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Benchtalk: May 4, 2018

Catch Titans soccer in CB

The high school girls soccer team is 11-2 and in first place in their league. Thanks to the moderate winter and the Crested Butte parks and rec crew, they will be able to host a game at Rainbow Field on Friday, May 4. There will be food and drinks and fans are encouraged to wear their Titans gear. The varsity kick-off is at 3:30 p.m. with the JV game to follow.

Out of the Darkness Concert in Gunni this Sunday

Celebrate LIFE at the Gunnison Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre on Sunday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. after the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. Enjoy live entertainment by Steve Kurtz, Evelyn Roper and favorites 9 Mile, including gallery exhibits, libations and a friendly warm atmosphere. Dancing shoes, open hearts and smiling faces are encouraged. This is a free event.

Crested Butte chamber offering May seminars

Get together on Wednesdays in May for a free seminar series presented by the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce. Topics include social media marketing, financial options for small businesses and ways to affordably offer employee benefits. All seminars are free and begin at 7 p.m. at the Crested Butte Library. Visit for more details.

Local Libraries closed for training May 9

The Crested Butte and Gunnison Libraries will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 so that all staff can attend training. The libraries will reopen at 2 p.m. on that day. If you have questions please contact the Gunnison Library at 641-3485 or the Crested Butte Library at 349-6535.

Free community event in Gunnison to celebrate the biking season

Community members of all ages and mountain bike enthusiasts are encouraged to dust off their bikes and join the fun as Gunnison Valley Health hosts BikeLife, a free community event on Thursday May 3. BikeLife is a completely free event and is open to everyone in the community. Representatives from Gunnison Trails, Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, gO Orthopedics, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison Valley High School mountain bike teams, city of Gunnison and local bike stores will be there offering new tips, advice and trail updates. The event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the north entrance of Gunnison Valley Health, 711 N. Taylor Street.

Share home efficiency strategies at Town picnic

Calling all home efficiency service providers: The Crested Butte Town Council invites you to share information and resources with the community on home efficiency improvement strategies at the second annual Town Picnic on Friday, June 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at Rainbow Park. If you are interested in setting up an informational table during the picnic please contact Janna Hansen at or call (970) 349-5338 by June 1.


May 3- Ali Smith, Scott Truex, Sandy Leinsdorf, Andrew Lypps, Willy Truettner, Cole Hawley

May 4- Nick Spallone, Donita Reitz, Sally Hall, Trippe Sproull

May 5- Jeff Burgess, Tyler Martineau, Niki Schroer, Dom Eymere, Chris Gray, Eugene DeStefano, Kay Gentry

May 6- Sherrie Vandervoort, Chris Sharpe, Steve Glazer, Lissy Anderson, Jamie Booth, Megan McGarity

May 7- Kate Barney, Erica Kelleher, Ayla Cottrell, Katie Hatlem, Chuck Shaw, Marissa Lambert, Erica Rasmussen

May 8- Frog Gifford, Michele Lambert, Catherine Washburn, Diane Folowell

May 9- Oz Osmundson, Frankie Baum, Chris Sahr, Peter Carey

Kids in the Kitchen: Kelly Piccaro’s class at Crested Butte Community School is having fun playing in their classroom kitchen. Through the funds provided by the 2017-18 Teacher Innovation Grant from the Gunnison Valley Education Foundation (GVEF), the kids are learning about health, science, literacy and math. Pictured are CSea Coleman, Soren Eggebraten, Avonlee Tomcak, Eno Vierling, and Skyler Miller. courtesy photo
CONGRATULATIONS: Brea Warlock and Mac Pedlow were married at Uley’s Cabin on September 23, 2017. photo by Third Eye Photography
NIKO NAILS IT: Niko Hudson won the USASA National Championship for Ruggie Skier Boys on Tuesday, April 10 at Copper Mountain. He’s really proud to bring the title home to the CBCS 2nd graders.  courtesy photo

Cameos: Pole, Pedal, Paddle… and what else?

Eliza Woodworth
Pump up the jams.
Claire Miller
Floodgate operating ninjas.
Cletus Blotter
Ben Preston
The third leg pogo, quick crack of the beer, and that’s how you win here!
Kyle Warren

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