May 4 Monthly Meeting

Join Gunnison County Patriots on Saturday, May 4, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM at the Almont Resort. We’ll review recent legislation and other business items.

If you wish to order breakfast, please arrive at 8:00 AM.

If you’d like to get on our monthly email list with meeting reminder, agenda and past minutes, email JChaney@q.com or call 970-349-7744.

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April Monthly Meeting

Join fellow patriots on Saturday, April 13, 8:30-9:30 AM at the Almont Resort. Arrive at 8:00 AM if you wish to order breakfast. We’ll discuss our new State party leadership team, legislation and, petitions and recalls! Join us! Questions…call Jane at 349-7744.

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Stand with Colorado

Save the date!! Friday, May 10th, 4-6 PM join patriots who are standing with Colorado against an abundance of extreme liberal policies that are usurping our freedoms, destroying our jobs, replacing parental rights and removing our voice in future presidential election. And soon, they’ll be condoning the use of addictive drugs like heroin, making it a minor crime and providing a place for users to use!! We’ll be gathering in Gunnison and as of now our location is TBD. “Like” our Facebook page and check there for updates or provide your email address by emailing jchaney@q.com to be placed on our monthly email update list! We must become activists in support of our values and our Constitution!

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December Monthly Meeting Canceled

We’ve decided to cancel our December monthly meeting. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HANUKKAH, everyone! We’ll see you after the New Year on Saturday, January 5, 2019!  WISHING  YOU A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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LOCATIONS BELOW: AS OF OCTOBER 30, 2018 DROP OFF BALLOTS ONLY…DO NOT MAIL IN!

Voter Service and Polling Center Information

What is a V​oter Service and Polling Center?

VSPC is a location that has been set up during the election to provide the following services to voters: Mail Ballot Services Replacement Ballots Ballot Boxes to Return Ballots Voter Registration Provisional Ballots Voting Machines

Blackstock Government Center 221 N. Wisconsin St. Gunnison, CO 81230 October 22, 2018 – October 26, 2018 (M-F) 8:00AM to 5:00PM October 27, 2018 (Sat) 9:00AM to 1:00PM October 29, 2018 – November 2, 2018 (M-F) 8:00AM to 5:30PM November 3, 2018 (Sat) 9:00AM to 1:00PM November 5, 2018 (Mon) 7:30AM to 5:30PM ELECTION DAY November 6, 2018 (Tue) 7:00AM to 7:00PM Queen of All Saints

Parish Hall 405 Sopris Ave. Crested Butte, CO 81224 October 29, 2018 – November 2, 2018 (M-F) 9:00AM to 4:00PM November 3, 2018 (Sat) 9:00AM to 1:00PM November 5, 2018 (Mon) 9:00AM to 4:00PM ELECTION DAY November 6, 2018 (Tue) 7:00AM to 7:00PM

Fred Field Western Heritage Center (Election Day only) 275 S. Spruce St. Gunnison, CO 81230 ELECTION DAY November 6, 2018 (Tue) 7:00AM to 7:00PM

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REPUBLICANS…ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW!! Vote Republican ballots!

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BALLOTS ARE HERE! VOTE REPUBLICAN VALUES & PRINCIPLES!

Vote Republican…Vote Republican Values! Every registered voter should have received their ballot – here are the best conservatives to represent the people of Colorado! Local, state and federal…#MAGA! Be sure to “like” our Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/GunnisonCountyRepublicans

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Mark Mykol Gunnison County Sheriff

Citizens of all political stripes need to carefully consider all factors when deciding on who they’ll vote for sheriff.  We have two good men running and there are some striking differences.

First, experience is one thing but current extensive experience is another.  Mark Mykol has been an active, full-time, engaged member of our Sheriff’s Office for more than 12 years.  His experience doesn’t go back 30 years but one could wonder how relevant 30 year old experience really is compared to the 12 most recent years.  And, Mark Mykol’ s most recent experience isn’t as a part time patrol deputy, it’s been as Undersheriff for Gunnison County.

Mykol started with our Sheriff’s office as a patrol deputy 12 years ago.  However his hard work, extra effort, and leadership skills were recognized and rewarded as he was promoted to Sergeant then Undersheriff.

Anyone who truly knows him understands that his quiet, caring, focused and inclusive leadership style has been an asset to our Sheriff’s Office.  He is driven by learning, listening and sharing his knowledge and experience with others. His current experience also includes day-to-day guidance and support of employees in the Detention Center, Alternative Services, Patrol Unit, Emergency Operations, and Administrative Assistants.  We believe his leadership style and naturally caring nature is not only an asset to those around him at work, but also to our residents, businesses, victims, the accused and to his positive relationships with other law enforcement agencies here and around the state.

