Week of: 9/19/2018


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!

ART START FOR TODDLERS (Ages 2 5 w/caregiver) Fridays, 2:30 3:15 p.m. September 21 - November 16. Take a moment and create some art with your little one! You and your little artist will play and experiment with several mediums, as well as learn fundamental art skills. Visit the GAC website for planned art projects each day. Instructor: Kora Gibson. $80/full 9 weeks, $70/7 class punch card, $65/5 class punch card, $40/3 class punch card, $15 drop in.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - Need senior portraits? Contact Katie to book a photography session for Fall 2018. For more information and to view portrait gallery, visit:

PLAY IT FORWARD PING PONG TOURNAMENT - Fundraiser for Gunnison Valley Education Foundation - Sunday - 9/30/18 - 9 AM to 2 PM - Gunnison High School - Registration forms for players at CFGV 520 N. Main Street. (We also NEED TO BORROW PING PONG TABLES in good condition, contact Dave at 970-275-1486 for more information.)

GREAT SELECTION OF SPORTS posters, framed and ready to go on your wall. Reasonable priced. One day Only! Sunday, Sept. 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., PIONEER MUSEUM, 803 E. Tomichi

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.

PROJECT HOPE OF GUNNISON VALLEY is putting on the final session of our four-part summer learning series with a showing of the documentary "The Voiceless" as part of the Crested Butte Library's Movies that Matter program, Tuesday the 18th from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Crested Butte Library. The Voiceless is a powerful film documenting the stories of five male survivors of sexual assault. The film was inspired by the disbelief that men can be victims of sexual assault in hopes of changing the culture and conversation surrounding sexual violence and who it happens to. Project Hope 970-641-2712

LISA ELLISON: "DON'T FENCE ME IN' - A summation of painter Lisa Ellison's idea of the artist's life. She shuns restrictions and boundaries while embracing freedom, spontaneity and following her muse. In this vein, she gravitates towards painting the natural world in all its abundance - be it still life or plein air. Her aim is to share with you the rare beauty of the natural world, as seen through her eyes. Show runs through September 24. At the Piper Gallery.

ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018, the Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution # 2018-33: A Resolution Implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Stage one fire restrictions are in effect for the northern portion of Gunnison County, in the Crystal River Valley. For more information, please reference the attached map & resolution, or contact the Gunnison County Sheriff's Office at 970-641-1113.

¡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 COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT is conducting a drill of the Code Red Emergency Notification System on 9/28/2018. If you have not yet registered your cell phone and/or email, please go the Gunnison County website at and click on the Code Red logo to register. Having your cell phone and email addresses included in the system ensures that you will receive emergency messages associated with your physical address. For additional questions, contact Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481.

THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION has a 24/7 helpline that provides reliable information and support to those who need assistance, such as people living with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals, and members of the public. Call 800-272-3900 for assistance.

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.

LITERARY SALON SERIES: Tuesday, September 25. 6 p.m. Free - With invited speakers and a friendly atmosphere, Literary Salons are the perfect meeting place for writers, journalists, ferocious-readers, publishers, illustrators, spoken word artists, and anyone with a professional interest in literature. At the Public House. The Literary Salon Series occurs the last Monday of every month.

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.

MOONLIGHT MUSIC SERIES: WE DREAM DAWN- Friday, September 21. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00 p.m. In 2015, We Dream Dawn quickly grew from a distant dream into a new life when Sage Cook decided to take leave from Elephant Revival, a neo-folk quintet he had helped found in 2006. Fueled by lofty ideals about approaching art while living closer to the land, this new project is honing in on a new sort of American dream. Somewhere between vintage, analog, psychedelic, and dreamy electro folk pop these folks are representing rural America in a whole new light. GAC Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $18/general admission, $15/members & students w/ ID.

SNEAK PEEK OF THE Crested Butte Film Festival - "North of Nightfall" : Thursday, September 20. 7 p.m. Hidden among the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month winters mean the area is normally devoid of human life. But each summer, this frozen landscape flourishes under endless daylight, revealing a spectacular ecosystem. Join Darren Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom Van Steenbergen as they embark on an expedition to the top of the world to explore this relatively unknown land. In doing so, they discover a changing environment steeped in history along with challenging terrain unlike anything anyone's ridden to date. Running time: 66 minutes. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets 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.

