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Benchtalk: September 9, 2016

Beer and chili  – or is it chili and beer?

The 18th annual Chili and Beer Festival will take place Saturday in Mt. CB starting at noon. If the weather is good, it’s a great afternoon of day drinking and chili eating. There will be live music and 24 breweries on hand, so spend a weekend afternoon at the Base Area with friends, suds and beans.

Plan ahead for any Kebler road trip

Going over Kebler Pass will not be easy for the next six weeks so plan ahead. Road construction will result in long delays during the week between now and mid-October. Basically the road will be closed for two hour intervals starting at 8 a.m. Then traffic will be allowed to flow for 30 minutes between each closure. The roadwork is taking place up by Splains Gulch so it should be easy to time coming from Crested Butte. It will be harder coming from Paonia. In September, the work will stop Fridays at 12:30 for the weekend. So enjoy the upcoming fall colors with hundreds of other leaf peepers – but plan ahead.

The Depot reopens with HCCA annual meeting

The official reopening of the historic Crested Butte Depot is Friday starting at 4 o’clock. Come by for ribbon cutting festivities until 6 o’clock. Then the High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) Annual Membership Meeting is this Sunday in the Depot. Please join the enviro watchdog at 5 p.m. at 716 Elk Avenue to learn more about HCCA’s most recent work, discuss our upcoming 40th anniversary, converse with the HCCA board and staff, and celebrate the reopening of the Depot.

Connect with Nepal here in Crested Butte 

Come celebrate Gravity Water Days on Thursday, September 8 in CB.. Support Gravity Water programs in Nepal at participating businesses: McGill’s, The Last Steep, Montanya’s, The Eldo, The Secret Stash, The Sherpa Café, The Brick Oven and The Talk of the Town. Think about donating $8 for your neighbors in Nepal.

Plan a playground this Monday

The first in a series of community workshops to gather input on park and playground design elements for the Crested Butte Town Park Playground Renovation Project will be held on Monday, September 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Your input is vital to this process! Please join us in creating a vision for rehabilitating this beloved community amenity. For more information please call the Parks and Rec office at 970-349-5338.

Birthdays:

September 8- Bob Brotherton, Dennis Lass, Tyler Lucas

September 9- Julia Galloway, Sierra Leonetti, Ron Foster, Flora Rotner, Karen Janssen

September 10- Debra Bird, Levi Parr

September 11- Rose Radziej, Tracy Williams-Hastings, Mike Molitor, Rob Rossman, Maile Cowell

September 12- Norm Dumas, Josie Byron, Taylor Davis, Marilyn Phillips, David Hunt, Jeff Bivens, Annie Parr

September 13- Bruce Winchenbach, Jamie Watt, John Holder, Kirsten Atkins, Cresson Van Winkle, Katie Lyons, Ben and Blake Babbitt, Bruce Winchenbach

September 14- Jamie Starr, Lisa Councilman, Judy Jones, Ashlee Riemer, Erik Berglund, Bill Ewert, Allyson Taliaferro,  Scott Crawford

IT’S A GIRL!  Willa Kendall Egedy was welcomed to the world by Laura, Josh, and Piper (dog sister) on June 23, 2016 at 1:38 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 20 inches.     courtesy photo
IT’S A GIRL! Willa Kendall Egedy was welcomed to the world by Laura, Josh, and Piper (dog sister) on June 23, 2016 at 1:38 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 20 inches. courtesy photo
IT’S A BOY!  Mike, Aimee and big brother George Eaton welcomed Theodore Bailey, 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 19 inches long on August 5, 2016.       photo by Josh Duplechian
IT’S A BOY! Mike, Aimee and big brother George Eaton welcomed Theodore Bailey, 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 19 inches long on August 5, 2016. photo by Josh Duplechian

wedding

CINGRATULATIONS! Cici Williams and Will Steward were married at the Wedding Garden on Tuesday, August 2. photo by Third Eye Photography

 

Cameo Question: What trick would you like your dog to learn?

To stay when there are other dogs around. Alex Theaker
To stay when there are other dogs around.
Alex Theaker
Come when she is called. Anna and Peter Arlein
Come when she is called.
Anna and Peter Arlein
Beer me. Brian Pierson
Beer me.
Brian Pierson
Pick up its own poop. Susan Godwin
Pick up its own poop.
Susan Godwin
How to change diapers. Toni German
How to change diapers.
Toni German

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