If you’ve ever visited the vibrant Colorado mountain town of Gunnison, you’ve probably thought about what it would be like to live and work in such a place. Amazing opportunities for
Helpful Relocation Tips
Dated: February 9 2022
GREETINGS! I want to extend a warm hello your way and welcome you to the Gunnison Valley.
Relocating can be stressful but it should be an exciting adventure as well. Moving to and living in Colorado is an adventure all in it’s own. Fresh mountain air, community unlike any other, and open space in every direction, Colorado is home to over 5 million residents. Don’t worry, there’s room for all of us, especially on the Western Slope, which is home to smaller cities and towns where people truly do live, work and play. Gunnison County, a county that is home to over 80% public lands for residents and visitors to enjoy. The largest body of water lies just a few miles west of downtown Gunnison, in the Curecanti National Recreation area, Blue Mesa Reservoir. Western State Colorado University, The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport and Crested Butte Mountain Resort at the North end of the valley. The Gunnison Valley has over 6,000 residents (2019) and Crested Butte is home to about 1,300 residents (2019)
Here is a bit of “good to know” information that will hopefully help you get settled in easier.
Finding your way around a new area can seem intimidating at first, but you’ll feel like a long time resident in no time! Along with the initial utility set up, here is some helpful information to help get those relocation checklist items ironed out.
The Gunnison Shopper has gone digital & can be delivered to your inbox every Wednesday. Just go to their website and sign up! The Gunnison Country Times is available every Thursday (still in print form). Crested Butte News is out on stands each Thursday and can be found at both ends of the valley.
DON’T FORGET YOUR MAIL
Make sure your mail is being forwarded & everyone has your new address. If you’d like, you can set up a PO Box at the Post Office in Gunnison. If you’re a new resident to the town of Crested Butte, or Mt. Crested Butte, you will have to have a PO Box as USPS does not currently deliver to home addresses in CB/Mt. CB. Depending on your location outside of Crested Butte, you might be able to receive mail and packages at your home address. You can call the Crested Butte Post office at 970-349-5568. Locations are: Gunnison Post Office: 200 N Wisconsin Street. Crested Butte Post Office: 217 Elk Ave
RECYCLE LIKE A NATIVE COLORADAN
If you live in an area where recycling services are not offered, you will need to take your recyclables to the recycling center in Gunnison that is located at 195 Basin Park Drive. Just South of Gunnison off of County Road 38 (The road that takes you to Hartman Rocks) It’s a self service station where residents drop off items that are sorted by plastic, glass, cardboard, tin, etc. Here’s what to recycle & what not to recycle in the Gunnison Valley.
GET A LIBRARY CARD
Crested Butte Library is located at 504 Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte.
MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE
Registering your vehicle(s) can be done at: 221 N. Wisconsin Street in downtown Gunnison. The office phone number is 970-641-1602. *This office has no affiliation with the drivers license office*
DRIVER'S LICENSE / COLORADO ID
Appointments are required to visit this office. You can set up your appointment/ choose your date & time by going online - here. This office is located 302 N Main St. in Gunnison.
UPDATE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION
Often an overlooked part of relocation, you can become a registered voter in Gunnison County by clicking here.
ENROLL YOUR KIDDOS IN SCHOOL
With schools located at both ends of the valley, you have a couple of options for your students:
Gunnison Watershed School District - or call them at 970-641-7770
Crested Butte Community School - 970-641-7720
A LOCAL ONLINE MARKETPLACE
If you’re on Facebook, the “Gunnison Marketplace” can be a very valuable tool for events, business information, and a place to buy and sell items. You’ll have to “join” the group, but once you’ve been added, you can buy, sell items, discuss, ask questions, and be part of the”online” community!
ELECTRICITY – GCEA:
Gunnison – 970.641.3520
Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte – 970.349.5385
ATMOS Energy – 888.442.1313
AmeriGas – 970.641.1571
WATER & SEWER:
Town of Crested Butte - 970.349.5338
Town of Mt. Crested Butte - 970.349.7575
Skyland Metropolitan District - 970.349.5338
East River Sanitation District – Sewer
Buckhorn Ranch, Larkspur, Silversage, Whetstone Vista, Rivergreen, Skyland and Riverbend – 970.349.5338
Crested Butte South Area- 970.349.5480
City of Gunnison - 970.641.8070
TRASH & RECYCLING:
Gunnison - 970.641.1986 - Crested Butte - 970.349.1032
Golden Eagle Trash Service – 970.641.3230
City of Gunnison – 970.641.8020
PHONE, INTERNET & TV:
Phone, DirectTV, Internet - 800.244.1111
Spectrum – TV, Phone, Internet – 866.363.6376
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