Week of: 9/20/2017


announcements and notices...

THE CITY IRRIGATION DITCHES will be turned off on Monday, September 25th for the season.

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

¿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

OHIO MEADOWS ANNUAL FALL MEMBER MEETING is scheduled for Sept. 28th at 7 PM at the Fairgrounds Multi-purpose Building. Please come and support your subdivision!

¡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

HABLE CON UN ABOGADO GRATIS: Clínica de consulta legal gratis el primer jueves de cada mes en edificio de Servicios Familiares, 225 N. Pine St., Gunnison a las 5:30 de la tarde. Llame a Ellen para obtener más información 970-641-7999.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, Webster Hall (117 N. Iowa) 9-11am. Childcare, food, relevant topics, support, friendship. For all moms with children conception through kindergarten. Motherhood is hard, let's do it together!

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

GUNNISON BOXING CLUB meets M, T, W, & Thurs. at 4PM and Tuesday and Thursday at 6AM. Beginners Welcome. Gain fitness and learn self defense skills. Meets on WSCU Campus in Mears Hall basement. No charge. Call Coach Tom at 303-881-7778 for more information.

GUNNISON POLITICAL REVOLUTION meets every Thursday! We want to hear from you! What are you interested in? What are you passionate for? All Voters in Gunnison have a voice, no matter the registration. Come join the conversation at The Mall, 123 W Tomichi, between Double Dragon and GL computers at 6:30 p.m.

COTTONWOOD PASS, ON THE GUNNISON COUNTY (west) side, will be CLOSED for the 2017 year for a major realignment and paving project. Please call 970-641-0044 for further questions.

GO TO IRELAND, WALES, SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, AND PARIS! Mr. High and Mrs. Pollard of GMS are taking students to Europe in June 2019. The information meeting is at GMS on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00. Call for more information: 970-901-8400.

ALL HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEAN UP DAY, household hazardous waste Saturday, September 30th. For more information call 970-641-8153 or 970-641-8323


THE GHS HOMECOMING PARADE is Friday, September 22nd. If your business or organization would like to be in the parade, please contact Robin Wilkinson, or 970-641-7700. Parade entry fee is $15. The theme for this year is Cowboy Country!

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN will be hosting a Community Dinner Wednesday September 20 at Babb Hall at 6:00 P.M. We will be serving Mac and Cheese. Everyone is welcome. The dinner is free but we welcome Donations.

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.

ESCORRENTÍA DE PRIMAVERA - Si usted es dueño de una propiedad en un área propensa a las inundaciones, considere lo siguiente: ¿Está su seguro contra inundaciones propiedad al día y en vigencia? ¿Qué cubre su seguro contra inundaciones? Hay un periodo de 30 días desde la compra de pólizas de seguro y su entrada en vigencia. Para obtener más información sobre seguros contra inundaciones llame a su agente de seguros. También puede llamar a Thuy Patton, Coordinador Estatal del Programa Nacional de Seguros contra Inundaciones: 303-866-4803, o visite

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

RIDE 4 EMILY'S KIDS - Memorial Cruise and Poker Run, Gunnison to Canon City. Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 a.m. This is a memorial run for Emily Smith to benefit her two children, who lost their Mom in a fatal car accident. The cost of the ride is $20 per person and we are having a poker run for everyone who wants to join in for $10 per hand per person. The run will start in Gunnison at Jorgensen Park and end in Canon City at Veteran's Park with a BBQ. For more information Danny 970-275-2696 or Jimmy 970-417-0293.

FREE CONCERT: On Sunday, September 24th at 3:00 p.m., Steve Siegel (Director of Bands and Brass at Western) will perform a faculty trumpet recital. One of the works being performed was written as a tribute to former faculty member John Wacker. Western State Colorado University in Quigley. The room is the Kincaid Concert Hall.

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.

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.

OH BE JOYFUL GALLERY AT CRESTED BUTTE PRESENTS: Our First Ever Pastel Exhibition. Exhibition: September 20th through October 8th 2017. Artists' Reception during ArtWalk evening, Friday September 22nd 5-8 p.m. Join us for our First Ever Pastel Show - presenting new works by artists Clive Tyler, Elizabeth Sandia, Leon Loughridge, Greg Barnes, Gunnison painter Cheryl Browder and featuring paintings by nationally recognized and new to Oh Be Joyful Gallery pastel artist Denise LaRue Mahlke. Come meet the artists and have a look at our lavish new collection of more than three dozen delicious and delightful pastel paintings. View our First Ever Pastel Show at the Oh Be Joyful Gallery at Crested Butte. Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sundays - Thursdays and 11 a.m - 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For further information or questions, please contact the gallery at 970-349-5936

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.

