Tuesday, December 10, 2019
OFF-SEASON HISTORIC PUB CRAWL: The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum recently held their Off-Season Historic Pub Crawl on Friday, November 8. Local historians Duane Vandenbusche (center), Barbara Mason and Donald Tucker (“Tuck”) told historic stories about the Elk Mountain Lodge, Grubstake Saloon (now the Midnight Gallery) and the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre. photo by Nolan Blunck

Benchtalk: November 15, 2019

Holidays on the horizon…Turkey Trot

This Thanksgiving the gO Initiative invites friends, families, locals and visitors to join us in downtown Crested Butte for the 4th Annual gO Initiative Turkey Trot presented by Rumors Coffee. As in previous years, all proceeds go directly to subsidizing and supporting mental health services in the valley for organizations like Living Journeys, Project Hope, private counselors and mental health services at gO Orthopedics. This year the Trot will feature a 5k course, a 1k Gobble Wobble for the kids and post-race alcohol-free party with tons of giveaways from local supporters. The race starts Thanksgiving Day at 8:30 a.m. at the 4-Way Stop in CB.

Holidays on the horizon…X-mas tree permits

Forest Service Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase at Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests office locations beginning November 18. The cost per permit is $8. Locally, people can purchase a permit at the Gunnison Ranger District, 216 N. Colorado, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays. Call 641-0471 for more information.

Harriet comes to the Majestic Theatre

On Friday, the Majestic Theatre will begin a one-week run of the film Harriet. Based on the life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. “It is a rousing and powerful drama, respectful of both the historical record and the cravings of modern audiences,” writes A.O. Scott of the New York Times. For show times, please visit www.cbmajestic.net.

Comment sought on Taylor Park area project

The Forest Service is seeking public comment on the EE/CA for the Forest Hill Mill and Tailings Washout site located near the junction of National Forest Service Road (NSFR) #742 (Taylor Road) and NFSR #748, approximately six miles north of Taylor Park Reservoir. A public meeting is planned to present the EE/CA report and discuss the removal action alternatives evaluated. The meeting will be November 21 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fred Field Center, in Gunnison. For further information, contact Curtis Cross, GMUG forest engineer, (970) 874-6667, curtis.cross@usda.gov.

Soup Stone fundraiser to help provide food assistance in CB

The Gunnison Country Food Pantry will hold a fundraising event this Saturday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Red Room below the Secret Stash. Soup Stone is a fall soup and dessert supper that will raise funds to help those in need locally and throughout Gunnison County. The Coal Creek Trio will provide live music and there will be a Crested Butte trivia contest game as part of the evening. Bring your own bowl and spoon. Sponsors include the Secret Stash, Bluebird Real Estate, Benchmark Mortgage, Crested Butte Savings & Loan, Eleven Experience, and Dragon Sheet Metal.

Birthdays:

November 14- Joan Stevens, Melissa Essig, Jill Wilkinson

November 15- Greg Hoffius, Steve Melnick, Larry Freeman, Joan Stevens, Jason Oliver, Missy Chamberland

November 16- Connor McGuire, Maggie Dorris, Randy Wiig, Tom Lucci, Robyn Hildbradt, Kevin and Savannah Freeman

November 17- Willy Coburn, Chris Hensley, Dale Kramer, Tricia Garcia, Allison Butcher

November 18- Owen Honroth, Dan Zeroski 

November 19- Than Acuff, Jennifer Rose, Cindy Azud, Lyndsey Oberosler, Mike Boyce

November 20- Erin Garcia, John Theis, Alain Boscaro, Dylan Boscaro

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Matt Porter and Bailey Valian said ‘I do’ atop Kebler Pass on September 7. They celebrated with friends and family with an Alice in Wonderland themed dance party at the Mallardi Theatre. courtesy photo
OFF-SEASON HISTORIC PUB CRAWL: The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum recently held their Off-Season Historic Pub Crawl on Friday, November 8. Local historians Duane Vandenbusche (center), Barbara Mason and Donald Tucker (“Tuck”) told historic stories about the Elk Mountain Lodge, Grubstake Saloon (now the Midnight Gallery) and the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre. photo by Nolan Blunck
WINTER ECONOMIC FORECAST: Major players from around the valley presented updates at the Chamber of Commerce Winter Economic Forecast at the Mallardi Theatre on Tuesday, November 12 to help plan out the winter season. photo by Nolan Blunck

 

Taking lots of hikes
Sarah Sharsmith
Enjoying not wearing
snow boots.
Sabrina Parigian
Getting ice jams off of my roof
Nate Schwartz
Cleaning out the storage space
Jen Hestwood
I haven’t, I’ve just been sad.
I just want to ski.
Holly Rios

 

 

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