Winters were always noteworthy in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s on the Cochetopa. In particular at the rustic Quarter-Circle Circle Ranch, where there was no running water, no electricity and

Newly proposed amendments to land-use regulations are already spurring project plans in the City of Gunnison — even before those rules have been officially adopted. “We’re encouraged by the city,

The nostrils of his black velvety nose knickered softly as I approached, and his big brown eyes peered out from behind his blinders. He twitched ever so slightly, making the

Dominique Naccarato slides to a stop on a hairpin corner of a trail adjacent to the ski area boundary. “We’re lucky today,” she says. “The wildlife have left their mark

There are many words used to describe Dennis Spritzer: Musician. Practical joker. Kind. Hardworking. Ornery. Teacher. Friend. Spritzer is a familiar name in the Gunnison Valley. The longtime local has

Sharon Hess watched out the window of the former Senior Care Center for months as her new home was being built. She and her fellow residents commented on each phase of construction.

Whether he’s railing down a technical section of singletrack or headed out for an all-day endurance ride, Dave Wiens loves to pedal his mountain bike. “I have a tremendous amount

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.

When pianist and songwriter Allen Toussaint came to Crested Butte, it was a show that longtime local Les Choy wasn't going to miss. In fact, Choy was the first person

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

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