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    Snow Removal and Slick Roads

    After a century storm that dropped 100" in the Crested Butte area, crews continue to widen streets and prepare the town for the next round of powder. They've been working nonstop since around Christmas, and CB Public Works Director Rodney Due is thrilled with the efforts of the crews and the collaborations with Parks & Rec and the Marshals Department.  

    At the same time, Highway 135 has been very icy, and multiple reports of accidents have come in to KBUT this past week, including this story from eyewitness Shannon Mujica.

    (Photo:  KBUT News Director Chad Reich on a 12 foot snowbank)

    Click the play button below to hear the full story.  
     

    Women's March In Crested Butte This Saturday

    The Crested Butte Women's March is meant to stand behind the progress that's been made so far in history, and that women's issues are all human's issues. "We've worked too hard to go back," says organizer Kate Vogel.

    Marchers are asked to meet on Saturday, January 21st at 3 PM at the 4-way stop in Crested Butte.

     

    Baiting Operations For Deer And Elk In Coming Days

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin baiting operations to steer deer and elk away from roadways, where they are finding most of their food this winter.

    This is not a feeding operation to save the animals from starving. That can come with unintended consequences - namely the spread of disease.

    CPW asks that citizens not feed the animals on their own because their digestive systems cannot handle the food and hay, and that is illegal.  (Photo:  Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

     

    Denver Post Writer Misquotes Crested Butte Ski Bum

    Last week, Jason Blevins of the Denver Post wrote an article that indicated a local snow enthusiast wanted it to stop snowing.  It turns out there is much more to the story than what was printed in the Denver Post last week, as local ski enthusiast Scott Gates (aka "Scooter") does not want it to stop snowing.

    The author of the article has known Scooter for 25 years, was taught to ski powder by him, and is attempting to clear both his and Scooter's name in this fiasco.

    (Photo: Scooter and Jason Blevins)

     

    WSCU Envionment Panel Discussion Wednesday, January 18th

    A new administration in Washington, D.C., will likely usher in changes in environmental policy.

    This Gunnison Valley-based discussion is designed to review what the past 8 years have brought to the environmental world and what may be in store in the next 4 years.

    The community is invited to join in a panel discussion on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 PM at the University Center Ballroom.

     

    Gold King Plant To Stay In Operation

    The Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that it will continue to operate the plant that treats contaminated water from the Gold King Mine, which spilled in August of 2015.

    Click the play button below to hear the story. 

    KBUT local news also follows regional happenings of interest to the Gunnison Valley audience.

     

    Sports Barrel 1.11.17

    High school hockey, hoops, and town league hockey highlight this hot edition of the hellatiously hilarious Sports Barrel - only here on KBUT.

    Click the play button below to hear the weekly report.

    The Sports Barrel airs live on Wednesdays at 2:00 and 8:30 PM. 


     

    Severe Weather Strikes and Shuts Down Schools, Ski Area, More

    The Pow Cam overfloweth!

    The tremendous amount of new snow is causing havoc for public transportation, schools were closed, Western State cancels classes for Tuesday, CBMR shut down around 2 PM, arts and kid's programming is cancelled, and there is an avalanche warning in effect in the backcountry. This is nuts.

    Click play below to hear the story.



     

    Discussing The Future Of The Vinotok Bonfire

    The Vinotok bonfire was the topic of a work session before Tuesday night's Crested Butte Town Council meeting. Police addressed neighborhood concerns and voiced their concerns about the fire.  The Town Council made it clear they were in no way in favor of cancelling the event.  

    Vinotok organizers apologized for miscommunications and vowed to work towards a solution to neighborhood and police concerns.

    Another work session about the bonfire will need to be held at a later date.


     

    Council Discusses Caps, Zoning For Short-Term Rentals

    At Monday night's Crested Butte Town Council meeting, caps on nights a property can be short-term rented were discussed as was whether or not to allow short-term rentals in M and T zones in the town.

    No formal action was taken, and there will be public comment taken at the January 17th Town Council meeting.

     


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KBUT Updates


 

Top Five New Albums Of The Week


1. The Infamous Stringdusters - Laws of Gravity
2. The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
3. Tycho - Epoch
4. Lambchop - FLOTUS
5. Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exists

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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