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The EDITOR’S Stump When the lifts stop turning that first weekend in April, Mark and I will suddenly be missing more than just lift-served ski turns. While we were away in Alaska last summer, the mobile home that we rent on the fashionable Upper West Side, sold. I have lived in this particular place for maybe six years – Mark for eight. My perception of the matter is that of the tiny handful of places that have exchanged hands in the past year or so, ours was (unfortunately for us) one of them. And so it leaves one to wonder (especially a sort like me) – why. It’s my fault for investing in something that was only a rental, but I did. As I have grown older I have watched myself become more and more interested in rooting down and making a nest. It’s funny making a home – the things that come together to mean something. My parents in my youth gave me a respect for old things, things that took time to create. In traveling to places like Colonial Williamsburg (instead of Six Flags) I noticed how the best of things took this kind of time. Time to evolve. Time to grow and build and flourish on each other. As an adult, I find myself drawn to older things for this reason. The clean lines of something new draw me much less than something that has simmered in experiences, collecting personalities and color along with the dust. I think this is true of houses as well as communities. As I look at Crested Butte, it is the things that have endured over time that seem to have the most depth and personality – like Flauschink, Vinotok, the AJ. It’s in the buildings that were built in the 1800’s, the strong mixing of people and place as is present in the lineage of our ranching and mining families in the valley. It is the same way with homes. When I first move in I put all the furniture in the place that seems to make sense, I evaluate what is the most logical location in the kitchen cabinets for the plates, the glasses, the skillets and pans. I put my computer on my desk, with the lamp right beside it. Towels in the bathroom. But it is after all of the logistical maneuvering that the

– Photo by Paul Gallaher real magic of building a home begins, or so I think. That’s when I thumb tack the Christmas card from my great Aunt Mim on the wall above my computer just after it arrives, accumulate all of my good luck talismans of rocks and statues and photographs of places I have been. It is only then the motivating quotes written on scraps of paper begin to appear, only then when I pull the books around me that have served as a source inspiration and education and that I turn to again and again to help me write my stories. Shells and feathers and bones on the window sill. Photos on the table. Placed immediately, these items would wear the aura of “trying too hard” to be in the same kinds of places they were before and envelope this meaning that comes over time. When allowed to evolve, when collected through the very act of living life, this is when these little trinkets, for me, gather meaning and subsequent placement in my home. Not every species is like this. Some birds begin from scratch each year building their temporary home for the summer. The original people of this valley, the Utes, picked up their entire home every fall and moved it south to the area of Cortez. Then, in the following spring, they uprooted once again and moved back to the highlands for the bounty of summer. Yet I am sure that their sense of home was still strong, and perhaps even better, not placed on trinkets in the windowsill, but in naming the rivers and hills of the landscape that supported them. Mark and I still have to find a new rental, and so the uncertainty of our physical location in the Valley still looms over us. I do believe that things happen for a reason, and

there is a curiosity in me of where, exactly, we will end up. Then, and only then, might I ever discover the “why.” In the process of moving, however, we are going to also dive head first into the process of evaluating. It is appropriate we will have to move in the spring – it will be a spring cleaning of the most radical sort. We will have to evaluate what is valuable enough to pack up in a box and take the physical effort to move, and what is not. We will get rid of unneeded detritus that has accumulated under beds and in the nooks of closets and drawers rarely opened. We will delve into minimalizing, in deciding what is truly important in our physical lives. We will have to practice, with utmost authenticity, the sometimes difficult philosophy of non-attachment. In this case, it is breaking the ties to the physical items that exist in our lives, a step away from the prison of materialism. And, it calls into question what truly creates a home. Ultimately, it is this place - this West Elk Mountain, Slate River, Paradise Divide place - that holds our spirits stronger than any walls. These are good things, ultimately. I love living on the very edge of the Slate River wetland, but I have no idea what sort of ecological treasures might surprise me in a different part of town. I love my immediate neighbors, but I know friends wait for me on other streets. And I have to invest in the fact that it all happens for a reason, and everything turns out exactly as it should, and we never really know what gifts might lie on the other side... Molly

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Spring Guide 2010

What is The Weekly Spring Guide? The 6 week Spring Guide is out April 8th through May 26th. It will serve as a constant go to resource for recreation not only in Crested Butte and Gunnison, but in the surrounding region as well. The Feature, Arts, Music, Sports, Environment, Health, Community and Dining sections will still be chock full of all of the events in the area from townie take overs in Crested Butte to Western State College musical events. We’ll be taking a close look at places like Hartman’s Rocks for early season mountain biking and

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climbing as well as updates on restaurant and business openings. Then, we’re taking it regional. “Things to do on a tank of gas” will help locals negotiate a “stay cation.” We’ll have a guide to all of the places to take a mini-vacations, as well as a festival guide. With valuable information to return to again and again, readers will be turning to the pages of your ads. Advertising in the Spring Guide means our same low price gets you six times the value and six times the exposure.

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First

Tracks Soul Train Night, a KBUT fundraiser has taken place annually since before KBUT went on the air in 1986. It was originally created as Motown Night and continued with that name for many, many years.

The Official paper of soul

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THE GRAND TRAVERSE

Soul Train Night gets its name from Soul Train, a syndicated, music-related television program created by its host Don Cornelius. It aired from 1971 to 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by rhythm and blues, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers also appeared. In years on air, Soul Train will continue to hold the honor of the longest, continuously running, firstrun syndicated program until at least 2016, if and when its nearest competitor, Entertainment Tonight, completes its 35th season. (If ET does not complete a 35th season, Wheel of Fortune would pass in 2017 if it continues to air.) During the heyday of Soul Train in the 1970s and 1980s, the program was widely influential among younger African Americans, many of whom turned to it not only to hear the latest songs by well-known black artists but also for clues about the latest fashions and dance trends. In addition, there was an in-studio group of dancers who danced along to the music as it was being performed. Rosie Perez, Carmen Electra, Nick Cannon, MC Hammer and NFL legend Walter Payton were among those who got noticed dancing on the program over the years. Some commentators have called Soul Train a “black American Bandstand,” another long-running program with which Soul Train shares some similarities. Cornelius, however, tended to bristle at the Bandstand comparison. For many white Americans of that era who were not living in areas that were racially diverse, Soul Train provided a unique window into black culture. The show was also known for two popular catchphrases: Referring to itself as the “hippest trip in America” at the beginning of the show; and for closing the program with, “...We wish you love, peace... and SOUL!”

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Break out your polyester and platforms – it is time to shake yo bootay at KBUT’s Soul Train Night. And just in case you were wondering… this is not your Mother’s fundraiser…

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PROFILE: PAT O’NEILL

Just like every yin has its yang, KBUT’s weekend soul mate is the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse. Get the basics on this classic Crested Butte event and how to cheer on some of baddest ass athletes in the country.

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The Center for the Arts is having a fundraiser – bid on acting lessons with Adam Bond, photography lessons with Alison White, private ski lessons, art, tile painting classes and more. CB’s Got Talent is finally here! Plus wind up for Flauschink then wind down with Dead Head Ed and an end of the year party to benefit music at the Crested Butte Community School.

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The final Artwalk of the season has arrived. Take advantage of this opportunity to class up your act by perusing the local galleries. In Eye on the Arts find out about auditions for Guys and Dolls, learn from visiting artist Roddy MacInnes and check out the new Community School Art Gallery.

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THE SETLIST: FISHBONE

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Gear up for ski mountaineering; support WSC’s athletic department fundraiser; and put your two cents in on game licensing and fishing regulations.

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19 Health

It’s a full moon in Libra – find out what yoga pose will help you balance your life by finding your roots while also allowing you to bloom in YogaMoon Rhythms. Spirit, Mind and Body brings us active, isolated stretching for the shoulders, Thai massage classes, Sanskrit chanting, Anusura workshops and unconditional love discussions. Who said we live in the boonies?

In the Community Bulletin Board – celebrate spring with a Passover Seder and Palm Sunday services; contractors find out how to get rebates for energy efficient business practices; make sure you’ve got your ads and events ready for The Weekly’s new Spring Guide

15 Alternatives

Alternatives is a forum open to all writers and topics. It is an investigative, fact-driven column that each week will explore solutions to strengthening and sustaining our economy, environment, culture and community. Ideas can be sent to editor@cbweekly.com. This week, Molly Murfee looks at utilizing waste gas from landfills – methane – as an economic and ecological possibility to save on energy costs.

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Contact: 970-349-1710; info@cbweekly.com; www.cbweekly.com; P.O. Box 1609, Crested Butte, CO 81224. Our offices are located at 427 Bellview Ave. in Crested Butte.

Come here, go there

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Check out the Delicious Dish of the week – the Paradise Café

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The Local Writer’s Page is an open forum for all writers in the Gunnison Valley. We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, theatre, creative non-fiction and any other form of the written arts. To submit please send your piece to editor@cbweekly. com. This week, Luke Mehall gives an athletic nod to a friend he loves (and sometimes hates), but always appreciates…

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For those oh-so-needed couch potato moments

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Bus schedules and parking regulations

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The most colorful “reportive” section in the county

Writers: Peter Bridges, Bonnie Chlipala, Sandra Cortner, Corinne Cram, Crested Butte Mountain Guides, Josephine Kellet, Grant McFarren, Luke Mehall, Monica Mesa, Molly Murfee, Polly Oberosler, Laura Puckett, Maya Silver, Marcie Telander, Kristen VanHoesen, Kate Vogel, Sue Wallace. Photographers: Dawne Belloise, Nathan Bilow, Dusty Demerson, Paul Gallaher, Ralph Kristopher, Molly Murfee, Mark Phwah. Illustrator: Craig Burbank We publish in the high seasons: November-April and May-September. The Weekly’s internal contents are printed on 100% recycled paper and the cover on 75% recycled paper. The ink is partially soy based.

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SOUL TRAIN Crested Butte does not raise money with the typical penguin suits, finger claps and moderate sips on adult libations with raised pinky fingers. A fundraiser in this town is bound to be full of funk, and KBUT’s Soul Train night on Friday leads the loco-motion. Pull out your best polyester suits, bellbottoms, gold chains and John Travolta aspirations to get down and boogie to all the 70’s hits that invented the word “groovy.” Those that can shake their booty the best, get a chance to become a part of the family of Crested Butte royalty.

KBUT will crown the Gunnison Valley’s “Queen of Soul” from the gyrating crowd on Friday, March 26 at the Lobar in downtown Crested Butte.  Doors open at 9 p.m. and the dance off for the Queen of Soul will take place around midnight. Arrive early to avoid one in, one out at the door. Dress in your sweetest soulful threads and be prepared to dance!  DJ Triple L will provide the tunes. Admission is $12 with all proceeds benefiting KBUT Community Radio.  Call 970-349-5225 for more information.  This IS the party of the year!

DJ Triple L DJ Triple L has been a DJ in the Gunnison Valley for over 10 years, providing endless musical entertainment for the booty shakin’ masses.  She also serves as host of KBUT’s Late Afternoon Snack Show every Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. Ranging in musical styles from vocal house to modern hip-hop, techno, trance, funk, disco, 80’s, and anything else to get your booty shakin’, DJ Triple L knows how to get you up and dancin’ till the sun comes up. DJ Triple L has been Djing KBUT’s Soul Train night since 2001, this is The Dance Party of the Year, not to be missed. Definitely come dressed to impress, break out your best glitter, polyester, sequins and platform shoes for a night full of Disco, Motown, Soul, Funk and anything else to throw you back to a 1970’s mindset.

