Week of: 12/13/2017


announcements and notices...

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!

CAUCUS 101 LESSON 1: Be Registered by Jan. 8! To help Joe Salazar in the primary, you must be registered Democrat by Jan. 8! To learn more, come to Our Caucus Training, "The Mall" 123 W. Tomichi, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

DID YOU MISS IT? If you missed the last presentation of Beneath Blue Mesa with Dave Primus, now is your chance to catch it. Gunnison County Farm Bureau is hosting Dave at their Annual Christmas potluck dinner; Thursday December 14 at 6p at the fairgrounds. Bring a side or dessert to share and come out and meet our new insurance agent Kyle Lockhart. RSVP or leave msg 720-341-1177.

JOIN THE CRESTED BUTTE LIBRARY AT KOCHEVARS (127 Elk Ave.) at 6:30 PM for a monthly dose of Philosophy on Tap, on Tuesday, December 19. We will draft a few brews and engage in a philosophical conversation about: Does the anonymity of the Internet change an individual's moral responsibilities? Call 970-349-6535 or for more information.

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


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!

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 TURNS 20 - The 20th annual "Marble Mania" fun marbles tournament will be played at the Gunnison elementary/middle school on Wednesday evening, December 20 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Youngsters in the Gunnison valley ages six thru 14 with an adult partner (over age 21) may register to compete for medals, ribbons, and special marbles. The winners will have their names engraved on a permanent plaque displayed at GES. The registration form and tournament information is available at the GES office or from Jerry Piquette, tournament director, 970-641-0944 or email: If you have never played marbles, no problem, you will learn as you play.

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

IF YOU ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER'S during this holiday season consider... Helping the person with Alzheimer's maintain their routines as much as possible.

HELP?! Two items were accidentally given to Six Points last Wednesday, November 28, 2017. They were two identical oak frames (one side painted white) with dimensions of approximately 30" x 36, both with rather narrow edges. If you purchased them, I would be happy to buy them back, please. Call 970-963-1703. Thank you.

THE CENTER FOR ADULT AND FAMILY EDUCATION(CAFE) manages the Adult Literacy programs for the Gunnison County Library District. We are located within the Library on 307 North Wisconsin and currently offer morning and evening adult and family literacy programming 8 hours a week. We will be starting GED preparation classes in January of 2018. Mary 970-641-7684.

¿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

NEED FIRE STARTER? If you need newspaper for fire starter for your fireplace or wood stove please get it from the NEW Gunnison Recycling Center and not from the newsstands. THANK YOU!

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

PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING the life of Apple Beck at Babb Hall, 307 West Virginia Ave., in Gunnison, Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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.

SENIORS INTERESTED IN PLAYING Mexican Train Dominoes: We will play Fridays December 8 and December 15 at 1:00 PM at the Rec Center. We will then take time off until Friday January 5. Players with all levels of experience are welcome. If you have any questions call Leila Calkins at 970-596-4570.

CHRISTMAS CHEER SALE AT SIX POINTS Thrift Store! December 21 through December 23, 2017. Half price store-wide! 1160 N. Main St. in Gunnison (behind Auto Corral). 970-641-3081.

PLEASE JOIN PAWS AT OUR FREE MICROCHIP CLINIC for cats and dogs December 13th. Did you know that 1 out of 3 pets will get lost in their lifetime? Without proper ID or a microchip, 90% of these animals will never return home. So, make sure your pet is chipped and can be quickly reunited with their family. Plus, Santa PAWS will be on hand for pet photos (bring your own camera). The schedule for microchipping will be: Cats from 5-5:30 pm Dogs from 5:30-7:30 pm No appointment is needed.

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.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN is changing the date of the free dinner In December. The dinner will be in Babb Hall at 6:00 on December 13. Everyone is welcome and donations are appreciated.

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.

CHRISTMAS MAILING TIP: The Post Office will NOT except packages in liquor boxes.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD & SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY December 18, 2017 8:00 PM. Crested Butte Center for the Arts ring a fun and quirky beat to your winter celebrations with an energetic big band sound of holiday classics and originals from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. These multi-platinum selling artists have been at the forefront of the swing revival since the nineties, vibrantly fusing the traditional American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland with the spirit of contemporary culture. They've played such auspicious venues as the Rockefeller Center, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show.


COME SEE THE CBCS STUDENTS perform in the Holiday Extravaganza on Elk December 16th. Opening night was sold out so get your tickets now at:

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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.

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.

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

¡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

GIFTS FOR NURSING HOME AND SENIOR LIVING CENTER: Drop off your gifts for the Nursing home and Senior Living Center at GL Computers. There is a total of 60 people who need gifts this year. Questions call Amy 970-596-4948.

