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Part 1 - Short-Term Rental Committee Findings Presented
September 27, 2016

The findings were presented at a special meeting on Monday night. Listen to follow-up stories to learn about recommendations made to the council about regulation and enforcement of short-term rentals in the Town of Crested Butte.
 

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Part 2 - Short-Term Rental Recommendations
September 27, 2016

Recommendations were not cut and dry and easy for the Town Council to digest. This story deals with the recommendations of the committee to the council that needed some tweaking, defining, refining, and clarification.
 
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Part 3 - Recommendations Likely To Be In Short-Term Rules
September 27, 2016

The council agreed with many of the recommendations made by the short-term rental committee. Today, we discuss the recommendations made that will likely end up in the rule set of short-term rentals in the Town of Crested Butte.



 
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New Camping Regs Coming To Gunnison Basin in 2017
September 26, 2016

An increase in dispersed camping use in the backcountry and its associated impacts has caused the US Forest Service to re-think how they let people camp - and mostly where they park.
 
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Avalanche Park Campground May Be Tent-Camping Only
September 26, 2016

The Crested Butte Town Council believes a tent-only campground would be the best layout for the future site, located just south of Crested Butte. Other alternatives included an RV and tent mix and a seasonal workforce campground.

 
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Scholarships For Gunnison and Neighboring County Students
September 25, 2016

If you live in - or graduated from a school in - Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Minearal, Ouray, Saguache, San Miguel Counties you could be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. Western State students are encouraged to visit the Student Services Department, and high schoolers should speak to their counselors about these scholarships. (Photo: COSI)
 
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Department Of Insurance Approves Rate Hikes
September 21, 2016

The Colorado Division of Insurance has approved health insurance premium hikes for 2017. Individual plans are expected to increase by more than 20 percent on average.
 
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Sports Barrel - 9.21.16
September 21, 2016

Tune in and hear a roundup of homecoming week in Crested Butte!

 
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Grants Available For Public Arts Projects
September 15, 2016

Grant applications are due October 14th and can go to fund public arts projects, classes for the public, and professional development. (Photo: Suzanne Pierson)
 
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Noxious Weed Plan Presented to CB Council
September 15, 2016

The plan should bring the town up to speed with state statute, if it is adopted at this coming Monday night's meeting. If adopted, noxious weed removal and enforcement will become a greater priority for the town on both public and private property.

 
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West Elk Word: Vinotok
September 15, 2016

Vinotok founder Marcie Tenander shares the story of this only-in-Crested Butte event, from its humble beginnings to today.

 
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West Elk Word: One Valley Prosperity Project
September 15, 2016

Gunnison City Manager Russ Forrest and Gunnison County Senior Planner Cathie Pagano give us a progress report on the One Valley Prosperity Project - also known as OVPP.

 
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Solidarity March For Standing Rock To Be Held Tuesday In CB
September 13, 2016

Organizers ask people to gather at the 4-Way Stop in Crested Butte starting at 4 PM. Together, they will march to Totem Pole Park and show their support for the tribal members who are fighting a pipeline on their lands at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.




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Connecting The Drops: The Price Of Water
September 12, 2016

How to put a price on the priceless... That’s something that water utilities grapple with as they figure out what to charge customers for this precious resource. As part of Connecting the Drops, our state-wide series on water issues, Maeve Conran takes a look at how water is priced and whether we’re paying enough.
 
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Gunnison Airport to Offer Incentives To New & Expanded Service
September 8, 2016

Landing fees and terminal fees would be dropped for one year for new airlines or airlines that add additional flights. The goal is to increase profitability to the airline and make the Gunnison Airport more attractive than the next competitor for the limited number of planes available.

 
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Council OK With Pursuit of RETT Funds For Unpatented Claims on Emmons
September 7, 2016

The Town Council voted unanimously to put a measure before voters asking that money from the RETT (real estate transfer tax) be used to repay a potential $2.1 million bond that would go towards the disposal of unpatented claims on Mt. Emmons by the mining company.

 
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Substance Abuse Program Asks For Line In Town Budget
September 7, 2016

The Gunnison County Substance Abuse Prevention Project asked the CB Town Council to be included in the annual budget for the sum of $25,000. The funds will be used to help administer programs and pay for additional leadership programs. They will go to the Gunnison City Council and make a similar request before budget season kicks in.

 
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Dollar Value Placed On Emmons Withdrawl
September 6, 2016

The mining company has preliminary agreed to dispose of its mining and mill site claims on Mt. Emmons in exchange for approximately $2.1 million.

 
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West Elk Word: Singer Songwriter Evelyn Roper
September 6, 2016

Local singer-songwriter Evelyn Roper shares stories and songs. Good fun!

 
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Town To Pursue Negotiations, Ballot Measure w/ Mine on Mt. Emmons
September 1, 2016

The town will possibly pursue using the Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) as a pledge for a bond to encourage divestment of assets on Mt. Emmons by Freeport-McMoran and the Mt. Emmons Mining Company. Negotiations between the town and the mining company continue this week, and if they are successful, voters could see a ballot measure asking if the RETT can be used to re-pay a bond for those mining and millsite claims.

 
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