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1 Alert
June 14, 2018 1:23 PM

Gunnison County in under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions!

NOTICE OF STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS
EFFECTIVE 6/14/2018 AT 12:00 PM FOR ALL UNINCORPORATED GUNNISON COUNTY, THE TOWN OF CRESTED BUTTE AND THE TOWN OF MT. CRESTED BUTTE

In accordance with Gunnison County Resolution #2018-18, signed by the County...

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Emergency Preparedness Tips

15 Alerts
April 12, 2018 10:43 AM

NO OPEN BURNING: Due to high winds and dry conditions!

NO OPEN BURNING: Due to high winds and dry conditions, the Fire Marshall has ordered NO open burning in Gunnison County for today, April 12th from 10:30am until midnight tonight. The NWS has issued a Wind Advisory for today from 10am to 8pm.

April 5, 2018 1:26 PM

Fire Danger in Gunnison County

Moderate Fire Danger in Gunnison County

The warm, dry and windy weather has increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently NO fire restrictions in place; however, residents and visitors are advised to exercise extreme caution with...

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February 12, 2018 10:26 AM

2018 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - FLOOD INSURANCE

Did you know there is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect? Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your home is vulnerable. Visit the Emergency Management Flood Prep page for more info...

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June 23, 2017 10:47 AM

Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

The warm, dry and windy weather of the past several weeks has significantly increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently no fire restrictions in place, however residents and visitors are advised to exercise extreme caution with...

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April 3, 2017 11:25 AM

2017 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - SPRING RUN-OFF

With the snowpack Gunnison County is experiencing this year comes the potential for flooding during spring run-off. If you are a property owner in an area prone to high water or flooding, please consider the following:
• Is your property flood insurance...

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March 24, 2017 11:24 AM

2017 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - 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...

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January 27, 2017 8:36 AM

Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants, Dryer Vents & Meters

For your safety and to help out first responders, please clear snow away from fire hydrants, electrical meter pedestals & gas meters on or near your property. Also remember to clear snow away from dryer vents that take fumes outside of your home. Please...

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December 16, 2016 5:38 PM

Winter Weather Preparedness: AVALANCHES!

Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and people traveling in the backcountry. On average 6 people die...

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July 13, 2016 2:38 PM

Gunnison Basin Wildfire Council Public Service Announcement: Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

The warm, dry and windy weather of the past couple weeks has significantly increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently no fire restrictions in place, however residents and visitors should...

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October 22, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: Wind Chill Index, Frostbite & Hypothermia!

Wind Chill is Potentially Life-threatening and Often Overlooked!

WIND CHILL INDEX:
The combination of wind and low temperature in winter can be deadly. The Wind Chill Index helps you determine when dangerous conditions develop that could lead to...

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October 21, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: High Winds! The cause, prone areas & dangers!

High Winds

The two main causes of high winds in Colorado during the cold season are the air pressure difference between strong low pressure and cold high pressure systems, and chinook winds developing across the Front Range and other eastern mountain...

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October 20, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: Outlooks, Watches & Warnings – What do they mean?

WHAT DOES THAT WARNING MEAN?

When a warning is issued during the winter season, will you know what it means, and will you know how to respond? During this Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week, please become familiar with our list of potentially...

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October 19, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY

WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY

Preparedness is a big part of winter travel safety. Prepare your car or truck for winter travel with the following recommendations...

EQUIPMENT: A well-equipped vehicle has adequate tires, tire chains, tow rope, sand or cat litter...

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March 18, 2014 3:06 PM

Safety Tips when Recylcing Batteries

Did you know that a 9 volt battery can start a fire in your home? Click on the link provided for some safety tips when recycling batteries.

December 23, 2013 3:24 PM

Emergency Preparedness Kits

Halloween is near, the fog is rolling in, the chill is starting to bite and there are groans coming from the woods. In addition to your healthy supply of wooden stakes, silver bullets and garlic, it would be wise to put aside a few other items and create...

