BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Hilary and Peter French recently welcomed their first child, Harper Violet French, into the world on June 5, 2019.

Benchtalk: July 26, 2019

CBMR to host Living Journeys Summit Hike and half marathon on Saturday

Join Living Journeys on a hike to the top of Mt. Crested Butte and raise money to provide support, education and awareness to those living with cancer. The half marathon begins and ends in the CBMR base area and follows multi-use trails and access roads throughout the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park. Registration for the hike and half marathon includes a light brunch in the base area and a swag item from Living Journeys. For event registration and information call (970) 349-0591 or visit

Taste some vino and food

This week at the Center kicks off the Crested Butte Food + Wine Festival (Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28) with a cellar full of tasting and seminar opportunities to learn more about wine and spirits – from rosé to weird wines to even tequila and whiskey. Don’t miss the capstone celebration of the Grand Tasting on Saturday, July 27 at 3 p.m.!

CB Museum walking tour in Gunnison this Saturday

The Crested Butte Museum is offering a series of special walking tours this summer and fall. This week’s tour takes place in Gunnison on Saturday morning with a walking tour with David Primus. Primus, a local historian, will lead an 1880s 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. 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.

Traveling art show to benefit local non-profits

Crested Butte artist Nick Rayder has donated several of his cherished works to raise critical funds for local non-profits in a traveling art show. These special pieces are on display at Six Points until August 27, at the Gunnison Valley Mentors located at the 8th St. School Mentoring Center from July 29 through August 10, and separate pieces at Roxana Alvarez’s Crested Butte studio. Items benefitting Six Points, Gunnison Valley Mentors and St. Mary’s Garage are available by silent auction, with winners announced in late August. Place your bid today: call GV Mentors at (970) 641-5513 for more information.

Mountain Theatre offering kid workshops

The Crested Butte Mountain Theatre is proud to support the growth of the community’s young thespians and technicians through YouTheatre! The group’s participants, who range from five years old through seniors in high school, enjoy enormous growth through acting, backstage roles, musical training, speech and dance. YouTheatre is a production-based group, and utilizes an effective “learn by doing” approach through collaboration with professional artists from our own community. The camp will be held from August 5 to August 17. Visit for more information and registration.


July 25- Kevin Chedd, Kori Caskey, Dave Moody

July 26- Denise Brazell

July 27- David Owen, Dano Marshall, Corinna Donovan, Jerry Smith, Paula Dietrich, Reggie Masters

July 28- Bill Mog, Izzy Singleton, Sharon Albrecht, Jane Pilon, Will Bryan

July 29- Mary Gifford, Dan Devlin

July 30- Jill Norris, Dusty

Demerson, Mary Barbour, Marla Covey, Joyce Dalbey, KimReichhelm

July 31- Betsy Heartfield, Johnny Biggers


SOCRATES CAFE: The Old Rock Community Library hosted a philosophical group called Socrates Cafe last month. The library regularly holds such discussions and everyone is invited to participate.


THE GOOD OLD DAYS: Roger Kahn signed copies and read excerpts from his new book, How Crested Butte Became a Tourist Town – Drugs, Sex, Sports, Arts, and Social Conflict at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum on Saturday, July 20.


BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Hilary and Peter French recently welcomed their first child, Harper Violet French, into the world on June 5, 2019.


Cameos: How do you cool off on these hot summer days?

Set up a slip and slide into
a baby pool
Ryder Smith
Swim in Long Lake
Wiley St. Germain
Swimming in a river
Walker St. Germain
Floating and getting splashed in the rapids of the Gunnison River
Levi St. Germain
Spray the hose straight
into the air
Dad St. Germain

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