West Elk Word: 2011 Archives

December 24, 2011 - The West Elk Word talks with Monica Mesa, local yoga instructor, studio owner and the muscle behind Yoga Rocks The Butte, a slopeside yoga festival coming to town from February 10 - 12.

December 17, 2011 - The West Elk Word talks with Brent Laney and Kat Hassebroek about their underground theatre production "Driving Fuzzy Bunnies." MD Grant McFarren also looks at the self-titled record from electronic music producer SBTRKT.

December 10, 2011 - The West Elk Word is talking with Briana Rose Wiles who is organizing the Gunnison Valley Swap-It: A Barter Bazaar. MD Grant McFarren also takes a look at the new Black Keys record El Camino.

December 3, 2011 - The West Elk Word is talking with the Early Childhood Council, the National Brotherhood of Skiers and is reviewing new music from a member of the Punch Brothers.

November 26, 2011 - This week, the West Elk Word talks with the new VP of sales and marketing of CBMR Scott Clarkson and Grant McFarren looks at an avant jazz collaboration.

November 12, 2011 - The West Elk Word talks to Celebrate the Beat, a dance collective that is presenting "Dancing Through New Orleans" this Thursday at the CB Community School. Music Director Grant McFarren also looks at the Beach Boys record "Smile."

November 5, 2011 - The West Elk Word talks with Ann Johnston of the Crested Butte Land Trust about a few projects they are working on. Grant McFarren looks at the new Tom Waits record. And we hear from Ryan Stringfellow in the GM Corner.

October 21, 2011 The West Elk Word talks with Julie Robinson of Gunnison Valley Habitat for Humanity, and we sit down with General Manager Ryan Stringfellow in the GM Corner.

October 7, 2011 - Roxana Alvarez talks with Larry Meredith and Debra Reich about the upcoming ballot initiatives focusing on new libraries in Gunnison County. Grant McFarren reviews the new DJ Shadow record, and we talk with Kraddy who is performing Wednesday night at the Eldo.

September 30, 2011 - The West Elk Word talks with Paonia resident Paolo Bacilupi who will be in CB and Gunnison this week to talk about his new book "The Windup Girl." We also talk to Holly Conn and Rose Tocke, two of many founders of the Mountain Roots Food Project. Grant McFarren also reviews some pretty good new blues rock, new on the KBUT shelves.

September 23, 2011 - We hear 2 cool interviews this week. The West Elk Word talks with Michael Brody of the upcoming Crested Butte Film Festival and Roxanna Alvarez talks with Rujeko Dumbutsheno who will be showcasing African dance in Crested Butte this upcoming Wednesday.

September 16, 2011 - 
Vinotok 101 on the West Elk Word as one of the founders, Marcie Telander talks with Roxana Alvarez at the KBUT studios. Music Director Grant McFarren also shines light on new music on the KBUT shelves. Its your public affairs program, only on KBUT.

September 13, 2011 - The West Elk Word is a community-focused program on KBUT. This week, we hear an interview between Cally Carswell of High Country News and Ariana Brocious of KVNF (Paonia) about new regulations on natural gas emissions at drilling sites. This and more this week on the West Elk Word.


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Soccer carnival
Aug 29 @ 10:00AM
West Elk Soccer Association presents the inaugural Soccer Carnival at Town Park on Saturday August 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There…
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Quantum Ninja Tournament
Aug 29 @ 12:00PM
It's the Zane Mason Memorial Celebration and World's First Paddleboard Golf Tournament and Fundraiser for the ZANE…
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Family Salsa Class
Aug 29 @ 4:00PM
A super fun summer activity for the entire family, this kid-oriented class will get those youngsters moving and grooving to the…
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Live Music at Pappy's Dock and Dine
Aug 29 @ 5:00PM
Free live music at Pappy's Dock and Dine at Elk Creek Marina every Saturday all summer long. Check out the local sights and…
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Salsa for Beginners
Aug 29 @ 6:30PM
Hang up those hiking boots for an afternoon and don some dance shoes for an energetic introduction to the rhythms and moves of…
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Intermediate Salsa
Aug 29 @ 8:00PM
For the up-and-coming salsero/a, this intermediate class will help take your salsa moves to the next level! Participants should…
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Sweetwater String Band - High Alpine Brewing CO
Aug 29 @ 8:00PM
Sweetwater String Band returns to Gunnison on Saturday, August 29 at 8PM!   Sweetwater String Band is a 4-piece, cello…
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Identifying Edible Mushrooms Workshop
Aug 30 @ 2:00PM
Curious about the mushrooms you stumble across in the woods or if that thing growing on your lawn is edible? Consider joining…
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Chefs on the Edge
Aug 31 @ 5:30PM
Chefs on the Edge is a great cooking competition on the Center’s stage, featuring three local chefs in a battle to the end.…
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Aerial Conditioning
Sep 01 @ 8:30AM
The CB Dance Collective offers ongoing aerial conditioning classes to help you hone your skills. Climbing, pulling, flipping…
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