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.

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.

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.

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.

A park located on the corner of Main Street and Virginia Avenue has been a mainstay for the Gunnison Farmers Market and other community events for years. But the downtown attraction is ready for a revamp — with city leaders looking to add new amenities and features next spring.

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests has transitioned out of all current fire restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31.

A statewide ballot initiative intended to utilize an income tax increase to grow education funding would result in a windfall for Gunnison Watershed RE1J School District.

Parking congestion, poor ramp conditions and a non-existent staging area at the North Bridge access point along the Gunnison River are problems that fishing guide Cameron Rhodes knows well.

A summer job is a rite of passage for many teenagers. Busing tables, babysitting or bagging groceries provides extra cash while school’s out. But in the Gunnison Valley, businesses have been struggling to attract young workers.

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