Benchtalk October 7, 2016

Iron Pour is Thursday

One of the most unique events in the country is becoming an annual tradition in Crested Butte – an iron pour. The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts hosts the Second Annual Community Collaborative Iron Pour in Crested Butte this Thursday evening. An Iron Pour is the creation of sculpture through the pouring of molten iron into molds. Both local and visiting artists gather to choreograph this intensely beautiful art. The grand finale of the week is the Pour Day on Thursday, October 6 beginning at 4:30 p.m. and lasting until after dark. The gathering is held at the top of Elk Avenue. Everyone is welcome.

Winter is on its way, so prepare  

The town has sent out its annual autumn request to get ready for winter. Please remove all personal items from sidewalks and town rights-of-way, including bike racks, benches, tables, and chairs. Please unlock your bike from town bike racks by October 15.

Forum date change

The CB News is changing the date of its candidate’s forum. Instead of a Wednesday, we will get together on a Sunday with the candidate’s for county commissioner to talk policy and ask questions. The forum will now be held on Sunday, October 23 at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts.

Fall Break Community Workshops for K-6 students 

The Community Workshops will be offering classes & activities at CBCS October 11-14, during fall break. Kindergarten through sixth grade students are welcome to join us for lots of fun each day! Activities include art (sponsored by the CB Arts Festival), cooking with Mountain Roots, science experiments, Legos, games, a Friday afternoon movie and more! Sign up for as many days as you’d like. $35/day/child; scholarships available. Register online at For more information, contact Jill van Tiel at

Fire safety for seniors

Join the Gunnison fire marshal for a discussion on fire safety for seniors. “Fire Safety in the Home” will help you recognize fire risks and behaviors in your home and preventative steps you can take to save your home (and in some cases, your life!). Mark your calendars for this unique event October 12, 2016 11 a.m. – noon at the Senior Center.

Outerbike coming to CB

Outerbike has announced it will bring one of its events to Crested Butte next summer. The Crested Butte Outerbike will be held August 18-20, 2017 and will be produced in partnership with Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The Crested Butte event will make use of the resort’s developing Evolution Bike Park. Outerbike is one of the largest bike gatherings held for mountain bikers.


October 6- Kristy Acuff, Lindi Beekman, Brenda Alagna

October 7- Jennifer Glick, O’Hare Mullady

October 8- Barb Burrowes, Ann Socha, Brent Robinson, Bill Babbitt, Adam ‘Is Stoked’ Broderick, Andi Burnite

October 9- Dylan Smith, Greg Payne, Jesse Helland, Ariana Woods, Amanda Smith, Matthew Cody Alagna

October 10- Melissa Rose, Julia Brazell, Zach Vosburg, Michael Villanueva, Ariel Lypps, Bob Vandervoort, Isaac Evans

October 11- Joyce Lamb, Jed Frame, Sandy Read, Samuel Stepanek, Chelsea Paulino

October 12- Kimberly Metsch, Matthew Hardin, Beth Appleton, Joe Alagna, Tracy Freeman, Michael Marchitelli

Dead leaves. Chip Dennison
The death of summer. Kelly McGuire
The stimulating sounds of autumn. Mary Tuck
Moose. Maria Fenerty
Abiotic material. Oliver Van Tiel
CONGRATULATIONS: Newlyweds Brian Chapel and Katie Vandervoort were married on September 24 at her grandparents’ home in Wildbird. courtesy photo
CONGRATULATIONS: Ben Watts and Taylor Garcia were married at the Wilder on Saturday, August 13 and will be residing in London, England. courtesy photo
CONGRATULATIONS: Chris Shewmake and Kyndal Carolus were married on July 16, 2016 at the Club at Crested Butte. photo by Alison White Photography


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