A backcountry ski race between Created Butte and Aspen

Elk Mountains Grand Traverse On Friday, March 26, at the stroke of midnight, one of the most demanding races in the country will begin while most of us are tucked into our beds dreaming. The 13th Annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse will once again take competitors over 40 miles and 6,000 feet of elevation gain and loss through Colorado backcountry terrain from Crested Butte to Aspen. Considered an extreme endurance race, athletes are required to bring survival gear and may only compete in pairs. Avalanche forecasters begin evaluating conditions five days in advance. The race has seen the extremes from four feet of powder to record temperatures in the negative digits. In the words of event organizer Jan Runge, “anything can happen.” The course isn’t marked, leaving racers on their own to find their way from checkpoint to checkpoint. On one level, the race requires the skills of avalanche awareness, backcountry

athleticism, winter camping knowledge and map reading skills. On another level, it requires strength, endurance, tenacity, teamwork, and perhaps just a little bit of lunacy. It’s too late to sign up to ski, but if you want to send these hard-core loonies out with a bang go to the Crested Butte Community School on Friday night just before midnight. You can hear Father Tim’s always unique “Blessing of the Freeheelers” before ringing your cowbells and cheering on the teams. Another option is to head to the Butte 66 deck in Mt. Crested Butte where you’ll be able to catch the racers as they head over the hill. From the base area competitors head up Brush Creek to Star Pass, Taylor Pass, and Richmond Ridge then from the Sun Deck down Aspen Ski Mountain to the finish. This extraordinary endurance event is sponsored by Mountain Hardwear, New Belgium Brewing Co, Alpineer, BCA and is hosted by Crested Butte Mountain Resort. For more information visit www.elkmountainsgrandtraverse.org.

Grand Traverse Shuttle To Get You Home If you’re skiing, volunteering, or cheering this weekend for the Grand Traverse and need a ride back to Crested Butte, let us be your chauffeur! The Nordic Center is once again hosting a shuttle back over the hills from Aspen on Sunday at 10 a.m. Pick up is at the Aspen gondola (the finish line) or can be arranged ahead of time. Seats are $40 and you can reserve your place by calling the Nordic Center. For more information contact 970-349-1707 or visit www.cbnordic.org

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Pre-Race Screening of Grand Traverse Documentary

Local filmmakers Conor Hagen and Andrew Kastning invite you to attend a special pre-race screening of their documentary film Beyond Midnight: The Grand Traverse this Thursday, March 25 at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at the Center for The Arts in Crested Butte.  The 2010 race starts this Friday night at midnight. Last year, Friends Of Friends Productions shot a documentary film about the 2009 race and, now, are excited to bring it to this year’s racers, participants, volunteers, and community members. This will be a pay what you can chance to see this unique film. The filmmakers thank the community for all their support and invite audience members to join them following the screening for dinner specials across the street at LeBosquet Restaurant.

Blessing of the Freeheelers by Rev. Tim Clark O creator of these soaring snow clad summits, we invoke your protection of these beloved brethren in their tremendous endeavor of courage and fortitude. Blessed be thou great and glorious travelers of the night! Blessed be thy race, and blessed be thy flight! Bless ye two together as a team, bless thou thy boards, thy poles, and headlight gleam! Blessed be thou GU gobbling free heeled skinny skiers, may thy kick be strong and thy glide be long! Blessed be thou when the winds doth shriek, flinging the

spindrift from the peak! Blessed be ye when the dark night shrouds, and the moon doth hide behind the clouds! Blessed you are and blessed you’ll remain, though we come to worship the church of pain! Now bless ye one another as we glide into the morn, let the racers give voice, a great day is now born! Amen


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Come Support the Center and Bid on CB’s Talent Imagine local musician Steve Snyder playing at your next special event….Grab your friends and go mountain biking with Leadville 100 six-time champion Dave Wiens…. Get some pointers skiing the extremes with Wendy Fisher….. Go mountain climbing anywhere in Colorado with Pro Rock Climber Chris Lindner…. On Friday, March 26, 2010 the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte and their volunteer organization pARTners is hosting a fundraising event called “CB’s Got Talent” in which the many talents of Gunnison County residents will be sold to the highest bidder in a live and silent auction. This fun event of great food and live entertainment will be held at the Center for the Arts starting with dinner at 5:30 p.m. As one of the crucial fundraisers of the year,

Flauschink is Comink! The Flauschink Committee proudly presented checks to this year’s button artist, Sherrie Vandervort; crown designer, Linda Wilson; and poster artist extraordinaire, Susan Anderton. Pictured from left to right: Lipstick, Sherrie Vandervort, Linda Wilson, Steve Snyder, La Donna Largo, Ted Bosler and Susan Anderton. Not pictured are committee members Tom Lucci and Corkey Racek – Photo by Paul Gallaher

Crested Butte’s zany end of winter festival is here. The forty-second annual Flauschink festival takes place Wednesday, March 31 through Sunday, April 4 on Crested Butte streets, on the ski mountain and in local watering holes. Flauschink began in 1969 to honor Crested Butte’s old-timers, to celebrate the end of ski season and to welcome spring. Flauschink has been the fitting end to every ski season since, and it’s all about a party…but there is more. The festival kicks off Wednesday, 5 p.m. at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. The museum will unveil the time-honored and now updated Flauschink exhibit. Refreshments will be served, which should encourage Flauschink HasBeens to celebrate by wearing their crowns. This will be one of our last opportunities to honor 2009 Queen Pam Smith and King John Burns. Thursday night April 1 will start off upstairs at the Talk of the Town at 7 p.m., with a Flauschink Tale by George Sibley, one of Flauschink’s founders and himself twenty-fifth King in 1993. Then the inimitable Dr. Duane Vandenbusche, our 2002

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all proceeds from auction awards go to benefit the Crested Butte Center for the Arts. For 23 years the Center has provided a colorful parade of quality dance, theatre, music, film and visual arts. It is a dynamic cultural hub, a community-gathering place in an intimate and affordable venue. The alwaysentertaining Michael Marchitelli will emcee the event with assistance from Jamie Watt, professional auctioneer. Tickets are $35 per person and include a hot buffet dinner and a drink coupon for the first beer or glass of wine. Tickets are available online at www.crestedbuttearts.org or via the Center for the Arts box office with a credit card (Master Card or Visa) by calling 970-349-7487, extension 3. For a full list of live and silent auction items, please go online at www.crestedbuttearts.org. Flauschink King, will present his multi-media celebration of Gunnison Country history. The Talk of the Town will display framed prints of every Flauschink poster ever produced in the long history of Flauschink frivolity. Vandenbushe’s slide show is always new and different, and explores the many ways that skiing and good times, hard work and good people have shaped our community. Those attending Thursday night’s slide show get to vote for their choice of 2010 Flauschink King and Queen. Cost for the event is $4 with a Flauschink button and $7 without. Flauschink buttons are on sale at local businesses for $3 each. The 2010 Flauschink Coronation Ball will take place Friday night April 2 at the Eldo. Beginning at 9 p.m., the Pete Dunda Polka Band will rock the house with classic Slovenian slam dancing. Admission at the door is $5 with a button, $8 without. Later in the evening, our 2009 Royalty, King John and Queen Pam will relinquish their crowns to a new Royal Couple who will reign over the rest of a night of dancing and celebrating. The world famous Flauschink Parade will take place Saturday, April 3 at 3 p.m. on Elk Avenue. Please note: the parade is late in the afternoon. We hope this won’t confuse revelers unnecessarily and will be easier on those with hangovers or those who want to spend the day skiing instead of partying. The Flauschink Parade has been described as surpassing even the Rose Bowl parade in grandeur and spectacle. Anyone wishing to participate in this wild and crazy purgation of winter should show up at Second St. and Sopris Ave. at 2:30 p.m., in advance of the parade kick-off at 3 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best Flauschinkers. The 2010 Royalty and its entourage will spend Saturday evening carousing and generally promenading on Elk Avenue and through drinking establishments around town. On Sunday, the 2010 Flauschink King and Queen will entertain their subjects on Flauschink Hill, just upslope from Uley’s Cabin (formerly Twister Warming House) and the Ice Bar at the ski area. Come join in. Happy Flauschink!

Stretch Johnson will blow their horns at Dead Head Ed’s End of the Season Party on Wednesday, March 31 at the Center to benefit the music program at the Community School.

The second annual Dead Head Ed’s End-of-the-Season Party will take place Wednesday, March 31 at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show, a benefit for the community school music program, will begin at 7 p.m. This will be a night of non-stop entertainment including surprise guests. First on the bill is Ensemble Vivente, a chamber music ensemble featuring Jocelyn Smith and Peter Greydnaus along with a special program presented by their music students. Next up will be local favorite Bill Dowell and friends, playing classic acoustic rock and roll with a little country and original tunes thrown in for good measure. Finally Stretch Johnson and Children of the Horn, a horndriven, booty-shaking group of local musicians inspired by the old and new schools of funk and groove, will round out the scheduled lineup. This is a party by locals for locals, though everyone is invited to attend. It’s Ed’s way of continuing to pay it forward in a community that gave so much to him through his medical problems a couple years ago. “I wanted to give something back to this community and to do something for something that means so much to me, music,” Ed said explaining why this is a fundraiser for the community school’s music program. The suggested donation is $10. There will be a cash bar. For more information call Ed at 970-209-6397.

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Artwalk

Artwalk is a self-guided tour of participating local galleries on Thursday March 25. This vibrant evening is sponsored by Artists of the West Elks, a local non-profit organization that aspires to unify, enrich and educate novice, emerging and professional artists and art lovers by encouraging and challenging them to develop to their full potential. Artwalk begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. with light refreshments and opportunities to meet local artists at each stop. GO WEST: A Locals’ Mercantile Shop of Western Homemade Artwork Goods Celebrating shop local “25 on 25,” Mel is offering 25% off her art. The shop offers pen n’ ink with pencil illustrations, decorated recycled useable goods of glass, tin and woodcrafts. Many of the items

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come from old local mines. Also available are local rugs, photos, jewelry, ceramics, knitted items, dried flowers, candles, soap, even pickled foods and more. GO WEST is welcoming additional artists to join too for the summer season. Afternoon hours vary or call for an appointment. Stop on by Mel’s at 327 Elk Avenue from high noon to sunset with some evening hours. Contact 970-275-5181 or gowestmountainmel@yahoo.com for more information. Icehouse Art Please join Henrietta Raines and her fantastic, inspired dolls. Each one of these creations is a mini masterpiece with a biography to go with it. Henrietta crafts her “animals evolving into humans” from reclaimed fibers and jewels, each attaining its absolute own personality. Keeping with the spirit(s) of the evening, Kate Seeley will accompany this colorful collection of creatures, with a smattering of drawings and paintings of anything from delightful to diabolical dolls. Icehouse Art (Working studio of Artist, Kate Seeley) is the stone, historic building, located on Second Street across the street from the Old Town Hall bus stop. For more information call 720-273-9155 or 970-349-1212. John Ingham Gallery John Ingham has been an oil painter for over 35 years. He specializes in Native American portraits as well as landscapes from Colorado and the Southwest. John regularly updates his inventory in the gallery so stop by! His work can be seen at www. inghamart.com. Susan Marrion began painting about five years ago with no prior painting experience, although she’s been writing about nature and her beauty, moods and color for years. She is a “Rolfer” by trade, and one day John Ingham happened upon her door for bodywork. He took her in as a painting student and she has been learning to paint the way she feels outdoors ever since.   Raynor Czerwinski displays photographs from around the globe as well as local landscapes.

