Week of: 2/13/2019


announcements and notices...

THE ART AND CRAFT OF SONGWRITING Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. February 13 & 20. A two-part workshop exploring the art and craft of songwriting; topics covered will include the creative process, song idea and concept, form and structure, rhyming patterns, melody, and overcoming obstacles such as finishing a work in progress that seems stuck. All levels and genres welcome. Bringing an instrument and a work in progress (or an idea for a song) is encouraged but not mandatory. Instructor: Chris Coady.

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.

GUNNISON BOXING CLUB meets M-F at 4PM. 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.

MOONLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: THUNDER & RAIN Saturday, February 16. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00 p.m. Thunder and Rain is a 4-piece acoustic americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions. Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band perfectly supports her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration. Gunnison Arts Center Black Box Theatre.

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.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230, all property will be sold or disposed of unless claimed prior to February 23, 2019, and/or all rent/fees are paid: Unit #55 Epifania Lopez & Unit A-49 Raquel Minerza

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

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.

ART FOR AGES 11 TO 14 Acrylic Painting on Canvas: Tuesday, February 12. 3:45 - 6 p.m. Choose from a variety of mediums and projects throughout the winter and spring seasons! February 12 features Acrylic Painting on Canvas. Create a stunning interpretation of the piece, Aurora Borealis. Students learn color mixing and blending techniques for the background, and techniques to render tree forms in the foreground - keeping in mind the "rule of thirds" for good overall composition. Other sessions include: Photography Skills with Lydia Stern (3/27); Beaded Jewelry (4/24). Take one class, several or all of them! Monthly December 19 through April 24. Take one class, several or all of them! Monthly through April 24. At the Art Studio. Instructor: Mary Tuck.

MUD WRESTLING: Thursday, February 7. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Grab a partner or friend and get your hands dirty with clay at the Art Studio's monthly "Mud Wrestling" evenings. We hand you and your "date" a hunk of mud (er, clay that is) and literally see what you can make of it. Mix in a cocktail and you have a surefire way of getting hands on experience with this wonderful medium. Sculpt his 'n her's sake cups,sushi bowls, jewelry dishes,and more. Your pieces are fired in our kiln, with the first firing included, then take your piece home as raw bisque, or return to the Art Studio during a Paint-Your-Own Pottery event to glaze and re-fire your creations for an additional $10 fee. Other session date: Thursday, March 7. Cocktails and supplies are included in the price, and we mix up something yummy to eat every month! No experience necessary. At the Art Studio. Instructor:Laura Elm. 111 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; (970) 349-7044

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP - For parents/caregivers who have children who self-harm, who are suicidal, or who are struggling emotionally. First meeting/planning: Sunday, February 24th, 6-7 p.m. Location: Jermaine's, 728 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO. We all struggle, and sometimes we need support. This is a group for parents/caregivers, so that we don't have to feel alone. We are here to get through this challenging time together. (This is an informal support group, not lead by a therapist) For more information contact Mandy 970-275-2256.

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

WINTER WATERCOLOR & WINE SERIES: Thursday, February 14 4:45 - 7:15 p.m. Join a step-by-step watercolor painting class over winter evenings at the Center! Suzanne guides the group through a watercolor painting from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, wash and watercolor painting techniques, composition, and more. February 14 features painting For the Love of Trees with a technique focus on repetition and rhythm. Other sessions include a technique focus on: Washes & Texture Techniques (3/14); Study of Light & Shadow (4/4) at the Art Studio; Color & Movement (5/2). Wine is 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. Held one Thursday a month through May. Instructor: Suzanne Pierson.

CULINARY ARTS - WHISK(E)Y SCHOOL : Strictly Bourbon: Thursday, February 28. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Whisk(e)y curious? Get a handle on the basics of the most popular spirit in America! Learn how distilleries mix corn, charred new oak and time to make bourbon as you sample a variety of top-shelf bottles as well as how to nose, taste and evaluate different Bourbons as you sample a variety of top-shelf bottles. The final Whisk(e)y School session is Laws Whiskey House (3/7). At the Center for the Arts Lobby. Instructor: Sommelier & Spirits Expert Aaron Tomcak.

