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Grazing and homebuilding have brought the Gunnison sage-grouse near extinction. That’s the argument conservation groups intend to make in a lawsuit against the Gunnison Basin’s federal land managers.

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Western Colorado University students have removed and repaired old and erosion-prone fall-line trails near the Signal Peak trailhead north of the university campus. Students and faculty have identified restoring native vegetation as a goal, and more weed treatment and re-seeding efforts are in the works.

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Community members without COVID-19 symptoms can now request a test at Gunnison Valley Health.

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Western Colorado University has partnered with 12 other institutions in the state to provide students with a new opportunity to launch a career or find an internship— even amid a global pandemic. The Colorado Universities Partnered Career and Internship Fair will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature approximately 400 employers. Institutions range in size from the biggest in Colorado to the smallest, all expressing the same need to help graduates and others be placed in an uncertain employment market.

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It was a gorgeous fall day for a walking tour of Gunnison on Sunday, as a ‘Celebrate Life Charity Event’ was held to support the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center. Participants enjoyed a self-guided historical tour of town and were treated to ‘Walking Tacos’ at Parish Hall, prepared by Mark Higgins and assisted by the Knights of Columbus. The event was put on by Legacy Family Ministries of Gunnison in support of the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center’s mission of supporting the needs of young families in the Gunnison Valley.

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On Monday at about 4:30 p.m. the offices of KBUT and the Crested Butte Marshal's office were evacuated for about an hour after a partially detonated avalanche mitigation shell was dropped off at 508 Maroon Ave.

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Gunnison High School (GHS) staff will administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to all juniors on Thursday, Oct. 29. This includes all juniors who attend online through Pathways and in person at GHS.

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Hundreds of miles of motorized singletrack give electric bike users plenty of Gunnison County to explore. But non-motorized trails near Signal Peak may soon allow e-bikes to access terrain reserved for human-powered travel.

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Tom Murphy launches off a roller at Hartman Rocks on his electric bike. E-bikes have provoked pushback in the mountain bike community, but they may soon be welcome at the Signal Peak trail system. Read more on page 12.

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High Country Conservation Advocates’ (HCCA) stewardship program is having a successful season in 2020, as volunteers from the community join in outdoor restoration efforts in safe, small groups.

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