Week of: 4/26/2017


announcements and notices...

FLOOD INSURANCE: In the event of a flood, are you and your family adequately prepared? There is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect once they are purchased. Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your home is potentially vulnerable. For more information, contact your insurance agent or visit

STRESSED OUT AND TIRED OF IT? Join a study examining the effects of yoga and meditation on your stress levels. Contact Amber at 303-507-9437 or

JOIN CUB SCOUT PACK 476 - Information and Registration Night, Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:30-7:30 pm, Gunnison Elementary School Cafeteria. Boys in grades 1st - 5th. Our full pack meeting is the first Tuesday of the month, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., dens meet weekly on chosen day that works for them. We also do one weekend activity a month. For information contact Mandy, 970-707-4019, or

¡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

HABLE CON UN ABOGADO GRATIS: Clínica de consulta legal gratis el primer jueves de cada mes en edificio de Servicios Familiares, 225 N. Pine St., Gunnison a las 5:30 de la tarde. Llame a Ellen para obtener más información 970-641-7999.

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!

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.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CITIZEN of the United States or do you need assistance in preparing for the oral Interview and exam? The Center for Adult and Family Education (C.A.F.E) will be offering free evening classes soon, call today to reserve your spot! C.A.F.E. is a part of the Gunnison County Library. 970-641-7684

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL GUNNISON RIVER FESTIVAL - Thursday, June 22nd Kickoff with the Summer Solstice Party at the IBar Ranch; Friday, June 23rd 5:30PM Rocky Mountain Rafts Downriver Raft and Kayak Races, North Bridge to the Whitewater Park; Saturday, June 24th 11AM - 4PM Events in the park, 5PM South Main Block Party.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 by May 5, 2017, Epfania Lopaz, Unit # 55

BARREL RACING! Come support and watch your local Barrel Racers every Wednesday Night at 6 p.m. at the Gunnison County Fair Grounds! If you are interested in joining or sponsoring this club, please call Tawnya Fry at 720-297-6558

MULTI-FARMER CSA QUESTION & ANSWER Happy Hour Events-- Meet local farmers and learn more about 2017 subscriptions. 4-6 p.m., Tues. 4/25 at High AlpineBrewing Co. and Tues. 5/2 at the Brick Oven Pizzeria. Info:

BOXING TRAINING, both non-contact & competition. Co-ed, middle school - high school, college and above. Basement of Mears Dorm Complex, Western campus. Open 4p- 6p Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.Call Tom Barber, coach, Western Boxing Club for more information. 303-881-7778

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. The Pantry is an All-Volunteer Organization.

THE INDOOR MARKET GARAGE SALE historically at the Multi-purpose Center, put on by the Gunnison Country Shopper will NOT be scheduled this spring. We thank all participants from the past and encourage a non-profit or other group to bring a like-sale to life. Happy Spring, Gunnison Country Shopper.

ATTENTION LEATHER WORKS CUSTOMERS: Pick up all items you left for Dan to fix. To do so go to Pat's Screen Printing (244 N. Main) with your red tag that Dan gave you and good description for your items.

THANK YOU to all who helped with the Legion's Easter Egg hunt - Ann Bertschey and the petting zoo; Rob Whiting with the balloons; the Shopper, Times and Harv's radio station for the publicity; WalMart, City Market, and McDonalds! American Legion Post, Auxiliary and SAL.

ST. PETER'S CATHOLIC CHURCH WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PAPER CLIP for providing numerous boxes over the years for our food deliveries. Your time and patience made this ministry much easier. Thank you so much!

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

F3t FLYFISHING FILM FEST - Friday night, April 28th, on campus at WSCU's Theatre. Doors open at 6PM with Expo and Films at 7PM. Tickets $12 advanced purchase at or Gene Taylors, Almost Anglers, DragonFly Anglers, Gunnison River Fly Shop and WillowFly Anglers or $15 at the door. Presented by Trout Unlimited/Gunnison Angling Society, Irwin Guides, Gunnison River Festival and Upslope Brewing Company.

THE MISSION OF THE CENTER FOR ADULT AND FAMILY EDUCATION (CAFE) is to provide affordable literacy instruction for Gunnison County Adults and families who wish to improve their communication and literacy skills. CAFE is part of the Gunnison County Library District and shares office space with Multicultural Resource Services in the Family Services Building on 225 North Pine Street. Office hours are limited; call Mary at 970-641-7684 for more information or check out:

RIDE THE ROCKIES IS COMING THROUGH GUNNISON on June 16th and leaving June 17th -- Our Welcoming Committee is seeking Volunteers to help on both days in support of this event that benefits our local community and brings over 2,000 people through our town. We have positions ranging from traffic support, baggage loading, and Green Team positions available. Please contact Matt at 970-596-3696 to share interest and grab a position.


