Your KBUT Newscast for Wednesday, January 16

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis teased some ambitious goals in his State of the State address last week. Now he’s outlining how he plans to pay for some of them. Scott Franz has the story.

    Rep. Barbara McLachlan who chairs the Education Committee told KBUT she is “laser-focused on giving communities, teachers, students and schools the tools they need to get ahead.”

    The Crested Butte Avalanche Center says that danger is high. (Photo: Mark Robbins)

    Catherine Welch reports that even though destruction caused by spruce beetles has been in decline, they still ravaged 178 thousand acres of high elevation Englemann spruce trees in 2018. 

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    Sports Barrel - 1/16/19

    Titans girls' and boys' basketball had a rough weekend, and hockey went as well. Town League hockey heated up with Ska Brewing vs. Altitude Painting, and Hank Hill wants more.

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Tuesday, January 15

    Capitol Coverage Report Scott Franz went to Denver International Airport where TSA employees are working without pay due to the partial government shutdown.

    Christopher Biddle rounds up a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that many say is a huge win for the oil and gas industry, and how some state leaders are reacting. 

    Ahead of the Martin Luther King junior holiday, the Crested Butte Avalanche Center says two storms headed our way could lead to high danger in the backcountry.

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    Your KBUT Newscast for Monday, January 14

    In his first State of the State address last week Governor Jared Polis focused on the need to make healthcare more accessible to Coloradans. He also tackled climate change in his speech. 

    Some Americans appear to be heeding President Trump’s request to call their members of congress about the partial government shutdown over border funding. Scott Franz reports. 

    The North Face Lift is spinning at Crested Butte Mountain Resort giving the resort a full roster of lifts for the season. Christopher Biddle reports. 

    Photo: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis leaves the podium after delivering his first State of the State address to lawmakers last week. Credit: Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage.

    Your KBUT Newscast for Friday, January 11

    Colorado Governor Jared Polis laid out an ambitious agenda during his State of the State Address on Thursday. Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz has the story.
    Just hours after being sworn into office on Tuesday, Gunnison County Sheriff John Gallowich officially rescinded former Sherff Rick Besecker’s directive that would have ended a decades-old partnership with the Mt. Crested Butte Police Department to patrol unincorporated portions of the North Gunnison Valley. Christopher Biddle reports.

    A Colorado Springs man has been living at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church for the past week to avoid deportation back to his home country of El Salvador. As 91.5 KRCC’s Jake Brownell reports, the man's lawyer says the ongoing government shutdown has stymied efforts to fight deportation.

    Photo: John Gallowich held a meet and greet event at the Sheriff's Office Tuesday. Photo: Christopher Biddle


    Election Winners Sworn In

    On Tuesday, newly-elected state and local officials were sworn in to their new offices. Among them, Jared Polis became Colorado’s 43rd Governor. Roland Mason became the new District 3 Commissioner for Gunnison County, filling a seat left open by the term-limited Phil Chamberland, who’s served as Commissioner for the past 8 years.

    Photo: Outgoing County Commissioner Phil Chamberland (third from left) was honored with a proclamation by the Board of County Commissioners, including newly sworn-in Roland Mason (far left). Photo: Christopher Biddle

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    Sports Barrel - 1/9/19

    Titans hockey and hoops celebrate wins last week, and Town League Hockey kicks off with a bang.

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