Week of: 6/21/2017


announcements and notices...

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.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE for DIANA PURNELL June 24, 2017 at 715 Lake Road near nursing home on West Tomichi. 970-641-2260 for more information.

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

COTTONWOOD PASS, ON THE GUNNISON COUNTY (west) side, will be CLOSED for the 2017 year for a major realignment and paving project. Please call 970-641-0044 for further questions.

VOLUNTEERING AT SIX POINTS IS FUN AND FLEXIBLE! We will work around your schedule, and you choose the areas that you want to volunteer in. Call Nancy at 970-641-3081 or stop by 1160 N. Main St. in Gunnison to apply.

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

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

MEMORIAL SERVICE for Paul Hart, Saturday, June 24th at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

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.


GHS CLASS OF 1997 IS HAVING THEIR 20 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL REUNION this year. Reunion festivities will be held on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. For more information please visit our GHS Class of '97 Facebook page or call 720-841-2108.

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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

DID YOU KNOW THAT ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA use is NOT the norm for our community youth? Let's keep it that way. Come to the Almont Resort June 27th 9-11 a.m. for breakfast and a community discussion on local youth use and prevention efforts. Open to all community members - restaurant, liquor store and dispensary professionals are encouraged to attend. 970-642-7393

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

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

CHILDREN AND PETS LEFT IN CARS SPELL TROUBLE -The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20 F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30 F...and the longer you wait, the higher it goes. At 60 minutes, the temperature in your vehicle can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Even on a 70-degree day, that's 110 degrees inside your vehicle! - American Veterinary Medical Assoc.

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

SIX POINTS WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, July 4th, to celebrate the holiday. We will reopen at 9 am on Wednesday, July 5th. Have a happy and safe Independence Day!

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

BEGINNER PICKLEBALL LESSONS - Learn the fastest growing sport in America. Lessons begin Tuesday June 20th at the Gunnison Rec Center. Lessons will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. for eight weeks. The lessons will be for adults. Contact the Gunnison Rec Center 970-641-8060 or Dan 970-209-0917 for more information.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN WILL BE HOSTING a free Community Dinner June 21,2017 at 307 West Virginia Avenue. We will be serving a spaghetti dinner at 6:00 P.M. in Babb Hall. Everyone is welcome and donations are appreciated.

GRASSROOTS UPWARDS is meeting every Thursday at the Comfort Inn on Spencer and Main. An 'Indivisible' group dedicated to compassionate and moral politics. Come help us plan our next event at 6:30 p.m.

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

REMEMBER TO SECURE YOUR PETS THIS JULY 4TH. Firecrackers sound like thunder to many dogs, and can cause them to act erratically. Please keep your pets indoors this Independence Day!

The OHIO CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER will be held on Saturday, June 24th at 12 noon at the OHIO CITY FIREHOUSE. There will be a delicious lunch provided by the Quartz Creek Valley cooks. Win door prizes via donations. The prizes are provided by the local artisans and craftsmen. There will be children's games also. COME SUPPORT THE OHIO CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24.

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

FLOWER PLANTER FUNDRAISER - Western Colorado State University student Brooke Bowker has partnered with Gunnison Valley Mentors to upcycle tires into flower planters painted by Summer Youth. Come buy one!!! All proceeds will go to the Gunnison Valley Mentors program. Join us at the 8th Street Schoolhouse, 101 N 8th St., on Friday, June 23rd from 4-6 p.m. for the art walk and fundraiser event.

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!

THE HISTORY'S CHANNEL'S AMERICAN PICKERS, Mike and Frank, are heading to Colorado this coming July 2017 and we're looking for leads. We are trying to get the word out as soon as possible, so the sooner people with collections reach out to us the better. Interested? Reach out to us 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or our email:

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

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!

MET REC 2017 GRANT FUNDING. The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District is offering grant funding for high impact recreation projects for non-profit and governmental organizations. Applications are due June 30, 2017. Information is available at: or by contacting the District at 970-641-8725 or:

DID YOU KNOW THAT SIX POINTS THRIFT STORE is now able to accept credit and debit cards, in addition to cash and checks? 1160 N. Main St. in Gunnison (behind the Auto Corral). 970-641-3081.

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.

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.

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:

SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE coming soon at Six Points Thrift Store. 2 days only: Saturday, July 1st and Monday, July 3rd. 50% off store-wide! Don't miss it! 1160 N. Main St. in Gunnison (behind the Auto Corral).

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.

¿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

SPAGHETTI DINNER TO BENEFIT CUB SCOUT PACK 476. Friday, June 30th, 5-6:30 pm, at the Gunnison Elk's Lodge, 123 South Maine St. $8 for a Pasta dinner, salad, bread and dessert. Door prizes, and activities for the kids. All proceeds will benefit local Pack 476. For more information contact Mandy at 970-275-2256.

FARMER'S MARKET every Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the corner of Main & Virginia, Gunnison

¡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

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 8:00 to noon, at the Newcomb Community Center in Pitkin. We will be serving pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee, orange juice, milk. Donations greatly appreciated. Come enjoy a delicious breakfast!.

Former LEATHERWORKS customers: Please, please pick up the items you left for Dan to fix. To do so, go to Pat's Screen Printing, 244 N. Main, with your red tag and a description of your item/s. Cash or checks only.

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!

DO YOU SOMETIMES ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET UPSET BY LITTLE THINGS? It is the nature of the mind to magnify small things into serious problems. Meditation helps us detach. We learn to live in the here and now, rather than worrying about the past or future. Learn the Art of Relaxation Thursdays, June 22 July 13. 6:00 7:30 p.m. Register online through the Gunnison Arts Center or contact Mary at 970-209-5476.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, June 25, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the Newcomb Community Center, Pitkin. We will serve pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee, milk and orange juice. Donations greatfully accepted at the door. Please come enjoy a delicious breakfast!

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.

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:

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

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

¿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

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.

CATTLEMEN'S DAYS SAVE THE DATE! Ticket booth opens July 3. We will be in the Gunnison Bank parking lot in our white trailer. Pre-sale Carnival tickets for sale. We have just a limited number, so hurry in to buy! Rodeo tickets on sale! Official Cattlemen's Days t-shirts for sale too! PRCA Rodeos are July 13, 14, 15.


SEASONS SCHOOLHOUSE would like to give 6 Points a HUGE shout out and thank you for donating materials to help us build our new outdoor music wall!

KIDS FREE FOAMY BOAT RACE this Saturday, June 24 at the Gunnison County Whitewater Park. 11:30 AM - 3 PM. Enjoy Vendors, Food, Water Education and Family fun!

IYENGAR YOGA OF GUNNISON SUMMER SCHEDULE @ The Main Street Clinic 320 N. Main Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 AM, Thursdays 8:00-9:30 AM, Saturdays 8:00-9:30 AM Call Candy for more info at 970-209-2793

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