Friday, November 27, 2020
VIRTUAL BRIDGES OF THE BUTTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the annual Bridges of the Butte Townie Tour was cancelled and changed to a virtual event. Starting on August 29 and finishing on September 12, the Adaptive Sports Center will be using Strava and other fitness tracking apps to follow each participant’s journey and to tally up a winner at the end of the race. So, hop on a bike and help raise some money for a great cause.

Benchtalk: September 4, 2020

With no Burning Man this year, See Trees returns to CB

Instead of making the journey to Black Rock City, Nev. to join thousands of other creatives in celebration at Burning Man this week, BiSH Productions is dedicating this year’s art exhibition to our hometown community. Stop by the studio at 308 Third Street (the alley behind the Secret Stash) to meet the artists and get involved. Guided by principles of radical self expression, gifting, radical inclusion, participation, communal effort, leave no trace and civic responsibility (to name a few of our faves) you’re invited to experience See Trees on the Alley Patio of the Dogwood Cocktail Cabin this Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7. Adapted for public health and safety, this immersive aspen grove presents eyes to the multiverse and features the work of various locals. Learn more and support living artists at bishproductions.org or by following on social, Instagram and Facebook: @see.trees @postmasterbish.

 

CBMBA Poker Ride

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association along with Pinnacle Orthopedics and Vaughn Law present the 2020 Poker Ride. Echoing the fundraisers of motorcycle clubs, the Poker Ride is a great way to get out on the trails, play some cards and raise money for CBMBA. For more information go to cbmba.org.

 

A Call for Stories: “What does rural America mean to you?”

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Colorado State Humanities Council, presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition examining the evolving landscape of rural America opens at the Gunnison Arts Center on October 24 and will run through November 27. “Crossroads” explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. The Gunnison Arts Center is in search of stories of Gunnison, to make this exhibit our own and wants to hear from everyone—old-timers, multi-generational families, ranchers, artists, doctors, business owners, everyone How has rural living transformed in your lifetime? How has the Gunnison Valley changed? How has change impacted the town, your industry, or your family? Send your stories to brieanna@gunnisonartscenter.org, or alysa@gunnisonartscenter.org, and help us spread the word to those locals you know with the very best stories.

 

The Center for Mental Health is there for you

The Center Support Line is free and available to our communities 24/7 for anyone feeling stressed or anxious or just needing someone to talk to. Call (970) 252-6220. The website is www.centermh.org/supportline. They are hosting Facebook live “Coping with COVID” chats every Tuesday at noon. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/centermh/. The www.centermh.org/covid19 page has been updated with lots of useful behavioral health resources, including information on how to gain free access to the myStrength app for individual use.

 

Crested Butte Museum webinar with Duane Vandenbusche

Join Dr. Duane Vandenbusche for a Gunnison Country Webinar Series every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The 14-part series is sponsored by the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Each lecture will be about 35 minutes long. Lectures will address ranching, the Black Canyon, the early days of skiing, coal mining, narrow gauge railroads, the great silver camps, farming, water, placer gold mining, Marble, the Western Slope, Gunnison and Colorado. The zoom webinar is free. Go to crestedbuttemuseum.com for details and to register.

 

Birthdays:

September 3- Matt Martin

September 4- Rick Rutkowski

September 5- Aleesha Towns-Bain, Laura Smith, Genevieve Bachman, Brooks Hudson

September 6- Alex Ewert, Brian Dale, Toby Goldberg, Natalee Hecker

September 7- Audry Jacobsen, Tracy Smith, Henrietta Raines, Shyanna Dachs, Hank De Roach

September 8- Bob Brotherton, Dennis Lass, Tyler Lucas

September 9- Julia Galloway, Sierra Leonetti, Ron Foster, Flora Rotner, Karen Janssen

 

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY: Jane and Murray Banks celebrated their fiftieth anniversary on the family’s island in the land of milk and honey.

 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Anna Cole and Chris Stringer were married on August 31 in Ouray, Colorado. Congratulations!

 

VIRTUAL BRIDGES OF THE BUTTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the annual Bridges of the Butte Townie Tour was cancelled and changed to a virtual event. Starting on August 29 and finishing on September 12, the Adaptive Sports Center will be using Strava and other fitness tracking apps to follow each participant’s journey and to tally up a winner at the end of the race. So, hop on a bike and help raise some money for a great cause.

 

Cameos: What does the first sign of snow on the peaks mean to you?

The start of a new season, happiness, and more shredding
Logan Behar
It means I need to start collecting more firewood
Liz McInroy
To every season… turn turn turn
Kaila Schroeder
Football season
Jaime Abell
It means my favorite time of the year is coming
Kat Loughan

 

 

 

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