Tax Collections on Vacation Rentals & STR's Could Begin January 1st

    The council passed the 1st reading of an ordinance to both tax short-term rentals and allocate that money to an affordable housing fund.  The council could lower the 5% tax approved by a ratio of 4-1 by voters on November 7th, but there is no indication they are planning to do so.  The next reading will be held on December 4th, and the ordinance could be passed at that meeting.  Public comment will be taken.  


    West Elk Word: Crested Butte Chief Marshal, Mike Reily

    Chief Marshal Mike Reily shares the busy summer from a law enforcement perspective. He also gives us some safety tips, a little insight into the job and training for police officers, positive reinforcement for kids, and more.

    Listen on Saturdays at noon for the "West Elk Word," or check our website regulary for the latest episodes.  


    "Paranormal Pursuits" - WSCU's Ghost-Hunting Student Group

    Many believe that there are ghosts in the Gunnison Valley.  Now there’s a group researching and documenting the unknown.   

    KBUT’s Ian Johnson reports on Paranormal Pursuits, the new club at Western state Colorado University dedicated to exploring and understanding a whole new world.  


    Parks and Wildlife Encourage Coloradans to Get Outside on Black Friday

     An estimated 164 million Americans say they’ll go shopping over this coming Thanksgiving Weekend. That’s almost 70 percent of the country. At the same time, one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation retailers is leading the charge to encourage Americans to “Opt Outside.” State agencies across the country, including here in Colorado, are hopping on board.

    Now in it’s third year, has REI’s Opt Outside add campaign had any affect on “Black Friday” as we know it? Chris Biddle wanted to find out and filed this report. 

    (Photo courtesey of Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

    Venture Still Live on the Playin' Thru Show

    Venture Still drops by the Playin' Thru Show with live songs, a track off their EP, and conversation with Tyler about "the process", touring, and more. They'll be playing live on Friday night at Timbers in Gunnison, and on Saturday at the Eldo in Crested Butte with MILLK.

    "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers" CBFF Preview

    Crested Butte Film Festival co-director Michael Brody joins us in the KBUT studios to discuss a film featuring one of America's most popular bands, the Avett Brothers.

    Learn about the film and how it is about more than just the music in this interview with KBUT's Chad Reich.

    The Crested Butte Film Festival presents "May It Last:  A Portrait of the Avett Brothers" on Thursday, November 16th at 7 PM at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte.


    Snowbanks to be Removed as Part of CB Snow Plan

    The plan calls for the removal of snowbanks all winter, with the exception of around the Christmas and New Year's holidays and the Alley Loop.

    The town council discussion was one of aesthetics versus safety.


    CB / Mt. CB Chamber Update On Summer Activity

    The Chamber grew events such as the Chainless, Fat Tire 40, and Beer & Chili while seeing 4th of July numbers drop.

    Chamber Director Ashley UpChurch says that the drop in 4th of July attendees was actually preferable to many businessowners and Chamber members, saying that 9000 people (as opposed to 12,000+) is the right number of visitors during Independence Day.

    One surprise?  May was up.    (Photo:  Tom Stillo / CB Chamber)


    Democratic Lawmaker Asked to Resign

    Democratic state representative Steve Lebsock is being pressured to resign and abandon his campaign for Colorado treasurer amid allegations that he harassed, intimidated and or made unwanted sexual advances towards female lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists. The story, which has caused an upheaval at the state Capitol, was uncovered by our statehouse reporter, Bente Birkeland, who has more.
    KBUT recognizes and appreciates Bente's work in breaking this national story on NPR.


    KBUT Election Night Coverage

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