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Land exchange eyed for Mt. Emmons Admin Proposal would end decades-long prospect of controversial mine near Crested Butte Will Shoemaker Times Editor

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A 35-year-long fight over a mine near Crested Butte would be laid to rest amid a monumental proposal announced early this week. Opponents of the mine are working with the project’s current owner, U.S. Energy

For a map depicting the lands associated with the effort to mine Mt Emmons, see page A8.

Corp., on a possible land exchange that would end the prospect of extracting molybdenum from Mt. Emmons once and for all.

The arrangement — which would have to be enacted through federal legislation — would require that U.S. Energy turn the project and its assets over to the federal government. In exchange, the mining company would wash its hands of the costly responsibility Mt. Emmons A8

changes at WSC College welcomes new provost, says goodbye to VP for enrollment Laura Anderson Times Staff Writer

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Some changes are in the works for Western State College’s administration. A new provost was hired and Vice President for Enrollment Services Teddi Joyce is resigning. Joyce, who has served in her position since 2009, has accepted a tenure-track position in contemporary media and journalism at ManzanaresGonzales the University of South Dakota, where she worked prior to joining WSC’s staff and where her husband has continued to work during that time. The new VP position was created to assist with “stuAdmin A9

The Recycled Fashion Exhibit at the Gunnison Arts Center (GAC) came to a crescendo on Friday evening as 14 different designers had a total of 26 outfits put on display in a runway-style fashion show. The event was a fundrasier for the GAC and inspired by Gunnison’s Enid Holden. Seen here, Anna Mendez shows off Holden’s “Wedding Day Fanstasy” which was constructed using paper products. Photo by Matt Smith

Plan emerges to keep rural post offices open Modified hours would avoid closing Parlin, other offices Times Staff Report

The U.S. Postal Service announced last week a new strategy that could keep the nation’s smallest post offices — including Parlin’s, east of Gunnison — open for business, while providing a framework to achieve significant cost savings as part of the plan to return the organization to financial stability.

The plan would keep the existing post office in place, but with modified retail window hours to match customer use. Access to the retail lobby and to PO Boxes would remain unchanged, and the town’s ZIP Code and community identity would be retained. The 132-year-old Parlin Post Office was previously slated for closure May 15 alongside other rural offices throughout the country as a means of cutting costs and keeping the financially reeling Postal Service afloat. Until the plan was announced last week. The

Poncha slip-up underscores what telecom task force is working to prevent Will Shoemaker Times Editor

customers is, and will always be, a top priority. We continue to balance that by better aligning service options with customer demand and reducing the cost to serve,” said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R.

An inadvertent slice of a fiber optic cable last week in Poncha Springs left that town, Salida and Buena Vista without much of their Internet and cell phone service for most of the day. It’s that sort of slip-up that a telecommunications task force in Gunnison County is aiming to avoid, by coordinating a redundant Internet connection for the valley. Currently, Internet service for the entire valley — from providers such as Internet Colorado, CenturyLink and Time Warner

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“ ... We’ve listened to our customers in rural America and we’ve heard them loud and clear — they want to keep their Post Office open.” Patrick R. Donahoe Postmaster General and CEO

new strategy would be implemented over a two-year, multiphased approach and would not be completed until September 2014. Once implementation is completed, the Postal Service estimates savings of a half billion dollars annually. “Meeting the needs of postal

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Briefs State sting results in liquor violations Six businesses in the City of Gunnison reportedly failed a recent “compliance check” by the state Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division. The sting, which occurred April 25, was conducted in cooperation with the Gunnison Police Department, said DOR spokesman Mark Couch. Underage individuals were sent into the businesses to attempt purchasing alcohol, and the six establisments reportedly sold to them. Couch said that the names of the businesses will not be released until DOR issues “Notices of Show Cause” in coming weeks, which initiates a hearing process. If found to be in violation, a fine would result, and if the liquor licensee incurred similar violations in the past, their ability to sell alcohol could be revoked, said Couch. In total, there are 36 liquor licensees in the city.

Kebler, Cottonwood, Ohio passes open to vehicular travel In the last week, local mountain passes popular among motorists in the summer have opened to vehicular travel. Kebler Pass, west of Crested Butte, was officially opened by county Public Works crews last Tuesday (May 8), Cottonwood Pass on Thursday (May 10) and Ohio Pass Monday (May 14). Opening dates for the passes tend to differ widely from year to year, dependent upon the amount of snow received d u r i n g p re c e d i n g m o n t h s . For example, this year Kebler Pass opened one day prior to the date it opened in 2002. But last year — marked by a winter that wouldn’t end — county crews didn’t open Kebler until a month later, on June 9.

HD-59 candidate changing races House District 59 unaffiliated candidate Jaime McMillan announced Wednesday that he’s withdrawing from that race and, instead, declaring his candidacy for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Assuming that he’s successful in petitioning onto the ballot, McMillan, of Durango, would face off in the congressional race against incumbent Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) and Sal Pace (D-Pueblo) in November. McMillan indicated that he plans to formally announce his congressional candidacy May 24 at an event in Durango. He was late to announce his candidacy in the race for HD-59 — which includes the City of Gunnison — doing so after the Republican incumbent and a Democratic challenger had each announced their plans. “The time has come for the voters of the 3rd Congressional District to have a progressive voice in the chambers of our U.S. Congress,” McMillan opined this week. “In choosing their U.S. Representative in the November election, the people deserve more than a ‘D’ or ‘R’ choice but rather a multiple choice when they go to the polls.”

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Willows at the Whitewater Park

David Bergstrom plants willow trees at the Gunnison Whitewater Park Monday afternoon. Volunteers planted 1,000 willows to stabilize a new diversion. First they hammered stakes to about 18 inches into the rocky ground and then inserted the trees about two feet apart. The tree planting was sponsored by the Gunnison Basin Roundtable, the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, Gunnison County, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund and the Coal Creek Watershed Coalition. Photo by Laura Anderson

Local third-grade reading scores follow state trend Gunnison, CB students see improvements over last year Gunnison Watershed RE1J School District saw improvements this year to third-grade reading scores from the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). The assessment replaces the previous Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) test. At Gunnison Elementary School, 82 percent of all third grade students scored either proficient or advanced on the reading portion of the assessment. This is a leap from the previous year’s scores which indicated that 75.58 percent of the students were proficient or advanced. Crested Butte third graders also showed a slight increase in reading scores. The 2012 results indicate that 92 percent of students in the third grade are proficient or advanced compared to 2011 when 91.3 percent of student scored proficient or advanced.

Both Gunnison and Crested Butte schools have implemented a variety of interventions related to reading, writing and math for students who score below proficient on TCAP as well as other district-wide assessments, said Marta Smith, RE1J director of Special Services. Interventions such as Core Academic Support Classes are utilized with students at the middle and high school level, she said. Elementary teachers use data provided from the TCAP tests to drive instruction, said Smith. TCAP is one of several assessments used to determine if reading instruction is being delivered appropriately. Overall statewide preliminary results for the third-grade TCAP reading proficiency increased 1 percent from 73 percent proficient and advanced in 2011 to 74 percent proficient and advanced in 2012. The results can be viewed by visiting http://www.cde.state.co.us/ Assessment/PrelimGrade3.asp. “We are happy to see an increase in the overall rate for our proficient and advanced students in Colorado, as well as notable increases

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obituaries Leon Kent Oltmann

Leon Kent Oltmann passed away on May 6. He was born on Aug. 10, 1940, in Shell Rock, Iowa, to Ed and Laura Oltmann, the second of four children — older brother Leroy, younger brother Larry, and younger sister Mary Ann. Leon credited his father with teaching him the value of keeping his word. Growing up on a farm, he learned from his parents the value of teamwork and working together as a family for a common cause. Throughout his life, his strong belief in God, the value of education, the potential lessons learned in youth athletics and the desire to change the lives of kids drove him. As a youngster, his education began in a one-room country school near their Shell Rock farm. He actively participated in 4-H Club and served as president of his local chapter for two years. He spent his high school years at Allison–Bristow Community School. He served two years as president of the Luther League, a church youth organization; was vice president of his junior class; president of his senior class; participated in baseball, basketball and football; and played the lead in both junior and senior class drama performances. Leon attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where his passion for athletics continued. He participated in football, track and wrestling. He was president of the first Physical Education Majors Club on campus, and subsequently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in physical education and social studies. In 1963, he became a teacher and began coaching girls basketball at Clarksville High School in Iowa. A year later, he moved to Colorado and worked toward a master’s of science in physical education and secondary administration from Colorado State University, where he also coached freshmen football. Through his coaching relationship with then CSU Head Football Coach “Fum” McGraw, he was exposed to the Colorado Rockies on a horseback pack trip and found a new love. Leon often said he never felt closer to God than he did when he was in the wilderness. This passion fueled the remainder of his life. In 1970, Leon briefly explored a business career, first as a salesman for a life insurance company and ultimately a supervisor. But the call of the Rockies was persistent and he left insurance to start what would become LKO Outfitters in 1980, specializing in Colorado and Arizona wilderness experiences by horseback and houseboat. Over the next six years, his outfitting busi-

ness expanded beyond hunting and trail rides to a multi-wilderness getaway experience at Devil’s Thumb Guest Ranch near Winter Park, Colo. According to Leon, “The most important thing enjoyed and learned from experiencing the outdoors has not been the personal experience itself, but rather the planting of the seed in and through others so that future generations may experience the awesome beauty, joys and the respect for the majesty of the outdoors.” While the business was promising, complications around the property led to its closing. In 1986, he returned to education as a high school athletic director and completed his second master’s of arts degree in secondary administration at University of Northern Colorado. That year he also married Jill J. Nelson of Hunting Hill Farm in Colorado. In addition to his four children (Kim, Anne, Janelle and Brandon), Jill had four children (Bonnie, Jodi, Robin and Larry). Over the next 20 years, Leon held several high school administrative positions including principal, athletic director, and superintendent in South Dakota and Colorado before retiring from education. Leon’s strong conviction about the power of education was revealed in a notation to his daughter Janelle as she began her master’s program. “In my experience, a frequent failing is that of a short-changing our students — failing to enable and facilitate their ‘stretching’ themselves to their potential; and their potential is unknown!” While residing in Wray, Colo., he accepted the position as director of Yuma County Department of Social Services until, at last, the opportunity to return to his beloved mountains presented itself, and he became deputy director of Health and Human Services in Gunnison. In 2010, he retired for good and was able to enjoy his mountains, grandchildren, gardening, baking pies and cowboy life full time. Considered by many the consummate gentleman, Leon was always quick with a smile and a tip of his hat. His stories of voodoopeckers, side-hill-gaugers, snipe hunts and “writing with Indian sticks” are practically legend. His positive impact on family, friends and the communities he touched, was warmly felt on Tuesday, May 15, when family and friends gathered from near and far to celebrate his life. The service was officiated by his nephew, Pastor Roger Day. Leon is survived by his wife Jill Jeanine Oltmann; daughter Kimberly (Dwain) Huckabee and grandchildren Bryce and Elizabeth; daughter Anne Rockwell and granddaughter Madilyn; daughter Janelle (Jason) Wagner and grandchildren Trinity, Rilyn and Declan; son Brandon (Tricia) Oltmann and grandsons Carter and Callen; stepdaughter Jodi McConnell and grandchildren Justin, Makenzi and Noah; stepdaughter Robin (Bob) Shallow and grandchildren Connor, Tristan, Logan and Zander; brothers Leroy Oltmann and Larry (MaryJo) Oltmann; and sister Mary Ann Lee. Leon was preceded in death by Mark Rockwell (son-in-law); Larry Nelson (stepson); and Edward and Laura A. Oltmann (parents).

In recognition of Leon’s lifelong commitment to his faith, youth education and athletics, the family has established the Leon K. Oltmann Memorial Fund. Donations may be made at The Gunnison Bank, 232 West Tomichi, PO Box 119, Gunnison, CO 81230.

Donald Francis Mills

Donald Francis Mills passed away on May 11. He was born Dec. 29, 1946. Don was a Vietnam veteran who was proud to have served his country and was just as proud of those that serve today. He led a simple life. He never asked for much but always gave to others. He loved the mountains, old cars and a good polka party — it was a good day if he was able to combine all three! He had a passion for music and spent countless hours recording, playing and listening to his favorite bands, “Midlife Crisis” and youngest son Steven’s band “Kid for Rent.” He was quick with a smile and was always willing to lend a hand — even if that meant just telling you how to do it. Le Chot Funeral Services Gunnison, his home town, Family Owned and Operated Since 2000 is where he knew in his heart he belonged. He loved the people as Caring, Quality Service well as the lifestyle. He lived in Fully and Insured LeLicensed Chot Funeral Services Gunnison for 36 years and vowed to live here until the end — and Family Owned and Operated Since 2000 60 Years Combined Experience Family Owned and Operated Since 2000 that’s just what he did. Le Chot Funeral Services Caring,Services Quality Service Caring, Quality Service Complete Military Services Complete Military Available He is survived by his wife of Le Chot Funeral Services Available Family Owned and Operated Since 2000 Fully Licensed and Insured Caring, Quality Service 47 years Sharon Mills; son Don Fully Licensed and Insured Pre-need Arrangements Available Family Owned and Operated Since 2000 Pre-need Arrangements Caring, Quality ServiceCombined 60 Years (Tia) Mills and their children Available 60 Years Combined Experience Experience Caring, Service “Let Our Family Care For Your Family” Ellie and Justin of Arvada; daugh- Fully Licensed FullyQuality Licensed and Insured and Insured ter Rebecca (R.E) Hall and their Complete Military Services Available “Let Our Family Care For Your Family” 60 Years Combined Experience Fully Licensed and Insured Call Us (970)641-1806 children Miranda and Ian of Lake Call UsCombined (970)641-1806Experience 60 Years Pre-need Arrangements Available 60 Available Years Combined Experience City; and son Steven (Sarah) MillsComplete Military Services of Westminster. He is also sur- Pre-need Arrangements Available Complete Military Available “Let Our Family CareServices For Your Family” Complete Military Services Available vived by his mother Mary Falsetto “Let Our Family Care For Your Family” Call Us (970)641-1806 of Broomfield; sister Donna (Ray) Pre-need Arrangements Available Pre-need Arrangements Available Call Us (970)641-1806 Breeze of Golden; and brothers “Let Our Family Care For Your Family” Mike Falsetto of Broomfield and “Let Our Family Care For Your Family” Bob (Winnie) Falsetto of Buena Call Us (970)641-1806 Vista. Call Us (970)641-1806 The Mills Family expresses its gratitude to all of the family, friends and community who have held them in their arms, thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League, PO Box 1834, Gunnison, CO 81230. “Goodbye, Dad. You will be missed.”

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DROUGHT 2012

Will things here look like they did in 2002? Last significant drought could offer clues of this year’s possible impacts Will Shoemaker Times Editor

(Editor’s note: This article is the second part in a three-part series that delves into drought in the Gunnison Valley and its impacts.) Cancelled Fourth of July fireworks. Wildfire outbreaks. And tourism business that plummeted alongside the water levels in local streams. They were all repercussions from 2002’s drought in the Gunnison Valley. Drought is unlike any other natural disaster. It occurs slowly and quantifying when one begins, and ends, is often difficult. Possibly, for that reason, people look to past years of significant drought — like 2002 — in an attempt to grasp what may lie on the horizon. At that time, 1977 provided the nearest benchmark. Drought in Colorado is actually a common occurrence, and simply part of life in the arid West. Data shows that during the last 100 years, more than one-third of them were marked as “dry periods,” according to Colorado’s Drought Mitigation and Response Plan. As of early this week, the northern two-thirds of Gunnison County was designated as an area of “severe drought,” according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s U.S. Drought Monitor. But when it comes to drought, how much of the hype is real, and how much of it is perception? That depends who you ask. Tourism dries up as well The summer of 10 years ago proved dry in more ways than one. Government coffers and the overall local economy experienced an arid quality as well. Stage 1 fire restrictions were implemented throughout the county by May 1, 2002. This year, they won’t take effect until May 21 (see related article on opposite page). By the first week of June a decade ago, Stage 2 fire restrictions were implemented. Even with the restrictions in numerous jurisdictions, wildfire was prevalent throughout Colorado that year. Locally, fires near Antelope Hills and Steuben Creek erupted through the course of the summer. Then-Gov. Bill Owens was criticized for stating publicly that “All of Colorado is burning today.” Certainly, the negative publicity did not help an already sparse economic outlook for summer. In June, sales tax in the City of Gunnison dropped 9 percent from the year prior. August’s receipts declined nearly 14 percent. July sales tax in the city actually increased, but was propped up by a visit from the Hells Angels motorcycle gang. At Blue Mesa Reservoir, visits in 2002 declined with the water level in the lake. Total recreational visits to Curecanti National Recreation Area dropped nearly 17 percent from the year prior. In July 2002, the former Colorado Wildlife Commission even considered mandating limits on fishing access to protect fish from anglers amid soaring summer-time water temperatures. While that measure was never enacted, wildlife managers are at least flirting with the possibility again this year.

