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    "Know Your Rights" Forum Explains Rights To Immigrants

    A forum was held to explain rights to immigrants in the event of an encounter with a police or immigration officer and to help immigrants plan in case of deportation or detention.

    KBUT's Toni Todd was at the event and spoke with attendees and the presenting attorney.

    Click "Play" below to hear the full story.  Local news airs at 7:59 AM, 12:06 & 6:30 PM on KBUT, Community Radio for the Gunnison Valley.  


    West Elk Word: Gunnison Arts Center

    Carlie Kenton and Kim Eastman share the history and evolution of this vibrant community arts center - the cool building, and the variety of programs, theater productions, and shows that keep this little community arts center hoppin'.

    KBUT's public affairs program The West Elk Word airs Saturdays at noon.  


    Suicide Prevention Training This Wednesday In Gunnison

    Gunnison County has seen 20 people die from suicide since 2014. A prevention training course will be held this coming Wednesday, February 22nd at the Colorado Workforce Center.

    "QPF: question, persuade, refer" is the theme of the training, and organizers say the training will help attendees recognize the signs of someone who may need help.

    Support local news by making a pledge to KBUT today during our Winter Pledge Drive.


    GJ Sentinel Plans To Sue Over Fake News Accusations

    Senator Ray Scott accused the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel newspaper of peddling fake news.

    Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton says he plans to sue Senator Scott over the accusations.

    KVNF's Eric Goold covers this story for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, of which KBUT is a member. Small stations combine resources to provide regional coverage of interest to listeners across the state.


    Council Heading Towards Policy On Short-Term Rentals

    It's been a long discussion for the council and the town in general. The community appears split over the issue.

    The council says this is one of the most difficult issues it has ever faced.

    The council will continue to talk about STR's in March.


    Teens On Stage "None Go There" Preview

    KBUT's Christoper Biddle talks with Kristen Joyce, director of this year's Teens On Stage production of "None Go There" and with the play's author Jordan Rieff. They discuss the play and what it's like to explore dark material with such a young cast.

    The play runs Wednesday, February 13th through Friday the 15th.  

    We try to bring you closer to the community on KBUT with stories and information.  Support local news on KBUT.  


    Mardi Gras Parade Saved

    The CB / Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce has stepped up to sponsor this year's event, which will be held on February 28th.

    Listen to KBUT for information on how to registger a float.

    Local news is important to listeners in the Gunnison, so please support it during our Winter Pledge Drive.  

    Hate & Racist Graffiti Reported At Western State In December

    Last December, hate speech and racist graffiti was discovered in Colorado Hall - a student residence hall.

    The University found the perpetrator, expelled the student, and has made it clear there is zero tolerance on campus for this type of behavior and language.

    The "Moving Mountains" initiative was kickstarted by this event, and it works towards creating a more open, inclusive, and equitable community on campus.


    Rundown from CBMR's Extreme Junior Comp Last Weekend

    CBMR hosted the Junior Extreme Freeskiing Competiton last weekend.

    These kids go huge.

    KBUT's Christopher Biddle was on hand for the action and has this report.

    (Photo: Jay McCarthy)


    CB-To-Carbondale Trail Idea Alive & Well

    Pitkin County Open Space Director Gary Tannenbaum presented the progress on the Pitkin County side to the Crested Butte Town Council this past Monday night.

    Tannenbaum says multi-modal transportation is part of Governor John Hickenlooper's plan to diversify economies in Colorado. This is a 20-year project, and parts of the trail are already 'in' on both sides.

    This will be a big ride, a bike pack, or a multi-day hike.  It's also a 20-year project, so don't expect to ride it anytime soon!

    Local news airs at 7:59 AM, 12:06 & 6:30 PM. 


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KBUT’s Top 5 New Albums

1. Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - Christ Thile & Brad Mehldau
2. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service
3. Tycho - Epoch
4. Cherry Glazerr - Apocalipstick
5. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War


Top 10 Albums of 2016

Here are the top ten new albums played on KBUT in 2016, according to DJ playlist reporting.

1. RJD2 - Dame Fortune
2. Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger
3. Bonnie Raitt - Dig In Deep
4. The David Grisman Sextet - David Grisman Sextet
5. Santigold - 99 Cents
6. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By
7. Autolux - Pussy's Dead
8. Jeff Beck - Loud Hailer
9. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
10. DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall

- List compiled by KBUT Music Director Bonnie Gollhofer

KBUT’s Lost & Found Featured on Denver 9 News "Storytellers"

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