Tourism Association Says Winter Grew, While Summer Season Cannot

Memorial Day Weekend is here once again signifying the unofficial start to summer. It's this time of year we start seeing visitors pour into the Gunnison Valley. Many of our shops and restaurants will be re-opening this weekend to accommodate our guests. In a recent article in the Crested Butte News, we hear the director of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association (TA), John Norton's take on the direction of tourism in the Gunnison Valley. During a Tuesday report to the Gunnison Board of County Commissioners, Norton talked about the growth within the Gunnison Valley and how we are ranking among similar resort communities. Lodging is becoming tight as we're seeing out hotels, short ter

Record Turnout At The 3rd WNN

Our 3rd Women's Networking Night (WNN) was another big success for the Gunnison Valley Women's Networking Group. With our largest turnout yet, we saw lots of new faces and made lots of new friends. We gathered Wednesday May 24th, 2017 at the Montanya Tasting Room in Crested Butte. Our group filled the tasting room's downstairs area and kept their ever so talented bartenders busy all evening long. With almost twice as many guests as we saw at our first WNN, it's plain to see that the Gunnison Valley Women's Networking Group is growing. It's exciting to see this group take off and grow as fast as it has. We've got our WNN events scheduled out through October and have even added a fun rafting t

Mt. CB Farmers Market

New this summer on the mountain is the Mt. CB Farmers Market which will run the months of July and August. Come visit the new market each Thursday from noon to 4:00. Be sure to check out the wonderful local mountain produce and spectacular local and regional handmade goods, all set at the base of beautiful Mt. Crested Butte. Support our local neighborhood farms, artists and small businesses by shopping local. Mt. Crested Butte offers a charming mountain setting for the new Mt. Crested Butte Farmers Market as well as offering plenty of fun and adventure for the whole family. Spend the day at the Adventure Park or Evolution Bike Park and stroll through the Mt. CB Farmers Market when you're do

National Pilot Shortage Could Leave Valley Air Grounded

We could be looking at a nationwide problem. A lack of airline pilots. Small airports such as the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport could begin to really feel the impact of the pilot shortage, especially over the next 10 years. Small airports such as ours could begin to see reductions in flights. Another 144 small airports nationwide, 11 of which are in Colorado, could also be impacted. This shortage of pilots comes from not only the mandatory retirement for pilots at the age of 65 but also changes to the recruiting and training of new pilots. According to research from the University of North Dakota School of Aerospace Sciences, we need approximately 50,000 new pilots before 2026 in o

Cottonwood Pass To Close For Construction Summer 2017

Travelers will have to plan another route other than Cottonwood Pass for the next year and a half. The beautiful, scenic route will be closed for the 2017 construction season which runs from May through September and possibly well into the 2018 season as well. The west side of County Road 209, aka Cottonwood Pass, will be closed for some much needed safety improvements and its first ever coat of asphalt. The increased traffic from visitors to the Gunnison Valley over the years has warranted “improvements” include adding drainage, improving visibility and widening of the road to create a uniform 24-foot roadway; two 11-foot-wide paved lanes with one-foot-wide paved shoulders on each side. Som

Short Film On Climate Change Featuring Gothic Local billy barr

It was the promise of an "interesting job" in the summer of 1972 that first brought billy barr to the secluded “ghost town” of Gothic, Colorado in the West Elk Mountains. No one, especially billy would have imagined he’d end up staying for the next 40+ years. He originally lived in a secluded little 8'x10' cabin, later helping build a more comfortable, permanent cabin he now calls home. The data billy has collected over the past 4 decades has become invaluable in the study of climate change. billy's long time hobby of keeping track of things moved on to keeping track of the weather at his new home in shadow of Gothic Mountain. His observations about snowfall, the snow pack and winter temper

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