Week of: 1/22/2020


announcements and notices...

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.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER Support Group. Gunnison Senior/ Recreation Center (200 E Spencer Ave) from noon- 1:00 PM on the forth Tuesday of every month). Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive community and a chance for participants to develop mutual support.

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.

WHAT PRODUCTS CAN be recycled at the Gunnison County Recycling Center? Aluminum Cans, Corrugated Cardboard, Brown Glass, Clear Glass, Green Glass, Newspaper/Magazines, Office Paper, Plastics (#1 & #2) and Tin. Located at 195 Basin Park Drive, Gunnison. The Gunnison County Recycling Center DOES NOT TAKE - Aluminum Foil or Trays; Bottle Caps & Coffee Pods; Waxed Cardboard; Cardboard that Tears White; Cardboard Tubes/Packing Forms; Cardboard Milk/Beverage Cartons; Flat Cardboard/Cereal Boxes, etc.; Egg Cartons/Brown Paper or Bags; Styrofoam of Any Kind; Metal Lids and Rings; Blue Glass/Glass Blocks; Ceramics; Windows/Tempered Glass; Vases; Phone Books; Manila File Folders & Envelopes; Neon or Construction Paper; Plastic Bags; #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 Plastics; Yogurt/Sour Cream Containers; Kiddie Swimming Pools; Metal Roofing; Pots and Pans. NEW! Can only recycle corrugated cardboard now. The Center will no longer be able to accept egg cartons, packing paper, brown paper bags, 6 packs, 12 packs, any flat cardboard like cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc. 195 Basin Park Drive, Gunnison.

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.

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

DID YOU KNOW... The ElderWatch Helpline is a phone number where older consumers can report fraud, learn about scams and get directed to senior resources? The helpline is staffed M-F during business hours. Call 800-222-4444 option 2.

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.

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!

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.

IT'S THAT TIME ALREADY! Let us help you with your seasonal advertising campaigns so you can enjoy the Holidays! Logos, print and digital advertising, digital brand management, event signage and more! A division of the Gunnison Country Shopper,

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

HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE is coming to the Gunnison Valley! There will be a FREE Information Night on Monday, February 10th at Django's in Crested Butte (5:30 PM). All student-athletes wanting to learn more about the fastest growing sport in the country are encouraged to attend with their parents. New players welcomed!

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 Spectrum.

KIDS COOK! WINTER Session Baker's Delight is now offered through Mountain Roots. Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. from Jan. 29 - March 11. With different recipes each week, you'll bake scrumptious main courses, desserts and sides. Ages 10 + Register through Gunnison Rec Center. Scholarships and Choice Pass discounts available by email:

¡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

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!

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.

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.


THE CENTER for Adult & Family Education (C.A.F.E) presents weekly classes for those seeking to learn English. English literacy for adults and children's programs. For more information or to register call Dana at 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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COME SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY! Western's Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Circle is hosting the Annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20th. Check in will be in the UC Ballroom on Western's campus at 10:00 a.m. View poster for more information. (Event Flyer at

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FREE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, The Jesus League Will Start Back up January 23rd. The Community Church will be hosting a weekly after school program starting, Thursday, January 23rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Webster Hall. This program is open to all Children 1st through 5th grade. You can call Community Church for further information at 970-641-0925. This program is a local ministry outreach and is free for all participants. We are encouraged to serve your children and if you feel the heart to serve, we are also looking for volunteers, both youth and adult. The program is held at Community Church's Webster Hall. There is a bus that will drop kids off at Webster. The bus number is 1, but it is the second bus in line. Here is the link to sign your child up:

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.

SIX POINTS OFFERING Crested Butte donation pick-ups in the parking lot next to Ace Hardware, Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. until the truck is full (or 3:00 p.m.), starting Sept. 19 until there's snow on the ground. Call 970-641-3081 to confirm before bringing items. Please see website for donation guidelines.


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

THE CRESTED BUTTE Arts Festival is now accepting applications for its Spring Artistic Enrichment Grant (AEG).AEG is given each year to individuals and organizations in support of art activities in the Gunnison Valley. Grants range from $100 to $2,000 and can be individual or group projects, presented by organizations or independents. Application closes February 1. Apply at:

WEST ELK YOUTH LACROSSE registration is happening now at the Gunnison Rec Center Website. There is a FREE Information Night on Monday, February 10th at Django's in Crested Butte beginning at 5:30 PM to discuss lacrosse growth in the Valley.

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

M.O.P.S. (MOMS OF preschoolers-pregnancy through kindergarten) meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month through May. Each meeting covers an intriguing topic. Join us for a free breakfast with childcare. Webster Hall, 117 Iowa. 970-648-4086

CALLING ALL GUNNISON Valley Fine Artists! Would you like to get your work in front of a crowd of 12,000+ potential buyers at the Crested Butte Arts Festival? If so, please attend an information session on how to apply for CBAF 2020! Event: January 23rd, Crested Butte's Center for the Arts, @ 5:30 pm. More

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 970-641-3081.


EL CENTRO de Educacion para Adultos y Familias (el programa CAFE) ofrece clases semanales para todos los que quieran aprender ingles. Clases para los adultos y cuidado para los ninos. Para mas informacion llama al 970-641-7684. Se habla espanol.

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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 970-642-3244 to schedule an appointment.

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


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

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!

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

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:

ATTENTION WINTER RECREATORS! Get involved in designing a citizen science project to collect data about winter recreation on the Gunnison National Forest: January 29th, February 5th & 12th at 7 p.m. in Kelley Hall 151, WCU Campus. All welcome. Contact: for more details or for virtual joining information.

FORGET ME NOT, neonatal and child loss support group will meet January 22nd 5:30 at GVH Family Medicine Clinic. Open to parents who have experienced neonatal and child loss. Come support your peers,come to receive support from your peers. 970-648-7101.

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.

BEHOLD YOUR GOD Bible Study a 12-week multimedia study that focuses on God's self-revelation in the Bible, helping the believer to apply the descriptions of God to all of life. Mondays beginning January 20th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 433 Tin Cup Gunnison

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

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.


GUNNISON COUNTY Library's GED program offers classes, tutoring, and GED testing to help you meet your educational goals. Prep classes are weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm at Gunnison Community Schools. Call 970-641-7684 for more information or to register.

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SAVE THE DATE! Cattlemen's Days is coming! July 3-12. PCRA Rodeos will be July 9, 10, 11. Carnival will be July 8-11. Stay tuned! More information forthcoming! - Cattleman's Ticket booth

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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Fred Field Western Heritage Center the League of Women Voters of the Gunnison Valley 100th Anniversary Tea. Gloriously decorated tables, themed gift bags, high tea catered by Pedals & Pasteries, entertainment by the WCU Theatre Department in an original suffrage play. Tickets $10. Contact

¿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