Foresters address tree decline

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests began implementation of the Wilder- Highlands Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project this week. The project will focus on the treatment of lodgepole pine forests experiencing a bark beetle outbreak near the Wilder on the Taylor and Gunnison Highlands community’s northeast of Gunnison.

Horsin’ around at Mill Creek

Gunnison County 4-H hosted a Poker Run fundraiser Sunday at Mill Creek. There were 51 riders who participated in the annual event. Funds raised will benefit the 4-H horse program. Seen here two riders get instructions on the rules of the event.

Anglers invited to discuss fishing issues with biologists

Fishing enthusiasts in southwest Colorado are invited to a virtual public meeting during which Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologists will talk about aquatic issues in the region. The meeting will be held via ZOOM, 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, June 15.

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Hunters have the option to apply to draw a license in Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new secondary big game draw. The secondary draw — which began last Friday — replaces the old leftover draw. The secondary draw opens after the results of the annual primary big game draw have been posted.

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Solar installations for five Gunnison County buildings are under construction as part of the county’s effort to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions. The panels are being installed at the Gunnison County Courthouse, Blackstock Government Building, Public Safety Center, Public Works and the O’Leary building, where Health and Human Services is located, and offer a combined 298 kilowatts of power.

Lovin’ the lupine

Wildflowers are blooming throughout the Gunnison Valley. Seen here, are lovely lupine captured on a windy Sunday afternoon off County Road 10.

Event planners consider alternatives

As the temperatures warm, and some industries have begun to reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the question has lingered — what about summer events?


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Masks mandated in new order

If you’re on a bus or in a business, or at a location — indoors or out — and unable to maintain six feet apart from people with whom you do not live, you must wear a mask.