The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District was formed in 1978 to provide low-power, analog television signals for the District’s constituents. In November 2000 the Met Rec mission was expanded allowing the District to operate as a full Park and Recreation district.
Over-the-air digital television signals available within the District provide a high quality, low cost alternative to subscription services. During 2009-2011, the District applied for and received federal grant funds to facilitate the federally mandated transition from broadcasting analog television signals to providing state-of-the-art digital television signals. Viewers now enjoy HD-quality pictures as well as an expanded palette of channels including the Discovery Channel, Rocky Mountain PBS, Create TV, and local television station Crested Butte TV. The Board of Directors is committed to fulfilling this, the original mission of the District, to the greatest extent and in the most fiscally responsible manner possible. Stay tuned for future additions of free-to-air channels. For more information please go to Television Service.
Since receiving approval to amend the service plan, the District has partnered with local governments and not-for-profit organizations providing revenue sharing totaling nearly $1.17 million on projects benefiting District residents’ quality of life and positively impacting arts, culture, recreation, parks, trails and historical preservation district wide. For more information please go to Grant Making.
As the Board of Directors for the Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District looks forward, we again commit ourselves, to the best of our individual and collective abilities, to fulfilling the District’s multi-faceted recreational mission.