Friday, November 15, 2019
PEAK TO PEAK RALLY: A group of sports car enthusiasts, the Peak to Peak Rally, stopped in Gunnison in mid-September during their annual tour. The group donated a gift of $19,500 to the Gunnison Country Food Pantry (GCFP).  Pictured (standing l-r) Rally organizer Larry Winkler, GCFP Vice President Tracy Leonard and GCFP Board Member Linda Shipp accepting the contribution from Don Hicks, representing Rally sponsor Shortline Porsche of Colorado Springs and Rally organizer Mark Burgard. 

Benchtalk: October 18, 2019

Black Canyon of the Gunnison Turns 20

It was 20 years ago this month that President Bill Clinton signed the act enlarging Black Canyon National Monument to a National Park. The National Park Service will be holding a series of commemorative activities to mark the signing this weekend. A birthday cake will be cut and served at the South Rim Visitor Center at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 21. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and enjoy some cake. There will also be ranger talks all weekend at the Visitor Center.

Boo! CB Halloween parade scheduled for October 31

KBUT and the Crested Butte Old Rock Library bring you the annual “Howl-O-Ween Fright Parade” on Halloween, Thursday, October 31. Meet at 4:30 p.m. at First Street and Elk Avenue. Dress in your best costume, boogie to music from Bobby Digital, trick-or-treat down Elk Ave. and then join others after at the Crested Butte Library for snacks, a cider-making demo by Big B’s and an activity with the Trailhead Children’s Museum. Businesses and homes on Elk Avenue are invited to hand out goodies to the kids. This event is free and open to all. For more information, email kt@kbut.org.

Mental healthcare available in Crested Butte

The Center for Mental Health provides high-quality behavioral healthcare to the Crested Butte community. They accept insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and offer self-pay options so that anyone who may need help can find it right here in Crested Butte. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call (970) 252-6220 for immediate assistance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Music Theory Made Fun at the Gunnison Arts Center

Join instructor Enid Holden in Music Theory Made Fun, an exploratory course open to ages 12+ where students will learn to read music from scratch. Four easy one-hour classes in the Gunnison Arts Center’s Music Studio on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., October 21 to November 11 take you through the basics of music notation, time signatures, note values and chords. These basics apply to all instruments. Each student will take home their own set of music theory flashcards. Open to musicians of all experience levels. No instrument is required. There must be at least four students to hold the course.

Town of Crested Butte looking for an artist

The town of Crested Butte, in partnership with the Crested Butte Creative District, is issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) for artists or graphic designers to create unique, one-of-a-kind graphics in a variety of media for the town’s new Comprehensive Plan, titled Crested Butte’s 2020 Community Compass. Proposals are due by October 18, 2019 so there is still time. Go to www.cbcreativedistrict.org/opportunities to view the full RFQ.

Birthdays:

October 17- Terri Parr

October 18- Ella Donovan, Jess Leonetti, Jim Starr, Layne Meredith Nelson

October 19- Andrea Schultz, Trevor Baim, Emma Coburn, Richard Melnick, David Hartman

October 20- Eric Reinhardt, Elior Bilow-Makler, Malcom Boyce

October 21- Ashton Wyckoff, Jackie Vellardi, Malcom Bailey, Tylor Byers, Rusty Reycraft

October 22- Everett Garcia, Ilo Hawley, Tracy Davenport

October 23- Sarah Smith, Drew Braunell, Katey Nelson, Kristy Swanson, Cody Buchholz, Payson Adams

 

PEAK TO PEAK RALLY: A group of sports car enthusiasts, the Peak to Peak Rally, stopped in Gunnison in mid-September during their annual tour. The group donated a gift of $19,500 to the Gunnison Country Food Pantry (GCFP).  Pictured (standing l-r) Rally organizer Larry Winkler, GCFP Vice President Tracy Leonard and GCFP Board Member Linda Shipp accepting the contribution from Don Hicks, representing Rally sponsor Shortline Porsche of Colorado Springs and Rally organizer Mark Burgard.

 

SWEATY KIDS FILM FESTIVAL: Crested Butte locals gathered at the Majestic Theatre on Friday, October 11 for the first ever Sweaty Kids Film Festival. The festival showcased the work of local shredders and filmmakers to help everyone get stoked for the upcoming ski season.

 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Morgan Billesbach and Ned Garthe were married on Wednesday, June 8, 2019 at the Wedding Garden with a reception that followed at Djangos.

 

Cameos: What is your favorite part about an Indian summer?

No snow
Scott Gillman
High country bike rides
Johnny Holton
Warm weather
Ann Mallow
Sunshine
Emily Harper
Coors Light
Greg Flynt

Check Also

Benchtalk: October 25

Titan Up! The Crested Butte Titans volleyball and soccer teams close out the regular season …