The business of making ends meet

Connor McGurk graduated from the University of Kentucky this past May with a dual degree in economics and finance. Yet, drawn by the magic of the mountains, McGurk and his girlfriend moved to the Gunnison Valley.

Airport traffic on upward trajectory

By Chris Rourke

Traffic at the Gunnison- Crested Butte Regional Airport is trending upward — a factor which may help land more federal dollars directed at a long sought terminal renovation project.

Not-so stubborn after all

Often, the best solutions to a problem lie in time-tested approaches. In this case, that means turning to a form of transportation more common in a bygone era. Organizers of

Politicos trade verbal punches in Junction

Energy, immigration and healthcare proved hot topics during an hour-long debate between incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and his Democratic challenger Diane Mitsch Bush. The 3rd Congressional District debate was hosted by Club 20 this past Saturday.

Land-use rules casualty of state ballot measure?

A measure which could essentially force local governments in Colorado to forgo land-use regulations has made it onto November’s statewide ballot — and Gunnison County Commissioners are poised to oppose it.

Preparing for the unexpected

School emergencies have grabbed headlines nationwide in recent years, sparking growing concerns among both parents and school administrators. But school safety goes far beyond 911 calls.

Historic gift begets new Western school

With the largest gift in school history and one of the largest financial donations ever to a public university in Colorado, Western State Colorado University announced this week the establishment of the Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Plea deal reached for school threats

The former Gunnison Watershed RE1J School District employee accused of making threats which led to area schools’ placement on “lock out” late last year has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Polis pledges to bridge political sides

Touting a commitment to bipartisanship for solving Colorado’s problems and highlighting a few noteworthy proposals, Colorado gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis stopped through Gunnison late last week on a tour of Western Slope communities.