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 KBUT.org 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 NPR.org. Just be sure to sign in here to make KBUT show up as your local station.
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.
Solar panels degrade over time, but they’re still good for some purposes. Recently, a group of students at Western helped one professor convert discarded solar panels into cell phone chargers. The chargers will go to Ukraine and Poland as part of a relief effort.
This episode of Community Matters featured interviews with Alex Hager, water reporter for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio; Brooke MacMillan, Artistic Director at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, and Megha Nayar, one of the writers selected to participate in the Center’s residency program.
Two recent moves aim to benefit water access for tribal communities in the Colorado River basin.
Summer is right around the corner, and climate experts are starting to get an idea of how much water will be available in the West’s most important river. Experts are looking at high-mountain snow for a sense of drought conditions in the months to come.
State senate debates fentanyl bill
Gunnison police back on duty after fatal shooting
Blue Mesa Reservoir halfway full for spring
Gov. Polis signs bill for universal pre-K
Colorado lawmakers could be first in nation with paid parental leave
Changes to TABOR refunds underway
State to spend $20 million on wildfire prevention this summer. House advances controversial fentanyl bill. Vail airport introduces alternative fuel from beef tallow.
Lawmakers advance plans for free bus rides
Barry Morphew murder trial dismissed
Monte Vista fire burns six structures
Air pollution in the Mountain West
CB Post office looks for new location
Mask mandate lifted on public transit