Week of: 3/20/2019


announcements and notices...

EXPLORING & EXCAVATING Your Story: Mondays, March 18 - April 8. 6 - 8:30 p.m. $30 / session. Learn to tell your story - be it fiction, memoir or creative non-fiction, the narrative inside your head deserves its rightful place on the page. This workshop helps inspire you to bring your story to life with new confidence, direction and skill. Whether getting started or hoping to breathe new life into a stagnate project, this interactive workshop is designed to get your creative energy flowing. Focus on believing in your writerly self, enhancing your craftsmanship, and (above all), unburdening the writing process to joyfully and meaningfully unleash the story only you can tell. Instructor: Shelley Read. Mondays for four weeks. Can be taken individually or as a series. Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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:

¿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

PET EXPO IS SATURDAY, April 6 from 10-2 at the Fred Field Center. Dogs on leash are welcome! Featuring $10 dog nail trims, $40 microchipping (includes registration), talk with local veterinarians, dog trainers, pet sitters, and pet retailers. Visit with baby goats and enter your kids in the coloring contest for prizes! Hosted by GVAWL and sponsored by Fullmer's Hardware and Tractor Supply. Email for more info.

INTERMEDIATE ADULT TAP Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Session 2 w/ Abby Owen: March 26 - May 7. Learn the essentials and basics of tap dancing while exploring combinations and routines. Open to higher level beginners and intermediate levels where beginners will be given extra support and intermediate dancers will be given challenging combos. Students must have their own tap shoes. Open to advanced beginners and intermediate advanced dancers. GAC Dance Studio

THE ART OF STORYTELLING with Matthew Taylor: Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. both days. $150. Back by popular demand, this highly interactive and entertaining workshop is all about getting to the heart of the ancient tradition of storytelling by helping you to find, craft and present your story. Leave with lifelong skills in the art, along with the ability to bring your stories to fruition. The workshop culminates in a live showcase of your crafted story in a Moth-Style Storytelling Showcase: Sunday, March 24. 6:00 p.m. at the Eldo. Free. Space for the workshop is limited while the Storytelling Showcase is free and open to the public. Instructor: Matthew Taylor. Crested Butte Center for the Arts,

CENTER STAGE CRESTED BUTTE CENTER for the Arts Live Music & Shows: Ghost Light: Thursday, March 28. 8:00 p.m. The improvisational wizards of Ghost Light play a shimmering psychedelic rock, leading the cutting edge as the newest up and coming in the jam band scene. The fledgling super-group based out of Philly exudes a special chemistry with ethereal innovations, spacey sonic waves and ecstatic jams. Live shows mix originals with featured songs from the Grateful Dead to Radiohead that replicate the spirit and expand the art. Their 2018 inaugural tour kicked off with a sold-out show and subsequent concerts at powerhouse venues such as the Lockn' Festival and High Sierra. Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton are the brewing masterminds behind the group, Holly known for transcribing virtuoso piano solos from the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead. Rolling Stone named her "Ten New Artists You Need to Know Right Now" in 2016. Tom made a name for himself as the guitarist of Joe Russo's Almost Dead, while also appearing in Bill Kreutzmann's Billy & the Kids. Individual members have played with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Steve Kimock, Dave Schools, Marco Benevento, Warren Haynes and more. Ghost Light is pianist Holly Bowling, guitarist Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo's Almost Dead, American Babies), and a host of supporting musicians.

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

CREATIVITY & COCKTAILS: Wood Panels & Whiskey: Tuesday, March 26. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join the Art Studio once a month for a rotating series of fun and approachable art experiences. March 26 features Wood Panels & Whiskey. Paint A Winter Welcome in acrylics on a pre-made rustic wood panel. Hang your piece in your home as a greeting or give as a gift. Other sessions include: Leather & Liquor (4/23); Beaded Jewelry & Beverages (5/21). Participants learn and work while sipping on fun cocktails from the Center bar. Libations served to participants 21 and older, so relax and create! All supplies and your first drink are included. Absolutely no art experience necessary. In the Center for the Arts Lobby. Instructor: Mary Tuck. CB Center for the Arts

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

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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.

