Notices

Week of: 5/22/2019

Notices

announcements and notices...

The GUNNISON COUNTRY SHOPPER Office will be CLOSED MONDAY May 27, 2017 for MEMORIAL DAY Deadlines Remain the Same!

MANDALAS & MOJITOS Thursday, May 23rd. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Discover the magic of rock art with the secret rock lady herself! Artist and Instructor, Boo Radford, will be walking us through the meditative and relaxing process of designing and painting your own mandala rock gems in the inviting ambiance of the Main Gallery. Instructor: Boo Radford.

DUANE VANDENBUSCHE will be teaching a course in Colorado History (HS 510) through Extended Studies (970-943-2068) this summer, June 10, 11 & 12 for 2 hours of credit. Most of the class will be outdoors at Black Canyon, Taylor Park, Crested Butte and the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

SCAM ALERT: If you receive a suspicious call from someone trying to sell you medical equipment that you do not need, hang up. Call AARP's scam/ hotline if you or a loved one suspect a scam 877-908-3360.

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!

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

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.

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!

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

¡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

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.

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

CALL FOR ARTISTS: "Zen" Open Community Show Submissions Due: Friday, 5/31, 10:00 - 6:00 p.m., OR Saturday 6/1, GAC 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Zen, a path that takes discipline, motivation, practice and dedication, can be applied to many aspects of all our lives. This June, take that path with the GAC by finding inspiration in the Zen practice in your own artwork for this uniquely themed Open Community Show. Each artist is allowed a max of 3 entries in all mediums, shapes and sizes. Submissions must be dropped off to the GAC on 5/31 & 6/1 during open hours. This exhibit will open on June 7 during the First Friday ArtWalk and will be on display through June 29 in the Upper Gallery.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for June 14th! It's the 2019 KBUT Friday Night Fish Fry with special guests the New Orleans Suspects Tribal Gold! Join us at Crank's Plaza outside the KBUT studios for great food, New Orleans-themed tunes, a summer raffle, fun for the youngsters, and a special performance from the New Orleans Suspects Tribal Gold as they second line up Elk Ave. to a late night performance at the Public House! Fish Fry tickets are available now at KBUT DOT ORG.

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.

HELP PUT FOOD WITHIN REACH. Donate to Gunnison Country Food Pantry (GCFP), PO Box 7077, Gunnison, CO 81230 or online at GunnisonCountryFoodPantry.org. Bring food donations to 321-C N. Main Street in Gunnison on the SW corner of Main and Ohio Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

SPRING RUN-OFF: There is potential for flooding. If you are a property owner in an area prone to high water or flooding, please consider the following: Is your property flood insurance in force and up to date? What is covered by your flood insurance? Have you taken steps to prepare your property for flooding (berms, sandbags, etc.)? Are there items that could be moved to higher points on your property or in your home in the event of a flood? Have you and your family identified where you would go and what you would take with you should you need to evacuate? Prepare early don't wait until the last minute. For additional information contact: Eric Jansen, City of Gunnison Flood plain Manager at 970-641-8151; Neal Starkebaum, Gunnison County Flood plain Manager at 970-641-7930 ; Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481 or Michael Yerman or Eric Treadwill,Town of Crested Butte Community Development at 970-349-5338

SACRIFICE IS MEANINGLESS without REMEMBRANCE. We welcome the community to attend our annual Memorial Day Ceremony this Monday at 10 a.m. sharp at the Gunnison Cemetery. We have Boy Scout Troop 476 providing Colors, Anne Steinbeck singing the National Anthem, special guest speaker Kathy MacAllister, Ladies Auxiliary placing wreaths, and the Legion providing guns salute to our Veterans that paid the ultimate sacrifice. Sincerely Post 54 Commander Ryan Jordi

SKIP THE TRIP! Visit: mydmv.colorado.gov - 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! mydmv.colorado.gov

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.

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 GunnisonCountryFoodPantry.org.

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.

ONLINE FOOD PRESERVATION CLASS - Do you want to learn how to safely can, dry or freeze your garden's bounty? Colorado State University Extension invites you to enroll in Preserve@Home, an online 6-week food preservation class to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of foods. The course includes weekly readings, online discussion boards, a weekly real-time chat with instructors & classmates, and open book quizzes. Each lesson will provide preservation resources that will include research-based information, safe techniques/processes, and lab-tested recipes. This course will be offered online from June 6 - July 18. Registration is due by June 3. For more information, contact Anne Zander at 303-678-6238 or azander@bouldercounty.org.

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.

ELK CREEK MARINA will open for the season Wednesday May 15, 2019.

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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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FLOOD INSURANCE: In the event of a flood, are you and your family adequately prepared? There is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect once they are purchased. Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your home is potentially vulnerable. Historically, about one-third of all flood insurance claims occur outside of the mapped regulatory floodplain area (for 100 year floods). A less expensive preferred risk policy is available for these properties. For more information about flood insurance, contact your insurance agent or visit www.floodsmart.gov for more information. Eric Jansen, City of Gunnison Floodplain Manager at 970-641-8151; Neal Starkebaum, Gunnison County Floodplain Manager at 970-641-7930 ; Gunnison County Emergency Management at 970-641-2481 or Michael Yerman or Eric Treadwill,Town of Crested Butte Community Development at 970-349-5338

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MAY IS OLDER AMERICAN'S MONTH. This years theme is Connect, Create, and Contribute. Create though activities that promote health and personal enrichment. For information or resources call Gunnison County Senior Resource office at 970-642-7300.

