Leave it to Morty

There is a new business in town, however it doesn’t have an address — because it’s mobile. Western Colorado University sophomore wrestler Cole Mortensen has started a car detailing service in town — Morty’s Mobile Automotive Detailing — and has already had 30 customers.

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Local leaders at both ends of the valley said they were caught off-guard this week following the latest public health order requiring masks county-wide in Gunnison. Now they’re looking for ways to help their communities comply with the new regulation.

Cowboys getting back after it

There was a familiar sound coming from the Gunnison High School weight room on Wednesday morning, as Cowboy athletes go after it pushing weight, while adhering to safety protocols set by the Gunnison County Health and Human Services Department.

Climber rescued at Black Canyon

National Park Service (NPS) rescuers performed a helicopter rescue last week on a 43 year old climber who had taken a 50-foot lead climbing fall on the Scenic Cruise climbing route in Cruise Gully.

Biking for big air

Go to the base area of Hartman Rocks Recreation Area on any summer day and you’re guaranteed to find a bounty of mountain bikers gearing up for the trails. But look north and you may notice a rider getting big air on a much smaller size bike known as BMX.

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Three Gunnison Valley teenagers were involved in a one vehicle accident early Monday morning resulting in injuries. Colorado State Patrol said the driver of the vehicle faces several citations stemming from the incident.

The Place Wasn’t Always Ace

Buildings in Gunnison that are used for other purposes today served as grocery stores in the 1960s and early ’70s. Then, the only corporate market was Safeway, located in the building now occupied by Napa Auto Parts. The current store was built in 1968.

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If you’re on a bus or in a business, or at a location — indoors or out —and unable to maintain 6 feet apart from people with whom you do not live, you must wear a mask.

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Chris Rourke

Times Editor



An Arvada couple has voluntarily dismissed their suit against Gunnison County for temporarily banning them from their second home.

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The lasting landscape of novel coronavirus recovery is taking shape, as Gunnison County leaders prepare to establish a long-term Public Health Order guiding each step of what has been called the “dance.” The term has been used to describe how the spread of COVID-19 will be minimized as health restrictions are relaxed.