Officials have confirmed a small wildfire burning in the West Elk Wilderness, 12 miles west of Gunnison. 

This comes as multiple large fires rage across the State.

Gov. Polis issued a statewide campfire ban on Monday. 

Colorado voters will decide whether to lower

A vast majority of Americans do not believe that reopening schools during the pandemic is safe, but some states are more open to the idea.

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Posted every weekday by noon

The KBUT Newscast is a two-to-four minute daily roundup of what’s happening here in the Gunnison Valley and around Colorado. How do you hear it?

On the radio: Weekdays at noon along with national headlines from NPR. Also at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. following All Things Considered.

On the web: Go to for all things Community Radio in the Gunnison Valley. Look for the audio player near the top of the page. You can now also get the local newscast by streaming at Just be sure to sign in here to make KBUT show up as your local station.

On NPR One: Set KBUT as your home station to have the newscast delivered to your mobile device every weekday. Learn more about NPR One and Download the app for all platforms.

On your smart speaker: Set KBUT as your home station and then say “Play the news from NPR” to hear national headlines followed by the local newscast.

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