Week of: 8/21/2019


announcements and notices...

FREE CHEATGRASS TREATMENT Workshop for landowners and land managers 9-13-19 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Gunnison County Fairgrounds (Fred Field Heritage Center, Van Tuyl Room). Please RSVP to Marcella Tarantino (970-707-3049) or Aleshia Rummel (970-707-3044) for a free lunch!

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.

FLEA MARKET TO Benefit Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League Saturday August 24th at Webster Hall Lawn. Antiques, fabrics and knitting supplies from to former shops. Donations from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and Sales from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Please drop off your clean, in good repair household items at the NE Corner of Virginia & Iowa Ave., Webster Hall. No clothes please, all sales will be by donation and all proceeds will benefit the Animals at GVAWL.

¿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

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!

TRAVELING ART SHOW to benefit local non-profits. Crested Butte artist, Nick Rayder, has donated several of his cherished works to raise critical funds for local non-profits in a traveling art show. These special pieces are on display at Six Points, July 15 to August 27th, at the Gunnison Valley Mentors 8th St. Mary's School Mentoring Center from July 29th through August 10th, and separate pieces at Roxana Alvarez's Crested Butte studio. Items benefitting Six Points, Gunnison Valley Mentors and St. Mary's Garage are available by silent auction with winners announced in late August. Place your bid today! Call GV Mentors at 970-641-5513 for more information.

DID YOU KNOW?... If you buy a #6 plastic cup you can bring it to WCU 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!

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.

COME CHECK OUT local Cub Scout Pack 476 on Sunday, August 25th, 4-6 p.m., at Meadow Park. Bring a snack to share, and be ready to play some games. We will talk about the upcoming year and schedule meeting times. For more info, call Mandy at 970-275-2256.


50% OF LGBT ELDERS REPORT feeling isolated. The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender seniors the ability to talk to trained peer-counselor volunteers about issues including isolation, relationships, bullying, and more. Call 1-888-234-SAGE (1-888-234-7243) for support.

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

THE SENIOR RESOURCE OFFICE will be hosting monthly open access hours the first Monday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Gunnison County Health and Human Services. Walk-in to learn more about resources and benefits for seniors and people with disabilities.

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.

¡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


VOLUNTEER FOR WEST ELK BICYCLE CLASSIC 9/1. Morning / afternoon. Aid Station/SAG Support. Love to support your non-profit/kids group!. Watch for CYCLISTS 7am Gunnison-Blue Mesa, 9am Crested Butte-Gunnison. Fundraiser for Western Athletics, Sharon's Kids, Living Journeys, T1 Diabetes and More!

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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

DO YOU WANT TO TRY a leg of the Gunni Sprint Triathlon on August 31st? We are looking for Swimmers, Runners and Bikers to compete on teams for Local Sponsors. If you would like to tri... come in to Colorado Fitness and sign up on a team.

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.

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.

GUNNISON BOXING CLUB meets Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:30 and Mondays & Wednesday at 5:30. Beginners Welcome (Ages 9 & Up). Gain fitness and learn self defense skills. Meets on WCU Campus in Mears Hall basement. Club Fee charged per semester. Call Coach Tom at 303-881-7778 for more information.


ARE YOU STRUGGLING with food security? The Mobile Food Pantry is providing fresh food to residents by distributing food bags on a monthly basis! For More Information call the Gunnison Country Food Pantry 970-641-4156

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THE SENIOR RESOURCE OFFICE will be hosting monthly open access hours the first Monday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Gunnison County Health and Human Services. Walk-in to learn more about resources and benefits for seniors and people with disabilities.

COME ALONG AND JOIN our Parenting Support Group Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Gunnison Valley Health Conference Room (south entrance) 711N. Taylor St. Babies & toddlers are welcome. For more information email

TRAIL TIPS: IF YOU WALK, or take your dogs on a walk, before daylight PLEASE wear reflective clothing! Make sure you and your pets are visible to drivers in the early morning hours. No one wants to hit a pedestrian or their pet.

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.

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

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.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS voting will start September 1, 2019. Watch for more details soon! Gunnison Country Shopper and Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce.

HOW TO PLAY PICKLEBALL This Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the outdoor pickleball courts at Char Mar Park there is a LEARN HOW TO PLAY PICKLEBALL clinic taking place. The clinic is for adults, it's free, and paddles and balls will be provided. We are trying to figure out approximately how many people will be attending so if you are interested please call 970-641-8422 to RSVP.

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GIVE BACK to your community? Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is looking for volunteers to assist Medicare patients with navigating their health insurance. If interested, call Eva at Region 10: 970-765-3127.

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.

GUNNISON COUNTY SENIOR RESOURCE OFFICE has Options Counselors to assist older adults and people with disabilities in creating a plan to meet their basic needs. Call 970-642-7300 to schedule an appointment.

