Exporting Products To Grow Local Business

    Exporting generates income by sending products outside of the valley. Learn how to local businesses (Montanya Rum, Jackson's Honest Chips) are exporting, or preparing to export, to grow their sales.


    West Elk Word: Gunnison Chamber Director Eric Freson

    Today's guest is Gunnison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Eric Freson. We discuss both the traditional and re-imagined role of the chamber in the age of Yelp, and the Chamber of Commerce role both as an advocate for business and an integral part of our community.


    Housing Needs Assessment Seeks Mid-Valley Responses

    The Housing Authority seeks more mid-valley region (Almont, Jack's Cabin, CB South) responses to the housing needs assessment. This information will be used to build baseline data in order to plan for future housing needs in Gunnison County.

    The survey can be taken by clicking here.


    WSCU Receives Scholarship Money

    Western State Colorado University, in partnership with local counties and the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, received a check last Friday that will feed into scholarships for students in Gunnison County and neighboring counties.


    West Elk Word: Health & Human Services - Joni Reynolds

    Joni Reynolds, director of Health and Human Services for Gunnison and Hindsdale Counties, joins us for a two-part discussion on poverty in our valley.

    In part one, we explore the struggles many face in a seasonal, transient service economy. Joni shares her background as well, and her delight in reconnecting with the reasons she chose her profession in the first place, now that she's moved to her "heart home."

    In part two of this conversation, we discuss topics including SNAP, immunizations, hard times, mental health, and more.


    No Moratorium On New Short-Term Rentals in CB

    The Crested Butte Town Council did not make a motion, and the ordinance died at Monday night's meeting against the recommendations of town staff.  Click the "play" button below to hear the entire story.


    Vinotok Organizers Hear Positive Feedback

    The Vinotok special events application will go before Town Council at the next meeting in a public hearing where public comment will be taken.


    CB Adopts Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance

    It's town-wide, and businesses have 2 years to phase in the program.  Listen to the whole story by clicking the "play" button below.

    Rain Barrels, Gray Water & Water Conservation

    Rain barrels are now legal in Colorado after several years of debate and opposition from those concerned about possible impacts on downstream water users. Now conservationists are eyeing them and other water capture tools as a way to stretch the state’s overburdened supply.  (Photo: KGNU, Boulder)


    Photographer Interview: Nathan Bilow & Denise Hawk

    Their exhibit "Havana Hoy" opens Wednesday, August 17th, at the Piper Galley in the Center For The Arts in Crested Butte.


KBUT Updates

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

Click here to see the video.  It's awesome!


Top 5 New Albums Played on KBUT

1. Sarah Jarosz  -  Undercurrent
2. Kutiman  -  6am
3. Radiohead  -  A Moon Shaped Pool
4. Paul Simon  -  Stranger To Stranger
5. David Grisman  -  The David Grisman Sextet

- List compiled by KBUT Music Director Bonnie Gollhofer