2016 Colorado Ballot Breakdown (Chad Reich and Ellen Harriman)

    KBUT's Chad Reich talks with Gunnison League of Women Voters facilitator Ellen Harriman about the Amendments and Propositions on the ballot this year.

    Click the play button below to hear the whole interview.  

    Huge Salmon Egg Take At Roaring Judy Hatchery

    Salmon numbers may be improving. This year, over 12 million kokanee salmon eggs have been collected at the hatchery. Last year, that number was just over 2 million. This statistic shows the salmon population may be increasing in Blue Mesa Reservoir.

    Click the play button below to hear the full story.  

    Make sure to listen to KBUT's live stream on our new online player.  It's awesome.


    "Ballot Selfie Ban" Law Challenged

    The original law - now referred to as the "ballot selfie ban" - was designed in 1891 to work against voter fraud by making it illegal to sell a vote. The original idea was to ban cameras in voter booths. The eas of information sharing associated with modern technology has created a need to re-think this law, and one senator is challenging it.


    Special Meeting Called To Address Controversial Short-Term Regs

    The meeting will be held on Monday, November 14th at 6 PM. Three items on the short-term rental regulation draft ordinance were controversial and raised the need for deeper discussion. Those items are possible caps on the number of short-term licenses, the transfer-ability of the licenses, and whether or not the units need an identifying plaque on the exterior.

    WSCU's Timberlin Henderson & The Native American Student Council

    KBUT's Chad Reich sits down with Timberlin Henderson of the Native American Student Council at Western State. Listen and learn about Timberlin's journey from the Navajo Reservation in Northeast Arizona to student life at Western. We discuss struggles of reservation life and how Timberlin's ultimate goal is to go back to his home with new skills and work as a chiropractor.  Listen to this conversation taped on Indigenous People's Day live on KBUT.


    Slate River Cleanup Draws 100 Volunteers

    A bunch of garbage, doo doo, and strange finds marked a successful day of cleaning up the Slate River Valley last weekend.

    Sue Navy helped organize the event, and she is still elated by the turnout for last weekend's volunteer workday.  


    Drug Take Back Program This Saturday

    This Saturday, October 22nd, is National Drug Take Back Day, which works to keep prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of the wrong hands and from seeping into the water and soils.


    Gunnison Country Times County Commissioner Forum 10.6.16

    Gunnison County Commissioners took to the debate stage in the 2nd of 3 this past Thursday at Western State. Incumbent Democrat Jonathan Houck is being challenged by Independent Paul Wayne Foreman in District 2, and Republican Brad Tutor is challenging Democrat John Messner in District 1.


    West Elk Word: Crested Butte Adaptive Sports

    Chris Hensley and Chris Read share the many ways in which Crested Butte's Adaptive Sports Center helps people with disabilities experience the mountains, to include both the winter and summer programs. We discuss the history of the program, how it's grown, and some inspiring stories. The CB Adaptive Sports program is also poised to move into a new, bigger facility soon- we'll chat about that too.


    District 1 County Commissioner Debate Recap (Tutor-R, Messner-D)

    County Commissioner hopefuls faced off at Western State on October 6th. Here's a summary of the District 1 race between Democrat John Messner and Republican Brad Tutor. Hear the whole debate at KBUT.org.  (Photo - GunnisonCounty.org)

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KBUT Updates


Did you miss October's
Off-Season BINGO?
Don't worry! It's coming back!

BINGO returns to the
Red Room in Crested Butte,
Friday, November 11.



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

Click here to see the video.  It's awesome!


Top 5 New Albums Played on KBUT

Week of 10/23/16

1. Autolux - Live At Third Man Records
2. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
3. Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia (compilation)
4. Teenage Fanclub - Here
5. Atmosphere - Fishing Blues

- List compiled by KBUT Music Director Bonnie Gollhofer
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