Week of: 10/11/2017


announcements and notices...

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

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.

KBUT'S ZOMBIE PROM - Friday, Oct. 27th at the Talk of the Town Doors open at 9 p.m., $20 at the door, This is a 21 and older event, please bring ID.

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 782,398 COLORADO RESIDENTS ENROLLED IN MEDICARE? October 12 - December 7 is Medicare Open Enrollment for prescription drug coverage. To review coverage visit: or call 1-800-MEDICARE or schedule an appointment with the senior resource office: 970-641-3244

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

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!

HOSTED AT THE GUNNISON ARTS CENTER, the first annual Harvest Gala and Fundraiser is an extraordinary celebration benefiting Coldharbour Institute on October 21, 2017. The Harvest Gala and Fundraiser includes delicious, Cora cuisine prepared by SEED (Sustainability Education Equity and Diversity), our youth development and outreach program. Come learn how you can help Coldharbour continue to facilitate sustainable growth in the Gunnison Valley. 5:30 p.m.: Cocktails; 6:30 p.m.: Dinner (Amazing Tacos by SEED!) 7:30 p.m.: Live Auction; 8:00 p.m.: Silent and Live Auction ends. Tickets: $35 for dinner and 2 drinks up until October 20th, Day of tickets increase to $45.

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

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.

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.


FREE 28TH ANNUAL HEADWATERS CONFERENCE, October 6-8, at Western State Colorado University. Robin Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, public keynote address Friday at 7 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium. Full schedule and registration, including free Kids Day Camp on Saturday, at:

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CALLING ALL CRAFTERS! The 23rd Annual Crested Butte Holiday Bazaar at The Queen of All Saints Parish Hall in CB is accepting applications from crafters of handmade gifts & collectables, shelf stable food items, wreaths, pottery, etc. Applications due by 10/27, this is a juried event held . Email for an application

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

OCTOBER IS CONFLICT RESOLUTION MONTH in Colorado. Learn how to navigate difficult conversations with Conflict Resolution Coach Cheryl Coffey on Wednesday October 11 at 7 p.m. Gunnison Public Library and the Community Foundation bring you a 4 part civil discourse series in October, join us for one or all each Wednesday. For more information 970-641-3485 or:

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.

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.

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

ENCORE! FOR THE ARTS, October Fundraising Challenge, Gunnison Arts Center, call 970-641-4029, or: to win weekly prizes!

HUNTERS, MORE MEAT THAN YOU CAN EAT? Last year's meat still in your freezer? Donate processed game to those-in-need through the Food Pantry. Mon 1p-4p, Wed 1p-7p, Thu 10a-2pm or call 970-651-4156. Pantry is located on SW corner of Main and Ohio in Gunnison.

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

VOLUNTEER FOR A SKI PASS! CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT is now accepting applications online for Winter Events Volunteers for the upcoming Ski Season. We are looking for great folks with a knowledge of Crested Butte town and mountain and an ability to commit to specific days throughout the season. Submit an application online at:

ESCORRENTÍA DE PRIMAVERA - Si usted es dueño de una propiedad en un área propensa a las inundaciones, considere lo siguiente: ¿Está su seguro contra inundaciones propiedad al día y en vigencia? ¿Qué cubre su seguro contra inundaciones? Hay un periodo de 30 días desde la compra de pólizas de seguro y su entrada en vigencia. Para obtener más información sobre seguros contra inundaciones llame a su agente de seguros. También puede llamar a Thuy Patton, Coordinador Estatal del Programa Nacional de Seguros contra Inundaciones: 303-866-4803, o visite

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!

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

OCTOBER 15 - DECEMBER 7 IS THE TIME: You could find prescription drug coverage that better meets your needs. Go to: or Call 1-800-Medicare or call the senior resource office at 970-641-3244 to schedule an appointment to review coverage

"RESISTANCE...will be short-lived and ineffective if more people don't vote. ...Apathy is concedes power. Treat your democratic Rights as Duties. They will weaken and be lost if you do not." -Gary Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster. Join the Political Revolution! Thursdays. 6:30 p.m. The Mall. 123 W Tomichi.

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

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:

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.

HABLE CON UN ABOGADO GRATIS: Clínica de consulta legal gratis el primer jueves de cada mes en edificio de Servicios Familiares, 225 N. Pine St., Gunnison a las 5:30 de la tarde. Llame a Ellen para obtener más información 970-641-7999.

TALK TO A LAWYER FOR FREE: Colorado Legal Services - Thursday Night Bar (legal advice clinic), first Thursday of each month at the Family Services Building, 225 N. Pine St., Gunnison, 5:30 p.m. Call Ellen for more information 970-641-7999

LEARN ABOUT WINTERIZING YOUR GARDENS with Mountain Roots at the Gunnison Library Thursday October 12 at 7 p.m. 307 North Wisconsin. For more information, call 970-641-3485 or visit the library's website at:, Free and open to the Public.

PBS TELEVISION CHANNELS. If you are using the over-the-air (antenna) television signals and are missing the PBS channels, you may need to re-scan your digital television or converter box. Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District. 641-9148,

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.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP "Reading for Justice", Gunnison Congregational Church United Church of Christ is hosting a year long book discussion group on topics of social justice on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Church Office, 123 W. Tomichi Ave., #1. October's book is Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins, Miguel De La Torre. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is necessary in this era. We need to rethink what is "right" and who gets to decide what is right. (Hint: It's not the people in power: white people, men, straight people, Americans, etc.) This book helps us to do this.


HOLIDAY VENDOR & CRAFT BASH November 18th 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. something for everyone in the event room at Gunnison County Fairgrounds. Free admission, drawings and a fundraiser bake sale! We are still looking for vendors at this time as well. Please call us 970-210-6328 OR email:

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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.

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER: ST. PETER'S PARISH HALL on Sunday October 15 serving from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. This dinner is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, bread, and dessert. Cost is $12 for adults less for children. Monies raised support the Knights' local charities fund. Dessert provide by Altar and Rosary ladies.

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!

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.

THE TRAILHEAD CHILDREN'S MUSEUM PRESENTS FALL FEST 2017! Located @ The Trailhead Children's Museum (19 Emmons Loop). Sunday, Oct. 22. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. $7/person. Tickets & more info @

COME JOIN US! THRILLER DANCE October 31st at 4:45 p.m. Learn the dance at Colorado Fitness, please sign up at front desk.

¡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

¿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

FREE LEGAL CLINIC AT YOUR GUNNISON LIBRARY IN GUNNISON Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3:00 - 4:00 PM on the SECOND THURSDAY of each month at the Gunnison Library at 307 Wisconsin Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230. 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. Please contact the Ann Zugelder Library at 970-641-3485 in Gunnison to be added to the sign-up sheet. Upcoming dates in 2017 are: October 12; November 9; December 14, 2017. ALL FREE!! Please call 970-641-3485 in Gunnison to be added to the sign-up sheet


TETWP VOLLEYBALL GAME is Saturday, October 21! All proceeds raised will go to our local TETWP program. We will have a silent auction, baked goods, and high school kids will be donating their hair! Game times are 12, 1, & 2 at the GHS Gym!

Gunnison Middle School Athletics BINGO NIGHT! Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30; doors open at 6:30.$10 Come and Support GMS Athletics .For Tickets: 970-641-7710.


WESTERN CHEMISTRY SHOW! "Putting the Weenie Back in Halloweenie" Pumpkin dropping chemistry demonstrations in the spirit of Halloween! Friday October 27th 4:30. University Center Ballroom. Free! Donations accepted! Fun for all ages. p.s. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

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