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Emergency Preparedness Tips

10 Alerts
April 22, 2019 1:33 PM

2019 Flood Prep

There is potential for flash flooding during spring run-off and summer monsoon seasons. If you are a property owner in an area prone to high water, flooding or flash flooding, please consider the following:
• Is your property flood insurance in force and...

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April 15, 2019 2:19 PM

Got Sandbags?

With the large snowpack in the Gunnison River Basin this winter, low-lying areas could be at risk of flooding during the run-off this spring. Sandbags can be purchased from several sources, including local hardware stores and lumberyards. Local...

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March 26, 2019 3:16 PM

Gunnison County Emergency Management – Flood Prep

2019 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...

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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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October 22, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: 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: 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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March 18, 2014 3:06 PM

Safety Tips when Recycling 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

5 Alerts
September 11, 2018 2:15 PM

Register your cell phone for the Code Red Emergency Notification System.

Gunnison County Emergency Management is conducting a drill of the Code Red Emergency Notification System on 9/28/18. If you have not yet registered your cell phone number and email address, please go the Gunnison County website at...

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January 8, 2018 12:01 PM

Recycle Center

The Recycle Center Guide is available at the below link and at the Recycle Center in a black metal box on the north end of the deposit windows. This Guide contains information of what is and is not accepted at the Recycle Center.

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

6 Alerts
May 6, 2019 12:21 PM

KEBLER PASS CULVERT WORK

The west side of Kebler Pass, CR #12, will be CLOSED from the 2 mm to the winter trailhead on 5/9/19 & 5/10/19 from 9am to 4pm. Gunnison County Public Works crews will be installing culverts. Call 970-641-0044 with questions.

March 20, 2019 8:36 AM

Slate River Road (CR 734) Weight Restriction Starting March 27, 2019

Slate River Road / County Road 734 – Temporary 15-Ton Load Limit (per vehicle) Weight Restriction from 3/27/19 – 5/15/19. Specifically, this restriction is for the section of Slate River Road from the intersection of CR 734 and CR 317 (Gothic Road) to the...

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March 20, 2019 8:22 AM

Portion of Gold Basin Road (CR 38) Closure & Weight Restriction Starting March 27, 2019

Gold Basin Road (part of County Road 38) – Temporary Seasonal Closure from 3/27/19 – 5/15/19. Specifically, this closure is for the section of Gold Basin Road from the parking area known as “Bambi Parking Area” south to the Saguache County line. Adjacent...

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March 8, 2019 1:32 PM

Avalache Conditions Update

Avalanche danger has been down graded to considerable. Normal plowing operations will resume on Taylor River Road and Cement Creek Road effective March 11, 2019.

November 23, 2018 11:07 AM

Kebler Pass CLOSURE

Effective 11/23/18 at 11:00 a.m., Kebler Pass is CLOSED.

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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