CBMR to spin the Queen, trails open at Hartman Rocks
There are some surprising things to celebrate during this offseason week. The big news is that you can ski the mountain this weekend with the opening of the Silver Queen Saturday and Sunday. If you prefer biking, a chunk of Hartman Rocks near Gunnison is open weeks before anticipated, given the spring mud and snow. And if you are looking ahead to the next ski season, Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Peak and Peak-plus season pass prices have been announced and it will cost you the same as this past year (See page 6 for details).
CO House bill could help bring broadband to unserved areas
Written by Seth Mensing
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Chamberland has some concerns
Improvement in the valley’s Internet service could still be a long way off. One piece of legislation that would make more money available for broadband infrastructure in some rural areas and another effort to bring better service from Monarch Pass are waiting on word of the Gunnison sage grouse listing. But slowly, the effort keeps moving forward.
No qualms about calling an emergency meeting if needed. Jingles is sponsored!
At the request of Shelley Jansen, Crested Butte town clerk, at least four members of the council said they would be available for an emergency Town Council meeting in late April if needed. The issue? Jingles’ birthday party.
Town encouraging businesses to consider heating sidewalks
Written by Mark Reaman
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Is it cheaper than hauling the snow away in trucks?
The issue of how much to encourage local business owners to “warm” the sidewalks in front of their shops was debated by the Crested Butte Town Council on Monday night. In the end, the council instructed the staff to encourage property owners to at least take advantage of the current sidewalk repair project to lay the tubes for heating the concrete in the future.
Council approves town’s first private liquor license The council approved a Private Tavern Liquor License for the Scarp Ridge Lodge. The license restricts liquor sales to guests of the lodge, so the general public cannot come in for a drink. The council unanimously approved the license but did state they wanted to hold a discussion over the general idea of issuing such private licenses that exclude the public. The concern was what impact having such private clubs would have on the community in general.
The struggle to pave Cottonwood Pass continued this week as Gunnison County Commissioners sent a letter to the Federal Highway Administration explaining that while the county would love to move forward with the project, it is not feasible for it to do so if the price tag continues to include a 17.21 percent match for funds.