Gunnison’s adult co-ed softball players took to the field Tuesday night, looking to keep their playoff hopes alive with just two games left to play. It didn’t take long for Shondeck Financial to prove that Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) didn’t belong on the same field as them.

Gunnison Parks and Recreation hosted the Western Slope Regional Pickleball Tournament this past weekend at the Mountaineer Field House on the campus of Western State Colorado University and at the Gunnison Community Center. Scenes from competition are pictured here.

In November of 2014 the citizens of Gunnison County gave our local public education system a shot in the arm. We agreed to pump up to an additional $2.5 million of property tax dollars annually into local K-12 schools, through a funding mechanism called a Mill Levy Override (MLOR).

There is a place, far up a mountain trail in the West Elk Wilderness that most people pass by without a thought. To reach it takes hours on foot or horseback. Most days start before dawn — hours of catching, saddling and loading horses, just to get us to the trailhead.

George Means, formerly of Gunnison and Montrose, passed away on May 10 in Mesa, Ariz. Services are pending. A full obituary is forthcoming.

A memorial for Kay Cotten will be held Sunday, June 3 at 1 p.m. at the Fred Field Multi-purpose building at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds. Check Facebook Events for more information.

Dr. Robert D Marquis III, 67, of Glade Park died Friday, May 11 while piloting his small aircraft near Denver.

Dr. Marquis was a beloved family man and dedicated veterinarian.

John Anthony Benson passed away May 13 in Montrose from long term illness. “Tony”, as he was affectionately called for most of his life, lived for several years in Gunnison starting in 2012.

Wednesday, May 23

Mountain Roots Dig-In Day

Bill’s Park Community Garden

4-6 p.m.