Week of: 10/23/2019


announcements and notices...

THE BOOK FAIR is blasting into our school November 4th 8th! Shopping hours are from 8:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We welcome you to join your child's class and select new books your family will enjoy reading! Look for dates and times attached to the flyer that your child brings home. Our flyer includes just a sample of the many great titles available at our Fair.

FRIENDS OF FRANK ZANETELL: Frank is at home on Hospice with a great crew of private caregivers. If you can, send him a card for his 86th Birthday, November 5, 2019 to PO Box 418, Gunnison. Thank you so Much. Marlene

WHAT PRODUCTS CAN be recycled at the Gunnison County Recycling Center? Aluminum Cans, Corrugated Cardboard, Brown Glass, Clear Glass, Green Glass, Newspaper/Magazines, Office Paper, Plastics (#1 & #2) and Tin. Located at 195 Basin Park Drive, Gunnison. The Gunnison County Recycling Center DOES NOT TAKE - Aluminum Foil or Trays; Bottle Caps & Coffee Pods; Waxed Cardboard; Cardboard that Tears White; Cardboard Tubes/Packing Forms; Cardboard Milk/Beverage Cartons; Flat Cardboard/Cereal Boxes, etc.; Egg Cartons/Brown Paper or Bags; Styrofoam of Any Kind; Metal Lids and Rings; Blue Glass/Glass Blocks; Ceramics; Windows/Tempered Glass; Vases; Phone Books; Manila File Folders & Envelopes; Neon or Construction Paper; Plastic Bags; #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 Plastics; Yogurt/Sour Cream Containers; Kiddie Swimming Pools; Metal Roofing; Pots and Pans. NEW! Can only recycle corrugated cardboard now. The Center will no longer be able to accept egg cartons, packing paper, brown paper bags, 6 packs, 12 packs, any flat cardboard like cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc. 195 Basin Park Drive, Gunnison.

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.

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.

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.

SEE YOU SOON! The Annual Flu Clinic will Held on Tuesday, October 22nd at the Health and Human Services building, 220 N. Spruce St. from 2-6pm for walk-ins and drive-thru and Thursday, October 24th at the Crested Butte Town Hall from 2-6 p.m. for walk-ins only. We will be closed on October 22nd to regular business from 1-5 p.m. Bringing completed forms help a lot and can be found at Remember to bring your insurance card! For those who are uninsured, a payment of $25 will be collected at time of service. Please call 970-641-3244 for more information.

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!

Rx TAKE BACK THIS WEEK : If you have unused, expired or unwanted medications, the Gunnison Police Department and GCSAPP will have two chances for you to drop your medications off for safe disposal. We will be at the University Center at Western on Thursday, October 24th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at then at City Market on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. If you can't make those times, you can drop off your medications off at the Gunnison Police Department (910 West Bidwell Ave.) weekdays during business hours. Don't throw them in the trash, don't flush them down the toilet! Let us dispose of them in an environmentally safe way.


THE CENTER FOR Adult & Family Education (C.A.F.E.) presents weekly classes for those seeking to learn English. English literacy for adults and children's programs. For more information or to register, call Dana at 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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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.

It's ADOPT A DOG month! Millions of pets become homeless every year in America. Far, far too many of those animals lose their lives because they are not adopted. Find your next BFF (Best Furry Friend) by going through a reputable rescue or shelter. Big dogs, little dogs, old dogs, young dogs, purebred dogs, muttly dogs, THEY'RE ALL OUT THERE WAITING FOR YOU TO GIVE THEM A LOVING HOME! Homeless animals need you more than breeders need your money. Check with your local and regional organizations, or go to or Adopt a For more ideas as to how to adopt, foster, or otherwise help homeless and needy animals, text or call Gunnison Underdog Rescue at 970.209.7030.

NOTICE FOR PIES: This year, due to a scheduling conflict, the Eastern Star & Rainbow Girls will not be selling frozen pies. We are very sorry for that. However, our sister chapter in Montrose has a variety of frozen pies they are selling. Please call Connie Pittenger at 970-249-4308 for details, by Friday, October 25th. They will be available Saturday, November 16th in Montrose, but you will have to provide your own transportation to pick them up. Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please remember us next year. Have a Happy Thanksgiving from Gunnison's Eastern Star chapter & Rainbow assembly!


GUNNISON COUNTY Library's GED program offers classes, tutoring, and GED testing to help you meet your educational goals. Prep classes are weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm at Gunnison Community Schools. Call 970-641-7684 for more information or to register.

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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 970-641-3081.

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.

ATTENTION, GUNNISON MOTOR VEHICLE office will be closed the following days: 11/5/19, 11/8/19, and 11/11/19. Please plan ahead, and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

IT'S THAT TIME ALREADY! Let us help you with your seasonal advertising campaigns so you can enjoy autumn! Logos, print and digital advertising, digital brand management, event signage and more! A division of the Gunnison Country Shopper,

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

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.

¡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

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


SIX POINTS OFFERING Crested Butte donation pick-ups in the parking lot next to Ace Hardware, Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. until the truck is full (or 3:00 p.m.), starting Sept. 19 until there's snow on the ground. Call 970-641-3081 to confirm before bringing items. Please see website for donation guidelines.

