Week of: 3/22/2017


announcements and notices...

NOTICE: FAMILY BINGO FUNDRAISER FOR BOOK BUS will be held at the Gunnison Elks Lodge on Friday, April 7th. The doors open at 6:30 pm. Bingo starts after 7:00 pm. There will be Door Prizes, Cash Payouts, a Bake Sale, a 50/50 Raffle and a Silent Auction. Proceeds will help pay for Summer Reading on the Book Bus, and is sponsored by the Elks Lodge and Eastern Star. Tickets are $10. Contact Rita Merrigan, 970-641-7710 or Kathy Ashwood, 970-275-2966.

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

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!

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!


SENIORS CAN STOP FINANCIAL FRAUD SCAMS. This type of fraud can include identity theft, fake check and wire transfer scams, investment and credit card fraud, and bogus online charitable solicitations. IT IS NOT RUDE TO HANG UP ON SOMEONE SUSPICIOUS.

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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


SENIORS CAN STOP FINANCIAL FRAUD SCAMS. Be skeptical of online charitable solicitations and other online offers. If interested, ask to receive the information in the mail and check to be sure the company is legitimate. If you suspect fraud, call 970-641-8000.

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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

¡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


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU REPORT ELDER ABUSE? Adult Protective Services determines the seriousness and keeps information confidential. A caseworker may be assigned to conduct an investigation. If victim needs crisis intervention, services are available. If abuse is unsubstantiated, APS works with other agencies to meet the needs of the older person. 970-641-3244

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SHOFAR FELLOWSHIP. Jewish, Christian, Seeker, Searcher, Non-Believer, Committed, Curious. Fellowship & Discovery Time focused on the rich Hebraic. Covenant Heritage of Faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (the Messiah). Every Shabbat (Sabbath/Saturday) - 9:00 am. Brunch $3.00 pp. 1825 N. Hwy. 135, Gunnison. 970-349-1899 for more info.

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.

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.

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:

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

MEMORIAL DAY IS SOON TO ARRIVE. If you have been thinking about memorializing a loved one whose ashes have either been or will be scattered elsewhere, now is the time to reserve a space on GUNNISON CEMETERY'S granite tablet for engraving your loved ones information. Any spaces reserved and purchased by the end of April will be engraved prior to Memorial Day. Spaces purchased after that date will be engraved at a later time. For further information call 970-642-1152 or email:

The GUNNISON COUNTRY SHOPPER Office will be CLOSED FRIDAY March 24, 2016 for SPRINGBREAK Will open normal hours next week.

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.

ARE YOU UPSET BY THE ACTIONS OF TRUMP AND THIS ADMINISTRATION? Want to make a difference? Make a sign and come join us every Sunday from 1:00-2:00 at Virginia and Main for a peaceful protest! Exercise your First Amendment right! For more info. 720-468-1066

RELAY FOR LIFE, LOCALLY! Support our local cancer organization Living Journeys at Western's 5th Annual Relay Saturday April 1st, 2017 2:30-8:30 at the Mountaineer Field House $3 per person, children under 6 free Contact:

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.

THE GUNNISON FARMER'S MARKET IS STARTING the season with Jan Scheefer's Seed Starting Workshop Sunday 4/2 at 4 PM at the Fred Field Center. Free. RSVP

CARD MAKING WORKSHOP, April 1st, 10-3, The Local Market. All supplies provided. Learn Advanced Techniques. $10/person, $7/kids RSVP Theresa Ely 720-320-3455

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

SAVE THE DATE! GUNNISON RE1J LAKE SCHOOL 3- and 4-Year-Old Preschool & Kindergarten Official Registrations. Wednesday, April 5, 5-7 p.m., and again on Friday, April 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Lake School. Registration forms will be available at the Lake School office as of March 31. (Please note that children must be 3, 4 or 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2017 to be eligible for the corresponding program.) Please remember to bring your child's immunization documentation & birth certificate.

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

REMINDER: DO NOT LET YOUR Motor Vehicles; Trailers; Motorcycles; Buses & SMM's Registrations Expire! There is a LATE FEE applied after the one month grace period. Gunnison Office is open M-F 8 am-4:30 pm unless otherwise noted. The Crested Butte Branch is open Tuesday 9 am-3 pm in Old Town Hall. You can reach us at 970-641-1602 option #1. YOU CAN ALSO PAY YOUR REGISTRATIONS ON LINE at

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.

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

ARE THERE ANY OTHER POLIO SURVIVORS in the Gunnison area? If you are a polio survivor I have some information on the Post Polio Syndrome I would like to share. Please give me a call. Call Ken at 970-641-0140

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

FLOOD INSURANCE MUST BE WRITTEN 30 DAYS PRIOR to being covered. I put flood insurance on my house this week. This is the 4th time I have done that since 1960. Not planning on flooding but not willing to gamble this year. - Jo Ann Stone

TAX MARCH - 4/15/17 - 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Downtown Gunnison - 1 Mile Sidewalk March - Begins at Virginia & Wisconsin - JOIN US to show the POTUS that we demand transparency and the release of his tax returns!

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

MESSIANIC PASSOVER SEDER. Monday, April 10, 6:00 p.m. Jewish, Christian, Seeker, Searcher, Non-Believer, Committed, Curious. Come Feast, Fellowship, & Discover the rich symbolism of Yeshua HaMashiach (the Messiah) in the Seder Meal on this first night of Pesach (Passover). $10/adult. Call regarding children. 1825 N. Hwy. 135, Gunnison. RESERVATIONS needed by Friday, April 7 & for more info - 970-349-1899.

