A rainstorm passes over the Anthracite Mountains near Gunnison. The Gunnison Valley, through which the Gunnison River flows, is a well-watered valley that provides a lush and fertile ground for raising livestock, growing hay and small-scale farming despite its short season and extremes in temperature. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Gunnison’s farm season has grown by 28 days. The proof is in “Barometer” Bartleson’s weather records.

118 years of data crunched by weather “backcaster” tells a climate story that plenty of people in the high-mountain valley are talking about.

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