Week of: 8/15/2018


announcements and notices...

¿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

THIS WEEKEND AT GVO: Friday: The Moon is a Masterpiece See the Moon in a new way--as a piece of fine art. Don your black berets and join Ranger Kara for an artistic critique of the Moon. Learn about its form and how it was sculpted. Analyze the Moon's surface to find intriguing shapes. Discuss how the Moon's play on color and contrast can stir our emotions. The evening concludes with a special telescope viewing of the Moon, weather permitting. Saturday: Constellations: Stories in the Sky Thousands of years ago our ancestors looked up at the night sky and saw the characters in their stories illustrated in the stars. Today the constellations they created are our road map to the stars. Join local astronomer Dr. Suzanne Taylor to learn about the role constellations have played throughout history and the role they play in astronomy today. The Gunnison Valley Observatory is located at 2804 County Road 38 across from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. Programs start at approximately 8:15 PM and are followed by viewing weather permitting - of the amazing night sky through a variety of telescopes. Go to for more information. Carpe Noctem Seize the Night!

RAFFLE: GUNNISON MARBLES CLUB and Elks' Ladies are holding a raffle for a Cedar Chest hand crafted and donated by a local woodworker. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5. Drawing will be Friday August 17 at 9:00 PM at the Elks' Lodge. You need not be present to win. If you would like to support these organizations by buying tickets or would like further information please call Leila 970-596-4570 or Jerry 970-641-0944.

THE KEYS TO THE TREASURE CHEST Learning the Secrets of Verse. Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. August 22 September 12. Why are poets so obsessed with writing in lines, how is that different from writing prose, and why does it matter? The purpose of this four-week class is not only to answer these questions (that's just the beginning), but also to begin to understand the actual techniques poets writing in English use, the what and how and why of these techniques. We will at least touch on all the major kinds of meter and free verse in English, from the dawn of the language to the present. We will look at things historically, but also read poems in all the forms (again, including free verse) and practice them ourselves. We will laugh. We will cry. And, in the end, I hope your appetite for the study and practice of verse form, the mother sauce of poetry, will be whetted. Instructor: David J. Rothman. $80/student, $68/members.

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.

WHITEWATER RAMBLE - Described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain Dance Grass", Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whitewater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance. Moonlight Music Concert held in the Black Box Theatre, Saturday, August 25. Doors open at 7:30, concert begins at 8 pm. Tickets: $18/adults, $15/seniors (60+) & GAC members.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN, 307 West Virginia Ave will be hosting a free Community Dinner August 15 @ 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and donations appreciated.

DID YOU KNOW? Asking for help makes you stronger. Free support is available 24/7. Call our crisis support line at 970-252-6220 or text HOME to 741741. OR call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. A public service announcement brought to you by the Health Coalition of the Gunnison Valley.

GUNNISON MIDDLE SCHOOL IS IMPLEMENTING a new social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum called 7 Mindsets during the 2018-19 school year. SEL bolsters students academic success by teaching to the whole student, giving them skills to manage their emotions, build healthy relationships, set and achieve their goals, and much more. Schools across the country have seen marked increases in student success with the implementation of SEL curriculum. If you are a GMS parent, student, coach, or interested community member, you are invited to attend the 7 Mindsets kickoff training on August 21st at the Gunnison Middle School Commons from 8-11 a.m. Space is limited, please RSVP at

KING ARTHUR'S QUEST by Michael McGill is the story of the legendary King Arthur, who strode across Medieval England with courage and confidenceor did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Join the Knights and Squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven, and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises! Performed by local kids ages 6-18 from the Missoula Children's Theatre camp. Doors open one half hour before curtain. Saturday, August 11. Shows at 1:00 & 3:30 p.m.

WATERCOLOR & WINE Join us for a fun and relaxing evening of wine tasting and watercolor painting on Thursday, August 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. Artist and instructor Karen Hill will lead us step by step through an exciting project using a variety of unique watercolor techniques. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light apps and instruction. Preregistration is required. SPECIAL: Sign 4 up for price of 3. Instructor: Karen Hill.

