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.
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
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?