Currently, his passion lies in capturing the rare and fleeting light found only in stormy weather. He has framed and matted prints available in many sizes starting at $30. www.lucidlandscape.com. Located at 403 3rd Street. Open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 970-349-5174 for more information. Oh Be Joyful Gallery Opening in November of 2007 the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery features the work of Shaun Horne and Dawn Cohen (the two painters we all see painting around Crested Butte) and eight other top landscape painters. The OBJ Gallery offers investment-caliber original landscape paintings from artists ranging from early to mature career points. This Artwalk, the OBJ Gallery will unveil three new paintings by Shaun. These “shady side” paintings are all new scenes of the unexplored (for Shaun) shady side of Elk. We will also unveil four just arrived landscapes by Ralph Oberg, Colorado’s most eminent living painter. Ralph has provided the gallery fourteen small exquisite landscapes. They are superb paintings and superb investments. The Oh Be Joyful Gallery is located at 409 Third Street across the alley from Marchitelli’s. Contact us at 970349-5936 or ohbejoyfulgallery@ mac.com for more information. Paragon Gallery The Paragon Gallery has been in operation for over 30 years, as a cooperative store for local artists offering local art goods. Presently there are 14 regular members and two guest artists each month. The Paragon also participates in the yearly Artwalks, sponsors the People’s Fair, gives donations to the local public Crested Butte Community School, and sells CBCS students’ cards to help fund their art program. Located at the bus stop at the Old Town Hall at Elk and 2nd Street. Call 970-349-6484. Piper Gallery On display at the Piper gallery a collection of original oil paintings by David Wilcove. The show is titled, “It’s All About The Light.” His style of painting incorporates a wide array of bright colors, the human form and an exquisite use of light. The Piper Gallery is located in the Crested Butte Center for the Arts on 6th Avenue. Call 970-3497487 or visit www.crestedbuttearts. org. Rijks Family Gallery Rijks Family Gallery features paintings, photography, and pottery by outstanding Colorado artists. At the Art Walk this month meet photographer J.C. Leacock, oil painter Adam Freed, potter Karen Immerso and ceramist Donna Rozman. Located at 310 Second Street. Call 970-349-5289 for more information or visit www.rijksgallery. com Susan Anderton Fine Art Susan has been drawing and painting Crested Butte for 40 years, and is well known for her historic pen and ink series of the old buildings in town, as well as her versatility in media and subject matter. She recently opened a new studio/gallery “Susan Anderton Fine Art” at Third and Elk. The gallery features her own work in painting, drawing and printmaking. Open Thursday, March 25 till 9 p.m. Regular hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday, or by appointment. For more information contact 970-3498908, 970-349-1202 or www. susanandertonstudio@aol.com


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AWE Visiting Artists Series at the GAC The next Artist of the West Elk’s Visiting Artist is Roddy MacInnes, a photographer and associate professor at University of Denver. He will speak at the Gunnison Arts Center on Friday, March 26, from 7 until 8 p.m. This is a free event. His work has exhibited internationally and is held in collections in the United States and abroad. MacInnes writes of his work, “Nostalgia is a major theme in my photographic thinking. I generally photograph my family, immediate and extended.” For more information on MacInnes, visit his website at www.roddymacinnes.com. The AWE Visiting Artists Series is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (CFGV). Workshop “Portraiture, Beyond the Surface” at the Gunnison Arts Center This workshop led by Roddy MacInnes will be in two parts. First it will address contemporary and historical issues relating to photographic portraiture. There will be a brief slide presentation introducing the genre throughout the history of photography. The second part of the workshop will consist of hands-on demonstrations. MacInnes will also cover shooting with available light in a variety of locations (weather dependent). Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their cameras (film or digital SLR preferably). Due to time limitations, only basic technical information will be covered, so please be familiar with your camera. This class is open to photographers at all skill levels, who have a basic working knowledge of their camera. The workshop will be held Saturday, March 27 from 11- 1:30 p.m. The workshop is free but is limited to 12 people. Please reserve your space in the workshop at ivykwalker@yahoo.com or 970-275-1875. Guys and Dolls Auditions The Crested Butte Mountain Theatre is proud to announce auditions for the 2010 Summer Musical, Guys and Dolls - to be directed by Theresa AndrasySokol of the St. Petersburg Opera, with musical direction by Brent Douglas. Music rehearsals will commence in mid-May by arrangement. Rehearsals with director Theresa Andrasy-Sokol will begin May 24, 2010. Performances of Guys and Dolls will take place at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts between June 24 and July 3, 2010. Please call CBMT at 970-349-0366 for more information, and to schedule an audition between March 21 and April 2, 2010. Move the Butte Encore Move the Butte, a local dance production, is back by popular demand for a final show on Friday April 2, at the Center For the Arts at 7 p.m. This show features over 50 local dancers moving in the styles of Jazz, Modern, Strip Tease, Burlesque, Aerial Dance, African Dance, Salsa & Tango, and Nia. The variety of talent and movement in this show will inspire you to find your own way of dancing! The first two performances sold out both nights-so buy your ticket early. All of the dancers and producers are volunteers and the proceeds from the show will benefit The Crested Butte Dance Collective. Artists in the Mud Artists of the West Elks (AWE) is offering an end of ski season “time to walk the mud and rocks,” for members and non-members. At Hartman’s Rocks on Monday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Bring camera, sketch pad, water and mud boots. RSVP by Saturday, April 3 or the event will be canceled. Call Mel Harper 970-2755181. gowestmountainmel@yahoo.com. A “Boulder” Dansummer Dansummer 2010 is on its way this summer from July 12 – 31 and the Hip-Hop/Jazz and Tap faculty is bringing the heat to Crested Butte. From Boulder’s Streetside Studios, founder Rico and associate Larkin are anchoring the Hip-Hop/ Jazz classes. Their dance styles are infused with Hip-hop, Jazz, Salsa and R&B with a side helping of Capoeira and Martial Arts. Boulder resident Kristy Dolenc returns to Dansummer 2010 to enchant Tap students with her intricate rhythms, patterns and counter-point dance arrangements. Her challenging style stimulates both minds and feet. Beginning-intermediate to advanced

levels are offered and dancers from 8 to 80 are welcome in the classes held Mondays – Fridays at the Pump Room Studio in downtown Crested Butte. www.dancecrestedbutte.org or call 970-349-6707. Community School Art Gallery The Crested Butte Community School now has a public art gallery in the Company Store. This week, the gallery features high school student’s photography and pieces from the second grade art classes. The photography is a two-view photo collage in “David Hockney” style. The company Store would like to thank art teacher Ben McLoughlin and his students for their support. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. until approximately 7 p.m. See you there! The Weekly’s Spring Guide Coming Up Celebrate spring with The Weekly’s Spring Guide, serving as the go to resource to play at home or get away on only one tank of gas. We’ll feature all the local activities – from biking at Hartmans Rocks to fly fishing the run off to harvesting corn snow. New will be a regional section, with information on festivals within a few hours of the Valley, hot springs hot spots within an easy drive, and ideas for regional “staycation” opportunities. Springy topics such as cleansing tips and wildflower hunting insider info will also be included. To get your event or ad in the Spring Guide, contact The Weekly at 970-349-1710 by Friday, March 26 for discounts and full editorial coverage of your events. Crested Butte Mountain Theatre Yard Sale CBMT will hold its annual “Yard Sale” upstairs in the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre on Saturday, March 27. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. There will be lots of costumes and regular clothing, props, household goods, books, and much more. Come with cash. All reasonable offers will be accepted. For further information please call 970-349-0366. Submit Easter Art Something Happened: An Easter Installation is looking for artists of all kinds to present their work on Easter morning. Please contact Ian Wrisley at 970-349-1026 for more information. Look for it at Rumors Coffee and Tea House on Easter morning, 8:30 - 10 a.m. Art, music, food. Book Talk At The GAC The Gunnison Council for the Arts will be hosting a book talk of Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. In this collection from a Pulitzer Prize author, eight stories take readers from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as each explores the secrets at the heart of family life. Join us in the GAC’s Purple Room on Thursday, April 1st, 7-8 p.m. Discussion leader is Judy Junkman. 970-641-4029. Artists’ Reception At GAC On Friday, April 2nd there will be an artists’ reception at the Gunnison Arts Center during the Gallery Crawl for Gunnison High School Seniors in the Main Gallery and Jewelers in the Upper Gallery. Join us from 5-7 p.m. for great art and a cash bar! 970-641-4029. Tickets On Sale Now Tickets are on sale now for the Gunnison Arts Center Adult Dance Showcase. Purchase them online at www.gunnisonartscenter.org or at the GAC. Tickets are $15 general/$12 members/$8 kids 12 and under. Join us at WSC Taylor Auditorium April 16th and 17th at 7 p.m. for a night of talent and entertainment! 970-641-4029. GAC School of Dance Wins at StarQuest The GAC School of Dance had a very successful weekend at the StarQuest Dance Competition in Longmont, CO. Winning two high gold medals, three gold medals, and one high silver medal, the ballet dancers from the Gunnison Valley Ballet made a huge impact in the big city. The GAC’s Junior Ballet won 1st place, Top Score in the Junior Small Group Division, and Michaela Butts, Melissa Duetsch, and Kelly Mundell won 2nd place in the Junior Duet/ Trio Division. Congratulations to the dancers that participated: Camilla Alarcon, Caylor Albers, Michaela Butts, Bobbie Corn, Melissa Duetsch, Carmen Martinez, Thalia Martinez, Jessica Mast, Hannah Mueller, Kelly Mundell, Sarah Orth, and Dori Scott. Great job girls!!

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Sessions, presents Turk Jones spinning live from 7 to Midnight. Expect to hear a mix of spaced-out electro-funk, dub-step, and more. The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin 7 p.m. – No Cover; 309 3rd Street in Crested Butte; 970-349-6338; www. thedogwoodcocktailcabin.com Evelyn Roper and Friends Evelyn’s songs are in storied form but are rich with symbolism. Her lyrics have been described as “a painting, a poem and a song” all in one. Evelyn has a fierce local following and can be heard in venues up and down the Western Slope. The Flying Burritos Bar 9 p.m. – Free; 107 S. Main St. in Gunnison, 970-641-5777; www.