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

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.

FREE PHOTOS are included with YOUR FREE SHOPPER AD on our website gunnisonshopper.com JUST UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR AD ONLINE!

MEMORIAL DAY. Come to Bonez Bar & Grill in Crested Butte for a Free Polka Dance from 1-5 PM. Memorial Day, May 27. Music by the Pete Dunda Band. A great opportunity to thank Gunnison Valley Veterans for their service.

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 Gunnison Valley Health has a variety of visiting specialists that provide a broad range of healthcare services? Visit: gunnisonvalleyhealth.org/visitingspecialists for more information or to view a calendar.

MEMORIAL DAY SALE at SIX POINTS on Saturday, May 25th and Monday, Memorial Day. 50% off all clothing! As a thank you for your service, military and veterans receive an additional 20% off your entire purchase. Hours: 10-5.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 parentingingunni@gmail.com

MS. JEN IS LEAVING Tenderfoot! All past and present Tenderfoot friends, families and preschoolers are invited to join us to send her off with "Cheers & Tears" on Wednesday, May 29th, 5:00 - 6:30 PM on Tenderfoot's playground, 700 N. Colorado

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.

JOIN THE FUN by registering for (8) Weeks Of Free Tennis Lessons starting on June 3, 2019. Register at: www.grassrootstennisassociation.com or contact us at 844-215-3307. Participants who qualify for financial assistance will become a recipient of FREE tennis equipment and (52) Weeks Of Free Tennis Lessons

THIS WEEK, THE Center's Literary Arts Department invites you to write your family memoir with "Drunks, Poachers & Renegades"(Saturday, May 25. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) at the CB Mountain Heritage Museum. The Literary Arts Dept. is also offering writing camps for students this June:"Wild Minds Young Writers Summer Workshops" - Middle School. (Monday Friday, June 24 - 28. 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) and "Wild Minds High School Writers Workshops"(Wednesday & Thursday, June 26 & 27. 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.). The Visual Arts Department presents Father's Day Paint Your Own Pottery(Saturday, June 8 @ 3 - 6 p.m.)

The GUNNISON COUNTRY SHOPPER Office will be CLOSED MONDAY May 27, 2017 for MEMORIAL DAY Will open normal hours rest of the week

4-H DOG TRAINING PROJECT Come join us for a community dog walk on Saturday May 25 at Charmar Park from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.! Meet our dedicated and hard working 4-H dog training members and walk the Van Tuyl Trial with them. They are able to provide tips and tricks on training your four legged friend too. See you there!

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.

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

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.

¿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 GunnisonCountryFoodPantry.org.

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 GunnisonCountryFoodPantry.org

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 https://www.gunnisoncounty.org/resolutions. 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: https://www.gunnisoncounty.org/DogTags, or call the Gunnison County Sheriff's at 970-641-1113.

GOT SANDBAGS? With the large snowpack in the Gunnison River Basin this winter, low-lying areas could be at risk of flooding during the run-off this spring. Sandbags can be purchased from several sources, including local hardware stores and lumberyards. Local governments may also have sandbags available to purchase. Prepare early don't wait until the last minute. For more information, including instructions on the filling and stacking of sandbags, check out Gunnison County Emergency Management's Flood Info webpage at: www.gunnisoncounty.org/851/7387/Flood-Info

THE GUNNISON POLICE Department will be hosting a summer silent auction on Saturday, June 8th at the City Shops (1100 W. Virginia Ave.) Bidding will be open from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Checks or cash is accepted. Call Neighborhood Services with questions at 970-641-8242. Come out and find some good deals!

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.

MONTHLY FILM SERIES: Blindspotting Friday, May 24. Doors 6:30 p.m., Film 7:00 p.m. Timely and wildly entertaining, this film explores friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humor, this story is infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word. Blindspotting is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity. Rated R. Run time 95 min., Comedy, Crime, Drama.

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.

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.

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: jkennedy@gunnisonschools.net

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 nicki@gunnisonshopper.com. Let all of Gunnison county and the surrounding areas know what you're planning for them.

ROAR EN LA DIVERSIÓN EN VBS! Estás invitado al evento "Mane" de este verano. La escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones 3 al 7 de Junio Webster Hall. El registro se abre a las 8:30 AM, 9 AM comienza el programa. Regístrese para ser voluntario o inscriba a su ninos de preescolar-5to grado. Registro: www.vbspro.events/p/8437oc

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.

A MESSAGE: FROM GUNNISON COUNTY, the City of Gunnison, the Town of Crested Butte, and the Town of Mt. Crested Butte: Protect your property now against potential high water this spring. The local governments listed above are encouraging property owners to begin preparing now for the possibility of spring flooding. Local governments are responsible for assisting in life threatening situations and in protecting public infrastructure, including facilities, roads, bridges, etc. Protection of private property is the responsibility of the property owner, and local governments will not be responding to private property concerns. For more information contact Gunnison County Emergency Management at 641-2481 or email smorrill@gunnisoncounty.org or blucero@gunnisoncounty.org You can also call the offices of the jurisdiction in which you reside.