Week of: 5/23/2018


announcements and notices...

"A STATE WHICH DWARFS IT'S MEN, in order that they may be more docile instruments in it's hands, even for beneficial purposes, will find that with small men no great things can really be accomplished; and that the perfection of machinery to which it has sacrificed everything will avail nothing." John Stuart Mill - Robert Tim Allen 970-596-8977

IF BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT isn't right for you, donate to the Kids in Care Fund to support children and youth in foster care all year long. Your tax deductible donation is a way to show kids and families in our community that you care. Mail checks to Gunnison County DHHS, 225 N. Pine Street, Gunnison CO 81230. For more information, call 641-3244.

CBMT 'SUBJECT TO CHANGE' IMPROV SHOW - will be in Gunnison for an entirely unscripted comedy show in the format of "Who's Line Is It Anyway". The troupe specializes in taking audience suggestions; which can get crazy and adult-themed, and weave them into comedy gold. This one-night show will be in the GAC's Black Box Theatre on Thursday, May 24 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Ages 18+. Tickets: $5/person.

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MEMORIAL DAY MAY 28, 2018. On Sunday May 27th, the American Legion Post and Auxiliary members will be at the Gunnison cemetery, placing an American Flag on each veteran's grave and on Monday, May 27th, flags will be placed on the streets of Gunnison in front of participating merchant's businesses. If you know of a grave of a Veteran at Gunnison Cemetery that does not receive a flag please call John at 970-641-5072. On Monday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. a Memorial Service will be held at the Gunnison Cemetery. The American Legion Post, SAL, and Auxiliary and the Boy Scout Troop 476, will honor the veterans who serve their country. The American Legion Auxiliary will have poppies available for donations during "Poppy Week" beginning May 22nd through Memorial Day. These donations are used to aid local veterans and their families. Wear your poppy proudly and come to the Memorial Day Service at the Gunnison Cmetery and give tribute to our deceased veterans.

PALLET PARTY: SPRING TIME & WELCOME SIGNS - Join the Junk N' Sisters from Montrose, CO at the Gunnison Arts Center for an evening of spring time fun on Tuesday, May 29th from 6-9 p.m. $35/person. Pre-register by Friday, May 25 to get your pallet!

REVERSE TRIATHLON #1 on Thursday May 31st Starts at 6 AM or 5:30 PM. 1 Mile Run, 6 Mile Bike and 300Yd Swim. Starts at Colorado Fitness and finishes at the Community Pool. For more info stop by Colorado Fitness. Come join in our mini Tri series and get ready to rock the Gunni High Tri later this year.

GOT PRESCHOOL?- Colorado Preschool Scholarships are still available and can be used at Lake Preschool, Tenderfoot, Little Red, or Stepping Stones. Contact Jennifer Kennedy or Annie Romero for more information. 970-641-7770 or:

HELP PUT FOOD WITHIN REACH. Donate to Gunnison Country Food Pantry (GCFP), PO Box 7077, Gunnison, CO 81230 or online at Bring food donations to 321-C N. Main Street in Gunnison on the SW corner of Main and Ohio Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

SIX POINTS IS A VENDOR for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). Through DVR, we can provide employment support to individuals with documented physical or mental health disabilities. These services are not restricted to those with intellectual disabilities. Call Kate 970-641-3081.

GUNNISON VALLEY HEALTH ANNOUNCES VISITING SPECIALIST from St Mary's Medical Center Dr. Robert E. Replogle. Dr. Replogle specializes in treating diseases and disorders of the brain and spine including general neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology and neurosurgical spine surgery. In addition, he is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and has been practicing since 1999. Dr. Replogle is available in the Specialty Clinic at Gunnison Valley Health on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. To make an appointment, please call the Center for Brain & Spine Surgery at St Mary's Medical Center on 970-298-3188.

KBUT IS LOCATED AT 88.7 FM IN GUNNISON. Our signal strength has increased from 40 watts to 6500 watts this past year. Tune us in loud and clear.

SIX POINTS THRIFT STORE is always happy to receive your donations of clean, gently used furniture! PLEASE CALL us to arrange a time to drop off your items. Your donations support programming for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Call 970-641-3081.

