Week of: 9/26/2018


announcements and notices...

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 29TH at 5:00 p.m. for an evening celebrating Coldharbour Institute. The 2nd Annual fundraiser will be held at Parker Pastures where we'll enjoy a farm to table style dinner, convene with friends, and raise funds to support Coldharbour Institute's programming in the Gunnison Valley. Visit for tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!

CREATIVITY & COCKTAILS SERIES - Cocktails & Canvases: Wednesday, September 26. 5:15 7:45 p.m. A rotating series of classes similar to our beloved "Cocktails & Canvases" but with a whole new set of art mediums and projects. In this traditional C&C class, paint The Dragonfly in acrylics on canvas. Drinks served to participants 21 and older, so you can relax and create! All supplies and your first drink included. Absolutely no art experience necessary. Held on four different occasions Wednesdays and Thursdays September 26 through December 27. At Tully's in Crested Butte South. Instructor: Mary Tuck.

NEED DITCH SEALANT? The GUNNISON CONSERVATION DISTRICT is a distributor. We also sell custom native wild flower and grass seed mixes. Call our new number at 970-707-3047.

GUNNISON CONSERVATION DISTRICT sells custom native wild flower and grass seed. For a custom mix call 970-642-4461

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!

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.

ART START FOR TODDLERS (Ages 2 5 w/caregiver) Fridays, 2:30 3:15 p.m. September 21 - November 16. Take a moment and create some art with your little one! You and your little artist will play and experiment with several mediums, as well as learn fundamental art skills. Visit the GAC website for planned art projects each day. Instructor: Kora Gibson. $80/full 9 weeks, $70/7 class punch card, $65/5 class punch card, $40/3 class punch card, $15 drop in.

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.

LET'S PLAY MARBLES - Join the marbles club this fall. It is open to kids ages 6 thru 14 and will be held in the Gunnison Elementary School lobby on Wednesday afternoons from 3:35 to 4:05 p.m. beginning September 26th. Sign up at the school office or contact Jerry Piquette 970-641-0944 or email It is free and everything is provided. Kids have a great time learning this pastime of years ago along with learning lifetime skills and good sportsmanship.

WATERCOLOR & WINE SERIES - Subjective vs. Objective: Tuesday, October 2. 5:15 7:45 p.m. Grab a glass of wine and learn to paint a watercolor masterpiece with step-by-step instruction. Be guided through a watercolor painting from start to finish, with instruction on setting up to paint; wash and watercolor painting techniques; composition and more. October 2 features the painting of Snow Bike Day with a technique focus on subjective vs. objective. Other topics include: painting Mountain Village in Winter with a technique focus on landscape tips (10/30); Peace Love & Snow with a technique focus on winter holiday joy cards (11/27); Chickadee Patience with a technique focus on balance and color (12/18). Wine provided to participants 21 and older, so relax and create! All watercolor supplies and your first glass of wine is included. Absolutely no watercolor experience is necessary! At the Center for the Arts. Instructor: Suzanne Pierson.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FREE LOCAL YARD SALE MAPS: available at the Shopper office!

LA CLÍNICA DE VACUNACIÓN CONTRA LA INFLUENZA (gripe) 2018. Crested Butte: jueves 18 de octubre de 2-6 pm Town Hall, 507 Maroon Ave. Sin cita. Para más información: Oficina Multicultural 970-641-7999 o a Salud Pública 970-641-0209 (Tracy). La clínica de vacunación contra la influenza (gripe) 2018 en Gunnison será el jueves 25 de octubre de 2-6 de la tarde en la oficina de Salud Pública y Servicios Humanos, 220 N. Spruce Street (antes 225 N. Pine, donde está la Oficina Multicultural). Adentro del edificio por la entrada Norte sobre calle Spruce o afuera (en su carro) por la entrada sobre la calle Virginia. Para más información: Oficina Multicultural 970-641-7999 o Salud Pública 970-641-0209 (Tracy) La clínica de vacunación contra la influenza (gripe) 2018 en Gunnison será el jueves 25 de octubre de 2-6 de la tarde en la oficina de Salud Pública y Servicios Humanos. 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 médico. Para más información: Oficina Multicultural 970-641-7999 o Salud Pública 970-641-0209 (Tracy). La clínica de vacunación contra la influenza (gripe) 2018 en Gunnison será el jueves 25 de octubre de 2-6 de la tarde en la oficina de Salud Pública y Servicios Humanos. Se recomienda la vacuna para todos comenzando a los 6 meses de edad. Usted puede rellenar los formularios en línea y traerlos con usted. Vaya Para más información: Oficina Multicultural 970-641-7999 o Salud Pública 970-641-0209 (Tracy)


CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN THEATRE PRESENTS : "Body Awareness" - A dark comedy that explores sexuality's endless capacity to make us miserable. October 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th at 7:00 PM

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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.


A WINTER JOB FAIR will be held at Western's University Center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2. Free to attend and open to the public. Employers registration is free, contact Craig in Career Services to learn more: 970-943-2314 or

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MOTOR VEHICLE: IF YOU PROVIDE your plate number, VIN number, or insurance card, when you visit by the office to do your renewal; it will greatly speed up your transaction time, so you can spend your day doing what you want to do.