COWBOY CLUB FAMILY AND CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS are available! The Cowboy Club supports GHS athletics and last year the gym was redesigned and painted and track uniforms were purchased with funds raised from memberships. Membership benefits (based on level of membership) can include spirit wear, yard signs and for business's, listings in programs and banners in the gym and football field. Membership fees are payable to the Gunnison Watershed School District, and all funds are held in an account that has oversight by the school district. If you would like more information about the Cowboy Club, please email us at or ask for a membership form at the GHS front office. We look forward to working with families & community members to increase our school spirit and help our athletic teams. Sincerely Gunnison High School Cowboy Club Presidents Jeff Hulbert, Vice President Jeni Vincent, Secretary Kirsten Dickey, Treasurer Sharalee Pederson, Athletic Council Liaison Matt Smith

MUSTANG ATHLETIC PRACTICES begin on Monday, August 20 at 3:30 for football and 3:45 for volleyball and cross country. All 7th and 8th graders are encouraged to participate. Also 6th graders may run cross country. Current physical required. Questions:

¿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.

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.


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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.

GAC FALL CATALOGS AVAILABLE NOW! Get INTO it at the Gunnison Arts Center this fall! Our schedule through the end of the year is available and registration is now open. Get your concert & event tickets early, sign your kids up for after school classes, or take a class just for yourself. Have family coming into town? Check out our schedule for fun events! Stop by and pick yours up today or check it out online at:

LEARN ABOUT CUB SCOUTS, children ages 5-10. Sunday, Aug 26th, Meadow Park, 4-6 p.m. For Information call/text Mandy 970-275-2256, Pack 476

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.

¿SABÍAS QUE? Pedir ayuda te hace fuerte. Asistencia gratis 24 horas del día, todos los días. Llame a la línea de crisis al 970-252-6220. Y pida por un intérprete en español. Llame al 1-888-628-9454-Programa Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

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

CHILD FIND FREE SCREENING EVENT. Wednesday, August 15th from 9:00-12:00, there will be a screening for children birth-5 years old at Lake School, 800 N Blvd St. in Gunnison. We will be offering developmental screening, vision and hearing screenings, and car seat installation checks. Appointment only. Please email the Child Find Coordinator at or call 970-641-7770 ext. 2909

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

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.

AERIAL MIXED APPARATUS WORKSHOP, Saturday, August 18. 10:30 - 12:30 p.m. Jump into the air in this one day aerial workshop where student will get a chance to explore two aerial apparatuses; the lyra hoop and fabric sling. Work on beginner conditioning and progress to sequencing tricks at the end of this two hour class. No experience needed for this workshop. Wear tight clothing that covers knees and elbows. GAC Dance Studio. Min 4, max 10 students. Pre-registration required. Ages 16+. Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez.

¡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

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.

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.

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

THE GUNNISON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY is hosting its Annual UNITY PICNIC this Saturday, August 11th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Rainbow Park in CB. Please bring your own beverage and a side dish to share if you can. All are welcome!

CENTER FOR THE ARTS GOLF CLASSIC - One big party, and oh, yeah some golf. Spend a day on the links at the new and improved Center for the Arts Golf Classic Thursday, August 23! Twelve lucky teams of four have the opportunity to play all 18 holes at the stunningly picturesque Robert Trent Jones Jr. Championship Course at The Club at Crested Butte. For more information, or to register for golf or sponsor a team, visit Registration deadline is Monday, August 20.

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.

¿SABÍAS QUE? PEDIR AYUDA TE HACE FUERTE. Asistencia gratis 24 horas del día, todos los días. Llame a la línea de crisis al 970-252-6220. Y pida por un intérprete en español. Llame al 1-888-628-9454-Programa Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

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.

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.

