KBUT’s West Elk Word covers current and public affairs throughout the Gunnison Valley.

Learn more about the people, places, music and arts, recreation, mountain culture, and everything else Gunnison Valley.

West Elk Word airs Saturdays at noon. Archived episodes are available below:

West Elk Word, 9/5/20: Dr. John Hausdoerffer

West Elk Word, 9/5/20: Dr. John Hausdoerffer

Dr. John Hausdoerffer shares insights on the value of mountain communities. Learn about the Center for Mountain Transitions, the Mountain Transitions Corp, and the Masters of Environmental Management Program at Western Colorado University.

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West Elk Word, 0/28/19: Dr. Bobby Braun

West Elk Word, 0/28/19: Dr. Bobby Braun

Dr. Bobby Braun directs the Engineering program at CU Boulder. He’s here to explain CU’s new partnership with Western Colorado University, which allows engineering and computer science students to attend Western, yet graduate with a degree from CU.

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West Elk Word, 7/20/19: Author Roger Kahn

West Elk Word, 7/20/19: Author Roger Kahn

Roger Kahn is here to chat about his new book, “How Crested Butte Became a Tourist Town: Drugs, Sex, Sports, Arts, and Social Conflict.” It’s an eye-opening expos√© that tells the story of Crested Butte’s wild past.

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West Elk Word April 27: Historian Dr. Duane Vandenbusche

West Elk Word April 27: Historian Dr. Duane Vandenbusche

Dr. Duane Vandenbusche’s latest book, co-authored with Grant Houston, is a collection of photos from Lake City’s early days as a mining mecca. Dr. Vandenbusche, noted local historian and storyteller, shares colorful tales from that time in his own unique, indominable way.

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