Benchtalk October 6, 2017

Thursday’s a busy evening…so multi-task with help from KBUT

There is no shortage of things happening on Thursday, October 5. There is Celebrate the Beat dance performance at the community school. There’s an Iron Pour at the top of Elk Ave. And of course there’s a public meeting on the Brush Creek housing proposal. KBUT will air the Brush Creek Parcel meeting live on Thursday, October 5th, starting at 6 p.m. Tune in to KBUT for this important meeting if you can’t make it in person to the event at the Center for the Arts.

Pour some Iron on Thursday

The iron pour activity begins at 4:30 when the fires are started. The iron pour performance is scheduled for 7:30. That’s when the molten iron dances in the dark. It takes place at the west end of town on Old Kebler Pass Road. Dress warm and follow the signs.

Watch some Matchstick skiing on Saturday

It is ski movie season and local production company Matchstick Productions will be showing what they say is the funniest, most action-packed ski movie of 2017: DROP EVERYTHING, presented by Under Armour. The shows at the CB Center for the Arts take place Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. and feature local skier Aaron Blunck among others. Tickets are available at the Brick Oven and Soma.

Family Film at the Library on Friday

Join other film-goers Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. when the Crested Butte Library will show Harriet the Spy (PG, 1 hr., 40 min.) as part of our First Friday Family Film series. Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, or whatever you need to make yourselves comfortable, to watch Harriet as she gets into all kinds of conflicts with her friends, while running a spy business. For more information contact the Crested Butte Library at (970) 349-6535 or via email:

CBCS Fall Break Community Workshops 

Are you looking for something fun for your children to do during the fall school break?  We hope you will join us at the Crested Butte Community School October 10-13 (Tuesday – Friday) from 8:30 – 3:30 for fun art, science, games, Legos and other activities for K-6 students. Sign up for as many days as you’d like. $35/day; scholarships available. For more information, contact Jill at

Public Health annual flu clinic

It’s that time a year again: the flu season is here. The flu clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Family Services Building, 225 N. Pine St. in Gunnison or on Thursday, October 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Crested Butte Town Hall, 507 Maroon Ave. Medicaid, Medicare, uninsured, and private insurance are accepted or pay $25 for the flu shot. The shot is for ages six months and up. This helps Public Health practice for public health emergencies, so bring the whole family—kids, too. Call Public Health with questions at (970) 641-0209.


October 5- Tyler Hansen, Maria Poor, Pepi Valian, Alex Church, John Cullinan

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, Erin Fabbre

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

CAMEOS: If you were a fairy, what kind of fairy would you be?

Snowflake fairy. -Jill Matlock
Warm loving light fairy. -Jessi Shoemaker
Binky fairy. -Nola James
Fairy of pig ears. -Sage
Bacon and whiskey fairy. -Zack Gustafson
CONGRATULATIONS: Robin Brazell and Sean Enberg, were married August 12th, 2017 at the Mt. Crested Butte wedding garden. Currently residing in northern California, Robin was born and raised in Crested Butte and Sean is from northern California. courtesy photo
CONGRATULATIONS: Hannah Fransen and Will Minter were married on July 22nd at Uley’s cabin and a fantastic time was had by all. photo by Alison White Photography


CONGRATULATIONS: Althea Kalyna Stiles was born to Sofia Kovalenko and Randall Scott Stiles Jr. on August 3, 2017 joining her sister Jasper (age 2). courtesy photo

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