Curecanti National Recreation Area saw a nearly 17 percent decline in visitors in 2002, due largely to the dry state of affairs at Blue Mesa Reservoir (seen here then). Photo courtesy National Park Service

When water levels in streams and creeks drop, fish congregate in pools, which decreases oxygen in the water, explained Gunnison Area Wildlife Manager J Wenum of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). “Any angling pressure can increase the hooking mortality rate,” he said. In 2002, in Steamboat Springs, where Wenum worked at the time, wildlife managers and city leaders encouraged anglers not to pursue fish during the hottest part of the day in mid-summer. He said that CPW could restrict access even on private lands if conditions called for it. Time will tell whether such restrictions, or voluntary actions requested of anglers, will be pursued this year. “It’s that fine line of when do we need to, and to what degree?” he posed. “If we start seeing fish schooling in small, confined pools, those are some of the things we’ll watch for.” Grazing reductions on the horizon? An administrative “call” on the Gunnison Tunnel — a diversion of water from the Black Canyon that feeds irrigators in the Uncompahgre Valley — had drastic effects locally in 2002. Numerous irrigators with rights junior to the tunnel were curtailed by July of that year. To make matters worse, by fall, the U.S. Forest Service was pondering reductions to grazing as a result of the dry conditions. Mark Hatcher, rangeland management specialist with the Forest Service in Gunnison, said the same could happen again. He said the agency is currently working to complete its annual grazing schedule with ranchers. “They are all aware that they can go out but that the cattle may be rotated quicker and off the forest earlier,” he said. Hatcher explained that factors such as stubble height determine how long cattle are allowed to graze in an allotment. Once an allotment is grazed to a specific standard, cattle are required to be rotated to another pasture, or off Forest Service lands if the rotation is

complete. “Some people are down in numbers (of cattle) already, which should help,” he added. However, if the drought continues into next year, the grazing season or the number of cattle allowed on an allotment could be further reduced, which was the case in 2003. Some neighborhoods saw close ‘call’ Ranchers, however, were not alone in feeling the impacts from the Gunnison Tunnel call in 2002. Homeowners in some neighborhoods in the county — including south of Gunnison along Gold Basin Road and outside the Town of Crested Butte — faced a threat of being fined as much as $500 a day for pumping their domestic water wells out of priority. Those wells were junior to seniorright holders that had placed calls for water in the basin. “That threat was issued as a means of encouraging them to get in priority and also to show the senior waterrights holders that the division was trying to protect their rights as well,” said Frank Kugel, general manager for the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District (UGRWCD), who worked for the Colorado Division of Water Resources at the time. None of the neighborhoods’ residents were actually required to stop using their wells, and no fines were issued. Instead, a bank of “emergency” water was purchased by UGRWCD and sold to the homeowners, and since then augmentation plans for the neighborhoods have been created in the event of future dry years. The question remains of whether the drought will result in a Gunnison Tunnel call this year as well. Kugel noted that there have already been nine days in 2012 that the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association could have placed a call on the tunnel. “There’s no promise that they won’t call when they become short again, which is likely to occur in June,” he said.

Historic dry periods in Colorado 1893-1905 1931-1941 1951-1957 1963-1965 1975-1978 2000-2006 The above dates depict six multi-year droughts experienced in Colorado since the late-1800s, according to the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan. The most dramatic occurred during the 1930s and 1950s, when many states, including Colorado, were impacted for several years at a time.

Gunnison not likely to be curtailed One entity that would not likely be impacted by a downstream call is the City of Gunnison, which holds a portfolio of water rights — a few of which date back to the 1880s. The city’s use of water — even for it’s in-town irrigation ditches — was not curtailed in 2002. The city, however, did “self-regulate” flows to the ditches that year, said City Manager Ken Coleman. “The river would have to be pretty darn low for them to call on us as an 1880 right,” he said. “We would all be feeling it then.” Wells that serve the city’s domestic water supply have priority dates ranging from 1940 to 1981. Coleman noted that a court decision prior to 2002 enables the city to use its rights “interchangeably” — meaning that even in extremely dry years, the city’s senior rights would allow the wells to continue pumping in priority, despite a downstream call. Even as drought-related challenges crop up this year, numerous steps have been taken by water leaders in the basin as a result of the parched summer of 2002 that at the least would lessen the impact, should 2012 prove equally dry. (Will Shoemaker can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or editor@gunnisontimes. com)


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27 bovine, one dog killed as result of accident Will Shoemaker Times Editor

Not your everyday Western-style round-up resulted from a traffic accident last Friday afternoon near Blue Mesa Reservoir. A cattle truck that was part of a caravan bound for Sunray, Texas, drove off the road about a mile west of the Lake City Bridge. The semi-truck, driven by Tregg Thomeczek, 27, of Syracuse, Kan., was traveling from Olathe with a load of cattle. Thomeczek told authorities that he became distracted while looking in his rear-view mirrors for the

other trucks. That caused him to drive into the oncoming lane while navigating a right-hand corner. While the driver attempted to correct his path, the truck “yawed” and traveled off the northern edge of the roadway and into a ravine, where it rolled one-quarter turn and came to rest, said Colorado State Patrol Sergeant John Ehmsen. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Thomeczek did not incur serious injuries in the accident, said Ehmsen. Seventeen cattle appear to have died immediately in the crash, said Ehmsen, and 10 more were euthanized due to their injuries. Agencies involved in cleaning up the accident included: CSP, the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office, Gunnison firefighters, the Colorado Department of Transportation,

Gunnison County and the National Parks Service. H&H Towing also provided use of equipment, said Ehmsen. Authorities solicited the aid of local brand inspector Jackson Irby and other riders (and horses) in rounding up the cattle that became free during the accident. “At least they weren’t chickens,” Ehmsen quipped. Thomeczek was cited for careless driving resulting in the crash. Ehmsen indicated that the driver had a “full” Commercial Driver’s License, class A, licensed out of Kansas. Thomeczek reportedly had two dogs in the cab with him, one of which perished during the crash. (Will Shoemaker can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or editor@ gunnisontimes.com)

‘Stage 1’ fire restrictions enacted To take effect May 21 Will Shoemaker Times Editor

The potential for wildfire in the face of persistently dry conditions outweighed any potential economic impacts from enacting a countywide burn ban in the minds of the Gunnison County Commissioners this week. The commissioners voted unanimously to enact “Stage 1” fire restrictions throughout Gunnison County, effective May 21. Members of the Gunnison Basin Wildfire Council — comprised of representatives from the county’s fire departments, the Sheriff’s Office, the county Emergency Management office, state and federal forest services and the Bureau of Land Management — brought the recommendation to enact the restrictions before the commissioners Tuesday. Stage 1 restrictions prohibit open burning of any kind and the use of fireworks. An exemption was provided in the resolution, however, for professional fireworks displays over the Fourth of July in the Gunnison and Crested Butte, unless the commissioners determine otherwise. The partial burn ban applies to both private and pubic lands in the county, but not within municipalities. Small, recreational fires at developed campsites, gas- and liq-

uid-fueled stoves and burning in fireplaces within residential areas as well as wood burning stoves are all allowed under Stage 1 restrictions. The last time the county had Stage 1 fire restrictions in place was 2006. Brian St. George, manager of the Bureau of Land Management’s Gunnison Field Office, stated concern about enacting the restrictions prior to Memorial Day weekend next week. St. George, a member of the local wildfire council, stated that he preferred to wait until after the busy weekend — during which Gunnison will play host to a slew of bike and running races as part of Rage in the Sage weekend — but would support the commissioners’ decision. “There are real economic impacts,” said St. George. Enforcing the ban, said St. George, will require a significant law enforcement presence on the BLM’s part — particularly at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area south of Gunnison. “We’re going to have every campsite out there occupied on Memorial Day,” he said. Further, St. George argued that visitors to the county may be deterred by any form of fire restrictions — and may not distinguish or understand the difference between stages. A string of agricultural burns locally earlier this spring that

became out of control, and in one case resulted in more than 100 acres of U.S. Forest Service lands going up in flames, exemplify just how dry the local landscape is currently. “I think this is as bad or worse than 2002 from a fuel moisture standpoint,” said Jerry Chonka, fire manager with the Forest Service in Gunnison. “It’s just going to add to the fire behavior problem if we do get a fire.” Ultimately, that urged the County Commissioners to follow the wildfire council’s recommendation by passing a resolution that makes Stage 1 restrictions effective beginning Monday. “We need to be sensitive about the timing, obviously, but if something breaks out and we don’t have a fire ban, that’s scary to me,” said Commissioner Hap Channell. Stage 2 restrictions would ban any form of open burning, in addition to the use of charcoal and gas grills, portable and patio fireplaces (such as chimineas) and all campfires. Stage 2 restrictions have only been implemented once in Gunnison County in the last 30 years — in 2002. As of Wednesday, 15 Colorado counties had some form of fire ban in place, not counting Gunnison. (Will Shoemaker can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or editor@ gunnisontimes.com)

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of operating the current water treatment plant at the base of the mountain, in addition to acquiring money or mining claims elsewhere from the federal government. The concept emerged from talks initiated last June between U.S. Energy and local mine opponents. But the deal is far from done. The exchange would have to come to fruition in a relatively short period of time, though those closest to the concept don’t see that as being an insurmountable feat. In the meantime, U.S. Energy plans to continue pursuing permitting for the mine. Likewise, opponents plan to continue building the case for why a mine on Mt. Emmons is a bad idea. Long battle against local mine The fight against a modernday mine on Mt. Emmons began with the emergence of Amax Inc.’s plans in the late 1970s. Interest in mining the mountain went dormant in the 1980s, before emerging again in the ’90s. Fast-forward to February of 2006: U.S. Energy regained title to the Mt. Emmons property after losing a legal battle against mining giant Phelps Dodge. While U.S. Energy officials have maintained in recent years that they’re committed to mining the mountain, their ability to even produce plans has stalled time and again. A partnership with Kobex R e s o u rc e s f e l l t h ro u g h i n 2008. Last year, a new partner, Thompson Creek Metals, walked away from the project. U.S. Energy President and COO Mark Larsen said that company leaders last June approached local environmental group High Country Citizens’ Alliance (HCCA), mine-opposition group Red Lady Coalition and the Town of Crested Butte “to discuss and receive their input on how to develop a mine.” However, the mine opponents had something else in mind. “They said, ‘How about considering some other alternatives which would be not developing a mine,” Larsen recalled. Both sides have placed conditions on the land exchange, should it go through.

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U.S. Energy stipulates that it will in coming months continue toward permitting efforts for a full mine. “We’re under a timeline to file a complete plan by April 30 of next year to preserve our conditional water rights,” Larsen explained. The company is currently working on a third draft of its plan of operations, based on pre-feasibility studies completed by Thompson Creek, he said. For that reason, the company also stipulates that the exchange be “substantially complete” by the end of this year. And, perhaps most significant, U.S. Energy requires that a third party entity take over the operation of the water treatment plant located near the base of Mt. Emmons. U.S. Energy inherited the financial responsibility of operating the plant in 2006’s lost court case. The plant treats acidic drainage from the former Keystone Mine. HCCA Executive Director Dan Morse indicated that the most recent reports place the current cost of operating that plant at between $1.5 and $1.8 million annually. Numerous details still need to be worked out, including who, or what, would oversee — and pay for — operations of the water treatment plant. The establishment of some form of special district is not out of the question. But much information is still needed. “We’ve looked at it and said, ‘We have some assumptions about the plant but we haven’t been up there operating it,’” Crested Butte Mayor Aaron Huckstep indicated. “We don’t know the operating budget, conditions of the plant or what it means to say we’re going to take on these obligations.” Assets would be turned over to feds In exchange, mine opponents require that a total of 9,920 acres of private land, patented and unpatented claims be turned over to federal ownership — including a 160-acre ranch the company purchased in 2009 up Carbon Creek to potentially house mine-related facilities. “The entire mining project and everything attached to it would be in the exchange — water rights, land, everything,” said Morse.

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— is fed into Gunnison from Montrose. That means that should a similar incident occur in which an unsuspecting backhoe operator accidently severs that connection, the entire valley would be without service. “When it happens here, it will be utter chaos and that’s why we’re trying to solve this problem,” said Jason Swenson, owner of Internet Colorado in Gunnison. Swenson is a member of a task force convened last year amid a renewed, larger economic development effort in the county. In recent weeks, a subcommittee of the telecommunications task force has taken on the specific issue of Internet redundancy. A redundant Internet feed from, say, east of Gunnison would prevent the loss of Internet service, should the current feed become disrupted, said task force chair-

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“The entire mining project and everything attached to it would be in the exchange — water rights, land, everything.” Dan Morse High Country Citizens’ Alliance

HCCA formed in 1977 specifically to fight a mine on Mt. Emmons. That fight has continued, while the nonprofit has also expanded its scope to other environmental issues impacting the valley. In recent years, informal talks emerged among mine opponents about the possibility of protecting Mt. Emmons from mining through some sort of buy-out. But fundraising never commenced. “In anyone’s estimation, the value of this property is very significant,” said Morse. “Whether a fundraising effort could meet that mark I think is very questionable. This effort replaces that concept.” For the land exchange to be enacted, a federal appraisal is needed. U.S. Energy hired a private company in recent months to conduct a preliminary assessment of the project’s value. The

man Dave Clayton, a Mt. Crested Butte town councilman. Numerous options are on the table — some potentially longer-term, and more expensive ventures than others, he said. An optimum solution would be to run fiber optic cable over the Continental Divide. That could be quite costly. A shorter-term, and less expensive solution, may be a feed to the valley via microwave, and we’re not talking about the appliance in your kitchen. Task force member Mark Jiganti believes such a solution may lay, literally, right out his back door. Jiganti, a commodities trader who lives along Hwy. 114 and works from his home, installed a tower a few years ago that provides a speedy connection, essential for his line of work. He said that a microwave connection from the City of Gunnison to Monarch Pass — via a series of dish-equipped tow-

preliminary appraisal came in at between $50 and $100 million. COO Larsen said U.S. Energy is looking at three ways to monetize the value of the project — cash, credits for federal minerals or federal lands containing minerals. Although preliminary, he said the company is eyeing coal reserves in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. Larsen said that U.S. Energy also has discussed possible legislation with Colorado’s Congressional delegation. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet indicated in a statement this week that he stands ready to help facilitate a solution, “including the introduction of legislation in Congress.” Given that a mine on Mt. Emmons has been hotly contested for more than three decades, why did it take so long to reach this point?

ers — would provide a relatively easy, and cheaper, redundant Internet connection for the Gunnison Valley. “A lot of people talk redundancy but they’re talking about the same route out of town,” said Jiganti. “This is a solution that would work very well and would bring true redundancy to the Gunnison-Crested Butte area.” Depending upon what’s ultimately pursued by the task force, however, a microwave connection may only be a short-term solution. Clayton noted that microwave is not as “scalable” as is fiber optic cable — meaning an ability to serve more people over time as needs grow. “Fiber optic is the way to go, we think, for the future,” he said. “We look at fiber as being the long-term solution to the problem.” Troubles east of Gunnison last Tuesday resulted from routine maintenance of an

“It just happened to evolve through the course of our discussions,” said Larsen. Bill Ronai, chairman of the Red Lady Coalition, opined in a prepared statement this week that the exchange would have a positive economic impact for the Gunnison Valley. To that end, he said, the group plans to continue work on the second and third phases of a socioeconomic study that explores potential impacts from developing the mine. As for the tight timeline, those closest to the proposed exchange seem optimistic. “Our view is we’ll work as hard as we can on this to make as much progress as we can,” said Morse. “Hopefully, that leads us to a place where everyone is comfortable proceeding.” (Will Shoemaker can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or editor@ gunnisontimes.com)

irrigation ditch, when the fiber optic line in Poncha Springs was cut, disrupting service in the Upper Arkansas Valley. But also last week, road workers inadvertently cut a fiber optic cable that took down Internet service in Eagle and Summit counties. With more businesses reliant upon Internet service, telecommunications task force members view redundancy as nearly essential for commerce locally. The greatest obstacle may be funding. Ideally, local governments would provide seed money that could aid in acquiring a larger sum from outside the valley for a project, said Clayton. He said the task force is planning presentations to local government leaders in coming weeks. (Will Shoemaker can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or editor@gunnisontimes. com)


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Let Red Lady rest, once and for all Countless times over the course of the last 35 years, opponents of a mine on Mt. Emmons have been offered optimism that the issue had fallen by the wayside — only to see another attempt gather steam. But the announcement early this week that a possible land exchange would lay to rest the looming specter of a mine just a few miles from Crested Butte’s town limits is the closest thing we’ve seen to an end to this seemingly endless battle. Putting this issue to rest could be one of the best things to happen to the Gunnison Valley. For a multitude of reasons. We’re not anti-mining, nor are we 100 percent convinced that a mine — especially of a smaller shape and size — is completely incompatible with other activities and industries in the north end of the valley. However, it’s obvious that the majority of residents in and around Crested Butte believe otherwise, and will continue to fight a mine on Mt. Emmons tooth and nail. By the same accord, we’re sure that some in the community will continue to argue that a mine on Mt. Emmons would provide a muchneeded boost to, and diversification of, the local economy. The decades-long debate has torn the fabric of our community — pitting mining advocates against those who are opposed. And, it’s only exacerbated strife

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Red Lady, only to lose interest as they waded into the fray. Surely, the outspoken opposition that they encountered upon visiting the Gunnison Valley played into their decisions to hit the high road. In addition, mining Mt. Emmons would be, any way you cut it, a logistical nightmare. The property’s remote location, yet its extremely close proximity to the Town of Crested Butte and the fact that transportation isn’t exactly a local strength, no doubt, posed challenges. But being the rightful owners of the property, U.S. Energy should be compensated fairly for turning the project over to the feds. We don’t envy the company’s position. After the project fell in their lap in 2006, they’ve attempted to make lemonade of their lemons — while being attacked from every angle and at every opportunity by opponents. The legacy of the opposition itself is renowned. HCCA was formed to fight the mine. There’s an annual ball dedicated to the cause. Local women — and, occasionally, even men — vie for the coveted distinction of being deemed the “Red Lady.” At times, a sense of fanaticism has come to represent opposition to the mine — a stance for some that has come to be symbolic, we suspect, of bucking big business and corporate control, as opposed to legitimate concerns

about impacts from mining. We’ve heard stories from local mine company employees of being unable to drive down the streets in Crested Butte in a truck emblazoned with the company’s logo without being greeted by more than a few middle fingers. To us, that’s past the point of concern for the community. We hope that the ardent opposition to a mine is equally apparent in a commitment on the part of the community to take over control of the water treatment plant — an expensive proposition, but necessary for protecting water resources. Should a special district form in coming years to operate the plant, a dedicated revenue stream would be needed. At more than $1.5 million a year, it seems to us a small sum for those opposed to gain peace of mind. We have faith that leaders in the north end of the valley will take charge of identifying a plan for the plant in coming months. We also commend Colorado’s Congressional delegation for recognizing the urgency at hand and stating their willingness to support legislation that would enact this proposed land exchange. It took bold steps and a willingness to set aside differences on the part of both U.S. Energy and Crested Butte-area leaders to reach this monumental moment. Much work still lies ahead. Can they get the deal done?