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Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; 970349-6809 Bruce Hayes Bruce has given over 3,000 performances in many of America’s finest music venues, and several prominent music festivals. His music has taken him across the continent a dozen times, and twice around Europe. He’s jammed on stage with Joe Cocker, Arlo Guthrie, New Riders, Acoustic Syndicate, Railroad Earth, Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Drew Emmitt; opened shows for David Bromberg, Jorma Kaukonen, Merle Sanders, Subdudes, Neville Bros., Dave Mathews, Sam Bush and David Lindley; and recorded in Nashville for grammy winning producer, Jon Vezner. The Flying Burritos Bar 9 p.m. – No Cover; 107 S. Main St. in Gunnison; 970-641-5777; www. flyingburritosbar.com SATURDAY, MARCH 27 Yonder Mountain String Band w/ the Pete Kilpatrick Band See description above. Crested Butte Mountain Resort 3:15 p.m. $35; 1-800-810-7669; www.skicb. com/yonder

form approach, his ability to noodle in between songs and expand the music allows each show to become a distinct emotional ride. Rumor’s Coffee and Tea House 5 p.m.; 414 Elk Avenue; 970-349-0504 SUNDAY, MARCH 28 The Windy City Ramblers The Princess Wine Bar 8:30 p.m.; 218 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; 970-349-0210 Singer-Songwriter Night Bring your instrument and a song! Rumor’s Coffee and Tea House 7 p.m.; 414 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; 970-349-0504 MONDAY, MARCH 29 Dobro Dave See Saturday for description. The Princess Wine Bar 8:30 p.m.; 218 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; 970349-0210 TUESDAY, MARCH 30 Lee McClain The Princess Wine Bar 8:30 p.m.; 218 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; 970-349-0210

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 James & The Devil w/ Slim Pickens James & the Devil plays with an Damson Music Performance original style that you just can’t Competition peg. They spin off Quigley Recital Hall 7:30 Rock’n’Roll sounds p.m. – Free; Western State with MountainGrass, College in Gunnison; 970funk, hip hop, and 943-3054; www.western. rhythmic dance edu/academics/music chemistry that always WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 gets the house Selecta D-RO movin! A sort of New Selecta D-RO is a local DJ Age broad spectrum who hosts the Ital show Rock’n’Roll review that on KBUT. This Wednesday can be summed up he will host “Latin Lounge as “Rocky Mountain Night”, spinning non-stop Redneck Gangsta Latin beats and grooves Rock”! Local band Slim to keep the dance floor Pickens will open. The moving. The Lobar 10 p.m Eldo 10:30 p.m. – No Fishbone will be at the Eldo on Saturday, March 27. – No Cover; Downstairs at Cover; 215 Elk Avenue 3rd and Elk in Crested Butte; in Crested Butte; 970-349-6125; 970-349-0480; www.thelobar.com Fishbone w/ The Derels www.eldobrewpub.com Formed in 1979 in the ghettos WhiteWater Ramble Soul Train Night of South Central Los Angeles, Formed in 2004 and self-described KBUT will crown the Gunnison Fishbone is an alternative rock as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain Valley’s “Queen of Soul” this Friday! band that plays a fusion of ska, DanceGrass,” WhiteWater Ramble Doors open at 9pm and the dance punk rock, reggae, funk, heavy uses a simple recipe to craft its off for the “Queen of Soul” will take metal and more. The band first sound - bluegrass instrumentation, place around midnight. Dress in gained attention in the mid-eighties add drums, and a boundary-less your sweetest soulful threads and with their live concerts, earning approach to grassing-up everything be prepared to dance! DJ Triple L a reputation as one of the most from house grooves to reggae. will provide the tunes. Admission diverse bands in the alternative Whether playing an intimate encore, is $12 with all proceeds benefiting rock genre. The group came from acoustic and unplugged in the KBUT Community Radio. See the the same Los Angeles scene that crowd, or surfing on top of the Feature on page 4. Call 970-349spawned the Minutemen, the upright bass, WhiteWater Ramble 5225 for more information. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s delivers a powerful and memorable Lobar 9 p.m. - $12; Downstairs at Addiction. Local band The Derels live performance. The Eldo 10:30 3rd and Elk in Crested Butte; 970will open. The Eldo 10:30 p.m. ; 215 p.m. – $7; 215 Elk Avenue in 349-0480; www.thelobar.com Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; 970Crested Butte; 970-349-6125; www. 349-6125; www.eldobrewpub.com Steady Eddie & The All Nighters eldobrewpub.com Butte 66 4-6 p.m.; slopeside in Mt. Uncle Daddy Open Mic Night Crested Butte; 970-349-2999 Fronted by “the Gadfly” Pete The Forest Queen 7 p.m.; 129 Elk Giannini, local band Uncle Daddy is Lila and Chris Ave. in Crested Butte; 970-349-5299 set to rock faces off this Saturday Rumors Coffee and Tea House; Chris Coady’s 18 Mile Radius at the Lobar. The Lobar 10 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; 414 Elk Avenue in Happy Hour show every Wednesday Downstairs at 3rd and Elk in Crested Crested Butte; 970-349-0504 at 6pm with singer-songwriter Butte; 970-349-0480; www.thelobar. Bill Dowell Chris Coady and fiddle player Mark com One of Crested Butte’s local Fonken. Chris has been performing Tyler Hansen favorites. Bill plays classic acoustic his original blend of “Blues, Tyler Hansen’s skillful guitar playing rock and roll with a little country Country, Folk Rock, Americana, and soaring voice make him a and some original tunes thrown Singer/Songwriter” at local and unique talent that has been a in for good measure. He is often regional venues since the mid fixture of the Crested Butte music joined by his wife Patti Gast on 1990’s. Coady’s musical style has scene for the past seven years. vocals and Steve Farley on guitar. been shaped by various genres Whether he is experimenting with The Princess is a great after dinner and influences including John Hiatt, multi-layered looping, reinterpreting venue for a place to relax and enjoy Robert Earle Keen, Johnny Cash, a well-known cover or performing a drink or dessert after a night Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, one of his originals, his style wins on the town. The Princess Wine The Eagles, Jackson Browne, John over new fans at every show. 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Mountains Episcopal Church Community Healing Service: Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 4th & Sopris. 970-349-9371 or the website at allsaintsinthemountains.org. 2:30 - 5 p.m. DJ Triple L: Butte 66, slopeside in Mt. Crested Butte. 970349-2999. 4 p.m. Gypsy Jazz Social Club: django’s restaurant & wine bar, Mountaineer Square, Mt. Crested Butte. 970-349-7574. www.djangos.us 5 p.m. Beyond Midnight: The Grand Traverse: Center for the Arts 5:30 p.m. – Communion Service: Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 4th & Sopris Avenue.

970-641-0808 5 - 8 p.m. Artwalk: A tour of art galleries in downtown Crested Butte. 7 p.m. - Turk Jones - Spinning Live: Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, on 3rd Street between Elk and Maroon on the alley. 970-349-6338. 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Vivente Chamber Music Concert: WSC Quigley Recital Hall. Free admission. 970943-3045. 9 p.m. Evelyn Roper and Friends: The Flying Burritos Bar; 107 S. Main St. in Gunnison. Free. 970641-5777. 10 p.m. Karaoke: The Lobar. 970349-0480.

10:30 a.m. Story Time @ Your Library: Ages 3 and up. CB Old Rock Library, 507 Maroon, 970-349-6535. 4 - 6 p.m. Steady Eddie & the All Nighters: Butte 66, slopeside in Mt. Crested Butte. 970-349-2999. 5 - 7:30 p.m. Thai Massage: Yoga for the Peaceful Studio, 114 Elk Ave. 970-349-0302. 5:30 p.m. CB’s Got Talent: Crested Butte Center for the Arts. Talents of locals sold at auction, along with hot buffet dinner, drinks. CFA fundraiser. 970-349-7487 x3. 6 p.m. Oneg Shabbat, potluck dinner: Home of Loree and Ward Weisman. 970-349-7742. 6 p.m. – Stations of the Cross: Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 4th and Sopris Avenue. 970-641-0808. 6:30 p.m. (Around) Don’t Panic: Talk of the Town. 970-349-6809.

7 – 8 p.m. Artists of the West Elk visiting artist photographer Roddy MacInnes: Gunnison Art Center. 970-641-4029. 7:30 p.m. Lila and Chris: Rumors Coffee and Tea House. 970-349-7545. 8:30 p.m. Bill Dowell: The Princess Wine Bar. 970-349-0210. 9 p.m. Soul Train Night, KBUT fundraiser: DJ Triple L. $12. Lobar. 970-349-5225. 9 p.m. Bruce Hayes: The Flying Burritos Bar; 107 S. Main St. in Gunnison, No cover. 970-641-5777, 10:30 p.m. James and the Devil with Slim Pickens: The Eldo. No Cover. 970-349-6125. Midnight - Start of the Grand Traverse Ski Race between Crested Butte and Aspen. CB Community School Parking Lot.

9 a.m. Red Lady Saturdays! Slip on your Sassiest Flashiest Red every Saturday on the Ski Slopes to express your support for the preservation of the Red Lady/Mt. Emmons. For more info call Dickie 970-596-3675. 9 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga, Sanskrit, Enjoy Chanting: Yoga for the Peaceful Studio, 114 Elk Ave. 970-349-0302. 10 a.m. Trailhead Discovery Museum: Fun science for children of all ages. Downstairs in the Treasury Center at Ski Area. Call 970-349-7160. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit with Cantor Robbi: Camp 4, Mountaineer Square. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Portraiture Workshop by photographer Roddy MacInnes: Gunnison Arts Center. Limited to 12. Call 970-275-1875

1:30 - 2 p.m. Minyan on the Mountain with Cantor Robbi: Top of Painter Boy Lift. A short service in Song. 3 p.m. Yonder Mountain String Band: Warming House Hill, Ski Area. $35. www.skicb.com. After the Yonder Concert - More Music & Fun: Butte 66, slopeside in Mt. Crested Butte. 970-349-2999. 4:30 p.m. Yoga: Elevation Hotel, CB Mtn Club. 970-349-0302. 5 p.m. Dobro Dave: Rumors Coffee and Tea House. 970-349-7545. 8:30 p.m. Tyler Hansen: Princess Wine Bar. 970-349-0210. 10 p.m. Uncle Daddy: The Lobar. 970-349-0480. 10:30 p.m. Fishbone w/ The Derels: The Eldo. 970-349-6125.

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March 29 continued Workshop: Western Pilates Studio upstairs at Ore Bucket Bldg. 619994-8501. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wine Tastings: Timberline Restaurant, every Monday. $10 for wine knowledge and 4 glasses of wine. 970-349-9831. 5:30 p.m. Communion Service: Queen Of All Saints Catholic Church,

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4th & Sopris. 970-641-0808. 6:00 p.m. Passover (Potluck) Seder with Cantor Robbi Sherwin: Queen of All Saints Parish Hall. Reservations required. 970-349-7742 or 970-349-0703. 6:30 p.m. Love and Law of Attraction Workshop and Potluck: CB Chamber of Commerce, 601 Elk

Ave. Bring a dish to share. 970-3496464 7:30 – 10 p.m. Pick-Up Ultimate Frisbee: Jerry’s Gym at Town Hall. 970-349-7197 8:30 p.m. Dobro Dave: The Princess Wine Bar. 970-349-0210.

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free Snowshoe Tours. Meet at the Alpineer. 970-349-5210. 10:30 Story Time @ Your Library (Baby & Toddler Age 0-3): CB Old Rock Library, 507 Maroon, 970-3496535. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Lenten Discussion: Union Congregational Church. 403

Maroon Ave. Soup supper as well as childcare provided. 970-349-6405. 5:30 p.m. – Catholic Mass: Queen Of All Saints Catholic Church in Crested Butte, 4th and Sopris. 970641-0808. 8:30 p.m. Lee McClain: The Princess Wine Bar. 970-349-0210.

2:30 p.m. Dementia Informational Meeting for Caregivers: Queen of All Saints Parish Hall, 4th & Sopris. Joanne Reynolds. 970-349-0368. 5 p.m. till midnight – Ladies Night (drink specials): Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, on 3rd Street between Elk and Maroon on the alley. Call 970349-6338 or online at the dogwoodcocktailcabin.com. 5:30 p.m. Communion Service: Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 4th & Sopris Avenue. 970-6410808.

6 p.m. Chris Coady’s 18 Mile Radius: The Flying Burritos Bar; Happy hour show. 107 S. Main St. in Gunnison, 970-641-5777. 7 p.m. to Closing. Open Mic: The Forest Queen. 970-349-5299. 7:30 p.m. Damson Music Performance Competition: WSC Quigley Recital Hall. Free. 970-943-3054. 10 p.m. Live DJ - Selecta D-RO: The Lobar. 970-349-0480. 10:30 p.m. WhiteWater Ramble: The Eldo. $7. 970-349-6125.

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A Certain Sort of Skier... and Father... and Husband... and Teacher...