"THE WICKIUP INVESTIGATION" Film Screening February 16th, 3:00 p.m. In partnership with the Rocky Mt. PBS and Colorado Mesa University, the Ute Indian Museum will host a screening of the new Colorado Experience documentary, "The Wickiup Project". The Colorado Wickiup Project seeks to record the sites of historic Ute seasonal camps and conserve the remaining wooden structures that lay scattered across Colorado. Free with the cost of Museum Admission, in Montrose.

CULINARY ARTS - SAUSAGE MAKING: Wednesday, February 27. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ever wondered how the sausage is made? Explore the world of fresh sausage as you learn to prepare, season, grind and stuff your own links in different styles and with three types of meat beef, elk and wild boar. Learn the skills, recipe ratios and ingredients including natural casings you need to become a regular sausage maker. Return home with recipes and samples from class. Great for hunters who want to learn how to use some of the meat in the freezer! Instructor: Chef Ivan Giani.

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CRESTED BUTTE FILM FESTIVAL - Oscar Short Films: Friday, February 15 Sunday, February 17. Times vary. Bringing the world's best short films to town, Crested Butte Film Festival teams with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars folks) for the fourth consecutive year. Come see all three nights of Oscar Nominated Best Short Films in three categories Documentary (Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m.), Live Action - scripted and acted stories (Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m.) and Animation (Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m.). See if your picks for best films win when they're announced live at the 91st annual Academy Awards' Oscar telecast on February 24. Running time: 120 minutes each night. Not yet rated.

ARDEN SAUNDERS: "EVERY ANGLE" - Arden's sculptural process consists of manipulating plywood to create unique forms that carry a sense of movement, physicality and mass. She investigates structures that are at once organic and intuitive. Skeletal forms serve as inspiration - bones and unseen parts of the body referenced in each unique sculpture. After assembling the pieces, the shape alters from the body references. She embraces the change of form that comes out of process and labor, a progression that allows her to just "go with it." Show runs January 28 February 25. Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 13. 6 - 8 p.m. At the Piper Gallery.

BIBLE CLASS - Sunday afternoon at 3:30 at the Quality Inn in Gunnison, February 17th and 24th.

BOOK TALK - FEBRUARY 7, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. The 'Book Talk' group meets September through June. The book list is compiled from members' input and discussions take place monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the GAC. All lovers of books are welcome to join the discussion each month. February's Book is "The Hare with Amber Eyes: a hidden inheritance" by Edmund de Waal.

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.

THE GUNNISON COUNTRY SHOPPER will be CLOSED Monday February 18th in observation of PRESIDENT'S DAY. All deadlines remain the same.

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!

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

SARAH SCHMIDT: "HAPPY TRAILS" Sarah Schmidt combines her love of figure and landscape painting for this collection created especially for a town in love with the outdoors. Inspired by the trails and people who love enjoying them, she captured moments only found in deep nature. This could be the tranquility of a cross-country trail, or the exhilaration of biking down a mountain - each painting is a reminder of why we live, play and stay here in Crested Butte. Opening Reception: Friday, March 1. 5 - 7 p.m. Show runs February 25 - March 18. At the Piper Gallery.

PASTEL PAINTING SERIES: Mondays, February 11 - 25. 5:30 7:30 p.m. In this three-day class, create a series of pastel paintings with similar subjects that can be hung together in a collection. Begin each piece with an under painting, using various materials to produce exciting effects. This method produces a rich quality in each work that can set the mood, feel and richness of the final piece. The final series can be hung together as a grouping of related images. Open to all levels, including beginner pastel painters. At the Art Studio. Mondays for three weeks. Instructor:Becky Chappell.

FIGURE DRAWING (AGES 18+) - Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. February 18 - March 11. Are you looking for that perfect opportunity to dust off your drawing tools and find a community of drawers? Artists of all experience levels are invited to join these single day live model drawing sessions. These fun, professional Monday night sessions will include light instruction and are intended to be an open practice time for artists to hone their skills. Students will need to bring their own drawing supplies; easels and drawing boards will be provided. Minimum 4 students to run. Instructor: Spencer Musser.


