Summer is here
So we made it through a pretty busy Fourth of July weekend and it appears summer will not be a no show in terms of visitors. In fact, it feels pretty darn busy here. And why not? The temperatures in Houston and Dallas this week are expected to top 100-degrees. Here it will peak at about 80 and without much real humidity. Anyway, expect the backcountry to stay crowded with campers, hikers and bikers and the streets to be flowing families and people looking for a small town experience.
New orders were issued this week concerning fires and masks in the area. Given the dry and hot (for us) conditions, the county has implemented a fire ban for the county. The Stage-1 fire restrictions officially go into effect this week. So open fires and campfires at dispersed camping sites aren’t allowed. Fireworks are also prohibited. As for masks, the town of Crested Butte is expanding the current mask mandate by the county and now requiring people to wear face coverings along Elk Avenue. Given the crowds roaming the town’s main thoroughfare, the council felt it best to require people to wear masks outside as well as when going into public spaces or businesses. It is not easy to maintain the six-foot social distancing recommendation with all the activity on Elk. So grab a mask and enjoy Crested Butte’s downtown.
Softball is back!
The Crested Butte adult coed softball league opens Tuesday, July 14 at 5:15 p.m. at fields throughout town. The season continues, Corona-meter pending, the next six weeks with games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please continue with Covid-19 protocols.
Take the chairlift ride
Just a quick reminder that CBMR is running the Silver Queen chairlift right now. You can hop on and get some of the best views of the area while being whisked up Crested Butte Mountain. It opens early and is done by 2 o’clock so head up to the Base Area, grab some lunch and enjoy a leisurely hike on the ski mountain. You can even go to the peak.
Living Journeys reimagining their summer fundraiser
Speaking of the peak. The Living Journeys Summit Hike/Half Marathon is the largest annual fundraiser for the local nonprofit that provides vital support to Gunnison County residents impacted by cancer. Like so many things this year, the event is being reimagined as a Virtual Summit Challenge where you choose your own adventure. Register to participate wherever you may be by going to https://www.livingjourneys.org/summit-hike for more details.
July 9- Sean McEachen, Cory Watt, Monica Bilow-Makler, Neil Windsor, Pete Basil
July 10- David Fischer, Alexandra Hudson, James Ray Spahn
July 11- Angie Hornbrook, Suzanne Hadley, Kathleen Curry
July 12- Mary Holder, Glena Galloway, Derek Shomler, Randi Stroh, Mark S. Peterson
July 13- Addie Raab, Mandy Griffith, Mary Pavillard, Owen Murray
July 14- Bookie Louise, Lipstick, Mark Calve, James Bivens, Fred Koval, Tor Jennison
July 15- Hank Ebbott, Kat Cooke
Cameos: How did you celebrate your covid fourth of July?