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    Paid to Create Season 2, Episode 3: Emily Rothman

    M'lissa sits down with CBCD Commissioner and Events, Education, and Programs Subcommittee Chair Emily Rothman for an in-depth discussion of the mission and operations of CBCD's Public Arts Grant Program.

    Public Comment on Eleven's Helipad Proposal in Irwin

    The Gunnison County Planning Commission took public input in Crested Butte earlier this month on a proposal by luxury travel company Eleven to have a helicopter landing pad in Irwin.

    Eleven says the pad will be used to fly in clients while bypassing the airport and ground transportation. They say the pad is not for heli-ski operations.

    Listen to the story by clicking play below, and hear the public chime in with response from Eleven's Jake Jones and attorney David Leinsdorf.


    Changes to Brush Creek Proposal to be Presented Friday

    Gatesco has changed the proposal for the Corner at Brush Creek, and the new proposal includes lower numbers of bedrooms, people, buildings, and overall square footage along with more parking.

    The Gunnison County Planning Commission will hold a work session and public hearing this Friday at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte to discuss the changes and take input from the public. Listen to this story to learn about how you can be involved and what those changes are.

    Public comment will be taken at Mountaineer Square from 10:30 AM - 7 PM Friday, February 16th.  Comments can also be sent to BrushCreek@GunnisonCounty.org.  


    Sports Barrel 2/14/18

    .Titans Hoops had mixed results in Custer County. Ties abound in Wolverines and Titans hockey. Kochevars edges out HCCM in Town League hockey, and CB represents at Nordic Junior National Qualifiers in Mintern. Also, a new holiday that Rick's not into.


    County, RTA Recognized for Alternative Fuel Efforts

    Efforts by Gunnison County Officials and the Gunnsion Valley Rural Transit Authority to implement the use of compressed natural gas have not been easy; but as KBUT’s Christopher Biddle reports, proponents now have good reason to feel encouraged about their work.
    A new study shows major green-house gas reductions for Gunnison County and RTA vehicles. 
    Photo: Courtesy of Gunnison of County


    Sports Barrel 2/7/18

    Wolverine and Titan hockey were undefeated over the weekend. The Brick beats the Talk in a Town League barn burner. Titans basketball visited Cotopaxi and Sanford with mixed results, and are already looking ahead to Custer County on Friday night.

    Permits to be Required for Conundrum Hot Springs Campsites

    Campers and overnight users at Conundrum Hot Springs will be required to carry permits in order to stay between Silver Dollar Lake and Triangle Pass. Day users may still access the hot springs without a permit.

    Hikers who plan to camp starting on the Crested Butte side must have their permits printed and on them, or they'll need to keep hiking beyond the permit-only zone.  (Photo: USFS)


    Western to Host Girls And Women In Sports Day Feb. 11

    The goal of the event is to get more girls and women involved in sports. At the event, the Western State Mountain Sports program will demonstrate and run skills clinics in mountain biking and downhill skiing, while traditional sports like volleyball and basketball will also be highlighted by collegiate athletes.

    Registration is at the Western State Fieldhouse starting at 9:15 AM on Sunday, February 11th.


    Senate Leader Won't Vow to Make Harassment Claims Punishment Public

    Leaders in the Colorado Senate are in a position to decide whether to impose some form of punishment against Republican Senator Randy Baumgardner. A formal sexual harassment complaint filed against him – has been validated by an outside group investigating the matter, according to the accuser. But as Bente Birkeland reports, the public may never know what consequences he faces.


    High Country News to Open Satellite Office at Western State

    KBUT's Chad Reich spoke with High Country News Editor-In-Chief Brian Calvert about the print and online periodical's plans to open a satellite office at Western State.

    The idea is for both the digital aspect of the periodical to work with the School of Environment and Sustainability at the college on issues important to The West.

    (Photo - HCN.org)


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KBUT Updates

Board of Directors Update

KBUT's annual membership meeting was on Saturday January 13th. Kirsten Atkins was re-elected and Johnna Bernholtz and Kyle Ryan were elected to KBUT's Board of Directors. Carlos Velado was appointed  President and Kirsten Atkins was appointed Vice-President.The annual meeting was followed by a regular Board meeting. For more information  contact Toni Todd at 970-349-5225. 

KBUT’s Top 5 New Albums

1. Tune-Yards - I can feel you creep into my private life
2. The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes
3. Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue - Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue
4. Spice Boys - Glade
5. Caroline Rose - Loner

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