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News

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After months of closed doors and empty tables, restaurants in Gunnison County are now allowed to reopen — with conditions. While the latest public health directives from both the state and county are welcomed by many in the restaurant industry, some restaurant owners are taking the orders with a grain of salt.

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Q: Under the variance, new gathering limits are allowed. Can I have a gathering of 25 people?

Sports

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The seventh grade girls basketball A team had an amazing season — concluding on Saturday, Feb. 1 — finishing 10-1 on the season. They were undefeated through the regular season, and despite losing their two point guards to injury during the last game of the season, made it to the championship game during the end of the year tournament — where they finished second to Centennial. Pictured left to right: (Top) Sienna Gomez, Yaslin Hernandez, Kylie McDoughal, Kacie Schooley, Marissa Mclain, (bottom) Amara Lock, Maria Sabas. Not pictured: Eden Williams. “Very proud of how these young ladies played for each other every game and I look forward to what they will accomplish in the future,” said head coach Andy Dunda.

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Racing events have been canceled left and right this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However that won’t exactly be happening to the 13th annual Original Growler, which takes place at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area south of Gunnison.

Columns & Opinions

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One-thousand names. The New York Times dedicated the entire front page of its Sunday edition, plus several more pages inside, to printing the names, ages, hometowns and biographical snapshots of one-thousand Americans who have died from the coronavirus. They did so to commemorate the 100,000th victim milestone that has tragically been reached in this country from the pandemic.

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The Farmers Market begins on Saturday June 13, located at the corner of Main and Virginia from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We have worked diligently with the county to be able to open on schedule with some added safety measures such as social distancing, masks, gloves, sanitizers, handwashing stations and a one-way traffic flow with a designated entrance and exit.

Obituaries

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Almont summer resident Betty Jane (Hill) Morrow died Sunday, April 26 at

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Betty Irene Andrews, 95, of Nucla, Colo., died May 2 at home.