Mountaineer Minute 10 - 16 - 17

    Recapping October 13th and 14th in Western State Colorado University athletics. Covers volleyball, soccer, football, and swimming and diving.


    Gunnison City Council Pledges 60 New Units, Explores Possible Avenues

    Gunnison City Council last Tuesday approved a 3-5 year strategic plan that includes a pledge for 60 new or refurbished housing units by June, 2018. They've also started exploring possible avenues to make that happen.

    This comes a week after a heated town hall style meeting in the North End of the Valley regarding the proposed Brush Creek Development, where several residents expressed their anxieties over the density of the project.

    The 2016 Housing Needs Assessment conducted by the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority says that the Valley needs 420 new units by 2020 in order to meet housing demands. 


    BLM Approves Bull Mountain Project in North Fork Valley

    Eric Goold of Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KVNF (Paonia) spoke with proponents and opponents about the recent approval of the Bull Mountain oil and gas project in the North Fork Valley.  The project could bring 146 new wells over 20,000 acres to the area. The approval ends 10 years of debate.

    Goold speaks with David Ludlam of the West Slope Oil and Gas Association and Natasha Leger of Citizens for a Healthy Communty in this story.

    KBUT is able to air this story as a part of our membership in Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a coalition of community radio stations that share stories and resources.  We also pool resources to hire Bente Birkelend as our statehouse reporter in Denver.  Bente's stories keep the Gunnison Valley in tune with happenings at the capitol.  


    Sports Barrel 10/11/17

    The CB High School Devo Mountain Bike Team takes the podium in Nathrop (which is hard to find a sound effect for), Titans soccer, cross country, and volleyball had busy weekends, and we keep it under 3 minutes with some Edgar Winter.

    New Wildlife Area Between Montrose & Blue Mesa Res.

    The Cerro Summit Wildlife Area is 15 miles east of Montrose on Highway 50.

    The area is managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife, who was able to secure access by swapping the Chipeta Lake area on the south side of Montrose for use of this area. Chipeta Lake was becoming more of a city park than a wildlife area.

    Hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing are all available at the new wildlife area, which does close from December 1 - March 31.  (Photo: CPW)


    Mountaineer Minute for Monday,October 9th 2017

    A recap of the October 6th- October 8th weekend in Western State Colorado University athletics. Includes women's volleyball, football, and men's and women's cross country.


    Special Session Fails - No Legislation Passed

    Colorado’s first special session in five years ended after two days with no legislation passing. Governor Hickenlooper had called lawmakers back to the state capitol to fix a mistake in an expansive bipartisan bill that left certain special districts and Denver’s RTD without access to tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana.


    CB Declares 2nd Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day

    The Crested Butte Town Council passed a resolution which recognizes the 2nd Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.

    Nationally, the commemoration started as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day and was meant to promote Native culture and commemorate the history of Indigenous People.


    Brush Creek Town Hall Work Session - 10-5-17

    The Town of Crested Butte held a town hall-style work session at the Center for the Arts to discuss the proposed Corner at Brush Creek development at the intersection of Highway 135 and Brush Creek Road.

    Those who spoke were largely opposed to a project citing increased traffic and density, water and wastewater concerns, parking, dogs, the overall size, and the absence of home ownership possibilities as critiques of the proposal.

    This was a busy night in the valley, so if you missed your chance to attend or tune in live, here it is.  Listen at your convenience.  


    Mountaineer Minute 10/6/17

    Listen as KBUT's Ian Johnson gives a preview of the upcoming weekend of Western State Mountaineer sports on KBUT, Community Radio for the Gunnison Valley.

    The Mountaineer Minute weekend preview airs on Fridays at 10 AM and 6:18 PM and the weekend wrap-up airs on Mondays at 10 AM and 6:18 PM.  Tune in!


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