Benchtalk April 6

End of the season party with Dead Head Ed

Dead Head Ed is hosting his 10th Annual End of the Season Party at the Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 7. Doors open at 8 p.m. with opening act Eli and Willa Emmitt followed by the infamous Shakedown Street. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Girls soccer this weekend

The Crested Butte high school girls soccer team is off to a great start winning four of their first five games this year. They play their first home games of the season this weekend. They host Ignacio on Friday, April 6 at 4 p.m. and then Cortez on Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. All games are played at the Gunnison High School football field.

Historical reader’s theater production at museum Friday and Saturday

The Crested Butte Heritage Museum is partnering with local playwright Michael Callihan and The Up Valley, Down Valley Players again this year for a reader’s theatre production of a new local historical play, Crackshots, Crack Pots and a Cannibal. See the play this weekend, Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 at the Crested Butte Heritage Museum. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Author to speak at Townie Books on Tuesday

Author and journalist, Helen Thorpe will read and sign her new book, The Newcomers at Townie Books on Tuesday, April 10th at 6 p.m. The Newcomers follows the lives of 22 refugee teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, in a beginner-level English Language Acquisition class. These newcomers come from nations convulsed by drought, famine, and war. The event is free and open to the public. Townie Books is located at 414 Elk Avenue.

April book club books starts Tuesday at Kochevar’s

The Library’s Books-n-Bars book club will meet on Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Kochevar’s Saloon to discuss Swan by Frances Mayes. The Novel Tea will meet on Thursday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Library to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Copies of these titles are available to borrow from the Library or can be purchased at Townie Books.


April 5- Jayde Taylor Wilderson, Morgan Moss, Kirk Amster

April 6- Julie Walters, Aine Falter

April 7- Mary Picciano, John Yankowich, Simon Winter, Michael Hensley, Leah Fischer, Mike Knoll

April 8- Jacque Quint, Ali McGuire, Pete Schewe, Lizzy Plotkin

April 9- Nicole Reycraft, Randog Koontz, Jessica Frankman, Hannah Godwin, Brad DesAulniers

April 10- Janna Hansen, Joshua “Swayze” Adam, Joey Wheeler

April 11- Brad Cadwell, Hilt Freeman, Brad Crosby, Bailey Hosier, Hilt Freeman, Suzanne Pierson

In the water with just my flyrod and the sounds of the river. Collin Burger
When I’m nice and relaxed with my cup of coffee.
Shane McMahon
When I’m with my family.
Krista Chavez
When I’m around someone that I’ve just met. Cole Thomas
When I’m listening to some quality music.
Jordan Todd


JIMBO TALBOT FUNDRAISER: The Red Room hosted a night of dancing and fun, along with a silent auction to support Jimbo Talbot on Wednesday, March 28. photo by Gavin McLaughlin


50th ANNIVERSARY FLAUSCHINK ART AT ITS BEST: The Flauschink Committee represented by Sherrie Vandervoort (middle) awarded its amazing poster artist Susan Anderton and wonderful Royal Milner Laurie Voegeli with checks and praise. photo by Lydia Stern


CONGRATULATIONS: Ben and Kate Somrak of Mt. Crested Butte, welcomed their son Canaan Beckwith Somrak into the world on February 19 at 11:52 a.m. A seventh generation Crested Butte local and 2032 Olympic skiing hopeful, Canaan weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 20.75 inches. Also welcoming him to the family is two-year-old sister, Avery James and grandmother Sherrie Somrak of Broomfield, CO. courtesy photo




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