A season to flourish

As the Gunnison community spent more time in their isolation home bases, some noticed their yards needed some upgrading. Between stay at home orders and warmer temperatures earlier in the season, local landscapers and garden centers have found great success. (See story on A14.) Here, Alpengardener’s Ruth Graupman (l) and Beryl Sandridge trim plants. Roberta Marquette

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(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a new series that takes a look at how recent graduates’ (class of 2020) lives were turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

 

Mental health is a key component to one’s life.

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After all the ribbons have been given out and the dust begins to settle at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds, the hardest challenge for many 4-H participants looms.

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Gunnison Valley visitor Tylor Schmer and her 11-year-old Jack Russell terrier Marley Moo are no strangers to adventure. In their years together, they’ve moved to different states, paddle boarded on lakes across the nation and climbed mountains.

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(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in a new series that takes a look at how recent graduates’ (class of 2020) lives were turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

 

Choosing a path in life that is not well mapped out can be scary.

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Despite a global pandemic and the postponement of the Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo, the royalty will be in full service mode during this year’s 4-H exhibitions.

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It’s a time honored community event — the 4-H Junior Livestock Auction celebrates the hard work of members, and brings them together with buyers who help reward their labor financially. In fact, the event has allowed some faithful members the opportunity to save for future events, such as higher education.

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Whether it’s dealing with how to train your dog, bake a cake, capture the perfect photograph or take care of an angora goat — Perri Pelletier is your go-to-gal.

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