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?
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.
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.
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.