ÚNETE A CUB SCOUT PACK 476 - Noche de información y registración, Martes 2 de Mayo, 6:30-7:30 pm, Gunnison Escuela Elementaría Cafeteria. Niños de 1 a 5 grados. Nuestras reuniones son cada primer Jueves de cada mes, de 6:30-7:30pm, Y los grupos pequeños se reúnen semanalmente en el día elegido que funciona para ellos. También hacemos una actividad de fin de semana al mes. Mandy, 970-707-4019,

THE 5TH ANNUAL GENE TAYLOR'S GUNNISON BRIDGE TO BRIDGE FLYFISHING TOURNAMENT - this Saturday, April 29. Register early, limited entries available. Contact Jess 970-209-0976. Brought to you by Gunnison River Festival, Trout Unlimited/Gunnison Angling Society, Irwin Guides, Almont Anglers, Garlic Mike's, Gunnison River Fly Shop, WSCU, Scenic River Tours, Sportsman Liquors, Three Rivers Resort and Upslope Brewing Company.

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!

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

"CELEBRATE OUR RIVERS" with us at the 14th annual Gunnison River Festival. June 22 - 24, 2017, Gunnison, Colorado. Competitions, River Education, Live Music, Dutch Oven Cookoff, SUP Demos, Kids Foamy Boat Race. Fun for the entire family.

THE GUNNISON VALLEY CALENDAR: Keep it Short, Keep it Sweet.... submit your Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How to

NATIVE WILDFLOWERS ARE GREAT! Noxious Weeds are NOT! For custom mixes, call Gunnison Conservation District 970-642-4461 or

FREE WOODCHIPS, FIREWOOD & SAUSAGE SIZZLE! Tree Tamers Inc are pleased to present our inaugural CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY! Join us on Saturday May 20th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring your trailer and your appetite! 625 12th Street, Gunnison (opp the airport).

IT'S A RETIREMENT PARTY Celebrating Mike Casey, Linda Oberling, Linda Moorhouse, Angie Hart, Neil Coen & Cecilia Eager, 6 amazing educators. This all ages event will be May 5th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Gunison Elks Lodge, 123 S. Main St., Gunnison. If you have a story about one of the retirees, we would love to hear it and possibly share it at the party. For tickets (413 per person) and stories contact Megan, Lindsey, Ashley or Rita.

MAIL BALLOTS FOR THIS YEAR'S City of Gunnison Municipal Election have been mailed. If a registered voter doesn't receive their ballot by the end of April, please contact the City Clerk's Department at 970-641-8080. Voters can check if they are registered to vote and if their ballot was received (not counted) by going to voter information at: For more information call 970-641-8080 or email City Clerk Gail Davidson at:

M.A.P.I. MINISTERIO APOSTOLICO PROFETICO INTERNACIONAL: Iglesia Cristiana EMANUEL. Anuncia que se traslado de sede. Informes en los telefonos: 970-258-2046, 970-234-3041, 970-964-8545, 970-964-8519. ¡Los Esperamos!

ESCORRENTÍA DE PRIMAVERA - Si usted es dueño de una propiedad en un área propensa a las inundaciones, considere lo siguiente: ¿Está su seguro contra inundaciones propiedad al día y en vigencia? ¿Qué cubre su seguro contra inundaciones? Hay un periodo de 30 días desde la compra de pólizas de seguro y su entrada en vigencia. Para obtener más información sobre seguros contra inundaciones llame a su agente de seguros. También puede llamar a Thuy Patton, Coordinador Estatal del Programa Nacional de Seguros contra Inundaciones: 303-866-4803, o visite

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 by May 5, 2017, Haley Pearsall, Unit #A43


COLORADO NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY (CoNPS) Western Slope Festival: Conserving Native Plant Community Biodiversity in Gunnison at Western State Colorado University plus field trips on June 3 and 4. Sign up at: $50 for CoNPS members, $60 nonmembers, student discounts.

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DOCTOR PARK TRAIL IS CLOSED to all uses from March 1 until Memorial Day Weekend for bighorn sheep protection. Trail reopens Friday on Memorial Day Weekend.

THE ART DEPARTMENT AND QUIGLEY GALLERY @ Western invite you to join us for our Spring BA Senior Group Exhibit Convocation, celebrating the eleven exhibiting students, on Thursday April 27 at 12:30 in the John and Georgie Kincaid Concert Hall. Followed by a reception, feasting, and merriment.

SENDING AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS - Gunnison Friends of the Library's Annual Meeting will be held at the library on Wednesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. for the election of directors and adoption of revised bylaws. Anyone who has donated to Gunnison Friends of the Library during the past year qualifies as a member. Come to the annual meeting to find out just how much your donations have benefited the library and the community. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 970-641-0123

REMINDER: Please do not let your motor vehicle, trailer or motorcycle registrations expire! Late fees are mandated by the Colorado Department of Revenue on all expired registrations. The Gunnison Motor Vehicle Department is open 8:00 am 4:30 pm Monday - Friday to serve the citizens of Gunnison County. The office is located at 221 N Wisconsin Street in the Blackstock Government Center. You may also telephone us at 970-641-1602 (option 1). Registration renewals may also be completed by visiting

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.