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

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.

MEDICARE AND YOU: Feeling lost in the maze of Medicare? Join us for an informative seminar on how to navigate the Medicare system. September 20th at the Senior Center from 1:00-2:00. Seminar is Free. Call Diana at 970-641-7923

TALK TO A LAWYER FOR FREE: Thursday Night Bar (legal advice clinic), first Thursday of each month at the Family Services Building, 225 N. Pine St., Gunnison, 5:30 p.m. Call Ellen for more information 970-641-7999

LOOK TO THE PARTS OF A WORD (the ancient language it came from, or its etymology) to understand it modern meaning: pro (Latin meaning "for" or "forward" and "gressus (Latin for "step"). Thus the English word 'progressive' literally is "forward step." From Grassroots Upward - Colorado Dist. 03 on Facebook.

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.

CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT will be having an onsite Job Fair Monday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. join us at The Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Hiring Managers from our Culinary, Lodging, Resort Services, and Mountain Operations Departments will be on site to discuss all available opportunities. Stop by and enter for a chance to win a 2017-18 Winter Comp Ticket.

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


ROMP IN THE ROCKS!- The race will be based out of the base area of Hartmans Rocks, with a course about 12 miles long, including technical single track and flowing down hills. Best part is, this will be a fundraiser for The gO Initiative! Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Teams can be single, duo, trio or four people.

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PUMPKIN PATCH EVENT FOR EVERYONE! Saturday, September 30th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Gunnison Valley Health invites the community to come together to celebrate fall at the second annual community pumpkin patch located at the north main entrance to the hospital. This Free event will feature live music, free apple cider, pumpkin cupcakes, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, corn maze, food vendors, and, of course, a free pumpkin patch! 970-642-8416 for more details

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

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!

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:

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

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!

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!

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.

FOSTERING SAVES LIVES! Gunnison Underdog Rescue (GUR) is looking to build it's base of dedicated pet foster providers. We're looking for compassionate animal lovers who will love and care for a homeless pet while it's waiting for adoption. Fostering is an important part of saving pet lives, so please consider it - it's a wonderful way to save a life while enriching yours. GUR offers support and pays all expenses. Call 970-209-7030 for more information.

THE 29TH SONOFAGUNN IS COMING! Gunnison Night Live! Want to be a part of making your fellow community members laugh? Join us for a Brainstorming & Writing Party. We will provide the food and drinks and you will provide ideas, current happenings and knee slapping lines that will have them rolling in the aisles! We hope you will leave with the excitement of what is coming and a packet of information to write a side splitting very short scene. Join us Wednesday, September 20th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to help us make another story filled with Gunnison Memories!

G-SUITE (GOOGLE TOOLS) - Cindy McKee, Gunnison High School Pathways instructor and teacher extraordinaire, as well as Gunnison County Library Board member, will present a session to help parents understand the G-Suite (Google tools) utilized by the Gunnison Watershed School District. You will learn the basics, some helpful tips & tricks, and even get some hands-on practice if needed. Bring your laptop or other device so that you can log on and get some hands-on practice, during the session. Call 970-349-6535 or for more information.

COMING SOON: SIX POINTS' ANNUAL ART SHOW at the Gunnison Arts Center! Show opens Friday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m. Artwork will be available to purchase by silent auction. Light appetizers and cash bar. Come out and support our artists!

PROJECT HOPE OF GUNNISON VALLEY, a non-profit is sponsoring a Fall festival event HopeFest on October 7th from 11-3 at the I Bar.


Canines by Kohler now featuring new Pet Stylist. Kasey is professionally schooled in grooming every breed of dog. In her 7 years of experience she has also groomed AKC show dogs. Bringing out the best in your pet. Offering shuttling from Gunnison to Crested Butte.

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Canines by Kohler now featuring new Pet Stylist. Kasey is professionally schooled in grooming every breed of dog. In her 7 years of experience she has also groomed AKC show dogs. Bringing out the best in your pet. Offering shuttling from Gunnison to Crested Butte.

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Psychiatry and counseling available. We accept all insurance. Come to 710 N. Taylor St. during these hours to enroll in services: M/W 8:45 to 11:00 am, M/T/W/Th 12:45 to 3:00 pm, Friday 8:45 am to 1 pm.Call w/questions 970-641-0229.


Event: Western Paranormal Pursuits will be hosting a "Haunted Gunnison" event and tour at the Gunnison Arts Center on Saturday, Sept 30 at 7:00 p.m. $10 for the public, $5 for students. More information is available on our Facebook Page.

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Medicare Open Enrollment October 15- November 7: It is time to review your part D medicare plan. The Senior Resource Office can assist. Call 970-641-3244 for an appointment. Or visit