ATTENTION GIRLS: THE INT'L ORDER OF RAINBOW FOR GIRLS is a service oriented, non-profit and friendly organization where every girl matters. It teaches confidence and leadership, along with community service. We wish to invite girls between the ages of 8 and 20 with their families, to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm at 122 N Iowa, Gunnison. For questions, please call Kathy 970-275-2966.

WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE a new Evening Worship Service on Sunday evenings at 6pm. Please come and join us to celebrate and worship at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at 711 N. Main St.

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

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

¿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

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

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


WHO DO I CALL IF I SUSPECT ABUSE? If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 or the local police for immediate help (970-641-8000). If the danger is not immediate, please call Gunnison County Adult Protective Services (970-641-3244).

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¿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

COLORING AND CONVERSATION at the Gunnison Library. Coloring isn't just for kids! Reduce stress and anxiety and experience the calming benefits of adult coloring at the Gunnison Library. Join your neighbors and meet new friends at the Gunnison Library's monthly program, Coloring and Conversation on Thursday, March 23rd at 6 p.m. We'll provide everything you need for a relaxing and creative evening.

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.


ELDER ABUSE- WHAT TO PROVIDE WHEN CALLING FOR HELP? Elder's name, address, contact information and details about your concern. Are there any known medial problems? What kind of family or supports are there? Have you observed yelling, hitting or other abuse? 970-641-3244

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TO THE GIRAFFE'S - Thank you for spreading some joy! With much love from the Tire Swing Family

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.

AQUI ESTA LA TRADUCCIÓN. - Atención chicas: The Int'l Order of Rainbow for Girls, es una organización orientada al servicio, sin fines de lucro y amistosa donde cada chica importa. Enseña confianza y liderazgo, junto con el servicio comunitario. Queremos invitar a las niñas de entre 8 y 20 años con sus familias a asistir a una reunión informativa el domingo 26 de marzo a las 2:00 pm en el 122 N Iowa, Gunnison. Para preguntas, por favor llame a Kathy 970-275-2966.

2017 FARM-to-TABLE Conference, Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31; Presentations/Seminars: 'Water Bootcamp for Young Farmers', 'Emerging Food Market Trends', 'Local Food Channel Challenges and Assessments; 'Agritourism', 'Poultry Processing Updates', 'Potato Research Updates'. Open & free. Eric at:, Michael at:

FREE CHILD FIND DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING - It's that time of year again. On Friday, March 31st there will be a free developmental screening for children ages birth to five years at Lake School, 800 N Boulevard in Gunnison from 9:00 to 12:00. There will also be vision and hearing screenings along with a police officer trained in car seat installation available. Please call 970-641-7770 or email: for an appointment or information. If you are unable to attend but have concerns about your child's development, an individual screening can be scheduled by contacting the Child Find Coordinator at 970-641-7770 ext. 2909.

WATER-BOOTCAMP by National Young Farmers Coalition during 2017 FARM-to-TABLE Conference; Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm with 6-expert panel; Borick Business Building Room 118 on the Western campus. More info: Eric at: or Michael at:


SENIORS CAN STOP FINANCIAL FRAUD SCAMS. Get estimates and ask for references on home repair offers and other products or services. Information provided by Gunnison County Health & Human Services, National Crime Prevention Council and Bureau of Justice Assistance. 970-642-7300

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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

"THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO CONQUER and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt". John Adams 2nd President USA. - Robert Tim Allen 970-596-8977

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE GATHERING for Margarett "Peg" Furey will be held in the Van Tuyl (cement) room of the Fred Field Building at the rodeo grounds Friday, March 17th from 6-8 p.m. Please bring finger food and perhaps a "Peg story" to share.

GUNNISON POLITICAL REVOLUTION IS MEETING at the Comfort Inn, 913 N. Main St., for the next four Thursdays: March 23 and 30, April 6 and 13. Come help us make the world a little brighter place.

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!

RESERVA LAS FECHAS! GUNNISON RE1J LAKE SCHOOL 3 y 4 años y Kindergarten Registros oficiales. Miércoles, 5 de abril de 5:00-7: 00 PM, y de nuevo el viernes, 7 de abril de 9:00-3:00 en la Escuela Lake. Los formularios de inscripción estarán disponibles en la oficina de la Escuela Lake el 31 de marzo. (Tenga en cuenta que los niños deben tener 3, 4 o 5 años de edad el 30 de septiembre, 2017 para ser elegible para el programa correspondiente.) Por favor traigan la documentación de vacuna y el certificado de nacimiento de su hijo/hija.

JIMMY BUFFETT TRIBUTE BAND, benefit concert April 1, 8 pm at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte. TICKETS at Rumors and Doubleshot and online at $20 general / $15 students. Costume contest with prizes, Margaritaville in the lobby, and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" specials at The Last Steep before the show.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) will meet on Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of W. Spencer Ave., in Gunnison. This month's program will include a showing of the documentary "Strong Sisters", which traces the history of women elected to the Colorado legislature. All are welcome, for more information AAUW, call 970-641-2883

THE MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE SERVICES, 225 N. Pine St., Suite B, now has full time funding thanks to a grant from Caring for Colorado. We share the office with CAFÉ (Center for Adult and Family Education). Come by or call Ellen 970-641-7999. If I'm not in, it's because I often have to be in meetings or trainings. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911