This episode of Community Matters featured interviews with Ian Havlick and Zach Guy of the Crested Butte Avalanche Center, State Representatives Barbara McLachlan and Julie McCuskie, and the organizers behind ‘Move the Butte,” Crested Butte’s annual community dance showcase.

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Part One: Crested Butte Avalanche Center

A long dry spell followed by a decent storm last week has left much of the Crested Butte backcountry with high avalanche danger. Sadly, the danger was confirmed with a death due to a slide just north of the CBAC forecast zone. WE also talk about the warm spell this week and how that might affect conditions.

Two avalanche paths on Red Lady Bowl were observed Monday. Photo Courtesy of the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

Part Two: Colorado State Representatives Barbara McLachlan and Julie McCluskie

There are hundreds of bills in the Colorado General Assembly this session. Our guests, Rep. McLachlan and McCluskie, recently helped to pass two bills in the House aimed at helping rural schools in Colorado. We also talk about the session in general, and touch on a few other bills, including one that would counties to use lodging tax dollars for something other than tourism promotion.

Part Three: Move the Butte

Move the Butte, now in its 13th season, is not your average dance collective. It features a wide range of dance styles, and it tends to attract a lot of people that have never danced on stage before. We discuss its history, its impact, and get a preview of this year’s program from Founders KT Folz and Nicole Blazer, and long-time participant-turned-choreographer Daniella Renge.

Photo courtesy of Crested Butte School of Dance
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