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    Sports Barrel 1.11.17

    High school hockey, hoops, and town league hockey highlight this hot edition of the hellatiously hilarious Sports Barrel - only here on KBUT.

    Click the play button below to hear the weekly report.

    The Sports Barrel airs live on Wednesdays at 2:00 and 8:30 PM. 


     

    Severe Weather Strikes and Shuts Down Schools, Ski Area, More

    The Pow Cam overfloweth!

    The tremendous amount of new snow is causing havoc for public transportation, schools were closed, Western State cancels classes for Tuesday, CBMR shut down around 2 PM, arts and kid's programming is cancelled, and there is an avalanche warning in effect in the backcountry. This is nuts.

    Click play below to hear the story.



     

    Discussing The Future Of The Vinotok Bonfire

    The Vinotok bonfire was the topic of a work session before Tuesday night's Crested Butte Town Council meeting. Police addressed neighborhood concerns and voiced their concerns about the fire.  The Town Council made it clear they were in no way in favor of cancelling the event.  

    Vinotok organizers apologized for miscommunications and vowed to work towards a solution to neighborhood and police concerns.

    Another work session about the bonfire will need to be held at a later date.


     

    Council Discusses Caps, Zoning For Short-Term Rentals

    At Monday night's Crested Butte Town Council meeting, caps on nights a property can be short-term rented were discussed as was whether or not to allow short-term rentals in M and T zones in the town.

    No formal action was taken, and there will be public comment taken at the January 17th Town Council meeting.

     

    West Elk Word: Journalists Will Shoemaker & Chris Dickey

    Chris Dickey and Will Shoemaker from the Gunnison Country Times discuss the challenges and rewards of local reporting. We also discuss the state of journalism today, it's importance in a free society, fake news, the unique character of local reporting, and more. 

    Check out this two-part conversation between KBUT's Toni Todd and Chris and Will from the Gunnison Country Times.



     

    Backcountry Avalanche Danger On The Rise

    If forecasted winds and snowfall come true, the avalanche danger in the Crested Butte backcountry could raise from "considerable" to "high" by tomorrow. An avalanche watch is currently in effect.

    Daily avalanche reports can be heard on KBUT at 8:00 AM on weekdays and at 10:00 AM on weekends.

    Photo:  CBAvalancheCenter.org

     

    Gov. Hickenlooper Talks Priorities

    Governor John Hickenlooper is entering his second to last legislative session as governor. He said he’s very aware of his time in office being limited, and that colored his discussion on his goals for the upcoming legislative session.

    Capitol Coverage reports are made possible through a collaboration of community radio stations in Colorado known as Rocky Mountain Community Radio.  KBUT is a member station, and we supply regular reports from Denver and around the state as part of the collaboration.  

     

    Gunnison County Residents Living In Poverty Not Using Food Stamps

    About 1/4 of those living in poverty in Gunnison County - and eligible for food stamps - actually receive them.

    Joel McClurg with Hunger Free Colorado says there is often a stigma applied to food stamps in communities with great income and wealth disparities.

    Click PLAY to hear the full story.  

     

    Bears Ears Declared National Monument

    President Obama declared the 1.35 million acre swath of land in Southeast Utah to be a National Monument on Wednesday.  

    Native groups and environmentalists were overjoyed, while state lawmakers were very upset.

    Click the play button to hear the full story.

    (Photo:  Tom Peterson / Lighthawk)

     

    "Trump This Monument" - Bears Ears Protest In Monticello, Utah

    Around 300 people gathered outside of the San Juan County Courthouse in Monticello, Utah, to protest the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Southeast Utah.

    Bears Ears was declared a national monument earlier this week. 

    This story is shared by KSJD (Cortez, Colorado) as part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio's commitment to sharing news across the state.  KBUT stories are often heard on other stations, and we're proud to share the hard work from other stations as well.



     


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KBUT Updates


 

Top 10 Albums of 2016

Here are the top ten new albums played on KBUT in 2016, according to DJ playlist reporting.


1. RJD2 - Dame Fortune
2. Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger
3. Bonnie Raitt - Dig In Deep
4. The David Grisman Sextet - David Grisman Sextet
5. Santigold - 99 Cents
6. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By
7. Autolux - Pussy's Dead
8. Jeff Beck - Loud Hailer
9. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
10. DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall

- List compiled by KBUT Music Director Bonnie Gollhofer

KBUT’s Lost & Found Featured on Denver 9 News "Storytellers"

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