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    Gunnison River Festival Pulls Raft / Kayak Race, Parade, Hooligan Race

    High water makes navigating a few of the features dangerous, and with strainers in the river, the Gunnison River Festival had cancel a few events for participants' safety.  Listen to this chat with Joellen Fonken here on KBUT.  

     

    Unit 54 Big Game Management Scoping Meeting This Coming Tuesday

    At the meeting, wildlife managers will learn what the public wants to see in terms of elk population, and they will combine public perception with responsible elk herd management to create population objectives.

    Anyone with an interest in wildlife management - sportspeople, ranchers, recreationists, and wildlife watchers - are invited to attend the. It will be held Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 PM at the Gunnison Fairgrounds.

     

    Resource Protection Through Camping Closure, Citizen Action, Bus

    Several attempts are being made to protect the Upper East River Valley - such as citizen-created programs that have volunteers in the woods, to a bus, to a camping closure around the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.

    The goal of the camping closure is to protect natural resources and sensitive research sites around Gothic during the busiest months (June 15 - August 15), while other initiatives are aimed at curbing harmful behavior in the backcountry.  

     

    Mt. CB Performing Arts Center Pull The Plug On Project

    The organization has decided to stop pursuing the project due to financial constraints caused by changes to an anticipated loan.

    The organization appreciates the support they received.

     

    Old City Shop Building to Come Down...But May Rise Again!

    With ties to a crucial part of Gunnison history, not to mention connections with significant historical figures, the Gunnison Gas and Waterworks Building, nicknamed the Old City Shop, has a good case for preservation. Being behind a fence with little value to the public, however, means that it must come down; but that might not be the end of one of the City's oldest structures.

    (Photo Courtesy of the Gunnison Historic Preservation Comission and Duane Vandenbusche: The Gunnison Gas and Waterworks Building (Left) was built during a time of "tremendous growth" in the Gunnison Area.)

    For more photos, including what the building looks like today, follow us Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter

     

    CBMR Skier Days Up 5.6%, Room Nights Up 7.7%

    The resort had a good year businesswise. The resort is thanking the snow gods and recognizing the marketing efforts they've made to skiers on the Front Range.

    January was a huge boost, as skiers flocked to CB's slopes to pillage the 11 feet that fell during the month.

    Who knows what next year will bring!

     

    US Forest Service Explains Coal Mine Expansion Proposal

    The Forest Service seeks comments on a 1700-acre mine expansion over 2 parcels of land at the West Elk Mine near Somerset.

    The proposal will utilize the North Fork Coal Mining Area, which is part of the Sunset Roadless Area.

    Learn about the proposal and how the public can comment on the proposal by listening to the story.

    Comments may be submitted by clicking here.



     

    HCCA Responds to Coal Mine Expansion Proposal

    The Forest Service is seeking public comment regarding a proposal to expand coal mining operations at the West Elk Mine by 1700 acres.

    KBUT spoke with High County Citizen's Alliance Public Lands Director Matt Reed about the proposal and the organization's opposition.

    Click this sentence to comment.  

     

    Arkansauce LIVE at the KBUT Studios 6.14.17

    From Fayetteville, Arkansas, and performing at The Eldo in Crested Butte on June 14th, the band Arkansauce stopped in by "The Orange Blossom Special" to play a handful of tunes and discuss their strategy for the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition.

    Click "Play" below to hear the live in-studio performance.



     

    Coal Rollers May Face Fines Of $100 In Colorado

    "Rolling coal" is when modified diesel engines spew clouds of smoke into the air on demand.

    A new law recognizes that "rolling coal" can obstruct the road and create a safety hazard.

    Coal rollers may be fined up to $100 for each offense as of last week.

     


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