news press releases CRESTED BUTTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAPPENINGS The Irwin snow cat skiing area located just outside of Irwin, Colorado will be the venue for the Irwin Guides Ski Mountaineering Race, presented by Griggs Orthopedics and Millet on December 6th, 2014. Located just miles from Crested Butte above the old mining townsite of Irwin in the Ruby Range of the Elk Mountains, the opening event of the USSMA Series will showcase the fastest backcountry ski racers in North America. This isolated venue can only be accessed by snowcat or snowmobile in the winter months, creating a truly unique backcountry experience for a racers and spectators alike. Mothering Support Group - Meets Monthly in Gunnison and Crested Butte - sponsored by Gunnison Valley Health A Mothering Support Group sponsored by Gunnison Valley Health is available in both Gunnison and Crested Butte. The group meets twice a month for an hour to provide support and guidance to pregnant women and new mothers regarding feeding and parenting choices. A certified lactation consultant is available to help with breast-feeding questions. The group meets the first Monday of every month in Gunnison at 5:00 p.m. at the Education House, 300 E. Denver, and the last Thursday of every month at 10am at the Oh Be Joyful Church, 625 Maroon Ave. The cost is free. Babies and toddlers welcome. For more information please contact, Julie Bremer at [email protected] GVH - Mothering Support Group Mountain High Music Festival The Mountain High Music Festival is slated for January 15th – 18th, 2015 and is coming in hot with a STELLAR lineup of musicians, songwriters and talent galore. The MHMF is working hard to bring an event to Crested Butte that will be a keystone and iconic event EVERY January! Dean Dillon has some of the biggest talent in the industry on hand, and people should be coming from near and far! There will be an Event Program for all participants and it’s a great way to get your business in their eyes, ears, and hands. See the attached Ad Spec sheet for details on how to get your ad in there today. Check out the website for the lineup, tickets, partners, sponsors, and all the latest regarding the Festival. http://www.mountainhighmusicfest.com CFGV – Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days Mark your calendars for the first in a series of educational seminars for Western Slope nonprofits: Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. Details are provided on the below link, and registration is NOW OPEN. Please feel free to email the CFGV office with any questions. Don’t miss it! https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=162943 Chamber Board Positions The Board of Directors of the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for two board positions. The positions consist of 3-year terms. All applicants must be members in good standing of the Chamber and have a desire to bring energy, volunteer time, and ideas to the organization. Winter Economic Forecast! – Stay Tuned The Chamber is planning the annual Winter Economic Forecast and more info will be coming very shortly. Any items of interest or desired discussions, please feel free to reach out to the Chamber. COAT & BOOT DRIVE The Gunnison/Crested Butte communities donated a significant number of items during the GBW October Coat and Boot drive! These gently used items are available at no cost to people in the Gunnison valley who need them. We have a variety of heavy and light weight coats, jackets, fleece, vests, shoes, and boots for men, women and children in our community. The donated items are in excellent condition. If you or anyone in your family is in need of a warm coat or winter boots, please go to Gunnison Community Church Monday-Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Located at: 107 N. Iowa in Gunnison. Please walk through the front doors of the church, then down the stairs and to your left. This opportunity is available until November 26 or until all items are gone! THANK YOU! During the Coat & Boot Drive our community received a significant number of donations that will continue to keep our community warm. The Gunnison Business Women would like to thank the Gunnison and Crested Butte communities for the continuous generosity and support. We also appreciate the help from Gunnison Community Church for providing the space so families can come select their coats and boots! Team work makes the dream work. Thank you! DORA ISSUES 600 NOTIFICATIONS ON POTENTIAL DOCTOR-SHOPPING Over 600 prescribers and pharmacies in the State are receiving a notification today from the Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) that a patient they treat obtained potentially dangerous amounts of controlled substances from multiple prescribers and pharmacies. In one instance, a patient obtained prescriptions from 11 different prescribers and 10 different pharmacies within 30 days, amounting to potentially harmful quantities of potent prescription drugs. Another person obtained over 1,600 pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone from multiple