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.

COUPLES CLASS - APHRODISIAC COOKING: Wednesday, February 13. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Turn up the heat this Valentine's Day as you learn to cook delectable dishes with your sweetheart. From asparagus and avocado to ginger, garlic and strawberries, aphrodisiac foods are widely considered to arouse sexual desire. You'll have to be the judge as you enjoy this romantic three-course dinner, including Watermelon, Pomegranate and Champagne Granita; Oysters Valentine; and Molten Chocolate Cake a menu sure to get you in the mood! At the Nordic Inn. Instructor: Chef Ivan Giani.


2019 CRAB FEED TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Tickets for the March 30th event are $65 per person for a night of all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad, beer and wine! Visit for more info and to purchase tickets.

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THE SWEETHEART DANCE! Saturday, Feb. 16th, 6 to 9 pm at the Elks Lodge. Everyone is invited, FREE to all ages! Door Prizes, Snacks and Beverages included! If you would like to volunteer to help out, please call Bob Wojtko at 970-641-1292.

DANCE AND SERIES EVENT: Latin Rhythms & Rum Friday, February 15. 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Explore the lively and upbeat dance styles of Latin America in this dance AND Series Event. Learn the basics steps of Merengue, Salsa, and Bachata while sipping on a selection of Montanya Rum inspired cocktail drinks. Price includes two drinks and light appetizers. No dance experience necessary! Couples and individuals welcome! GAC Dance Studio. (Space is limited, pre-registration is available) Instructors: Fabrianna & Frank Ayala.

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

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.

ART STUDIO GALLERY FEATURED ARTISTS - The Art Studio Gallery currently features the work of five of our outstanding workshop instructors with Audrey Anderson in watercolor; Peggy Stenmark: watercolors and acrylics; Laura Elm: ceramics, drawings, paintings; Suzanne Pierson: watercolors; and Mary Tuck: acrylics, watercolor, fabric art and Precious Metal Clay; and Christina Stillwagon: stained glass. Downtown shoppers will fall in love with the variety of giftable, one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by this talented group. Show runs through April 15. Artist Reception: Saturday, February 16. 5 - 8 p.m. during ArtWalk. At the Art Studio Gallery.

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

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.

FREE LEGAL CLINIC at your Gunnison County Libraries in Gunnison & Crested Butte Wednesday February 13, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at the Gunnison Library at 307 Wisconsin Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230, and also at the Old Rock Community Library at 504 Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte, CO 81224. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. To be added to the sign-up sheet, please contact the Ann Zugelder Library at 970-641-3485 in Gunnison or the Old Rock Community Library at 970-349-6535. Upcoming dates in 2019 are: February 13; March 13; April 10; May 8; June 12; July 10; August 14; September 11; October 9; November 13; December 11, 2019. ALL FREE! BY APPOINTMENT

CUB SCOUT PACK 476 PINEWOOD DERBY Friday, February 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the Fred Filed Center. Inviting all Cub Scout Alumni to come and race your car. Also looking for businesses to sponsor a car. For more information contact Mandy 970-275-2256.

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.

LITERARY SALON SERIES : TJ Gerlach & Jennifer Rane Hancock: Tuesday, February 26. 6 - 8 p.m. Free. A networking event for writers, readers and anyone with a professional interest in literature to discuss writing and make new friends. Every Salon hosts guest speakers, making for an informative, lively event. Tuesday, February 26 features two Colorado Mesa University professors - novelist and short story writer TJ Gerlach and poet Jennifer Hancock. TJ has appeared in The Wisconsin Review,Press, and The Review of Contemporary Fiction. He will discuss the "die-cut derivative" exercise he used to write the flash fiction pieces in his new collection, Camouflauge (Lithic Press), as well how writers use other's work as inspiration. Jennifer's poetry has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review,Crab Orchard Review, and Third Coast with her collection, Between Hurricanes, published by Lithic Press. Jennifer will discuss her current project - poems exploring climate change through the lens of the baseball poem. Literary Salons are held the last Tuesday of every month. Future session: March 26. At the Eldo.

