Ahead of the launch of a new school year in the Gunnison Valley, Superintendent Leslie Nichols is confident that the Gunnison Watershed School District is prepared to respond appropriately to emergencies including the possibility of gun violence.
CRESTED BUTTE — Crested Butte is jammed with visitors during this former mining town’s busiest time of year. Impatient drivers fume on the clogged 15-mile-per-hour streets. Lines string out of restaurant doors.
Cottonwood Pass opened for the first time in three years, connecting Buena Vista to Gunnison County. The extensive construction project is not yet completed, with portions of the road still unpaved and one-lane traffic resulting in lengthy delays.
This week the Gunnison Board of County Commissioners extended a deadline for a controversial housing project just south of Crested Butte. Along with a one-year extension, the County imposed what some called a hard stop on the project that would halt operations unless three of the four owners of the land can come to a consensus.
The Town Council of Crested Butte has opted to give the developer of affordable housing units in the Paradise Park subdivision another two weeks to finalize a bond for Phase 2 of the project.
Coloradans on both sides of the political aisle are celebrating the approval of a new reinsurance program that is expected to dramatically reduce health insurance premiums for some residents.