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When the clock strikes midnight this Friday, the whole town knows Pat O’Neill will be one of the first out of the starting gate of the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, revving to ski 6,000 feet of elevation gain and loss over the 40 miles from Crested Butte to Aspen. The town knows of his competition in all 12 Grand Traverses, that he’s won the event with then partner Jimmy Faust, three times, and placed in the top three nine times.            As such, Pat is somewhat of a local athletic hero.  Besides his numerous Grand Traverse accomplishments, he has won the Al Johnson Memorial Uphill / Downhill Telemark Ski Race, as well as received a “ridiculous amount of seconds and thirds.”  He won the only two Mt. Sneffels Half Loops they ever had and the most he got was a cheeseburger and a t-shirt. His most coveted first-place winning, however, was the 8-Ball Rally.  The trophy, which no one gets to keep, sits above the bar collecting dust with his signature. The thought of it makes him beam. “When you have twins, doing the Grand Traverse seems like a night off,” now laughs Pat O’Neill with a twinkle in his eye, “A lot of people want to know my placements in the AJ and the Grand Traverse. But the truth is, at this point, I’m more focused on being a father, husband, teacher, friend and positive community member. Ski racing has fallen way down on the totem pole.” Pat grew up in Watertown, New York, skiing at a small resort called “Dry Hill,” where, ironically, Pat says, “It snowed like crazy.”  His father was a National Patrolman at the area as well as a competitive jumper, and raised him in the tradition of skiing.  Pat accomplished his first race when he was three years old.  “I was an alpine ski racing punk,” he confides. “I never expected to be a competitive skier in Colorado.”  His father, a New York telephone company lineman, worked nights as a janitor to make sure he could continue racing. At fifteen, however, Pat had burned out on racing altogether and dropped out from competitions.             That was, until he moved to Crested Butte.  He came to visit an old college friend who told him, “You have to see this place called Crested Butte.”  He only expected to stay two weeks.  An old beat up Subaru dropped him off in November of 1986 with his one backpack, in the middle of a huge snowstorm, with seemingly only one store open at the time – the liquor store.  He found the first telemark skis he ever laid his eyes on, an old pair of Karhu XCD Comps, in the dumpster, decided they were “total death twigs,” but claimed them for his own anyway.  The next day he was boot packing up Mt. Crested Butte in his leather boots and three-pins.  He hasn’t left Crested Butte since.  Pat finds much of his drive and motivation from his immediate environs, and the people closest to him. His humility becomes apparent as he lists the multitudes of community members that serve as his inspiration. Jordan, his wife, as “my best friend, amazing teacher and goddess.” His ski partners Jimmy Faust, Allen Hadley and Jake Jones. The feats of Dave Wiens coupled with his humility. Carol Kastning for teaching him to teach from the heart. The volunteers of the Grand Traverse that feed the athletes along the way. Jeff Scott and John O’Neal for being dedicated fathers. The list goes on and on. “Any woman who has ever carried a baby is stronger than me,” he asserts, “I have so many heroes. It’s not about me. Thank God.” The sheer beauty of the mountains that kept Pat in Crested Butte when he had no intentions of staying way back in 1986 continue to play a vital role in his life. “I know it sounds really cliché, but the raw beauty of the mountains is a huge inspiration.  I learn something new about myself every time I travel in the mountains.”  He also notes his oldest brother Steve who has battled Cystic Fibrosis, has undergone lung and kidney transplants and has lost his eye sight.  “He’s one of the most incredibly

positive people I’ve ever met.  It’s just being grateful for what you have,” he says sincerely.  And then, there is “G-O-D that is my fuel. I pray before every event for God to give me strength, protection, but, most of all humility in victory or defeat.” A middle school teacher of English at the Crested Butte Community School for 18 years, Pat completes the positive cycle by encouraging his students to be the best they can be, to shun mediocrity, to live an inspired life. He follows Carol’s lead in “there is a good chance your students won’t remember anything you taught them, but they will remember how you made them feel.” Every Wednesday night, from the sound waves of the public radio station, Pat’s voice rings the same message in between songs of the Black Crowes, the Allman Brothers and, of course, the Grateful Dead.  Volunteering his time to bring music to his neighbors, listeners can routinely hear Pat encouraging his radio audience to get outside to look at the full moon or to send a salute to the local ranchers who provide such a strong cultural heritage to the community.  “These are the good ‘ole days,” he encourages as he spins into a 1977 bootleg rendition of “Morning Dew” by Jerry Garcia. He provokes his neighbors into getting along and finding common solutions. “We can’t forget that life is full of blessings,” he prods, “You can’t get too upset they haven’t gotten the Peel open when there are earthquakes in Haiti. My parents taught me early on never to act spoiled or entitled.”            Pat’s coveted “shop” is perhaps the best summary of the influences in his life.  On one side of the small room, the suspected rack of assorted Nordic skis dangle from the ceiling. The walls are a collage of his first ski pass, Grateful Dead tickets (including backstage passes), a long-haired Pat staring out from a crinkled photo, pictures of his wife and daughters.  There are photos of Elvis Presley right alongside one of he and his father, a small Pat already clad in tiny leather boots.  His first place Al Johnson trophies, a spray of wildflower photos.  He pulled out a worn picture of Jerry Garcia driving an old Volvo P-18 and laughs that he sends the Grand Traverse organizers into annual rigors as he presents the keepsake as the “only map I need.”  Behind him the Steal Your Face bandana droops over the side of the shelf. The photos of Katie, Piper and Jordan now shine brighter than any of his medals. While many still consider Pat one of the town’s uber-athletes, the father-husbandteacher-positive community member claims he’s winding down. His newest athletic partners, his twin girls, have beat him in every biking, skiing or running race they’ve ever completed together. “Dad, you’re getting kind of slow,” chirps Katie. “For me the day Katie and Piper were born was like winning 20 Grand Traverses in a row,” counters Pat. “You can’t take your event or yourself so seriously that you lose your sense of humor and humility,” concludes Pat, “Skiing is fun and it’s still all about skiing and honoring the traditions of skiing.  Of winning with humility and style.  Because if you’re focused on your ego, you lose focus on the mountains. And when you lose focus on the joy of skiing and the beauty of the mountains, you don’t ‘win’ anything. And, as my buddy Joe Hollister always says, ‘Life is a game, and whoever gives out the most love … wins.” Molly Murfee is a full-time freelance and copy writer, in addition to being the Editor of the Crested Butte Weekly. Her over 500 articles are featured in the likes of Powder Magazine, Telemark Skier, Backcountry Magazine, the Mountain Gazette, Cross Country Skier Magazine, Solar Today and Patagonia-Japan as well as local publications. Her passion lies in penning creative non-fiction and poetry, which focuses on wild places with their inherent metaphor and the extraordinary commonality of the human experience. Molly can be reached at editor@cbweekly.com. Dusty Demerson has been photographing Crested Butte since 1987. His award-winning landscapes can frequently be found at the Banff Mountain Photography Competition but can always be seen at the Rijks Family Gallery or online at www.color-west.com. He is available for family portraits and weddings.


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Palm Sunday Service & Good Friday Communion The Union Congregational Church announces Palm Sunday service at 9 a.m., March 28. Special musical selections will be provided by Peter Greydanus and Jocelyn Smith as well as the adult choir will sing. Holy Week Communion Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2 in the sanctuary. The church is located at 403 Maroon Avenue. Call 970-349-6405 for additional information. Passover Seder and Shabbat Weekend with Cantor Robbi Sherwin B’nai Butte would like to invite

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the community to a weekend with Cantor Robbi Sherwin, followed by the Passover Seder taking place Monday, March 29. On Friday, March 26 at 6 p.m., Friday night Oneg Shabbat, potluck dinner will take place at the home of Ward and Loree Weisman, 215 Lower Allen Road, Allen Homesites, CB South, 970-349-2114. Please bring a generous dish and a beverage. Call Debbie 970-3497742 with any questions. On Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., visit Cantor Robbi at Camp 4 Coffee at Mountaineer Square for a ski break schmooze. From 1:30 - 2 p.m., Minyan on the Mountain will take place. Join Cantor Robbi at the top of the Painter Boy lift on the mountain for a short service in song. On Sunday, March 28, 9 – 11:15 a.m. Sunday School with Cantor Robbi at Sunset Hall, CB South. Call Ofra, 970- 349-5211, for details. On Monday, March 29, at 6 p.m. a passover seder will take place at the Queen of All Saints Parish Hall (Sopris between 4th & 5th). Reservations are required. Please call Debbie, 970349-7742, or Monica, 970-3490703, to make your reservations and let them know what dish and beverage you are bringing to our potluck-Seder. Please make your reservation promptly as we will be limited in our ability to accept last minute reservations. Dementia Informational Meeting to Be Held in Crested Butte Teresa Black, executive director

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of the Alzheimer’s Association office in Grand Junction, will come to Crested Butte on Wednesday, March 31 to provide information on dementia and caregiving to members of the community. Hosted by the Crested Butte Caregiver Support Group, the 90-minute meeting will be held in the Parish Hall of Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church at 4th and Sopris beginning at 2:30 p.m. “This is open to everyone in the Crested Butte community who is— or may be—dealing with dementia in a loved one,” says Support Group leader Joanne Reynolds. Additional information is available at 970-349-0368, or through the Alzheimer’s Association HELPLINE, 800-272-3900. Contractors: are you aware of the new rebate program? Attention all contractors! This April, the Governor’s Energy Office is launching a rebate program for appliances, audits, insulation, air sealing, mechanical systems, plumbing and renewable energy installation. Rebates are expected to increase the demand for these services. To be listed as an eligible vendor, you must complete a free registration with the Better Business Bureau. Come to the Crested Butte Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 to register and learn more about the rebate program. Contact ORE with questions: 970-349-9673; info@ resourceefficiency.org The Weekly’s Spring Guide Coming Up Celebrate spring with The Weekly’s Spring Guide, serving as the go to resource to play at home or get away on only one tank of gas. We’ll feature all the local activities – from biking at Hartmans Rocks to fly fishing the run off to harvesting corn snow. New will be a regional section, with information on festivals within a few hours of the Valley, hot springs hot spots within an easy drive, and ideas for regional “staycation” opportunities. Springy topics such as cleansing tips and wildflower hunting insider info will also be included. To get your event or ad in the Spring Guide, contact The Weekly at 970-349-1710 by Friday, March 26 for discounts and full editorial coverage of your events.

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Smelly landfills and cow pies at dairy farms hardly call up images of a fuel source. Yet these odiferous offenders hide a secret within their stink. With their gases homes can be heated, engines run, lights turned on. The University of New Hampshire is taking the lead into transforming what others might consider waste and turning it into an energy saving gold mine. It’s methane, a naturally occurring gas emitted when organic materials are broken down by bacteria, in anaerobic, or oxygen free, conditions. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that methane is 20 times more effective in trapping heat than CO2, or carbon dioxide, in a 100-year period. There are innocuous sources of methane that have nothing to do with human activity - wetlands; permafrost, freshwater bodies, the ocean and wildfires all emit methane through entirely natural processes. The EPA suspects, however, that 60% of the global methane emitted comes from human activity, citing that the gas is more abundant now than it was 400,000 years ago.   However, the seemingly “bad gas” is also the primary component of natural gas--90 % in fact--and can therefore be used in the same way to generate electricity and heat. When the University of New Hampshire (UNH) began evaluating how to achieve carbon neutrality on their campus by 2100, and to help fulfill the requirements of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, it looked at the methane emissions of the nearby Turnkey Landfill in Rochester, New Hampshire as a solution instead of a problem.   The gases landfills emit are 50% methane, produced from the anaerobic decomposition process of waste materials within the landfill. The other 50% is predominately carbon dioxide, with a mixing of other materials such as hydrogen sulfide and siloxanes. These landfill gases are often flared, or burned, to reduce their impact when released into the atmosphere.   The five million square foot campus consumes 1.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas each year, and their energy costs have been growing as the school expands. UNH invested in a cogeneration, or cogen, plant that retains the heat normally lost in the production of electricity, and uses it to heat campus buildings. With cogen’s ability to burn either oil or natural gas, and UNH looking for a new energy efficient project, the university teamed up with Waste Management to reroute the methane gas being burned off from the regional landfill to fuel the plant and provide heat and electricity to the campus.   A large landfill with the capacity to hold 2.5

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ETHNIC BACCHANALE Delicious Homemade Northern Italian cuisine, in our new and casual setting. From veal to vegetarian, to pastas and seafood. Fine wines and cocktails available. DONITA’S CANTINA See our menu, COUPON SPECIALS and NEW “CantinaCam” online at www.donitascantina.com. For thirty years, Donita’s Cantina has been Crested Butte’s favorite eatery. The Cantina’s Mexican Food is madefrom-scratch with natural ingredients. Donitas has a down-to-earth atmosphere being located in the historic Elk Mountain House (check out the original pressed tin ceilings). We strive for top-notch service and we are KID friendly! Our tasty entrees include fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas and our gourmet nightly dinner specials topped with delicious Mexican chiles. Our chunky salsa is the best in the West. We serve many varieties of fresh lime juice, agave nectar, top-shelf MARGARITAS. Rated one of the top twelve Colorado “Hot Spots” according to the Denver Post. Dinner served nightly. Large groups are always welcome and reservations are accepted for groups of 10 or more. Take out available! For current hours/info call 349-6674. 330 Elk Avenue, Downtown Crested Butte.