prescribers and dispensers in one month. These “push-notices” sent Wednesday are the first following enabling legislation passed this year that allows the database to send information to healthcare prescribers and dispensers (HB14-1283). Practitioners receiving a push-notice are asked to use their clinical judgment to determine the appropriate response. “More people in Colorado now die from opioid overdoses than from drunk-driving related crashes. At a time when our state is experiencing nearly four times the number of opioid overdose deaths as we did 12 years ago, it is essential for prescribers and dispensers to have access to the information they need to make an informed decision” said Lauren Larson, Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which administers the PDMP. The PDMP is a statewide database of controlled substances dispensed to Colorado patients. The push-notices are just one part of a statewide effort to reduce prescription drug abuse while protecting access for legitimate health needs. The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (Consortium), created in 2013 by Governor Hickenlooper, is spearheading the statewide response to what has been called the prescription drug abuse epidemic. The information is made available to prescribers and pharmacists to make more informed prescribing decisions. The database was created in 2005 to help curb doctor-shopping, a tactic used to secure prescription drugs from multiple sources for misuse, abuse or diversion, but this is the first year push-notices are authorized. “The PDMP push-notices help to alert healthcare practitioners when there may be a problem, and to coordinate care when a practitioner may not otherwise know someone else is prescribing to the same patient. Other states that have implemented push-notices have witnessed up to a 74% drop in doctor-shopping. Now, thanks to the General Assembly, the stakeholders and the Consortium who supported the legislation, Colorado has the ability to send this valuable information to the practitioners that need it,” said Larson. Watch more about the PDMP, told through the eyes of a father and the healthcare practitioners that use the database: Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - A Father’s Story. BOOK FAIR Gunnison Community School will host a Book Fair on November 10-14 from 8:30-6:30 Monday – Thursday and 8:30-4:30 on Friday. Funds raised will help purchase books for classrooms and our school library. The community is invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. Again this year, children who purchase a book for their teacher’s classroom library may enter a raffle to win a basket full of books and goodies. In addition, the Book Fair will feature the All for Books™ program, where kids can share the thrill of reading by donating loose change to purchase books from the Book Fair for Rockin’ Rita’s Book Bus. Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to one million books, which go to national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping families in need, such as the Kids in Distressed Situations and Kids In Need Foundation. You can also shop online now through November 22 at www.scholastic.com/fair with free shipping to the school. We hope to see you and thank you for your continued support. TO THIS AMAZING COMMUNITY, People have been stopping me a lot since the ad for a new Director of the Museum was put in the paper 2 weeks ago. To help make things clearer, I wanted to share the direction the Museum is taking. The Board of Directors accepted a proposal I gave to them at the September meeting. I am not leaving the Museum, I am just transitioning. We have created a new job called Outreach Coordinator and I am going to fill that position. I will be a liaison to the public. I will still give the Walking Tours, Field Trips for the school, help with the reunions for the old time families, etc. I will be one-quarter time, so my hours will be greatly reduced. Most importantly, I am thrilled the Board is allowing me to continue to be a part of the Museum. It has been the best job I could ever have had. I am so lucky to have worked with such a great staff and wonderful Board members for the past 10 years! I feel it is time for new energy to help run the Museum –someone with social media skills. You know me, I’m a talker not a texter!! Also, I am still very healthy and want to hike more in the summers!! A huge thank you goes out to all of you in this wonderful community that have been a part of the Museum either by being a member, volunteering, shopping here, or attending events. The Museum could not have been such an amazing success without all of you taking part. My heartfelt gratitude is coming your way!! Keep supporting your local Museum-it is a very important part of this community!! Cheers, Glo FALL AT THE GUNNISON ARTS CENTER Crazy About Street Arts Camp! This Friday, November 7th we’re taking it to the streets – inside – for an exciting day of art camp! Camp will be held from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., and a snack and beverage are included in the $32 registration