Benchtalk May 31, 2019

Cottonwood closed until August

The county commissioners have extended the closure of Cottonwood Pass until August 12. The paving and realignment project may not be completely finished at that point, but the commissioners are satisfied that the contractor will be able to manage traffic safely. And thanks to the cold weather and snow this past week, conditions remain the same on Kebler Pass and it remains closed.

Are you ready for the
Fish Fry?

KBUT Fish Fry and Summer Raffle tickets are on sale now. Join KBUT for a Cajun-style fish dinner and music from the New Orleans Suspects Tribal Gold band. Plus, play the Summer Raffle to win Phish tickets, ROMP skis, bicycles, tickets to music festivals, a Monarch ski pass and more. The Fish Fry and Raffle drawing will be held on Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m. at KBUT’s 17th Annual Fish Fry dinner at Crank’s Plaza, 508 Maroon Ave. All proceeds benefit KBUT Community Radio. Find ticket information at

Celebrate student 


Attend a special “Red Carpet Screening” of short films written, filmed, edited and produced by budding Crested Butte Community School filmmakers on Friday, May 31, 5:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. The CBCS Enrichment Program, Crested Butte Film Festival, GCSAPP (Gunnison County Substance Abuse Prevention Project), Center for the Arts and the Crested Butte Creative District joined forces to provide the six-week “Filmmakers’ Club” for CBCS middle and high school students at no cost this spring.

Buy a piece of CBMR

Get to the Adventure Center early on Sunday, June 2. CBMR will sell the former Twister and Teocalli lift chairs, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. One hundred fifty chairs will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, with one chair per person. Employees get first dibs with 88 chairs going for $150. The general public can snatch up the rest for $300. All proceeds will benefit the EpicPromise Employee Foundation and the Crested Butte Land Trust and its Long Lake land exchange project. It is up to the purchaser to wrangle the somewhat awkward 75-pound yard art into a vehicle and get it out of the CBMR parking lot by 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Trailhead Summer

Registration is open for the Trailhead’s Summer Programming for ages 2 ½ to 11, running June 10 to August 23. The Trailhead offers Outdoor Playdate for the littles; Art Camp for ages 5 to 9; Explore, Create, Play Camp for ages 6 to 11; and Advanced Art Camp for kids 9 to 11. In addition, the Trailhead offers After Experience on Tuesdays and Thursdays for kids ages 5 to 11. To register for summer camps, visit The Trailhead will run its classes starting in July at the new Center for the Arts classrooms. In addition, the Trailhead will be moving the museum itself into the existing Center building once the Center is fully moved into the new facility next door. The Trailhead will be located at the Nordic Center until July.


May 30- Talley Nichols, Madison Lambert

May 31- Nancy Serfas, Ceci Ervin, Robbie Vandervoort, Rayne Gainous, Steve Dobbin, Jim Brenny, Tom Jackson, Tom Rudder, Alice Jennison

June 1- Tim White, Beth Edmiston

June 2- Ted Bosler, Zach Knoll, Edie Shuman-Gibson

June 3- Rosie Gebhart, Jean Bell-Dumas, Anna Aronovic, Elizabeth Bond

June 4- Mark Alling, Gary Sprung, Veronica Walton, Jordan Preston, Ben Barney

June 5- Jim Murry, Karen Saeger, Nathan Schield, Talie Morrison, Adele Bachman, Chris Sharpe, Max Lamb, Robin Cheney, Dave Carbonetti, Patti Kaech, Mary Lass, Rebecca Susan Ofstedahl, Talie Morrison, Carie O’Neal, Abby Norton

Stay close to home.
Priscila Palhavã
Do what’s best for you.
Paddy Manning
Don’t be afraid to fail.
Evan Kezsbom
Just go get a tattoo.
Jamie Thompson
Thank your teachers.
Barbara Mason
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Jessica O’Leary and Jeff Brew were married on January 19th among close family and friends. The intimate reception was held at the Depot. -photo by Alison White Photography
TEN-MINUTE PLAYS: The Mallardi Mountain Theatre featured performances of ten minute plays with the theme “Bored Games.” photo by Lydia Stern
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: On April 25, 2019 Izrael Cantu and Summer Onstad welcomed their new son Ivan Alexander-Tuff Cantu to the world. Ivan is the third boy in the family joining his two brothers, Nirvana Mathews and Izrael Cantu Jr. courtesy photo

Check Also

Benchtalk: September 10, 2021

Museum holding a bike event Friday Join the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum on Friday, …