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Benchtalk: May 25, 2018


More than 350 bikers will take over the Hartman Rocks area Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27 for the Original Growler. Races start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday taking participants on an amazing journey on some incredible single track, all to raise money for Gunnison Trails. There are even events for the little shredders. For information check out

UCC offering labyrinth experience

On Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 from 4 to 8 p.m., the Union Congregational Church will offer a unique opportunity: a canvas “Walking Labyrinth” will be available for meditation. Come anytime during these hours for a quiet, introspective experience. The labyrinth is an ancient Celtic never-ending circle that is meant to help people connect deeply to their inner spiritual being. To learn more about labyrinths and labyrinth events go to, or if you have further questions about this event call the church office at 349-6405.

Are you a really good chalk artist?

The CB Center for the Arts is issuing a Request for Proposals for the featured artist at the CB Chalk Walk on June 30, 2018. Info can be found on the Center for the Arts website under CB Chalk Walk. The proposal is due June 1 before 5 p.m. If you have questions, call Melissa Mason at 349-7487.

Mountain Theatre’s Subject to Change Improv Show in Gunni

Crested Butte Mountain Theatre’s very own Improv Troupe ‘Subject to Change’ will be gracing Gunnison for an entirely unscripted comedy show in the format of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway”. The troupe specializes in taking audience suggestions; which can get crazy and adult-themed, and weave them into comedy gold. This one-night show will be in the GAC’s Black Box Theatre on Thursday, May 24 beginning at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Ages 18+. Tickets: $5/person.

GAC Pallet Party: Spring Time & Welcome Signs

Join the Junk N’ Sisters from Montrose, Colo. at the Gunnison Arts Center for an evening of springtime fun on Tuesday, May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Create your own work of art on a pre-assembled, recycled, wood pallet. This event’s theme is Spring Time and Welcome Signs. $35 per person. Pre-register by Friday, May 25 to get your pallet.


May 24-Mary Perkins, Oceana Friedman, Jack Dietrich, Dirk Cardenas, Mallika Magner

May 25- Mike Mabry, Mai Davis, Althea Davis

May 26- Steve Church, Dennis Magnetti, Deborah Tutnauer, Junior Silva

May 27- Heather Harris, Darby Sullivan, Rob Berglund, Graham Ullrich, Cory Leonard, Glenn Michel, Noel Adam, Toni Todd

May 28- Brian Marlette, Jacob Rothman, Jon Nelson, Jack Nixon

May 29- Kathy Murry, Sunshine Williams, Kathy Filippone, Dave Watkins, Jonathan Houck

May 30- Talley Nichols, Madison Lambert

MOVIES THAT MATTER: The Crested Butte Old Rock Library hosted a screening of Dirt in celebration of the spring growing season on Tuesday, May 15.


SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING: Local participants gathered information during a “Talk Saves Lives” seminar presented by Chris Peterson at Town Hall on Tuesday, May 22.


IT’S A GIRL: Hayden Dakota Smith was born on April 21, 2018 at 1:26 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. and measuring 19 inches. Mother Susan Duffy and father Justin Smith welcomed her to their family.


Cameos: What’s the best thing about spring?

Dog hikes.
Brian Chambers
Lack of snow brought early hiking.
Sharni Barclay
Everything is the best thing!
Amee Livaudais
No crowds, good fishing.
Robert Pavlakovic
Doing jumping jacks
in the park!
Stephen Drabek

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