¡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

SPRING BREAK KIDS HANDS-ON HISTORY Day Camp March 18th - 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join the Ute Indian Museum for Ute Stories, Beadwork, Fry Bread Cooking, Archaeology Digs, Tipi Building and Native Plant Gardening. Open to kids ages 6-10. In Montrose

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.

WIRE JEWELRY (AGES 7+) Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. February 20 & 27. Create your very own one of a kind jewelry! In this class, students will master the basics of wire wrapping and beading to craft unique and fun jewelry. Instructor: Deirdre Jones.

MURDER IN THE MOUNTAINS Mini Noir Festival: Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23. This thrilling festival weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery writing kicks off with a free reading Noir in the Bar at the Eldo on Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m. with bestselling authors Barbara Nickless and Kevin J. Anderson, joined by local writer Harry Woods. Then on Saturday, the Murder in the Mountains Panel connects the Gunnison Valley with Scotland's Granite Noir, in a live exchange with crime fiction authors across the Atlantic. Murder & Mystery in the Gunnison Valley features Gunnison County Coroner Michael Barnes and historian Duane Vandenbusche. Pinot & Noir Mystery Writing and Wine Tasting Workshop teaches how to plant clues and red herrings and the art of the twist. Young detectives will want to join the Junior Forensic Workshop. Don't miss the culminating Murder Mystery Dinner at the Slogar. Individual event tickets available or purchase a full Festival Pass for $100. More information is at

¿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

INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES and Gunnison Valley Health present Time to Get Well Matched, an Evening of Wellness Speed Dating February 21, 2019 at Django's 209 Elk Ave., Crested Butte 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, appetizers at 5:30, events starts at 6:00 PM Please RSVP by Friday, February 15 at

WRITING WITH PURPOSE & PASSION: Monday, February 18. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Commemorate President's Day by practicing your First Amendment privileges and writing for a change! Does getting politically active feel intimidating? Gain the skills and confidence to research, organize and write influential pieces such as letters to congressional representatives, newspaper editors, land management agencies and beyond. Course includes resources on tracking the issues, collecting contacts, and getting informed. Instructor: Molly Murfee.

GUNNISON VALLEY HOSPICE is seeking a volunteer to assist with event coordination. Please contact Nici at 970-641-4254 for additional information.

HEALING HEARTS: GROWING THROUGH Grief Support Group. Have you or someone you know recently lost a loved one? We welcome you to join our 8-week group focused on hope, learning, and healing through the grieving process. For more information contact Nici Graves, LSW at 970-641-4254.

ART SPARK (AGES 5 - 7) Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. February 7 - March 14. In this six week class, students will be exploring various mediums by completing a new project every day. Min. 4 students to run. Projects will be listed on the GAC website. Instructor: Lauren Dolloff.


WCU ATHLETICS IS ACCEPTING tax-deductible donations or underwritings for the Sam Boyd Crab Feed and Auction Dinner, presented by Lacy Construction and United Companies, March 30. Call 970-943-2026 to donate vacation packages, memorabilia, antiques, etc.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Calling all ceramic lovers! The Gunnison Arts Center is holding their first Clay theme Open Community Art Show this March. This exhibit is open to all levels and ages of local ceramic artists to submit their work for display. We are accepting anything created with clay; functional pottery, wall hangings, sculptures, hand-built creations and more! Submissions are due to be dropped off at the GAC on 2/21 or 2/22. Submissions are $8/piece or $5/piece for GAC members. This exhibit will open at the First Friday ArtWalk on March 1 and will be on display until March 29 in the Upper Gallery.

NEW PRICING FOR SHOPPER READER ADS! Paid classified ads will have a new minimum of 20 words instead of 18. The price for the 20 word will remain the same, $6. Paid reader ads include: Businesses, Services, Real Estate, Firewood, etc. Please give us a call 970-641-3148 to promote you business or service.

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!

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.