KIDS COOK CLASSES with Mountain Roots start April 3. Spring theme: "Around the World." Diverse recipes from different countries every session. Register through Gunnison Rec Center. Scholarships available.

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.

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.

2019 GUNNISON VALLEY HEALTH WELLNESS EVENTS are coming... Save the dates: April 9 - 11 Gunnison Early Blood testing at Fred Field Center, online registration is now open and closes April 6 at 5:00 PM. May 4 Gunnison & Crested Butte Wellness Fair at Fred Field Center 6:30 - 11:00 AM for more info. 970-642-8418 /

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!

2019-20 LA INSCRIPCIÓN EN LAKE PREESCOLAR y Kindergarten comienza el 1 de Abril de 2019, en línea en:

STEEZY HIP HOP (Ages 9 - 12) Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Session 2: March 27 - May 8. Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence! Basics of all styles of hip hop will be incorporated such as street hip hop, break-dancing, poppin' and lockin'. Open to all levels of dancers! Instructor: Abby Owen. GAC Dance Studio

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.

CREATIVE PLAY (Ages 0 - 4) Tuesdays, 10:15 am - 11:00 am.(Updated times from our printed catalogs and previous marketing) Spring Session: March 26 - May 8. It's never too early to get your little one's imagination going! Join us for 45 minutes of playtime based in stories, music and SILLINESS. Parent or caregiver must be present. Minimum 4 students to run session. GAC Dance Studio. Instructor: Heather Hughes.

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.

BALLET/TAP COMBO (Ages 7 - 12) Wednesdays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Session 2: March 27 - May 8. This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocabulary and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping repetition and combos the last half hour. Students must supply their own ballet and tap shoes. Instructor: Abby Owen. GAC Dance Studio

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

JOIN MOUNTAIN ROOTS and the Film Festival for a farm-to-table twist on the classic dinner and movie. On March 21st, we will be sharing a delicious, local meal prepared by Crested Butte Personal Chefs, as well as serving drinks from Montanya Distillery and BuckelFamily Wines at the Crested Butte Depot from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Following a wonderful dinner and dessert, we will enjoy a film-festival worthy documentary about the joys, perils, and adventures of farming at the Center for the Arts. We will also have a unique, locally-curated artisan silent auction for you to browse and shop hand-crafted products from all over Colorado. If you'd like to attend just the film, you can do so for only $12 by coming to Center for the Arts when doors open at 7:30 p.m. or by purchasing tickets in advance. Feel free to contact Alexis Taylor at for more information

JOIN MOUNTAIN ROOTS and the Film Festival for a farm-to-table twist on the classic dinner and a movie. Enjoy dinner, dessert, and an award-winning documentary on March 21st. Visit Mountain Roots for more information or to buy your ticket.

TAYLOR PARK VEGETATION MANAGEMENT Project Public workshops will be held Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, April 3, to continue discussions on the US Forest Service's upcoming Taylor Park Vegetation Management Project. Both meetings will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the West Wing of Western Colorado University's Leslie J. Savage Library. Distance/virtual options for attendance are available. Please visit for more information.

COME SEE THE GES 3RD GRADERS shine in their musical performance, ALL THAT I CAN BE! Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 - 10:45 in the GES Commons. Friends, family and community members are all welcome!

CAN YOU AND YOUR DOG pass as brothers? Sisters? Enter the Dog & Owner Lookalike Contest at Pet Expo! Saturday, April 6 at the Fred Field Center (Fairgrounds). Stop in any time between 10 and 2 with your leashed dog and have your photo taken. Winners announced at 2 p.m. Prizes from Fullmer's Hardware, Tractor Supply, and Pawsitively Native.

WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOPS: Friday, March 22. 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Try your hand at throwing on the wheel, or if you've got experience, work with master potter Laura Elm to brush up and further your skills. With weekly three-hour sessions, take one class or several! Space is limited to three students per session, so reserve in advance. With a small class size, multiple levels can be handled simultaneously. If Fridays do not work for you, call The Art Studio to arrange a lesson on another day of the week. Ages 12 and up. Choose from 15 Wednesdays throughout the season through March 29. At the Art Studio. Instructor: Laura Elm. 111 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte

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.

¡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

BEGINNING ADULT TAP Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Spring Session: March 25 - May 6. Have you always wanted to learn to tap dance? Don't wait any longer! This beginning adult tap class will guide students in their first tap movements. Learn what part of the shoe makes what sound. Finish the class by sequencing moves together to form a full dance. No experience required. Please provide your own tap shoes. GAC Dance Studio. Instructor: Abby Owen.

JEWELRY FAIR APPLICATIONS DUE Call for Jewelers: The Gunnison Arts Center is holding their Spring Bling Jewelry Fair this April in the Upper Gallery. Artists are responsible for labeling and pricing their own work, as well as providing and setting up their own display booths. Booths are $20/artist or $15/GAC members and may be shared between artists. On display starting at the ArtWalk on April 5 - April 26. All who turn in an application will be accepted, but applications must be turned into the GAC by March 22 at 6:00 p.m. For more info. 970-641-4029.

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.

ADULT AERIAL CONDITIONING Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. March 25 - May 6. In this class students will gain an understanding of body conditioning and how to apply it to aerial dance. Students will go through beginner moves and also work on sequencing them on the Lyra and Sling. No previous experience or strength required. You will gain the strength as you learn! Instructor: Alexandria Rodriguez. GAC

SIP & STITCH SERIES Leaves of Green Potholder: Sunday, March 24. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spend some time on a Sunday morning this winter exploring easy hand sewing methods and projects with applique and embroidery while sipping on a tasty beverage. Sunday, March 24 features Leaves of Green Potholder. Learn the basic modern folk embroidery to stich lovely leaf shapes on a potholder while sipping on a tasty beverage. Basic sewing skills helpful but not required. At the Art Studio, CB Center for the Arts. Instructor: Laura Elm.

PET ONWERS WHO LIVE in Unincorporated Gunnison County: The BoCC voted on 9-4-2018 to have all Unincorporated Gunnison County Residents license their dogs with the Gunnison County Sheriff's office. This requires all dog owners to obtain a Gunnison County license after you have received proof of their rabies vaccination. The only exception is a fee will not be charged for certified service and guide dogs used by impaired owners. The fee for each unaltered dog is $20, and $10 for altered animals. All licenses will expire on 12-31 of each year. The due date for getting your dogs licensed is March 1st of each year. There will be a $5 per month late fee if you do not license your dog by March 1st. In the event a tag is lost a duplicate shall be provided for a fee of $25. Dog License applications can be found at, or call the Gunnison County Sheriff's at 970-641-1113.

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.

MEMORIAL DAY IS SOON TO ARRIVE. Let GUNNISON CEMETERY help you memorialize your loved ones whose ashes have or will be scattered elsewhere. Have their name engraved on the Memorial Tablet. Spaces purchased before April 30th will be engraved by Memorial Day. For further information call 970-642-1152 or email:

ADDICTION / DEPRESSION / SUICIDAL Thoughts / Anxiety? Center for Mental Health offers new program FREE in CB. Erin Confidential line: 970-596-6287


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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THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutritious groceries,nutrition education, breast feeding support and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify by income. Income guidelines are 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, for example a family of 4 will qualify if they earn less than $3870/month. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breast feeding women and children under age 5 healthy. WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you're a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC. Call Kim at 970-641-7911 for more information.

