Nearly all frontline health care workers, long-term care staff and residents have received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, completing the first phase of allocations. But public health officials expressed frustration over the recent slowdown in the system, saying the current shipments aren’t enough to meet demand.
Gunnison is unfortunately keeping up with a nationwide trend: fraudulent unemployment claims are on the rise. Gunnison Police Captain Chris Wilson said the department has been averaging three illegal claims daily since the end of October.
Gunnison resident Scott Sherwood has watched television for free in Gunnison County since the 1990s. He is among hundreds of community members who take advantage of television services provided by the Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District (Met Rec).
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 out around the Thanksgiving holiday, effectively putting $100,000 into the economy for spending at local restaurants. The city then contributed another $50,000 for the second round. Although the dollars weren’t available for purchase until 10 a.m., patrons started lining up on Tomichi Avenue in front of the Chamber entrance as early as 9:30 a.m. By noon, a replenishment of dollars was brought to the Chamber for certification.