New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in aspen, CO
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to aspen..
A Taste of Crested Butte: Exploring the 4 Finest Cafes
In this article, we're exploring four unique cafes in Crested Butte. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below!
RTA bus ridership still growing
People in the Gunnison Valley seem to like to ride the bus, and transit authorities are trying to make that easier than ever in the coming years. The Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) bus ridership has shown increasing ridership for more than 12 months straight, and there is potential in 2024 to increase the number of trips throughout the spring, summer and fall to keep pace with the demand. At the November meeting, board members discussed this possibility, the coming addition of a second state-run Bustang trip between Crested Butte and Denver each day and other ways the RTA might expand its services in the next five years.
Weekly Safety Report: Two-Car Crash and Avalanche Highlight Winter Hazards in Aspen, Colorado
This week in Aspen, Colorado, two incidents occurred that highlight the importance of safety in winter conditions. In the first incident, five people were injured in a two-car crash on Highway 82 due to snowy road conditions. The accident occurred when an SUV lost control and collided with another vehicle waiting in a turn lane. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported. In the second incident, a group of backcountry travelers narrowly escaped a potentially disastrous situation when an avalanche was triggered while they were descending from Raspberry Ridge on Marble Peak. One skier was partially buried but thankfully survived.
Snow increasing tonight, periods of snow likely through Friday night
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Snow will steadily increase tonight, and it will fall on and off through Friday and Friday night. Most of the snow this evening will be over the higher terrain, including the Grand Mesa and the Uncompahgre Plateau. Snow will increase over the valleys between 9 PM and midnight. The Friday morning drive will be snowy for some of us, so plan ahead and be sure to give yourself extra time to account for slower speeds. There will be breaks, but on-and-off snow is likely through Friday evening. The biggest of the snow will fade to an end between 9 PM and midnight Friday night. Spotty snow is possible through Saturday morning, but Saturday’s snow will mainly focus on the mountains - even more so later in the day.
Teocalli Is Now Spinning at Crested Butte
Chairlift Serves 175 Acres of Much-Loved Terrain
Regional renewable energy projects delayed
Hydro and solar initiatives still expected to be ready in 2024. Two local renewable energy projects, one solar and one hydro, are anticipated to come online by next summer despite some recent timing issues. Delays with both the Taylor River Hydro project, and what is now being called the Oh Be Joyful solar project (formerly Avalanche Park) just south of Crested Butte at the Baxter Gulch trailhead, have hindered the projects that are anticipated to provide sustainable energy to the Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) power system. Ultimately, the two projects could supply 6,400 megawatt hours per year to the GCEA system, or approximately 5% of its needed energy.
Out and back
Jeff Banks knows his snow. He’s skied all his life and is pretty damn good at it. He won a junior national championship in nordic racing, competed in college and then went on to become a national champion in ski mountaineering racing. Today, the IFMGA-certified mountain guide based in...
CBAC ramping up for the season
There’s snow in the hills and people are getting amongst it, and the Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CBAC) is putting out their daily avalanche and weather bulletins. Good thing too because it’s a bit spicy out there in spots. The CBAC would not be possible without the support...
EARLY SEASON GNAR:
Danny Spencer and Connor Sample get after some powder when Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened some additional terrain this week. It will only get better!P hoto by Robby Lloyd.
CB Nordic Team looks to fast season ahead
It’s been a remarkable start for the Crested Butte Nordic Team (CBNT) that truly began last summer with a strong season of dryland training as coach Ben Theyerl saw a drive he had not seen before from the CBNT athletes. “I was able to push the limits more than...
Gunnison elects the first Cora Indian to the city council, giving voice to a community that lived mainly in the shadows
The Colorado Sun originally published this story at 3:20 AM on Nov 26, 2023. Marisela Ballesteros was overcome with pride when she received her Gunnison County ballot in the mail last month. The 26-year-old daughter of immigrants rushed to show it to her mother. “I was, like, ‘Mom, my name...
The AP Top 25 Fared
No. 1 Georgia (12-1) lost to No. 8 Alabama 27-24. Next: TBA. No. 2 Michigan (12-0) at No. 18 Iowa. Next: TBA. No. 3 Washington (13-0) beat No. 5 Oregon 34-31, Friday. Next: TBA. No. 4 Florida St. (12-0) vs. No. 15 Louisville. Next: TBA. No. 5 Oregon (11-2) lost...
The Pen and The Sword: Kate Manning
Gilded Mountain is a work of historical fiction which follows the story of a young woman, Sylvie Pelletier, coming of age and finding her voice in the small mining town of Moonstone Colorado in the early 1900's. Kate Manning shares how Marble and Redstone inspired the setting of her new...
Crested Butte – the story of
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (KREX) — Crested Butte, population 2,000 – another western slope mountain ski town and wildflower capitol of Colorado famous for its stunning views…and stunning price. Almost every outdoor activity you can imagine is found here, but mayor Ian Billick tells me that’s not the...
Is it time to deed restrict businesses in Crested Butte?
CB council starts discussion on how to help owner/operators. To what extent should town government help local small businesses keep things affordable for the greater population? What, if anything, can the town do to support owner-operators being able to run businesses in the North Valley?. Those were the topics of...
Hick House thanks donors, dishers, diners
I just wanted to thank everyone who helped, volunteered and showed up to eat at the annual Hickory House Thanksgiving Dinner. This is truly a community event, and I would like to thank all of the volunteers and those who donated to help put this dinner on:. U.S. Food Service.
Community Calendar Thursday, November 30–Wednesday, December 6
•7:30 a.m. Open AA meeting: Crack of Dawn Group topic discussion at Union Congregational Church, 970-349-5711. •noon-1 p.m. Cultivating Hope Cancer Support Group, livingjourneys.org/calendar, free. (every 1st Thursday) •4-5:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Garage is open for shopping and donations. 421 A Sopris Avenue, stmarysgaragecb.org. •5-6 p.m. Oh Be Joyful/Gunnison...
4 skiers caught in avalanche near Marble Peak avoid serious injuries
Four skiers caught in an avalanche near Marble Peak on Saturday escaped without any serious injuries. A group of nine backcountry skiers and snowboarders intended to ski north-facing slopes on Raspberry Ridge near Marble when one of the skiers triggered an avalanche while descending the slope, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). Three skiers had successfully descended the slope and waited at the bottom when a fourth skier triggered the avalanche and was carried and partially buried in the snow.
County adopts 2021 international building codes
After more than six months of review and meetings, Gunnison County commissioners adopted 2021 international building codes this month. The new codes take effect at the beginning of the new year. Several local contractors attended the public hearing and implored commissioners to halt the drip of continually rising building costs.