fee. Two age groups to choose from: Group A: Ages 5 – 8 and Group B: Ages 9 – 12. Instructors Gail Sovick and Christy Besecker will lead students through street-art themed games, snacks and activities. Kids will have a blast learning a fun hip hop dance routine and how to graffiti letter their own name. Great for both boys and girls. Camp will be held in the newly renovated GAC Dance Studio, 102 South Main Street. To register please call (970) 641-4029 or visit gunnisonartscenter.org. November ArtWalk This Friday, November 7th don't miss the opening reception and First Fridays ArtWalk at the Gunnison Arts Center, 102 South Main Street. In the Main Gallery view the Community Open Show: “IMAGINE THIS!” Every November the GAC holds its annual Open Exhibit. This is an opportunity for local and emerging artists to submit their work for display in a dynamic and diverse community show. Then travel upstairs to the Upper Gallery for the Gunnison Arts Center Arts Classes Showcase to see the amazing work that students of all ages have been creating during our summer and fall visual arts classes. For more information please call (970) 641-4029 or visit gunnisonartscenter.org. November Book Talk This Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. join the GAC for a gathering of literary enthusiasts for Book Talk, free and open to the public. This month they will discuss Vintage Munro by Alice Munro. This book features a classic collection of short stories in which Nobel Laureate Alice Munro unfolds the wordless secrets that lie at the center of human experience. GAC Book Talk meets on the first Thursday of each month, September through June. Visit gunnisonartscenter.org for more information. Cocoa AND Clay Family Event Bring the whole family to this alcohol-free : “AND” Series event open to all ages this Sunday, November 9th from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. We’ll sip on deliciously decadent hot cocoa and craft a hand-made mug just in time for winter. No experience is necessary. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Pieces will be fired in our kilns and are available for pick-up one week after the event. Space is limited so sign up soon by calling (970) 641-4029 or visiting gunnisonartscenter.org. $35 for one adult and one child, $10 for every additional child per adult. Drop into Dance Curious about dance classes? There’s still a few more weeks in the GAC Fall Dance Session to drop into classes. $10 per class, for more information just give us a call at (970) 641-4029. Class schedules: MICKIES & MINNIES (Ages 2 – 4): Mondays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. BELLY DANCE (Ages 8+): Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. HIP HOP (Ages 13+): Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. TAP I (Ages 13+): Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. COUNTRY SWING (Ages 16+): Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Additional information is available on our website, gunnisonartscenter.org. Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers The second session of Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers (GVYF) is about to begin! Dates are Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 11th - Dec. 16th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration is $80. The GVYF is a group strings program open to students grade 3-12 focusing on violin, viola, cello and upright bass. This program will follow along with the Suzuki method. The goal of this program is to create a community youth symphony and fiddlers group in an encouraging and fun environment. Students must supply their own instruments and music books. Visit our website for information on where to get instruments and how to size for it. Instructors: Drew Murdza, Laura Anderson, Jenny Hill and Kelsey Hollenbaugh. For more information or to register give us a call at (970) 641-4029 or visit gunnisonartscenter.org. CENTER STAGE Art Studio 111 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte; (970) 349-7044; [email protected] Reserve the Art Studio for private paint your own pottery, art lessons; art events and parties; or for a Shared Artist Space. Thanksgiving/Hanukkah Paint Your Own Pottery: Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Prices vary Make a special dish or other memento for honored family gatherings during Thanksgiving and Hanukkah during this special Paint Your Own Pottery! We have strategically scheduled painting days before major holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, so you can be sure to have plenty of time to paint gifts and ship them off, paint to have decorations ready, or paint purely for the fun of it! We fire the kiln on the Monday directly after each set of painting days, with pieces ready for pick up two days later on Wednesday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pieces range in price from $5 - $55. Pay only for what you paint. Other Holiday Painting Days: Christmas: Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Drop in anytime during the hours listed next to each date. No need to sign up or call