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that sometimes exists between residents at either end of the valley. For that reason, we hope that leaders from U.S. Energy, High Country Citizens’ Alliance (HCCA), the Red Lady Coalition, the Town of Crested Butte and our Colorado Congressional delegation will work to make this deal a reality in coming months. This move is as good for U.S. Energy as it is for local residents. The fact that Phelps Dodge and U.S. Energy battled in court over who was stuck with title to the project was a clear indication that neither wanted to touch Mt. Emmons with a 10-foot pole. The hot potato in this scenario — aside from the massive fight from environmentalists and the fact that large-scale projects of any type don’t exactly get permitted with ease in today’s regulatory morass — is the water treatment plant attached to the property. HCCA estimates that it costs between $1.5 and $1.8 million annually to operate that plant. Further underscoring the challenges associated with the project, in the last five years not one but two mining partners have picked up their bags and left the project following brief stints. Why? We m a y n e v e r k n o w Thompson Creek’s or Kobex Resource’s exact reasons for initially hoping to tap the robust molybdenum resource within the

Heard any good rumors lately? decrease in sold seats was 2,237. It’s safe to say that I’ve heard a few. Coincidence? I think not. When You would think at least one would you apply the average expendibe based in fact, but at this point ture of $1,300 per visitor, the total none of them are. missed opportunity comes to So be it. Rumor control really $2,908,100. isn’t why I write this. I thought it Does this example hold up permight be better to talk about some fectly? Probably not, and I’m sure realities and where we see things there could be a community debate going from here. as to what the real numLet’s start with the ber is. However, I do feel 2011/12 ski season. It’s no it’s safe to assume this secret that this past ski seawas a major factor in our son was one for the record decline in visits. books. It is being deemed Conversely, Aspen had as either the worst or secan increase in air seats ond worst year in the histhis past year and they tory of our industry. saw a small increase in Almost the entire skier visits. country saw catastrophic Ethan Mueller Many local businessVP/General weather patterns of warmes did everything they Manager er weather and little snow, could to make this winleading the ski market to Crested Butte ter a success, with mixed ski less, postpone trips or Mountain Resort results. I know some partake in alternative activbusinesses have come ities and vacations. Unfortunately, through fine, are now looking for us in the Gunnison Valley, this forward to a strong summer and wasn’t the entire story. hopeful for a better 2012/13 winAs mentioned many times, the ter. Unfortunately, other businesses local airline program played a are considering closing their doors major role in our reduced visitation or moving their families elsewhere. as well. This past year we experiCBMR falls into the first group. enced a decrease of 3,641 available We went into the winter well ahead seats into GUC (a 9 percent drop). of budget financially. December If you apply a 61 percent average went pretty well, almost right on load factor, that results in an esti- budget. (We had more airline seats mated 2,221 passengers who could in December this past year than the not have come to our valley. year prior.) January through the Interestingly, the actual end of the season was challenging

for all of us. Our team worked diligently to manage costs that would be in line with our revenues. They made the difficult decisions that come with reduced business levels. I want to thank them for all of their hard work and sacrifices. I have been very candid that the resort is not successful with its bottom line. This year didn’t make our turn-around any easier. Despite the challenges, we did succeed in moving in the right direction. It is not the best news in the world, but we made progress. I give all the credit to the entire CBMR team. Presently, we are pacing ahead of last summer. Considering that last summer broke records, this is very good news. People are appreciating all that Gunnison-Crested Butte has to offer. So what’s next winter going to look like? There is some positive momentum. Although the air program is not completed, the RTA plans to maintain this year’s level of service. We would all like to see an increase, but a stabilized program is a step in the right direction. There are a lot of unknowns that will affect how this coming ski season ends up, but that is the norm in everyone’s life. For our community to succeed, we all need to set a plan and strive for those goals. That goes for CBMR as well. We have just completed our first

multiyear strategic plan. Although the details will inevitably change as life around us changes, we now have a very clear plan and it is something I’m looking forward to sharing with the community. This resort and community have seen a lot of ups and downs over the past 50 years. I believe this past year was the bottom of a down, and we should all look toward some upward momentum. There are many other examples of this community moving in a positive direction. To name a few, Western State College is on a successful path to being granted a name change, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be back again in August, the Performing Arts Center is continuing to move forward and our community has taken a major step toward the mine on Mt. Emmons going away. Gunnison Valley has never been an easy place to live, but I do believe this valley will achieve a higher level of success. With continued growth in collaboration, trust and new direction I believe we all should be there sooner rather than later. Until then, enjoy those newly found Blue Mesa beaches. Oh, and don’t forget to keep that rumor mill going. The CBMR team would be lost without addressing those on a regular basis!

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Last week’s story on John Scott’s retirement from a long career with the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Gunnison incorrectly labeled him the chairperson of the Gunnison Sage-grouse Strategic Committee. Scott has actually served as the vice-chair since its inception in 2006.


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LETTERS Home births are viable option in Gunnison Editor: I was pleasantly surprised to see the article (4/26) covering the recent health forum in which a couple of our local physicians and our local midwife, Marlene Bergman, were able to come together and discuss maternity care in the valley. As a mother who attended the forum and has chosen two home births after my first was born in a hospital, I was pleased to see that Ms. Anderson wrote a fair and accurate portrayal of the discussion. Home birth is on the rise in Gunnison and in the U.S. as a whole. More women have realized that pregnancy and birth are not illnesses to be treated, but, rather, are a natural process for which our bodies are specifically designed. Although there are certainly instances that require a physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise, medical intervention is generally not necessary or beneficial for mother or baby. I personally choose home birth because, as a low-risk mother, a hospital delivery, statistically speaking, would dramatically increase the likelihood of my receiving unnecessary procedures that put my baby or myself at risk. Granted, I understand the hyper-vigilance of physicians who are hindered by malpractice insurance company policies and must protect themselves against our lawsuit-prone society. However, this vigilance has oftentimes had an adverse impact on mothers and their newborns. Also, there is nothing that can compare to the prenatal care and labor support provided by a good midwife. Certified professional midwives (CPM) are incredible resources for women who do not need an OBGYN for medical reasons. A midwifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest professional and personal concern is healthy moms and healthy babies. Each prenatal appointment lasts an hour and midwives make sure that their clients are healthy physically, emotionally and socially. She checks vitals on mothers and babies, and can order blood work or other tests. She (or he) carries emergency supplies to births, is trained in neonatal resuscitation, and listens to the babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart rate intermittently throughout labor. She can also tell if a baby is in the correct position for birth, and if she has any safety concerns, she transports clients and babies to the hospital. One final aspect of home birth that I personally appreciate is that, during labor, instead of being left to the care of strangers before pushing, I call my midwife, who arrives at my home as soon as I want her there. During labor I am able to move around, eat and drink freely to keep up my strength, and give birth in whatever position is best for that particular labor. Our local CPM, Marlene Bergman, completed three years of midwifery school, passed the written medical exam and trained under two different Colorado midwives before starting her own practice, Prairie Love Midwifery. She is licensed by the state of Colorado to pro-

vide prenatal, birth and postpartum care to her clients, and has attended hundreds of births. I want to thank Ms. Anderson for her article and especially would like to thank my amazing midwife, Marlene Bergman. After having one baby in a respected Denver hospital with a nurse-midwife who practiced under a physician, and another with one of the first licensed midwives in Colorado, I can easily testify that Marleneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s care with my third child is the best Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever received. She is truly exceptional and Gunnison is blessed to have her here. Feel free to visit gunnisonbirth.com or email gunnisonbirth@hotmail.com with comments or for information about birth choices or midwifery in the area. Sincerely, Bethany (Sowell) Anspaugh Gunnison

Changes at WSC like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;buying straw hats in Januaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Editor: In the last few months I have read various articles dealing with changes at Western State College â&#x20AC;&#x201D; namely the infrastructure improvements and name change. I would like to add my opinion to those previously offered. No one likes unnecessary change, especially alumni and older people such as myself (weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not that crazy about change even when necessary). But in this case I think adding the term university to WSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name only reflects what Western is really about â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a number of colleges (different study courses) which together constitute a university. From recruitment to public perception to graduates getting jobs this change is positive, in my view. Secondly, the infrastructure changes, which are considerable, are a bold step for Western to remain competitive and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certain much thought has been given by the trustees who are charged with that task and who are privy to information to help them accomplish their goals. F ro m w h a t I â&#x20AC;&#x2122; v e l e a r n e d (mostly through the Times and from friends) and from my personal observations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I really like the changes. The Internet is an indispensable tool for students and recruits today. I would suspect WSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus can be viewed online and these facilities play an important role in deciding where to enroll. Granted we are just emerging from the most significant recession in our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and it has affected all individuals, businesses and institutions. Hard times do offer opportunities but require careful decision making and sometimes very bold actions. History will make clear the wisdom of these decisions. My Economics 101 textbook called this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buying straw hats in January.â&#x20AC;? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how bold these changes are but I think they are part of keeping Western competitive for the future. At todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historically low interest rates what better time to invest in a house (if you

can qualify), an expansion to an existing home (perhaps to accommodate a growing family), or a business or institution (who wants to capture more market share or at least not get further behind). The difference between a 9 percent mortgage and a 5 percent mortgage is considerable when that monthly payment is due and over the life of the loan the difference is staggering. Western is integral to this community; our quality of life, the success of our local businesses and our real estate values. So I say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go Western.â&#x20AC;? Respectfully, Bob Benell Gunnison

Nutrients in local waterways shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for state direction Editor: In the final days of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legislative scramble, a bill was introduced to negate the work of the Water Quality Control Commission to begin controlling nutrient pollution in our waterways. Elevated levels of nutrients â&#x20AC;&#x201D; nitrogen and phosphorus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; due to treated wastewater effluent and agricultural run-off can lead to algae blooms and have serious impacts on the health of our streams and fish that rely on cold, clear water. After years of study and stakeholder input, the Commission finally passed new rules on nutrients this year. The rules will begin to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus in treated wastewater from the biggest metropolitan areas in the state â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gunnison County will not be impacted for at least another 10 years. I want to thank Sen. Gail Schwartz for voting in committee against the bill which would have been tremendously wasteful of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s years of work and which would have delayed our response to this important environmental issue. Our County Commissioners have noted the importance of controlling nutrients in our local alpine streams and rivers, and I urge them and county staff not to wait another 10 years for direction from the state. Instead, we should capitalize on our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong collaborative abilities to begin looking at local solutions to nutrient problems before they damage our vital water resources. Sincerely, Maureen Hall Crested Butte

Patient displeased with doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s care Editor: To whom it may concern. I experienced a prolonged and dreadful reaction in the form of a rash to a drug prescribed by my doctor, Anthony Timko, a dermotologist. That reaction of course could not be foreseen and was not his fault. Nevertheless, his attitude toward my months of misery, I believe, was one of callous indifference. Very sincerely, Vanni Lowdenslager Gunnison

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here’s a glass display case filled with family heirlooms. Nearby are a grown child’s once treasured toys, historical artifacts and mannequins adorned in the height of early 20th century fashion. Standing watch over this treasure trove of local lore at the Gunnison Pioneer Museum is a cadre of senior citizen volunteers. They are the heart and soul of the beloved place, not to mention its grounds keepers, ticket-takers and more.

The volunteers gathered last week for their annual preseason meeting, where they discussed everything from new exhibits and artifacts to how to open the cash register. The annual meeting saw about 40 new and returning volunteers who will help run the museum through the summer, collecting admission money and answering questions for the thousands of visitors (5,400 visited last summer) who will stop by to learn what life was like for the first pioneers, and how it Museum B11

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May is National Bike Month with hundreds of events and thousands of riders celebrating bicycling nationwide. A growing number of U.S. communities are taking steps to encourage residents to ride all year round — including Gunnison. This week, the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and the City of Gunnison was named a “Silver Level” bicycle friendly community. “The popularity of this program is clear evidence that investment in bicycling is a major catalyst in creating the kind of vibrant communities people want to live, work and visit,” said League President Andy Clarke. “The City of G u n n i s o n re c o g n i z e s t h a t simple steps to make bicycling safe and comfortable pay huge dividends in civic, community and economic development.” T h e B F C p ro g r a m h e l p s communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while allowing them to benchmark their progress toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. There are now 214 BFCs in 47 states across America. The Silver BFC award recognizes Gunnison’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

Improvements, such as bike lanes, are among the reasons the City of Gunnison was recognized as a bike-friendly place.

“The citizens of our community and City of Gunnison staff have worked relentlessly to create a safe environment for bicyclists and pedestrians,” said Gunnison City Manager Ken Coleman. “Our bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee provides guidance in education, enforcement, infrastructure and events that promote this effort and are proud to have moved from honorable mention to silver level.” The BFC program provides a road map to building a bicycle friendly community and the application itself has become a rigorous educational tool. Since its inception, more than 500 distinct communities have applied and the four levels of the award — platinum, gold, silver and bronze — provide a clear incentive for communi-

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Sustainability think tank Meeting in Montrose Thurs., May 31 On Thursday, May 31, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, Office of Resource Efficiency, EcoAction Partners and the FORE Alliance will partner to host a think tank event in Montrose to discuss the energy, water, waste, transportation and food issues in the southwestern part of the state. The event will be held at the Region 10 Conference Room (300 N. Cascade Ave., #1 Montrose) from 1 to 4 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join regional leaders from the government, nonprofit, business and education sectors in Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel coun-

ties to discuss collaborative solutions to sustainability issues. “We hope this event will be the next step in energizing the community to think strategically about sustainability,” said Anna Zawisza, Education & Outreach Director for the Alliance. The event will help to provide direction on regional sustainability priorities, and find ways to connect economic development to issues of sustainability. The group also hopes to identify opportunities for collaboration on clean transportation, local food development and local energy generation. Registration for the event is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information and to register, contact Zach Owens at zowens@sustainablecolorado.org or 303.454.3307.


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Curious George, protagonist of a series of popular childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books by the same name, made a guest appearance at the Gunnison Public Library this past Thursday. The appearance was accompanied by snacks, stories and activities for kids. Seen here, Curious George offers a â&#x20AC;&#x153;high fiveâ&#x20AC;? to Eli Eisenbart, Ryli Brown and Jacy Jones. Photo by Chris Rourke

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A call for (foster) care May marks month-long campaign Matt Smith Times Staff Writer

Children with the highest risk for being abused and neglected in their homes are often the ones who slip through the cracks in the safety net. According to local foster care coordinator Joan Grant, the age ranges of 0-3 and 17-18 years old are at a higher risk for removal from their homes due to abuse, neglect or behavior beyond their parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; control. For the latter, and elder group, what comes after the removal can be even more consequential to the course of life that follows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some end up in residential treatment centers, some end up in group homes, or even correctional facilities,â&#x20AC;? Grant said of the 17-18 age group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a need for more people who are

interested in working at a therapeutic level with adolescents that need increased levels of supervision and structure.â&#x20AC;? The problem is, once again, finding those families. Grant said that most foster care candidates prefer taking on smaller children, whether that be for a short time or in hopes of eventually adopting. The Department of Human Services (DHS), which oversees the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adoption program, is using the month of May to roll out a campaign to remind people that foster care (and adoption) are often the one thing left that will change a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life for the better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They need someone thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to not give up on them when everyone else has,â&#x20AC;? said Grant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are people in our community who have a passion for working with youth and we have the infrastructure to support a family willing to take children with higher levels of needs.â&#x20AC;? There are currently nine foster care families in the Gunnison area, but soon that number will drop to seven. While that is

higher than the number of local children in need of foster care at this time, that total is in constant flux. Gunnison County has seen a slight rise in the number of children placed in the custody of DHS over the past three years. While just 14 were removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect in 2009, that number increased to 16 in 2010 and 19 in 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last June, we saw a big spike,â&#x20AC;? noted Grant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s random or for a reason, we need to be prepared for the unexpected.â&#x20AC;? That means trying to recruit more potential foster families on board in the coming days. The department is now using an electronic sign, which reminds passers-by that May is the month to consider disadvantaged children. For more information about the effort, visit fostercaremonth. org, or contact the local foster care program at 641.7978. (Matt Smith can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or mattsmith@gunnisontimes.com)

Mountain Roots firmly planted Now a standalone nonprofit For two years, after hundreds of hours of visioning, planning, strategizing and implementing, Mountain Roots Food Project is leaving the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal sponsorship program. During those years, three separate organizations came together to form what the IRS has now officially recognized as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mountain Roots is a stellar example of folks with a common interest setting aside their differences to come together with a mission that serves a need in the entire valley,â&#x20AC;? commented Pam Montgomery, executive director of the Community Foundation.

