Week of: 6/20/2018


announcements and notices...

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.

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.

LOOKING FOR BETH ROSS regarding a title for a Ford Explorer, please contact Floyd 970-210-7791

JOIN THE MONTROSE COMMUNITY BAND for their annual Patriotic Concert on Sunday, June 24th at 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion. The band will play patriotic songs and marches to honor veterans, remember the fallen and entertain all ages. The concert is free and will be held in the auditorium. For more information visit: or call 970-596-1188.

¿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.

IN REMEMBERING GEORGE MEANS, an open-house gathering to share stories, hugs and laughter will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center in Gunnison.

THE GUNNISON VALLEY MENTORS annual Golf FORE! Mentors tournament is Saturday, July 7th. Tee time is 9:00 am at Dos Rios Golf Course. You could also win fabulous door prizes. Call Ann Stowell, tournament director at 970-275-8726 or the GV Mentors office at 970-641-5513 to register.

"...DIET, INJECTIONS, AND INJUNCTIONS will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible..." - Bertrand Russell, 1953 - Robert Tim Allen 970-596-8977

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.


SIX POINTS' VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PICNIC, Thursday, June 28th, Noon-1:30 pm, on the Six Points' Patio. Join us for hamburgers and hot dogs as our way of saying THANK YOU to you, our awesome volunteers and Gunnison family. We will also be dedicating our patio area. Thank you to AMERIGAS for providing the grill, and to Joe Moseley, Grillmeister.

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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.

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.

GUNNISON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY Annual Fundraising Dinner: Sunday, June 24th at the I-Bar Ranch - 5:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner: $35 ($31 till 6/22). Live Music! Speakers include: Julie McCluskie, Barbara McLachlan, John Gallowich, Kerry Donovan and Roland Mason. RSVP:

JULY 4TH DEADLINES at the SHOPPER The paper will come out on JULY 3rd! Monday July 2nd at 10 AM is the deadline for News & Free Ads! Monday July 2nd at 2 PM for Paid Ads. Don't miss your 4th of July advertising opportunity by missing the deadlines!

SCAM ALERT! PLEASE BE AWARE of a scam with someone non-local texting to buy items for sale, rent or roommates in the Shopper. The scanners will offer to buy / rent and then send a check for more then the sale / rent price. When you go to cash or deposit check since the check is bad, then you are liable to the bank to pay it. SO be wary of out of town buyers and DO NOT cash checks for more then your sale price!

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:

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

TAIZE CANCELLED JULY 4 at Church of Good Samaritan. Taize will meet again August 1 at 7:00 P.M.

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.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS occur on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Gunnison Recreation Center. Join us on June 26th from noon- 1:00PM. For more information call Laura at 970-641-7604.

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.

WATER & WAX PASTEL WILD FLOWERS - Wednesday, June 27. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Spend a day surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Crested Butte while learning how to use water soluble pastels to create a gorgeous wildflower picture. Participants leave the class with knowledge of a new technique and a finished painting. Pre-registration required through Western's Extended Studies Program. Call 970-943-2885 to register. Instructor: Gail Sovick. $40/student includes supplies.

ADULT JAZZ DANCE WORKSHOP - Saturday, June 23. 10:30 am 12:30 p.m. - Find your Jazz Hands this summer in a one day jazz workshop open to all levels of adult dancer's ages 16+. Miss Sophia Kemper will begin with a challenging warm-up, and then lead right into fun choreography. Dancers will get to learn jazz combinations to complete a full dance. Break a sweat and get your blood pumping while rocking to your favorite music. Min 4 students to run workshop. Pre-registration required. $20/student.

ART IN THE PARK - Summer is here and time to apply for an application to be an exhibitor in the American Association of University Women (AAUW) 44th annual show featuring original work. This event will be July 22, 2018. An application may be requested This is a juried show.

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.

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

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.

PITKIN ART SHOW is scheduled for July 20 & 21, from 10:00 to 5:00 each day. It will be located at the Newcomb Community Center in Pitkin. The show is sponsored by the Pitkin Historical and Community Association.