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

PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY NOW against potential high water this spring. Local governments are responsible for assisting in life threatening situations and in protecting public infrastructure, including facilities, roads, bridges, etc. Protection of private property is the responsibility of the property owner. For more information contact Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481 or email or

¿HA PREPARADO SU PROPIEDAD contra inundaciones (terraplenes, sacos de arena, etc.)? ¿Puede poner sus cosas en sitios más altos en su propiedad u hogar en caso de inundaciones? ¿Usted y su familia saben dónde irán y lo que llevarán en caso de evacuación? Prepárese ahora, no espere hasta el último minuto. Visite Para obtener información adicional póngase en contacto con Emergencias del Condado de Gunnison en 970-641-2481 o a la Oficina Multicultural 970-641-7999

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING on Wednesday, May 3, 6:00 p.m. at the Fred Field Western Heritage Center (Rodeo grounds). The Central Committee is comprised of the officers (Jeremy Rubingh and Liz Smith co-chairs, Maggie Chlipala secretary, Vikki Roach Archuleta treasurer. In addition, we are often joined by locally elected officials and the Precinct Leaders two for each of the fifteen precincts in the Gunnison Valley from Marble to Pitkin. We always welcome potential Precinct Leaders or other inspired grassroots activists. The best part about the structure of the Democratic Party is the basic contact at the neighborhood level. For more info or to join the local Democrats' email list, send an email to:

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 by May 5, 2017, Cody Kline, Unit # 117

SPRING RUN-OFF: With the snowpack Gunnison County is experiencing this year comes the potential for flooding during spring run-off. Prepare early don't wait until the last minute. For additional information contact: Eric Jansen, City of Gunnison Floodplain Manager at 641-8151; or Neal Starkebaum, Gunnison County Floodplain Manager at 641-7930, ; or Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481, or

SIX POINTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT an exciting new fundraising event: Prom 2017 - Dancing through the Decades! Brought to you in partnership with WSCU Student Government. All proceeds will benefit Six Points Evaluation and Training Program. The party starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday April 29th at the WSCU South Ballroom. Shop at Six Points and Dress to impress in your favorite decade from the 60's 70's 80's 90's and 00's. Prom attire and costumes are also available for rent at Boomerang and 15% of proceeds will be donated back to Six Points. Tickets are on Pre-sale at Six Points and at the door. $5 with student ID, $15 single, $25 couple. Music by DJ Special K, and food, cash bar, photo booth, contests, awards, and Blasts from the Past!

SIGNAL PEAK RECREATION AREA MANAGEMNT PLAN - Join us Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the South Ballroom, University Center at Western State Colorado University. Input is strongly desired and all community members are urged to speak out. Keep the Signal Peak area open to motorized and non-motorized recreational activities without altering the existing habitat.

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.

¿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

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.


COLDHARBOUR RANCH IS HOSTING an afternoon of fun April 29th from 11-2 p.m.. Activities include fishing lessons, nature scavenger hunt, Riparian zone lessons and more! Free lunch is available to all, so bring the whole family! Questions? Contact:

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GUNNISON WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION PUBLIC MEETING - Join us Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fred Field Center. Input Desired! We want YOUR input to help us: Resurrect the Gunnison Basin as a sportsmen's paradise. Restore the Gunnison Basin fisheries and wildlife habitat/populations. Rekindle the Gunnison Basin's outdoor spirit. Contact Persons: Lowell Inman

GUNNISON CEMETERY now has a Memorial Tablet for engraving loved ones names and dates on whose ashes have either been or will be scattered elsewhere. Spaces purchased before April 30th will be engraved by MEMORIAL DAY. For further information call 970-642-1152 or email:

REMINDER: COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE has closed the entire Gunnison Basin to shed antler hunting until May 15, 2017

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.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 by May 5, 2017, Samual Walsh, Unit #7

GOT SANDBAGS? With the large snowpack in the Gunnison River Basin this winter, low-lying areas could be at risk of flooding during the run-off this spring. Sandbags can be purchased from several sources, including local hardware stores and lumberyards or search "sandbags" on the Internet. Local governments will also have sandbags available for purchase. For more information contact Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481 or email: or


SIX POINTS PRESENTS PROM 2017: Dancing through the Decades! Brought to you in partnership with Remax Community Broker and WSCU Student Government. Sat. April 29th, 7 p.m. at the WSCU South Ballroom. Dress to impress in your favorite decade! 60's-00's. Tickets on sale at Six Points. $5 with student ID, $15 single, $25 couple. DJ Special K, food, bar, and MORE!

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TALK TO A LAWYER FOR FREE: Thursday Night Bar (legal advice clinic), first Thursday of each month at the Family Services Building, 225 N. Pine St., Gunnison, 5:30 p.m. Call Ellen for more information 970-641-7999

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 by May 5, 2017, Josha Harrison, Unit #A26

ARE YOU LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN OR FATIGUE? Support group meets Tuesdays 4-5 p.m. Contact Jamie at 970-209-2919 for more details.