Week of: 12/12/2018


announcements and notices...

A CHRISTMAS CAROL & A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Thursday Saturday, December 20 - 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Curtain at 7:00 p.m. Turn Back the Dial Readers Theatre presents two Old Time Radio Theatre performances to get you in the spirit this December. A Christmas Carol: A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge learns the real meaning of family thanks to Christmas visits by three ghosts. Soon Scrooge grows close to his nephew's sickly little son, Tiny Tim, only to find out that Tim may die soon. Scrooge then shows a glimmer of unaccustomed compassion that soon engulfs him and his family. A classic Christmas story first told in 1843. A Cowboy's Christmas Carol: While young Johnny is running away from home on a cold Christmas Eve, he comes across lawman Britt Ponset (played on the 1950's radio series by none other than Hollywood star Jimmy Stewart) who tells him the story of "Eben", a tightfisted old rancher who was visited by ghosts on Christmas Eve. A heart-warming Old West tale that revolves around Dicken's immortal classic. Adapted & directed for the Arts Center stage by Mike Callihan.


THE CSU MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM is taking applications now till January 4th. Classes are Thursdays Jan. 31-April 11. Learn the science of high altitude gardening and become a Master Gardener. For more information, visit us at or call 970-641-1260.

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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.

¡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

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!

MARBLE MANIA 2018 - The 21st annual "Marble Mania" marbles tournament will be played at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19th. It is open to any child in the Gunnison Valley age 6 through 14 and an adult partner age 21 or older. We will play the game of "RINGER" for ribbons and trophies, followed by a free PIZZA party for all participants. More information and sign up forms are available at the Gunnison Elementary School office, or by contacting Jerry Piquette, tournament director, at 970-641-0944 or email at: This tournament has always been great fun and promises to be the same this year. If you have never played marbles, no worries, you will learn as you play.

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

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

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



THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints invites you to join them in celebrating the Savior's birth on Saturday, December 15th from 5 to 7 P.M. Travel to Bethlehem and capture the true meaning of Christmas. 810 N 7th St.

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THINKING ABOUT GETTING OR GIVING a pet for the holidays? GUNNISON UNDERDOG RESCUE hopes you will consider adopting a homeless critter! If you would like to give a needy animal a forever, loving home, contact us for help or advice. Find us on Facebook (Gunnison Underdog Rescue - GUR) or text 970-209-7030.

"OUT THERE" PHOTOGRAPHY by Megan West & Tyler Williams Gallery Opening: Upper Gallery, GAC. Friday, December 7. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. From their first trip to Moab, to their latest trip to Switzerland, this exhibit is a collection of photographs of Megan & Tyler's adventures through life together. "Out there things can happen and frequently do and when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew. Just go right along, you'll start happening too." Dr. Seuss

"I CONTEND THAT FOR A NATION to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." Winston Churchill, Prime Minister To Great Britain and Leader of The World War 2 Western Allies against The Axis Powers. Robert Tim Allen 970- 596-8977

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.

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.

THIS WEEK AT THE CENTER: the Literary Pub Tour winds its inaugural way through a variety of pubs where you'll imbibe festive holiday drinks like rum wassail and hard spiced cider at each spot. Local authors Duane Vandenbusche, Brian Calvert, Sandy Fails, Alissa Johnson, Tyson Hausdoerffer, David Rothman, Dan Loftus and Molly Murfee read from their own works as well as pieces from the historic archives of early writers of the Gunnison Valley (Saturday, December 15). Shine bright at holiday get togethers by sinking your fingers into pie crust and fillings in our Easy as Pie culinary class (Thursday, December 13). Or, if you're looking to get creative pop into Holiday Paint Your Own Pottery (Saturday, December 15) or brush up on some technique with Winter Watercolor & Wine (Tuesday, December 18). And Art for Ages 11 14 features Leather Bracelets this month.

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.

VETERAN FLAGS FOR CEMETERY Support your Gunnison Veterans by donating to the flag project. Each 4ft X 6ft name embroidered flag, with pole and base, costs $50. As a Boy Scout working on my eagle project here in Gunnison, I need your help. Please consider donating as a tribute to our local veterans. Donations can be made to the Memorial Flags Project at the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley or for more info, please contact the McPhail family at 254-631-1902 or email

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.

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.

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.

KIDS COOK! HOLIDAY BAKING Workshops are now offered through Mountain Roots. Thurs, Dec 20, 4-7 p.m. Kids ages 10-16 will learn to bake traditional holiday goods from around the world. Register through Gunnison Rec Center. Scholarships and Choice Pass discounts available by emailing

THE ART STUDIO GALLERY CURRENTLY features the work of five of our outstanding workshop instructors with Audrey Anderson in fabric arts and 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. Downtown shoppers will fall in love with the variety of giftable, one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by this talented group. Show runs through December 15. At the Art Studio Gallery.

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.

IF YOU VOTED for the Gunnison Met Rec's deBruce-ing issue, 7D, on November 6, 2018, please take the time to listen to part 2 of the video of their 11/19 Board Meeting. It can be found at this link:

IF YOUR REALLY THANKFUL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, what do you share. This giving season think about neighbors, friends and co-workers struggling with food insecurity during the cold winter months. Share with those in need by helping Gunnison Country Food Pantry provide fresh food, milk and canned goods. You can help by giving a tax deductible donation in one of three ways: Mail to PO Box 7077, Gunnison. In person at the Pantry. Or online through our website: No one should go hungry!

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.

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.

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, 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

THE CSU MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM is taking applications now till Jan. 4th. Classes at the fairgrounds are Thursdays Jan. 31 - Apr.11 Learn the science of high altitude gardening and become a Master Gardener. For more information call 970-641-1260 or visit the website at

SANTA BABY: HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT - Friday, December 14. Doors open 7:00, Concert 7:30 p.m. Join vocalist Issa Forrest and pianist David J. Rothman for an evening of jazz and holiday standards that will make you feel both suave and sentimental. Enjoy hearing your favorite holiday songs in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theatre; perfect for the holiday season. Cash bar and holiday desserts available.

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.

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.


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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WATERCOLOR & WINE -Tuesday, December 18. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Join us for a fun and relaxing evening of wine tasting and watercolor painting. Artist and instructor Deirdre Jones will lead you step by step through an exciting project using a variety of unique watercolor techniques. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. $40 includes 2 drinks, light apps and instruction. Special: sign 4 up for the price of 3. Pre-registration and payment is required for all AND Series Events.

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.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Keep an eye out for abuse, neglect, and self neglect of older adults and people with disabilities. Call Adult Protective Services at 970-641-3244 or Law Enforcement to make a report of abuse against and at-risk adult.

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Open Community Show "Colorado Wildlife" Our amazing state offers some of the most beautiful wildlife found in North America. This Open Community show will feature just that. Showcase your best artwork in January's "Colorado Wildlife" exhibit in the Main Gallery. Open Shows give local and emerging artists the opportunity to submit their work for display in a dynamic and diverse way. Each artist is allowed a max of three entries within the theme and all mediums are welcome (paintings, clay, photography, jewelry, poetry, wood burning, etc). $10/entry, $8/members. Submission dates: 12/19 - 12/21

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:

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.

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.

CHRISTMAS BELLS CONCERT - Please join the UCC hand bell choir and friends as we present our gift of Christmas music. Free concert at 7 PM, Tuesday, December 18 at the Union Congregational Church 403 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte. We will be joined by friends with vocals, flute, piano, and guitar. This is a "don't miss" event for all ages. The concert is free, but donations are always appreciated.

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.

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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