Almost simultaneously with the news from the IRS, Mountain Roots has hired its first executive director, Holly Conn. Conn is a founding member of the organization and has been one of the predominant voices advancing the Farm-to-School Program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her passion for the mission, personal accountability, successful grant writing, exceptional attention to detail, and vision for the organization are some of the top strengths Holly brings to this position,â&#x20AC;? said Rose Tocke, president of the Mountain Roots board of directors. The group oversees five community gardens, spearheads the Farm-to-School program with RE1J staff making local, fresh organic food available for school lunches, and educates the public about healthy eating habits. Additionally, they supervise summer youth gardens and

most recently have been asked to sit on the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wellness Committee to shape the revision of a wellness policy. Last year, more than 3,600 volunteer hours were logged by the board and community volunteers to live a mission of cultivating a resilient food system by enhancing healthy connections between food, earth and the community. T h i s s u m m e r, M o u n t a i n Roots will work with the City of Gunnison to develop a landuse agreement for a portion of the Van Tuyl Ranch annex to be used as a community farm/ greenhouse, revitalize Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park community gardens, and begin the conversion of a second urban garden plot in Crested Butte. To be part of the organization go to their website at www. mountainrootsfoodproject.org or call Holly Conn at 349.7470.

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PEOPLE & HAPPENINGS Mergelman of Gunnison and the late Warren Mergelman.

Stuckey-Kiklevich engagement

Flags for businesses The Robert A. Watters American Legion Post 54 places large American flags in front of businesses on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Cattlemen’s Day (July 14) and Patriot Day (Sept. 11). Show your patriotism by subscribing to their program. It only costs $20, which is tax deductible. For more information, or to subscribe, contact Claire Veech at 209.6042 or Eddie Evans at 641.3471. In annual tradition, the ladies of The American Legion Auxiliary will be out with poppies May 22-28, which are distributed in honor of the veterans of all our wars. The tradition of the poppy as a memorial flower for those who have died in American wars began following World War I. On Friday, Gunnison Mayor Jonathan Houck presented the city’s annual poppy proclamation to Sally Duck, on left, and Ann Laguens of the American Legion Auxiliary. Photo by Laura Anderson

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Randy and Karen Stuckey have announced the engagement of their daughter Kendra Lee Stuckey to Eric Walter Kiklevich, son of Roark Kiklevich and Marva Crothers. Kendra and Eric are both natives of Gunnison. Eric has an environmental science degree from Western State College. Kendra has a Spanish degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango. They enjoy exploring the Gunnison Valley, skiing, backpacking, fishing and floating the rivers. Eric even popped the question while fishing on the Gunnison River. An August 2012 wedding is being planned. Mergelman graduates

Gunnison Energy Corporation, an Oxbow Company, donated $1,500 to Gunnison Middle School (GMS) at Tuesday’s meeting of the RE1J Board of Education. The money will be utilized to make upgrades to the scoreboards in the gym at the Community School. Seen here, Gunnison Energy President Brad Robinson hands over the check to GMS Athletic Director Mike Book at Tuesday’s meeting. Photo by Matt Smith

Dustyn Mergelman will be graduating from Idalia High School in Idalia, Colo., on Sunday, May 20. He is the son of Craig and Christine Mergelman from Olathe and the big brother of Tiana, Johanna and the late Austyn Mergelman, as well as the grandson of Margret

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Compost 101 workshop Turn your garbage into gardens with a free workshop on composting. If you’ve been intimidated by the cold, the aridity, or the bears of the Gunnison Country, fear no more. Compost 101 will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Crested Butte Community School as part of the Community Dig-In Day. You’ll learn the basic theories of composting, explore different composting systems and receive a free copy of the High Altitude Composting Guide and Instructions/Supply List for building your own outdoor bin. The workshop will be followed by a free outdoor bin-building demonstration at 12:30 p.m. RSVP by today to maya@resourceefficiency. org or 641.7682. For more information, go to www.resourceefficiency.org. This workshop is brought to you by the Mountain Roots Food Project and the Office for Resource Efficiency.

Workshop on backyard chickens Backyard chickens, the fourth in a spring series of Gunnison Farmers Market free workshops will take place on Sunday, May 20, from 4 to 5 p.m., at 421 N. Boulevard. Jonathan Houck will discuss choosing, brooding and raising chickens, sizing and constructing coops, diet and egg production and dealing with winter in our cold climate. Contact Dottie at 641.2401 or mccaleb@gatewayone. com to reserve a space. View eclipse at Blue Mesa View the annular eclipse at Blue Mesa Reservoir’s Elk Creek Campground Amphitheater on Sunday, May 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drop in anytime between those hours. The eclipse maximum will be around 6:30 p.m. Participants will be required to wear shared eclipse glasses, provided by the National Park Service. Bring a picnic and make it an evening. Bonfils Blood Drive

Adult Prom returns An Adult Prom — Preps Vs. Punks — will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m., at the Brick Cellar, 122 Tomichi Ave. Get your khakis pressed or your black leather polished. Admission is by donation at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gunnison Arts Center.

The Gunnison Community Blood Drive that will be held on Tuesday, May 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 909 Escalante Drive, is being held in memory of Beverly Wood, the longtime local liaison for the drive. Wood passed away in February. Her family appreciates this honor and stresses the need for blood donations to help meet Colorado’s needs.

Gunnison High graduation The Gunnison High School graduation will be held on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m., in the Western State College Paul Wright Gymnasium. Doors open at 1 p.m. No air-horns allowed.

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Hour to celebrate this beautiful spring weather with fabulous hors d’oeurves starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. You don’t need to sign up, but you may want to reserve a table for dinner afterwards (a 10 percent discount applies). For more information or transportation, call 275.6248. Parent’s Night Out Drop off the kids on Thursday, May 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. They’ll get food, games, crafts and a movie for a $10 donation to the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP). Parents get a 20 percent off coupon for Garlic Mike’s or the Palisades Restaurant. Children will be cared for by trained (and background checked) NPP child facilitators. Call 642.4667 for more information. Free Swim Test Day Figure out which swim level is right for your child for upcoming swim lessons on Free Swim Test Day, Friday, May 25, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Gunnison Community Center. All participants receive free admission to the facility. For more information, call 641.8060. Youth Fishing Derby and Outdoor Sports Expo The City of Gunnison Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Gunnison Youth Fishing Derby and Outdoor Sports Expo on Saturday, May 26, at Jorgensen Park. It’s a great opportunity for youth to get introduced to fishing and outdoor sports. Activities include turkey calling and identification, archery range, fish handling, boating safety, rod and reel setup and baiting, casting and accuracy, “leave no trace” ethics and elk education. Rods and reels are provided, as well as a free lunch and great prizes. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Crested Butte Reunion The Crested Butte Reunion is holding a gathering over Memorial Day weekend. Pick up a schedule at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Attendees need to sign up for the dinner on Sunday May 27. The cost is $25. Contact Glo at 349.1880 to sign up, or for more information.

Ripple Art retreat A two-day, experimental Ripple Art retreat will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The retreat is free to participants, except for supplies, in exchange for feedback on the experience. A variety of creative exercises will be used to access a personal, visual vocabulary. Connections to the landscapes that are central to our lives will also be explored. Mixed media, collage, group discussion and reflective writing will all be used as tools to arrive at a transformative art experience. The group will meet at the Art Studio for the Center of the Arts, 111 Elk Ave. in Crested Butte, then venture out. Participants should bring a hat, water, sunscreen, lunch and digital camera (optional). There are only five spaces left. Contact Ivy Walker to reserve your space at 275.1875 or ivy@ivywalker.com. Television signals The digital upgrade of the overthe-air television signals is nearly complete. Seventeen channels are available in most areas. Users should rescan their digital television or converter box to assure they are receiving all available channels. For more information, go to www. gcmetrec.com or call 641.9148.

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and Joyce and Steve Gustafson of Cumberland, R.I. Louis’ great-grandparents are Alberta McArdle of Cumberland, Lorraine Bornhoft of Windsor, Colo., and Jean and Ray Paricio of Buena Vista.

Harlow Grace McGlinchey Harlow Grace McGlinchey was born to Kayla and Sean McGlinchey of Gunnison on April 23 at 3:46 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 ozs. and was 19.25 inches long. Harlow’s grandparents are Catherine and Kevin Moss of Gunnison. Her great-grandparents are Monita and Mike Young of Pahrump, Nev.

Kashton Jack Kloeppel Louis Edward Bornhoft was born to Laura and Kris Bornhoft of Gunnison on April 12 at 7:20 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 ozs. and was 21 inches long. Louis was welcomed into the family by his sister Teresa, age 21 months. His grandparents are Sherri and Kevin Bornhoft of Falcon, Colo.,

Kashton Jack Kloeppel was born to Jessica and Karl Kloeppel of Gunnison on May 9 at 12 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 ozs. and was 21 inches long. Kashton was welcomed into the family by his brother Kolten, age 15 months. His grandparents are Dwight Weaver of Gunnison, Kenny Kloeppel of Gunnison and Rhonda Miller of Lakewood, Colo. His great-grandparents are Jesse and Jack Weaver of Gunnison.

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Cows coming to Hartman Rocks The gates at Hartman Rocks are all going to be closed for the next month while a local rancher grazes cows in the area. These guys are great to work with and have been very supportive of recreation at Hartman Rocks. New, dated signs will be at each gate and until they are replaced with signs stating that they can be left open. All gates need to be securely closed at all times. Please do your best to be certain that the gates latch securely. If you find a gate open, close it. Thanks for respecting the multiple uses that take place on these lands. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, contact Gunnison Trails at info@gunnisontrails.com. Cottonwood Pass open Cottonwood Pass was opened for through traffic on May 10. Users should be aware that early spring conditions exist, with muddy sections, soft spots, frost boils and possible snow.

Local rancher Allen Roper, middle, yuks it up with John Scott at a retirement party for Scott this past Saturday at the Fred Field Heritage Center in Gunnison. Scott recently retired after 26 years as the Gunnison district conservationist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Photo by Chris Rourke

School scoop, with a cherry on top Molly St. George and Elle Morrison dig in last Thursday at the Gunnison PTA’s fourth annual Camille Besse Ice Cream Social and Book Swap at the Gunnison Community School. The event is named after Besse, a Gunnison resident and longtime employee of the school district, who retired a few years back. Below, Rowen Downum peruses the book selection. Photos by Chris Rourke


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Bluegrass Kids Camp As part of the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third annual Bluegrass In Paradise, there will be an expanded Kids Camp for students ages 7 to 17 on July 9 to 13. The camp, led by director Drew Murdza, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at Elevation Hotel & Spa in Mt. Crested Butte. Mike Finders, of Finders and Youngberg, will be the celebrity guest instructor joined by Murdza, Carl Meinecke and Jenny Hill in teaching students songwriting, choreography and music notation and arranging. Guitar, ukulele, banjo, violin, bass, mandolin and percussion will

The Kids Bluegrass Camp is just one of the opportunities for youth to participate in the Crested Butte Music Festival this summer. Photo by Alex Fenlon

be the focus. Participants will have a chance to share what they learn at a group performance on July 13 that is part of CBMFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Divine Family Young Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concert series. Enrollment is limited to 60 students. The tuition cost is $225, with a special rate of $150 for 20 students residing in Gunnison County on a first-come, first-served basis. Opera Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus From July 9 to 29, children and young adults, ages 7 to 18, will have the chance of a lifetime to learn from the likes of David Syrus, head of music for Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Royal Opera of Covent Garden; Jens Georg Bachmann, festival music director and conductor; Sarah Meyers, opera stage director; Justin Johnson, opera assistant stage director; and Linda Gelinas, dance captain and dancer for The Metropolitan Opera. They will sing on stage with opera stars from the Met and around the country during local performances. Registration has concluded, but contact CBMF at 349.0619 about the 2013 program. Registration and application forms for Boston Brass Music Camp and Bluegrass Kids Camp are available at www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com and www. bluegrassinparadise.com or call 349.0619.

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Bicycle Art Open The GAC will feature its Bike Art Open in August to celebrate the return of the Pro Cycling Challenge. Start on your bicycle-theme art submission now. Call 641.4029, come to the GAC or get more information online at www.gunnisonartscenter.org.

GAC Gallery Shop The GAC is creating a Gallery Shop to open later this month. Artists who are not currently showing work in town are invited to inquire or submit a letter of interest as soon as possible. A team will be formed and artwork installed with a balance of art mediums. For more information, call Karen Immerso at 641.3875 or send an e-mail to kathleen@gunnisonartscenter.org.


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STIFFED at Stocker Stadium GHS girls claim league title, despite absence of trophy Matt Smith Times Staff Writer

GHS Track and Field — The Gunnison girls returned to the top of the team standings at the regional track and field meet, yet longtime head coach Bob Howard felt there was something missing. Despite winning their fifth Class 3A Western Slope League (WSL) meet in the past seven years on Saturday at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium, it became apparent to him that high school track and field has become more about individual accolades than team standings. “It was a huge bummer that we went down there and stole one and our own regional director didn’t even stick around to read the team scores,” said Howard, who’s been at the helm of GHS 15-plus years. “There was no plaque this year, no nothing.” GHS Athletic Director Dennis Fraser took on an impromptu role of reading out the team scores once all was said and done. Youth and depth lifted the GHS girls past Cedaredge by 25 points in the team standings, 150-125. On the boys’ side of the spectrum, the Cowboys fell short of repeating last year’s title run and settled for fourth overall. The GHS boys have won five of the past seven league meets. Howard sees the absence of any team awards this year as a by-product of the new state qualifying format that was implemented by the

Hope Hicks placed eighth in the 800 in Grand Junction and will be one of seven underclassmen headed to compete at the State Championships for the GHS girls.

Schliesman goes with the flow Junior looks forward to third state trip Matt Smith Times Staff Writer

GHS Boys Swimming — Rough seas for the Gunnison High (GHS) boys swimming program haven’t taken away Alex Schliesman’s ability to remain bouyant. Despite the Cowboys pretty much crumbling down the backstretch of the season — losing a coach and two of their five swimmers — the GHS junior has rolled with the tide and will return to the Class 4A State Championships for a third time in his career this coming weekend in Thornton. “I’m used to switching around coaches and just going with the flow,” said Schliesman. “I’ve had a different coach every year and this is my third one this year.” At the Western Slope Regional Championships in Grand Junction over the weekend, it was Montrose head coach Silas Almgren that Schliesman consulted with after each heat. For the past few weeks, Schliesman has been travelling to Montrose to work out with Almgren’s Indians on a regular basis. Having spent a long youth career racing against many members of the Montrose team, the change in surroundings hasn’t seemed to slow Schliesman by even a stroke. “It’s tough to travel, but it’s cool to practice down there,” said Schliesman. “I’ve been competing against (Montrose) my whole life, so I feel like I know a lot of them.” Schliesman described his battle with the Indians’ Lars Knutson on Saturday in Grand Junction — in the 50-meter freestyle — as a “friendly competition.” That’s despite Knutson beating him out of first place by just .05 seconds. In Schliesman’s only other event of the day, the 100 freestyle, he took fifth place in 51.04. He was seeded third entering the finals after being touched out in the prelims for second by just .01 seconds. GHS freshman Austin Burke took 10th in the 100 freestyle, touching the wall in 57.73. He also Swimming B8

Freshman Adrina Anders claimed a spot at the State meet in the high jump. Photos by Dan Anders

GHS junior Alex Schliesman, seen here at the Western Slope Championships on Saturday, will return to the 4A State Championships for a third consecutive year this coming weekend. Photo by Margaret Cranor

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Colorado High School Activities Association last season. In prior years, an individual or relay team had to place in the top four at their regional meet in order to go to state. Such changes may also signify the end of an era — and one in which the Cowboys’ reigned supreme. “I’ve sold my program for the last 15-plus years on trying to win the league title as our number one goal,” said Howard. “The value of a team competition is completely destroyed.” A total of 10 Cowboys will advance to the State Championships, which will be held at Jefferson Stadium in Lakewood today, May 17, through Saturday. Final results will be posted at chsaa.org. Youth turns golden for GHS girls There’s good times around the bend for the GHS girls. Case in point: Of the 10 events they will be represented in at the State Championships this coming weekend, just one upperclassman will be making the trip to Lakewood. It was the youth of the Cowboys squad that provided the brunt of the impact en route to claiming yet another WSL team title. “We lost by three points last year and this year we had a younger team, so I thought it would be more difficult,” said sophomore Marissa Danos. “We came out on top and did it by having a good variety of people place in different events.” Danos led the way, claiming one of the Cowboys’ two individual title of the meet, in the 100 meter hurdles. She also placed second in the 300 hurdles and third in the pole vault. Danos will compete in all three events at state. Junior Maggie Murphy made a big dent in the GHS team total by placing second in the 800, fifth in the 1,600 and helping the 4x800

Senior John Powell had his hand in 19 of the Cowboys’ 71 points at the WSL meet in Grand Junction over the weekend. Photo by Dan Anders

and 4x400 relay teams to second and fourth place finishes, respectively. Murphy will compete in the 800 and 4x800 relay at state. Joining her for that relay will be underclassmen Bobbie Corn, Kirstin Whiting and Hope Hicks. Freshmen Maddie Smith, Alaina Kalow and Adrina Anders stepped up big entering their first date with a state meet. Kalow will run the 300 hurdles and 100 at state, where Smith will try her hand in the pole vault and Anders will have a go in the high jump. This past weekend, Smith scored 21 of the GHS girls’ points, all in field events. She won the pole vault, placed fourth in the triple jump and landed sixth in the high and long jump. “We all knew we had to do our best to get all the points we could,” said Smith. “We were counting up the points all day just to see where we were.” Caylor Albers placed fourth in the discus and third in the shot put in Grand Junction. She will compete in the shot put at state. GHS boys limp away with fourth It would have been easy for things to have gone a different direction for the GHS boys in Grand Junction. But injuries, fumbled hand-offs and stiff competition kept the Cowboys a good dis-

tance away from the lead pack of teams vying for the WSL crown. GHS finished with a total of 71 points. Rifle cruised to the title with 167, Cedaredge was second with 130 and Coal Ridge amassed 102. “It’s hard to go from first in the league to fourth,” said senior Chris Mayfield. “But this league has gotten tougher every year I’ve been here.” Mayfield managed to place fifth in the 100 and help the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams to third and fourth place finishes, respectively, before being sidelined with a leg injury. At state, Mayfield will compete in the 100 and 400. Having just one relay team and three other individuals joining him in Lakewood, he sees it as one last chance to enjoy high school track. “None of us are ranked high, so none of us have anything to lose,” he said. “We’re just going to go and have some fun.” Seniors Adrian Lovato and John Powell helped Mayfield carry the load at the WSL Championships. That effort started with assisting the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams to second and fifth place finishes, respectively. Lovato placed second in the 3,200 and fifth in the 1,600. Powell came in third in the 1,600 and finished fourth in the 800. GHS picked up big points in the pole vault, where Matt Howard and Zach Smith placed second and third, respectively. Jack Starkebaum took sixth in the event to add to the team total. Howard and Smith will advance to the state meet in the event. The only other Cowboy joining them will be Camron Harshman, who placed fifth in the triple jump in Grand Junction. Jack Murphy aided the cause with fifth place points in the 300, Cristian Agular was sixth in the long jump and Connor Clark brought in seventh place points in the 400. (Matt Smith can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or mattsmith@gunnisontimes. com)

