Author Archives: Laurel Runcie

photograph showing Mel reaching the top of a climb on her mountain bike

Stewardship Heroes: Mel Yemma

Mel Yemma is one of my personal local stewardship heroes and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share a little bit about what makes her READ MORE

dancers at a concert in Mt. Crested Butte

Laurel’s Summer Bucket List

Summer here in the Gunnison Valley goes fast. The phrase, “blink and you miss it” is spot-on. Skiing is still my favorite, but summer beats winter in the READ MORE

Powder day at Teocalli Tamale

Winter 2017 Photo Essay

Crested Butte Mountain Resort just closed down for the season on Sunday and we have all been taking a moment to breathe. It looks like we only READ MORE

Costumed Crested Butte Ladies on top of the headwall

We are Never-Never Land

I never set foot in the Gunnison Valley before late August 2008, but my husband Tom and I drove in with the hope of finding a new READ MORE

skiing in to the yurt

Yurt Dinner Experience

On December 21, I had the fortunate opportunity to join the Crested Butte Nordic Council for their Solstice Yurt Dinner Experience, and experience is really the best READ MORE

closing weekend in Crested Butte

Closing Weekend Shenanigans

With closing weekend at Crested Butte Mountain Resort just around the corner, it’s fun to think back on the fun of closing weekends past. I had no READ MORE

Lupine Trail with Snow

Seasons Collide

October is a time of seasonal confusion in Crested Butte. We’re caught between seasons and activities. As the weeks pass, snow levels descend lower on the peaks READ MORE

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