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.

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 970-642-3244 to schedule an appointment.

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 Spectrum.

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

BE SURE TO ATTEND one or both of our ballot issues forums - Gunnison is Oct. 16 Fred Field Mutli-purpose building at 6:00 PM and CB is Oct. 23 at Crested Butte Town Hall. Forums are open to the public and free. Both pro & con positions will be shared. See au at or email us at

DID YOU KNOW... The ElderWatch Helpline is a phone number where older consumers can report fraud, learn about scams and get directed to senior resources? The helpline is staffed M-F during business hours. Call 800-222-4444 option 2.

¿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

MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS (if your're pg, it counts!) not too late to raise the roof with us! Only 3 meetings left this year: October 23, November 13th & December 11th! MOPS, Wednesdays 9-11. Free childcare, awesome breakfast & adult conversation. 970-648-4086


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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THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, marks the 166th anniversary of the death Captain John Williams Gunnison and seven other members of the Gunnison-Beckwith Expedition at the hands of a renegade band of Ute Indians near Delta, Utah in 1853. There will be a brief ceremony at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, at the Gunnison Whitewater Park, the location the Expedition forded the river as they passed through our valley, to pay tribute to Captain Gunnison, Richard Kern, Frederick Creutzfeldt, John Bellows, William Potter, Clans Merteens, Thomas Liptrott and Thomas Caulfield. Larry McDonald, local historian and distant relative of Captain Gunnison, will present the tribute to the victims, and all attendees will receive a memento of the Expedition.


EL CENTRO de Educacion para Adultos y Familias (el programa CAFE) ofrece clases semanales para todos los que quieran aprender ingles. Clases para los adultos y cuidado para los ninos. Para mas informacion llama al 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Of the Gunnison Valley Ballot Issues Forums: Gunnison: Wed Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Fred Field Multipurpose Building, 275 S. Spruce, Gunnison. In Crested Butte: Wed Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Crested Butte Town Hall, 504 Maroon Ave., CB. Forums are open to the public and free. Both pro and con positions will be shared. See us at or email us at

CALL TO VENDORS! The 25th CB Holiday Bazaar is accepting applications. Vendor info and apps can be download at:

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

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!


EL CENTRO DE EDUCACION para Adultos y Familias (el programa CAFE) ofrece clases semanales para todos los que quieran aprender ingles. Clases para los adultos y cuidado para los ninos. Para mas informacion llama al 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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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.

THE CATCH - Come learn how to be fishers of men confidently and without fear in this Bible based training course hosted by Rocky Mountain Christian Ministries, 1040 Highway 135, October 26th from 8:30 - 3:30. Lee and Robin McElfresh present non-threatening and practical ways to share the love of Jesus. $20.00 includes all materials and lunch. R.S.V.P. at:

LA CLÍNICA DE VACUNACIÓN contra la influenza (gripe) 2019 en Gunnison será el martes 22 de octubre de 2-6 de la tarde en la oficina de Salud Pública y Servicios Humanos, 220 N Spruce St. Costo de $25. Salud Pública enviará la cuenta a su seguro médico: Medicaid, Medicare Parte B y otros seguros privados. por favor traiga su tarjeta. Si no tiene seguro médico aceptamos donaciones. También hay vacunas para niños sin seguro medico.. Crested Butte: jueves 24 de octubre de 2-6 pm Town Hall, 507 Maroon Ave. Sin cita. Para más información llama Salud Pública 970-641-3244 (Tracy)

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.

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


THE CENTER for Adult & Family Education (C.A.F.E) presents weekly classes for those seeking to learn English. English literacy for adults and children's programs. For more information or to register call Dana at 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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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.

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.

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.


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 GUNNISON VALLEY ANIMAL Welfare League (GVAWL) will host the "Howl-O-Ween Ball" on Saturday, October 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Dos Rios Country Club, 501 Camino Del Rio Drive in Gunnison. Tickets are $50 per person and include heavy appetizers and desserts, 2 drink coupons, a silent auction and split-the-pot drawing, music and dancing to D.J. Special K, and even a Halloween costume contest. All proceeds will benefit GVAWL and the Sue MacAllister Animal Shelter. "The Howl-O-Ween Ball is a bit of a revival of the old 'Fur Ball' in that we hope folks will dress up and dance and have a good time, all while helping cats and dogs in need in our valley," said Kathy MacAllister, president of the GVAWL Board of Directors. We think it is going to be a 'howling' good time!"

PLEASE HELP GUNNISON Met Rec with its Recreation Needs Assessment. Visit to complete a short, online survey.

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.

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

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) 711 N. Taylor St. Babies & toddlers are welcome. For more information email

GET YOUR COSTUME ready for the GVAWL Howl-O-Ween Ball on Saturday, October 26, 6-10 p.m. at Dos Rios Country Club. Tickets are $50 for dancing to DJ Special K, costume contest, silent auction and refreshments. Visit: for more details.

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:

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

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!

THE ANNUAL HUNTERS DINNER fundraiser will be held on November 4th, 5:30 PM in the Ohio City Hall building, Cty. Rd. 76. Proceeds benefit the Ohio City Volunteer Fire Department. Purchase tickets for a handmade knife. Community welcome.