Week of: 7/10/2019


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.

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.

THANK YOU FROM Cochetopa Therapy Horsemanship! We want to Thank Jack Barra and the crew at Tomichi Materials for their donation of fresh sand for our riding arena . This is critical for the safety of our riders, horses and the success of their lessons. Thank You! For more information about our equine therapy program: Cochetopahideaway 970-209-59134

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.

SAVE THE DATE : Pitkin Arts & Crafts Fair July 19 & 20, 2019. More details to follow!

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.

JOIN DUANA VANDENBUSCHE for a Western Wednesday class this summer. They include: "The Coal and Silver Triangle" (Almont, Crested Butte Ski Area Chairlift and talk on the North Country, Crested Butte Museum, visit to Irwin and it's history and then back to Gunnison via Ohio Pass. July 10, 7:30 - 4:00. "Land of Canyons and Minerals" July 24, 7:30 - 4:00. & "Taylor Park and Beyond" August 7, 7:30 - 4:00. To sign up for any of the Wednesdays contact Extended Studies at Western 970-943-2068

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.

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.

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!

FARMERS MARKET NOW TWICE A WEEK: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Saturdays at Main and Virginia AND 4:00 - 6:00 PM Wednesdays at S. Pine and Tomichi! Get fresh, organic, and local produce and products directly from the farmers and artisans.

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.

TRAIL TIPS: IF YOU WALK, or take your dogs on a walk, before daylight PLEASE wear reflective clothing! Make sure you and your pets are visible to drivers in the early morning hours. No one wants to hit a pedestrian or their pet.

STILL SPOTS OPEN for Coldharbour Friday's and the August "How to be a Naturalist" camp. 7/12-Naturalist, 7/19-Composting, 7/26-Archaeology, 8/19-23-How to be a Naturalist camp. Register at You can email: for more information.

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

JOIN US SATURDAY July 13th and Sunday July 14th to see "Real Wolves" presented by Wolfwood Refuge in the LC/HC Chamber of Commerce Yard. Wolfwood's missions is to dispel myth and misinformation, judgment and prejudice, cruelty and inhumane treatment.

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.

ENJOY HAMBURGERS AT the Elks Lodge (123 South Main) with family and friends after the Cattlemen's Parade Saturday July 13, presented by Gunnison Elks Ladies. Monies raised help fund community projects and scholarships. Serving until 1:30 PM. Open to the public.

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.

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

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.

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.

SUICIDE PROVENTION TRAININGS: 1.) safeTALK on July 17th from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the CB Town Hall, breakfast is included. 2.) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) two offerings: September 9th and 10th from 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. both days at Gunnison Courthouse, lunch is provided. 3.) December 11th and 12th from 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. both days at the Crested Butte Town Hall, lunch is provided. RSVP to: if you are invested in attending. Feel free to reach out with any questions as well!


PITKIN ART & CRAFTS Show & Sale July 19 & 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Newcomb Community Center, Pitkin

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COLORADO FITNESS INVITES you to a "HIIT The Park" Boot Camp workout at Meadows Park (on Colorado Street near the Rec Center). This coming Saturday July 13th at 9AM. Join us for a FREE workout for all fitness levels. Just show up, bring your water bottle and your exercise buddy.

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:

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

¡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

GHS CAR WASH: The Gunnison High School Cowboy Marching Band will be having a car wash next Tuesday, July 16th. It will be at PowerStop, and will run from about 10:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Come support our marching band, as they clean your car and tell you about our field show this year.

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.

LET'S PLAY MARBLES Join the crowd at the 22nd annual Colorado Invitational Marbles Tournament this Saturday, July 13th. The games will be played on the Jerry Piquette Marbles Rings at Jorgensen Park in Gunnison. Play begins at 8:45 am with a group of youngsters from various Colorado communities who will compete for the State Championship in the game of "RINGER". Later in the morning at approximately 11:00 am they will take a break and the mini-mibsters (ages two to five), will enter the rings with former national champions as their individual coaches to entertain the crowd as they compete for the first time. After a short lunch break, play will continue for the State championship in the boys and girls divisions. Following that tournament, at approximately 1:30 pm, past National and State champions will exhibit their skills in a round robin elimination tournament for the honor of being the best of the best.

BEN NEMTIN, STAR of MTV's The Buried Life and #1 New York Times Best selling Author of What To Do Before you Die will be speaking at Crested Butte Center for the Arts on August 7th. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. See full event details at:

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.


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

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.

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.

SHOE DRIVE: WE need 2500 pairs of SHOES! Please help the IORG Colorado Rainbow Girls collect shoes! These pairs need to be: Gently used, Soles intact, No holes, Dry, Clean and Laces attached if needed. You will find donation boxes around town for your contributions. There is a Capital Campaign Maintenance Project going on to benefit the Rainbow Girls building in McAlester, OK. For mre information please contact Kathy at 970-275-2966. Thank you for your Donations!

