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Old 07-28-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: tucson
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Gunnison is beautiful, and well worth it's bragging rights, but being a gunny local isn't easy. I think it's especially hard for girls. From my experience girls don't stay there. You have to truely love the outdoors to be happy there. Shops close early and it's very isolated. I sometimes miss it, but wouldn't move back. I also understand that good jobs are hard to come by.

I would look into Montrose if I were you. It's a nice little town and has an array of shops and entertaiment that would be more comfortable for someone who is comming from a city. When I lived in Gunnison we often drove to Montrose to go to the movies or a restraunt that we didn't have.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: tucson
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Default not as bad as it seems.

I drove a VW Jetta there. That along with small trucks like the Tacoma were popular. Subaru's are also good. I parked it outside and never had a problem starting it. It wasn't four wheel drive and I didn't use snow tires. I did keep chains I never used, the only time I ever "Almost" had to use chains was around Blue Mesa in December.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Default Moved to Gunnison

from Miles City Montana. I love it. Its awesome in every way, and as a younger guy, its not a bad place to be. The city is alive (during the day of course) and people are really friendly. Very cool spot, imo.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:18 PM
 
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Default A couple more questions for locals

It's nice to see so much continued interest in Gunnison!
I have a couple more questions for some lucky locals
Can anyone make recommendations on where to go for:
A decent automotive shop
Mattress/box spring sets (inc delivery - it would be nice to buy local)
A good vet (dogs, rabbits)
Possibly a kennel
Some of those are probably going to be in Montrose or even Grad Junction, but I'd appreciate the advice anyway. Those are items where I don't want to learn by mistakes!
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Gunnison Colorado | Gunnison Chamber of Commerce

Gunnison, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Colorado Family Vacation Ideas | Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado

Gunnison County, Colorado

http://www.city-data.com/city/Gunnison-Colorado.html

City of Gunnison, Colorado.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Nice collection of links, Jim. I'm sure a lot of visitors will find them useful.

In my case, I'm looking for personal recommendations and insider knowledge. They seem to count for a lot more than a directory listing.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Gunnison Vet Clinic (AKA Critter Sitters) is definitely the best place to go for pet care (vet, grooming, boarding, etc.) Tom and Polly Vernard run it and we've been taking our pets there for years. Great folks who really care for your animals.
Miller furniture has mattresses/boxsprings, but I'd recommend Ashley Furniture or one of the places in Montrose of Junction for that - financially the local shops can tend to be rather high.
Automotive - Precision automotive or John Roberts for basics!

Hope you love this beautiful area!!!!
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Thanks for the info! It is much appreciated.
Plans are taking shape now. Can anyone recommend a Gunnison electrician for a small wiring job?
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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About 10 days ago, when coming down off Monarch Pass, my tire started going flat...fortunately very slowly. I say that because in Gunnison they couldn't get the size tire I needed (for a Buick Lacrosse) "for days". Fortunately, I made it to Montrose, and even there it was a day and a half to get the tire from Denver, and that was because it was a chain -- Big O.

I was quite impressed with Montrose as a small city. Close to Gunnison and Crested Butte, but also close to the bigger Grand Junction. Some good restaurants and hotels, and a decent downtown (with a little shopping mall spread down to the south along US-550). Oh, and Montrose does have a hospital.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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I kind of liked the rural felling of Gunnison. Yet they usually have a lot of things that you would need for day to day living.


When I lived in crested Butte we had to drive to montrose if we wanted to go to McDonald's.
I think it was in "83" when McDonald's came to town.
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