NEED DITCH SEALANT? The GUNNISON CONSERVATION DISTRICT is a distributor. We also sell custom native wild flower and grass seed mixes. Call our new number at 970-707-3047.

SIX POINTS HOURS are Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sundays. DROP OFF HOURS Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m - 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. We are located North of Walmart behind Time Warner Cable.

MARIMBA MUSIC WORKSHOP Saturday, June 2. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Learn the uplifting music of Zimbabwe in this fun summer morning workshop taught by local troupe members from Marimba Mu Gomo. The instruction will be tailored to all skill-levels. The last 15 minutes of class will be a mini-performance for friends and family. Min. 5, max 12 students. Instructor: Barbara Haas.$25/adults, $20/ages 18-. * See Marimba MuGomo play live at the First Friday ArtWalk & Music at the Courtyard stage on June 1st!

MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH. The Gunnison/Hinsdale County Department of Health and Human Services would like to recognize the foster families that currently work with us. We would like to thank them for opening their hearts and their homes to children in need. To become a foster parent or for more information about foster care contact the Selenia at the Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services at 970-641-3244.

THE GUNNISON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is looking for food vendors to help us celebrate the 4th of July in Gunnison. Celebration activities are being planned for IOOF Park on July 4, 2018 from 9:00 - 2:00. Contact: for info.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN, 307 West Virginia Ave., will be hosting a free Community Dinner Wednesday May 16 in Babb Hall at 6:00 PM. The dinner is open to everyone and is free and donations are appreciated.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: Recent changes in Colorado law now allow unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections. The non-partisan League of Women Voters of the Gunnison Valley, in conjunction with the Elections Division of Gunnison County, can provide a short presentation to those wishing an update. Please call Diane Folowell, Chief Deputy Clerk, at 970-641-7927 to schedule. The primary election is June 26, 2018.

¡GANA MIENTRAS QUE APRENDES! Conviértete en el mejor padre que puede ser al mismo tiempo ganar artículos de maternidad y bebé (¡pañales, ropa, cunas, y mucho más!) ¡Es muy fácil! Llámenos: 970-596-1706 Lighthouse

PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY Saturday, May 26. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join us this Memorial Day weekend on the outdoor courtyard to get creative! Pieces will be fired in our kilns and available for pick up one week after.

KIDS EAT FREE ALL SUMMER LONG! Gunnison Community School Cafeteria 1099 N. 11th Street. Monday - Thursday Weeks of June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, and 23. Breakfast is from 8:00 -8:30 AM. Lunch is from 11:30 AM to Noon. Summer Food Service Program USDA, Contact: Kristen Osborn; 970-641-7770, This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

¿EMBARAZADA? ¿Necesitas ayuda? Pruebas de embarazo gratuitas y consulta. Referencias y asistencia. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar! Lighthouse 970-596-1706

THE SHOP @ GAC MEMORIAL DAY SIDEWALK SALE - Make the most of this Memorial Day weekend and shop local. The SHOP @ the Gunnison Arts Center will be holding a sidewalk sale where local artists will be present, and even painting plein air and throwing pottery on the wheel outside. We'd love to see you this weekend, come on down and see what these amazing local artists have to offer! Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


SOS 3 YEAR OLDS - 5TH GRADERS! You're invited to Vacation Bible School! Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus. June 4th - 8th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Webster Hall, day of registration begins at 8:30 AM. Pre-register by May 20th to receive a t-shirt. or call 970-641-0925 to register. Sponsored by Bethany Community Church

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WHAT: FREE MEMORIAL DAY POLKA DANCE WHERE: Bonez Bar & Grill, Crested Butte WHEN: Memorial Day from 1 - 5 PM Great opportunity to Thank the Gunnison Valley Veterans for their service. THE PETE DUNDA POLKA BAND

SIX POINTS THRIFT STORE donation hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 10-4. Furniture items are accepted by appointment Monday-Saturday from 9-5. Call 970-641-3081 or come to 1160 N. Main St. in Gunnison.

SPRING CLEANING OR MOVING? Please donate items to GVAWL Yard Sale June 16, 2018. For pick up or drop off please call 970-596-2226

CARDBOARD RECYCLING - Recently the Gunnison County Recycle Center as seen an influx of waxed cardboard and bundled cardboard dropped off at the Center. Please note for your future recycling of cardboard at our Center that WAXED CARDBOARD SHOULD NOT be brought to the Center and DO NOT TIE cardboard in bundles. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Gunnison County Public Work Department at 970-641-0044.

THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL will be in Gunnison for a one day, 8 hour seminar focusing on essential code provisions that pertain to residential construction. The cost and date TBA depending on interest shown. RSVP to Jerry to attend. 719-221-4468

DID YOU KNOW Gunnison Valley Health has a variety of visiting specialists that provide a broad range of healthcare services? Visit: for more information or to view a calendar.

PLEASE REMEMBER that Six Points cannot accept televisions or computer equipment. The city offers recycling for these items. Call us for more information. 970-641-3081.

SHORT STORIES WORKSHOP with Enid Holden Saturday, May 26. 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. (1.5 hour lunch break) Join us for a session of short story writing $35/student. $30/members (lunch not included.)

TIPS FOR DRIVING AT NIGHT...Use your bright lights when driving in rural areas and on open highways away from urban and metropolitan areas. If you are driving with your high beam lights on or your low beam lights with fog lights on, you must dim them before coming within 500 feet of any oncoming vehicle so the oncoming driver is not blinded by the glare. When following another vehicle, you must use your low beam lights, with your fog lights off, if you are within 200 feet of the vehicle ahead of you.

THE HEALTH COALITION OF THE GUNNISON VALLEY and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP Gunnison Chapter lead by Chris Peterson) are hosting 4 Safe TALK community training June 11th and June 14th. If all available spots are filled and there is need, we will bring another round of training in July. Note that there will be a different training for helping professionals later this summer this training is for other community members.

THE GUNNISON COUNTRY SHOPPER WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. All deadlines remain the same. See us online at Hurry and get "out there" before everyone else does!

THE GUNNISON LIBRARY & CRESTED BUTTE LIBRARY will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Both libraries will reopen at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 29. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Gunnison Library at 970-641-3485 and the Crested Butte Library at 970-349-6535.

COME JOIN STEPHEN OTERO VETERANS Services Officer for a talk about veterans benefits in our community. When: May 23rd from 1:30-2:30 at the Gunnison Community Center OR When: May 22nd 6:30-8:00 at the Crested Butte Library.

DO YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING EVENT FOR THE GUNNISON COMMUNITY? Fundraiser? Kids event? Multicultural gathering? Artistic endeavor? All-around good time? Let us know. We'll print your community notice for free. Call 970-641-3148. Email Let all of Gunnison county and the surrounding areas know what you're planning for them.

SENIORS INTERESTED IN PLAYING MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES: We will be playing on Fridays at 1:00 PM in the Boomers and Beyond Room at the Gunnison Rec Center. All levels of players, from beginners to more experienced, are welcome. If you have questions or want more information please call Leila Calkins at 970-596-4570.


TRAILHEAD CHILDREN'S MUSEUM SUMMER CAMPS in Crested Butte from June 11- Aug 24! Indoors and Outdoors, Art, Exploration, Adventure, Museum play, and more with our high quality staff! For details, schedules, themes, and registration visit

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SENIORS, NEED FOOD ASSISTANCE? Gunnison Country Food Pantry is open to Seniors 65+ on Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come for coffee, see what the community wants to share with you. Visit the Pantry at 321-C N. Main Street in Gunnison on the SW corner of Main and Ohio. Info at

GUNNISON BOXING CLUB meets M-F at 4PM. Beginners Welcome (Ages 9 & Up). Gain fitness and learn self defense skills. Meets on WSCU Campus in Mears Hall basement. Club Fee charged per semester. Call Coach Tom at 303-881-7778 for more information.

RECYCLERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE AND PASS ALONG that the Gunnison County Recycle Center takes primarily CORRUGATED CARDBOARD. Please DO NOT bring waxed cardboard, toilet paper or paper towel tubes or Pringles cans. We thank you for your continued diligence in dropping off quality products. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Gunnison County Public Work Department at 970-641-0044.

DON'T FORGET! Gunnison Valley PTA is collecting BOX TOPS 4 EDUCATION This is an easy way for anyone to support your local community school/PTA. You can send your Box Tops to your child's classroom or put them in collection containers at the public library or the community center. Thank you for your support!