We have been made aware of “untruths” that are being circulated about Mark Mykol.  This not only saddens us, it reflects poorly on those who are supporting Mark’s opponent. That’s why we encourage everyone to reach out to Mark and get to honestly know him.  You can contact him by using the email form at mykolforsheriff.com/contact.  He works full time so this approach is better initially, than a phone call.

VOTE Mark Mykol for Sheriff because we need to elect the very best person for this very important job.  This isn’t just a popularity contest. PLEASE VOTE Mark Mykol for Gunnison County Sheriff!

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Bob Schutt Republican Gunnison County Commissioner

Gunnison County voters have an opportunity to elect a man we all can be proud to call our County Commissioner.  We should be thankful that a man of his character, life experience, decision-making capabilities, vision, education, service and leadership has stepped up to serve all of us in Gunnison County.  Bob Schutt has qualities, characteristics and proven experience that have prepared him very well for this very important job.

Bob’s entire life has been one of service to his fellow man (and women, to be politically correct). This is why we were disheartened to see a former county commissioner reduce Bob Schutt down to a “place holder.” Does demeaning a person’s entire life’s work of service give his opponent’s supporters the green light to dismiss Bob as a truly viable candidate for county commissioner? And, the same county commissioner believes that because Bob travels outside the county and state he should be dismissed as a viable candidate? Yes, he and his wife take a vacation, he travels to do volunteer work for Shriner’s Hospital for Children and yes, when family medical emergencies take them out of state should that disqualify him as a viable candidate? And, this same county commissioner believes that someone has to be born, raised and own a business in our valley to be able to competently, earnestly and fairly serve our citizens? Was this county commissioner born and raised here and own a business in Gunnison County? We don’t think he was held to that standard when he ran for office.    And, the fact that Bob hasn’t been a politician isn’t necessarily a bad thing. At some point elected officials may become politicians. We don’t think Bob Schutt will ever become a politician, even if he was in office for decades. That’s just not who he is. He has been driven by a life of service to others..

Briefly, for those who don’t know him, here’s a short bio: graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Vietnam decorated combat fighter pilot; activated U.S. Army reservist, Orthopaedic Surgeon during Gulf War One, received the Meritorious Service Medal, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. After Vietnam he attended medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, completing his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado.  He attended Harvard for his business education, was Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Texas Tech University School of Medicine where he managed the department budget, personnel, oversaw research, clinical practice, education to resident physicians and medical students as well as the operation of a Level 1 trauma center.  Today, Bob works part time as a physician and surgeon with local Alpine Orthopaedics.

Bob also continues his volunteer work at the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  He is a member of the CB/Mt. CB Rotary, is on the Board of the Crested Butte Music Festival and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Gunnison Valley Hospital System where he advocates for accessibility and affordability of quality healthcare.  More than most, he knows what he’s talking about on this topic.

As a recreationist, Bob understands the importance of taking care of public lands, the impact on our tourism economy and ensuring its sustainability.  He also believes in ensuring our children receive a quality education in a safe environment, conducive to learning whether it’s preparing for college or other career choices.

Local workforce housing has gotten to critical status and he looks forward to sharing his approach which includes lower density and greater diversification of location. This is one area that seems to be evading a solid solution by our elected officials and his fresh eyes will be an asset in helping move this forward.  He also knows that we must have the appropriate economic growth and thriving small business to keep our communities healthy. Elected officials don’t create business but they can create an environment in which businesses can prosper and succeed.  Bob understands our issues very well, having been very involved in our county for over 30 years.

Bob Schutt is the right person at the right time to lead on and contribute to the many serious issues facing our county. We are asking that voters not make this extremely important decision based on “who you know,” but rather on electing the candidate who will bring the very best experience and fresh ideas to the table.  Please join us in electing Bob Schutt, Gunnison County Commissioner.

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Olen Lund Republican for Colorado Senate District 5

OLEN LUND, REPUBLICAN FOR COLORADO SENATE DISTRICT 5

Olen’s priorities for Western Colorado…

The need for good paying jobs remains a major hurdle for the economic growth of the small communities that dot the landscape across Senate District 5.  I want to invite light manufacturing to come to west-central Colorado.  I will stand up for the small shops, pharmacies, and manufacturers who still make their home in this Distsrict.  I will stand up for the men and women who earn their living in agriculture, energy, tourism, and recreation. Agriculture continues to be a top priority.  Not only does agriculture mean jobs, it also drives our quality of life.  It provides more than $5 billion in economic output every year from our state.  We need to push for value added crops, defend new farming concepts, and yes, recognize that Agriculture is Agriculture. Agriculture, energy, tourism, and recreation are all important employers in Senate District 5.  And each of them needs a well educated work force to keep going.  Making sure we support and fund elementary and high schools In rural Colorado is crucial to employers that want to make Senate District 5 their home.  Educating our children must be a priority.  My wife, Debbie, is a teacher.  I know how hard she works, and I know her passion for teaching kids.  Education will be a priority for me in the state Senate.

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