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

CHEATGRASS PROBLEMS are best addressed in the Fall prior to a hard freeze. The Gunnison Conservation District carries the herbicide PLATEAU to best fight this noxious weed, which is dangerous to pets and wildlife. Call now to order at 970-707-3047.

GUNNISON BOXING CLUB meets M-F at 4PM. Beginners Welcome (Ages 9 & Up). Gain fitness and learn self defense skills. Meets on WSCU Campus in Mears Hall basement. Club Fee charged per semester. Call Coach Tom at 303-881-7778 for more information.

WESTERN ALUMNI HOMECOMING EVENTS: Friday Oct., 5 10:00 a.m. Western Alums! Western Alumni Golf Outing at Dos Rios Golf Course. Register your team today!l 970-943-2493. Friday Oct., 5 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Calling all Western Alums! Homecoming Kick Off Celebration and the traditional lighting of the "W" at the Borick Business Building. Saturday Oct., 6 11:00 a.m. Alumni Tailgate at the Mountaineer Bowl. Come support the Mountain Sports program here at Western. Your ticket will help current student-athletes! Go Western! Tickets - $30 Adult, $15 Kid. Tickets include food, a drink, and a ticket to the football game. Purchase tickets here:

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.


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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1 IN 10 ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 60 experience some form of abuse. Call local law enforcement or adult protective services at 970-641-3244 to make a report. It takes a community to stand up to abuse!

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of the Gunnison Valley schedule of Candidate and Issues Forums at Gunnison and Crested Butte: - October 9 Gunnison Valley LWV local meeting at 11:30 a.m. Presentation of state and local ballot issues. UGRWCD Office, 210 W. Spencer, Gunnison. Public is invited. - October 11 Gunnison Valley LWV Candidate and Ballot Issues Forum at 5:30 p.m. CB Town Hall, 507 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte - October 16 Gunnison Valley LWV Candidate and Ballot Issues Forum, 7 p.m. Fred Field Multipurpose Building, 275 S. Spruce, Gunnison Other Important Events and Dates - October 9 Go-Live for LWV website - October 14 Gunnison Country Times Candidate Debate and Forum at Gunnison High School 7 p.m. - October 15 First day ballots may be sent to voters - October 16 CO State Senate District 5 Debate WSCU South Ballroom 5:30 p.m. - October 21 Crested Butte News Candidate Forum planned for 6 p.m. at Crested Butte Center for the Arts, 606 Sixth Street - October 23 CO House Districts 59 and 61 Debate WSCU South Ballroom 6:30 p.m. - November 6 Election Day ballots due by 7 p.m.

¿HA TENIDO LA CONVERSACIÓN? No es fácil pensar en el fin de la vida. Es aún más difícil hablar de ello. Venga miércoles 13 de junio 5 de la tarde. Biblioteca Pública de Gunnison 307 N Wisconsin St. para aprender, hacer preguntas, compartir su experiencia y llenar una directiva de cuidado de salud. En español. Llame a la Oficina Multicultural 970-641-7999.

GUNNISON REC CENTER ADULT MEMBERS - Please take advantage of your FREE "FIT CONNECT" Thursday's at Colorado Fitness. Come take a class at 6 AM, 8:45 AM or Noon or just come in and workout. Colorado Fitness is open from 5:45 AM until 9 PM.

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.

ART STUDIO GALLERY Featured Artists Reception: Saturday, September 22. 5:30 8:30 p.m. The Art Studio Gallery currently features the work of five of our outstanding workshop instructors with Judith Cassel-Mamet: mixed media and collage; Peggy Stenmark: watercolors and acrylics; Laura Elm: ceramics, drawings, paintings; Suzanne Pierson: watercolors; and Mary Tuck: acrylics, watercolor, fabric art and Precious Metal Clay. Downtown shoppers will fall in love with the variety of giftable, one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by this talented group. Show runs through October 15. At the Art Studio Gallery.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO PLANT WILDFLOWER SEED. But it's best to do it in late fall prior to the snow. Call the Gunnison Conservation District for instructions. We still have a lovely mix of native flower seed in stock. Fire Reclamation will deplete seed availability next year. Stock up! 970-707-3047.

¿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

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER: St. Peter's Parish Hall on Sunday October 14 serving from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This dinner is sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children. Funds raised will be donated locally to support those with intellectual disabilities. Desserts by Altar and Rosary Ladies.

KWSB CELEBRATES 50 YEARS of broadcasting. Join in the fun during Western's Homecoming, October 5 & 6, 2018. Friday open house and parade entry. Saturday culminates with dinner/party, all for only $25. Hatcher, Rees, Venturo, Draper, Gelwicks, Schliesman are scheduled to attend. Not to be missed. Learn more at

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.

¡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 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.

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.