PAT GREEN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21. 8 p.m. One of the most influential modern stars in Texas' long country-music tradition, legendary troubadour Pat Green once again brings his sold-out show to the Center. Since 1995, Pat has released 13 albums, and sold more than two million records, racking up a staggering 12 Number Ones on the Texas Radio chart (including his most-recent single, "Drinkin' Days"). He's been nominated for three Grammy awards and is still regarded as one of the most electrifying entertainers on tour. Pat's trailblazing songs have been instrumental in putting Texas country on the map, paving the way for scores of other artists who share his passion for authenticity. Pat plays with his full band for this concert. Opening Act: Teddy Robb.

FRUITION: Thursday, February 28. 8:30 p.m. Portland-based quintet Fruition brings a rock-and-roll sensibility to their folk-rooted sound, delicately crafting it with elements of psychedelia and soul. Sublime harmonies are balanced with gritty vitality with a range that spans from shimmering soul to giddy psych-pop. Their dynamic musicality features purposeful inventiveness resulting in intricately textured work. Through the years, the band has evolved from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock act, eventually taking the stage at such major festivals as Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass inspiring Rolling Stone to praise their "raucous originals filled with heartfelt lyrics and stadium-worthy energy" and name them "8 Best Things We Saw" at DelFest in 2016. Fruition is Jay Cobb Anderson (vocals, lead guitar, harmonica), Kellen Asebroek (vocals, rhythm guitar, piano), Mimi Naja (vocals, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitar), Jeff Leonard (bass), and Tyler Thompson (drums, banjo).

COMMUNITY DANCE: 10TH ANNUAL Sweetheart Dance, Saturday, 2/16, 6PM to 9PM. Elks Club 123 S. Main Street. FREE. Door prizes, snacks, floor show, photo booth! An evening full of fun and dance. Dress up in your Gunnison finery!

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.


GUNNISON ARTS CENTER. I would like to express a Special Thank You to the Board and Staff for providing an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their 'Colorado Wildlife' art interpretations in the January show. A Warm Thank You goes out to the local patrons in participating in the Gallery show. I would also like to extend a Heartfelt Thank You to the person or persons who purchased my photography photos and book. I had a sold out show. Many Thanks to you all, Teresa Golden

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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:


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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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 CB MTN HERITAGE MUSEUM is seeking volunteers and interns to assist with cataloging historic photographs, artifacts, textiles, and documents relating the Gunnison Valley. No experience necessary, training provided. Contact Nel Burkett at or call 970-349-1880.

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UP CYCLED RESIN JEWELRY Workshop Saturday, February 16. 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m. In this single day workshop, students will learn how to take apart old jewelry and rearrange the components inside new shapes with colorful backgrounds, and then preserve them in doming resin. It's easy and fun! Instructor: Deirdre Jones.

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.

BARRE SCULPT Wednesday, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. February 20. Lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this hour long barre workout class. We'll use the fundamentals of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates to sculpt long lean dancer bodies. All of the movements are small and will work each of your muscles to fatigue. This is a low impact, full body work out designed to not only make you stronger physically but also mentally. No dance experience required! Guys welcome! Bring a yoga mat (optional: 2-5 lb. hand weights, resistance bands, sm. Pilates ball and/or yoga blocks.) Instructors: Alexandria Rodriguez.

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.

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.

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.

G.V.A.W.L. SPAYGHETTI FUNDRAISER - Monday, March 4 at Palisades Restaurant starting at 5:00 p.m. Save the date! More info. to follow!


Speed-Repping with Elected Officials! Come get to know your Gunnison County Representatives in a fun and interactive setting on February 21st in the Mural Room of Western's Library from 5-6:30pm. Hosted by Western's Politics Club, open to the whole community.

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2019/20 Lake Preschool & Kindergarten Registration available online at on April 1, 2019

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DOGS ON LEASH OR IN SIGHT. I've been approached and followed by three different dogs the last two days while running with my dog on leash. When I'm in the flow of running and a dog pops out of no where, it can be startling and alarming. I can't be certain your pup is friendly, though I want to give all dogs the benefit of the doubt. Without an owner in sight to call the dogs back, it's made for some uncomfortable running situations. Please just be mindful of where your dog is.