Tuesday, February 25, 2020
OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION: During Saturday’s Art Walk, the Rijks Family Gallery hosted George Bodde from Pagosa Springs to perform an oil painting demonstration and reception. Bodde’s paintings can be viewed and purchased at the Rijks Gallery throughout the year.

Benchtalk: January 24, 2020

Borealis Fat Bike Worlds

Fat bikers roll into town this week for the Borealis Fat Bike Worlds Friday through Sunday, January 24-26. The weekend includes fat bike polo on Elk Avenue Friday evening and the premier event, the Fat Bike World Championships, on Saturday on the CB Nordic trails east of town with the racing starting at 11 a.m. Swing by Fat Bike Worlds headquarters behind the community school to check out all things fat bike and all information and event registration can be found at cbfatbikeworlds.com.

Jokerville Mine disaster tribute

Local historian Larry McDonald has uncovered many mysteries about the 1884 disaster and intimate details about many of the victims and their lives and will give a presentation about it at the Crested Butte Library Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. Come take in some rich local history and pay tribute to the “Forgotten 59.”

Center happenings

This week at the Center starts off in a thirsty Thursday theme with a Watercolor & Wine workshop, followed by the Tequila & Mezcal tasting session of the Spirits Series, all leading into a note for note perfectly rendered execution of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Damn the Torpedoes performed by Classic Albums Live. If thats not enough to wet your whistle the Literary Arts programs Scottish Burns Supper Fundraiser (Saturday, January 25) should do the trick with whisky tasting, bagpies, haggis, Scottish dancing and more. After all that you might be in for something a little more subdued, and you can have it in the cozy Winter Great Book Series discussing Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (Monday, January 27). Then poet Peter Anderson lights up the free Literary Salon Series (Tuesday, January 28) with mystics, misfits and mountain dwellers. Don’t forget the Superbowl is coming! Get ready with the Appetizing Appetizers workshop (Wednesday, January 29) to cook up a charcuterie board that will put the half-time show to shame. Writers pay attention! The spanking new Mountain Writers Cooperative is gearing up with their first Sunday Sprint (Sunday, January 26) – check out www.crestedbuttearts.org for membership details you’re definitely going to want to be a part of!

Monthly Film Series at the GAC: Maiden

Maiden will screen at the Gunnison Arts Center on Friday, January 24. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989, despite their male counterparts. The film is rated PG. Admission is $10.

Town picking up the green tab for citizens

For 2020, the town of Crested Butte will pay to provide renewable energy credits for 100 percent of town residences and businesses through GCEA’s green power program. This is a first step in working towards Crested Butte’s renewable energy future. By being a part of the green power program, together, we’re showing our community’s commitment to renewable energy, while the town works with GCEA on planning local renewable energy generation projects.

Birthdays:

January 23- Jim Talbot, Joni Clark, Stacey Roman, Bonnie Nigro, Veronica Jarolimek

January 24- Pete Nichols, Tyler Largo, Guthrie Moore, Mike Horn, Taylor Norton

January 25- Tucker Roberts, John Napier, Camden Scales, Chloe Hillman

January 26- Ken Cloud, Sophie Tetler

January 27- John “Smalls” Lumadue, Crista Shaffer, Blake Courtney

January 28- Nancy Vogel, Jim Truettner, Katie Kupcinski, Ofra Reynolds, Dave Dlugasch

January 29- Julia Kortz, Siena Truex, Anika Jobson, Paul Andersen, DJ Brown

 

FOOD PANTRY HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: Holiday food drives for Gunnison County neighbors-in-need culminated with food drives at local grocery stores during Western’s Annual MLK Day of service. Avery Forsythe, Western’s ODK Chapter President, led the students providing service at Gunnison Country Food Pantry. Avery is pictured with a display of groups which collected 3,000 pounds of food from hundreds of Gunnison County citizens in the past two months.

 

BOOKS-N-BARS: Each month the Old Rock Library’s Books-n-Bars book club meets up at a local watering hole to discuss a different novel. This month, the group met at Tin Cup Pasties to discuss, The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig.

 

OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION: During Saturday’s Art Walk, the Rijks Family Gallery hosted George Bodde from Pagosa Springs to perform an oil painting demonstration and reception. Bodde’s paintings can be viewed and purchased at the Rijks Gallery throughout the year.

 

Cameos: What is your opinion about fat bikes?

You can easily ride them
into a ditch.
Cooper Wesson
A midlife
crisis
Patrick Church
It’s for people who can’t downhill
Joe Dirt
What even is
Fat Biking?Brianna Cral
It’s cooler than
Nordic skiing
Paulie Levine

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