NEWLYWEDS FIRST DANCE: Ellen Ornato and Derek Davis were married on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden surrounded by those nearest and dearest to their hearts.

Benchtalk: August 31, 2018

Progressive Book Reading on Bikes with Matthew Taylor

Pedal along with humorist and long-time beloved friend of Crested Butte Matthew Taylor as he reads Crested Butte-centric stories from his award-winning memoir Goat Lips: Tales of a Lapsed Englishman. The lively 1.5-mile criterion departs from Townie Books on Elk Avenue visiting local stops to hear “hilariously nimble” and “deeply poignant” stories before looping back to Elk Avenue for drinks and conviviality (non-bikers can take the shortened route straight from Townie Books to drinking). Meet at Townie Books Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. It is free. Taylor is also conducting a storytelling workshop on Saturday and Sunday. The workshop culminates in a live showcase of your crafted story in a Moth-Style Storytelling Showcase, Sunday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eldo.

How’s your ping pong game?

The Crested Butte Table Tennis Association is hosting a league kick off round robin social on Wednesday, September 5 at Pitas in Paradise from 8-11 p.m. For more info check out Live long, play Pong.

Zach Bauer artist reception

The consciousness of our incredible connection to the world is a central theme in Zach Bauer’s show “Tableau of Landscape Humane.” He likes to bring people closer to each fleeting moment that resides in every minute of life. His paintings mainly feature human figures interacting with enticing landscapes and wildlife. His show runs until September 10 at the Piper Gallery. The reception takes place Tuesday, September 4 at 5:30.

Mt. Emmons Mining Company Open house 

The Mt. Emmons Mining Company (MEMC) will be hosting an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Crested Butte Town Hall on Thursday, August 30. During the event, representatives from the mining company, the state Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety (DRMS), and other stakeholders will be on hand to update the public on current and on-going reclamation and water quality improvement efforts being undertaken at the Historic Keystone Mine; as well as field and answer questions from the community. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Mt. Emmons and join the conversation on reclamation and water quality in the Coal Creek watershed. This event is free and open to the public.

Get Jazzy

The Colorado Jazz Musicians Festival is just around the corner. It will take place from Sept 7 to 9 in Crested Butte. The inaugural event features 14 acts involving more than 30 musicians during the festival’s 3 days. General admission 3 day passes include admission to all performances at Crested Butte’s Center for the Arts outdoor stage, and evening shows in Mt. Crested Butte’s Grand Ballroom at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Day passes and tickets to individual acts are also available. Visit for more info.


August 30 – Steve Jennison

August 31- Rene Defourneaux

September 1- Craig Sikes, Josh Roland, Christy Sunter

September 2- Brady Babbitt, Kasey Bussiere, Theresa Henry, Maggie Donahue Dethloff, Joe Fitzpatrick

September 3- Matt Martin

September 4- Rick Rutkowski

September 5- Aleesha Towns-Bain, Laura Smith, Genevieve Bachman, Brooks Hudson

GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Crested Butte Center for the Arts held a golf fundraiser at the Club at Crested Butte on Thursday, August 23. Winning team pictured from left to right: Ryan Huning, Grant Huning, John Carter, and Rob Nelon won with a score of 63 (handicap score 50).


NEWLYWEDS FIRST DANCE: Ellen Ornato and Derek Davis were married on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden surrounded by those nearest and dearest to their hearts.


DISCOVERING MY DREAMS: Artist Audrey Anderson held a reception for her work displayed in the Center for the Arts Piper Gallery on Tuesday, August 21.


Buying skis
Marilynn Mancini
Indian summer and
being out in the mountains
with my family
Barbara Mason
Gorgeous fall colors and
the skiing that is right
around the corner.
MJ Conlin
Lisa Cramton
Sue Verdecchia

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