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placed 11th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:16.77. The Cowboys’ only other individual at the meet was sophomore Tim Cranor, who placed 12th in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Schliesman will compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle when he returns to the Class 4A State Championships this Friday. After watching races come down to the wire last weekend in Grand Junction, the junior knows that every split second will count. “It’s going to come down to hundredths of a second in both events,” said Schliesman, who placed 14th in state in the 50 freestyle as a sophomore. “They’re just that type of race, where there’s very little difference between first and ninth.” As for the future of the GHS program, he acknowledges that’s somewhat up in the air. “I haven’t really been scouting out the eighth graders or anything,” he said. “If anything, I’d love to see if we can’t work with Montrose.” The Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships begin at the VMAC in Thornton at 2:15 on Friday. Final rounds are slated to take place at 2 p.m on Saturday. For results on the day of the event, visit chsaa.org. (Matt Smith can be contacted at 970.641.1414 or mattsmith@ gunnisontimes.com)

MTB madness at Mesa Verde

More than a handful of local mountain bike racers hit the trails in the southwest corner of the state over the weekend to compete at the sixth annual 12 Hours of Mesa Verde relay race. The race takes place on the legendary network of trails known as Phil’s World, which sits in the shadows of Mesa Verde. Seen here (l-r) is Gunnison’s Brian Smith and Jon Brown, who won the Duo Male title. Following are local results from the event. Courtesy photo The Gunnison Roping Club kicked off a new season of its Friday night team roping series last week at the Gunnison rodeo grounds. First place and the fastest time on the night went to Andy Dobie and Cade Sampson, who turned in a top time of 9.25. Finishing second was Daryl Davis and Tyler Hanson, while Wendy Hanson and Sampson finished third and Dobie teamed up with Payson Whinnery for fourth place. Wendy Hanson and Ramon Ray placed fifth. Seen here, Davis and Ray get to business and Wendy Hanson bares down on a steer. The series will continue this Friday with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m. and all local riders and spectators are invited to join in the fun. Photos by Chris Rourke

12 HOURS OF MESA VERDE — SATURDAY, MAY 12 Solo Geezer — 4. James Dirksen, 5 laps, 10:36:21. Solo Female — 1. Jari Kirkland, 7 laps, 11:07:21. Duo Singlespeed — 14. Rebecca Bruno and Mary Davis, 5 laps, 9:02:45. Duo Male — 1. Brian Smith and Jon Brown, 9 laps, 11:28:40; 11. Aaron Huckstep and Dodson Harper, 8, 11:35:28; 12. Ben Preston and Jafar Tabaian, 8, 11:40; 15. Josh Egedy and Logan Jones, 8, 12:08:24. Duo Female — 1. Jennifer Smith and Sarah Kaufman, 8 laps, 11:19:17; 5. Heather McDowell and Krista Powers, 7, 11:35:17; 12. Lauren Bock and Chrissy Oliveri, 6, 10:49:23; 17. Emma Jervey and Michele Preston, 5, 10:46:57. Duo Coed — 1. Eszter Horanyi and Jonathan Davis, 8 laps, 11:07:03; 17. Torey and Ro Carroll, 6, 9:55:03. 3-4 Male — 4. Bryan Dillon, David Ochs, Ethan Passant and Jeff Irwin, 9 laps, 11:27:19; 5. Jordan Carr, Kevin Vantreek, Paul Pike and Troy Hiatt, 9, 11:57:27. 3-4 Female — 4. Dawn French, Laura Anderson, Sarah Gillis Stubbe and Tina Kempin, 7 laps, 11:20:47; 3-4 Coed — 6. Beth Shaner, Sean Riley, Brianne and Peter Marshall, 8 laps, 12:08:10; 10. Heather Kelley, Kevin Tan, Matthew Peacock and Morgan Weinberg, 7, 11:10:49.


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the contest. All but one of the six Western Slope League (WSL) teams in the playoffs were bounced after the first weekend of play. Olathe advanced to the round of eight teams, where they will meet Trinidad on Saturday. GHS finished the season with a record of 9-11 overall and 9-9 in the WSL.

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Spots continue to fill up for the 2012 Mountaineer Athletic Association (MAA) Golf Tournament, scheduled for May 19, at Dos Rios Golf Club. The course can accommodate 32 teams for the traditional fourperson scramble, sponsored by Pinnacol Assurance and BW Insurance to benefit the scholarship needs of Western State student-athletes. The shotgun start takes place at 9 a.m., and the $85 per golfer includes cart, lunch, tee prize and range balls. Tee prizes are provided by Pinnacol and BW, as well as Genco ATC Product Lifecycle Logistics. In addition to the team tournament prizes, golfers can also win for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Teams can register by downloading a registration form from wscathletics.com and returning it to the WSC athletics department in Paul Wright Gym or at Dos Rios. Teams need to be registered by today, May 17.

GHS softball sluggers headed to All-Star game Four Gunnison High (GHS) softball players and their head coach have been selected to represent the Cowboys at the Western Slope All Star Softball Game, which will take place on Wednesday, May 23, in Grand Junction. Coach Leslie DiLorenzo was selected to take the helm of one of the two teams, which will split up 27 Western Slope players in Class 2-5A. GHS seniors Gabby Kalow and Kelie Peterson will join juniors Leigh Stichter and Savannah Nelson as players at the event. First pitch is slated to take place around 7 p.m. at Colorado Mesa Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bergman Field.

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H e re i n G u n n i s o n w e â&#x20AC;&#x2122; re p re t t y a c c u s t o m e d t o t h e greening of the trees and the budding of lilacs as a prelude to the celebration of the end of the school year and graduation ceremonies. The cycle of the seasons is fairly predictable and static, as is the current cycle and system of education. We accept this as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always beenâ&#x20AC;? as a regular part of our culture and assume that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been like this. Not so. Formal public education in Gunnison County has evolved through a number of scenarios during the past 136 years; teaching requirements and expectations have changed, accessibility to education hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always been available to every student, the school calendar-year itself has varied widely, student populations have fluctuated â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sometimes quite dramatically â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and school buildings have come a n d g o n e t h ro u g h o u t t h e county. Today, Gunnison County has three public school buildings that educate students in grades K-12: Crested Butte Community School, Gunnison Community School and Gunnison High School. In 1916, there were 29 oneteacher schools in Gunnison County. Noraetta Rockwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thesis, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Early History of Gunnison Colorado Schools,â&#x20AC;? notes that each settlement was a separate school district with its own school board and its own schoolhouse (usually one-room buildings) scattered throughout the county. Although many of these outlying schools sprung up in mining camps, it was the rich grazing lands of the valleys that drew people to build permanent homes and settlements. Early settlers initially educated their children in homes, bunkhouses a n d s t o re s ; b u t s o o n e a c h settlement boasted a oneroom schoolhouse. In 11 of these communities school was held only during the summer months, when travel was easy for the children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; often by horse or burro. The school year began in April and ended in September. There were few qualified teachers and the average salary was $40 per month. As roads were built and transportation improved many people began bringing their children to â&#x20AC;&#x153;hubsâ&#x20AC;? for education in Crested Butte, Gunnison, Montrose and Paonia. There is confusion about the beginning of public education in the City of Gunnison, as Rockwell pointed out in her thesis. One notation says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first school of which there was a record was con-

Top Left: Pine Street School, built just West of the current Blackstock building. Top Right: West Town School, built in 1882 on the corner of 12th and Ohio. Center: East Town School, built in 1882 on the corner of Georgia and Colorado, the current site of Chipeta Hall

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH This year the history of schools in Gunnison County is featured. Join a free two hour tour of school sites at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Meet in front of the east entrance to the Blackstock Building. Transportation will be provided.

ducted in a log cabin built on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Squatterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on a ranch n o w o w n e d b y M r. F r a n k Betz.â&#x20AC;? Another source noted that an old shoe shop on South Main Street was the site of the first school in the town of Gunnison. In August of 1882, the Gunnison Review Press reported the following as the first schools in the city: Charles Tingueleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private house (six of the 15 children of school age in Gunnison attended during the winter of 1878-79). In 1879-80 Miss Ida M. Gould taught about 20 students in Professor Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drug store, and the third school cited was held in the winter of 1880-81 in the Baptist Church, with 40-50 students. In 1877 a town company built the school building on 8th Street in West Gunnison and gave it to the town. The purpose for this donation was to encourage people to build in the west part of town (there was early rivalry between West Gunnison and Gunnison proper). The dividing line was the railroad track to Crested Butte, which ran along what we know as the Spruce Street corridor. According to the Aug. 19, 1882, issue of the Gunnison Review Press, there were 45 schoolchildren in the district in 1879; in 1880 about 75; and 134 in 1881. To meet this demand, the school members authorized the construction of the Pine Street School in 1880. During the first school term the building fell and had to be rebuilt in the summer of 1881 at a cost of $10,000. Va r i o u s b u i l d i n g s a ro u n d town were used to house the school during the reconstruction of the Pine Street building, including the Masonic Hall. The Pine Street School housed the junior high until 1939.

Miss Eva Riggs, the first and only student to graduate from Gunnison High School in 1885, recalled attending school in a storeroom on Main Street equipped with crude benches and long desks while the Pine Street School was under construction. She said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an eventful day when we moved into the wonderful Pine Street School.â&#x20AC;? The year 1882 boasted many significant building projects: The La Veta Hotel, the First National Bank, and two new school buildings identical in structure. One was in East town, the other in West town. This was done to make schooling in both sections of town equal. According to the Gunnison Review Press of Sept. 6, 1884, the 243 pupils enrolled would be distributed as follows: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the East building, 25 pupils enrolled in the first grade with Mrs. Bennett as teacher; 46 in the second and third grades with Miss Hoel; 36 in the third, fourth and fifth grades with Miss Sharpe. In the West building, 46 were enrolled in the first and second grades with Miss Freeman, and 29 in the third, fourth and fifth grades with Miss Biggs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Professor Andrus and Miss Loder were the teachers of the high school held in the Pine Street building. Fifty-nine pupils representing six grades from the sixth through the eleventh were enrolled with m o re e x p e c t e d w i t h i n t h e next few weeks.â&#x20AC;? A week later the newspaper noted that Miss Loderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room in the high school building was so crowded that all sixth grade students had to be returned to their former teachers in the East and West schools. Needless to say the class sizes for Miss Sharpe and on B11


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from page B10 Miss Biggs increased dramatically (30-plus students with each teacher). School board records of 1887 posted teacher salaries at $60 per month for primary teachers and $65 per month for intermediate school teachers. The Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yearly salary was set at $900. By 1908, teacher salaries had been raised to $70 per month and the Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to $1,000 per year. On June 29, 1887, the board also passed the school year calendar of one term of 16 weeks beginning on the first Monday in September, one term of 12 weeks beginning the third Monday in January, and one term of 12 weeks beginning the third Monday in April. The 1890-91 school year began Sept. 1 and lasted 40 weeks. This is Part One of a two-part review of the schools in Gunnison. Next time, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look at the history of schooling in Gunnison during the 1900s.

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changed through the decades. According to museum curator CJ Miller, the museum boasts the largest group of volunteers in Gunnison. Ruth Rose, volunteer coordinator for the museum, said about 20 volunteers work regularly, while the other 20 or so are alternates. So why are so many local seniors drawn to give of their time and talents at the museum? According to Rose, who is about to start her second summer volunteering for the museum, many of the volunteers want to give back to the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a small community that once we quit work we want to do

something,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We literally want to get back to the community.â&#x20AC;? She also mentioned that most of her friends work at the museum. Hal Yale, another museum volunteer, said that the organization draws volunteers because it has good leadership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun way for seniors to get out and interact with other people, too,â&#x20AC;? he said. Board member Wes Bailey, who boasted that he will be 94 in July,

thinks that the sense of community draws people in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our volunteers give their time, their money and their materials, which can be small, medium or large,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a community project.â&#x20AC;? The museum hosts an ever-growing collection of artifacts and is constantly expanding. A new building was added this spring that will display womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garments. The Gunnison Pioneer and Historical Society, which oversees the museum, recently refurbished the Doyleville Schoolhouse, making it appear more like it did back when students assembled there at its original location 20 miles east of town. Tours of the Aberdeen Quarry will also be available throughout the summer through the Pioneer Society.

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Seasonal Financial Services Franchise For Sale. Established business with good margins. Contact Dr. D at cotaxoffices@gmail.com. $80K. 5/17-5/31

Free lodging in exchange for 10 hours of caretaking per week for an Inn located in Crested Butte. Duties include janitorial, guest services and laundry. Salaried hours are available in addition to caretaking hours. Pets cannot be considered. Smoke-free, alcohol free property. Available immediately. Call 349-2400 or email gm@crestedbuttelodging.com for more information. 5/17-5/31 Relief driver wanted to deliver U.S. Mail part time. Must live in Gunnison area, and have mini-van or larger vehicle. Excellent wages and fuel allowance. Call M-F, noon-3 p.m. MST, 330-721-9706. 5/17-5/24

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RENTALS Housing Available Aug. 15 lease thru May 15 4/bedrooms, 2/full baths, dishwasher, skylights, nice blinds, washer/dryer, Includes utilities/ internet. $450 per bedroom to students or construction workers. Must have references. 970-596-7966. 5/17-tfn

Free lodging in exchange for 10 hours of caretaking per week for an Inn located in Crested Butte. Duties include janitorial, guest services and laundry. Salaried hours are available in addition to caretaking hours. Pets cannot be considered. Smokefree, alcohol free property. Available immediately. Call 349-2400 or email gm@ crestedbuttelodging.com for more information. 5/17-5/31 RECEPTIONIST/CLERK: Position available immediately in the Gunnison Branch of the District Attorneys Office. Requires excellent word processing and organizational skills, professional demeanor, and must enjoy working with the public. Duties include handling high volume telephones, heavy filing, greeting visitors, and coordination with court and law enforcement personnel. Legal or criminal justice background preferred. Salary DOE. Please submit resume with employment references to: Administrator, Office of District Attorney, 1200 N. Grand Avenue, Box D, Montrose CO 81401 or fax to 970/252-4270. Close date: May 18th, 2012. The District Attorneys Office in an Equal Opportunity Employer. 5/17 LOAN OPERATIONS CLERK. Full time, 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday. Banking and/or loan department experience helpful. Duties include processing payments, preparing loan documents, auditing and maintaining loan files, collateral perfection and maintaining loan ticklers. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail are required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Mail resume to The Gunnison Bank, Attention: Kathy MacAllister, 232 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, fax to 970-641-0054, or email to kmacallister@gunnisonbank. com. The Gunnison Bank and Trust Company is an equal opportunity employer. 5/17 Hinsdale County School District RE-1 in Lake City is accepting applications for the following 2012-2013 position: MS/

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HS social studies teacher. Please submit applications to Sup’t Karen Thormalen, PO Box 39, Lake City, CO 81235 by May 18, 2012. Applications are available at www. lakecityschool.org or at Lake City Community School, 614 N Silver St in Lake City, phone 970-944-2314. 5/17

part-time experience will be prorated. This is a .8-fte position, working 208 days (1664 hours) per fiscal year. The position will be required to work full days during the academic year, will not work during Christmas & Spring breaks, with the remainder of the days spread throughout the summer months.

