PASTELS WORKSHOP: Becky Chappell taught a fall landscapes art class with pastels at Scout’s General Store on Thursday, September 13.

Benchtalk: October 5, 2018

Celebrate the Beat!

The Crested Butte Community School invites the community to the Celebrate the Beat performance, on Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m. The theme of this year’s residency is Mexican art, culture and dance. You can come early to see the art projects and writings inspired by this theme, as well as the second grade STEAM projects from their recent unit – The Cardboard Challenge! Doors open at 5:30.


 The “Arts in Public Places” installation is this Friday

Please join the Crested Butte Creative District to view and celebrate the inaugural “Arts in Public Places” (AIPP) installation at the Mallardi Theatre on Friday, October 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. Light appetizers will provided, and the Mountain Theatre’s cash bar will be open. Stick around at 7 p.m. for opening night of the Mountain Theatre’s next show, “Body Awareness.” Get your art on this Friday!


Matchsticks’ 2018 ski film at the Center for the Arts on Friday

All In, Matchstick Productions’ 2018 epic ski film delivers a first of its kind experience. This concept is spearheaded by a talented group of hard-charging women who wanted to disrupt the male-dominated ski film formula. The hometown crew will show the film in Crested Butte this Friday at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts. The show is Friday, October 5; doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m., second show doors open at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. 
Be sure to purchase the proper ticket time.


It is election season and the forum is coming up

The Crested Butte News is holding a Candidates Forum on Sunday, October 21 that will feature the two candidates for Gunnison county commissioner, Bob Schutt and Roland Mason, along with the two candidates for Gunnison county sheriff, John Gallowich and Mark Mykol. The format is set up to give citizens a chance to directly question those who want to represent them. Moderated by Denis B. Hall, the forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts and be broadcast live on KBUT public radio.


Pink awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are fortunate to have a great local organization in Tough Enough To Wear Pink that makes an impact for our friends and neighbors dealing with the disease. See page 19 for more info. As a tribute, the CB News will place a pink ribbon on our masthead during October. Thanks for all they do…


Powerful puberty workshop coming to Gunnison

An empowering five and a half hour workshop for girls ages 8 to 12 and their moms is coming the Gunnison community this month. The date of the event is October 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be held at the Kooler Shop in Gunnison. The day will be filled age-appropriate empowering, honest information and fun activities. There will be talk about the whole self: mind, body, spirit. Discussion of the “weirdness” of it all will take place in a playful, realistic and reverent way (yes, it can be done). For more information, contact: or call (970) 596-8954.



October 4- Linda Evans, Robb Pennie, Aaron Friedman, Mina Moscatelli, Jacob Parr, Chad J. Reich

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


NEWLYWEDS: Trevor Baim and Nene Ndong were married in Rockville, Maryland on September 28, with a healthy representation of Crested Butte peeps in attendance.


CELEBRATING OPEN SPACE: 1% for Open Space hosted their appreciation party at the Depot on Friday, September 28.


PASTELS WORKSHOP: Becky Chappell taught a fall landscapes art class with pastels at Scout’s General Store on Thursday, September 13.


Cameos: What will be your first reaction when the snow starts to fall?

Jen Greene
Will Gauthier
Can we go to Moab?
Jen Hestwood
Jumping up for joy
Trixie Smith
Sad but excited
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