GET READY FOR HALLOWEEN and join us as we learn to dance to THRILLER. 5 PM on Mondays and 12:30 PM on Thursdays starting October 1st at Colorado Fitness.

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.

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

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.

WE'RE BACK! THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and Human Services is back in their building. Please enter via the west entrance at 220 N. Spruce St. We are open to the public and have begun scheduling appointments. Family Planning and Immunization appointments will still take place on the second floor of the hospital. Please call 970-641-3244 with any questions.

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.

HEALING HEARTS: GROWING THROUGH GRIEF Support Group. Have you or someone you know recently lost a loved one? We welcome you to join our 8-week group focused on hope, learning, and healing through the grieving process. Where: 601 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224 When: Thursday's @ 5 from 9/27-11/15. To register contact Nici Graves, LSW at 970-641-4254.

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 29TH at 5:00 p.m. for an evening celebrating Coldharbour Institute. The 2nd Annual fundraiser will be held at Parker Pastures where we'll enjoy a farm to table style dinner, convene with friends, and raise funds to support Coldharbour Institute's programming in the Gunnison Valley. Visit for tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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

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 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.

¿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

CHEATGRASS PROBLEMS are best addressed in the Fall prior to a hard freeze. The Gunnison Conservation District carries the herbicide PLATEAU to best fight this noxious weed, which is dangerous to pets and wildlife. Call now to order at 970-707-3047.


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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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.

ART STUDIO GALLERY Featured Artists Reception: Saturday, September 22. 5:30 8:30 p.m. The Art Studio Gallery currently features the work of five of our outstanding workshop instructors with Judith Cassel-Mamet: mixed media and collage; Peggy Stenmark: watercolors and acrylics; Laura Elm: ceramics, drawings, paintings; Suzanne Pierson: watercolors; and Mary Tuck: acrylics, watercolor, fabric art and Precious Metal Clay. Downtown shoppers will fall in love with the variety of giftable, one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by this talented group. Show runs through October 15. At the Art Studio Gallery.

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!

CANVAS & COCKTAILS Thursday, September 20. 6:00 9:00 p.m. Grab your friends, co-workers, or make it a date night and join us for an evening of entertaining art instruction while sipping on tasty cocktails. Create a unique fall themed acrylic painting, artistic confidence, and an acquired new skill. Absolutely no art experience necessary. $40/person includes two drinks, light apps and supplies. Pre-registration is required. SPECIAL: Sign 4 up for price of 3! Instructor: Deirdre Jones.

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.

FALL DANCE CLASSES @ GAC - Dance is for EVERYONE at the Gunnison Arts Center, come join us this fall! Classes begin the week of September 24. Choose from Mickies & Minnies (Ages 2-4), Ballet/Tap Combo (Ages 4-6 & 7-10), Hop Hop (Ages 5-8 & 9-12), Adult Back to Ballet, Adult Aerial Conditioning, Adult Ballet/Barre Conditioning, and Adult Tap (Advanced Beg./Int.). Find the full schedule & register online at

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO PLANT WILDFLOWER SEED. But it's best to do it in late fall prior to the snow. Call the Gunnison Conservation District for instructions. We still have a lovely mix of native flower seed in stock. Fire Reclamation will deplete seed availability next year. Stock up! 970-707-3047.

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.

CALLING ALL EAGLE SCOUTS! Troop 476 is having their Court of Honor on Monday, Sept. 24th, 7:00 p.m., at the Elks' Lodge. Come celebrate the Scouts' accomplishments, and enjoy some ice cream! 970-209-9129

LET'S PLAY MARBLES - Join the marbles club this fall. It is open to kids ages 6 thru 14 and will be held in the Gunnison Elementary School lobby on Wednesday afternoons from 3:35 to 4:05 p.m. beginning September 26th. Sign up at the school office or contact Jerry Piquette 970-641-0944 or email It is free and everything is provided. Kids have a great time learning this pastime of years ago along with learning lifetime skills and good sportsmanship.