THE SENIOR RESOURCE OFFICE will be hosting monthly open access hours the first Monday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Gunnison County Health and Human Services. Walk-in to learn more about resources and benefits for seniors and people with disabilities.

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.

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.

AUDITIONS - "CRACKPOTS, CRACK Shots & A Cannibal" Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00 p.m., GAC Black Box Theatre. From the word processor of playwright and director Mike Callihan comes this action packed, true story of "The Bloodhound of the Rockies", the pistol-packing "Mountain Queen", the "Man Who Stayed" and "Big Al" a snow shoeing, avalanche-chasing mail carrier. Toss in an encounter with, "the Colorado Cannibal" and you could be part of an evening of theater unlike anything you've experienced before. Performed in a fast-paced readers theater style, this play does have a few instances of old west language, so best leave the chickabiddies(kiddos) at home! If you've always wanted to give theatre a try, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and come on down and audition at the Black Box Theatre, Tuesday, March 26th, at 6:00 pm!

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.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER Support Group. Gunnison Senior/ Recreation Center (200 E Spencer Ave) from noon- 1PM on the forth Tuesday of every month (3/26/19). Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual support.

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

TINA GRAMANN OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 23, 6 - 8 p.m. Tina Gramann takes viewers on a visual tour of rural Colorado with guide, Asian Barbie Doll in "Asian Barbie in Rural Colorado." This unique and conceptual collection explores identity and race set against an alpine backdrop. Most of Tina's work is temporary and experiential, with a focus on chalk art, event signage, window, and face painting that is ephemeral and experienced in the moment. For this series, Tina explores more permanent forms through photography, paint and mixed media. Show runs March 18 through April 8. At the Piper Gallery.


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.

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 LEGAL CLINIC at your Gunnison County Libraries in Gunnison & Crested Butte Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM. 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. ALL FREE! BY APPOINTMENT

ES USTED UNA VICTIM de agresion sexual o conoce a alguien que lo es? SEEK entonces SPEAK puede ayudarlo a reunir informacion, explorer opciones y tomar medidas. Puedes permanecer anonimo o conectarte con la Policia, El Proyecto Esperanza del Valle de Gunnison o El Programa de Titulo IX de la WCU. Explore sus opciones y conozca sus derechos. Vaya a o llame al 888-865-9863.

The GUNNISON COUNTRY SHOPPER Office will be CLOSED FRIDAY March 22, 2019 for SPRINGBREAK Will open normal hours next week.

BALLET/TAP COMBO (Ages 4 - 6) Mondays, 4:15 5:15 p.m. March 25 - May 6. This combo dance class will introduce your little dancers to basic ballet vocabulary and techniques for a half hour and fun tapping repetition and combos the last half hour. Students must supply their own ballet and tap shoes. Instructor: Abby Owen GAC

A GUNNISON ORAL HISTORY Project website has been created to provide access to local oral histories at: Currently, approximately fifteen digital histories are available for viewing with more continually being added. The Oral History Project is working to preserve the rich history of this valley and is generously supported by Boomers & Beyond, Gunnison Libraries, Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, and the Bill & Lennie Burke Fund. Oral History DVD's are also available for checkout at the Gunnison Library and the Gunnison Senior Center.

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

NOTICE OF GUNNISON COUNTY, BLM, AND USFS ROAD CLOSURES - Gunnison County, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U. S. Forest Service (USFS) have temporarily closed a number of roads to all motor vehicles to protect Gunnison sage-grouse during their mating season and to prevent road damage during wet spring conditions. These roads were closed March 15 and will reopen on May 15, 2018. The U.S. Forest Service closures in the Flat Top Mountain area north of Gunnison extends through June 15 to protect nesting Gunnison sage-grouse. The BLM has area motorized closures so even unblocked roads may be part of the closure. The cooperation of the public is required to successfully implement these road closures. The closures help support conservation efforts for Gunnison sage-grouse. Copies of the closure list and maps are available at Gunnison County Public Works, 195 Basin Park Drive; Gunnison County Administration Office, 200 E. Virginia Ave; Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office, 300 W. New York; the BLM office at 210 W. Spencer Ave; and the USFS Office, 216 N. Colorado; Gunnison, Colorado. These closures apply to all motorized vehicles. Do not park at the closures in a manner that blocks access through the closure gates. All non-motorized trail users are also requested to use Gunnison Basin roads/trails only after 9 a.m. during this period to help reduce disturbance to sage-grouse. For additional information call Gunnison County Public Works at 641-0044; BLM at 970-642-4940; or the U.S. Forest Service at 970-641-0471.