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

COME TO OUR CAUCUS TRAINING, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. to learn about Joe Salazar and how to support him for Attorney General. Step 1: You must be registered Democrat by Jan. 8!

DID YOU SEE THAT? Do you want to see what is Beneath Blue Mesa? If so come and join Gunnison County Farm Bureau's annual potluck dinner Thursday December 14th at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Bring a side or dessert to share and come learn from Dave Primus what was there before the lake. RSVP: or leave msg @720-341-1177.

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Christmas Concert! UCC Hand bell Choir and friends present their gift of Christmas Music on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM at the UCC at 403 Maroon in Crested Butte. This is a FREE , one hour concert. Please join us for some great music. Donations are appreciated.

NEW TO THE CHAMBER EVENTS SANTA'S HOUSE IN IOOF PARK Santa Claus and his helpers will be available in the IOOF Park for one FINAL Saturday in December to greet visitors: Saturday, December 16 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

THE GUNNISON ARTS CENTER will be closed December 21 thru January 2. Happy Holidays!

GIFTS FOR RESIDENTS at Nursing Home and Assisted Living Center. We need your help to make sure every resident gets a gift this Christmas. Gifts can be dropped off at GL Computers or by calling Amy Engleman at 970-596-4948. Let's make sure everyone has a gift this Christmas Season. Deadline is Dec. 18th.

CBMT HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA ON ELK December 16, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Mallardi Cabaret Theatre. The Crested Butte Mountain Theatre is giving the holiday season a little extra cheer! We are happy to announce a December production of HO! HO! HO! The Santa Claus Chronicles and Gift of the Magi featuring some of the best youth talent here in the valley with a special appearance by the Crested Butte School of Dance Company Dancers. Performance at 4 p.m. on December 16.

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.

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

FINALLY! "RECIPES AND REMEMBRANCES" the Powderhorn Community Cookbook is Finally available at the Bookworm. Contact Patty Van Dyke at 970-641-2641 directly.

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.

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 by December 22, 2017, Paul Timer Unit #339

JOIN US FOR A, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, holiday themed "Game Night" at the Crested Butte Library on Friday December 15, starting at 6 PM. In addition to our regular games, we'll celebrate the season with cookie decorating, cocoa and comedy! We'll decorate cookies and drink cocoa while we play games, such as Apples to Apples, Harry Potter Chess, Candy Land, King of Tokyo, and others. Then at 7:30 PM we'll start the movie Elf (PG, 1 hr 37 min) on the big screen upstairs. So put on your elf ears, grab a mug and head over to Old Rock to have some holiday fun!Call 970-349-6535 or email: for more information.

IF YOU ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER'S during this holiday season consider... Showing the person with Alzheimer's pictures of visitors and talking about what to expect. Consider talking to visitors about what to expect.

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.

"NO GROUP CONTROLLED BY A NARROW SPECTRUM of internationalist money interests, however enlightened they may be, should be allowed to control in perpetuity the foreign policy, the treasury policy, and the defense policy of a policy of a great free nation." - Pat Robertson, Christian Evangelist. Robert Tim Allen 970-596-8977


CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN THEATRE 2018 Ten Minute Theme is "Game of Thrones" You must include a toilet as a mandatory prop. Submittals are due 4/20. Drop off at 403 Second Street or email to:

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THE CSU MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM is taking applications till January 5th. Classes are Thursdays January 25-April 5. Learn the science of gardening and become a Master Gardener. Visit us at: or call the CSU Extension office at 970-641-1260.

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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:

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - Join local volunteers for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count December 17, 2017. Meet at 7:30 am at Room 130, Hurst Hall, WSCU. Dress for the weather, bring lunch, water, sunscreen, binoculars and bird book if you have them. Chili potluck to follow the day's birding. Fill up your bird feeders if you have them. Call Arden Anderson 970-901-5739 for more information.

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 WILL CLOSE at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 for a holiday party. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 21. Thank you for your support!

COOKIE EXCHANGE. Friday December 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center Boomer room, there will be a Cookie Exchange. Bring your favorites to share.

BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE with your children or pets, please turn on the lights and check area. If you see bears, call 911! DO NOT APPROACH BEARS! For more information contact the Gunnison Police Department

SIX POINTS IS HAVING A SPECIAL SALE this Saturday, December 16th, 2017. Bring a donation of food for the Gunnison Food Pantry to Six Points, and get 50% off your entire order in the Thrift Store! 1160 N. Main. 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

ROOM FOR RENT IN GUNNISON: Available Jan. 1. Share a non-smoking 4 bedroom/2 bath, 2nd floor duplex with W/D, large common area and large deck. $395/mo. plus shared utilities and 1 month security deposit. Close to shopping, no pets. Call 970-275-9294.