The Thanksgiving holiday turned tragic last week when a Mancos, Colo., man was shot and killed by a Colorado State Patrol officer along Hwy. 135 south of Crested Butte following a single-vehicle accident.

(L-r) Kristin King, Keiran King and Oscar Crichton run in the 1K Gobble Wobble during the third annual Crested Butte Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.

It’s a statistic of which people in the Gunnison Valley are keenly aware: Suicide rates nationally have risen more than 30 percent since 1999, and Rocky Mountain states are higher than average.

Following a recent effort aimed at gathering community feedback, Gunnison County Library District has landed on a location for a new or expanded facility on property it owns on the north side of the city.

What is Thanksgiving without a feast? Kids rolled up their sleeves Tuesday to take part in a Mountain Roots Food Project Thanksgiving Workshop at Gunnison Community Center. They prepared a classic pumpkin spice roll, mashed potatoes and honey glazed carrots as part of the class.

From feedback on strategic priorities to a better understanding of its socio-economic characteristics, Gunnison city leaders possess new information about the community.

The only two contested races for elected leaders in Gunnison County resulted in landslide victories for Democratic candidates.

In a situation nearly identical to four years ago, Gunnison County offi cials didn’t complete counting ballots impacting most local races in this year’s election until Wednesday at about 5 p.m.

“Reasonable belief ” versus “beyond a reasonable doubt” — the difference between the two is enough to proceed with first-degree murder and other charges “good things” were happening for her family, and that she had “awesome news” that made her want to run outside “screaming.”

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