It was a year many remember vividly for its dryness. In fact, the 2002 drought even made national headlines. Locally, Blue Mesa Reservoir was a mere puddle of mud that year.

Gunnison Watershed RE1J School District leaders have hired a new superintendent — and she hails from right here in the Gunnison Basin.

The RE1J School Board Monday night voted unanimously to approve a contract with Leslie Nichols, who rose to the top among three finalists.

Ben Wiens places paper flowers in the lawn outside Gunnison High School Wednesday during a walkout staged by students in response to a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month.

Wednesday, March 14

The Vision Workshop with Carla Fanciullo

Icelab at WSCU

3:30 p.m.


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Faculty Artist Recital- WSCU

Sunday, March 11

Faculty Artist Recital

Justin Bunting- percussion

Kincaid Concert Hall, WSCU

3 p.m.

More info:

Hirie (Reggae concert)

Saturday, March 10


Reggae concert

Public house, 202 Elk

8 p.m.

Tickets $15,

Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner

Saturday, March 10

Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner

McGill’s, CB

5-8 p.m.

Cost: $5 - $15

More info: Lauren Ryals 970.641.7720, ext. 6312.

Friday, March 9

Firkin Friday

New stout release

High Alpine Brewery

4 p.m.

More info:

Gunnison Band Bingo

Friday, March 9

Gunnison Band Bingo

Elks Lodge

7 p.m.

Tickets $10, Mr. Koepsel 641.7700