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

POLICULTURE @ RIVER FEST BLOCK PARTY - Saturday, June 23. 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Head to the GAC after the Gunnison River Fest to the first block of South Main Street for live free music featuring opening band COAL CREEK CONNECTION and headliner POLICULTURE. Policulture is the Original Mountain Reggae band from Boulder, CO. emanating heavy drum and bass with a roots rhythm, melodic horn section, and conscious lyrics. This free event offers River Fest activities, food from the new Barnyard Bar & Grill, a photo booth and a full bar including an Upslope Brewery beer garden. Live music begins at 5:30 pm. This event is family friendly and is brought to you by the Gunnison Arts Center made possibly by an Economic Development Grant from The City of Gunnison.

FREE LIBRARY - TAKE A BOOK, SHARE A BOOK. Our rotating shelf is located at 222 1/2 North Main, just inside the Gunnison Country Shopper's red door, street level. Open Monday, Tuesday and Fridays.

FREE SOIL AND COMPOST WORKSHOP at the Gunnison Community School Garden (1099 N 11th st.) Tuesday June 26th from 4pm-6pm. Come join us as we learn about healthy soil and how to have a hot compost in the Gunnison Valley!

CABARET "SUGAR & SPICE, NAUGHTY & NICE" - June 29 & 30. Doors 7:30, Curtain 8:00 p.m. Get yourself a cocktail and settle in for an evening of song and dance ranging from spicy to sweet, naughty to very nice in a cabaret setting. You'll laugh and love this locally produced talent held in the GAC Dance Studio, cabaret style! Directed by Enid Holden, Accompaniment by Julia Wilson, MC by William Spicer. Appropriate for ages 18+.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR CONSIGNORS to display and sell their artwork, apparel, and other products at the 2018 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival boutique. Please call 970-349-2571 or email if you are interested or have any questions.

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

ARTVENTURES YOUTH CAMP Monday - Wednesday, 1:00 3:00 p.m. June 18 20. Let your creativity fly in this fun summer three day art camp for kids ages 9-12. Students will have the opportunity to learn different styles, techniques and mediums of art by completing a new project every day. Kids will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork in the September GAC Classes Exhibit. $55/student, $46.75/member. Pre-registration is required at or 970-641-4029.

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

¡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

PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY - Every Friday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Create a special keepsake or gift this summer! Choose from a selection of blank pottery and our staff will get you started on the glazing process. Pieces will be fired in our kilns and available for pick-up one week after you create. Shipping options are available. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Prices range $5 - $50 per piece and you only pay for the piece of pottery you paint. Call 970-641-4029 for more info, or to set up your own private event.

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.

BEVERLY (LEONARD/HERRICK) FIELD PASSED away March 14, 2018 in Cummings, GA after a short illness. Beverly was proud to have worked for the Gunnison Country Shopper when it was first getting off the ground. Family and Friends will be gathering on July 5 to celebrate Beverly's life. A Headstone Unveiling Service will take place at 12:30 pm at the Gunnison Cemetery, followed by a Memorial gathering at 3 Rivers Resort Pavillion in Almont, CO at 1:30 pm.

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.

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

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,

ADULT SWIMMERS OF ALL LEVELS join the USMS High Altitude Masters Swimmers at WSCU pool on M, W and Th at 6:45 a.m. and Th at noon for swim lessons or at the Rec Center on Monday's at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10am for a swim workout. Also Dry land training at Colorado Fitness on Tuesdays at noon.

DIGITAL ANIMATION CAMP - Monday Friday, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. June 25 - 29. Final Film Showing: Friday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. This popular camp is back! Stepping it up for seasoned animators and catering to beginners, students learn the fundamentals of animation from filmmaker Katherine Hadar. Participants explore traditional stop-animation, Claymation, hand-drawn animation, digital film and computer graphics like titling and film effects to bring a short story to life. Students will need to bring a basic digital camera or iPad, iPhone or Smartphone. If available, bring laptop or tablet with iMovie or iPhoto programs. Students should also bring a sack lunch every day. Min. 8 students to run camp. Instructor: Katie Hadar.

GUNNISON VALLEY OBSERVATORY - Friday, June 22nd, presentation will be made by Kara Baker of the Park Service, and on Saturday, June 23rd, the presentation with be given by Richard Powell, visiting astrophotographer from Lake City will be sharing photos of the Amazing Universe. GVO is located at 2804 County Road 38. Gates open at 8, program at 8:45.

