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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This isn’t the first pandemic Cattlemen’s Days organizers in Gunnison have faced. And they’re determined not to let this one bring a halt to the annual celebration of cowboys and the western way of life, either.

Nonprofit formed to preserve mill

An effort to preserve the 130 year old Crystal Mill, built in the 1880s, has resulted in the formation of a new foundation. The Crystal Mill Foundation has purchased the property from the private family owners to prevent it from possible destruction.

Try your hand at watercolor pens

Artists of the Gunnison Valley gallery at 315 N. Main St. features work by 14 local artists with demonstrations scheduled every Saturday during August.

Deputy resigns during probe

A Gunnison County Sheriff’s deputy has resigned following an investigation into his social media account. Patrol Corporal Stephen Liest gave his resignation letter to the Sheriff’s Office Thursday, July 23 which was effective immediately.

Rilla Robin Brookhart

Anne and Drew Brookhart of Gunnison brought their daughter Rilla Robin Brookhart into the world on July 15 at 12:47 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz. and registered 18.5 inches in length. Welcoming her to the family are big brothers Arthur (4) and August (3).

Slurry Seal slated for August

The City of Gunnison is taking advantage of the final months of summer to complete muchneeded road repairs. City leaders earlier this season signed a contract with A-One Chipseal of Denver Colo. amounting to $449,760 for a scope of work consisting of full depth asphalt removal and patching, slurry seal as well as miscellaneous concrete work. The work will begin on Monday Aug. 3 and continue through the end of week. Seen here is a map indicating where work will occur on each corresponding day. SlurryStreets.jpg