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Non-Emergency Advisories

7 Alerts
April 5, 2018 1:24 PM

Fire Danger in Gunnison County

Moderate Fire Danger in Gunnison County

The warm, dry and windy weather has increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently NO fire restrictions in place; however, residents and visitors are advised to exercise extreme caution with...

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March 5, 2018 2:34 PM

2018 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS – Flash Flooding and Spring Run-Off

With the lack of snowpack Gunnison County is experiencing this year comes the potential for flash flooding during spring and summer monsoon seasons. If you are a property owner in an area prone to high water, flooding or flash flooding, please consider...

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February 12, 2018 10:02 AM

2018 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - FLOOD INSURANCE

Did you know there is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect? Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your home is vulnerable. Visit the Emergency Management Flood Prep page for more info...

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January 8, 2018 12:01 PM

Recycle Center

Please be advised we have a Recycle Brochure that is available at the Recycle Center in a black metal box on the north end of the deposit windows. This brochure contains information of what is and is not accepted at the Recycle Center. Thank you.

July 5, 2017 1:54 PM

New Recycle Center is OPEN

The NEW RECYCLE CENTER IS OPEN effective 10/25/17!! It is located in the Gold Basin Industrial Park, next to the Gunnison County Public Works Department at 195 Basin Park Drive. Please call 970-641-0044 for directions or with any questions.

January 27, 2017 12:41 PM

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.
We need to be able to watch out for each other: When someone...

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May 26, 2015 9:18 AM

Dam Safety: Are you prepared for a dam emergency?

If you live in Colorado you are aware of the above average precipitation we have had and the saturated conditions of our ground in much of the state. Rivers are running high as is typical for this time of year, and the added moisture is making flooding...

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Public Health Advisories

3 Alerts
January 27, 2017 12:44 PM

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.
We need to be able to watch out for each other: When someone...

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June 29, 2015 2:12 PM

Preventing Mosquito Bites & West Nile Infection

Preventing Mosquito Bites & West Nile Infection

West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquito bites to humans and can cause anything from mild flu-like illness to serious illness including meningitis or paralysis. Avoiding getting bitten by mosquitoes will...

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February 19, 2015 2:45 PM

Assessing Immunity to Measles - Where and How to Find Out if You Are Immune

Please visit the Gunnison County Public Health webpage for the most update information on how to know if you have Measles immunity, where to find this documentation, or how to be tested for Measles immunity.

Travel Advisories

5 Alerts
May 29, 2018 11:50 AM

Gothic Mag Chloride Closure

Gunnison County will be applying mag chloride on the dirt section of Gothic Road inbetween the Town of Mt. Crested Butte and the townsite of Gothic Wednesday, 5/30/18. This portion will be CLOSED 5/30/18 from 7:30am to Noon. Call 641-0044 for info.

May 24, 2018 12:30 PM

Mag Chloride Schedule

Tentative mag chloride schedule for County roads: Gothic 5/30/18; Kebler Pass 6/6/18 to 6/8/18 & 6/12/18 to 6/13/18 & 6/27/18 to 6/28/18; Cement Creek 6/13/18; Brush Creek 6/13/18; Slate River 6/14/18; Washington Gulch 6/14/18. More info - 641-0044.

May 24, 2018 11:57 AM

Ohio Creek Pass

Effective Thursday, 5/24/18 at 7:00 am Ohio Creek Pass in OPEN.

May 18, 2018 9:34 AM

Kebler Pass OPEN

Effective 5/18/18 at 7:00am Kebler Pass is OPEN.

May 26, 2016 12:26 PM

Cottonwood Pass Closure - REMINDER

Due to the reconstruction work on Gunnison County Road #209 (west side of Cottonwood Pass), ALL ACCESS IS CLOSED. This inlcudes vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, equestrian, ATV, UTV and all others. The Timberline Trail remains open where it...

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