ATTENTION SARGENTS SCHOOL YARD sale August 2, 3 & 4th, Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 3:00 and Sunday 1:00 - 3:00. Come One, Come All. Lots of Treasures!

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

SKIP THE TRIP! Visit: - Renew Registrations, Update Addresses, Replace Vehicle Registration Tabs, Request a Personalized Plate, Request a Duplicate Title, Get a Transaction Receipt, Request a Title Status, Registration Fee Estimator, Request a Duplicate Registration Card First-time Handicap Disability Placards, Manage Your Disability Placards and more!

GUNNISON 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.

¿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

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.

CRESTED BUTTE COMMUNITY Blood Drive is taking place on Wednesday, July 17th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the LMS Ballroom. To schedule an appointment contact the Vitalant Appointment Center at 800-365-0006 ext. 2 or visit:, site code A255.

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.

THIS WEEKEND AT G.V.O. Friday: The Lives of Stars Movie stars may lead exciting lives, but they can't compete with the amazing lives of stars of the celestial variety! Join Ranger Dale to discover the true nature of stars and their lifecycles. You're sure to have a super(nova) time! Saturday: Our Marvelous Moon What is sometimes full, sometimes new, occasionally super, but always marvelous? It's our Moon! Come hear local amateur astronomer Mike Brooks talk about the fascinating history of the Moon, learn about its craters and mountains, and find out how it affects us here on Earth. The Gunnison Valley Observatory is located at 2804 County Road 38 across from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. Programs start at approximately 8:45 PM and are followed by viewing (weather permitting) of the amazing night sky through a variety of telescopes. Admission is by donation and reservations are not required. Go to for more information. Carpe Noctem Seize the Night!

FORMER WORLD CHAMPION Saddle Bronc Rider Jason Brown and award-winning recording artist Barry Ward headline the 2019 Cattleman's Days Chapel Service. This annual event is sponsored by Rick Barton Ministries and will be held in the Grandstands at the Gunnison Fairgrounds at 9:00 a.m, Sunday, July 14. There is no charge and the public is urged to attend. Prayer at the chutes at 5:30 p.m. before each rodeo, friends and family welcome.

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.

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS that 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. The specific resolution can be found online at It is Resolution No: 2018-30, Article III Licensing. 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. However, the fee will be waived for 2019, we strongly encourage getting your dogs licensed ASAP! 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.

THE GUNNISON COUNTY MOTOR OFFICES, including all offices in the Blackstock Building, will be closed 7/4 and 7/5. they will reopen at 8:00 on Monday 7/8.

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.

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

SUPPORT THE LIVING JOURNEYS fundraiser and enjoy being with locals and visitors alike on Saturday, July 27 for the Summit Hike and Half Marathon. Visit: for details and to register online! Participate in your experience and experience your participation!

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

THE AMERICAN LEGION is bringing back the Veteran Float for Cattlemen's Days Parade! All Veterans and their families are welcome! We can also accommodate wheelchairs, so don't let that stop you! If you or someone you know would like to ride, contact John Nelson at 970-596-2841.

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

THE 1971 GHS FOOTBALL MEMORIAL Foundation will have a fund raising breakfast, Sunday July 14th, 2019 at the Outdoor skating rink from 8:00 till 10:30. All are welcome, we would love to see GHS Alumni. All proceed go to bus safety and scholarship.


HELP GUNNISON COUNTRY FOOD Pantry celebrate Christmas in July! Look for Red Buckets to Donate food. Fight hunger, Diminish despair. Enjoy the spirit of giving. 970-641-4156

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THE OHIO CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT wants to THANK EVERYONE who came out to support our fire department at our fundraiser Saturday. Thanks to each of you that donated items for the raffle, who brought food, and who worked to make the day a great success. We appreciate each of you!

A SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT with Dr. Duane Vandenbusche Saturday, July 20! Come to Three Rivers Resort in Almont at 6PM for a Hot dog/Hamburger cookout (bring a side to share). Ice Cream Sundae Bar (50¢/dip) before the 7PM Slideshow. Doc Vandenbusche has NEW Slides to share & stories of our fabulous Gunnison Country!

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!

FREE TUTORING, in reading by retired teacher. Will meet in the library at scheduled times to work one on one. If interested please call Sheron 970-641-2192


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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Gunnison Middle School students who will participate in athletics this fall must have a current physical. Practice begins for fall sports on August 19 at 3:45. If you have questions, contact Mary Nordberg, AD at


The Town of Pitkin's Annual Melodrama The Clock Runs Out for Isabelle Tyme ...(Ask Not for Whom the Belle Strolls) By Donald Mellen 7 p.m. July 25, 26, 27 Adults $10 Children 12 & under $5 Hosted by the PHCA

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ART SHOW - A Splash of Colorado. We welcome you to attend Colorado Watercolor Society Western Slope Chapter's juried art show at the Gunnison Art Center. Reception August 2, 5-8pm. The show runs thru August 31.