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On Monday, Oct. 12 at 11 p.m. the Western Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) was paged to assist Alamosa Volunteer Search and Rescue for a female party who was reported overdue after a summit attempt of Ellingwood Point on Sunday, Oct. 11.

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Whether it’s Pine Gulch, Cameron Peak, or the foothills of Montana, workers are putting themselves in the line of fire across the West, bringing resources from far and wide to combat a record-breaking season that’s seared hundreds of thousands of acres this season.

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Discussions surrounding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Gunnison residential zones have dissolved following a report that found the city’s outdated infrastructure would be unable to accommodate increased density.

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The role of government was a recurring theme in the debate between Colorado House District 61 candidates Julie McCluskie and Kim McGahey in a Zoom event held by Western Colorado University on Oct. 15.

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Being the hunted is not an easy position to be in. But that’s where Gunnison High School (GHS) senior Alex Baca found himself last Saturday at the Colorado State Cross Country Championships at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. He entered the season finale ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and the favorite to win the individual title. With a gutsy and perfectly executed race, that’s exactly what he did —crossing the finish line just seconds ahead of second place finisher Joshua Medina from Alamosa. It marked the first cross country title in school history, and was complemented by an impressive fifth-place Cowboys team finish. See story and more photos on page B8. Bobby Reyes

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In 1889 the contest for the best Colorado granite was on. Several communities vied to have their granite chosen for the new state capitol building. The competition was tough, but Gunnison, at a quarry along South Beaver Creek a few miles southwest of town, was the winner. As with any mining venture, the first step was to stake a claim. The Zugelder brothers and others identified the granite outcrops with the most potential, staking out rectangular areas that encompassed them. Once accurately surveyed and patented in 1895, this became the Beaver Granite Placer mining claim, locally known as the Aberdeen Quarry.

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The Gunnison Valley Second Homeowners (GV2H) political action committee started by Mt. Crested Butte second-home owner James Moran has raised $47,500 and spent $17,198.03 this election cycle.

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Brett Lyons has recently opened a locksmithing business in the Gunnison area. He can assist if you accidentally lock yourself out of your home or vehicle; safe drilling and maintenance; auto key cutting and programming; commercial lock sales, repair and installation; re-keying and master-keying of home and commercial locks and more.

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