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During the coronavirus pandemic, our health concerns – for ourselves and our loved ones – have been at the top of our minds. But financial worries have been there, too, both for people whose employment has been affected and for investors anxious about the volatile financial markets.

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The Lazy K affordable housing project proposed for the west side of Gunnison has received a big financial shot in the arm — one that means the difference in the project’s viability during a global pandemic.

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With Western Colorado University welcoming students back on campus next week, protocols detailing what the new normal will look like have been released. The electronic guidebook — accessible through the university’s COVID-19 response webpage — covers multiple elements of what is expected of students ranging from on-campus housing and dining to utilizing the outdoors.

Gattis brothers kick it into high gear

The weather might have been rainy, cold and very muddy on Saturday, July 25 for the Telluride 100. However that didn’t stop Ben and Evan Gattis from having impressive performances. Ben won the race overall, completing the 50 mile course in a time of 4:03, while Evan placed fifth in the 19-39 year old category and seventh overall with a time of 4:48. Pictured, Ben and Evan Gattis smile while posing for a photo with their awards.

Vader runs for District 2

A former educator who has returned to her Gunnison Valley roots is now vying for the opportunity to serve on the Board of County Commissioners. She’s hoping to bring her life’s lessons and education experience to the commissioner table to help shape county policy.

The Fantastic Eureka

It was the most fantastic mine in the history of the Gunnison Country. Located by William Mansfield in July of 1879 on the west flank of Treasury Mountain at 13,440 feet, the Eureka defied description. The mine was located above Yule Pass and near the top of the mountain. Even getting to the Eureka was difficult. One way in followed Yule Creek from Marble. The other route came from the headwaters of the Slate River and over terrifying Yule Pass. Silver ore from the mine was at first brought down by burro teams over Yule Pass and then down the Slate River to the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad spur at Anthracite, four miles north of Crested Butte. The burro trains made the round trip in two days and it cost $3 per ton for haulage.

Lazy K lands significant grant

The Lazy K affordable housing project proposed for the west side of Gunnison has received a big financial shot in the arm — one that means the difference in the project’s viability during a global pandemic.

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> Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. “Of Wolves and Men” A Night with award-winning author Barry Lopez - A decorated National Book Award winning nature author, Lopez discusses his book Of Wolves and Men, dealing with the interaction between humanity and wolves over the centuries.

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Despite a global pandemic which forced the closure of local businesses this spring, sales tax revenues at the south end of the valley appear to be relatively flat in the first five months of the year compared to 2019. City officials credit a new ruling which requires online retailers to submit sales tax to local governments.

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