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AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL Located at the ski area in Mt. Crested Butte, the Avalanche features breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with huge sandwiches, colossal salads, homemade soups, pizza, a great kids’ menu, delectable desserts and all your favorite comfort foods. Don’t miss the nightly dinner specials…Monday’s lasagna for $8.95, Tuesday’s pound of king crab for $20.95, Wednesday’s chicken fried steak for $8.95, Thursday’s allyou-can-eat BBQ ribs for $14.95, Friday’s all-you-can-eat fish & chips for $8.95. Saturday’s prime rib for $15.95 or Sunday’s 4- ingredient large pizza for $15.95. We celebrate happy hour from 3-6 daily with cheap drinks & marvelous munchies. Dine in or take out. Open every day at 7:30am. 349-7195. MAXWELLS Join us at the new steak house in town for hand cut prime quality steaks, pastas, fish, lamp chops, elk, pork chops, fresh garden salads, buffalo burgers, sandwiches and much more. A great buckaroos menu for the kids including a make your own icecream sundae. Wines from around the world and vast array of import and domestic beers. A great front patio for people watching in the heart of Crested Butte. Fabulous martinis or just a cold beer. Whatever you desire just cuddle up and enjoy. The perfect place to watch all sporting events in HD. One of the largest venues in Crested Butte, ideal for large parties. Serving dinner nightly. Offering take-out. 226 Elk Avenue. 349-1221

MARCHITELLI’S GOURMET NOODLE We proudly feature generations of special family recipes. Enjoy unique Italian sauce and pasta combinations as well as our specialty entrees with veal, elk, chicken and seafood. Newly remodeled. Come check us out. Reservations helpful. Serving dinner from 5 p.m. nightly. Located at 411 3rd Street in Crested Butte. 349-7401. RUBEN’S NEW MEXICAN CUISINE Located in the old Cement Creek Tavern in Crested Butte South. Ruben’s offers authentic New Mexican cuisine featuring all natural beef and chicken, using fresh ingredients and homemade salsa, locally roasted chiles, a full bar with fresh juice margaritas, a full kid’s menu and happy hour specials from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Kitchen for dinner opens at 5 p.m. daily/Serving Sunday Brunch. Come try the newest restaurant in CB South. Located at 207 Elcho Avenue, Crested Butte South (970) 349-5003.

MCGILL’S AT CRESTED BUTTE Located downtown in Historic Crested Butte. Serving fantastic breakfasts and excellent lunches with a creative twist. Come in and try the best malts, shakes and floats in town from our soda fountain. Open early and serving breakfast all day! Offering daily breakfast, lunch and dessert specials. Dine-in or take-out. All major credit cards accepted. 228 Elk Avenue (970) 349-5240.

TEOCALLI TAMALE Tasty fresh lime margaritas, handmade tamales, a huge selection of burritos and tacos, affordable prices and lightning-fast service… what more could you ask for? Our fresh salsas include mild tomato, salsa verde, roasted chile corn and a hot smoky chipolte. Burritos and tacos feature slow-cooked shredded beef, marinated and grilled steak or chicken, gourmet veggies and blackened mahi-mahi. Try one of our unique creations - a chile pesto or spicy Thai burrito with peanut sauce. Dine in and enjoy one of our large selection of Mexican beers, or take it to go. Located at 311 1/2 Elk Avenue. A fresh and healthy alternative, the Tamale is open every day for lunch and dinner. 3492005. Late night Bar and Food Thurs-Sat 9-12ish.

PARADISE CAFÉ A Crested Butte tradition for more than 23 years with a casual atmosphere and excellent food. Specializing in your favorite breakfast burritos, skillets, pancakes, french toast, huevos rancheros, fresh fruit and traditional breakfast. Plus cheese steaks, salads, soups, deli sandwiches, burgers and full vegetarian fare for lunch. Full children’s menu. Located in the Company Store, 3rd and Elk in beautiful Midtown Crested Butte. 349-6233. SLOGAR Serves delicious grilled steaks and simply spectacular skillet-fried chicken dinners, using a recipe famous for great flavor since 1915. Hospitality at the historic Slogar includes family-style service in comfortable and unique Victorian surroundings. Enjoy the generous portions and the modest price of the Slogar’s sensational skillet-fried chicken with all the trimmings. Serving dinner daily 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full drink menu and wine list plus a selection of specialty beers on tap such as Spaten and Fat Tire Ale. Reservations recommended. Located on the corner of Second & Whiterock, Crested Butte. 349-5765. SMOKIN’ J’S BBQ Smokin’ J’s BBQ, at the Eldo Brewery & Tap Room. Located at 215 Elk Avenue in downtown Crested Butte, upstairs, next to the Post Office. Featuring Pulled Pork, Sliced Beef Brisket, Pulled Chicken, Beef Burnt Ends, Bacon Explosions, BBQ Chicken, St. Louis Ribs, Fried Okra, Sweet Potato Fries, Smoked Baked Beans, Xmas Slaw, Potato Wedges, Caesar Salads, & Funnel Cake Fries. Try one of our Family Combo Meals, or a Mo’ BBQ Sundae for a Low-Carb Treat. Join us at The Eldo because “Once A Day Is Never Enough” for Smokin’ J’s BBQ. Open Daily at 3PM. Also offering Take Out and Delivery call 970-349-6125.

TALK OF THE TOWN A good time anytime. The Talk offers foosball, pinball, video games, good music and pool tables. Open daily at 3 p.m. Attitude Adjustment Hour from 3 to 8 p.m. Bar snacks, cheap drinks and beer our specialty. Located at 230 Elk Avenue, in the liver of downtown Crested Butte. 349-6809. WHY COOK? Located next to Le Bosquet at Sixth and Belleview in the Majestic Plaza. At last… a great new reason not to cook (as if you needed one)! Delicious, healthy items ready to take-out — for an evening of entertaining or a quiet night at home. Mouth watering main dish items, fresh baked bread, salads, pates and cheeses, hummus and tapenade spreads, sandwiches, fresh and frozen soups, desserts and much, much more. Now featuring all natural and organic deli meats. Check out our meat and fish market. Catering services available. Call us for special orders. 349-5858. WOODEN NICKEL Known for the best steaks in town since 1981, the Wooden Nickel specializes in tender Filet Mignon, USDA Prime Graded NY Strip and Rib Eye steaks, succulent, world famous Prime Rib, Elk Tenderloin, Rack of Elk, Alaskan King Crab, BBQ Pork Ribs, PorkChops, Colorado Rack of Lamb, New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Venison, fresh grilled Seafood and fresh Garden Salads. Also serving Burgers, Chicken Fried Steak and Buffalo Burgers. Giant Lobster Tails and a variety of Surf and Turf combinations available nightly. We feature a selection of martinis and great wines at attractive prices to complement your meal. Join us for your special evening at Crested Butte’s oldest bar and best steak house. Bar opens at 4 p.m. with Happy Hour until 6 p.m., daily. Dinner nightly until 10 p.m. 222 Elk Avenue.--Downtown Crested Butte--Open year-round. Nightly Specials.

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GOURMET DJANGO’S RESTAURANT & WINE BAR Our globally-inspired small plates are perfect for sharing and pairing with wines by the flight, quartino or bottle. django’s unique dining environment offers a new experience every visit: whether you’re enjoying a quick bite at the dining bar, a long romantic dinner with a date, or just hanging out with friends. Come enjoy a pitcher of sangria on our patio! django’s is located in the courtyard of Mountaineer Square, where the bus stops at the base of the ski village. Reservations are encouraged, but certainly not required. Send an email to reservations@djangos.us or call (970) 349-7574.

THE DOGWOOD COCKTAIL CABIN Nestled into one of Crested Buttes funkiest historic remodles, this miners shack turned “cocktail cabin” offers house-infused artisan cocktails and tasty plates both sweet and savory.  From its nibbles and sips to atmosphere, The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin is anything but ordinary.  Step outside the box and into the cabin for a habenero and pineapple infused vodka martini, lamb sliders and chocolate fondue with homemade bacon brittle! Now Open Tuesday-Sunday 5-12 (cabin fever 5-7 everyday: $4 off all Dogwood martinis).  Tuesday: “game night”  Wednesday: “ladies night”.  970+349.6338  309 Third Street downtown Crested Butte, Co  21+  www.thedogwoodcocktailcabin.com EASTSIDE BISTRO EastSide Bistro is an upscale-casual neighborhood bistro. Our menu evolves seasonally and represents the eclectic, creative and sophisticated visions of our passion for food, created with locally fresh ingredients and prepared in an innovative and contemporary style. Our atmosphere is warm, intimate and welcoming with spectacular views of majestic Mt. Crested Butte. We present seasonally changing gourmet cuisine with entrée selections featuring the finest cuts of Beef, Duck, Lamb, Game, the freshest Seafood, and outstanding Chicken, Pork, and Vegetarian Entrees along with exciting nightly specials. We showcase an extensive well rounded wine list and wonderful specialty martinis. Dinner served Tuesday through Sunday from 5-10 p.m. Closed Mondays until Dec. 14. Also serving a wonderful Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reservations appreciated. We are located at 435 Sixth St., next to the Alpineer. 349-9699. Visit us at www.eastsidebistro.com for our most current menu. LE BOSQUET RESTAURANT Since 1976…and just getting better. Breathtaking views and mouth watering food. Enjoy standards such as rack of lamb in a red wine garlic sauce, hazelnut chicken, beef shortribs in a madeira sauce, and elk tenderloin with jumbo scallops as well as vegetarian entrees, crisp salads, great soups, a variety of appetizers and break-your-diet desserts. Now offering fondue and a full small plate menu! Quality, consistency and friendliness — our trademarks. A full bar and Wine Spectator award winning wine list will round out an evening to remember. Twilight menu and children’s options available. Catering and private chef services available. Open nightly at 5:30 p.m. Reserva tions helpful. 349-5808.


