The Fred Field building turned into a temporary mattress showroom Sunday, as the Gunnison Middle School and high school hosted a mattress sale and fundraiser. Partnering with Custom Fundraising Solutions, the event offered the community an opportunity to invest in new beds and support the schools’ choir and band programs.
The tall, white pine trees on Lime Ridge north of the Mountain Boy mine sway with the wind, nodding to one another, as if in agreement with their conversations. O h y e s , trees have conversations! And burst forth with new treasures each spring, as the wind pumps the sap into their spring-warmed trunks.
As Mountain Roots responded to increased food needs during the pandemic, the organization developed personal connections with people across the valley: meeting people at their front doors during supper deliveries, in their backyards, in community gardens and at weekly free produce markets. This community outreach led to a photo exhibit “Photovoice: Food stories from across the Gunnison Valley” to be displayed at the Gunnison Arts Center (GAC) starting next week.
There was a chill in the air Friday night, and it was not just from the weather. Crested Butte Mountain Theatre led small audience groups on a winding journey through town to ghost story performances. Many of the performances referenced Crested Butte history, and some of the performers acted the parts of ghosts in the spaces of their hauntings.