Week of: 1/16/2019


announcements and notices...

ACRYLICS & POURS - Thursday, January 17th. 6-9 p.m. Treat yourself to something new and fun this month! In this AND Series, we will be exploring the colorful world of acrylic pouring. Our instructor will walk you step by step through the process of creating the fluid paints, combining them and pouring them. The colors will swirl and form a unique, abstract painting that is yours to take home or gift to a friend. Instructor: Priscilla Swanson. Gunnison Arts Center

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

WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION.... Thinking about becoming more active in your community? Do you want to volunteer for a non-profit organization? Are you interested in networking with local creatives? Artists of Crested Butte (ACB) is a non-profit led by local, working creatives with a commitment to enrich, educate, and advocate for artists of our community. We produce Gallery Guides which include a walking map of participating locations in downtown Crested Butte in addition to organizing seasonal events such as ArtWalk and the Summer Sunday Art Market. More information, please contact the Director at: The Board of ACB consists of 5-7 active members (gallery owners, creative entrepreneurs, you!) with 3 leadership positions working directly with the Managing Director.

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.

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:

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 INTERESTED in local history? Did you know the 135th anniversary of the Jokerville Mine Disaster, the greatest tragedy to ever occur in our valley, is on January 24? I have uncovered many mysteries about the event, and details about some of the victims and their lives, that I have included in a historical pictorial book I just recently completed. If you are interested in exploring these questions, and many others, and would like to participate in an event to honor the 59 men and boys who perished on that frigid morning in 1884, the week of January 21st, please contact amateur historian Larry McDonald at

MOONLIGHT CONCERT SERIES: AVENHART Saturday, January 19. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00 p.m. Avenhart is a Denver-based folk band that twists a foundation of bluegrass into their love for soul, Americana, pop, and indie rock, creating a unique soundscape that centers around soulful harmonies, intricate arrangements, and heartfelt lyrics. This January, they will be recording their first full length album to add to their already released EP's. Black Box Theatre.

KIDS COOK! WINTER SESSION - Baker's Delight is now offered through Mountain Roots. Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m. from Jan 30 - March 13. 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 emailing:

ONCE AGAIN THE COMMUNITY has come together to provide toys for needy children. This is the best community on earth and looking back for the past thirty years, we have given toys to over 5000 needy kids. Thank you all so much and God Bless you!

DO YOU CARE FOR CHILDREN in your home? If you do, please join us at the Gunnison Public Library on Thursday Jan 17th from 5:30-6:30 for a free special event: Introduction to Home Childcare. This class will highlight safety, programming ideas and early literacy. FREE GIFTS FOR ATTENDING. Please RSVP at the 970-641-3485.

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.

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 LEGAL CLINIC at your Gunnison County Libraries Gunnison & Crested Butte Wednesday January 9, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. Upcoming dates in 2019 are: January 9; February 13; March 13; April 10; May 8; June 12; July 10; August 14; September 11; October 9; November 13; December 11, 2019. ALL FREE! BY APPOINTMENT

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.


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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¿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

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.

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.

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

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 BOXING CLUB meets M-F at 4PM. 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.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISPOSE to the following parties that their personal property stored at Plotts' Mini Storage, 312 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230, all property will be sold or disposed of unless claimed prior to January 19, 2019, and/or all rent/fees are paid: Unit #121 Venessa Clay & Unit #339 David Shrable

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.


MET REC TV UPGRADES. C.B. South TV viewers watching the over-the-air signals provided by the Met Rec, will need to rescan their televisions after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16th due to system upgrades affecting 11 channels. Please call 970-641-9148 with any questions or 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

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.

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.

COMMUNITY CHURCH INVITES Children to "FaithWeaver Friends" - where Fun and Friends come together! We're rolling out an entirely new Midweek after school program, " says Julie Klug, coordinator. "FaithWeaver Friends is a family friendly weekly program for kids 1st through 5th grade." The program will be held 4 - 6 PM starting Thursday January 17, 2019 and continue through Thursday April 4. The program will run at Webster Hall. After school bus transportation to Webster will be available. This program is free for everyone to participate. This program is designed for children to experience God's love through friendships. FaithWeaver Friends helps kids to deepen their relationship with God, one another and with those who need a helping hand. By rotating through activity centers in small groups, kids will grow in their friendships with one another. And, through community service projects, the kids will learn the blessing of being a friend to those who may be in need. Kids will learn how to weave faith into their daily lives. For information please contact Community Church at 970-641-0925

GUNNISON VALLEY HEALTH'S EARLY BLOOD DRAW in Crested Butte will take place Monday, January 21 through to Wednesday, January 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Queen of All Saints Parish hall located at 405 Sopris Avenue. Online registration is available now through January 19. To register online and for more information about the full schedule of Wellness Events in Gunnison visit or call 970-642-8418.

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

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

DUANE VANDENBUSCHE WILL TEACH a Colorado History class at Crested Butte Community School Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM beginning on January 31 and ending after 12 sessions on April 18. The exciting history of Colorado will include the following topics: Mesa Verde, Mountain Men and the Fur Trade, Explorers, Gold Rush, Silver Camps, Narrow Gauge Railroads, Ranching, Sustainability, Polka Music and Dancing with Pete Dunda, Water & Recreation. Slide shows also on Early Day Skiing, Narrow Gauge Railroads and Ranching. Register online at: or call Extended Studies 970-943-2885

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

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.

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!

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.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN will be hosting a free Community Dinner on January 16 @ 6:00. Everyone is welcome. See you there!

AMERICAN LEGION POST 54 in Gunnison invites all Veterans to our Monthly Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16th at the Legion Building, 501 E. Virginia Av. Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are also welcome! Dinner is provided at 1730, meeting starts at 1800. Contact Adjutant John Nelson, 970-596-2841 for information.

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.

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

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.


Gunnison County Health & Human Services offers application assistance for adults with disabilities and seniors. Need help with dental work, vision improvement, transportation, billing and mail management? We can help during at 220 N. Spruce St. on Monday, February 4 from 10 - 11:30am.

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