FEATURE | EVENTS | ARTS | MUSIC | CALENDAR | PROFILE | SPORTS | COMMUNITY | ALTERNATIVES | DINING | WRITERS | MARKETPLACE | HEALTH | RESOURCES | CBWEEKLY.COM THE SECRET STASH LUNCH + DINNER  - The Secret Stash - not so much of a secret anymore!  Voted best pizza every year since we opened in 2002. We are now serving continuously starting at 11:30 AM, until late! Come in for lunch or for an early dinner to avoid the crowds. It’s winter time again, and now that we are open for lunch, that means no more waiting in the cold!! Come in for an award winning margaritas, grilled asian style wings, or legendary pizza.  The Stash is not to be missed – the owners have decorated this 100 year old miner’s cabin with treasures from their travels around the world. The Stash has been recognized by Ski, Powder, Outdoor, and Travel + Leisure magazines, The New York Times, Foders travel guide, and many others as the place not to miss on your visit to Crested Butte!  Just take a stroll to the top of Elk Avenue. NO MORE WAITING for Stash pizza, we are now serving the ONLY TAKE & BAKE PIZZA in downtown CB. Take out and delivery are available, and The Stash is open late.  (970) 349-6245 or www. thesecretstash.com. Don’t miss the one stash the locals WILL tell you about!   (Visit our sister restaurant The Lobar)

SOUPÇON Soupçon is a romantic petite bistro located just off Elk Avenue on Second Street behind Kochevar’s bar.We feature traditional French technique using local ingredients married with the finest cuisine from around the world. Place a reservation Monday through Saturday for an unforgettable experience in one of the most picturesque settings in the country. Seating times are 6pm and 8:15pm. Online at: www.soupconbistro.net • 349-5448. TIMBERLINE RESTAURANT Come in to the Timberline and let us make you feel special! We’re located on the corner of 2nd and Elk in Downtown Crested Butte. Our upscale western style bar offers specials in a fun lively atmosphere. Dine in the casual elegance of the downtown dining room, in the intimacy of our upstairs formal dining room, or the celebrated wine cellar room for a memorable occasion. We always use the finest and freshest products available. We consistently produce creative and simple favorites as well as daily specials. Our wine list features mostly California offerings plus an interesting selection of Old World and New World wines. Reservations recommended. Call for current hours 349-9831.

SOUP & SANDWICH THE LAST STEEP An affordable, cozy eatery in Crested Butte, The Last Steep features Cajun Chicken Pasta, Artichoke Cheddar Soup in a Bread bowl, BBQ Philly Sandwich, Cilantro Chicken Salad and more. We also offer a great kids’ menu. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday open ‘til midnight. 208 Elk Avenue. 349-7007.

PIZZA BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA & PUB Best patio in town. Featuring pizza-by-the-slice, deep dish & thin crust specialty pizzas. Freshly made subs, fried appetizers, delicious big juicy burgers, a kids menu and the best salad bar in town with over 30 fresh items to choose from. Enjoy our 24 craft beers on tap, along with high end tequila, spirits and wine. Bring the family and watch your favorite sports on one of our large HDTVs. Lunch and dinner served everyday from 11 a.m. ‘til 10 p.m. Dine in, take out and, as always, FREE DELIVERY on all menu items, 349-5044. Come visit us at 223 elk ave., The locals hang-out for over 17 years. brickovencb.com. MIKEY’S TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY VOTED BEST PIZZA OF 2009, everybody loves Mikey’s Pizza! We offer pizza by the slice, specialty pies, pasta, oven baked sandwiches, fresh salads and a variety of appetizers. We also serve a late riser breakfast all day with fatty breakfast burritos and egg sandwiches. Located across from the sled hill and nordic center you can come pick it up or let us deliver to you. We are open 7 days a week, Tuesday - Friday 11am - 9 pm and Saturday, Sunday and Monday 3 - 9pm. Delivery every night at 5pm. Mikey’s pizza slices are also sold at True Value. A full menu can be viewed on our website at www.mikeyspizza.net. Call it in for quicker pick up. 970-349-1110. Need help with a dinner party? We also cater.

DELICIOUS DISH

DISH DESCRIPTION: Paradise Café has been feeding Crested Butte residents and visitors for 27 years. The gumbo is a belly warming winter special that gives special cause for visiting Paradise. Owner Lee Dickelman cooks the roux, which incorporates butter and flour until it is a dark, savory brown giving the gumbo its intense deep flavor. The trinity of green peppers, onion and celery is then cooked with the roux and tender chicken, andoullie sausage and rice to finish off this delicious dish. Another fine choice is the fresh pacific salmon salad. A large bed of green leaf lettuce, plump red tomatoes, shredded red cabbage, cucumber, carrots, sliced mushrooms and alfalfa sprouts. The fresh ingredients are so plentiful as to keep every bite an interesting, multi-faceted taste

experience. The fresh Pacific salmon is grilled to perfection to best enhance the full flavor. This salad can be bring out with a multitude of fresh dressings. GENERAL FARE: Definitely a step up from your typical American diner, the Paradise Café is best known for their fabulous breakfast and their monster burgers. The menu is filled with hundreds of choices for your food options, sure to please everyone. Lunch starters are fun and fast - salads, French fries, clam strips and sweet potato fries. A large grilled section houses the meat of the menu with a six-ounce Black Angus ground chuck burger, one of the best anywhere. Cheese steaks, Hot Polish sausages, grilled Reubens, chicken sandwiches, and the hot turkey supreme are all great grilled selections. From the sea enjoy grilled Ahi tuna that has been marinated in papaya and soy or crispy fish options as well, all served with complementing condiments and chips. Delectable deli sandwiches are available with a plethora of meats, cheeses and breads to choose from. Food for kids and an entire vegetarian section of the menu are offered. Drinks include coffee, teas, sodas, juices, beers and wine. And if that was not enough, save room for apple pie ala mode or a brownie sundae. ATMOSPHERE: The tropical bliss of the Paradise Café will take you away. It is bright and open, with an entire wall of windows that gives you an up front seat

SUSHI LIL’S SUSHI BAR AND GRILL Step up to our Sushi Bar or Bar for our nightly Happy Hour from 5:30-6:30!! We are proud to serve our customers the freshest fish in town, flown in 6 days a week from Hawaii and on our doorstep within 24 hours from the docks…does it get any fresher than that in the Rockies- don’t think so! Although we are known for our sushi, our exceptional kitchen menu will satisfy all taste buds. With an array of seafood dishes and meat options, we promise you will leave remembering it all! Lil’s is a friendly and casual environment that offers exceptional service with high standards for what a dining experience should entail. Open 7 nights a week. Reservations Recommended 349-5457. Located in the Historic District of CB- 321 Elk Ave. (across the street from Donita’s) LOBAR One of the most FUN places to go in CB. Ask any local.  Locals + tourists alike have been raving about LOBAR since opening in 2004.  Follow the locals... and enjoy the freshest Sushi in CB, flown in daily from around the world. For NON sushi eaters + children we have alternative selections such as our Killer baja fish tacos, our new (BEEF) turf roll,  grilled BEEF, CHICKEN, FISH options, our famous crack fries + a CHILDRENS MENU.  Lobar is “the place” for large parties, come in and see why!  small parties and couples enjoy our intimate seating options. LOBAR has been recommended by the New York Times, SKI, Skiing, and many more as a place NOT to miss. On weekends, LOBAR transforms into CB’s only nightclub with live music, (THURSDAY night - karaoke) DJ’s + more.  303 Elk Ave.  Reservations accepted.  970/349.0480.  Open EVERY evening at 5:00 PM.  (Don’t miss the best happy hour in town!  EVERYDAY  5-6)  www.thelobar.com (Visit our sister restaurant the Secret Stash)

{ Bon Appetit! } Want to show off your delicious dish? Call the Weekly at 349-1710.

to the action on Elk Avenue. The friendly tropical theme is carried throughout the restaurant; fish, maps and smiling faces give the feeling of the islands. It is like taking a vacation right here in Crested Butte. An assortment of seating can accommodate single diners at the bar or groups at the vintage tables. The big sunny deck is hard to beat on warm days. PRICE RANGE: In these tough economic times the Paradise Café definitely gives you a great bang for your buck, featuring some of the lowest priced meals in town. The Paradise burgers start at only $5.95 and the top sirloin steak sandwich for $9.25. A large selection of signature sandwiches has stayed consistent through the years and includes interesting and fresh ingredients. Deli sandwiches start at $6.25 or try a triple-decker chicken club piled high with bacon, lettuce, and tomato on sourdough toast for $8.95. All sandwiches are served with crispy potato chips or try French fries, a cup of soup or coleslaw for an additional $1.50. A crispy garden salad or housefried sweet potatoes can be substituted for only $2.75. Salads range from $4.85 for the garden salad or the over-the-top Avocado Delight for $9.45. Kids eat for $3.95. Paradise Café also carries a great selection of beer and wine. A bottle of domestic beer is only $2.50, micro brews are $3.50. Beringer Chardonnay, Bogle Merlot, Champanle pinot grigo are all $6 per glass. Mouth-watering desserts range

from $2.50 - $4.45. Unadvertised is the Early bird breakfast special, two eggs, bacon or sausage, and two pancakes for only $3.45. Available Monday through Friday 7 – 8 a.m., so eat early and eat often. VEGETARIAN / VEGAN OPTIONS: Customers looking for lighter fare are in luck here at the Paradise Café. Big fresh salads come in many sizes. The Veg-O-Rama is a garden burger topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, sprouts and carrots all on a multi grain bun. The homemade hummus is fantastic. Garbanzo beans are pureed with lemon and tahinni, complementing a big veggie sandwich that has great flavor and is good for you. Crispy vegetarian egg rolls are served with sweet chili sauce and French fries can be topped with green chilies and cheese. Good vegetarian kid’s choices are the peanut butter and jelly or the grilled cheese sandwiches. ORGANIC / LOCAL / REGIONAL FOOD OPTIONS: Featured in the wine selection you can find organic Melbec wine produced by the Santa Julia winery. Served as well is an assortment of micro brews from New Belgium Brewing Company. STATS: 303 Elk Avenue, mid-town Crested Butte in the Company Store Building; 970-349-6233 Want to show off your delicious dish? Call the weekly at 970-349-1710. Reviewer Josephine Kellett owns and operates Creative Catering in Crested Butte. Graduate of the California Culinary Academy, she has been a professional in the food industry most of her life. She has lived in Crested Butte for almost 20 years. You can find out more of the epicurean travels and offerings of Josephine at www.crestedbuttecatering.com

