Gunnison Pioneer Museum

Staff writer The Gunnison Pioneer Museum has 18 historic buildings, artifacts and memorabilia on its five-acre campus, plus a Denver & Rio Grande Railroad narrow-gauge train and 72 antique cars. The train consists of an engine, a flanger, a gondola car, a boxcar, a livestock car and a caboose and stands next to a water tack moved in from Marshall Pass and a depot relocated from Sargents. In the summer,…

March 19, 2012
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Western State College

Staff writer Western State College is a four-year liberal arts college in Gunnison with 2,300 students who give the town a distinctly college flavor. A third of the students are from outside Colorado, and most of them are drawn by small classes at the college and recreational opportunities in the area. Western State was founded in 1901 as the Colorado State Normal School and opened for classes in 1911 as…

March 19, 2012
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
November 2, 2011

Staff writer Gaze into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison on a chilly Colorado night and you’ll understand how this 53-mile-long canyon got its name. The roar of rushing water emerges and an occasional flash of moonlight on a wave crest, but the walls and bottom of the canyon are sunk in chill-inducing darkness. Even on a bright summer day, the canyon presents a dizzying course in the geology and…

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