Week of: 7/11/2018


announcements and notices...

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.

PROJECT HOPE OF GUNNISON VALLEY is looking for board members! Fill out an application at: you're interested or call us at 970-641-2712 if you have any questions.

HISTORY TALK AT THE PIONEER MUSEUM - Come to the pioneer museum July 16 at 6:00 PM to hear the story of the horrific crash that killed all 11 crewmen on board. This is a unique opportunity to hear this story from Ray Rossman. It is not just a story of a plane crash but a fascinating story of what also happened after 1943

HEALTH FIRST COLORADO, formerly Medicaid, provides improved physical, mental and social well being. Do you qualify? Visit or call Gunnison County Department of Health and Human services at 970-641-3244

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

COMING SOON NEW TECHNOLOGY! Please be patient with us while we prepare. Department of Motor Vehicle services will not be available August 1-5, 2018. Please plan accordingly.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2019 GAC GALLERIES - The Gunnison Arts Center is currently accepting gallery proposals for 2019! The GAC houses two beautiful historic exhibition spaces, one on the lower level as well as a smaller space in the located on the second floor. Individual and Group exhibitions are accepted. Artists interested in exhibiting must submit an Exhibition Proposal to the Program & Gallery Director. Pick up an application in person, or visit Applications are due by AUGUST 1, 2018.

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


CBMT IN COLLABORATION with CB Library present 'Drag Your Butte to the Mallardi Cabaret' Drag Show on June 29th at 8pm featuring Coco Jem Holiday, Donatella Mysecrets, and Natalie Symone. $18 tickets at or $20 cash at door.

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CATTLEMEN'S BAND: Community members and GHS alumni are again welcome to join our high school band for the Cattlemen's parade. We will have a 1:00 PM rehearsal at the GHS band room on Friday, July 13th, using the entrance closest to the football field. The parade will be Saturday morning on Saturday the 13th where we will be playing a western tune. Contact Mr. Koepsel at 970-641-5904 to let him know you are interested, and for music. If you haven't played in awhile and need an instrument, he can provide one.

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.

EL DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD PÚBLICA Y SERVICIOS Humanos estará cerrado al público de 2-5 de la tarde los días 12 y 13 de julio debido a las celebraciones del Rodeo. Las recepcionistas estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas por teléfono a pesar de estar cerrado de 2-5 de la tarde. Llame a Tracy al 641-7637 (Tracy habla español)

THIS WEEKEND AT GVO - Friday: Fact or Fiction: Space Edition Are the pyramids of Giza visible from the Moon? Are more crimes committed during full moon nights? Did life originate in outer space? Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore? Just how massive is the sun? And what is your NEW Zodiac sign? Come learn the answers to the most common myths and mysteries about outer space. Saturday: Our Galactic Neighborhood Did you know that our neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy is on a collision course with the Milky Way? Learn about this and other secrets of the Milky Way and its galactic neighbors in the presentation "Our Galactic Neighborhood", presented by local amateur astronomer Mike Brooks. The Gunnison Valley Observatory is located at 2804 County Road 38 across from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. The facility opens at sunset. Programs start at approximately 8:45 PM and are followed by viewing weather permitting - of the amazing night sky through a variety of telescopes. Admission is by donation and reservations are not required. Go to for more information. Carpe Noctem Seize the Night!

TRINITY VBS - TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH would like to announce their Vacation Bible School. This will be held the week of July 16th Monday through Thursday (July 16-19) from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This will be for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 5, and will be held at the church at 523 N. Pine Street. The theme for this year's VBS is "Game On" and will focus on games and sports.

AUDITIONS FOR SOUTHERN-FRIED FARCE, 'Farce of Nature,' are July 16 and 17 from 4-6pm at CB Mountain Theatre, 405 Second Ave. Join Director, Mary Tuck, to audition for this Hope, Wooten, and Jones comedy. More info at

KIDS EAT FREE ALL SUMMER LONG! Gunnison Community School Cafeteria 1099 N. 11th Street. Monday - Thursday Weeks of June 25 and July 9, 16, and 23. Breakfast is from 8:00 -8:30 AM. Lunch is from 11:30 AM to Noon. Summer Food Service Program USDA, Contact: Kristen Osborn; 970-641-7770, This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

2018 MANY HANDS FIBER ARTS Festival in Telluride Colorado July 27- 29. For more information go to:

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.