WHAT IS A FOSTER PARENT'S ROLE? Foster parents provide a safe and stable home and the care needed to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of children/youth placed in the foster home, while the parents address their safety and treatment issues. To become a foster parent or for more information about foster care contact the Selenia at the Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services at 641-3244.


DID YOU KNOW?... If you buy a #6 plastic cup you can bring it to WSCU to "TERRACYCLE" into other useful products? Drop-off locations at: Library Parking Lot, Pinnacles, North Mears, Between Ute and Robidoux Hall Look for the recycling bin with the "TERRACYCLE" logo on it!

GUNNISON CONSERVATION DISTRICT sells custom native wild flower and grass seed. For a custom mix call 970-642-4461

PLEASE WEAR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING while running, biking or walking on Gunnison County Roads after dark. Thank you!

COMPETITIVE EVENTS AT HARTMAN ROCKS May 26th - 27th, 2018- Many roads and trails at the Hartman Rocks area on BLM public lands and at the Base Area are being used for permitted competitions on these dates for the Original Growler mountain bike races.All trails and roads are still open to the public, and all competitors, race staff and volunteers will be advised that competitors do not have 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 permitted events are charity fundraisers and 100% of proceeds benefit various projects and causes in the Gunnison Valley. Questions or more information: or

FREE LEGAL CLINIC at your Gunnison County Libraries in Gunnison & Crested Butte - WEDNESDAY JUNE 13, 2018 FROM 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM. A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at the Gunnison Library at 307 Wisconsin Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230, and also at the Old Rock Community Library at 504 Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte, CO 81224. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Please contact the Ann Zugelder Library at (970) 641-3485 in Gunnison or the Old Rock Community Library at (970) 349-6535 to be added to the sign-up sheet.

NEED FOOD ASSISTANCE? Gunnison Country Food Pantry is open Mondays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Seniors 65+ are served Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visit the Pantry at 321-C N. Main Street in Gunnison on the SW corner of Main and Ohio. Info at

BINGO SAT. JUNE 2: KBUT's, This Ain't Your Grandmother's BINGO, will be happening at High Alpine Brewing Company in Gunnison on Saturday, June 2nd. Compete for cash, gift certificates, and more! Don't miss this wild and rowdy community event! $10 for a 10 pack of BINGO cards & $2 for special sheets. Purchase Bingo cards starting at 7:00 p.m. & Games start at 8:00 p.m. BINGO is a 21+ event. 970-349-5225 for more.

'NIGHT, MOTHER - May 31 - June 2. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize winning play, 'night, Mother is an eloquent, powerful and ultimately shattering play that explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. Directed by Erin Young. Appropriate for ages 16+. Friday June 1st will begin at 8:00 pm due to the ArtWalk. GAC Black Box Theatre.

¿NECESITA AYUDA ALIMENTARIA? La Despensa de Alimentos (Gunnison Country Food Pantry) está abierta lunes de 1 a 4 y miércoles de 1 a 7 de la tarde. Para personas mayores de 65 años: jueves 10 de la mañana a 2 de la tarde. Visítenos en 321-C N. Main Street en la esquina suroeste de Main y Ohio. Más información en

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage all property will be sold or disposed of unless claimed prior to May 26, and/or all rent/fees are paid:, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 Jarod Allen Unit #112.

MOUNTAIN ROOTS SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN. Join us in the gardens, forests, rivers and fields this summer for hands-on, minds-on nature and agricultural camps in both Gunnison and Crested Butte. Scholarships are available! Sign up today at


2018 Annual Caregiver Summit: Caring with passion and purpose is occurring in Montrose on June 7th. Crested Butte Senior Transportation has offered to transport caregivers from Gunnison Valley to Montrose for the event. Please call Diana 970-641-7923 for more information.

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Gunnison Farmers Market is COMING SOON to IOOF Park at Main and Virginia. Find us there Saturdays, June 16th-Oct 27th 9:30am-1:00pm, and Wednesdays, July 11th-Sept 12th 4:00-6:00pm. Use SNAP benefits and double your food dollars!


Auditions for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' are May 31/June 1 4-6 pm for all roles-Hedwig, Yitzak, keyboard, guitar and groupies at CB Town Hall 507 Maroon Ave. More information at Also looking for lighting/sound/tech/set designers.

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