Future of RMBL finds security

For more than a century, the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) has produced globally recognized research on topics ranging from climate change and pollination to yellow-bellied marmots and the genetics of butterflies. The work has been performed at its campus north of Mt. Crested Butte in the Town of Gothic.

A passion for helping people

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a new series that takes a look at how recent graduates’ (class of 2020) lives were turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

New look for RE1J

The Gunnison Watershed RE1J School District logo has a new look; and they’re leaving the RE1J behind as part of it. The new district logo was uploaded to their Facebook page last Friday, July 17.

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The Times is tracking the change in key statistics in our COVID Calculator, based on figures obtained from Gunnison County. These numbers influence what stage of restrictions under which businesses and other industries must operate.

Agencies work to protect species

In the continuing effort to restore native cutthroat trout to state waters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are cooperating on a project set for Aug. 3-6 in Road Beaver Creek.

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It seemed inevitable — COVID-19 cases are on the rise once again.

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Colorado LEAP (Lowincome Energy Assistance Program) will accept applications through July 31 as the annual benefit program begins to wind down the 2019-20 funding period. LEAP is normally available Nov. 1-April 30. This year the application deadline was extended because of the increased need created by COVID-19.

Gardner addresses CORE

Nine months after a public lands bill impacting Gunnison County passed the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislation passed the House once again — this time as an amendment to a national defense budget bill.

Beethoven and beyond in the Butte

In its 24th year, the Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) will be navigating hosting their 2020 festival season in the age of COVID-19. A handful of virtual offerings have already taken place on Facebook Live, but this weekend brings the first round of in-person, live musical performances.

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