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.
Gunsight Connector Temporarily Closed For Ranching
The closure will last approximately a month. Stay tuned to KBUT for information on the re-opening.
Sports Barrel - August 10, 2016
Softball regular season wraps up, early softball playoff results, Pinnacle Bike Race Series final champions, and a preview of Crested Butte Olympian Emma Coburn's Rio schedule. At the end, Than turns his attention to his sandwich.
Wave Of Graffiti Vandalism Hits CB
Public and private property has been "tagged" in the past few weeks, and the Crested Butte Marshal's Department says they are over it.