Crested Butte Center for the Arts is holding a CB townie bike raffle. Own a gorgeous piece of Crested Butte. Cruise town in style on your very own luxury, three-speed Tuesday Fat Tire bicycle (thanks to Big Al’s Bike Heaven for donating), hand-painted with love by artist Heather Allyn and featuring local wildflowers and landscapes. This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind custom townie, while supporting the Center and local arts in our community. And, as a bonus, the handsome front basket includes a beautiful bouquet of fresh-cut flowers, compliments of Fin + Ally Floral. Raffle tix on sale, July 21-Aug 3. Drawing Aug 3, 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50.
Cattlemen’s Days has named a new queen to represent the rodeo event for the next year. Clara Cranor, the daughter of Walt and Margaret Cranor, was chosen this past weekend. Princess Aspen McNulty and Junior Miss Genevieve Williams will continue in their roles for another year. Prior to this year, those serving as royalty could only do so in each position once. A recent rule change allows previous royalty to serve once again.
In celebration of Colorado Day, and the 144th birthday of the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) offers free entry to 41 state parks on Monday, Aug. 3. Although the state recognizes this annual holiday on the first of the month, state parks celebrate the occasion with free entrance on the first Monday of August.
The North Dakota National Guard visited Gunnison last week to undergo fire training at the local facilities. This is the second year the group has traveled to take part in the exercises. The training included multiple rounds, as the members went in and out of the shipping containers, the inside crafted to resemble a house. Scenes of the team getting ready to enter the “house” are pictured here. Roberta Marquette