A two-year design process and more than a dozen meetings between architects, administrators, parents and teachers culminated Monday evening into a plan for district-wide upgrades that would total $98 million. RTA Architects, a Colorado Springs firm that specializes in hospitals, schools and retail…
Western Colorado University President Greg Salsbury may face a vote of no confidence by faculty after a statement on the riot at the Capitol inflamed tensions between professors, trustees and the university head. Faculty allege that Salsbury conflated the insurrection at the Capitol with the Black…
In what all three commissioners described as a difficult decision, Kathleen Curry received a unanimous vote for her appointment to the Colorado River District’s Board of Directors. The decision on the river district seat by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday followed a swearingin ceremony…
District Court Judge Steven Patrick swore in Gunnison County Commissioners Jonathan Houck, above, and Liz Smith on Tuesday. Commissioners decided to retain their previous leadership roles, with Houck serving as Board of County Commissioners chairperson and Commissioner Roland Mason serving as vice…
There’s hardly a scrap of nordic skiing gear at second-hand stores. And that, said Bryan Smith of All Sports Replay, is a great problem to have. The shortage stems from a boom in cross-country skiing, especially among youth. Thanks to collaborations between Gunnison Nordic, Crested Butte Nordic,…
I expect that most people would rather forget, or at least do a rerun on the year 2020. Considering weather and climate, it was a year of extremes. We saw the biggest fires in Colorado’s history, although not so bad locally. Drought was in our picture all year, and some of the greatest hurricanes…
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…
Western Men’s Basketball — The Western Colorado men’s basketball team drained a season-high 18 3-pointers and outscored Colorado Christian by 14 points in the second half to pull away for a 102-87 victory Saturday at Paul Wright Gym. It’s the first time the Mountaineers (2-4 overall, 2-3 RMAC) have…
Western Women’s Basketball — The Western Colorado women’s basketball program hit a first on Tuesday as the Mountaineers were ranked No. 13 in the first D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Division II Media Poll of the season. This marks the first time the program has been ranked in any national poll. Western…
In an effort to support local restaurants, the second round of the City of Gunnison’s Dining Dollars program was offered last Saturday, Jan. 9. Spending $10 cash on a purple dining dollar “greenback” doubled up the spending power to $20 at most local eateries. The first round of dining dollars sold…
I grew up on a family farm my maternal great grandparents settled in the San Luis Valley during the Dust Bowl on a relocation land grant given to those whose farms were literally covered up by wind on the Eastern Plains. I will never forget sitting in their poorly lit living room in a small, two-…
A two-year design process and more than a dozen meetings between architects, administrators, parents and teachers culminated Monday evening into a plan for district-wide upgrades that would total $98 million.
Western Colorado University President Greg Salsbury may face a vote of no confidence by faculty after a statement on the riot at the Capitol inflamed tensions…
In what all three commissioners described as a difficult decision, Kathleen Curry received a unanimous vote for her appointment to the Colorado River District’…
Gunnison County leaders are eyeing a potential state park on lands in and around W Mountain. The Gunnison County Commissioners on Tuesday discussed the…
(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…
Through Jan. 29, the Gunnison Arts Center (GAC) is showcasing the creativity and Lego-building prowess in the community alongside certified Lego genius,…
It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of affordable housing at the north end of the valley, but Gunnison Valley locals are still celebrating a little slice of…
Western Men’s Basketball — The Western Colorado men’s basketball team drained a season-high 18 3-pointers and outscored Colorado Christian by 14 points in the…
There’s hardly a scrap of nordic skiing gear at second-hand stores. And that, said Bryan Smith of All Sports Replay, is a great problem to have. The shortage…
Classic 20K and 10K races, as well as junior 5K and 3K races, drew 70 skiers to Crested Butte Nordic’s Magic Meadows Yurt on Saturday.
It probably goes without saying I wrote last week’s commentary about the unhinged state of our national politics before the tragedy at our nation’s Capitol…
What do you see when you look back on the past 12 months in your town, in your state, in your country? Did we come closer to truth and civility or fall further…
I grew up on a family farm my maternal great grandparents settled in the San Luis Valley during the Dust Bowl on a relocation land grant given to those whose…
Fred B. Jardine of Hotchkiss, Colo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 84 years old. Services will be held this…
My Old Tree made it to 93! And in a few months more he would have been 94. He was laid to rest in the Gunnison Cemetery with military honors. Recently Uncle…
It is with loving hearts, the family of Dorothy Katherine Sporcich wish to let her beloved friends know she passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 20,…