Week of: 2/12/2020


announcements and notices...

LET'S PLAY MARBLES - Join the Marbles Club this winter/spring. It is open to children ages 6 thru 14. We will play in the Gunnison Elementary/Middle School lobby every Monday afternoon from 3:35 to 4:05 p.m., on the days school is in session. The first club meeting is Monday, February 24th. Contact Jerry Piquette, club sponsor, at 970-641-0944 or email to: for more information or to authorize your child to participate.

SKIP THE TRIP! Visit: - Renew Registrations, Update Addresses, Replace Vehicle Registration 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!

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.

¡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

DID YOU KNOW... The ElderWatch Helpline is a phone number where older consumers can report fraud, learn about scams and get directed to senior resources? The helpline is staffed M-F during business hours. Call 800-222-4444 option 2.

KARMA RECOMMENDS VOLUNTEERING! Pay it forward before you need a hand up. The Food Pantry needs your help providing food assistance to those in need. 970-641-4156

CATTLEMEN'S DAYS IS COMING! Save The Dates! July 3 - 12, 2020. Ticket Booth will open on June 29, 2020! Grandest Rodeo! Fun Times! Carnival Excitement!

GUNNISON CONSERVATION DISTRICT sells custom native wild flower and grass seed. For a custom mix call 970-707-3047

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plott's Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230, all property will be sold or disposed of unless claimed prior to February 22nd, and/or all rent/fees are paid: Unit# 322 Nathan Moser.

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!

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 970-642-3244 to schedule an appointment.

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

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.

¿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

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!

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.

M.O.P.S. (MOMS OF preschoolers-pregnancy through kindergarten) meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month through May. Each meeting covers an intriguing topic. Join us for a free breakfast with childcare. Webster Hall, 117 Iowa. 970-648-4086

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.

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.


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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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.

THE BLM-GUNNISON FIELD Office will host an open house for the Silverton Travel Management Plan on Wednesday, February 12 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Kendall Mountain Lodge, located at 1 Kendall Place in Silverton. A brief presentation on the preliminary environmental assessment and travel plan will be followed by an opportunity for community members to ask questions about the document. There will also be opportunities for the public to provide written comments during the open house.

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.

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.

GOT PRESCHOOL?- Applications for 2020 school year are due March 1st! Colorado Preschool Scholarships can be used at Lake Preschool, Tenderfoot, Little Red, or Stepping Stones. Contact Jennifer Kennedy for more information. 970-641-7770 or:

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.

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

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 970-641-3081.


GUNNISON COUNTY Library's GED program offers classes, tutoring, and GED testing to help you meet your educational goals. Prep classes are weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm at Gunnison Community Schools. Call 970-641-7684 for more information or to register.

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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

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) 711 N. Taylor St. Babies & toddlers are welcome. For more information email

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 Spectrum.

2020 HUNTER EDUCATION Internet Conclusion Course offered February 29 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office; 300 W New York, Gunnison. Live fire will be at the Sportsmen's Association Range. Classes are 8:00 - 3:00 p.m., Fees: $10. Pre-registrations are required at: or call Parks and Wildlife at 970-641-7060. Space is limited to 25 students.

SIX POINTS OFFERING Crested Butte donation pick-ups in the parking lot next to Ace Hardware, Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. until the truck is full (or 3:00 p.m.), starting Sept. 19 until there's snow on the ground. Call 970-641-3081 to confirm before bringing items. Please see website for donation guidelines.

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

MARDI GRAS CALL for entries GunniGrass Parade, Saturday, February 22 at 3:00 PM. Contact the Gunnison Chamber of Commerce to enter your float today 970-641-1501


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

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:

FREE LEGAL CLINIC at your Gunnison County Libraries in Gunnison & Crested Butte Wednesday February 12, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at the Gunnison Library at 307 Wisconsin Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230, and also at the Old Rock Community Library at 504 Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte, CO 81224. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. To be added to the sign-up sheet, please contact the Ann Zugelder Library at 970-641-3485 in Gunnison or the Old Rock Community Library at 970-349-6535.

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE is coming to the Gunnison Valley! There will be a FREE Information Night on Monday, February 10th at Django's in Crested Butte (5:30 PM). All student-athletes wanting to learn more about the fastest growing sport in the country are encouraged to attend with their parents. New players welcomed!

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.

WHAT PRODUCTS CAN be recycled at the Gunnison County Recycling Center? Aluminum Cans, Corrugated Cardboard, Brown Glass, Clear Glass, Green Glass, Newspaper/Magazines, Office Paper, Plastics (#1 & #2) and Tin. Located at 195 Basin Park Drive, Gunnison. The Gunnison County Recycling Center DOES NOT TAKE - Aluminum Foil or Trays; Bottle Caps & Coffee Pods; Waxed Cardboard; Cardboard that Tears White; Cardboard Tubes/Packing Forms; Cardboard Milk/Beverage Cartons; Flat Cardboard/Cereal Boxes, etc.; Egg Cartons/Brown Paper or Bags; Styrofoam of Any Kind; Metal Lids and Rings; Blue Glass/Glass Blocks; Ceramics; Windows/Tempered Glass; Vases; Phone Books; Manila File Folders & Envelopes; Neon or Construction Paper; Plastic Bags; #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 Plastics; Yogurt/Sour Cream Containers; Kiddie Swimming Pools; Metal Roofing; Pots and Pans. NEW! Can only recycle corrugated cardboard now. The Center will no longer be able to accept egg cartons, packing paper, brown paper bags, 6 packs, 12 packs, any flat cardboard like cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc. 195 Basin Park Drive, Gunnison.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER Support Group. Gunnison Senior/ Recreation Center (200 E Spencer Ave) from noon- 1:00 PM on the forth Tuesday of every month). Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual support.


EL CENTRO de Educacion para Adultos y Familias (el programa CAFE) ofrece clases semanales para todos los que quieran aprender ingles. Clases para los adultos y cuidado para los ninos. Para mas informacion llama al 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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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.

PIONEER MUSEUM SEEKING STORYTELLERS! The Gunnison Pioneer Museum is seeking storytellers to help tell the fascinating history of our Valley this coming season. The Pioneer Museum contains one of the largest collection of Western memorabilia anywhere in the country, and one visitor this past summer called it "the Smithsonian of Colorado" in the guest comment book. If you, or you know someone, who loves history, and knows a lot about the early days of the Gunnison Valley, or the exhibits in the Museum, and would be interested in sharing their knowledge, please have them contact board member Larry McDonald at:


THE CENTER for Adult & Family Education (C.A.F.E) presents weekly classes for those seeking to learn English. English literacy for adults and children's programs. For more information or to register call Dana at 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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I just wanted to say we live in such a Great Town, the out pouring of support directed towards my Wife as she again is in battle with Cancer, I want to thanks the support from the wonderful people at tough Enough To Wear Pink, all of the people in Town that have offered their prayers and encouragement, and the people that I work with. Thank You so much! Van