WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Marie and Bryan Curtis were married at the Woods Walk on the Summer Solstice with a reception at the Public House.

Benchtalk: July 19, 2019

Take a tour of the new Adaptive Sports HQ

The Adaptive Sports Center is now offering tours of the recently completed Kelsey Wright Building Tour times are every Monday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. If you would like to join a tour please email or call 970 349-5075. The Kelsey Wright Building is located on the Mt. Crested Butte base area at 19 Emmons Rd. Tours take about 45 minutes.

Organ concert Sunday

Join us at UCC on Sunday, July 21st at 11am for a free organ concert by Jay Parotta. Mr. Parotta is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and has received numerous awards and scholarships for his keyboard skills. 403 Maroon Avenue.

Mountain Heritage Museum offering unique tours each Saturday

The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is offering new themed tours on Saturday mornings throughout the summer, with local historians and speakers of different backgrounds who share their knowledge about this diverse valley. The next one is July 27 with David Primus, a local historian, will lead an 1880s walking tour of Gunnison. By 1882, Gunnison was booming—it had two railroads, two newspapers, four schools and six churches. Using the 1882 Bird’s Eye View of Gunnison, Dave will help you imagine Gunnison as it was in 1882. The tour will cover both West Gunnison and East Gunnison, two rival towns in the early days. Dave specializes in researching the more obscure details of history—you will learn things you never knew before. Meet at 114 N. Boulevard at 9 a.m. You may park in the lot. Tour is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

Vandenbusche to offer summer history lessons and tour

Join Dr. Duane Vandenbusche for the two remaining Western Wednesday classes this summer. The next one is The Land of Canyons and Minerals: A tour of Blue Mesa Reservoir and talk on the towns covered by the water, Lake City and the Hinsdale County Museum, Lake San Cristobal and the Alferd Packer site, then the Black Canyon and back to Gunnison. July 24, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To sign up for any of the Wednesdays, contact Extended Studies at Western Colorado University. The phone number is (970) 943-2068 or sign up online.

Register for Living Journeys fundraiser

Support the Living Journeys fundraiser and enjoy being with locals and visitors alike on Saturday, July 27 for the Summit Hike and Half Marathon. Visit for details and to register online. Participate in your experience and experience your participation.

Roger Kahn to read from his new book about mid-time Crested Butte

Join the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. for a reading by Roger Kahn of his newly published book, How Crested Butte Became a Tourist Town: Drugs, Sex, Sports, Arts, and Social Conflict. The book is a fun-filled social history that is based on extensive research. This is a free event being held at the Museum on the corner of 4th and Elk Ave. Visit or call (970) 349-1880 for more information.


July 18- Eric Beck, OB Oberling, Melissa Leftwich, Emma McDuff, Olivia Lueckemeyer

July 19- Lina Glick, Cis Berry, Terren Judson

July 20- Jacob Bernholtz, Laura Freeman, Henry Cahir, David Villanueva, Kat Hassebroek,

July 21- Tom Martin, Maila Olson, Leslie Locklear, Peace Wheeler, Ross Orton, Ashley Harrington

July 22- Lucy Zavala, Walker Carroll, Lisa D’Arrigo

July 23- Emma Vosburg, Aaron Lypps, Brad Sorock, Denise Duffy, Frank Clause, Denise Reinert

July 24- Tom Miller, Meriska Koekemoer


WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Despite being the second day of summer, Jennifer McCullough and David Book were married on a snowy day on June 22, 2019. The ceremony and reception were held at the Mountain Wedding Garden.


WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Marie and Bryan Curtis were married at the Woods Walk on the Summer Solstice with a reception at the Public House.


BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: On June 8, parents Adam and Tessa Broderick (along with Rowdy) welcomed their first child, Makai Michael Broderick, into the world.


Cameos: What kind of mid-summer plans are you still looking forward to?

Moving that mountain
Ross Tunkey
Days off and camping up
Paradise Divide
Whitney Laurien
Actually living in Crested Butte as a new resident
Alex Onowen
Bonnie Brode
Making my way up to
Scarp’s Ridge
Johnny Seale

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