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Heat is on for area forests

(Editor’s note: This article is the first in a three-part series about change and opportunity related to bark beetle infestation in the Gunnison Basin.)

Extreme drought conditions, a bark beetle outbreak, and a warming climate are turning Gunnison County forests into a tinderbox.

Welcome mat not extended to bears

In one sitting, a bear in the Gunnison Valley consumed a pound of butter, another pound of bacon, two pounds of sausage links, a bag of blueberries, corn and two

Housing aim of changes proposed for city code

Imagine the City of Gunnison 50 years from now. What do you see? Are there more parks, taller buildings or businesses in different places? These are some of the considerations

State weighs in on Pitkin voter woes

The Colorado Secretary of State’s (SOS) office has waded into controversy surrounding voting legalities in the Town of Pitkin, 30 miles east of Gunnison. Last week, the SOS issued an order in an attempt to protect the voting rights of four Pitkin residents — and has

CBMR sale to Vail Resorts official

A long history of family ownership reaching back to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) start in the early 1960s came to an end last week with Vail Resorts closing on its purchase of the local ski area.

Deed restrictions worth the trouble?

(Editor’s note: This article is the first in a two-part series that examines the use of deed restrictions for affordable housing.) Over several decades, Crested Butte Mayor Jim Schmidt has

Western reports gains in enrollment

Western Colorado University freshman Mason Konkel attended a Preview Day last year and knew the university was the place for him. While visiting the campus from his hometown of Longmont, Colo., he was able to talk to faculty in his area of interest — wildlife biology.

NPS issues water quality advisory for Blue Mesa Reservoir

The National Park Service (NPS) has sampled, analyzed and determined the presence of cyanotoxins in the Iola Basin section of Blue Mesa Reservoir in concentrations that exceed safe exposure levels.