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    Colorado Newspaper Fights Back on Fake News

    The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel is accusing Republican State Senator Ray Scott of defamation, and is threatening to sue him for a tweet he sent calling his hometown newspaper ‘fake news’. If filed, legal experts say it would be the first lawsuit of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.


    Oil & Gas Tampering Bill Going Through CO State Legislature

    A measure that would increase the penalty for tampering with oil and equipment is making its way through the Republican-controlled state senate.  The bill is generating passionate debate.

    Capitol Coverage reports come to KBUT listeners through the station's membership in Rocky Mountain Community Radio.  Together, multiple small stations like KBUT share resources and air reports from the legislative session.


    CB Town Council Updated On Affordable Housing

    At Tuesday night's Crested Butte Town Council meeting, Town Planner Michael Yerman updated the council on what's happening in the world of affordable housing and about challenges in affordable housing in the town.

    From student-designed projects, to essential service provider rental projects, Space-To-Create, the lack of a countywide housing director, goals of the program, and plans for a 17-acre parcel of land just south of town, there is no shortage of activity in the world of affordable housing in the north end of the Gunnison Valley.


    "Know Your Rights" Forum Explains Rights To Immigrants

    A forum was held to explain rights to immigrants in the event of an encounter with a police or immigration officer and to help immigrants plan in case of deportation or detention.

    KBUT's Toni Todd was at the event and spoke with attendees and the presenting attorney.

    Click "Play" below to hear the full story.  Local news airs at 7:59 AM, 12:06 & 6:30 PM on KBUT, Community Radio for the Gunnison Valley.  


    West Elk Word: Gunnison Arts Center

    Carlie Kenton and Kim Eastman share the history and evolution of this vibrant community arts center - the cool building, and the variety of programs, theater productions, and shows that keep this little community arts center hoppin'.

    KBUT's public affairs program The West Elk Word airs Saturdays at noon.  


    Suicide Prevention Training This Wednesday In Gunnison

    Gunnison County has seen 20 people die from suicide since 2014. A prevention training course will be held this coming Wednesday, February 22nd at the Colorado Workforce Center.

    "QPF: question, persuade, refer" is the theme of the training, and organizers say the training will help attendees recognize the signs of someone who may need help.

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    GJ Sentinel Plans To Sue Over Fake News Accusations

    Senator Ray Scott accused the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel newspaper of peddling fake news.

    Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton says he plans to sue Senator Scott over the accusations.

    KVNF's Eric Goold covers this story for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, of which KBUT is a member. Small stations combine resources to provide regional coverage of interest to listeners across the state.


    Council Heading Towards Policy On Short-Term Rentals

    It's been a long discussion for the council and the town in general. The community appears split over the issue.

    The council says this is one of the most difficult issues it has ever faced.

    The council will continue to talk about STR's in March.


    Teens On Stage "None Go There" Preview

    KBUT's Christoper Biddle talks with Kristen Joyce, director of this year's Teens On Stage production of "None Go There" and with the play's author Jordan Rieff. They discuss the play and what it's like to explore dark material with such a young cast.

    The play runs Wednesday, February 13th through Friday the 15th.  

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    Mardi Gras Parade Saved

    The CB / Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce has stepped up to sponsor this year's event, which will be held on February 28th.

    Listen to KBUT for information on how to registger a float.

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KBUT’s Top 5 New Albums

1. Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - Christ Thile & Brad Mehldau
2. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service
3. Tycho - Epoch
4. Cherry Glazerr - Apocalipstick
5. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War


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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