If you’ve ever played in Gunnison’s CharMar Park, gone hiking or mountain biking at Hartman Rocks, or spent the day soaking up the sun at Spring Creek Reservoir, then you have the Colorado Lottery to thank.

It’s a conundrum of which most people in the Gunnison Valley are well aware — the area with the greatest need for aff ordable housing is also the place where it is most expensive to build.

Saturday, June 2

Outdoor Expo & Fishing Derby

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jorgensen Park
Info: aeflin@gunnisonco.gov


Saturday, June 2

KBUT Bingo

High Alpine Brewery

Doors at 7 p.m., games at 8 p.m.

21+ event
More: kbut.org


Friday, June 1

CBMBA Kick-off party

4-8 p.m.

Rainbow Park, CB


Friday, June 1
First Fridays Art Walk & Music

Downtown Gunnison

5 p.m.

Thursday, May 31-June 2
‘Night Mother (play)

Doors 7 p.m., curtain 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10-$12
More: gunnisonartscenter.org

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