MOUNTAIN ROOTS FOOD PROJECT is pleased to announce the multi-farmer CSA is back for 2019 with more local produce available to community members. In the Community Supported Agriculture program, members invest in a share of the harvest and provide funding to farmers at the start of the growing season. Members receive a weekly box of local, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce for a 16-week season, June through October, with pickup locations in both Gunnison and Crested Butte. Standard shares are $350 for the season and sized for two, family shares sized for four are $650. Egg, bread, meat and fruit shares are also available. The Whole Diet Combination Share gives you produce, fruit, egg, bread, and meat share at $75 off the retail price, and a new mixed meat share offers a monthly selection of pasture-raised beef, lamb, chicken, pork. Subscriptions for the 2019 season are first come, first serve. Sign up links, farmer profiles, and more information be found at:

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

THE WEST ELK LACROSSE program will be starting the week of March 25th. We are taking registration for U10, U12, and U15 teams as well as a U13 girls program. For more information on the tournaments we will be attending, practice schedules, coaches for each team, sponsorship opportunities, or anything else - please contact Dan Vollendorf at 641-8422 or

HEALING HEARTS: GROWING Through Grief Support Group. Have you or someone you know recently lost a loved one? We welcome you to join our 6-week group focused on hope and healing through the grieving process. The group will begin meeting on Tuesday, March 26th in Gunnison. For more information contact Nici Graves, LSW at (970) 641-4254.

ART FOR AGES 11 - 14: Photography Skills with Lydia Stern: Wednesday, March 27. 2:15 - 6:15 p.m. Choose from a variety of mediums and projects throughout the winter and spring seasons! March 27 features Photography Skills with Lydia Stern. Capture stunning photographs! Focus on documentary or "lifestyle" photography, to capture people in candid moments, using those wandering in our downtown as subjects. Learn how to create compelling composition; how light is paramount in photography; how to manipulate your exposure; as well as how to adjust your camera settings to affect the outcome of your shot. Head back into the classroom to critique and identify your most successful images. Using your very best shot, learn basic tools for post-process editing using Lightroom, Photoshop and / or free apps on your phone. Your finalized photo will be sent to print, allowing you to take and frame your best work. Bring a Point-and-Shoot,DSLR, or camera phone to class - all will work beautifully for this workshop. The last session is Beaded Jewelry (4/24). Take both of these final classes of the series! The Art Studio. Instructor: Lydia Stern of Mountain Media Magic. CB Center for the Arts.

GET YOUR GOAT 4-H Club is holding a Goat Yoga, March 31st Sunday afternoon 1-3 p.m. It will be held in the cement room at the Rodeo Grounds. Bring your yoga mats or blankets and we will bring the baby goats. To participate please bring a grocery bag of non-perishable food for the Gunnison Food Pantry. For any questions please leave message @ 970-596-0398

LITERARY SALON SERIES with Mark Todd: Tuesday, March 26: 6 - 8 p.m. Free! A networking event for writers, readers and anyone with an interest in literature to discuss writing and make new friends. Every Salon hosts guest speakers, making for an informative, lively event. Tuesday, March 26 features poet, fiction and non-fiction writer Mark Todd. Mark is the recipient of the 2017 Karen Chamberlain Lifetime Achievement Award for Colorado Poetry, and has appeared on both Colorado Public Radio and the Travel Channel representing his work. He founded Western's Graduate Program in Creative Writing, where he has been Professor of English at Western since 1988; serves as Contributing Editor for Western Press Books; and has 25 years of professional journalism experience. Mark has performed his poetry across the country and in Europe. His books include poetry, science fiction, comedy / fantasy and creative nonfiction, three of which were nominated for Colorado Book Awards and one for the Colorado Blue Spruce Award. At the Public House.

