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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“A big year” for Olathe sweet corn as pickers pluck first ears of the season

Grower John Harold estimates 35 million ears of corn will be harvested this season, most of it bound for King Soopers stores

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Smaller ski areas retain their workers with help of federal coronavirus stimulus money

Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Echo, Ski Sunlight, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek qualified for a cumulative $5 million to $13 million in PPP loans, enabling them to keep employees paid during the pandemic