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THIS IS A SUMMARY ANNOUNCEMENT; all applications must adhere to the specific requirements contained in the full official announcement. To apply submit an online application on the CO-Jobs website at: http://agency.governmentjobs. com/ colorado/default.cfm; no resumes will be accepted in lieu of the online state application. You must apply specifically to this position to be considered. Deadline to apply is May 21, 2012. AA/EEO. 5/17

Looking for a companion/mentor for 34-year-old, mildly learning disabled son. Possibly Saturdays and one evening a week. He likes to ride bikes, hike, etc. He lives independently, works full-time, drives and is high-functioning. Alcohol or tobacco use would not be tolerated. Willing to pay $15 an hour. If interested, call Pat or JR Fullmer at 641-0613. 5/17 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (CALL/ HNS) Western State College is accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant II in the Communication Arts, Languages & Literature academic department and for the Honors Program. Duties include input & tracking of requisitions & procurement card for department/program purchases; data entry & typing of documents and spreadsheets; giving assistance in implementing policies & procedures that relate to department or program; office/ clerical support for faculty; initial contact with student for information concerning classes, faculty schedules and department/ program course requirements for major/ minor requirements; scheduling theatre & classrooms, as well as co-curricular & special events scheduling. This is a part-time regular position starting at $2058.40 per month with benefits. Minimum qualifications are 24 months of general clerical experience or BA degree with 12 months general clerical experience;

Court Judicial Assistant (Deputy Clerk) The Gunnison Combined Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill the 1.00 FTE (40 hours per week) position of Court Judicial Assistant (Deputy Court Clerk). This position is responsible for technical clerical work in the processing of court cases in the Gunnison District and County Courts. The monthly salary is $2,470. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and completion of at least one year of general office, legal or court clerical experience. The application shall be filed electronically. Go to http://www.courts. state.co.us/ Careers/Opportunities.cfm and follow instructions to apply for this position. The job description can also be seen. No paper documents will be accepted locally. A cover letter is attached and required. Resumes or other documents may be attached to the electronic application but are not required. A failure to complete the application and follow the instructions completely will result in disqualification for the position. Applications must be filed electronically by May 18, 2012. 5/17

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The Best Summer Job in the Valley! Train with the best to become a Colorado Certified Rafting Guide. Our course is limited to only 15 people to ensure the best learning environment. Two weeks of on the river education. Fulfills all state requirements to get your guide license. Class starts May 17th. For more info, check out our website at www. scenicrivertours.com and click on the Guide Training link, or send us an e-mail (info@ scenicrivertours.com) and well answer any questions. For the best summer ever! 5/17 Veterinary Technician needed at Tomichi Pet Care Center. Will train; prefer 2/yrs. college education in biology or vet tech experience. Wages D.O.E., approximately 15-20/ hrs./week, may vary. Other benefits may apply. Call Dr. Jacobson 641-2460. 5/17

Gunnison Watershed School District RE1J Night Custodian - CBCS Clean and Sanitize all areas of school building, sets up tables and chairs for programs as requested, makes minor building repairs as capable, and deals with students, staff and the general public in a positive and friendly manner. Position is full time with benefits. Monday-Friday 3-11:30pm. Bus Driver - CBCS Requires Class B P2S CDL license. Random drug testing and CBI record check. Hours are approximately 7-8:30am and 3-4:30pm. $11.28/hour. School Psychologist - District Experience with working with families and children in the field of special education. Applicants must be licensed in the state of Colorado with an endorsement of School Psychologist. Bi-lingual (in Spanish), and/or multi linguistic abilities preferred. Endorsements or experience related to Autism Spectrum Disorders also preferred. Teaching position for the 2012-13 School Year - Colorado Teaching License required with the appropriate endorsement Music Teacher - GES/GHS Split position between Elementary Music and High School Choir. One year only position. Please contact: Superintendent’s Office Shawna Campos 800 N. Boulevard 970-641-7760 scampos@gunnisonschools.net OR Colorado Workforce 970-641-0031 5/17

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EMPLOYMENT: HELP WANTED is The Coal Creek Watershed Coalition in a fullhiring a VISTA member to serve Details time position starting in April 2012. on the position can be found at www.coalJanuary creek.org. Applications are due by 27th at 5pm. 1/19-1/26

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Housesitting Position in Gunnison for reduced rent. Clean professional, nonsmoking, no pets. 970-963-7200. 5/3-tfn 3BR/2BA/2-car garage Heatherwood condo w/loft and pellet stove. $1250/mo+utilities. Available June 1st www.RentGunnison.com or 970-6411088. 4/26-tfn

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CALL TODAY. 641-1414 Housing Available Aug. 15 lease thru May 15 4/bedrooms, 2/full baths, dishwasher, skylights, nice blinds, washer/dryer, Includes utilities/internet. $450 per bedroom to students or construction workers. Must have references. 970596-7966. 5/17-tfn Construction/Professional/Responsible Sublet high end apartment. 2 bedrooms/1 bath, tub/shower, dishwasher, skylights, oak cabinets, paper blinds, offstreet parking, 9/month to 1/ year lease. Available Aug. 15th. Includes W/D, utilities, internet. $975. References. 970-596-7966. 5/17 Summer Housing 2/bedroom, kitchenette, full bath, W/D. Sunny and bright. No lease. Utilities & internet included. $490. 970-596-7966. 5/17-tfn Free lodging in exchange for 10 hours of caretaking per week for an Inn located in Crested Butte. Duties include janitorial, guest services and laundry. Salaried hours are available in addition to caretaking hours. Pets cannot be considered. Smoke-free, alcohol free property. Available immediately. Call 349-2400 or email gm@crestedbuttelodging.com for more information. 5/17-5/31 TAKING APPLICATIONS: One-bedroom apartment in Gunnison for rent to lowincome seniors. Rent is determined by income, assets, expenses. Must have an income at or under $22,600. Applications taken at 317 N. Spruce, Gunnison, or 202 E. Georgia, Gunnison. Apartments are subsidized by HUD. Call 6414389 for information. Gunnison County Housing Authority does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. 5/17 CONDO FOR RENT: Fabulous 2 bdrm 1.5 bath custom kitchen new crpt hrdwd flrs W/D DW garage NO PETS/SMOKERS $950/mo plus util Call 970-2752062. 5/17-5/24 $700.00 CB South condo avail. 6/1 Sunny, clean, 2 bedrm. Semi- furnished in quiet 4-plex. W/D, DW, BBQ, yard, storage. Walk to park & stores, Sorry NP NS. 970-275-6257. 5/3-tfn

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Competitive Events at Hartman Rocks Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 26-28 - Many roads and trails at the Hartman Rocks area on BLM public lands and at the Base Area are being used for permitted mountain biking and trail running competitions May 26-28, 2012. The Original Growler mountain bike race is Saturday and Sunday and The Sage Burner trail running race is Monday. All trails and roads are still open to the public, and all competitors, race directors and volunteers will be advised of this and of the fact that competitors do not have any special priority over the public while participating in these events. Please use extra caution while recreating at the Hartman Rocks area on these days. These events are being produced jointly by the City of Gunnison, Western State College and Gunnison Trails and are fund-raisers for various projects and causes in the Gunnison Valley. Questions or more information: info@gunnisontrails.com or 970-275-0485. Thank you from the Growler Weekend organizing committee. 5/17

BUSINESS SERVICES Considering Bankruptcy? If you need a fresh start, call our office for a free consultation. Our office is a debt relief agency. Gallegos Law Office, (970)249-7676. 3/3-tfn

ATTN: UNIT 66 LANDOWNERS Hunter wants one 2012 2nd or 3rd Rifle Season Buck Deer Voucher for GMU 66. 713882-4363 or 713-466-5390. 3/8-tfn

Seasonal Financial Services Franchise For Sale. Established business with good margins. Contact Dr. D at cotaxoffices@gmail.com. $80K. 5/17-5/31

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES Commercial building for sale. Prime downtown Gunnison location - one block off of Main Street. Little more than 3,000 square feet. Inquiries call 970-596-1832. 7/14-tfn

REAL ESTATE For Sale: Mobile Home, 3/bedroom, 2/ bath, #69 Twin Pines. $28,000 OBO. Call 641-3389. 5/17-5/24

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Organizational meetings will be taking place at the Jorgensen Park ice rink every Monday at 530pm beginning April 30th and running through May 21st. Whether you want to be a 2-hour soldier or a highly involved Lieutenant that takes on the organization, planning and execution of one of the major aspects of this event, drop by and see what the Growler is all about. One guarantee is fun! We need volunteers with medical experience of all kinds: MD’s, RN’s, PA’s, EMT’s, WFR’s, etc. Safety is our number one priority. We also need riders to sweep the course, course marshals, course section leaders, lunch fairies, downtown help with finishers, registration, etc., aid station workers, etc., etc. For more information you can email: info@gunnisontrails.com or call: 970-275-0485. The Original Growler is the primary fundraiser for Gunnison Trails, a 501c3 not for profit organization that is focused on singletrack trail opportunities near Gunnison for walkers, runners and mountain bikers. 5/17 Volunteer to help homeless animals. Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League has varied opportunities, including foster care, phone and computer work, coordinating volunteer work, and helping with small feral-cat colonies. Help from one to six hours a week. Call Lora at 275.0788. 7/28-tfn

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PETS NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES PET WATCH Found and Up For Adoption: Male Pitbull, black and white. If he is yours, or to adopt, call 641-8242. 5/17

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Diamond Blue Pool & Spa, Hot Tub sales. Repairs on all brands. Maintenance and Service in Gunnison County. Call us for a part or service for your hot tub. Gunnison’s #1 Hot Tub dealer. 970-349-6202 www.diamondbluespa.com 10/6-tfn

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Sage brush mowing Help protect your property from fires and make it look nice. Pasture, fenceline, ditches, lawn, property clean-up and haul-off. Call 209.3164 or 641.3419 or email KDWebb@hughes.net. 5/17

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Paradise Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) We need volunteers for fund raising events, foster homes, answering phones, assisting the police with abandoned animals etc. Call 970-209-3656. 4/10-tfn Partners: Volunteer Mentors for Youth Partners has a waiting list of young people who would like to spend time with a positive, adult role model. Males especially needed. Call Partners at 641-5513. 6/28-tfn Volunteer for the Original Growler Mountain Bike Race

Become a Child Advocate. Call 641-8721. 1/6-tfn The Nurturing Parenting Program is in need of volunteers for its Thursday night classes. Opportunities available include cooking, cleaning, childcare or assisting the coordinator in exchange for a free meal. Call Lealyn at 642-4667. 3/11-tfn VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers needed for the Gunnison Council for the Arts! Call 641-4029 to discuss your interests and our needs! 1/21-tfn STITCHES FROM THE HEART needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns available. Donated yarn appreciated for our seniors. Toll free 877 985 9212 or e-mail us at StitchFromHeart@aol.com or write us at 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Our web site: www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org 4/23-tfn

YARD SALES GIGANTIC SALE, O’NEALS, PEANUT LAKE ROAD, CB. May 25-26-27, 9-4. Antiques, WWII Books, Jewelry, Clothes. See ad next week. Great prices. 5/17


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AGENDAS: AGENDA GUNNISON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PRELIMINARY AGENDA: Friday, May 18th, 2012 9:45 a.m. Call to order; determine quorum; Approval of Minutes; Unscheduled citizens: A brief period in which the public is invited to make general comments or ask questions of the Commission or Planning Staff about items which are not scheduled on the days agenda. 10:00 a.m. SG Interests I, Ltd., continued public hearing/possible executive session/work session/possible action, request for the Federal 11-90-9 gas well project, including five gas wells, located in northwest Gunnison County, in Section 9, Township 11 South, Range 90 West, 6th P.M., west of Highway 133 11:00 a.m. Ragged Mountain Fire District, work session/no action, request for 6,750 square foot building for fire equipment and storage, and for a staging area for the fire district, located in northwest Gunnison County, within the NW1/4SE1/4, Section 11, Township 13 South, Range 90 West, 6th p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Bear Ranch, represented by Tom Newland, work session/no action, request for the construction of a 22,712 square foot singlefamily residence, in excess of the maximum

thresholds identified in Section 13-105: Residential Building Sizes and Lot Coverages, located northeast of County Road 12 (Kebler Pass) and west of County Road 2. The parcel is legally described as Parcel 5, Bear Ranch Amended Parcels. End of Meeting Report of actions taken by BOCC. A brief period in which Commission debriefs on the days processes, etc. No discussion or action on any specific Land Use Change Permit applications will take place at this time. Adjourn NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are conducted in the Blackstock Government Center Meeting Room at 221 N. Wisconsin St. in Gunnison, across the street from the Post Office. This is a preliminary agenda; agenda times may be changed by the staff up to 24 hours before the meeting date. If you are interested in a specific agenda item; you may want to call the Community Development Department (641-0360) ahead of time to confirm its scheduled time. Anyone needing special accommodations please contact the Community Development Department before the meeting. Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication date of May 17, 2012 625

NOTICES: MEETING NOTICE Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners Meetings The Board of County Commissioners meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for Regular Meetings and on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for Work Sessions. Special Meetings, including Public Hearings, may be scheduled at any time. Meetings are held in the Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners’ boardroom located in the Gunnison County Courthouse at 200 E. Virginia, Gunnison, CO 81230. Agendas are posted in the glass display case at the Courthouse and on the County’s website at www.gunnisoncounty. org/ commissioners_meetings.html. Agendas are subject to the addition of items up to 24 hours in advance of a meeting. Deletions from an agenda may occur at any time. For further information, please contact County Administration at (970) 641-0248. If special accommodations are necessary per ADA requirements, please contact County Administration or TTY 641-3061 prior to the meeting.

Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: PHH Mortgage Corporation Date of Deed of Trust: 10/24/2000 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/1/2000 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 506445 Original Principal Amount: $173,850.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $144,797.56 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOTS 1, 2, AND 3, BLOCK 53, TOWN OF PITKIN, COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 302 1st Street Square, Pitkin, CO 81241. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-029 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Cathy L Tunnell Original Beneficiary(ies): PHH Mortgage Services

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/10/2012 Last Publication: 6/7/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 03/05/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the

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The Gunnison Police Depar tment investigated the following cases this week:

MAY 8

Accident — 100 N. 14th and Tomichi Theft - $500 to $1,000 — 728 N. Main St. Animal - Running at Large — 442 N. 11th St. Trespass - First Degree — Spruce St. Municipal Code Violation — 420 N. 14th St. Drug Paraphernalia — 500 N. Main St. Agency Assist — CR 11 Harassment — 600 N. Adams St. Disturbing the Peace — 711 N. Colorado St.

MAY 10

Animal - Running at Large — 800 N. 14th St. Property Found — 500 W. Virginia Ave. Failure to Appear — 200 E. Virginia Ave. Administrative - Mental Health — N/A Municipal Code Violation — 1000 W. Denver Ave.

MAY 11

Non-Criminal Report — 221.5 N. Main St. Disturbing the Peace — 401 S. 12th St. Welfare Assist — S. 11th St. Criminal Mischief — 208 S. Colorado St. Municipal Code Violation — Quigley WSC Theft $0 to $500 — 1120 N. Colorado St. Animal - Nuisance Abatement — 112 Mountaineer Dr. Controlled Substance — E. Virginia Ave. Fraud — 909 Main St.

Welfare Assist — Tomichi WSC Civil Problem — N. Colorado St. Harassment — W. Tomichi Ave.

MAY 12

Non-Cirminal Report — 418 S. Taylor St. Criminal Mischief — 275 S. Spruce St. Civil Problem — Tincup Dr. Non-Criminal Report — 201 W. Virginia Ave.

MAY 13

Municipal Code Violation — 200 S. 10th St. Alcohol - Illegal Possession/Consumption of Ethyl Alcohol — 136 W. Tomichi Ave. Intelligence Report — 100 N. Wisconsin St. Burglary — 200 Escalante Dr. Theft - $1,000 to $20,000 — 1202 W. New York Ave. Animal - Running at Large — 100 E. Virginia Ave. Welfare Assist — 720 N. Colorado St.

MAY 14

Theft $0 to $500 — 400 N. 12th St. Theft $0 to $500 — 1099 N. 11th St. Theft $0 to $500 — 100 W. Tomichi Ave. Burglary - Second Degree — E. Georgia Ave. Accident — 880 N. Main St. Controlled Substance - Marijuana 1 oz. - 8 oz. — 1120 N. Colorado St.

For additional information please contact the Gunnison Police Depar tment, Records Of fice, at 641.8254.

GUNNISON SHERIFF’S OFFICE APRIL 30

MAY 8

- Officers received a billfold that a citizen had found.

- Officers arrested female subject for Probation Violation north of Gunnison near Ponderosa Pine. - Officers investigated a possible harassment issue in the Ohio City area

MAY 1 - Officers responded to a fire north of Gunnison that appeared to be out of control. Upon the officers’ arrival the responsible party insisted that the fire was maintained and that he did not want assistance with putting it out. The burn was registered. - North District officers arrested a 52-year-old resident for a $1,385 failure to comply warrant out of Garfield County Court. The individual was arrested at his residence on Pine Street in Marble and turned over to Garfield officers without incident.

MAY 2 - Officers received a complaint concerning illegal dumping of trash in a subdivision. Case is still under investigation. - Officers were dispatched to an address north of Gunnison regarding a hit and run accident. Subsequent to an investigation a 26-year-old Gunnison male was arrested on the charges of DUI, Careless Driving, Failure to Report an Accident and False Reporting to Authorities. - Officers took s a report of a criminal mischief from the Marble Quarry. - Officers received a report concerning harassment at a Marble residence over the internet. Case is being investigated.

MAY 4 - Officers Assisted Colorado State Patrol with a bicyclist accident 7 miles north of Gunnison - Officers received a report concerning lost tools in the Crested Butte South area. Most of the tools were construction framing tools lost on/near Highway 135 or County Road 740 (Cement Creek Road). - Officers investigated a report of 1st degree criminal trespass and theft from an unattended vehicle that was parked at a business east of Somerset. - North District officers responded to a neighborhood dispute in the Marble area. No criminal activity was observed and the argument was squelched. - North District officers assisted EMS with a juvenile that had attempted Suicide. The victim was transported to the Delta Hospital for an evaluation.

MAY 5 - Officers patrolling the Tomichi Heights area were flagged down by a resident who advised that there may be a reckless endangerment situation occurring. Investigations revealed that an eighteen-year-old male was riding an ATV in a reckless manner while in the presence of a 4-year-old child. Case continues to be investigated by the Department of Human Services, as well as the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office. - Officers assisted the Gunnison Police Department with young males playing Frisbee in traffic on North 11th Street, Gunnison. - Officers responded to a loud party complaint within Ponderosa Trailer Park.

MAY 9 - Officers received found marijuana from a Colorado Division of Wildlife Officer. - Officers received a complaint of vicious dogs chasing bicyclists near Cottonwood Trail. Investigations revealed that children accidentally let the dogs out of a confined area; a warning was issued. - Officers received a report concerning a lost billfold in the area of north Highway 135, near the city limits.