COMING TO THE GUNNISON COMMUNITY, An empowering 5 1/2 hour workshop for girls ages 8 -12 and their moms. The day is filled age appropriate empowering, honest information and fun activities. We talk about the whole self: mind, body, spirit. Discussion of the "weirdness" of it all in a playful, realistic and reverent way (Yes it can be done) Games, art work, discussion, connection and FUN! Walk away with a first moon ceremony, and a strong mother -daughter connection to weather the storms to come. For more info and to register visit: Date-10/21/18 9-2:30 at the Kooler Shop in Gunnison or call 970-596-8954

SIX POINTS WISHES TO THANK PRECISION AUTOMOTIVE for donating their labor to fix one of our agency vehicles. We appreciate your support. THANK YOU!

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

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

WATERCOLOR & WINE SERIES - Subjective vs. Objective: Tuesday, October 2. 5:15 7:45 p.m. Grab a glass of wine and learn to paint a watercolor masterpiece with step-by-step instruction. Be guided through a watercolor painting from start to finish, with instruction on setting up to paint; wash and watercolor painting techniques; composition and more. October 2 features the painting of Snow Bike Day with a technique focus on subjective vs. objective. Other topics include: painting Mountain Village in Winter with a technique focus on landscape tips (10/30); Peace Love & Snow with a technique focus on winter holiday joy cards (11/27); Chickadee Patience with a technique focus on balance and color (12/18). Wine provided to participants 21 and older, so relax and create! All watercolor supplies and your first glass of wine is included. Absolutely no watercolor experience is necessary! At the Center for the Arts. Instructor: Suzanne Pierson.

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

PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY Saturday, September 22. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join us this weekend to get creative! Choose from a selection of blank pottery and our staff will help make your painting come to life with a slew of glaze colors and techniques. Pieces will be fired in our kilns and available for pick up one week after. Shipping options are available. Prices range $5-$45, pay for the piece you paint.

QUILTING AT THE GAC! - Mondays, September 24 - October 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join us on Mondays for some quilting fun! Our instructor will be walking us step-by-step through a basic quilting project that will help you become more comfortable and confident for a bigger and more complex project. Each student will leave with a completed quilting project to keep or give as a gift. Students must bring their own sewing machine and have familiarity with that machine. Instructor: Julee Nelson. $80/student, $68/members.

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.

CREATIVITY & COCKTAILS SERIES - Cocktails & Canvases: Wednesday, September 26. 5:15 7:45 p.m. A rotating series of classes similar to our beloved "Cocktails & Canvases" but with a whole new set of art mediums and projects. In this traditional C&C class, paint The Dragonfly in acrylics on canvas. Drinks served to participants 21 and older, so you can relax and create! All supplies and your first drink included. Absolutely no art experience necessary. Held on four different occasions Wednesdays and Thursdays September 26 through December 27. At Tully's in Crested Butte South. Instructor: Mary Tuck.

¿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.

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.

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

VETERANS AND DESCENDANTS: American Legion open house meeting Wednesday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m., Legion Building (Virginia & Teller). Free hamburger cookout followed by meeting. Learn about the Legion and Sons of The American Legion as the largest veterans service organization. For more information, contact John at 970 596-2841.

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER: St. Peter's Parish Hall on Sunday October 14 serving from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This dinner is sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children. Funds raised will be donated locally to support those with intellectual disabilities. Desserts by Altar and Rosary Ladies.

YOU CAN TAKE AWAY THE POWER BY SHARING your experience. 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.


1 IN 10 ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 60 experience some form of abuse. Call local law enforcement or adult protective services at 970-641-3244 to make a report. It takes a community to stand up to abuse!

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KICK OFF COSTUME SEASON with CB Mountain Theatre at 2nd Annual Dead Singers Night September 8th. Karoake/Lip Synch dressed as favorite dead singer or singer whose career is dead. Tickets and more information at Follow us on instagram cbmountaintheatre.

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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.

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.


It takes a community to stop elder abuse. To make a report of abuse, neglect, explotation, or self-neglect of an at-risk adult call Adult Protective Services at 970-641-3244 and ask to make a report.

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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 970-642-7300 to schedule an appointment.

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.


Crested Butte Mountain Theatre presents : Body Awareness - "A dark comedy that explores sexuality's endless capacity to make us miserable." October 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th at 7:00 PM $20 adults and $16 students

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