VETERANS STILL SERVING AMERICA! The American Legion invites all veterans to continue serving the community, country and other veterans in need. We meet every 3rd Wednesday at 501 E. Virginia Av. Come in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. Contact Ryan Jordi 970-596-1906 or John Nelson 970-596-2841 for more info.

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.

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:

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.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR REJ-1 School District: August 14th 8th Grade Registration 9-12 @ GMS; August 15th 7th Grade Registration 9-12 @ GMS; August 16th 6th Grade Registration 9-12 @ GMS; August 21st; Taylor Challenge Parent meeting @6:00; August 23rd Back To School Night!; August 27th 1st day of School; August 29th -31st Taylor Challenge!

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP! The Gunnison Valley DAR is sponsoring a basic genealogy workshop on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 210 W. Spencer Avenue, Suite B in Gunnison. The cost for non-members is $10.00 and pre-registration is required. Contact Michelle Pierce at 970-944-2512 or no later than September 1st to register and obtain further information.

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!

GUNNISON MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH GRADERS! We are excited to invite you to our WEB Orientation on Friday, August 24th from noon to 3:30 p.m. We'll get you feeling good about starting middle school! Please eat lunch beforehand and dress in comfy clothes.

"ANY GOVERNMENT, THAT IS ITS OWN JUDGE OF, and determines authoritatively for the people, what are its own powers over the people, is an absolute government of course. It has all the powers that it chooses to exercise. There is no other or at least no more accurate definition of a despotism than this." - Lysander Spooner, 1852 - Robert Tim Allen 970-596-8977

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

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 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.


CB MOUNTAIN THEATRE PRESENTS Disney's 'Mary Poppins Jr' on August 17 and 18 at Center for the Arts. Mary Poppins, that practically - perfect nanny, arrives to administer a healthy dose of common sense mixed with a little magic. Tickets available at

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DID YOU KNOW? ASKING for help makes you stronger. Free support is available 24/7. Call our crisis support line at 970-252-6220 or text HOME to 741741. OR call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.

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

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT YOGA WORKSHOP: Impermanence: working with fear, anxiety and loss. Crested Butte Community Coop, Sunday August 19, 3:30-5:30pm, Town Hall, Info and preregistration at: #303-717-9426


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

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 ELKS LODGE 2ND ANNUAL Membership Drive and Concert. Live Music with Union of None. Friday, August 17 8:30 AM - Midnight after the Gunnison Car Show Cruise In. Donation of $5 per person requested. 21+ Only.

TO COMMEMORATE WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY on August 26th Project Hope of Gunnison Valley is hosting a presentation and discussion of the history of women's rights and their intersection with gender violence. Join us as we travel through history, covering everything from the suffrage movement to the #MeToo movement.

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 Application deadline has been extended to August 31, 2018

FRIDAY NIGHT OF CAR SHOW WEEKEND - Come by the Elks Lodge, 123 South Main, Friday August 17 for Burgers, Fries and Floats! This event is sponsored by The Elks Ladies and is open to the public. We will begin serving at 5:00 PM and continue until 8:30 PM. Monies raised will be used for our Scholarships which are given annually to local students. Thank you for supporting our project!

HCCA ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK DINNER! Bring some food, meet friends and neighbors, enjoy free drinks and music, and hear the one-and-only Duane Vandenbusche speak on Water, Colorado And the West. Entertainment by Billy Jeter and Mat Grant. Sunday August 12 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at The Depot in Crested Butte, 716 Elk Avenue. more info.:

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.

ARTS CENTER SINGERS FALL 2018 - Registration is now open for the fall season of the Arts Center Singers. Under the direction of Alicia Belgiovane, the choir consists of local singers who will rehearse for 12 weeks and will perform a concert for the community. If you are a new singer and would like to join, please see the GAC website for requirements/expectations and please contact Alicia Belgiovane at Rehearsals will be held in Quigley Hall Room 130 on Mondays from 5:30 7:30 pm beginning September 10 November 26. Registration deadline is August 20.

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!