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

KARMA RECOMMENDS VOLUNTEERING! Pay it forward before you need a hand up. The Food Pantry needs your help providing food assistance to those in need. 970-641-4156

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEASH or within sight and under voice command!

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.

DELICIOUS, ALL YOU CAN eat BIG pancakes, with sausage, fruit, coffee/tea/milk at the Pitkin Pancake Breakfast at the community center. Sunday, September 1 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon. A fund raiser for our museum and community center. Donations accepted. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND DONT MISS THIS FUN EVENT! Its well worth the gorgeous drive up the Quartz Creek Valley!

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:

LAST WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET is August 28th 4-6 PM on W. Tomichi by Safeway! Don't miss out on getting your mid-week produce one last time! The Saturday Farmers Market continues through October. GUNNISONFARMERSMARKET.COM

SKIP THE TRIP! Visit: - Renew Registrations, Update Addresses, Replace Vehicle Registration Tabs, Request a Personalized Plate, Request a Duplicate Title, Get a Transaction Receipt, Request a Title Status, Registration Fee Estimator, Request a Duplicate Registration Card First-time Handicap Disability Placards, Manage Your Disability Placards and more!

GUNNISON CONSERVATION DISTRICT sells custom native wild flower and grass seed. For a custom mix call 970-707-3047

CRIME STOPPERS IS asking for your help with solving a burglary that occurred on 08/05/2019 between 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM. The Dos Rios Golf Club was forcibly entered. Golf clubs and bags were stolen. If you know who was involved, or have any information regarding the burglary, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 970-641-8280 or the Gunnison County Sheriff's Department at 970-641-1113. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, contact CRIME STOPPERS at 970-641-8280. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Crime doesn't pay, but CRIME STOPPERS does.


FREE PRESSURE CANNER GAUGE TESTING - Over time, the dial gauge on your pressure canner can become inaccurate. This can cause you to either under-process your food, which is a food safety concern, or over-process your food, which could affect food quality. Colorado State University Extension recommends yearly testing of your pressure canner gauge before the start of canning season. Stop by our office at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds (275 S. Spruce Street) Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 for a free pressure canner gauge test! Bring your entire lid or just the gauge. Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. 970-641-7629 or emailing:

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.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER Support Group. Gunnison Senior/ Recreation Center (200 E Spencer Ave) from noon- 1PM on the forth Tuesday of every month (3/26/19). Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual support.

THE SENIOR RESOURCE OFFICE has Options Counselors to assist older adults and people with disabilities in creating a plan to meet their basic needs. Call 970-642-7300 to schedule and appointment.

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS that live in Unincorporated Gunnison County. The BoCC voted on 9-4-2018 to have all Unincorporated Gunnison County Residents license their dogs with the Gunnison County Sheriff's office. The specific resolution can be found online at It is Resolution No: 2018-30, Article III Licensing. This requires all dog owners to obtain a Gunnison County license after you have received proof of their rabies vaccination. The only exception is a fee will not be charged for certified service and guide dogs used by impaired owners. The fee for each unaltered dog is $20 and $10 for altered animals. All licenses will expire on 12-31 of each year. The due date for getting your dogs licensed is March 1st of each year. There will be a $5 per month late fee if you do not license your dog by March 1st. However, the fee will be waived for 2019, we strongly encourage getting your dogs licensed ASAP! In the event a tag is lost a duplicate shall be provided for a fee of $25. Dog License applications can be found at:, or call the Gunnison County Sheriff's at 970-641-1113.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Night Tennis All Players Welcome! Tennis players are invited to play mixed doubles on Thursday and Friday nights through September from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Crested Butte town courts across from the visitor center. Ages are typically high school students, college students and adults. Thursday nights are for intermediate players, and Friday nights are for more advanced players. Just show up at 5 p.m. (or a little earlier to warm up, or later if you need to due to work). Everyone plays short sets with rotating players, who are randomly assigned. Beth Buehler, 970-901-6970

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.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES in the Gunnison River Basin. USDA announces availability of $12.5 million in Conservation Innovation Grants Funding opportunities for water projects that help improve and conserve water and land resources can be found on:,including: US Department of Agriculture federal grants and loans; Colorado Water Conservation Board state grants and loans; Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program Colorado River Basin funding opportunity program open until September 20, 2019 & Additional Grant Funding Opportunities table

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.

COLDHARBOUR INSTITUTE'S 3RD Annual Harvest Banquet September 7th, 5:30 - 8:30 PM, 47068 East Highway 50, Gunnison. An engaging evening of local foods, places based music by the Lizzy Plotkin Trio, live and silent auctions, games, regenerative living presentation and more! A Shuttle service available from WCU's Welcome Center

We The People march in Gunnison. You don't have to go all the way to DC. Save the gas and march with us! Silence and inaction are complicity. We are marching to demand accountability and remind our elected officials they work for us! Saturday, Sept. 21, 11:00, Legion Park Pavilion