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    Gunnison Cty. Veterans Services Looking To Connect With Younger Vets

    American Legion Post #54 was formed in Gunnison in 1919 and has been active since. Post Commander Ryan Jordi says veterans are there for each other, and that he would like to connect with the area's younger veterans.

    Stephen Otero is the Veteran's Services Officer in Gunnison County.  He says his door is always open, and that the department is there to help veterans utilize the services they deserve.  


    Dr. Vandenbusche Presents on Coal Mining, Jokerville Mine Disaster

    Dr. Duane Vandenbusche spoke to members of the community about the history of coal mining the morning of Friday, May 26th. The Crested Butte Cemetery Committee is working on memorial for victims of the Jokerville Mine Disaster. Learn about what happened at the Jokerville Mine, the Big Mine, and about why our coal was so heavily sought after (and likely would be today as there is still plenty of coal in those hills).

    Listen and learn!  Tune in to KBUT on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 8:30 PM to hear Dr. Vandenbushce on "Tales Of The Gunnison Country."  Find all episodes under the Programs tab at  


    "TrailQuest" To Spread MTB Use, Encourage Return Visits

    The in-app add-on encourages mountain bike riders to explore all 750 miles of Gunnison County singletrack. TrailQuest is part of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association's "CBGTrails" app.

    The idea is to introduce riders to new areas and trails, spread the use away from the few very popular trails, and to encourage return visits by offering prizes at certain milestones.


    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)


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