GHS Boys Basketball — It’s been a long time — 23 years, in fact — since the Gunnison High School (GHS) boys basketball team got to cut down the nets in Grand Junction, the host site of the annual Western Slope League (WSL) 3A District Tournament.
(Editor’s note: Amid concerns about the international impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Gunnison made worldwide news this weekend as the United Kingdom-based news outlet, The Guardian, examined the response of the town during the Spanish flu pandemic a century ago and how it was effective in protecting Gunnison Valley residents.
Efforts to develop a 630- acre parcel on the east side of Gunnison has unearthed heated debate between partners and city planners in recent weeks. While a new vision for Gunnison Rising outlines diverse housing options, walkable neighborhoods and a vibrant “Main Street,” city leaders are expressing concerns over design standards, size, and density and how each factor may affect the city as a whole.
The latest affordable housing development, known as Lot 22 located on the north end of the City of Gunnison, is on track for construction this summer. Adjacent to the Rock Creek subdivision in north Gunnison, Lot 22 marks one of the larger developments in city limits, and is a Gunnison County project on county land within city limits. Plans call for the construction of 76 rental units configured with three 16-plex, two story buildings and four single-family dwellings adjacent to the existing Rock Creek subdivision. It also includes a combination of three-plex and four-plex buildings.