JOIN THE MONTROSE COMMUNITY BAND on Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 p.m. for a free concert at the Montrose Pavilion. The band will be playing a variety of Scottish and Irish music. For more information visit or call 970-596-1188.

PRICING FOR SHOPPER READER ADS! Paid classified ads will have a minimum of 20 words instead of 18. The price for the 20 word will remain the same, $6. Paid reader ads include: Businesses, Services, Real Estate, Firewood, etc. Please give us a call 970-641-3148 to promote you business or service.

BARRE SCULPT Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Session 2: March 27 - May 8. Lift your seat, tone your muscles, and feel the burn in this hour long barre workout class. We'll use the fundamentals of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates to sculpt long lean dancer bodies. All of the movements are small and will work each of your muscles to fatigue. This is a low impact, full body work out designed to not only make you stronger physically but also mentally. No dance experience required! Guys welcome!Bring a yoga mat (optional: 2-5 lb. hand weights, resistance bands, sm. Pilates ball and/or yoga blocks.) Instructors: Alexandria Rodriguez. GAC danceStudio

ARE YOU A VICTIM of sexual assault or do you know someone who is? SEEK THEN SPEAK can help you gather information, explore options, and take action. You can remain anonymous or connect with law enforcement, a local advocacy center or WCU's Title IX Program. Explore your options and know your rights. Go to or call 888-865-9863.

SKIP THE TRIP! Visit: - Renew Registrations, Update Addresses, Replace 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 UNDERDOG RESCUE has some terrific dogs for adoption! Little ones, big ones - text or call 970-209-7030 for more information. GUR is also looking for foster providers. ADOPTING AND FOSTERING SAVES LIVES.

CRESTED BUTTE FILM FESTIVAL "The Biggest Little Farm", Thursday, March 21. 5:30 p.m. $12 film only. $50 for dinner & movie. The inspirational story of how a Los Angeles foodie couple quit the city, moved an hour north of one of the most polluted metropolitan centers on Earth, and pursued their dream of growing every ingredient she could possibly want to cook with. Both deeply personal and remarkably objective, "The Biggest Little Farm" offers a firsthand account of the ups and downs of married duo John and Molly Chester's trial-and-error attempt to start a biodiverse agricultural operation on land that had long since been stripped of nutrients. Co-Sponsored by Mountain Roots Food Project. Please join us for a delicious farm-to-table dinner at The Depot before the film highlighting the great work of Mountain Roots. Visit for complete details. Running time: 91minutes. Not rated. Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Film: 8:00 p.m. Crested Butte Center for the Arts,

2019-20 LAKE PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN registration begins on April 1, 2019, online at:

THE AMERICAN LEGION MEETS Wednesday March 20th. First day of Spring! 501 E. Virginia Ave. Dinner at 1730, meeting starts at 1800, come early if you like. All Veterans are always welcome! Contact Adjutant John Nelson, 970-596-2841 for info or questions.

DEAR SIX POINTS, Thank you forall of the supplies you have donated to our classroom. We are grateful for your support! Gunnison Achievement Center

ADULT JAZZ Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Session 2: March 27 - May 8. Find your Jazz Hands this winter open to all levels of adult dancer's ages 16+. Begin with a challenging warm-ups, 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. GAC Dance Studio.

