Week of: 4/17/2019


announcements and notices...

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

MEMORIAL DAY IS SOON TO ARRIVE. Let GUNNISON CEMETERY help you memorialize your loved ones whose ashes have or will be scattered elsewhere. Have their name engraved on the Memorial Tablet. Spaces purchased before April 30th will be engraved by Memorial Day. For further information call 970-642-1152 or email:

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!

AND SERIES EVENT: WATERCOLOR & WINE Thursday, April 18, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Watercolor & Wine is not your typical art class it's a small art party in a fun, relaxing environment. Artist and instructor, Karen Hill, will lead you step by step through an exciting project using a variety of unique watercolor techniques. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Karen Hill. Special: sign 4 up for the price of 3. Center for the Arts CB

INTRO TO ACTING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - Saturdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. March 30, April 27, & May 18. Whether standing on a stage is your greatest love OR your biggest fear, this is the class for you. Using theatre based games and activities, we will lean in to the basic tenants of acting: trusting yourself, being in the moment, and confidently using your voice. Whatever your career hopes, these skills will serve you! NO experience needed, just come ready to play! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that stay on your feet. This class will be held once a month on Saturdays. Please pre-register, min. 6 students to run each session. GAC Dance Studio. Instructor: Heather Hughes.

THIS WEEK THE CRESTED BUTTE Film Festival's Monthly Film Series presents Andy Irons: Kissed by God(Thursday, April 18 @ 7 p.m.). Next,Creativity and Cocktails: Leather & Liquor takes place (Tuesday, April 23 @ 5:30 p.m.) and the final session of Art for Ages 11-14: Beaded Jewelry (Wednesday, April 24, 2:15 - 5:15 p.m.)

PLANT SALE, Vegetables & herbs for high altitude gardens. Sunday April 28th, 10 AM - 1 PM at Fred Field Center (Gunnison Fairgrounds). Hosted by Gunnison Valley Producers' Guild and WCU Organics Guild. For booth space contact for more info.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! The Gunnison Valley Observatory is looking for volunteers to assist with our summer season, greeters, small scope operators and basic maintenance. No experience is needed, but a strong desire to learn is essential. Email Mike Brooks,

AMERICAN LEGION ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Sunday, April 21st @ 1 - 1:30 p.m. At the American Legion Park in Gunnison Colorado. Free for kids ages 1-9. The egg hunt will start at 1 sharp and we will be giving away prizes for special eggs. Hosted by the American Legion Post 54 and Ladies Auxiliary

THE EARLY DAYS OF GUNNISON - Duana Vandenbusche will present a slide show: The Early Days of Gunnison at the Western Colorado University Ballroom at 7:00 PM, April 17. Admission is free and prizes will be given out. Many of the pictures of Early Days of Gunnison have NEVER been seen.

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS that live in Unincorporated Gunnison County. The BoCC voted on 9-4-2018 to have all Unincorporated Gunnison County Residents license their dogs with the Gunnison County Sheriff's office. The specific resolution can be found online at It is Resolution No: 2018-30, Article III Licensing. This requires all dog owners to obtain a Gunnison County license after you have received proof of their rabies vaccination. The only exception is a fee will not be charged for certified service and guide dogs used by impaired owners. The fee for each unaltered dog is $20 and $10 for altered animals. All licenses will expire on 12-31 of each year. The due date for getting your dogs licensed is March 1st of each year. There will be a $5 per month late fee if you do not license your dog by March 1st. However, the fee will be waived for 2019, we strongly encourage getting your dogs licensed ASAP! In the event a tag is lost a duplicate shall be provided for a fee of $25. Dog License applications can be found at:, or call the Gunnison County Sheriff's at 970-641-1113.

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.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN is announcing the Taize Service at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesdays. Is taking a break over the summer months. Taize service will resume in the fall.

¡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

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:

CRESTED BUTTE FILM FESTIVAL Andy Irons: "Touched by God" Thursday, April 18. 7 p.m. Andy Irons was a three-time world surfing champion and the working-class hero of Kauai, Hawaii. He also struggled with bipolar disorder and opioid and alcohol addiction. His struggles are the same ones that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. He was an incredible presence on the world stage as the "People's Champion", was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy's life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases. Film running time is 109 minutes and is unrated (language and heavy drug use).

