Friday, October 18, 2019

Benchtalk: September 8, 2017

Run and drink

The second annual Park to Peak to Pint trail race is this Saturday, September 9 a starting at 8 a.m. The race starts in Rainbow Park, follows a series of trails to the summit of Crested Butte Mountain and then comes back down to the finish line at the CBMR base area. The race is the third of four races in the Eddyline Trail Running Series. Online registration is open until Thursday, September 7. For more information check out

Chili and Beer in Mt. CB on Saturday

Speaking of drinking. This weekend is the Chamber of Commerce Chili and Beer festival. It starts at noon on Saturday, September 9 and runs until 4 p.m. It is a fun afternoon on a good fall day so get up and taste brew and beans

Houston flooding postpones local gathering

The “God Is Love” gathering scheduled for Sept. 9 has been postponed until next spring.  One of the organizers is in Houston dealing with a flooded home, so the event will be re-scheduled for the spring.

Meet the Masters: Picasso & Pinot

Learn the skills of the masters. For this Picasso & Pinto event at the Gunnison Arts Center on Thursday, September 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., you will be taught by instructor Cheri Isgreen the history of Picasso’s “Three Musicians” and learn how to use this dynamic art movement to create your own musician in the style of cubism and Picasso. You will go home with a finished canvas and new skills while enjoying a selection of Pinot wines. The $40 per person fee includes two drinks, light apps, and instruction. Pre-registration is required.

Dance registration

Fall Dance Registration for the CB School of Dance and CB Dance Collective is Open and Classes Begin Sept. 18! Register for aerial and ground dancing classes at

Movie night

The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is hosting a movie night on Friday, Sept 9th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.  Want to learn more about what IORG/Rainbow for Girls is all about?  Bring your parents and come to learn more about it, from Girls who already belong and their adult sponsors.  And then have fun with other girls your age, while watching a movie and enjoying popcorn.  We are located at 122 N Iowa in Gunnison.  If you have questions, please call Kathy at 970-275-2966.


September 7- Audry Jacobsen, Tracy Smith, Henrietta Raines, Shyanna Dachs, Hank Deroche

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, Dr. Elliot Brown

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

CONGRATULATIONS: Josh Keniley and Charis Stewart eloped amongst the wildflowers on July 9, 2017. photo by Lydia Stern
TOUGH ENOUGH TO GIVE: Mike Dawson (in the cowboy hat) and Kathy Barnhart (next to Dawson) of Tough Enough to Wear Pink presented a check for $370,685 to Gunnison Valley Health for the purchase of 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography equipment. The new technology enhances the ability to identify cancer clusters in dense breast tissue. Pictured receiving the check are representatives of GVH’s nursing staff, Foundation, and Department of Diagnostic Imaging. Photo by Tyler Hansen/Gunnison Valley Health
CONGRATULATIONS: James Melena and Ryann Durst were married in Bailey, Colorado on July 22, 2017. photo by Lydia Stern

Cameos : What’s your favorite chili or pepper?

Jalapeño peppers or green chilies, both are great.
Emma Landmeier
Mola Poblano.
Jon Shafer
Cayenne Peppers because they’re small, beautiful, and pack a tolerable punch!
Kevin Doherty
Mitch Sanders
Hatch Chili.
Ryan Campbell

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