MAY 10 - North District officers investigated an unattended death at a residence within Somerset. They discovered that Mr. Dennis Gibson, 66 years old, had apparently passed away from natural causes.

MAY 11 - Officers responded to an address near Ute Lane on a dog issue. - Officers investigated an unattended death at a residence near County Road 17. It appears that 65-year-old Donald Mills passed from natural causes. - Officers were requested to conduct a welfare check on an individual near County Road 40; all was well. - Officers assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a semi-truck rollover involving a cattle haul. The location of the accident was near Mile Marker 149, west Highway 50. - Officers were dispatched to the Gunnison County Detention Center for a fresh arrestee who was suffering suspected drug withdrawal.

MAY 12 - Officers assisted the Gunnison Police Department with a civil assist near Tin Cup Street.

MAY 13 - Officers responded to a restaurant east of Gunnison and consulted with the owners about possible liquor law violations. A warning was extended on minor infractions.

MAY 14 - Officers were dispatched to a ranch west of Gunnison for a possible trespass issue. Investigations revealed that the concern was unfounded as the “intruder” had an easement to maintain water rights. - Officers received a report concerning a possible burglary at a residence near Iris Road. Case continues to be investigated. - Officers and ambulance responded to an address near Shavano Drive for a 36-year-old female suffering an allergic reaction.

For additional information please contact the Gunnison Sherif f’s Of fice at 641.1113.


C4 • legals • Thursday, May 17, 2012 County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Melody Marks, Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Andrea Rickles-Jordan #39005 Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Christa Kilk #29855 Joanna D Studeny #41740 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery-Graber #34145 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Elizabeth S Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Castle Stawiarski LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-01117 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2012 609

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - CORRECTED PUBLICATION FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-028

said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 07/11/2012 the date to which the sale has been continued pursuant to C.R.S. 38-38-109(1)(b), at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. Amended First Publication: 5/17/2012 Amended Last Publication: 6/14/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 5/10/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly Decker #32647 Toni Dale #30580 Dale & Decker, LLC 2 Inverness Dr. E, Suite 105, Englewood, CO 80112 (720) 493-4600 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-8924 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2012 608

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 29, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Andrea D Schultz Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: M&T Bank Date of Deed of Trust: 5/17/2007 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/18/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 575402 Original Principal Amount: $160,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $159,959.41 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. Condominium Unit No. 2, Glacier Condominiums, according to the Condominium Map thereof recorded March 10, 1981 at Reception No. 357678, and the Condominium Declaration pertaining thereto recorded March 10, 1981 in Book 563 at Page 672, County of Gunnison, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 145 Teocalli Road Unit 2, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9618. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-027 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 24, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Shawn Olson Original Beneficiary(ies): JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 12/10/2010 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/20/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 602697 Original Principal Amount: $357,404.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $353,756.43 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 22, BLOCK 1, CRESTED BUTTE SOUTH, FIRST FILING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 26, 1970 AT RECEPTION NO. 280978. COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 407 Cascadilla St, Crested Butte, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

Gunnison Country Times NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/10/2012 Last Publication: 6/7/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/24/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Andrea Rickles-Jordan #39005 Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Christa Kilk #29855 Joanna D Studeny #41740 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery-Graber #34145 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Elizabeth S Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Castle Stawiarski LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-00251 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2012 607

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-025 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 21, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Eric W Kiklevich AKA Eric Walter Kiklevich and Marva Crothers AKA Marva Lynn Crothers Original Beneficiary(ies): National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: PNC Bank National Association Date of Deed of Trust: 7/16/2007 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 7/16/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 577050 Original Principal Amount: $196,200.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $186,287.76 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments

provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 1, CLINE’S HOME SITES, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PORTION OF THE ABOVE LOT CONVEYED TO CHERYL S. ROGERS IN QUIT CLAIM DEED RECORDED DECEMBER 5, 1988 IN BOOK 661 AT PAGE 137, COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 2788 Hwy 135, Gunnison, CO 81230. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/20/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/3/2012 Last Publication: 5/31/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/21/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz Esq. #5673 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall M. Chin, Esq. #31149 Jennifer H. Trachte Esq. #40391 Stacey L. Aronowitz, Esq. #36290 Andrea Rickles-Jordan #39005 Susan J. Hendrick #33196 Jennifer H. Trachte, Esq. #40391 Joel T. Mecklenburg, Esq. #36291 Joan Olson, Esq #28078 Lisa Cancanon Esq. #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 7575.00292 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 589

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-026 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 21, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): CLIFTON L DIMON Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,

INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Date of Deed of Trust: 9/24/2010 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 9/29/2010 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 601041 Original Principal Amount: $417,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $410,207.19 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 14, BLOCK 17, CRESTED BUTTE SOUTH FILING NO. 3., COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO Also known by street and number as: 156 BRACKENBURY ST, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224-9744. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/20/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/3/2012 Last Publication: 5/31/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/21/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Heather L. Deere #28597 Michael P. Medved #14669 Scott S. Watson #34946 Law Office of Michael P. Medved, P.C. 355 Union Blvd, #302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-910-21082 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 590

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-024 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described

S PO TTED Gunnison is filled with interesting and unique sights — from architectural features to alley ar t and random pieces of miscellany — that are easily overlooked. In an effor t to provide a fun way to better get to know your community, the Times periodically publishes these pictures. Tell us, generally, what this is, and where it’s located, and we’ll make you famous by putting your name in the paper. E-mail answers to: publisher@gunnisontimes.com or call 641.1414 and ask for Chris Dickey.

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER: Last week’s Spotted picture was a close-up of the Gunnison Tire sign, located on the facade of the shop at 508 W. Tomichi. John Kincaid of Gunnison was the first to notify us with a correct response. Of the longtime local automotive shop, he said: “I trade there all the time. Wonder ful folks.”


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Gunnison Country Times Deed of Trust: On February 17, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Aron Weissler Original Beneficiary(ies): Washington Mutual Bank, FA Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Date of Deed of Trust 10/16/2006 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 10/17/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 570131 Original Principal Amount: $267,800.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $267,800.00 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Also known by street and number as: 283 Cement Creek Road, Crested Butte, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/20/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/3/2012 Last Publication: 5/31/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/17/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Andrea Rickles-Jordan #39005 Caren Jacobs Castle #11790 Barbara A Bader #10394 Katharine E. Fisher #39230 Christa Kilk #29855 Joanna D Studeny #41740 Deanne R. Stodden #33214 Jennifer C Rogers #34682 Christopher T. Groen #39976 Cynthia Lowery-Graber #34145 Joanna D. Studeny #41740 Elizabeth S Marcus #16092 Britney Beall-Eder #34935 Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 Reagan Larkin #42309 Castle Stawiarski LLC 999 18th Street #2201, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 11-16419 EXHIBIT A

Unit E together with use of Parking Space No. E, Meadow Vista Condominiums, according to the Condominium Map of Meadow Vista Condominiums recorded October 5, 2006 at Reception No. 569750, and the Declaration Establishing Meadow Vista Condominiums recorded October 5, 2006 at Reception No. 569751, in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, County of Gunnison, State of Colorado. Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 588

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-023 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 17, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): DON A. BOSELLI JR, ANGI AYLOR BOSELLI HUSBAND AND WIFE Original Beneficiary(ies): WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 12/3/2004 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/6/2004 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 549048 Original Principal Amount: $1,430,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $1,416,585.45 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 35, ELK RUN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 30, 1979 AT RECEPTION NO. 341230, TOWN OF MT. CRESTED BUTTE, COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 18 ASPEN LANE, MT CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81225. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/20/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/3/2012 Last Publication: 5/31/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country

Times DATE: 02/17/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Douglas W. Brown #10429 Neal Dunning #10181 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Tower Two, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80222 (303) 329-3363 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1700-787 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 587

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-022

Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. Unit 10, Building A, Alpine Apartments, a condominium, according to the Condominium Map thereof filed for record February 26, 1970 bearing Reception No. 279308 and the Condomium Declaration pertaining thereto recorded June 25, 1969 in Book 410 at Page 251, Town of Mt. Crested Butte, County of Gunnison, State of Colorado. Also known by street and number as: 601 Gothic Road #10, Mt Crested Butte, CO 81225. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

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heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/3/2012 Last Publication: 5/31/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/17/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz Esq. #5673 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall M. Chin, Esq. #31149 Jennifer H. Trachte Esq. #40391 Stacey L. Aronowitz, Esq. #36290 Andrea Rickles-Jordan #39005 Susan J. Hendrick #33196 Jennifer H. Trachte, Esq. #40391 Joel T. Mecklenburg, Esq. #36291 Joan Olson, Esq #28078 Lisa Cancanon Esq. #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9696.02276 Legal Description

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-021 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 17, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): John M. Kuzina Original Beneficiary(ies): Bank of America N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Nationstar Mortgage LLC Date of Deed of Trust: 12/2/2005 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 1/18/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 562272 Original Principal Amount: $109,500.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $103,110.55 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION Also known by street and number as: 3 Elcho Avenue 9, Crested Butte, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE OF SALE

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/20/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/20/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’

Condominium Unit 9, East River Condominiums, Cement Creek Condominiums, in accordance with the Amended Condominium Map recorded at Reception No. 407908, and the Consolidated Condominium Declaration recorded in Book 722 at Page 420, and, of the Gunnison County records, County of Gunnison, State of Colorado. Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 585

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-020 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 9, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Gary Stroh and Mary Jane Mamola Original Beneficiary(ies): Mutual of Omaha Bank Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: MUTUAL OF OMAHA BANK Date of Deed of Trust: 7/30/2008 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/1/2008 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 585548 Original Principal Amount: $520,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $596,000.00 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. Lot 2, Block 1, Chalet Village Addition No.

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Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012 586

To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 17, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Rebecca Elkins Paul A. Elkins, Jr. Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Affiliated Financial Group, Inc. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Aurora Bank FSB Date of Deed of Trust: 5/4/2007 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 5/10/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 575161 Original Principal Amount: $392,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $392,000.00

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heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/3/2012 Last Publication: 5/31/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/17/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Holly Decker #32647 Toni Dale #30580 Christopher P. Hull #40047 Dale & Decker, LLC 2 Inverness Dr. E, Suite 105, Englewood, CO 80112 (720) 493-4600 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-8900

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Sunday Day: Sunny, with a high near 73. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.


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BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH

909 N. Wisconsin St. • 641-2144 • Pastor Tom Burggraf Sunday Worship Services 9 A.M. May through August Children's Church Available, Free College Lunch During School Year Youth - Various Youth Activities Throughout the Week www.gunnisonbethany.com

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GUNNISON 107 N. Iowa • 641- 0925 • Pastor Steve Moorhouse www.gunnisoncommunity.com 9:30 A.M. Worship Service, Kings Kids & Youth Sunday Worship Broadcast on KEJJ 98.3 FM & Cable Channel 15

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Virginia at N. Pine St. • 641-2240 • Pastor Ed Slaughenhaupt

9:30 A.M. Share & Prayer Fellowship / 10 A.M. Sunday School Classes 11 A.M. Morning Worship Service / 6 P.M. Discipleship Ministries Wednesday 7 P.M. - Gunnison Bible Institute / Hi-Col Fellowship / Children's Patch Club

THE GOOD SAMARITAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Episcopal • 307 W. Virginia Ave. • 641-0429 • FR Bill Waltz Adult Sunday School 8 A.M./Holy Eucharist 9 A.M. Tuesday 7 A.M. Holy Eucharist 401 Sopris. Ave., Crested Butte - 5 P.M. at Queen of All Saints

THE GUNNISON CHURCH OF CHRIST 600 E. Virginia • 641-1588 • Darrin Cowger

Welcomes you to Bible Classes and Worship Assemblies Sunday Worship 10:30 A.M. Afternoon Praise and Devotional Every Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 A.M. & Wednesday Bible Study 7 P.M.

GUNNISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 123 #1 West Tomichi • 641-3203 • Rev. Brenda Brown United Church of Christ • Open and Affirming • www.gunnisonucc.org Sunday Worship Service at 9 a.m. at Aspinall-Wilson Center

MT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH

711 N. Main • 641-1860 • Pastor Karl Böhmer Sunday Worship 10 A.M. Sunday School 9 A.M. Adult Bible School 9 A.M, Refreshments served after church. Casual attire welcome!

NEW SONG CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

120 E. New York • 641-5034 • Pastor Chris Luekenga Interdenominational • Worship 9:30 A.M. (Children’s Church & Nursery). www.newsonggunnison.com (in Brush Fire Building, first block South Iowa).

RIVER OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP

92 County Rd. 17 • 641-0864 • Pastor Mike Darnell Sun. Service 10 A.M. • Wed. Bible Study 7 P.M. www.riveroflifegunnison.org

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 77 Ute Lane • 641-3036 Pastor Michael Campbell 970-497-9636

(One Mile East on Hwy 50 in Tomichi Heights) Saturday Worship Experience: Bible Study 10:00 A.M. Worship Service 11 A.M.

ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

300 N. Wisconsin • 641-0808 • Fr. Steven J. Murray Mass: Sat.- 6:30 P.M., Sun. 10:30 A.M. 12:00 P.M. (Spanish) St. Rose of Lima Silver St., Lake City, Mass: Sat. 4 P.M. Queen of All Saints 401 Sopris, Crested Butte, Sun.-8:30 A.M.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH

523 N. Pine St. • 641-1813 • Pastor: Willie Isaacson

Worship: 8 A.M. Traditional, 10:30 A.M. Blended, 6 P.M. Hispanic, Sat. 6 P.M. Contemporary Family Bible Study Sun. 9:15 A.M. Kids on Mission & Master Teacher Study 6 P.M. Wednesdays: TeamKid, Youth & Prayer Meeting 6:30 P.M. www.TBCGunnison.com

Gunnison Country Times 2 according to the recorded plat thereof recorded May 10, 1963 bearing Reception No. 254958, and Legal Description recorded May 10, 1963 bearing Reception No. 254959, Town of Mt. Crested Butte, County of Gunnison, State of Colorado Also known by street and number as: 26 Whetstone Road, Mt Crested Butte, CO 81225. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/13/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/26/2012 Last Publication: 5/24/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/09/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: John A. Lobus #3648 The Law Firm of John A Lobus, P.C. RESOURCE PARK WEST, 710 KIPLING ST., STE 402, LAKEWOOD, CO 80215 (303) 232-5606 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # Stroh/Mamola Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 571

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-018 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 9, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): DONALD PULLEY Original Beneficiary(ies): NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 12/21/2006 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 12/28/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 571915 Original Principal Amount: $435,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $408,802.55 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.

bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 4/26/2012 Last Publication: 5/24/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 02/09/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Heather L. Deere #28597 Michael P. Medved #14669 Scott S. Watson #34946 Law Office of Michael P. Medved, P.C. 355 Union Blvd, #302, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 274-0155 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 12-920-21089 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 570

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-034 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): Robert G. Godwin and Susan J. Godwin Original Beneficiary(ies): Community Banks of Colorado Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Community Banks of Colorado, a division of Bank Midwest, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 8/10/2007 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 8/23/2007 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 578130 Original Principal Amount: $1,283,177.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $1,500,000.00 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. Lot 4, Block 70, Verzuh Ranch Annexation, according to the Final Plat recorded August 18, 2000 bearing Reception No. 504288, Town of Crested Butte, County of Gunnison, State of Colorado, having an address of TBD, Crested Butte, CO 81224, together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights-of-way and appurtenances; all water, water rights and ditch rights (including, stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights): and all other rights, royalties and profits relating to the real property, including, without limitation, all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters Also known by street and number as: TBD, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE

UNIT 707, SCARLET BEGONIA TOWNHOUSES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 7, 2006 AT RECEPTION NO. 571436, AND THE TOWNHOUSE DECLARATION AND PARTY WALL AGREEMENT FOR SCARLET BEGONIA TOWNHOUSES RECORDED DECEMBER 7, 2006 AT RECEPTION NO. 571437, COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 707 GOTHIC AVE, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/13/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best

The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/10/2012 Last Publication: 6/7/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 03/05/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of

the indebtedness is: Janet E. Perlstein, Esq. #13799 Lottner Rubin Fishman Brown + Saul, P.C. 633 17th St, #2700, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 383-7623 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 32883-20 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2012 614

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-033 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): GARY A. SCHAFFER AND MARGARET S SCHAFFER Original Beneficiary(ies): COMMUNITY BANKS OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK MIDWEST, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 6/18/2004 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 6/24/2004 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 543372 Original Principal Amount: $150,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $103,204.32 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. TRACT 12, BLOCK 67, VERZUH RANCH ANNEXATION, ACCORDING TO THE FINAL PLAT RECORDED AUGUST 18, 2000, BEARING RECEPTION NO. 504288, AMENDMENT TO PLAT RECORDED AUGUST 29, 2002, BEARING RECEPTION NO. 523288, AND AFFIDAVIT OF CORRECTION TO PLAT OF VERZUH RANCH ANNEXATION RECORDED SEPTEMBER 3, 2002 BEARING RECEPTION NO. 523391, TOWN OF CRESTED BUTTE, COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO AND LOT 1, BUTTE PASTURE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 21, 2004 BEARING RECEPTION NO. 541141, COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: TBD - TRACT 12 AND BUTTE PASTURES, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/10/2012 Last Publication: 6/7/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 03/05/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Douglas W. Brown #10429 Neal Dunning #10181 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Tower Two, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80222 (303) 329-3363 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1910-060 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2012 613


