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In an effort to escape the reality of a pandemic, people took to the trails and waterways to enjoy the great outdoors over the Memorial Day weekend. Watercrafts could be seen on the Gunnison River and the Blue Mesa Reservoir, while small groups of people gathered on the banks and shore. Additionally, zebra mussel inspections were conducted in the manner as was done prior to COVID-19.

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Gunnison Lake and Community schools wrapped up the year by holding a goodbye parade last week. Decorated cars streamed through the bus loop at Lake and the drop off lane at Gunnison Community School as teachers and administrators waved and wished students well.

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There was a line down South Main Street as community members gathered for the Gunnison Producers Guild plant sale last Saturday. Everything from fresh produce to vegetables, house plants and seed starters were ripe for the picking just in time for growing season in the valley. Goods were provided from local producers including Iola Valley Farm, Calder Farm, Mountain Roots Food Project and Gunnison Gardens, scenes from which are pictured here.

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When the first school bell rings in August for Gunnison Watershed RE1J School District’s fall semester, all three Gunnison-based schools will be under new leadership, as the principals for Gunnison Elementary School (GES) , Gunnison Middle School (GMS) and Gunnison High School (GHS) have decided to take on new roles.

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Scouts BSA Troop 476 practiced their flag etiquette skills in preparation for putting up cemetery flags, veterans’ flags, and Main Street flags this coming weekend. Members Charlie Zeiter and Kade Jones concentrate on getting the flag folds just right, as Senior Patrol Leader Jonathan Robinson inspects.

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Adapting has been the name of the game during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some Gunnison Valley locals, that may mean adapting to a new family member, as pet adoptions for one local nonprofit have soared in the last few weeks.

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Every teacher at Gunnison High School (GHS) has an advisory class for four years and it is set up so that each kid checks in with their teacher every day of the week.

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Zach Sowers, 19, died unexpectedly in a car accident on Sunday, April 19. A 2019 Gunnison High School graduate, Sowers “had a heart of gold,” as described in his obituary. He loved cars and was planning on attending the University Technical Institute’s Auto Mechanic School in Arizona in October.

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As food pantries across the country work tirelessly to provide essential goods for those in need such as fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy — the Gunnison County Food Pantry stands alone by providing proteins not often found in the donation box — such as deer and elk.

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