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Parks & Wildlife To Discuss Raising License Fees, Budget Shortfall
July 29, 2016

The public meeting will be held Tuesday, August 2nd at 300 W. New York Avenue (Gunnison) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. The agency has not raised license fees in over 10 years, and they will explain their need to do so, which must first be passed through state legislature.

 

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Met-Rec Seeks Over-The-Air TV Usage Info
July 29, 2016

Free television is available to most of the county through external antennae or "bunny ears." The organization that provides this service, the Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District, wants to know how much its service is being used so it can plan for now and the future.

 
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DNC Check-In From Joseph Thomas, Gunnison County Delegate
July 28, 2016

Thomas says the first feeling of unity among Colorado delegates was inspired by Barack Obama's speech Wednesday night.

 
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County's 1st DNC Delegate in 30 Years: WSCU Student Joey Thomas
July 27, 2016

He worked his way through the delegation ranks to represent Colorado and Gunnison County at the DNC. 24-year-old Joey Thomas is a geology student at Western State.  Thomas says the experience is amazing, the convention is contentious, and that, of course, he had a Philly cheesesteak.  

 
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BOZAR Takes Public Comment on New Center For the Arts Building
July 25, 2016

Criticisms include issues with parking and traffic flow, an imbalance of visual to performing arts space, the overall size of the building, and about only adding 50 new seats to the theatre. However, most of the public comment was positive and encouraged BOZAR to let the design committee work on the next steps (such as color and materials) before going in front of the board again in August for final approval, denial, or continuation.  Click the orange "PLAY" button below to hear the story.



 
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Mountain Pact Asks CB To Sign Coal Program Review Letter
July 24, 2016

The organization is asking mountain towns to request a fair return for coal extracted on public lands and to ensure the program is being managed for climate change.

 
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High School Student Sought For Gunnison Parks & Rec Board
July 24, 2016

An advisory board was created as part of Gunnison Parks & Recreation's Master Plan. Six of seven seats have been filled on the board. The final seat is reserved for a high school student.

 
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Marijuana Smell Could Lead to County Ordinance
July 21, 2016

Complaints originating in unincorporated Gunnison County may lead to an ordinance regulating the smell of non-commercial and non-medical marijuana grow operations. Listen here, or you can catch local news at 7:59 AM, 12:06 & 6:30 PM on weekdays.


 
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Bag Ban Stalled Due To Legality; Appears To Have Support
July 20, 2016

The ordinance discussed by the Crested Butte Town Council was MORE strict than that published in the most recent Legals section. Therefore, it must be placed in the Legals and presented again for final approval. The ordinance seems to be supported by a majority of councilors. Listen to the story to learn about its new, more strict components.

 
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Complaints Over Tiny Home Project Handed Over To CB Town Staff
July 19, 2016

Town Council doesn't deal with enforcement of zoning issues. Town Staff is directed to determine what kind of vehicle or structure this is and follow the code as written.

 
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Sports Barrel 7.20.16
July 19, 2016

The Sports Barrel dives deep into the world of RecComp League Softball, local bike racing, and yes, running! Photo: Lydia Stern / CB News

 
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Elk Herd Management Input Sought For Units 66 & 67
July 19, 2016

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be seeking public input at two meetings regarding a new elk-management plan Units 66 and 67 near Gunnison. A public meeting will be held July 27 (Gunnison - Western State Theater). Wildlife managers will use input to create new management for the next 10 years.

 
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West Elk Word: Gunnison Valley Observatory
July 17, 2016

Mike and Derek Brooks join us to share the history of the Gunnison Valley Observatory. We also learn how anyone interested in the night sky can pay a visit to the Observatory to see for themselves the stars, galaxies, satellites, and assorted nebula of the cosmos.

 
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Fire Danger High; Red Flag Warning Not Yet In Effect
July 14, 2016

If a Red Flag Warning is issued this weekend, no open fires (campfires) will be allowed in the flagged zone.

 
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Sports Barrel 7.13.16 - RED HOT ACTION!
July 13, 2016

Local Long Distance !ueen Supreme Emma Coburn punches her ticket to the Rio Olympic games, double softball coverage of KBUT/Avalanche and Bonez Thugs/Brew Crew clashes, and Pinnacle Bike Race results mayhem on today's edition of "The Sports Barrel" - heard Wednesdays at 2:00 and 8:30 PM.  

Photo:  Lydia Stern / CB News



 
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Town Manager Discusses Telluride's Plastic Bag Ban
July 11, 2016

Greg Clifton is the Town Manager in Telluride. We discuss how the bag ban in Telluride came about, its elements, and how retailers and citizens reacted.

 
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Complete Streets Project Discussion Tuesday Night
July 11, 2016

The idea is to make the Highway 50 and 135 corridors safer and more walkable. But some business owners along the highways disagree with certain parts of the discussion, saying it could limit traffic and reduce parking. The discussion will take place during the City Countil meeting on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:15 PM as part of a regular council meeting.

(Photo: CityofGunnison-CO.gov)

 
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Ranching Operations Heading Into Brush Creek For Summer
July 7, 2016

Historic cattle ranching operations head into Brush Creek and other parts of the high country for the summer. This story explains how ranching operations are largely responsible for the open spaces we cherish and about how recreation and ranching can coexist.

 
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Met-Rec Back In Grant-Making Business
July 7, 2016

The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District has issued its first two grants in over 5 years. Listen and learn about these two 'shovel-ready' projects being funded by Met-Rec.

Photo: Met-Rec shack and tower on Sunlight Ridge - KBUT Photo

 
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Sports Barrel 7-6-16
July 7, 2016

Than brings you softball double coverage and goes the distance on local and international trail running results. Local Steeplechase phenom Emma Coburn dominates preliminary Olympic qualifiers and prepares to win her way Rio and a return to the US Olympic Team.

 
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