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 April 27, 2019, and/or all rent/fees are paid: Unit #A28 Alexandera Smith & Unit A-9 Anneka Green

COME ALONG AND JOIN our Parenting Support Group Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Gunnison Valley Health Conference Room (south entrance) 711N. Taylor St. Babies & toddlers are welcome. For more information email

SKIP THE TRIP! Visit: - Renew Registrations, Update Addresses, Replace Tabs, Request a Personalized Plate, Request a Duplicate Title, Get a Transaction Receipt, Request a Title Status, Registration Fee Estimator, Request a Duplicate Registration Card First-time Handicap Disability Placards, Manage Your Disability Placards and more!

IMPROV TROUPE COMING TO THE MALLARDI On Wednesday April 17th, come join the fun as "Subject to Change", Crested Butte's own Improv Troupe. The doors open at 7PM with the performance starting at 7:30, as "Subject to Change", creates humorous scenes from audience suggestions, similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" The Mallardi Theatre is located at Second Street, right off of Elk. Suitable for 18 + audiences. Any inquiries, call Crested Butte Mountain Theatre @ 970 349-0366

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.

GUNNISON COUNTY SENIOR Resource Office will be hosting walk-in hours the first Monday of each month (May 6) from 10:00-11:30 am at Health and Human Services. Walk in to learn more about benefits and resources for seniors and people with disabilities.

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.

GROW A GLORIOUS GARDEN by giving your seeds a great start! Join expert local gardener Jan Scheefer for a FREE Seed Starting Workshop Sunday, April 28th 3:00 PM at Spruce & Ruby Organics RSVP or 970-648-0580 GUNNISON FARMERS MARKET

THE ALMONT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE will be open Easter Sunday, April 21st, for Breakfast until 1:00 P.M.

T.E.T.W.P. 2019 EVENTS July 9th - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Concert and Auction. Featuring Dean Dillon, Kendall Marvel, and Pam Tillis. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to buy tickets visit our website: July 11th - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to buy tickets visit our website: August 16th- Grits, Guts, & Gals. A benefit for the GoGirls& TETWP @ the IBar. The "Goonies" Band, Ninja Warrior Course & other shenanigans. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to buy tickets visit our website September 12th - Sundance Head Concert. Tickets include several delicious local chef-run food stations & adult beverages. Limited tickets are available. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to buy tickets visit our website: October 2019 - 4th Annual Pink in the Rink Women's Hockey Tournament. Dates TBD. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to buy tickets visit our website

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.

GUNNISON VALLEY CATTLEWOMEN and Gunnison High School FFA will hold the annual small animal show April 17th at the Fairgrounds We invite pre schools and other youth to come check out the spring babies. Location is the fairgrounds, 275 S. Spruce Street. Animals can be viewed between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

SPRING RUN-OFF: There is potential for flooding. If you are a property owner in an area prone to high water or flooding, please consider the following: Is your property flood insurance in force and up to date? What is covered by your flood insurance? Have you taken steps to prepare your property for flooding (berms, sandbags, etc.)? Are there items that could be moved to higher points on your property or in your home in the event of a flood? Have you and your family identified where you would go and what you would take with you should you need to evacuate? Prepare early don't wait until the last minute. For additional information contact: Eric Jansen, City of Gunnison Flood plain Manager at 970-641-8151; Neal Starkebaum, Gunnison County Flood plain Manager at 970-641-7930 ; Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481 or Michael Yerman or Eric Treadwill,Town of Crested Butte Community Development at 970-349-5338

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.

BABYSITTING / GET CERTIFIED - Start your Business, make $! Just in time for Summer Babysitting, the American Red Cross Babysitting course offers in-depth information, training and skill development needed to provide responsible care for children while babysitting. This Course will include:- Decision Making for common babysitting situations- How to recognize and handle emergency situations- Training and certification in American Red Cross Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED- Do's & Don'ts for starting your own babysitting business. Ages 12-15 Saturday May 4th & 5th at 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m both days. $20 Choice pass discount for the first 10 choice passers to register. Register at the Rec Center / City of Gunnison Parks and Recreation 200 E. Spencer Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230

THE GUNNISON BRANCH of the American Association of University Women is now accepting applications for the 45th annual Art in the Park held Sunday July 28 at Legion Park located on Highway 50 in the heart of Gunnison. The event brings together diverse artists and craftsmen from throughout the region with interested buyers. No fee for application and screening. An $80 registration fee is due upon acceptance. Call 970-641-4230 or email to request information.