SUNDAYS @ 6 FREE MUSIC: 9 MILE Sunday, July 15. 6:00 8:00 p.m. Join us under the big trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Avenue and Teller Street every Sunday evening through August 12th for free live music and family/community fun. 9 MILE is Gunnison's very own original Colorado flavored Americana-Folk-Rock with a "feel good" sound! Brought to you by the Gunnison Arts Center.

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!

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

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.

GUNNISON COUNTY HEALTH and Human Services will be CLOSED for Cattlemen's Days to walk-ins from 2-5pm on Thursday 7/12 and Friday 7/13. Phone calls will be answered on both days between 2-5pm. Call 970-641-3244 with questions.

PROJECT HOPE OF GUNNISON VALLEY is putting on a talk at the Gunnison Library next Wednesday the 18th from 7-8 called "SPARK the Conversation: Sexting". Are you a parent? Teacher? Interact with young people on a regular basis? If so, this workshop is for you! In our second summer learning session, Project Hope will help you learn more about sexting in the adolescent population, and how to talk to the kids in your life about it. We'll also talk about the laws and penalties associated with sexting and how it could impact your kids.

THE OHIO CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT wants to THANK EVERYONE who came to our annual cook out and fundraiser on Saturday! We had a great crowd and appreciate each of you who donated food and items for the raffle. Thanks for your support of the Ohio City Volunteer Fire Department!

THE GUNNISON POLICE DEPARTMENT will be hosting a summer silent auction on Saturday, July 28th at the City Shops (1100 W. Virginia Ave.). Bidding will be open from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Checks or cash is accepted. Call Neighborhood Services with questions at 970-641-8242. Come out and find some good deals!

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.

WESTERN WEDNESDAYS - Join Duana Vandenbusche for three Western Wednesday excursions this summer. The 3 one day events are: July 11, the Rainbow Route: Sargents, monarch pass and Maysville/Marshell Pass. July 25, the Gold, Silver & Railroad loop, Pitkin Museum and coverage of the Alpine tunnel, Cumberland Pass, Tin Cup & Almont. And on August 8, LAnd of the Canyons and minerals: Iola, Black Canyon, Lake City, Packer site and Lake City Cutoff. To Join the Western Wednesday classes call Extended Studies at Western State at 970-943-2068

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN will be hosting a Community Dinner in Babb Hall on July 18 at 6:00 P.M. The dinner is free and everyone Is welcome. Donations are appreciated.

ARTHOUSE TEEN ART CAMP Monday - Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. July 16 - 18. Teens will have a blast in this fun summer art camp. Students will start and finish a project each afternoon, creating three finished pieces of art. Bring your friends for fun creative summer projects. No art experience necessary. Instructor: Lauren Dolloff.

COMING TO THE GUNNISON COMMUNITY, A workshop for girls ages 8 -12 and their mothers. The day is filled with empowering, honest information and fun activities. For more Date-10/21/18,

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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 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.

MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE CAMP: KING ARTHUR'S QUEST August 6 - 11. 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) returns to Gunnison with all the materials it takes to put on a play except the cast. Approximately 45 roles are available for students ages 6 thru 18. The show will be rehearsed throughout the week and culminate in three performances on 8/11. Every student that is registered for the camp is guaranteed a character role. Auditions will be to set characters. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships Available! Camp Tuition: KING ARTHUR'S QUEST by Michael McGill is the story of the legendary King Arthur, who strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence or did he?

CLAY SUNFLOWERS & SNACKS Join us in the Clay Studio on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a fun sunflower clay project! Instructor Kathleen Cortner will guide us through making unique summer wall hangings or garden accessories. Projects will be fired in our kilns and available for pick up one week from event. Absolutely no clay experience necessary. All ages event. $35/adult & kid, $15/additional person. Pre-registration is required.

