KBUT’s Community Matters airs live every other Monday. The show is hosted by KBUT News Director Christopher Biddle, and veteran Gunnison County journalist Chris Rourke. 

 

Our guests for Monday, Jan. 11 Pt. 1 were Ian Havlick and Zach Guy of the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

 

For Pt. 2 we spoke with Will Shoemaker and Andrea Schumacher of the Crested Butte Black Lives Matter Committee. They head the Outdoor Recreation and Business sub-committees respectively. 

 

Listen to the full episode here.

Pt. 1: An update from the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

We’re joined by Zach Guy and Ian Havlick of the Crested Butte Avalanche Center for our regular Backcountry Update. They’ll talk about the ongoing dangerous conditions in the Crested butte and Gunnison Mountains. They’ll also talk about user traffic and some of their education opportunities in the coming weeks.

Pt. 2a: Crested Butte Black Lives Matter Committee

The Crested Butte Black Lives Matter Committee formed shortly after protests that swept the nation and the world last summer, in the wake of countless high profile deaths of people of color at the hands of white police. Now, as the nation again confronts elements of white supremacy in more dramatic and concerning ways, they say their work is more important than ever.

We asked these guests to come on to the show before the events of January 6th, but we thought that it was appropriate, given the work they do, to begin our conversation by giving an opportunity to share their thoughts.

Pt. 2b: Crested Butte Black Lives Matter Committee

Uncomfortable Conversations,” an event series that shares the experience of people of color living in the Gunnison Valley. 

Pt. 2c: Crested Butte Black Lives Matter Committee

Andrea Schumacher leads the Business Sub-committee. She works with businesses interested in inclusivity and recruiting people of color.

Pt. 2d: Crested Butte Black Lives Matter Committee

Will Shoemaker leads the BLM sub-committee on Outdoor Recreation. What are the obstacles he faces in diversifying a predominately white sub-culture?

Pt. 2e: Crested Butte Black Lives Matter Committee

How do you get involved? What comes next? What about other local governments?

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