HARTMAN ROCKS SPRING CLEANUP Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Meet at the base area, Gold Basin Road. Many projects to put some elbow grease into. Everyone Welcome! Bring gloves, water and your love for Hartmans! Questions, call Kristi/BLM 970-642-4940 or Don/ City of Gunnison 970-641-8060. Brought to you by the BLM, City of Gunnison & Gunnison County

CREATIVITY AND COCKTAILS: Leather & Liquor. Tuesday, April 23. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wrap silver wire on a pre-made, three-strap leather bracelet with a snap closure. Using jewelry tools - plyers, hammers, and anvils - crimp and shape waves, curls and decorative patterns on your leather piece. In the Center for the Arts Lobby. Crested Butte

ADULT CREATIVE CLAY: Hand Building, Session 2: Thursdays, 6:15 - 9:15 p.m. April 11 - May 16. Students will learn the basics of clay and hand building with exciting creative projects, glazing and firing techniques. No experience necessary. Instructor: Veronica Wilde. Gunnison Arts Center, Clay Center

BARRE SCULPT - DROP IN Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., April 17 - May 8. 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. Gunnison Arts Center, Dance Studio


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 BOXING CLUB meets Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:30 and Mondays & Wednesday at 5:30. 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.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING - Gunnison Friends of the Library's Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 307 N. Wisconsin in Gunnison. The meeting will include a summary of the past year's activities and plans for the future, as well as the election of directors. For more information, or to obtain a proxy to vote at the meeting, call Margaret at 970-641-0123.

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. Local governments may also have sandbags available to purchase. Prepare early don't wait until the last minute. For more information, including instructions on the filling and stacking of sandbags, check out Gunnison County Emergency Management's Flood Info webpage at:

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. Historically, about one-third of all flood insurance claims occur outside of the mapped regulatory floodplain area (for 100 year floods). A less expensive preferred risk policy is available for these properties. For more information about flood insurance, contact your insurance agent or visit for more information. Eric Jansen, City of Gunnison Floodplain Manager at 970-641-8151; Neal Starkebaum, Gunnison County Floodplain Manager at 970-641-7930 ; Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481 or Michael Yerman or Eric Treadwill,Town of Crested Butte Community Development at 970-349-5338

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.

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

MUD MASTERS: WHEEL THROWING (Ages 13 - 15) Fridays, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. April 12 - May 17. Students in this class will learn how to throw on the wheel. Techniques focusing on centering, throwing, trimming and glazing will be taught. No experience necessary. Instructor: Sunny Wolfe, Gunnison Arts Center, Clay Center

MOONLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Two Faces West Friday, April 19. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00 p.m. Two Faces West is a crankin' electric rock n' blues band that was founded in the small, beautiful mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado. After establishing a tight power trio over their years at Western Colorado University and with a goal of sharing their unique rockin' mountain sound with the world, the trio relocated to the mile high city where they have burst into the Denver music scene! Their music is described as a fiery blend of rock & blues, and topping it off with a touch of funk to create a versatile and distinctive Colorado sound. Black Box Theatre.

GUNNISON PIONEER MUSEUM needs summer volunteers for the front desk. We need volunteers to work a four-hour shift once a week or to volunteer as a substitute. Please contact Sandy Dowis at 970-641-3483. You will work with other people.

"THE DESERT" by Luke Mehall Spring Book Tour 2019 Thursday, April 27th: Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado University Center, South Ballroom 7:00 p.m. Free and all are welcome 970-376-3116 /

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.

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.

KEN DARBY OF KD BUILDERS. Gunnison High School Industrial Arts and Wood Shop would love to thank you for the constant flow of materials worth thousands of dollars that you donate year round. Your Timbers are Strong and Sturdy!

TRAIL TIPS : DO YOU TAKE your dog(s) for a walk on a gravel road or trail? If so, please take a bag and clean up after them. Other users of the trail should be able to use the trail and enjoy the scenery instead of watching out for the dog waste left on the trail.

GUNNISON SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION TRAPSHOOTING Wednesday nights starting May 1st at 5:30 PM County Road 18. Public welcome. for more information call Craig Berkoben 970-641-2032, Myron Hamm 970-641-6567 or Rick Odom 970-964-7952

GUNNISON GARDEN CLUB with Mountain Roots Thursdays, April 25th - May 23rd from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mountain Roots invites kids grade 2nd 5th to join the after-school Garden Club! FREE registration! Kids will get their hands-dirty starting seeds and much more! Allergies accommodated. Register at: Contact Sasha with questions at

PRICING FOR SHOPPER READER ADS! Paid classified ads will have a 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.

