Every two weeks, we sit down with community leaders, and ask our listeners to send in their questions.

We want you to join the conversation. Email your questions to News@kbut.org.

Community Matters airs every other Monday at 6pm. Archived episodes are below.

Archived Episodes and Excerpts

Community Matters: Monday, Nov. 19

Community Matters: Monday, Nov. 19

This show was originally broadcast live on KBUT, Monday Nov. 19. It was co-hosted by Christopher Biddle and Chris Rourke. The guests were Scott Morrill, Gunnison County Emergency Manager; and Kevin Blecha, a biologist and mountain lion expert with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Updates on COVID19, Possible Changes to Health Orders

Updates on COVID19, Possible Changes to Health Orders

Gunnison County is seeing a resurgence in COVID19 with more than thirty new cases in the month of October. Andrew Sandstrom is a public information officer with the County. He joined us to talk about the current rates of transmission, as well as possible changes to public health orders in the near future. 

Community Matters for Monday, Nov. 2

Community Matters for Monday, Nov. 2

With snow on the ground and more in the forecast, we’re headed into the backcountry for this episode. Our guest is Ian Havlick, a forecaster and outreach coordinator for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center. We also get an update on COVID19 in Gunnison County and talk to County Commissioner Roland Mason about the new winter trailhead at Kebler Pass.

Black Lives Matter on Community Matters

Black Lives Matter on Community Matters

In the wake of protests against racial inequality worldwide, a group of local activists are working with the town of Crested Butte to embrace and support community member’s of color. Ginny Turner and Chloe Bowman are members of the education sub-committee.

Debate Season in the Gunnison Valley

Debate Season in the Gunnison Valley

The local election season kicks into high gear this week as the four candidates for County Commissioner will have three of four debates. KBUT’s Christopher Biddle speaks with Community Matters co-host Chris Rourke for a rundown on debate schedules, candidates, and likely issues.

Coming up on Community Matters

Community Matters for Monday, Nov 2: The Crested Butte Avalanche Center

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Community Matters airs live every other Monday at 6pm.

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