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-032 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): David R Martinez and Amy E Martinez Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA Date of Deed of Trust: 3/26/2009 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 3/31/2009 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 589803 Original Principal Amount: $233,953.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $225,935.57 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. THE EAST 73 FEET OF LOTS 22, 23 AND 24, BLOCK 73, CITY OF GUNNISON, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORD PLAT OF FIRST ADDITION TO GUNNISON, COUNTY OF GUNNISON STATE OF COLORADO. Also known by street and number as: 423 NORTH SPRUCE STREET, GUNNISON, CO 81230. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/10/2012 Last Publication: 6/7/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 03/05/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Robert J. Aronowitz Esq. #5673 Monica Kadrmas #34904 Randall M. Chin, Esq. #31149 Jennifer H. Trachte Esq. #40391 Stacey L. Aronowitz, Esq. #36290 Andrea Rickles-Jordan #39005 Susan J. Hendrick #33196 Jennifer H. Trachte, Esq. #40391 Joel T. Mecklenburg, Esq. #36291 Joan Olson, Esq #28078 LIsa Cancanon Esq. #42043 Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, LLP 1199 BANNOCK STREET, DENVER, CO 80204 (303) 813-1177 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 9105.03579 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2012 612

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-031 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): ROBERT GIANNONE Original Beneficiary(ies): BANK OF THE WEST Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK OF THE WEST Date of Deed of Trust: 11/3/2006

County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/13/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 570784 Original Principal Amount: $68,903.87 Outstanding Principal Balance: $53,961.90 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. LOT 3, RIVER GREEN, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 5, 1992, BEARING RECEPTION NO. 435925 Also known by street and number as: LOT 3 RIVERGREEN, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/10/2012 Last Publication: 6/7/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 03/05/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: John A. Lobus #3648 The Law Firm of John A Lobus, P.C. RESOURCE PARK WEST, 710 KIPLING ST., STE 402, LAKEWOOD, CO 80215 (303) 232-5606 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # GIANNONE Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2012 611

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS SECTION 38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 2012-030 To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On March 5, 2012, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Gunnison records. Original Grantor(s): GARY AND MARGARET SCHAFFER AND TONY LAMBERT Original Beneficiary(ies): COMMUNITY BANKS OF COLORADO Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: BANK MIDWEST, N.A. Date of Deed of Trust: 11/3/2006 County of Recording: Gunnison Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/3/2006 Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 570647 Re-Recording Date of Deed of Trust: 11/21/2006 Re-Recording Information(Reception Number and/or Book/Page Number): 571142 Original Principal Amount: $455,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance: $433,666.70 Pursuant to CRS Section 38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. PARCEL 1: LOT S-15, LARKSPUR SUBDIVISION AS IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAT TITLED “PLAT OF LARKSPUR LOCATED WITHIN THE E1/2 NE1/4 SECTION 12 T14S, R86W, 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO,” PREPARED BY NCW & ASSOCIATES, INC., DATED AUGUST 21, 2006, AND RECORDED WITH THE GUNNISON COUNTY CLERK AND

RECORDER’S OFFICE ON AUGUST 21, 2006 BEARING RECEPTION NO. 568254. PARCEL 2: LOT S-16, LARKSPUR SUBDIVISION AS IDENTIFIED ON THE PLAT TITLED “PLAT OF LARKSPUR LOCATED WITHIN THE E1/2 NE1/4 SECTION 12 T14S, R86W, 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO,” PREPARED BY NCW & ASSOCIATES, INC, DATED AUGUST 21, 2006 AND RECORDED WITH THE GUNNISON COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER’S OFFICE ON AUGUST 21, 2006, BEARING RECEPTION NO. 568254 Also known by street and number as: 557 LARKSPUR LOOP AND 575 LARKSPUR LOOP, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.

the date of the meeting so that they may be submitted for the public record during the hearing. A copy of the application is available in the Community Development Department, 221 N. Wisconsin, Suite D, Gunnison, CO; additional information may be obtained by calling the Planning Department (970) 641-0360. ADA ACCOMMODATIONS: Anyone needing special accommodations as determined by the American Disabilities Act may contact the Planning Department prior to the day of the hearing. /s/ Cathie Pagano, Planner Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication date of May 17, 2012 619

NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 06/27/2012, at Treasurer’s Office, Suite T, 221 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)’ heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys’ fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication: 5/10/2012 Last Publication: 6/7/2012 Name of Publication: Gunnison Country Times DATE: 03/05/2012 Melody Marks, Public Trustee in and for the County of Gunnison, State of Colorado By: Teresa Brown, Deputy Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Douglas W. Brown #10429 Neal Dunning #10181 Brown, Berardini & Dunning PC 2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Tower Two, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80222 (303) 329-3363 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. Attorney File # 1910-057 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2012 610

NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING A LAND USE CHANGE APPLICATION FOR THE ALFRED BRAUN HUT SYSTEM FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW COMMERCIAL BACKCOUNTRY HUT HEARING DATE, TIME AND LOCATION: The Gunnison County Planning Commission on June 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Planning Commission Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Blackstock Government Center, 221 N. Wisconsin St. Gunnison, Colorado, to hear public comment concerning a land use change permit application for a new 848 square foot backcountry ski hut. APPLICANT: The applicant is Alfred B. Braun Hut System, represented by Al Byer. PARCEL LOCATION: The parcel on which the land use change is proposed is legally described as U.S. Forest Service land, in the SW1/4, Section 14, Township 12 South, Range 84 West. The proposed hut is south of Taylor Pass. PROPOSAL: The applicant is proposing an 848 square foot backcountry ski hut for use from November to May. The hut will sleep up to 8 people and will be operated by the Alfred Braun Hut System. The USFS has reviewed and approved the use and issued a Decision Notice that is included in the application materials. Users of the hut will access it over the snow via non-motorized transport (ski, snowshoe, etc.); motorized access is discouraged. The proposed hut will be located between the existing Friends Hut and Braun Hut and is near Taylor Pass. The hut will be maintained and resupplied via skier or snowmobile towing sleds. The hut may also be accessed during the off season (summer) months for maintenance which would be done on foot. Construction of the hut is anticipated to occur during the summer of 2012. Construction crews will access the site from Aspen and will drive to within 1/3 mile of the hut and then walk to the hut. Construction materials will be helicoptered from a staging area near Lindley Hut to the proposed hut site. It is anticipated that four days of helicopter use will be required to transport all materials. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: The public is invited to submit verbal or written comments at the hearing, or to submit written comments by email: planning@gunnisoncounty. org; fax (970) 641-8585, or letter (Community Development, 221 N. Wisconsin, Suite D, Gunnison, CO 81230), so long as they are received by 5 p.m. the afternoon before

NOTICE OF PURCHASE CERTIFICATE NO. 20050119 NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE TAX LIEN AT SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO: JAMES C LOKEN TRUST NO 1, CLEO L LOKEN TRUST NO 1, VALLEY STATE BANK, MT CRESTED BUTTE WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT, LAURA BOOTSMA YOU AND EACH OF YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT ON THE 28TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2005, THE THEN COUNTY TREASURER OF THE COUNTY OF GUNNISON, STATE OF COLORADO, SOLD AT PUBLIC SALE TO LAURA BOOTSMA THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE, SITUATE IN SAID COUNTY OF GUNNISON, VIZ: LOT 20 CHALET VILLAGE 6 #549747 SAID SALE BEING MADE TO SATISFY THE DELINQUENT TAXES ASSESSED AGAINST SAID PROPERTY FOR THE YEAR 2004. TAX SALE LIEN CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE NUMBER 20050119 WAS ISSUED TO LAURA BOOTSMA BY SAID COUNTY TREASURER. THAT SUBSEQUENT TAXES UPON SAID PROPERTY FOR YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2010 WERE PAID BY THE HOLDER OF SAID TAX SALE LIEN CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE. THE VALUATION OF SAID PROPERTY FOR THE YEAR 2004 WAS A TOTAL $119,000.00. THAT AT THE TIME OF SAID VALUATION AND SAID SALE, SAID PROPERTY WAS TAXED IN THE NAME(S) OF JAMES C LOKEN THAT THE PRESENT HOLDER OF SAID TAX SALE LIEN CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE HAS MADE APPLICATION TO ME FOR A TREASURER’S TAX DEED TO SAID PROPERTY. THAT A TREASURER’S TAX DEED WILL BE ISSUED FOR SAID REAL ESTATE TO TO LAURA BOOTSMA AFTER 4:00 P.M. ON THE 24TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2012 UNLESS THE SAME HAS BEEN REDEEMED FROM SAID SALE FOR TAXES, AS PROVIDED BY LAW. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL THIS 10th day of May, 2012. TREASURER OF GUNNISON COUNTY MELODY MARKS Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 10, 17, 24, 2012 615

NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Knox McEwen Frank, a/k/a J. Knox McEwen Frank, Deceased Case Number 12 PR 22 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Gunnison County, Colorado, on or before September 3, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. W. Latane L. Frank, Personal Representative 248 Popoagie Street Lander, WY 82520 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 2012 601

NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of MARGARET R. MCLEOD, a/k/a MARGARET ROSE MCLEOD, a/k/a MARGARET MCLEOD, Deceased Case Number 2012 PR 18

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Gunnison County, Colorado, on or before September 4, 2012, or the claims may be forever barred. Marcus D. McLeod, Personal Representative c/o O’Hayre, Dawson & Norris, P.C. P.O. Box 179 Gunnison, CO 81230 Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication dates of May 3, 10, 17, 2012 600

OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT Opportunity to Comment on Taylor Park Gravel Pit Fence Construction The Forest Service, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Ranger District, is preparing a Decision Memo for the construction of a fence around the Taylor Park Gravel Pit as well as implementation of the 2010 Gunnison Basin Federal Lands Travel Management Plan within and adjacent to the pit area. The proposed action descriptions and other information are available for review at the Gunnison Ranger District. Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from: Cathy Mask, Gunnison Ranger District, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, CO 81230, 970-642-4412, cmask@fs.fed.us. In light of a recent court ruling (Sequoia ForestKeeper v. Tidwell, 11-cv-00679-LJO-DLB (E.D. Cal.)), the Forest Service will provide public notice, comment, and opportunity for administrative appeal for projects and activities documented with a Decision Memo (36 CFR 220.6(e)) until new instructions are issued by the Washington Office, or the Agency issues regulations addressing the Courts ruling. In addition, the Forest Service will prepare Decision Memos and offer notice, comment and appeal opportunities for timber sales and proposed approvals of oil or gas exploration and development activities that rely upon Section 390 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Only those who provide comment or express interest in this proposal during this comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations. How to Comment and Timeframe Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following the publication of this notice in the Gunnison Country Times. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this analysis. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. The Responsible Official is John Murphy, District Ranger. Written comments must be submitted to: Cathy Mask, Lands, Roads, Mineral Staff Officer, Gunnison Ranger District, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, CO 81230, FAX 970-642-4425. The office business hours for those submitting handdelivered comments are: 7:30 am 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Officials office during normal business hours via telephone, 970-642-4412, or in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to cmask@fs.fed. us . In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal must meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6. Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication date of May 17, 2012 624

PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY COURT, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO GUNNISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE 200 E. VIRGINIA AVENUE GUNNISON, CO 81230 Plaintiff: CAPITAL ONE BANK vs. Defendant(s): VICTOR E. OCHOA David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913 Case Number: 06 C 51 NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE


C8 • LEGALS • Thursday, May 17, 2012 WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on May 30, 2006 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), VICTOR E. OCHOA, shall show cause within ten (10) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he/she/they has/have, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect. WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in GUNNISON, Colorado, this 12th day of September, 2011. /s/ Cirinda S. Fry Deputy Clerk of the Court

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other device) that includes a QAM tuner, required. Jewelry Channel will be added on channels 14 and 178 on Broadcast Basic. On May 28, 2012 the programmer will rebrand Planet Green to Destination America. There will be no change to channel number or service level. Finally, we are currently involved in discussions regarding the services and/ or stations listed below. While we cannot guarantee that we will reach agreement with the relevant programmers and/ or broadcasters, we are listing these services/stations here in the event that those discussions lead to the dropping or addition of the following services/stations: CMT Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication date of May 17, 2012

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Please submit sealed bids, clearly marked 2012 Snow Blower on the outside of the envelope to the City of Gunnison, Public Works Department, 1100 W. Virginia Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230 by 1:30 p.m. May 30, 2012. Bids will opened and read aloud at 2:00 p.m. May 30, 2012. No late bids will be accepted. The City of Gunnison reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any portions of any bid. The City will accept the bid deemed to be in the best interest of the City. For further information please contact Pat MacIntosh, Fleet Manager at (970) 641-8328.

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REQUEST FOR BIDS The City of Gunnison is soliciting bids for Slurry Seal Services:

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PUBLIC NOTICE Time Warner Cables agreements with programmers and broadcasters to carry their services and stations routinely expire from time to time. We are usually able to obtain renewals or extensions of such agreements, but in order to comply with applicable regulations, we must inform you when an agreement is about to expire. The following agreements are due to expire soon, and we may be required to cease carriage of one or more of these services/stations in the near future. BBC America, Cooking Channel, DIY, Encore, Encore (East), Encore Drama, Encore Drama (East), Encore Love, Encore Love (East), Encore Mysteries, Encore Mysteries (East), Encore WAM, Encore Action, Encore Action (East), Encore Westerns, Encore Westerns (East), Food Network, Food Network HD, GAC, (Gospel Music Channel), GSN, Music Choice, NASA, Sprout, STARZ!, STARZ East, STARZ Edge, STARZ Cinema, Starz Cinema (East), STARZ in Black, STARZ Kids & Family and truTV. In addition, from time to time we make certain changes in the services that we offer in order to better serve our customers. On or after May 19, 2012 NASA will move from channel 14 to channel 172. It will be offered on Broadcast Basic in a Digital format only; digital cable equipment, such as a digital set-top box, CableCARD-equipped Unidirectional Digital Cable Product (UDCP), or digital TV (or

The Contractor will be responsible for supplying the equipment, labor, and material to place approximately 60,000 square yards of Slurry Seal on streets in the City of Gunnison, Colorado. ISSA Guidelines A105 (Revised 2010) are the specifications to be used for this project using the Type 2 specifications. Some variations may be allowed depending upon available materials and resources in the Gunnison area. Call Greg Summer at 970-641-8321 additional information. Please submit sealed bids, clearly marked 2012 Slurry Seal on the outside of the envelope to the City of Gunnison, Public Works Department, 1100 W. Virginia Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230 by June 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM. No late bids will be accepted. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on June 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM. The City of Gunnison reserves the right to reject any or all bids received in response to this solicitation and to waive any irregularities. Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication date of May 17, 2012 622

REQUEST FOR BIDS Advertisement for Snow Blower Bids The City of Gunnison is soliciting sealed bids for a 4 cubic yard, loader mounted, two stage snow blower with quick coupler and in-cab control. All bids must meet or exceed the following specifications:

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REQUEST FOR BIDS The City of Gunnison is soliciting bids for Crack Seal Services: The Contractor will be responsible for providing the material, equipment and labor to prepare cracks and place approximately 12.5 tons of Crack Seal material on streets in the City of Gunnison, Colorado. Cracks are to be blown clear of dirt and debris to a depth of 1 to 1 1/2”. The material is to be placed by a pressurized machine only. The contractor will provide traffic control for this project. This project is projected to begin the first week of October 2012 (weather permitting) and be completed no later than the third week of October 2012.Contact Greg Summer, Street Department Supervisor, at 970641-8321 for additional information. Please submit sealed bids, clearly marked 2012 Crack Seal on the outside of the envelope to the City of Gunnison, Public Works Department, 1100 W. Virginia Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230 by June 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM. No late bids will be accepted. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on June 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the above location. The City of Gunnison reserves the right to reject any or all bids received in response to this solicitation. Gunnison Country Times Gunnison, Colorado Publication date of May 17, 2012 620

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hile snow removal practices and the physical condition of Highway 50 have improved significantly in recent decades, it wasn’t always that way. Years ago, winter closures were commonplace and icy conditions on the narrow, winding road over Monarch Pass made it treacherous. Motorists trying to head east out of Gunnison often encountered a sign in the middle of Highway 50, right at the city limits, letting them know that the pass was closed. Forward-thinking western slope citizens viewed this sporadic isolation as an impediment to commerce. In July of 1939, Charley E. Adams — who was a newspaper publisher in Montrose, member of the state welfare board and a booster for better roads — went to Governor Ralph L. Carr with a fanciful plan. He proposed drilling a tunnel through the Continental Divide from a point just above Sargents to the Salida side, bypassing the road over the pass and eliminating the costly need to remove snowdrifts. “A tunnel only three miles long would join the east and the west,” Adams told the governor. “It could be made wide enough to handle both automobile and railroad traffic, and a pipeline or companion bore to carry water could be included.” A toll for automobiles and trains would be in effect until the initial cost of the tunnel was paid. Adams advocated the use of convict labor from Canon City to push the huge bore thru the mountains. “The state could provide machinery and man it at very little cost with convict labor,” he said. “There are nearly 1,500 convicts in the penitentiary now. One-third of them could dig the tunnel in a few years.” Adams proposed that convict workers be paid a wage of 25 cents a day. “The work would rehabilitate them and the money would go farther toward keeping them away from crime than the suit of clothes and ten dollar bill the state now gives released convicts,” he stated. Governor Carr indicated to newsmen after the meeting that he favored the idea of a tunnel. He did, however, express his opinion that organized labor would object to the use of convicts and speculated that the project might cost too much without them. But as an ardent campaigner for revision of the state’s penal system, he favored the idea of “giving convicts a chance to rehabilitate themselves by earning money to give them a new start at the same time.” Nothing ever came of that proposal more than 70 years ago, but the effect it might have had on the Gunnison Country makes interesting speculation. Would a “friendlier” Highway 50 have remained the preferred central route across the country, instead of taking a backseat to Interstate 70? Would a shortened, improved railroad route have saved it from the scrapper? Would the water pipeline mentioned in the proposal have been the beginning of a Front Range water grab? Would easier access to our area have spurred unimaginable development? We’ll never know. — Larry Jensen

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