JOIN GUNNISON COUNTY DEMOCRATS for our Annual Fundraising Dinner at I-Bar Ranch on Sunday, June 24th at 5:00 p.m. Speakers include Julie McCluskie, Kerry Donovan, Barbara McLachlan, John Gallowich & Roland Mason. Buffet Dinner from Mario's: $35/plate. Live Music.

ADULT JAZZ DANCE WORKSHOP Saturday, June 23. 10:30 am 12:30 p.m. - Find your Jazz Hands this summer in a one day jazz workshop open to all levels of adult dancer's ages 16+. Miss Sophia Kemper will begin with a challenging warm-up, and then lead right into fun choreography. Dancers will get to learn jazz combinations to complete a full dance. Break a sweat and get your blood pumping while rocking to your favorite music. Min. 4 students to run workshop. Pre-registration required. $20/student.

CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW LITERARY ARTS DEPARTMENT - The Center for the Arts is pleased to introduce the Center for the Arts new Literary Arts Department! Kicking off in July, the new department will seek to whet a broad range of literary appetites through diverse programming, interactive workshops, courses, lecture series and networking opportunities. No matter your age, or level of literary interest (be it Shakespeare, Sontag, or Sedaris) our aim is not only to provide entertainment, but spark creativity, new thought, critical conversations,and inspire the community through the power of stories. We hope you'll join us. For a full list of happenings visit, or feel free to get in touch at

MIXED MEDIA & MARGS Thursday, June 21. 6:00 9:00 p.m. - Celebrate Colorado's natural beauty in this month's AND Series event. Using easy mixed media techniques and finding inspiration in wildflowers, we will create fun and unique pieces of art while enjoying tasty snacks and margaritas. Bring a friend! You will go home with a set of finished tiny canvas artworks. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light apps and instruction. Pre-registration is required.Instructor: JoDee Costello. Sponsored by: Wet Grocer Liquor Store.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage all property will be sold or disposed of unless claimed prior to June 14, 2018, and/or all rent/fees are paid:, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 Daniel Kathol Unit #111.

THE CHAMBER IS LOOKING FOR Food Vendors for the day at IOOF Park 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact the chamber at 970-641-1501 or for more information

THE OHIO CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER will be held on Saturday, June 30, at 12 noon at the Ohio City Firehouse. There will be a delicious lunch provided by the Quartz Creek Valley cooks! Win door prizes via donations. There will be music and children's games. PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE OHIO CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ON JUNE 30, 2018.

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!

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.

¿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

COMMUNITY DINNER is being hosted by Church of the Good Samaritan Wednesday 6:00 at 307 West Virginia Avenue. Everyone is welcome and dinner is free. Donations are appreciated.

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.


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.

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.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST, Sunday, June 24 ,8:00 a.m. to noon, Newcomb Community Center, Pitkin. Breakfast includes fruit, orange juice, milk & coffee.

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.

ART N' DANCE CLASSES FOR 2-6 YEAR OLDS - Discover, move and create in these fun Friday morning classes for your toddler and you! One week will be a dance class and the next will be an art class. Kids will have the opportunity to experience creative lessons in a different art form each week. Art classes will be held on the outdoor courtyard (weather permitting) and dance classes will be held in the GAC Dance Studio. Purchase a full summer punch card or smaller punch cards. Classes begin with Art on June 15 and run through August 10. Ages 2-3 is 9:00-9:45 am. Ages 4-6 is 10:00-10:45 am. For pricing info and to register, please visit

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.


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 you are interested call Eva at Region 10: 970-765-3127

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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

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.

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!

FREE CONCERT! Colorado Brass Band Summer Workshop performs Friday, June 29th at 7:30pm in the John and Georgie Kincaid Concert Hall. Come here music of all genres at this family friendly event!


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 you are interested call Eva at Region 10: 970-765-3127

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Benefit concert for Six Points. Don't miss Shenandoah at the I-Bar Ranch. Tues. July 3rd. Go to for tickets/pricing and more info. Or call Daniel Bruce, director at Six Points 970-641-3081.


We are giving her for adoption along side with all her luggage's and playing toys. for more info call (408)634-8948 or email

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