send-off to the 55-foot-tall Engelmann spruce that will grace the U.S. Capitol lawn this holiday season. The tree made a stop in Gunnison on Nov. 12, one week after being harvested from the Uncompahgre Plateau. Students wrote messages on the truck while the Gunnison Middle School band performed Christmas carols to help set in the holiday spirit. After nine celebratory stops in Colorado, the tree is scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

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The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation and the Kelley family announce that Paden Castles Kelley Memorial Scholarship funds will be available to selected Crested Butte Mountain Resort Cruisers and Mountain Adventure participants for the 2020-21 ski season.

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Local legends, Dave Wiens (I) and Duane Vandenbusche recently enjoyed world class Signal Peak trails — including “Duane’s World” named after the visionary cross country coach and outdoorsman — in a last gasp of autumn.

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Artist Kelli Lightfoot’s funky portrait paintings of animals in an array of bright colors are comforting, easily putting a smile on the viewer’s face. The Gunnison Gallery’s featured artist for November, Lightfoot of FoxHareCards and Portraits will have a formal showing of her work this Friday, Nov. 13 from 5-7 p.m.

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When Kristi Haner and Alex Tiberio first settled into Gothic to work as caretakers for the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in the winter months, they fell into a routine: Ski, bake, sleep, repeat.

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The Crested Butte Center for the Arts hosted the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation’s ski swap on Saturday, Nov. 7. The event raised less money for the foundation than in year’s past, but it was a welcome fundraiser after the pandemic scrapped summer events. The deals on ski gear, shoppers said, were great, too.

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Employees of the former Majestic Theatre in the Town of Crested Butte are hoping to galvanize a grassroots movement to save their beloved movie venue.

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