Week of: 4/18/2018


announcements and notices...

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 CENTER FOR FAMILY and Adult Literacy (CAFE) and Hispanic Affairs Project (HAP) invite you an open house event with local enforcement and the immigrant community on Friday April 20th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Gunnison Library. Conversations to raise awareness, address questions and support our community at large. Free food, drinks, childcare and interpretation provided!

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.

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.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN at 307 West Virginia Ave. will be hosting a Community Dinner at 6:00 PM. on Wednesday April 18. Every one is welcome to the free dinner and donations are appreciated.

CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN THEATRE is accepting registration our Summer YouTheatre Programs! Register now for Act UP! for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade and Act OUT! for 4th Grade and up. Technical positions for Acting OUT! Information and registration at

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: Recent changes in Colorado law now allow unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections. The non-partisan League of Women Voters of the Gunnison Valley, in conjunction with the Elections Division of Gunnison County, can provide a short presentation to those wishing an update. Please call Diane Folowell, Chief Deputy Clerk, at 970-641-7927 to schedule. The primary election is June 26, 2018.

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.

THE SENIOR RESOURCE OFFICE can assist older adults and people with disabilities in accessing services to maintain their independence in the community. Call 970-642-7300 for more information or to schedule and appointment.

FERIA DE LA SALUD 2018. No pierda la oportunidad de hacerse pruebas de sangre a bajo costo. Salón de los rodeos Sábado 21 de abril 6:30 -11:00 de la mañana (sin cita) Análisis completo de la sangre $46; Conteo de la sangre (CBC) $22; Próstata $31; Hemoglobina A1c (azúcar); $35; Colorrectal InSure $29; Vitamina B-12 $45; Vitamina D $45. La Oficina Multicultural tiene vales. ¡Llame Ellen 641-7999 para reservar su vale!

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

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.

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


LET'S TALK ABOUT WATER USE IN YOUR VALLEY! On Thursday, April 19th from 5 - 7 p.m. in Room 104 in the Borick Business Building on Western's campus, join community members in learning about Watershed Management Planning and how YOU can get involved.

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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

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.

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.

ANNUAL SMALL ANIMAL SHOW! Young and old alike are invited to take a tour through the animal exhibits to learn about various animals from local ranches and farms! Gunnison Valley Cattlewomen and the Gunnison Valley FFA are teaming up again for the annual Small Animal Show at Fred Field Western Heritage Center on Tuesday, May 1st from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Though the show is designed for local pre-school through first grade students, it is open and free to the entire community. For more information visit

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:

"THAT IS NOT A JUST GOVERNMENT, no property is secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personnel safety and personnel liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures..." James Madison 1792. Robert Tim Allen 970-596-8977

ARE YOU OVER 60 with no dental insurance? You may be eligible for free cleanings through ADRC in Gunnison. Call Diana at the Senior Resource Office ( 970-641-7923 ) to schedule an appointment.

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.

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

¿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

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.

¡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

AS TAX DAY APPROACHES be aware of IRS scams. If you suspect that that someone is claiming to be an IRS agent call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the person is an IRS agent with a legitimate need to contact you.


CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN THEATRE Ten Minute Play Submissions are due 4/20. The theme is Game of Thrones and must include a toilet as a mandatory prop. Email submissions or mail to PO Box 611 Crested Butte, CO 81224.

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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.

GUNNISON CEMETERY now has a Memorial Tablet for engraving loved ones names and dates on whose ashes have either been or will be scattered elsewhere. Spaces purchased before April 30th will be engraved by MEMORIAL DAY. For further information call 970-642-1152 or email:

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING - GUNNISON FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Gunnison Friends of the Library's annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 307 N. Wisconsin in Gunnison. The meeting will include a summary of the past year's activities and plans for the future, as well as the election of directors. The Friends' board is seeking new members and encourages anyone interested in serving on the board to attend the annual meeting. For more information or to obtain a proxy to vote at the meeting, email: or go to: gunnisoncountylibraries/

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.

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.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN will meet this Saturday, April 21 at the UGRWCD conference room located at 210 W. Spencer Ave. at 10. Dave Primus will share how he researched the information to produce four maps of the Gunnison Country. These maps show the routes uses to access this valley from the Ute Indians to the gold seeking miners, the ranches and homesteaders, the stage coaches, the railroads. Some of the routes we use today while others are only hiking trails or are no longer visible to the inexperienced. The public is invited. Call Sharon at 970-641-2883 for more information.

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.

MET REC BOARD MEMBER VACANCY - Interested in serving as a Met Rec board member? The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District has a 2-year board member position available. Interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest by May 15th to GCMRD, P.O. Box 1369, Gunnison, CO 81230 or email to: For more information please contact the District Manager at 970-641-8725.

CHARITABLE CHEFS NEEDED to teach cooking class. Mountain Roots' cooking classes teach low-income residents about healthy eating and shopping on a budget. Classes run for 6 weeks, 2 hours/week, with a small stipend available. Email or call Megan or 970-903-4990.

INVITAMOS A NUESTRA COMUNIDAD de Gunnison para una cena y charla con los representantes locales de la policía el viernes 20 de abril a las 6pm en la biblioteca. Comida, interpretación y cuidado de los niños gratuitos. Organizado por CAFE y HAP.

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!

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.


ARE YOU OVER 60 with no dental insurance? You may be eligibility for free cleanings through ADRC in Gunnison. Contact Diana to schedule an appointment at 970-641-7923.

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GUNNISON PIONEER MUSEUM needs summer volunteers for the front desk. We need volunteers to work a four-hour shift once a week or to volunteer as a substitute. Please contact Sandy Dowis at 970-641-3483. You will work with other people.

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.

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!

THE PALISADES RESTAURANT has teamed up with Gunnison Valley Mentors in recognition of The Week of the Child. On Thursday, April 26th from 5 to 7 p.m., Palisades Restaurant will be serving Bangers and Mash for GV Mentors. You can fill yourself up with sausage (or hot dogs), mashed potatoes, salad and dessert, all to benefit the Gunnison Valley Mentors youth mentoring program. This fabulous and fun meal for Mentors is $10. Children under 12 eat for $5.00. Call the Mentors office at 970-641-5513 with questions or for more information.

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


MEDICARE WILL BEGIN MAILING new Medicare in April 2018. Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask you to give personal or private information. If someone asks for your information hang up and call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

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


SOS 3year olds-5th graders!! You're invited to Vacation Bible School! Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus. June 4th-8th 9am-12pm at Webster Hall. Pre-register by May 20th to receive a t-shirt. Visit or call 641-0925 to register. Sponsored by Bethany

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Community Organizations: Recent changes in Colorado law now allow unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections. The non-partisan League of Women Voters of the Gunnison Valley, in conjunction with the Elections Division of Gunnison County, can provide a short presentation to those wishing an update. Please call Diane Folowell, Chief Deputy Clerk, at 641-7927 to schedule. The Primary Election is June 26, 2018.