¿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

WANTED: USED BAND INSTRUMENTS. This is the time of year when new students are considering joining band for the next school year. If you have any used instruments (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone or bells) that you wish to sell, please contact Keith Koepsel at the Gunnison Community School 970-641-7710 with details such as your name, a contact phone number, the kind of instrument, brand name, condition and asking price.

ART FOR AGES 11 - 14: Beaded Jewelry. Wednesday, April 24. 2:15 - 5:15 p.m. Learn to make beautiful beaded jewelry pieces such as necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Finish your items with clasps, jump rings and ear wires for wearable works of art that are ready to adorn you or someone you love. Instructor: Mary Tuck.

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.

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.

LOOKING TO RE-GIFT those unwanted treasures? Or looking to do some spring cleaning? Gunnison Country Food Pantry is looking for your best re-gifting items for donation. Excellent condition or new gift items you may not want. Please call Angie @ 970-641-4156 to arrange a drop off time


COTTAGE FOOD SAFETY TRAINING - May 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds. Learn to safely produce food from home for your cottage food business! This course meets the requirement for food safety training according to the Colorado Cottage Foods Act and will provide valuable information on basic food safety, ingredient labeling requirements, food preparation at high altitudes, and the provisions of the Colorado Cottage Foods Act. Certification is valid for 3 years. Contact Erin Durant with Gunnison County Extension at or 970-641-7629 to register.

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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.

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.

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP will be April 27th in I.O.O.F. park starting at 9:00 AM. KWSB radio will be playing music from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. There will also be a drawing for Gunnison Greenbacks (need not be present to win).

TRAIL TIPS: IF YOU WALK, or take your dogs on a walk, before daylight PLEASE wear reflective clothing! Make sure you and your pets are visible to drivers in the early morning hours. No one wants to hit a pedestrian or their pet.

AND SERIES EVENT: Watercolor & Wine Thursday, April 18, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Watercolor & Wine is not your typical art class it's a small art party in a fun, relaxing environment. Artist and instructor, Karen Hill, will lead you step by step through an exciting project using a variety of unique watercolor techniques. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light aps and instruction. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Karen Hill. Special: sign 4 up for the price of 3.

DISCOVER PASTELS (Ages 8 - 14) Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. April 22 June 3. (No class 5/27). In this six-week course students will explore the medium of chalk pastel on colored papers to create beautiful landscapes, still life drawings and more. No technical drawing skills are needed to succeed with this medium. You will go home with a number of finished pieces ready to showcase and even frame. Min. 4 students to run. GAC Kids Art Studio. Instructor: Kora Gibson.

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!

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 - The Art Studio Gallery currently features the work of five of our outstanding workshop instructors with 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. At the Art Studio Gallery, 111 Elk Ave., Crested Butte


IF YOU HAD YOUR photo taken with your dog or were in the coloring contest at the GVAWL PET EXPO you may pick up these items at the Shelter during open hours which are Wednesdays 5 -7 PM, Friday 4-7 PM & Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM. Thanks to all who participated. It was a great success!

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER Support Group. Gunnison Senior/ Recreation Center (200 E Spencer Ave) from noon- 1PM on the forth Tuesday of every month (3/26/19). Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual 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.

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEASH or within sight and under voice command!

CALLIGRAPHY CLASS Wednesdays in May, 6:00 - 8:00 PM May 1 - May 22 at the Gunnison Arts Center. Instructor Will Tintera. 970-641-4029 or enroll on-line: materials provided

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

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

A MESSAGE: FROM GUNNISON COUNTY, the City of Gunnison, the Town of Crested Butte, and the Town of Mt. Crested Butte: Protect your property now against potential high water this spring. The local governments listed above are encouraging property owners to begin preparing now for the possibility of spring flooding. 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, and local governments will not be responding to private property concerns. For more information contact Gunnison County Emergency Management at 641-2481 or email or You can also call the offices of the jurisdiction in which you reside.

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.

THE SENIOR RESOURCE OFFICE will be hosting monthly open access hours the first Monday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Gunnison County Health and Human Services. Walk-in to learn more about resources and benefits for seniors and people with disabilities.

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