When Blondie’s Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.
There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.
The Gunnison Valley Climate Action Conference was well attended last Friday. As a winter blizzard bore down on the Gunnison Valley, elected leaders and staff from Gunnison County and all three of its major municipalities took part in an exercise that could result in the county cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent in 10 years.
It’s a good day when Tammie Delaney hears a train rumbling down the tracks outside of the century-old granary building she owns in Hayden.
“Oh, you get the train noise today!” she shouts as a train whistle pierces the usual silence in the small town of about 2,000 people.
Gov. Jared Polis recently outlined an ambitious agenda for lawmakers in 2020. He vowed to reduce health care costs, find a solution to the state’s road funding woes and get more children into preschool. But some of the governor’s priorities will prove to be contentious.
Gunnison County Sheriff John Gallowich says Colorado’s new red flag law is not designed to confiscate weapons and will rarely be used.
There were the usual jokes and friendly banter between the House and Senate.
State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle exchanged hugs in a chamber that felt a bit like a school getting back to work after an eight-month break.