Benchtalk February 5, 2016

Busy start to February

There should be no shortage of things to do this week. The mountains are packed with powder so be careful out there. And then enjoy the Alley Loop and all of its attractions or the annual Attitude Adjustment Party on Friday night or a quick-and-dirty Mardi Gras parade this Tuesday on Elk Avenue.

Flauschink button contest

It is that time of year. Artists, try your hand at making Crested Butte history and a big $50 check. Express your inner artist and design this year’s Flauschink button.  Be sure to include the word Flauschink and 2016. Please send entries to Sherrie Vandervoort at PO Box 152, CB. All entries should be in by February 28.

Adjust your attitude this Friday

One of the best parties of the winter season is this Friday. The Crested Butte Professional Ski Patrol is throwing the annual Attitude Adjustment Party at Butte 66 starting at 7 p.m. Raffles, live music and lots of your friends will be there to help raise money for some locals in need.

Backcountry Bistro at the Nordic Yurt on Sundays

This Sunday and every Sunday, CB Nordic hosts the Backcountry Bistro at Magic Meadows. Serving up hot and cold drinks, a warm fire, sweet treats, soup and local hospitali-tea! On the Nordic trail system at Magic Meadows Yurt. Sundays from 10-2.

Parties and celebration means changes to Mountain Express.

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the next week and as a result the Mountain Express will be adjusting its schedule. Changes will be made for the Ski Patrol Attitude Adjustment Party on Friday, the Alley Loop event all weekend and the Mardi Gras parade on Tuesday. If you want details, visit the website at or call 349-5616.

Meet your state representatives

Colorado Rep. Millie Hamner and state Sen. Kerry Donovan will hold a public conversation Saturday morning, February 6 at 10:30 a.m., at the Ann Zugelder Public Library, at 307 Wisconsin Ave. in Gunnison. There may even be a special guest on hand! Then Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Rep. Hamner and Sen. Donovan will be on hand for drinks and discussion at Montanya Distillers, 212 Elk Ave., Crested Butte. Please come out and greet them.


February 4- Hannah Watt, Stephanie Shrieves, Kate Seeley, Luke Collins

February 5- Cam Helland, Rob Quint, Milo Wynne

February 6- Geordie VanMarter, Josh Elmer, Nancy Yuskaitis

February 7- Alex Fenlon, Pete Sharp, Elaine Weston, Connie Helland, Tyler Johnson, Margaret Schaffer

February 8- Nancy Bell, Fred Drake, Bob Browne, Amy Needham, Kim Bosler, Karla College, Avery Bernholtz

February 9- Evan Dawson, Ian Loeffler, Abaigeal Lypps

February 10- Eddie Stern, Cathy Benson, Sky Egelhoff, Mark Goldberg, Peter Helland, Joe Leinsdorf,  Tess Hillman

Cameos: How deep is it out there?


It’s hard to find the bottom…

Mike Lewis

Deeper than I can get in to.

Krueger (Hot Mess Express)


Nipple deep at the dairy farm.

Chris Meyer


So deep, I lost my stamp book while sending it!

Audrey Morris


Chesticle deep.

Arielle Watkins


CONGRATULATIONS: Grace Ginger McGrath was born to Bill and Taylor on January 6 at 4:20 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 18.5 inches, joining two-year-old brother Mic.        courtesy photo


WELLNESS FAIR:  Cathy Steinberger, Gunnison Valley Health Foundation board member, checked in Lisa Cramton at the Health and Wellness Fair offering blood testing on Friday, January 29 at Parish Hall.      photo by Lydia Stern


BUSINESS, BOOKS AND WINE: Another Chamber After Hours event was held last week at the Old Rock Library.    photo  by Petar Dopchev

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