Gunnison, CO

QuickChek Opens Newly Designed New Jersey Store

QuickChek has opened a larger, newly designed store in Parlin, N.J., on Sept. 20, 2022, complete with fuel and expanded food options. The innovative 4,542-square-foot stand-alone store at the intersection of 3101 Bordentown Ave. and Cheesequake Road replaces a smaller QuickChek and features the company’s new exterior with a green tower and “Fresh to Go” interior layout designed to enhance the shopping experience for those who live, work in and travel through the Parlin-Sayreville area.
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Elk Run cross country redux

For a few fortunate teams, Crested Butte was the place to be on Saturday. The elevation may have bit a tad on the side of high, but the views and cool fall air likely more than made up for it. Things developed into a fairly tight battle at the top...
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Across the Western Slope, COVID pandemic attitudes and responses varied from county to county

Most people can remember how their lives changed when the COVID-19 pandemic reached their corner of the world. “I still have a sticky note on my computer,” Gunnison County Public Health director Joni Reynolds said. “It just simply has the date and positive test. It was March 9, the first positive test we had in Gunnison County. And it changed my world. It changed the whole world.”

Quarterback leads Mountaineers past Eagles

GUNNISON, Colo. -- September 24, 2022 -- Senior quarterback Conner Desch completed 15 of 18 passes for 234 yards and five touchdowns in the first half as the Western Colorado Mountaineers built a 42-7 intermission lead and went on to down the Chadron State Eagles 56-28 on Saturday in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game in Gunnison.

Photo Of The Day By Rick Dunnahoo

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Crested Butte Film Festival returns in-person and virtually

The 2022 Crested Butte Film Festival returns in person and virtually, starting September 21. The festival features over 75 films, panel discussions, filmmaker talks and more. Michael Brody, the festival's artistic and programming director, is also co-creator of the festival which is now in its twelfth year. "So I went...
News Channel Nebraska

Eagles to visit Western Colorado Saturday

CHADRON, Neb. -- September 22, 2022 -- Still looking for its first win of the season, the Chadron State football team will play on a soccer field in Gunnison, Colo., on Saturday afternoon when it takes on the Western Colorado Mountaineers. Kickoff is set for 1 o'clock. The strange setting...
Crested Butte News

GVH hires general surgeon, radiologist but still short staffed

Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) is making some strides in hiring for key positions in the overall hospital system, but continues to struggle in filling a large number of needed positions due to the housing squeeze. In a report to Gunnison County commissioners last week, GVH CEO Jason Amrich said GVH has had some hiring success lately and needs to navigate a changing industry for traveling nurses and most of all, find more employee housing for hiring and retention incentives. And despite many open positions, the travel position costs weigh heavily on the system’s personnel budget.

West Slope on tap for $13 million in broadband funding

Thousands of residents from the Western Slope are in line to receive high-speed internet through a nearly $14 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to an announcement Thursday from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will receive $13,885,361 to connect 3,577 people,...
Crested Butte News

Imitating beavers:

A Taylor Park project aims to rehabilitate former wetlands. “If I asked you to draw a picture of a stream, you would probably draw this,” says wetlands ecologist Mark Beardsley, as he gestures at a meandering mountain stream behind him known as Trail Creek, high up in the Taylor Park area west of Taylor Reservoir. “But that’s not the natural condition of many of these big headwater mountain systems. A stream is still water moving down a hill, but the way it’s moving is different at this site than the one we’re moving to next.”
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Community Calendar Thursday, September 22–Wednesday, September 28

• Main Gallery: “Home Again” by Connie Schlepp Weiskopf (through September 30). • Cafe Gallery: “Bodies at Rest” by Paige Stewart (through September 30). • Tredway Gallery: “Combining Art & Technology Beautifully” by AxtionArt (through September 30). CB Center for the Arts:. • Kinder...
Crested Butte News

Air service becoming a bigger factor in the Gunnison Valley economy

JSX looking at direct flights from both Dallas and Austin. While higher lodging rates in the valley seem to have put a damper on the drive market coming into the valley this past summer, the airline traffic was robust and those higher spending visitors apparently made up in spending what was lost with fewer overall people coming to the valley.
Crested Butte News

Fire District buying land in county from Spanns for new safety campus

With a contract signed this week to purchase more Spann Ranch property near the Crested Butte cemetery and just north of the town boundary, the Crested Butte Fire Protection District (CBFPD) is one step closer to having a place to build a new fire hall and search-and-rescue building. The CBFPD...
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Titan runners saddle up for Cowboy Invitational

The Crested Butte Titans cross-country team had the unique benefit of traveling a mere 30 miles for their latest meet when they headed to the Mountaineer Cowboy Invitational in Gunnison on Saturday, September 17. “It was nice for the kids to just wake up and drive down and meet us...
Crested Butte News

Initiative underway to rename Gothic Field

A group of local citizens is making a push to change the name of Gothic Field to honor former Crested Butte mayor Mickey Cooper and have the softball field located by the town offices called “Cooper Field.”. Led by Penni Ervin and her family along with former Mt. Crested...
Crested Butte News

Homecoming this weekend

The Crested Butte Community School Homecoming week is upon us with Spirit Week the entire week and culminating Friday and Saturday, September 23-24 with all fall Titan sports in action at home, a BBQ and a parade. The Homecoming weekend kicks into high gear starting Friday morning as the high...
Alamosa Valley Courier

Lady Mean Moose buck Cowboys 12-2

ALAMOSA – The Alamosa High School softball team got back into the win column on Tuesday as it defeated Gunnison 12-2 at the Lee Field Complex. “A win’s a win and we need it to get back on track,” said Alamosa coach Dominic Lomeli. “That’s what they want for us.”