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Ben Johnson, the Leader By Luke Mehall

till he made a dramatic dash across the road and then jumped over a fence to safety in a rancher’s field. When I run with Ben Johnson I know he’s always going As the sun set and we still had four miles to go to be gone, like Forrest Gump running across that football Ben turned on a light on the back of his bike so that field in Alabama. He was a state champion high school the passing vehicles would see us, at the same time the runner, two-time winner of the local 2.6 mile sprint up W darkness fell it began to snow. I suffered through this as Mountain in Gunnison, and probably has a list of victories my feet froze up and felt like ice blocks. When I finally I don’t even know about. arrived home I could barely waddle up the flight of stairs When I’m road biking with Ben there’s a couple tricks to my house. I sat inside with a nice adrenaline rush, and that ensure I can keep up with him. Well, one trick really felt incredibly alive (then I spent the next half an hour with two outcomes. If I let him stay in the lead I can warming my feet up). If I didn’t have Ben Johnson in my simply stay right behind him and draft, which basically life I probably would have stayed inside and been lazy means he does all the work and I can reap the benefits and that cold afternoon here in the Gunnison Valley. use gravity to my advantage. This ensures that I stay with The next day we were headed to the Orvis Hot Springs him while riding, and also enables me to save energy. to soak and recover from the ride. Ben suggested to me Early this winter, I had the good fortune to bike with and Al that we should, “go for a little run before soaking.” Ben one day and run with him the next. Well it wasn’t just We agreed and I pictured running for a little while around us, our good friend Al Smith the 3rd, a bad-ass in his own the town of Ouray. right, was along for both adventures as well. Ben took us past the Box Canyon in Ouray up to a dirt When it comes to outdoor adventures, I typically both road and then drove back for a few miles. He parked his love and hate Ben, with the hate always being a shortcar and I looked up the road. It was a steep hill, covered term emotion because Ben typically pushes me past my mostly in snow. Al remarked how steep it was and that it which I gladly accepted. perceived limits, and the love is always lasting. would be a shock to the system to start the run with such Things really got epic as we rounded Almont, ten I think I was probably hating Ben Saturday afternoon, a dramatic incline. Ben shrugged it off, making a masculine miles out from Gunnison, and Al got his second flat of the when we were road biking up Taylor Canyon, with an comment inappropriate for the tone of this piece and just day. We didn’t have an extra tube between the three of us, hour of sunlight left, on icy roads on skinny tires and started running up. I tried to hang with him for about five so like any good Coloradoan Al stuck his thumb out and my fingers were so cold they were going numb. This was minutes and then soon Al and I quickly lost him as he ran hitched a ride back to town. Four miles to go there was a leisurely workout for Ben, a 40-mile afternoon ride in into the hills. barely any daylight as I looked over to see a buck running winter-like conditions. Freezing and complaining he even Al and I power-walked some of the sections and a parallel to our bikes. The deer hopped with us as we rode offered up his warm pair of gloves and an extra jacket, couple miles into it the road became a small cross-country ski trail in a foot and a half of snow. Two hundred foot ice falls to the left on four hundred foot rock walls. Ice climbers dangled off an overhang to the right. We couldn’t see him, but we knew Ben was still running. The Blind Side Rated PG-13, Drama The Men Who Stare At Goats We headed back, running and walking Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Rated R, Comedy • Starring: George Clooney, Ewan Quinton Aaron for the hour time slot that we agreed upon. McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges Another inspirational, true story is brought to the screen After an hour we knew Ben wouldn’t be A reporter delves into the world of psychic military regiments with this football drama about Young Michael Oher back exactly on time, but ten minutes after during the Iraq War in this adaptation of the Jon Ronson who has lived a difficult life on the streets, but his luck the hour had passed he was there. “Good book. changes when a rich couple welcomes him into their workout,” he said in his Colorado way of home. Michael is given the chance to succeed, and his talking, a hybrid of Boulder and Gunnison Brothers Rated R, Drama talent at football earns him the honor of All-American in words. Starring: Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey McGuire offensive left tackle. Yes it was Ben, it always is with you.

New to DVD

New Moon Rated PG-13, Drama Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning This is the second movie in the Twilight Series. The supernatural tale of star-crossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella, and the heartbroken high-school senior discovers that vampires aren’t the only creatures in town.

Captain Sam Cahill is a Marine shipping off for another tour of duty in Afghanistan. Sam’s aircraft gets shot down and he is presumed dead. Back home Sam’s black sheep brother who has just gotten out of prison becomes an anchor for Sam’s devastated wife and daughters. As the family finally begins to make peace with their grief, Sam is rescued and returns home. Sam has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life and soon his fear and paranoia manifest into jealousy for his brother’s relationship with his wife.

The Marketplace

Luke Mehall tries to keep up with a lot of Gunnison Valley locals in the outdoors. The Local Writer’s Page is an open forum for all writers in the Gunnison Valley. We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, theatre, creative non-fiction and any other form of the written arts. To submit please send your piece to editor@ cbweekly.com.

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YogaMoon Rhythms

Find balance and love with full moon In Libra - Photo by Andi Tippie

The full moon on March 29 is the second blue moon in 2010. A blue moon is when the full moon happens twice in the same month. Oddly enough we already had a blue moon month in January and this rare occurrence will not happen again until 2012. The first full moon after the vernal equinox is also called a pink moon, which got its name because of the many flowers that are now blooming. Pink moon is also known as the Pascal, or Easter moon. That said, with the moon being in Libra, the main theme is BALANCE. Because of the other planetary influences, particular attention is on relationships. It is a good time to work on healing the problems in your relationship and opening to new forms of love. We may feel pulled in many directions as well, and it’s important not to dwell on making perfect decisions, but to make a choice and see where it takes you. Aries rearing its head at this time can cause heated debates and problems stemming from inability to quell the fiery emotions.

Find a way to create a balance in all areas of your life, share ideas, open to various forms of relationships without judgment, and channel earthy ambition into goals and dreams that are moving you forward. The posture shown here with my Yoga Kids students is Vrksasana, also know as Tree Pose. This is a posture of balance, and in this particular photo, the girls are working together to hold each other up. There is a wide range of ages and sizes, but somehow, they are making it work, and enjoying it, no less. It’s always so good to learn from kids. Kids don’t give up so easy, and it’s amazing how they will innately find a way to make things work. My mom always told me, “Bloom where you are planted, Monica.” Cool the fire, get balanced, heal relationships, and bloom. Monica Mesa is the owner of Yoga for the Peaceful, is a master teacher and assistant for Shiva Rea, is featured daily on CBtv’s Yoga Mountain High, has three amazing sons, and is devoted to bringing the blessings of yoga to all who she comes across. She may be contacted through www.yogaforthepeaceful.org

Spirit, Mind & Body Active Isolated Stretching for Shoulders Bill Smith, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, will focus this Active Isolated Stretching for Shoulders Class on achieving and maintaining full range of motion in the shoulder. Call Bill at 970-349-5664 for more information about this class, held Friday, March 26, 8:45 a.m. at the Gym in Riverland ($10) and Monday and Wednesday, March 29 and 31, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Union Congregational Church, 403 Maroon Avenue. Use the 4th Street entrance, bring a mat and blanket to this by donation class. Thai Massage for Everyone Friday, March 26; 5 - 7:30 p.m. is the Thai Massage for Everyone Class at the Yoga for the People Studio, 114 Elk Avenue. Pierre Couvillion will be in town to teach this Thai massage which combines the geometric tools of yoga with powerful compressions using gravity and body weight-

creating ease for the practitioner. Investment- $27/ single or $40/ couple. Call 970-349-0302 for information. Yoga, Sanskrit, Enjoy Chanting! On Saturday, March 27, 9 - 11:30 a.m. at the Yoga for the Peaceful Studio, 114 Elk Avenue, we will learn the simplest and most powerful mantra the Sanskrit alphabet “Ring of Sounds”! These sounds actually teach us to find our voices- organizing sounds at specific locations in the mouth, brain and deep subtle body. Having confidence in sounds at locations allows our voices to be strong and enjoy chanting. Call 970-349-0302 for more details. Connect to Your Inner Light an Anusura inspired Workshop with David Reiner Sunday, March 28, 9 a.m. 11:30 p.m., This opportunity to learn form David’s light-hearted, humorous, and gentle self is not to be missed! Forward bends, hip openers and twists, Anusara

THE

MOUNTAIN EXPRESS

winter schedule 2009-2010 Town Shuttle Runs between the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.

From Crested Butte Stop

Old Town Hall 6th & Belleview 4 Way Stop

Times

:10, :25, :40, :55 :00, :15, :30, :45 :01, :16, :31, :46

From Mt. Crested Butte

First Bus

7:10 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:16 a.m.

Mountaineer Square :00, :15, :30, :45 7:30 a.m. After 10 p.m. the bus runs every half hour

Last Bus

Inspired Style! Investment $18 pre-reg/ $22 door. To pre-register and learn more, call 970-349-6464. Love and the Law of Attraction Bring the discoveries of quantum physics to your quest to love unconditionally in the Love and The Law of Attraction Workshop Monday night March 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, 601 Elk Avenue. Discuss the concepts from physics and ancient and contemporary wisdom teachings that support the premise that you are the love that you seek and learn pragmatic processes that work to manifest your desires. Bring a dish to share to this free workshop. Call 970-349-6464 for background information. Western Pilates Foam Roller Workshops Western Pilates is hosting two Foam Roller Workshops this week! Join Linda Olesen at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 28 and again at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 29

for this one-hour class. Learn new fitness and self-massage techniques and purchase a roller for home use. The cost for this special offering is $35 (which includes the 6” foam roller) or $10 for just the class. Call Linda

at 619-994-8501 to register or for more info. Classes will meet at the Crested Butte, Western Pilates Studio, upstairs in the Ore Bucket Bld.

Town of Crested Butte a REGULATIONS WINTER PARKING

WHERE CAN I PARK TONIGHT? You may park on NORTH & EAST sides on: Monday, Wednesday & Friday Evenings

You may park on SOUTH & WEST sides on: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Evenings • “NORTH” is toward Gothic Mountain • “EAST” is toward Crested Butte Mountain Which way does the sun • “SOUTH” is toward Gunnison rise and set? • “WEST” is toward Kebler Pass Regulations vary in the core business area. Please read signs.

RTA FREE BUS Schedule Winter, 2009-10 November 25, 2009 – April 4, 2010

The bus runs a loop through the City of Gunnison before heading north on Hwy 135 to Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. The bus leaves the following stops no earlier than the times listed. There may be delays due to weather.

11:40 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 11:46 p.m. 12 midnight

Three Seasons - Chateaux

Serves Three Seasons, Outrun, Ski Jump, Mt. Sunrise, Chateaux, and Marcellina Apartments Stop Times First Bus Last Bus

Mountaineer Square :00, :15, :30, :45 8:00 a.m. 9:45 p.m. At 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and Midnight the bus will serve any route in Mt. Crested Butte. Tell your driver where you are going.

Columbine - Paradise Road - Eagles Nest

Serves Whetstone Road, Columbine Condominiums, Gothic Road near Mt. Crested Butte Town Offices, Paradise Road and Eagles Nest. Stop Times First Bus Last Bus

Mountaineer Square :25, :55 7:55 a.m. 9:25 p.m. At 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and Midnight the bus will serve any route in Mt. Crested Butte. Tell your driver where you are going.

Crystal - Castle - Paradise Condos

Serves Pitchfork, Crystal Road, Castle Road, Hunter Hill Road, Snowmass Road. Stop Times First Bus

Last Bus

Mountaineer Square :10, :40 8:10 a.m. 9:40 p.m. At 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and Midnight the bus will serve any route in Mt. Crested Butte. Tell your driver where you are going. For more information, go to www.mtnexp.org or call (970) 349-7318. For ADA transportation, please call (970) 349-5616.

All buses are wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call Mountain Express at 349-5616.

STATEMENT OF RIGHTS In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Civil Rights Act of 1964, The RTA does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender. For more information about these statutes, or to file a complaint, contact the RTA designated Disability Rights and Title VI coordinator, Scott Truex, Executive Director, PO Box 39, Crested Butte, CO. 81224. (970) 275-0111. For Telecommunication Relay Service, call 1-800659-2656 (hearing impaired). Individuals will be permitted to uses service animals, as defined within ADA guidelines, if necessary.

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Friday, marCh 26th dinner served at 5:30 p.m. showtime 6:30 p.m. tiCkets $35

Week in Review

faces&places Photos by Nathan Bilow, Dusty Demerson & Paul Gallaher

Come to the Center For an evening oF dinner, musiC, silent & live auCtion oF loCal talent hot buFFet dinner w Cash bar w live entertainment

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Imagine local musician Steve Snyder playing at your next special event…. Get some pointers skiing the extremes with Wendy Fisher…. Get an acting class from Adam Bond!.... Group photography lesson with Alison White..... Ladies Mountain Bike clinic for 3 with Big Al’s.... Tile Painting Class for 4 with Donna Rozman.... Come see the live artwork of John Bukaty!....

For a full list of talents, go to www.crestedbuttearts.org

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