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 chairperson. Sam Liebl
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 for commissioners Liz Smith and Jonathan Houck, decisions on which commissioners would serve as voting members on committees and the selection of a new board member for Gunnison Valley Health.
Emily and Chris Nutgrass of Gunnison brought their son Everett Gray Nutgrass into the world on Dec. 23, 2020 at 7:44 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and registered 19.5 inches in length. Welcoming him to the family are grandparents Mike and Denise Peters of Loveland, Colo., Laura and Tommy Townsend of St. Simons Island, Ga., Bill and Pam Nutgrass of Brunswick, Ga.; and greatgrandparent Janice Andrews of Darien, Ga.
MJ and Blaine Pickett of Gunnison brought their son Warren Craig Pickett into the world on Dec. 28, 2020 at 8 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz., and registered 20.5 inches in length. Welcoming him to the family is 2-year-old sister, Maeve. Warren now joins the Calder Farm crew!
Sarah and Scott Murtaugh of Gunnison brought their son Max Belger Murtaugh into the world on Dec. 19, 2020 at 11:18 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., and registered 21 inches in length. Welcoming him to the family are: 2-and-ahalf-year-old brother Olson Scott Murtaugh; grandparents Sue and Tim MacEachen of Albuquerque, N.M., Tom and Kristi Murtaugh of Gunnison, and Mark and Mimi Belger of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandparents Dorothy Grevlos of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Eliu and Helen Vigil of Albuquerque, N.M.
Class will be in session for Western Colorado University faculty, staff and students on Monday, and university officials are preparing to launch efforts to assist the Western community during the pandemic.