Parks and Wildlife Encourage Coloradans to Get Outside on Black Friday

     An estimated 164 million Americans say they’ll go shopping over this coming Thanksgiving Weekend. That’s almost 70 percent of the country. At the same time, one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation retailers is leading the charge to encourage Americans to “Opt Outside.” State agencies across the country, including here in Colorado, are hopping on board.

    Now in it’s third year, has REI’s Opt Outside add campaign had any affect on “Black Friday” as we know it? Chris Biddle wanted to find out and filed this report. 

    (Photo courtesey of Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

    Venture Still Live on the Playin' Thru Show

    Venture Still drops by the Playin' Thru Show with live songs, a track off their EP, and conversation with Tyler about "the process", touring, and more. They'll be playing live on Friday night at Timbers in Gunnison, and on Saturday at the Eldo in Crested Butte with MILLK.

    "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers" CBFF Preview

    Crested Butte Film Festival co-director Michael Brody joins us in the KBUT studios to discuss a film featuring one of America's most popular bands, the Avett Brothers.

    Learn about the film and how it is about more than just the music in this interview with KBUT's Chad Reich.

    The Crested Butte Film Festival presents "May It Last:  A Portrait of the Avett Brothers" on Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte.


    Snowbanks to be Removed as Part of CB Snow Plan

    The plan calls for the removal of snowbanks all winter, with the exception of around the Christmas and New Year's holidays and the Alley Loop.

    The town council discussion was one of aesthetics versus safety.


    CB / Mt. CB Chamber Update On Summer Activity

    The Chamber grew events such as the Chainless, Fat Tire 40, and Beer & Chili while seeing 4th of July numbers drop.

    Chamber Director Ashley UpChurch says that the drop in 4th of July attendees was actually preferable to many businessowners and Chamber members, saying that 9000 people (as opposed to 12,000+) is the right number of visitors during Independence Day.

    One surprise?  May was up.    (Photo:  Tom Stillo / CB Chamber)


    Democratic Lawmaker Asked to Resign

    Democratic state representative Steve Lebsock is being pressured to resign and abandon his campaign for Colorado treasurer amid allegations that he harassed, intimidated and or made unwanted sexual advances towards female lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists. The story, which has caused an upheaval at the state Capitol, was uncovered by our statehouse reporter, Bente Birkeland, who has more.
    KBUT recognizes and appreciates Bente's work in breaking this national story on NPR.


    KBUT Election Night Coverage

    Gunnison American Legion Post 54 Honors Veterans Sat., Seeks Members

    The American Legion is looking to add members who have served in the military to their local post, which was started in 1919.

    Commander Ryan Jordi says a majority of their membership is from Vietnam-era veterans, and that he would like to see veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq (and all other conflicts) in the local post.


    Peak Productions "Bat Boy: The Musical"

    Peak Productions' performance of "Bat Boy: The Musical" is based on a 1992 Weekly World News headline. KBUT's Ian Johnson sat down with the cast and director for their thoughts on what makes the show special.


    Veterans Services Office Committed to Helping Gunnison County Vets

    Gunnison County has an estimated 800-850 veterans living in the area. To learn more about how veterans in Gunnison County gain access to their benefits or receive other forms of assistance, I spoke with Steve Otero, Veterans Services Officer for the county.

    Veterans Services can be reached at 970-641-7919.  


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