It started out as the promise of a new child often does. The days lead into weeks, and a mother’s expectation grows just as her belly does. There are those giddy thoughts — “Maybe he will have my eyes” or “I wonder if he will like football.”
(L-r) The Firebrand’s Kate and Heidi Magnus appear in the restaurant’s doorway following a busy shift on Wednesday, April 29. The Magnus sisters have been offering curbside pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic. Surrounding them is evidence of the impacts from response to the virus — a graduation banner hangs to the side of the entrance along with their banner announcing pick up service. Graduation banners honor the 2020 seniors who don’t get to “walk the stage” this year. The sidewalk in front of the business is adorned with encouraging chalk messages. Roberta Marquette
The long-awaited decision to begin reopening Gunnison County following the COVID-19 pandemic response is having a ripple effect throughout the valley. Many are calling for a faster time line for restrictions to be rolled back, while others are expressing concern about the possibility of a resurgence of the illness.