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    Changes To Gunnison National Forest Camping This Summer

    Changes in where and how people can camp are coming to the Gunnison National Forest this summer. The Gothic Corridor will again be closed from June 15 - August 15, and a dispersed camping ban is in currently in place around Tin Cup.

    The Forest Service says the goal is to reduce the human-caused impacts from a growth in dispersed camping so that people can enjoy their forests into the future.
    (Photo:  USFS)
     

    Signal Peak Trail Proposal Draws Multiple Concerns, Viewpoints

    The Bureau of Land Management seeks substantive comments on the proposal to develop 20 miles of non-motorized singletrack trails at the Signal Peak area near the Western State campus.

    Proponents are excited at the thought of new trails and economic benefits that could come along with the development.

    Others take a conservation-based approach to the management of the land here. They say Signal Peak is winter habitat and that adding trails - and people - would put pressure on the animals.

    More info on how to comment can be found by clicking here.

    (Photo: BLM / Dave Kozlowski)

    Aspinall Unit Dams Releasing Peak Flows Into Black Canyon

    The Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal River dams are discharging their highest flows of the year.

    The expected flow is 12,000 cubic feet per second on May 23rd.  

    Large releases in wetter years are an attempt to mimic the natural hydrolograph of the riverway before the dams were built.  It also aids in the recovery of endagnered fish downstream.  

    You can check out the flows at the Blue Mesa or Morrow Point dams this weekend.  Click the play button below to hear the full story.

    (Photo:  Morrow Point Dam - Dept. of Reclamation)

     

    Council Explores How To License Short-Term Rentals in CB

    The Crested Butte Town Council continues to look at short-term rentals.

    They're considering allowing all primary residents to rent for up to 60 days per year. They are also considering capping the number of unlimited short-term rental licenses to 30% of units in neighborhoods that allow for short-term rentals.

     

    Sports Barrel 5.17.17

    The week in sports featuring Titans track heading to state, bike racing, and a lot more. Lots of sound effects this week, lots!

    The Sports Barrel airs Wednesdays at 2:00 and 8:30 PM.

    Tune in, and stay up-to-speed with local sports action!

     

    Marshals Proactive On Drone Issues In CB; No Problems Reported Yet

    Drones are used for recreation and to make a living. But they're also aircraft and are required to be registered and follow rules.

    The Crested Butte Marshals have yet to experience any major problems with drones locally, and they want to stay ahead of safety and privacy issues associated with the aircraft.

    (Photo:  Trevor Bona)

     

    HCCA Opposes Lower Royalties For West Elk Mine

    The West Elk Mine in Gunnison County seeks a reduction in the royalty rate it pays on coal it mines on public lands.

    Local environmental watchdog High Country Conservation Advocates opposes a reduction in their rate and is drumming up public support for its opposition.

    (Photo:  USFS website - North Fork Coal Mining Area in Gunnison County)

     

    Inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day is this Saturday



    Three organizations in the Gunnison Valley will celebrate the inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day by highlighting the connection between public land and agriculture. Reporter Chris Biddle spoke with some of the parties involved. 



    More info on state-wide celebrations can be found at ColoradoPublicLandsDay.Com.



     

    A Friendly Reminder from Your Friends at KBUT

     




    Morning Edition Host Christopher Biddle asked for help reminding listeners to call their mothers today...It didn't go as planned. 






     

    Legislative Session Wrap-Up

    The annual legislative session wrapped up Wednesday night.  

    Click play below to hear the full story from KBUT and Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporter Bente Birkelend, who reports from the Statehouse all year.  

     


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