Benchtalk April 28


The iconic local spring runoff event, the CB3P, is this Sunday, April 30. Race starts at Mountaineer Square at 10 a.m. and finishes at the Gunnison Whitewater Park. Pole, pedal and paddle your way from one end of the valley to the other by yourself or on a team. Registration and information can be found at

Steep recognition

One of our local Elk Avenue restaurants received accolades from the website The Last Steep was tapped as one of the best restaurants in the entire state along with such notables as Mizuna, the Ore House and Jax Fish House “The state of Colorado might be most popular for its mountains and ski resorts, but this place also boasts some pretty fabulous food. From farm-to-table eateries to longest-running favorites, this list points out the most essential restaurants in Colorado that embrace the culture of the Rockies,” the website states. “This family-run restaurant (the Steep) boasts American food in a chill pub atmosphere.”

Meet a state senator at the bar

Colorado state senator Kerry Donovan is going to be in Crested Butte this Saturday, April 29 for a town hall at the Eldo Brewery from 5-6 p.m. Come by and ask your representative a question or two.

WSCU art show this afternoon – Thursday

The Art Department and Quigley Gallery at Western State Colorado University invites the public to the Spring BA Senior Group Exhibit Convocation, celebrating the 11 exhibiting students, on Thursday April 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the John and Georgie Kincaid Concert Hall, followed by a reception, feasting, and merriment.

Risers 4 Rett 2017 Fly-Fishing Tournament in Almont this weekend

On the weekend of April 27-30, approximately 30 teams will participate in the fifth annual Risers 4 Rett (R4R) charity flyfishing tournament to benefit the multidisciplinary Rett Clinic at The Children’s Hospital–Colorado. Risers 4 Rett is a fundraising arm of the Rocky Mountain Rett Association (RMRA). Thirty two-person teams will have access to world-class public and private water, fishing two full days with professional guides on the Gunnison River, the East River and the Taylor River. Throughout the weekend, awards will be given for most fish, and biggest fish caught, and for participants and guides who go “above and beyond” helping with fundraising and/or event support.


April 27- Chris Cottrell, Maggie McRaith, Caroline Czenkusch, Jack Huckins, Kyle Benton, Hope Freeman

April 28- Amanda Wojtalik, Eliza Holes, Taylor Garcia, Meike Meissner, Lisa Verhulst, Ruby Laemmel

April 29- Dorothy Falco, Tommy Rozman, Jeffrey Snyder, Greg Gero, Jen Kessner, Phoebe Cahir, Ellie Debnam, Karl Trujillo

April 30- Harvey Castro, Bev Kier, Hillari Spencer, Griffin Rhines, Tracy Nichols, Brianna Bode, Elaine Benes, Molly LaTourette-Gifford

May 1- Nicole O’Connor, Cheri Dills, Bob Brazell, Brianna Gomez, Pat O’Neill, Christine Geer, Max Molitor, Monika and Miki Olesen, Rask Dietrich

May 2- Bob Wojtalik, Tony Lambert

May 3- Ali Smith, Scott Truex, Sandy Leinsdorf, Andrew Lypps, Willy Truettner, Cole Hawley

CAMEO: How much snow do you think we will get in May?

I don’t want to give you my actual guess cause it might come true. John LaDuke
6 million millimeters.
Turner Peterson
2 inches.
Brennan Grent
Hopefully none.
Skylar Klemme
A foot and a half.
Avery Bernholtz








REMOTE MARCH: Even in one of the most isolated parts of the country in April, people participated in the March for Science event on Saturday, April 22. courtesy photo


ANIMAL FAIR: CBCS kids attended the annual Ag Venture Day and Small Animal Fair at the Gunnison rodeo grounds. photo by Karen Redden.

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