in advance. Paint By Appointment We continue to offer our space for Painting Appointments. This works well if you cannot paint on our scheduled dates, if you would like to host a painting party, or if you want to ensure the space is available for your group only. Pieces from a Painting Appointment will be fired with our next scheduled kiln firing. A Painting Appointment costs $50 per group for a two hour session, plus the cost of what you choose to paint. If you’d like to have your pieces fired and ready before that time, you may choose to fire the kiln directly after your session for an additional $55 fee. Please note that it takes two full days for the kiln to be fired, cooled, and unloaded. Film The Other One - The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir: Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. $10 Drop out of school to ride with the Merry Pranksters. Form America’s most enduring jam band. Become a family man and father. Reconnect with your parents late in life. Never stop chasing the muse. Bob Weir took his own path to and through superstardom as rhythm guitarist for The Grateful Dead. TFF alum and director Mike Fleiss (God Bless Ozzy Osbourne) reimagines the whole, wild journey in a magnetic rock doc and concert film that never quite leads to where you think it is going. In Weir’s distinctively styled words: “You have to see it to see it.” Guided by bandmates, contemporaries, followers, family, and, of course, Weir himself, The Other One is an ambitious look at the counter-culture and music scenes that defined The Dead. Weir is its rock, delivering unexpected lessons on handling success, especially when it gains popularity you never dreamed possible. Running time is 90 minutes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Warren Miller - No Turning Back: Saturday, November 22, 7:00 p.m. $10 Paying homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead WME to every end of the winter world, No Turning Back takes a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos and runs with it to the steepest peaks around the globe and back to the Mom and Pop hills that define skiing and riding. Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back. We have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. This year, WME proves that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes tilt and turn down mountains and pray for storms. Sheer delight. A full roster of worldclass athletes, including Crested Butte’s own Seth Morrison and Heather Paul, ski enviable lines in Greece, Japan, Switzerland, France, Norway, Montana, Alaska, and Colorado. Welcome this winter season with No Turning Back. TICKET INFO All tickets now on sale. For comprehensive event information and tickets visit www.crestedbuttearts.org; 970-349-7487, or the Center at 606 Sixth Street in Crested Butte from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or find us on Facebook. COLORADO SECURITIES DIVISION CAUTIONS INVESTORS TO PREPARE FOR EBOLA-RELATED SCAM Rise in Ebola-related investment website names raises suspicion. Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, the Colorado Division of Securities, a Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) division, today cautioned investors to be aware of opportunistic Internet-based investment schemes related to the disease. “Past experience tells us that periods of uncertainty or fear are prime time for con artists looking to make a quick score,” said Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome. “Investors should approach with caution any unsolicited Ebola-related investment opportunities, especially those received through the Internet.” Commissioner Rome said an analysis of Internet domain names by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which the Division is a member, found nearly 1,200 domains with “Ebola” in their name have been registered with top-level domains, such as .com, .net, .org since April 2014. About 1,000 of those registrations have occurred since July, as awareness of the crisis spread. Of these sites, 184 were identified as suspicious. A review of Ebola-related domain names found several with the words “fund,” “invest,” “stock,” or “futures” in their titles. For example, the following domain names have been registered: hotebolastocks.com; bestebolastocks.com; ebolafutures.com; ebolainvesting.com; ebolaoutbreakstocks.com; ebolastocks.com; and fundsforebola.com. Most of the domain names are “parked” and have no content, indicating that either someone has purchased the domain hoping to re-sell it, or that the content is not yet posted. “While these sites have not been investigated, the review of domain names indicates that there certainly appear to be those intent on raising Ebola-related funds or otherwise trying to leverage the crisis for financial gain,” Rome said. Rome reminds investors to use common sense. “Pie in the sky promises of quick wealth generally are red flags signaling fraud ahead,” he said, and urges individuals to contact the Division to determine if both the promoter of the investment and the investment itself are licensed and registered. If not, they may be operating illegally. The Division can be reached at 303-894-2320. BALLROOM DANCE FOR AUTUMN Dance: The Free Community Ballroom Dance for Autumn is Saturday, November 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, 123 S. Main St. Gunnison. The Community Dance is Free, however donations are always welcome to help offset the cost of renting the Elk's Lodge. You are welcome to bring a finger food type snack to share. The Lodge bar is not available. Starting at 5:30 Bob and Rita will offer a 30 minute refresher of basic Waltz dance steps. You don’t have to have a regular dance partner to attend. Come join the fun. Any questions, please call Bob and Rita at 641-1292 BLUE MESA RESERVOIR BOAT INSPECTION – NOVEMBER 1 TO ICE UP Beginning November 1st, boat inspections for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) at Curecanti National Recreation Area will be provided to boaters on a call-in basis. Inspections can be requested by calling the Blue Mesa AIS Inspection phone at (970) 209-2335 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Boaters should expect a 20 minute response time to boat ramps, so call ahead to meet the inspector at the ramp. Boaters are reminded that inspections are required for launch and retrieval and ramps are locked, so calling for an inspection is necessary. Call-in inspections will be available at Elk Creek and Lake Fork boat ramps until ice precludes launching at each site. Those two boat ramps will not be plowed, though the adjacent parking areas will be cleared of snow as quickly as possible. Ramps can become extremely icy in freezing conditions. Please ensure that you have the proper equipment to retrieve your vessel considering these factors. Due to freezing temperatures, decontamination will not be available; boats requiring decontamination may be denied launch. AIS Coordinator Gene Seagle adds, “Blue Mesa Reservoir remains the beautiful place we enjoy so much thanks to the diligent efforts and cooperation of our boaters and anglers. Thank you for helping us to keep Aquatic Invasive Species out of Blue Mesa Reservoir and thanks for a great boating season.” GUNNISON NORDIC KICKS OFF A great group of skiing enthusiasts joined together at Gunnison Nordic season Kick Off last week. Roanne Rouse Houck N.D., Carol Quinn, and Bryan Wickenhauser presented excellent preparation tips to the skiers. Garlic Mike’s provided amazing pasta for the crowd and Kirsten Dickey/Off Center Design & Signs provided logged stickers for all members. Gunnison Nordic and Crested Butte Nordic provided updates for the ski season. Everyone in the room seemed excited for snow to come and ready for a strong, and fun season. Thank you to all who came to enjoy dinner together, show support for Gunnison Nordic and are excited to ski! Special thanks to Rock ’n’ Roll Sports, Tomichi Cycles, Gene Taylor’s, All Sports Replay and Double Shot Cyclery for your sponsorships. Think Snow! The Gunnison Nordic Board. CANON CITY, GUNNISON, LA JARA AND SALIDA COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES Canon City Community Blood Drive 11/4/2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations inside the Community Room located at Evangelical Free Church 3000 E. Main Street, Canon City. Gunnison Community Blood Drive 11/18/2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations inside the Aspinall Wilson Center Conference Room located at Western State College 909 Escalante Drive, Gunnison. La Jara, Conejos County Community Blood Drive 11/21/2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Donations inside the LDS Church Social Hall located at La Jara LDS Church 716 Broadway, La Jara. Salida Community Blood Drive 11/11/2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations inside the Masonic Lodge Community Room located at Masonic Lodge 140 W. 3rd Street, Salida. DETAILS: Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to make a meaningful impact in their community. You can do your part by giving what’s already inside you. Giving blood is one of the easiest ways you can volunteer and give back to your community. Wherever your plans take you, be sure to take a little time to help patients – today’s and tomorrow’s – in need. Bonfils Blood Center provides blood and blood products to nearly 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Colorado and beyond. Bonfils needs more than 3,000 people to donate blood every week to meet the needs of the community and be prepared for any unforeseen events. For more information about Bonfils Blood Center, please visit www.bonfils.org or call (303) 363-2300 or (800) 365-0006. GUNNISON BUSINESS WOMEN Gunnison Business Women would like to invite you to come join our association and attend our next meeting November 12th from 12:05 to 12:55 at the Clarke Agency 241 N. Main St. The GBW ongoing mission is to enhance Gunnison area women’s lives through a community of networking, support, education, advocacy, honor, outreach, and socialization. We hope you can join us! FRIDAY BINGO AT THE GUNNISON ELKS LODGE Bingo to benefit the Children’s Tuition Assistance Fund for West Elk Soo Bahk Do Martial Arts will be this Friday, November 7th at the Elks Lodge, 123 S. Main Street. Tickets cost $10 each, which includes your admission as well as a booklet of 10 bingo cards (one for each game played during the night). Doors open at 6:30 and games begin at 7:30. Door prizes and cash payout! Purchase tickets in advance by calling 901 7417. Thank you for supporting our children. GET YOUR GOAT 4-H CLUB Get Your Goat 4-H Club has cancelled their Christmas Holiday Table Sale/Exchange set for Nov.15th. Just didn't have enough interest at this time. Maybe next year!!! Thank you from Leaders and members. CRESTED BUTTE NORDIC’S ANNUAL MEETING Crested Butte Nordic’s Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner will be held this Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Nordic Center. All are welcome to come celebrate the start of another season with a delicious meal and a brief meeting. Please bring your favorite hot dish along with a plate and utensils. Beverages will be provided. WINTER ECONOMIC & TOURISM FORECAST Presented by the CB./Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce. Save the date! Thursday, November 13th, 8:00 a.m. Join us at the CB Center for the Arts for an annual discussion relating to upcoming sales/revenue expectations, tourism projections, economic indicators, projected flights, customer service, and general business discussions. Food and beverage will be provided. More info and an agenda to come shortly. Sidewalks and Snow! – This on behalf of the Town Rec. Dept. Winter is here, and the Crested Butte Parks & Recreation Department requests your assistance maintaining safe sidewalks this snow season. Please remove all items from sidewalks so our crews may gain access to perform snow removal during storm cycles. Per the Town Code, property owners/occupants shall clear away snow and ice from the sidewalk adjacent their premises. Together we will keep the sidewalks clear and safe for residents and visitors this winter. The Guild is Re-Opening The Guild, home of First Ascent Coffee Roasters and Mountain Oven Organic Bakery, will reopen on Friday the 7th at 7:00 a.m. First Ascent will have its full drink menu available, and Mountain Oven will be offering a limited selection of baked goods (no bread) until later in November. BOOMERS MONTROSE THEATRE TRIP 11/9 Boomers is planning a Theatre trip to Montrose to the Magic Circle Players production of the musical comedy “70, Girls, 70”. This is about a group of venerable ladies and gents living at a run-down and dispirited senior citizens’ hotel in New York City, slated to be sold to developers. While there is no lack of humor, courage or willingness to save their home, there is a lack of money. With determination and a few tricks up their sleeves, they pull off a sensational caper. If you liked Calendar Girl, you’ll love this! 10:30 a.m. – Meet in the Community Center Parking lot (No bathrooms facilities; not open till Noon) Noon – Brunch or Lunch at Stone House Restaurant 2:00 p.m. – Matinee Performance 4:30 p.m. – Leave for Gunnison 6:00 p.m. – Estimated Time of Return Boomers & Beyond President, Pat Jagger, has reserved a block of tickets for our Senior Activity Club on her credit card. If you sign-up and can’t make it, you are responsible to find someone to take your place or pay for your ticket. If we have enough folks we will take the Rec Center van. However, if more than 12 sign-up, or just a few, we will need to carpool instead. Cost: $15.00 Sr. rate tickets for musicals; $5.00 for gas; estimate $15.00 lunch. RSVP. Sign-up at the Community Center front desk, or call them at 641-8060. Please indicate if you could drive (if we need to carpool). Also indicate if you want a reservation for lunch. You can leave your $15.00 check (made out to Pat Jagger) at the front desk by noon Friday, Nov. 7th (or plan to pay Pat Sunday morning). If you have any questions e-mail [email protected] BOOK TALK AT THE GAC Join the GAC’s Book Talk the first Thursday of every month from 7-8:00 p.m. to discuss the previous month’s book. On November 6, the group will be discussing “Vintage Munro” by Alice Munro: the perfect introduction to the Nobel Laureate's revelatory short stories, in which she unfolds the wordless secrets that lie at the center of human experience. Open to the public and held at the GAC more info at [email protected] or gunnisonartscenter.org. DO YOU LOVE THE OPEN SPACE THAT SURROUNDS US HERE IN GUNNISON COUNTY? Trails like the Lupine Trail or Lower Loop? Vistas that surround Paradise Divide? The rural personality and economy of the open pastureland? Amenities like the Gunnison Whitewater Park? Then you should consider becoming a 1% for Open Space business participant! The official Fall Sign Up Season for 1% for Open Space is open through December 12. Participation is free and easy. Voluntary donations are collected from your customers and help preserve Gunnison County's open space, recreational access, gorgeous viewsheds, ranching heritage and important ecosystems.
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