MENTORS AND MENTEES: The Young Professionals Network had a meet and greet for mentors and mentees at Donita’s on Monday, April 8.

Benchtalk: April 12, 2019

Coming up at the CB Center for the Arts

This week at The Art Studio is Easter Paint Your Own Pottery (Saturday, April 13) then the Crested Butte Film Festival presents Andy Irons: Kissed by God (Thursday, April 18). The April session of Creativity and Cocktails: Leather & Liquor takes place (Tuesday, April 23) and the final session of Art for Ages 11-14: Beaded Jewelry (Wednesday, April 24).

The Early Days of Gunnison

Duane Vandenbusche will present a slideshow: The Early Days of Gunnison at the Western Colorado University Ballroom at 7 p.m., April 17. Admission is free and prizes will be given out. Many pictures of early day Gunnison will be included.

Call for Artists

The Crested Butte Creative District (in partnership with the Town) has released two calls for artists/requests for proposals for the new Town Park Sculpture Garden and a Destination Sign for Town Park. Please visit for more information about the projects and to apply. Proposals are due by May 17, 2019.

Passover Seder with Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Congregation B’nai Butte

B’nai Butte Congregation and Rabbi Hillel Katzir will be hosting a community Seder/potluck on Saturday, April 20th at 6 p.m. at the Plaza Condos in Mt. CB in the conference room. Please RSVP to Leslie Elfenbein by email: by 4/14/2019.

Gunnison Art Center Intro to Wheel Throwing—Single-day classes

Have you always wanted to experience throwing on the wheel but did not know if you wanted to commit to a six-week class? Then this class is for you, at the Gunnison Arts Center on Fridays, April 12 and May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. with instructor Abra Karbin. This class will give you the opportunity to spend time in the GAC’s clay studio, become acquainted with their equipment and learn the basics of wheel throwing. The fee is $60 per session and $51 for GAC members; all supplies are included. Pre-registration is required.

Peer services to help with mental health issues in Crested Butte

The Center for Mental Health is offering a new program free to the public: Peer Services. A peer is a caring community member who has walked through his or her own journey with mental health issues and is there to help you find your way through difficult times. Unlike therapy, a peer guides you from his or her own personal experience and can meet you for fun activities like walks, Nordic skiing, or coffee around town. Peers can address substance use issues, depression, anxiety and more. For more information call or text (970) 596-6287.


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

April 12- Lynda Jackson, Les Choy, Steve Hecker, Stosh Crawford, Pete Rinaldi, Mia Ukasick, Aaron Webb, Woody Sherwood, Kevin McDonough, Lyndsey Siera Gross, Mary Quinn, Steve Hecker

April 13- Barb Peters, Erika Roseberry, Paul Holder, Bobbie Reinhardt, Britni Werner, Danielle Gillman

April 14- Megan Mensing, Bob Huckins, John Ryan, Kelli Councilman, Tim Allenbaugh, Bev Jordi, Justin Wheeler, Ren Kern, Jen Nolan. Katy Kay

April 15- Bill Roseberry, John Biro, Jan Murdock, Noella Fouquet, Susan Gellert

April 16- Cassidy Hardin, Andy Booth, Eban Wight

April 17- Laurie Barnard, Kathy Napoli


MENTORS AND MENTEES: The Young Professionals Network had a meet and greet for mentors and mentees at Donita’s on Monday, April 8.


CHANGES: Betsy Weibe’s last night as a longtime bartender at the Wooden Nickel was Friday, April 5. Eric Roemer was sad, Betsy was happy and Julia Kortz was busy.


NEW BUSINESS: Wicks Clean & Organize is available for all your organizing and deep cleaning needs. Creating usable spaces in your home and also available to help with packing and unpacking when moving. You can reach Nancy Wicks at 970-641-4742.


Cameos: What are your off season plans?

Follow my family to ocean waters.
Nathan Bilow
I’m going to Florida b*tches!
Holly Harmon
We were going to hike, but husband ran in to me on skis, so now I’ll be on the couch. Thanks, Dan. #netflixandchill
Ashley UpChurch
Just settling in, waiting for the trails to melt.
Jackson Espeset
Getting out of town, going somewhere warm.
Heather Leonard

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