SNEAK PEEK OF THE Crested Butte Film Festival - "North of Nightfall" : Thursday, September 20. 7 p.m. Hidden among the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month winters mean the area is normally devoid of human life. But each summer, this frozen landscape flourishes under endless daylight, revealing a spectacular ecosystem. Join Darren Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom Van Steenbergen as they embark on an expedition to the top of the world to explore this relatively unknown land. In doing so, they discover a changing environment steeped in history along with challenging terrain unlike anything anyone's ridden to date. Running time: 66 minutes. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets at

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:



....DON'T MISS IT!...Six Points' Annual Art Show during First Friday Art Walk at the Gunnison Arts Center Upstairs Gallery, Friday, Oct. 5th, from 5-8 PM. Art work and two play performances. Thank you for your support of Six Points!

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GUNNISON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT is conducting a drill of the Code Red Emergency Notification System on 9/28/2018. If you have not yet registered your cell phone and/or email, please go the Gunnison County website at and click on the Code Red logo to register. Having your cell phone and email addresses included in the system ensures that you will receive emergency messages associated with your physical address. For additional questions, contact Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481.

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.

THE 2018 MASS FLU CLINIC in Crested Butte will be on Thursday, Oct. 18th at CB Town Hall from 2-6 PM Walk-in only. THE 2018 MASS FLU CLINIC IN GUNNISON will be on Thursday, Oct. 25th from 2-6 PM at the Health and Human Service building, located at 220 N. Spruce Street (previously referred to as O'Leary Building / 225 N. Pine St.) Walk-In available through the north entrance and Drive-Thru available through the south entrance on Virginia St. $25 fee for Vaccinations Public Health will bill your insurance. If you do not have insurance, donations will be accepted. Medicaid, Medicare Part B, and most health insurances accepted. Vaccines for uninsured are also available. Please bring insurance card. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone beginning at age 6 mos. It is encouraged you to visit the Gunnison County website at and prefill the appropriate form and bring them with you to the Flu Clinic. For more information, please call Gunnison County Health and Human Services at 970-641-0209.

FALL DANCE CLASSES @ GAC - Dance is for EVERYONE at the Gunnison Arts Center, come join us this fall! Classes begin the week of September 24. Choose from Mickies & Minnies (Ages 2-4), Ballet/Tap Combo (Ages 4-6 & 7-10), Hop Hop (Ages 5-8 & 9-12), Adult Back to Ballet, Adult Aerial Conditioning, Adult Ballet/Barre Conditioning, and Adult Tap (Advanced Beg./Int.). Find the full schedule & register online 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.

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

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

LISA ELLISON: "DON'T FENCE ME IN' - A summation of painter Lisa Ellison's idea of the artist's life. She shuns restrictions and boundaries while embracing freedom, spontaneity and following her muse. In this vein, she gravitates towards painting the natural world in all its abundance - be it still life or plein air. Her aim is to share with you the rare beauty of the natural world, as seen through her eyes. Show runs through September 24. At the Piper Gallery.

THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION has a 24/7 helpline that provides reliable information and support to those who need assistance, such as people living with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals, and members of the public. Call 800-272-3900 for assistance.

PLAY IT FORWARD PING PONG TOURNAMENT - Fundraiser for Gunnison Valley Education Foundation - Sunday - 9/30/18 - 9 AM to 2 PM - Gunnison High School - Registration forms for players at CFGV 520 N. Main Street. (We also NEED TO BORROW PING PONG TABLES in good condition, contact Dave at 970-275-1486 for more information.)

COMING TO THE GUNNISON COMMUNITY, An empowering 5 1/2 hour workshop for girls ages 8 -12 and their moms. The day is filled age appropriate empowering, honest information and fun activities. We talk about the whole self: mind, body, spirit. Discussion of the "weirdness" of it all in a playful, realistic and reverent way (Yes it can be done) Games, art work, discussion, connection and FUN! Walk away with a first moon ceremony, and a strong mother -daughter connection to weather the storms to come. For more info and to register visit: Date-10/21/18 9-2:30 at the Kooler Shop in Gunnison or call 970-596-8954

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - Need senior portraits? Contact Katie to book a photography session for Fall 2018. For more information and to view portrait gallery, visit:

GET READY FOR HALLOWEEN and join us as we learn to dance to THRILLER. 5 PM on Mondays and 12:30 PM on Thursdays starting October 1st at Colorado Fitness.

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.

YOU CAN TAKE AWAY THE POWER BY SHARING your experience. Free support is available 24/7. Call our crisis support line at 970-252-6220 or text HOME to 741741. OR call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. A public service announcement brought to you by the Health Coalition of the Gunnison Valley.

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

PLEASE WEAR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING while running, biking or walking on Gunnison County Roads after dark. Thank you!

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!

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.


....don't miss it!...Six Points' annual art show during First Friday Art Walk at the Gunnison Arts Center Upstairs Gallery, Friday, Oct. 5th, from 5-8 pm. Art work and two play performances. Thank you for your support of Six Points!

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Come to the Gunnison Valley Poetry Festival, Oct. 12-14, Gunnison Arts Center. The festival features award-winning poets/teachers from across Colorado. Readings Friday and Saturday night. Workshops all day Saturday. Keynote speaker: Art Goodtimes. Info and tickets: