Gunnison Legals


Friday, April 18, 2008
8:45 a.m.    •  Call to order; determine quorum
•  Approval of Minutes
•  Unscheduled citizens: A brief period in which the public is invited to make general comments or ask questions of the Commission or Planning Staff about items which are not scheduled on the day’s agenda.
9:00 a.m.  Larkspur Hockey Rink, public hearing/request for staff direction, request for an amendment to the approved uses on the Recreation Parcel, Larkspur Subdivision, to include the use of an enclosed hockey rink, located on Lot R1, Larkspur Subdivision, south of the Town of Crested Butte
10:15 a.m.   Roper Subdivision, work session/no action, proposed subdivision for three single-family residential lots, located eight miles north of the City of Gunnison, east of the Gunnison River
10:45 a.m.   Break
11:00 a.m.   Hard Rock Paving & Redi-Mix, Inc., work session/no action, request to add a portable asphalt batch plant to the existing Hollenbeck Pit, located approximately 6 miles east of the City of Gunnison, ½ mile south of Highway 50, off of County Road #42
Noon  Lunch
12:15 pm.   Cement Creek Management LLC, work session/possible action, request for a fourplex in Crested Butte South, Lots 9 and 10, Block 2, Filing 1
1:00 p.m.       Glatiotis Subdivision, work session/no action, request for six lot subdivision, north of the City of Gunnison on County Rd 13
2:00 p.m.       City of Gunnison – Trails Plan, work session/no action, request for the development of a non-motorized trail network, in areas surrounding the City of Gunnison
3:00 p.m.       Break
3:15 p.m.       Crested Butte South Homeowners Association, work session/possible action, Crested Butte South Special Area, Crested Butte South Special Area Regulations
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are conducted in the Blackstock Government Center Meeting Room at 221 N. Wisconsin St. in Gunnison, across the street from the Post Office.  This is a preliminary agenda; agenda times may be changed by the staff up to 24 hours before the meeting date. If you are interested in a specific agenda item; you may want to call the Planning Department (641-0360) ahead of time to confirm its scheduled time. Anyone needing special accommodations, please contact the Planning Department before the meeting.
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of April 18,2008. #041805.



TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Gunnison County, Metropolitan Recreation District of Gunnison and Saguache, County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 6th day of May, 2008, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The Board of Directors of the District have designated the following polling places: Gunnison County multi-purpose building, 275 S. Spruce Street, Gunnison and the Crested Butte Town Hall, 507 Maroon Avenue, Crested Butte. At said election, the electors of the District shall vote for Directors to serve the following terms of office on the Board of Directors of the District: 3  Directors for a FOUR-Year Term and 2  Directors for a TWO-Year Term. The names of persons nominated and terms of office for which nominated are as follows: Kevin Hicks for a Four-Year Term, Mark D Hildebrand for a Four-Year Term, David McGuire for a Four-Year Term, Rogene McKiernan for a Four-Year Term, Paul Wayne Foreman for a Two-Year Term, and Robert Beda for a TwoYear Term. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an eligible elector of said district for the purpose of said election is a person registered to vote pursuant to the “Colorado Uniform Election Code of 1992;” and (I) who has been a resident of the District for not less than thirty (30) days, or (II) who, or whose spouse, owns taxable real or personal property within the District, whether said person resides within the District or not, or (III) a person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District shall be considered an owner of taxable property for the purpose of qualifying as an eligible elector. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for and return of mail-in voter ballots may be filed with and replacement ballots may be received from Lori Patin, Designated Election Official of the District at P O Box 1369, Gunnison, CO  81230 until the close of business on the Friday immediately preceding the regular election: May 2, 2008. Telephone:  970-641-8725  Email:  Web: Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District, Lori Patin, DEO.
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of April 18, 2008. #041801


—News Release—
USDA Forest Service
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Gunnison Ranger District, 216 North Colorado, Gunnison CO  81230

RECREATION SPECIAL USE PERMITS. The US Forest Service is seeking public input on Special Use proposals that have been received by the Gunnison Ranger District. Outfitter and Guide Services. CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN GUIDES is requesting the issuance of a ten year priority permit for guided peak climbing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, mountaineering, x-country, back country skiing and avalanche training on the Gunnison Ranger District. OUTWARD BOUND WEST is requesting the issuance of a ten year priority permit for guided youth trips on the Gunnison and Paonia Ranger Districts including activities on the Colligate Peaks, LaGarita, Maroon Bells Snowmass, Raggeds and Uncompahgre Wilderness/non-wilderness areas.  TOWN OF MT. CRESTED BUTTE is requesting issuance of a permit amendment for 100 service days for canoeing on Lake Irwin. In order to make an informed decision on the issuance of these permits, the Gunnison Ranger District is accepting comments on the proposals.  Comments must be received within 30 calendar days of the publication of this legal notice in the Gunnison Country Times.  Comments may be submitted in writing to the following address:  Gunnison Ranger District. Attn: Ray Rossman, 216 N. Colorado Street, Gunnison, Colorado  81230.  Comments may also be submitted electronically to  Additional information is available by contacting the Gunnison Ranger District at (970) 641-0471.
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of April 18, 2008. #041808



Petitions are available at GCEA headquarters
15 valid signatures required – signatories do not have to live within your district
To serve, you must be a member of GCEA and reside within the District for which you are nominated
DEADLINE for completed petitions is May 8, 2008
Three districts – #1, #4 and #5 with terms of Bill LaDuke, George Besse and Paul Hudgeons expiring.  Descriptions follow.
The Director districts up for election at the Annual Meeting on June 24, 2008 are as follows: District No. 1, The Northwest corner of the certificated service area of the Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc., including the Town of Crested Butte and the Slate River area along Colorado State Highway 135 to approximately one half mile north of the Jack’s Cabin cut-off.  Incumbent Bill LaDuke. District No. 4, The Gunnison River Area west of the City of Gunnison, Curecanti Recreation Area, to the West Elk Wilderness area on the north and the continental Divide on the south within the certificated service area of the Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc.  – Incumbent George Besse. District No. 5, The Lake Fork of the Gunnison drainage from Gateview to the Continental Divide, including Lake City and Lake San Cristobal within the certificated service area of the Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc.  Incumbent Paul Hudgeons. For complete information concerning the petition process, please call Mike Wells, Chief Executive Officer at 641-7328.
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of April 11 and 18, 2008. #041105


Gunnison County
811 Rio Grande, Gunnison, CO 81230

Sealed BID for the installation of approximately 6,960 linear feet of 10” ductile iron potable water main, valves, water services, fire hydrants and all appurtenances, and approximately 1,340 linear feet of 8” PVC sanitary sewer, manholes, sewer services and appurtenances. Sealed bids will be received by Gunnison County Public Works Department at the office of the Gunnison County Public Works Department, 811 Rio Grande, Gunnison, CO 81230 until 3:00 p.m., (Local Time) on Monday, May 5, 2008, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined or obtained at the following location. Gunnison County Public Works Department. 811 Rio Grande, Gunnison, Colorado 81230. Phone: 970-641-0044. Fax: 970-641-8120 on or after Monday, April 21, 2008, upon payment of $100.00 for each set. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Friday, May 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.  A tour of the project will be conducted after the meeting. Any BIDDER or non-bidder, upon returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly and in good condition, will be refunded the payment. Marlene D. Crosby, Assistant County Manager/Public Works Director.
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of April 18, 2008. #041803.           


Gunnison County Assessor

Colorado law requires the county assessor to hear objections to real property classification and valuation beginning no later than May 2, 2008.  Objections to real property valuations must be postmarked, time-stamped*, delivered, or presented in person no later than June 2, 2008.  Contact the Gunnison County Assessor’s office for more information.
Colorado law requires the county assessor to begin hearing objections to personal property valuations no later than June 16, 2008.  Written objections to personal property valuations must be postmarked, time-stamped*, delivered, or presented in person no later than June 30, 2008.  Objections to personal property valuations presented in person will be accepted through July 7, 2008.  Contact the Gunnison County Assessor’s office for more details. *all emails are time-stamped by the county server.  The county assessor’s office encourages emails as the most expedient and resource-saving method to file an objection.  All emails receive an immediate acknowledgement of receipt. Gunnison County Assessor, 221 N. Wisconsin St., Suite A, Gunnison,  CO 81230. (970) 641-1085.,
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of April 18 and 25, 2008. #041806.


EA # CO-160-2008-013 EA

The Gunnison Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, has decided to implement the Proposed Action described in the Skunk Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project Environmental Assessment # CO-160-2008-013.  The Decision Document is available for review at the Gunnison Field Office, 216 N. Colorado St., Gunnison, Colorado, (970) 641-0471. This Notice of Decision constitutes the decision document for all forest management activities.  Protest of this decision must be made within 15 days after the publication of this notice.  As interpreted by the BLM, the regulations do not authorize the acceptance of protests in any form other than a written hard copy that is delivered to the physical address of the advertising BLM office.  Protests received using e-mail or fax will not be considered valid (43 CFR 5003 – Administrative Remedies).
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of April 18, 2008. #041801.


Gunnison County, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) have temporarily closed a number of roads to all motor vehicles to protect Gunnison Sage-grouse during their mating season and to prevent road damage during wet spring conditions. These roads were closed March 15 and will reopen on May 15, 2008. Copies of the closure list and maps are available at Gunnison County Public Works, 811 Rio Grande Avenue; Gunnison County Administration Office, 200 E. Virginia Ave; Colorado Division of Wildlife Office, 300 W. New York; and the Bureau of Land Management/USFS Office, 216 N. Colorado; Gunnison, Colorado. These closures apply to all motor vehicles. Do not park at the closures in a manner that blocks access through the closure gates. For additional information call Gunnison County Public Works at 641-0044; the Gunnison County Sage-grouse Conservation Coordinator at 641-7604; or the BLM at 641-0471. The cooperation of the public is required to successfully implement these road closures. The closures will aid in the preservation of the Gunnison Sage-grouse and may assist in reducing impacts on residents and visitors of Gunnison County from a possible Federal listing of the grouse under provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The public also should be aware of other closures in the Gunnison Basin that have been implemented to protect wildlife during this severe winter: The Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) has implemented a Temporary Emergency Closure of all Hunting and Wildlife Related Activities, through May 15, 2008. The CDOW may be contacted at 970-641-7060 for additional information. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service have closed some public lands to all public use, including motorized and non-motorized uses, also through May 15, 2008. Contact BLM or the USFS at 970-641-0471 for specific information on these closures.
Published in the Crested Butte News. Issue of March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2008. #032104

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