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 Districtís multi-faceted recreational mission.
Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District Ballot Question # 7D
SHALL THE GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $66,537 ($151 FOR SAGUACHE COUNTY, $66,386 FOR GUNNISON COUNTY) IN 2019 (THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS MAY BE GENERATED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY AN IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY OF NOT TO EXCEED 0.127 MILLS, FOR A TOTAL MILL LEVY OF NOT MORE THAN 1.0 MILL (RETURNING TO THE PRE-TABOR MILL LEVY AT THE TIME THE DISTRICT WAS CREATED IN 1978) UPON TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE DISTRICT, COMMENCING WITH TAXES COLLECTED IN 2019 FOR TAXES DUE FOR 2018, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING THE OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT AND PROVIDING FUNDS TO IMPROVE, MAINTAIN AND EXPAND TELEVISION SERVICES, AND FOR PLANNING AND FUNDING NEW RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND TRAILS, AND/OR OTHER LAWFUL DISTRICT PURPOSES AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT AND RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES FROM ITS PROPERTY TAXES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR SECTION 29-1-301 COLORADO REVISED STATUTES OR ANY OTHER LAW AND WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT?
Press Release: The Gunnison County Stewardship Fund Launches with Local Trailhead Improvements
West Maroon Trailhead Project Moves Forward Thanks to Community Partnership
CRESTED BUTTE, Colorado —October 11, 2018— Visitors traveling to the West Maroon Pass Trailhead outside of Crested Butte will soon arrive to a welcome change. In October, crews installed a new restroom at the popular trailhead.
Local community leaders and land managers first envisioned the Trailhead project after trash, human waste, and other impacts reached a critical level in the past year. Popularity of the East Fork/West Maroon Pass Trail, accessed from the Town of Crested Butte has been steadily growing in recent years.
The Trailhead offers spectacular opportunities to day hike to West Maroon Pass or hike between Crested Butte and Aspen, and managers expect pressure from users to continue to increase. Now, thanks to the newly launched Gunnison County Stewardship Fund, spearheaded by leaders from local government, businesses and the nonprofit community, the Trailhead is receiving much-needed investment.
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