SHORTY HIP HOP (Ages 5 - 8) Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. March 25 - May 6. Students will learn various beginning hip hop dance moves in a fun filled encouraging group environment while building self-confidence! Basics of all styles of hip hop will be incorporated such as street hip hop, break-dancing, poppin' and lockin'. Open to all levels of dancers, Instructor: Abby Owen. GAC

SMART RECOVERY IS a therapy-based self-help group for all addictive behavior. Meeting Thursdays at noon in CB at the Visitor's Center upstairs. Learn how to build motivation for change, cope with addictive urges, manage difficult thoughts/feelings/behaviors. Contact Erin 970-596-6287 FREE

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.

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!

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


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.

ART STUDIO GALLERY ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, March 23. 6 - 8 p.m. The Art Studio Gallery currently features the work of five of our outstanding workshop instructors with Peggy Stenmark: watercolors and acrylics; Laura Elm: ceramics, drawings, paintings; Suzanne Pierson: watercolors; and Mary Tuck: acrylics, watercolor, fabric art and Precious Metal Clay; and Christina Stillwagon: stained glass. Downtown shoppers will fall in love with the variety of giftable, one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by this talented group. Show runs through April 8. At the Art Studio Gallery, CB.

ALTIUS QUARTET, A WORLD-CLASS string quartet, will be performing a concert of The Beatles, Beethoven and Schumann on Saturday, April 6th at 7:00 PM at Kincaid Recital Hall at Western. Tickets available at: and at the door.

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.

CENTER STAGE CRESTED BUTTE CENTER for the Arts Live Music & Shows: Front Country: Friday, April 5. 8:00 p.m. Roots pop Front Country has forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past of bluegrass with the future. Melding traditional acoustic instruments with modern pop, their peculiar aesthetic produces songs that areintricate, intense and infectious. Their unique blend rises from abassistequally versed in newgrass and jazz; a mandolinistwith a degree in composition and classical guitar; aguitaristtrained in rock and world music; a violinistthat can seamlessly hop between honkytonk and electropop; and a multi-instrumental femalelead singer-songwriterwith grit and soul. It's not a sound based on current trends, but an innovative perspective looking to find a new audience. Their progressive-leaning acoustic music won them first prize at both Rocky Grass and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals before being invited to tour legendary anchors such as Old Settlers and MerleFest. Front Country is Melody Walker (vocals, guitar, percussion), Adam Roszkiewicz (mandolin, banjo, vocals), Jacob Groopman (guitar, rezo guitar, mandolin), Jeremy Darrow (bass), and Leif Karlstrom (five-string violin).

W.I.C. PROVIDES: Personalized nutrition consultations; Breast feeding information, support and referrals; Financial assistance for free, healthy food to supplement what you already buy; Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing, lactation support and other services that can benefit the whole family; Nutrition and health education on a variety of topics, including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, working and breast feeding, and shopping on a budget. Call Kim at 970-641-7911 for more information.

WINTER WATERCOLOR & WINE SERIES:Thursday, April 4. 5:15 - 7:45 p.m. Join a step-by-step watercolor painting class over winter evenings at the Center! Suzanne guides the group through a watercolor painting from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, wash and watercolor painting techniques, composition, and more. April 4 features painting Spring Awakening with a technique focus on light and shadow. The last session has a technique focus on Color & Movement (5/2). Wine is 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 Art Studio. Instructor: Suzanne Pierson. CB Center for the Arts

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.

HEALTHY FEELS GOOD and it easy to improve your health by these simple steps: add more raw organic fruits and vegetables to your daily menu, take a walk and smile. Yes, Smile! Studies have shown that when you smile, your brain has a "feel good" party event and releases chemicals that fights off stress and depression. "There's Magic In Your Smile" (psychology today magazine) Teresa 719-351-5117

CATLIN'S NURSERY IN MONTE VISTA IS PERMANANTLY CLOSED! To those of you who travel there to get your bedding plants, it has been sold out to a marijuana operation.