COMEDY IS HARD - When Kay, a retired actress, meets Lou, a retired comedian, she invites him to move in with her at Sunset Terrace, a home for elderly entertainers. As their relationship blossoms, they argue over which is harder, stand-up comedy or serious drama. Mike Reiss, Emmy and Peabody Award winning writer for "The Simpsons", has crafted a delightful comedy that explores themes of relationships, the performer's hunger for recognition, and the challenges of growing old, with a script that is both intensely funny and deeply touching. Directed by William Spicer. Join us for a "Talk Back" conversation with writer Mike Reiss at the closing of the production on July 20th & 21st! Tickets: $15/adults, $12/GAC members & snrs (60+). July 19 - 21 & 26 28. Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 p.m. & July 20: Doors 7:30, Curtain 8:00 p.m.

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.

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


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:

¿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.

CLAY & COCKTAILS - Join us for an evening of creativity and fun in your local Clay Studio on Tuesday, July 24 from 6 - 9 p.m.! Learn how to create a hand-built doily platter while sipping on delicious cocktails. These platters are the perfect addition to your kitchen for hosting fun summer gatherings. Work will be fired in our kilns and available for pick up one week from event. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light apps and instruction. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Abra Karbin.

GUNNISON COUNTRY FOOD PANTRY BENEFIT CONCERT Jason Fickel & Ginger Curry (Jason & Ginger) Wednesday, July 25, Gunnison Art Center. Watch for time and ticket information.

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.

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.


MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTOR DAY in Gunnison. Tuesday July 17th, 2018 Compassionate care and information with knowledgeable medical staff. Standard 6 or 24 plant max. Call for appointment, walk-in times, and location. 720-443-2420

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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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THIS WEEKEND AT THE GUNNISON VALLEY OBSERVATORY: On Friday Ranger Kara presents "Fact or Fiction: Space Edition". On Saturday Mike Brooks presents "Our Galactic Neighborhood". Programs start at 8:45 PM followed by telescope viewing, weather permitting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! The Gunnison County Motor Vehicle office will be CLOSED July 16-18 ( Monday- Wednesday), so our staff can participate in the Department of Revenue Training sessions. We will re-open on Thursday, July 19, at our regular hours. Thank you for your cooperation and if you need to renew your registrations remember you can renew online @

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.

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

¿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

¡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

HAY GRAN PELIGRO DE INCENDIO EN TODO EL OESTE DE COLORADO. Hace mucho calor y la vegetación está seca. Se estima que estas condiciones seguirán así y con más viento. Casi toda el área del oeste Colorado tiene restricciones de fuego. Esto incluye las tierras públicas como Bosque Nacional, BLM y muchos de los Condados. Por favor infórmese sobre las restricciones en los lugares que visita. Vaya al para obtener información en inglés sobre cohetes, fogatas de campamento, y otras preguntas.

THE COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (senior food boxes) works to improve your health by supplementing your diet with nutritious staples. If you qualify financially and are 60+, there is no cost! For more information or to apply contact Kathleen, 970-641-4156.

THE 21ST ANNUAL COLORADO INVITATIONAL State Marbles Tournament as scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Jorgensen Park Marbles Rings on U.S. Highway 50 at the east edge of Gunnison. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. Play begins at 8:45 a.m., and continues until early afternoon. In addition to the competitors we have invited the SEVEN former national champions & the TWELVE former national best sport winners from Colorado to the tournament to referee, give demonstrations, and provide support and encouragement to the players. This is a great opportunity for spectators to see what the marble game of "RINGER" is all about. The game is played on ten foot diameter concrete rings.

"THE FEAR OF THE LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7 - Robert Tim Allen 970-596-8977.

This weekend at the Gunnison Valley Observatory: On Friday join Ranger Kara to learn about the biggest planet in our solar system - it's Super Jupiter! On Saturday Stu Ferguson returns to the Observatory to share the importance of maintaining our pristine dark skies. Programs begin around 8:45 PM followed by telescope viewing.