Week of: 1/10/2018


announcements and notices...

¡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

¿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


KIDS COOK CLASSES with Mountain Roots starts Jan 18. Winter theme: "Warm Winter Meals." Different delicious cold-weather recipes every session. Register through Gunnison Rec Center. Scholarships available.

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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.

CHURCH OF GOOD SAMARITAN will be hosting a Community Dinner on January 17, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in Babb Hall 307 West Virginia. The dinner is free but donations are appreciated.

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 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!

SENIORS, there will be an Asian food Potluck, on Fri. Jan. 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Sr. Resources will be at the Senior Center on Mon. Jan. 22nd from 10:30 to noon. Come for any help or advice needed.

RESOLVE TO ADOPT A PET IN 2018! Gunnison Underdog Rescue (GUR) encourages you to open your heart and your home to a homeless pet in the New Year. Millions of perfectly healthy, friendly animals die needlessly each year simply because they are not adopted. Of course, GUR has some great pets for adoption, but so do many other rescues and shelters including Oh Be Dogful Pet Rescue, Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League, Paradise Animal Welfare Society, Montrose Animal Shelter, Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary and others. THEY ALL DESERVE HOMES! For more information about GUR adoptables, contact us at 970-209-7030.

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

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

SLIPS AND FALLS ARE ESPECIALLY COMMON in winter conditions. Be sure steps and walkways are clear before walking on them. Wear boots with rubber soles. If you use a cane, replace the rubber tip if it is worn down.

BOOMERS' BOOK CLUB meets on the first Wed. of each month at 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing "Evicted, Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond on Feb. 7th. Everyone is welcome.

COMPETITIVE MARBLES CLUB - The competitive marbles club will meet this winter and spring in the southeast basement of Chipeta Hall on the WSCU campus on Tuesday afternoon's from 4 to 5 p.m. on the days school is in session. It is open to any Gunnison valley youngster ages 6 thru 14. Kids may ride the "MUSTANG" bus from GES to the corner of East Georgia Ave, and North Colorado Street. Parents/guardians are expected to pick up children at the southeast entrance to Chipeta Hall promptly at 5:00 p.m. Call or email Jerry Piquette, program director, to sign up. Phone 970-641-0944. Email


CALVING MANAGEMENT PREPARATIONS and Practices seminar 1/18/18 at Montrose Public Library, 6 pm. Event is free and appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP to Marcella Fremgen at 970-964-3594 or:

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SENIOR NEWS: Each week at the Senior Center we're play MAH JONG Mon., Wed., and Fri., at 9:30 AM. Playing BRIDGE each Mon., and Wed., at 12:45 PM. ART FUN each Fri. at 1:00 PM & playing MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES also on Fri. at 1:00 PM.

HAVING DIFFICULTY PAYING FOR YOUR HEAT BILL? It is not too late to fill out a LEAP application! You can pick up an application at the Department of Health and Human Services located at the Fred Field House.

GET READY FOR the Gunnison Valley Women's March Weekend Jan, 20-21, 2018. All are welcome to join the Women's Marches on Jan. 20 and 21 in Gunnison and Crested Butte. Any gender, every age (even well-behaved pets on leashes) are encouraged to bring a friend; bring a sign in support of American values including equality and justice. In Gunnison at noon on Sat., Jan. 20, the Women's March will begin at Legion Park with a few well-chosen words. Among scheduled speakers are former state House Representative Diane Mitsch Bush, candidate for Congressional District 3, and incumbent state House Representative Barbara McLachlan. Marchers will use the sidewalks on a route that winds back to the park. A short clean-up and general meeting of its organizers, Gunnison Political Revolution (GPR), will follow. They also thank the Gunnison Country Democrats for their help. On Sun., Jan. 21, at noon Crested Butte's event will begin with group skiing at the bottom of Red Lady. Pre-march activities will start at 3 p.m. at the 4-Way followed by speakers at 3:30 p.m. The March itself will get underway at 4 p.m. At both marches, signs and costumes are highly encouraged. Women's March colors are pink, red and black.

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

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.

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

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.

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


FREE GUIDED MEDITATION AND DHARMA talk every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 at 115 S Colorado street (Here and Now Center - 2 houses behind Sherpa cafe). Bring water, cushions and chairs provided. Live broadcast from Way of Compassion dharma center.

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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.

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!

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.

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.


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

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 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.

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.

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!

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

GET READY FOR THE GUNNISON WOMEN'S MARCH Jan. 20. Sign-making party at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 11, in the Conference Room at Comfort Inn on N. Main. Bring your supplies and join the fun. For details, call 720-468-1066.

DID YOU KNOW OLDER ADULTS can lose body heat faster than when they were young? Being cold can turn into a dangerous problem before older adults even realize they are cold. Be sure to dress for the weather!

NEW NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING in Crested Butte on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at noon at UCC 403 Maroon. Closed meeting for addicts only.


FREE TAX PREPARATION. Mon/Tues afternoon & evening appointments available Feb. 5th-April 3rd. IRS certified & CPA reviewed. Western State VITA program. Must meet qualifications. Call 970-943-2019

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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's. Join the Alzheimer's Association on January 23rd from 12-1:00 PM at the Senior Center/ Rec Center. Bring a brown bag lunch and come learn information on detection, risk factors, treatment, and disease stages.


2018 Golden Marmots are February 3rd at the Mallardi Cabaret. Voting is open until January 29th. Award show is open to the public. Voting and tickets are online at

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NOTICE FEE SCHEDULE RESERVATION OF RIGHTS [UCC 1-308] NOTICE TO AGENT IS NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL, NOTICE TO PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO AGENT. I, a human being, commonly known as: John Thomas Jr. of the Stratton family (Jt), hereby and herein make known through this Notice my intent to assert, reserve, and exercise all of my freeborn inalienable rights. I herby establish and publish my FEE SCHEDULE for any transgressions(s) against me, my family, or anyone under my care that is or are perpetrated by peace officers, government principals, agents, justice system participants, and the govern-mental corporate-fictions/institutions/organizations that these wo/men and/or entities re-present and/or are employees of. Those FEES being a MINIMUM of: (1oz of Gold) ONE OUNCE OF GOLD ($1,340) per hour or portion thereof if being questioned, interrogated, or in any way detained, harassed, searched, or otherwise regulated; and, (5oz of Gold) FIVE OUNCES OF GOLD ($6,700) per hour or portion thereof if I am handcuffed, transported, incarcerated, or subjected to any adjudication process without express written and Notarized consent; and, (500oz of Gold) FIVE HUNDRED OUNCES OF GOLD ($670,000) for any violence or harm brought against me, my family, or anyone under my care, whether directly or by proxy; and (10oz of Gold) TEN OUNCES OF GOLD ($13,400) if any personal property is taken/stolen from me without express, written, and notarized consent. You have been Notified. Honor you Oath(s) and respect, defend, and uphold the Rights of the Sovereign People for this Republic. Stratton, John Thomas Jr. (Jt)


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