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CBMR reports teenage fatality on mountain
Written by CB Staff   
Monday, 26 January 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we report a death at Crested Butte Mountain Resort Friday. Early reports indicate it was a teenage male from the Western Slope. The incident is currently under investigation. Thanks to Ski Patrol for the professional manner in which it was handled. Below is preliminary information form resort spokesperson Scott Clarkson.“At approximately 2:00 PM today, a male skier was involved in an incident on Lower Treasury, an intermediate trail. The skier was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.Crested Butte Ski Patrol responded immediately upon notice. The skier was transported by Crested Butte Ski Patrol to Gunnison Valley Hospital Mountain Clinic at the base of the ski area. The skier was pronounced dead at the medical facility.“This is a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the individual who passed away today,” said Scott Clarkson, resort spokesperson.An investigation is underway by the Mt. Crested Butte Police Department. We must respect the rights of our guests and therefore cannot give any further information at this time.
 
Easement in works for Trampe Ranch
Written by Mark Reaman   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Preserving ranchland from Gothic to Gunnison

What would be one of the largest and most significant land conservation projects in the county is in the initial stages of a potential deal. More than 6,000 acres of Trampe Ranch land from Gothic to Gunnison could fall under a conservation easement that would prohibit any more building on the property and keep high-profile open space free of development and in the ranching business.
Rancher Bill Trampe is working with long time open space preservation advocate Susan Lohr and the Trust for Public Land to preserve the iconic property.
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Snowpack slips below average as dry spell persists
Written by Alissa Johnson   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Not time to worry yet

The snowpack around the Gunnison Basin has begun to slip below normal levels, thanks to unseasonably warm weather and a dry spell. But according to local water and snow experts, the time to worry hasn’t arrived just yet.
Frank Kugel, general manager for the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, uses data from five SNOTEL sites scattered around the Upper Gunnison Basin to gauge the state of the area snowpack.
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ROCK ON:  Lee Brice headlined the stage on Saturday, January 17 at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square as part of the Mountain High Music Festival. photo by Lydia Stern

 
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