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    NPR Newscaster and Former Wait Wait Co-Host Carl Kasell Dies at Age 84

    We received sad news from NPR today (4/17):

    Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! NPR's news quiz show.

    Kasell died Tuesday (4/17) from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

    Read more about his amazing life here:

    Hear Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Saturdays at 1pm on KBUT.

    Trampe Ranch Protected Forever From Development

    Multiple partners have helped protect the Trampe Ranch from development, and the land is now under a conservation easement. Learn about the project and how it benefits open space efforts as well as sensitive climate research here on KBUT.

    (Photo:  Xavier Fane / Trust for Public Land)


    Elk Mountains Avalanches: Year in Review

    KBUT's Chad Reich spoke with Crested Butte Avalanche Center Director Ben Pritchett about the 2017-2018 winter in avalanche activity in our region.


    Storage Units in High Demand, More Options Coming to Gunnison County

    Two projects to expand the amount of storage units are coming to the area, and will be developed just north of Gunnison. Owners of storage units mostly say the demand is high for personal and business storage. Units are now being used for commercial purposes, such as storage for retail stock or for the growing number of contractors and subcontractors in the area, as well as personal storage.


    Marijuana Amnesty Box Use Update

    More people are using the amnesty box to dispose of their unused marijuana in the Crested Butte Marshals Office. An officer with the Gunnison Police Department says the box in the airport is being used. People we spoke with at Mt. Crested Butte Town Hall, where there is also an amnesty box, said they aren't sure if anyone has actually used it.


    Community Health Leaders Explore 'Zero Suicide'

    Public health systems across the country and the world are adopting a policy called "Zero Suicide," after it showed an 80 percent reduction in sucides in its first case study. 

    The Center for Mental was last year awarded a grant to implement the method. KBUT's Christopher Biddle attended a meeting with public health leaders in the Gunnison Valley to find out more. 


    Flood Gate Operators LIVE on KBUT's "Orange Blossom Special"

    The local 4-piece bluegrass outfit stopped by to chat with Trish "The Dish" about the band, their plans, and of course, about BLUEGRASS!

    Band members from left-to-right are Zach Vaughter, Scott Stewart, Brian Liebermann, and Ryan Maddux.  

    Take a listen to the interview and in-studio performance by clicking the play button or the link below.


    Forest Plan Revision Comment Period Underway

    The forest plan for the Grand Mesa, Uncompaghre, and Gunnison National Forest (GMUG) is a document that guides what happens - and where - in a national forest. Items of consideration include recreation, management for clean water supplies, ranching operations, energy development, mining, wildlife management, and the preservation of backcountry or wilderness experiences.

    Comments can be made by following this link to the GMUG website, where webinars and videos are available as a guide to help you comment on your forest plan.  


    Bus Riders Skipped, RTA Considering More Service

    The valley's transit service has been full on several occasions this past winter, leaving some riders to wait for the next bus, or search for alternate transportation.

    According to the Rural Transportation Authority, the bus transported 175,000 riders last year and left about 400 people at the stop, about .05% of total riders.


    Eleven Experience Withdraws Their Application for a Helipad in Irwin

    The area around Irwin will remain free of chartered or private helicopter flights, at least for now. The Eleven Experience, owners and operators of the Scarp Ridge Lodge, and Irwin Guides, have withdrawn their application to the County Planning Commission to install a helipad at their Irwin location.

    KBUT’s Christopher Biddle reports.

    Photo by Channing Boucher


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KBUT Updates

KBUT is Hiring a News Director

Candidates for the position should have journalism experience, the ability to write for radio and the web, experience with audio editing, and an appreciation for the mission and values of community radio.

Visit our Jobs Page to learn more about the position and apply. Application deadline is May 11. KBUT is an equal opportunity employer.


KBUT’s Top 5 New Albums

1. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Tearing At The Seams
2. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
3. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
4. Dr. Octagon - Moosebumps
5. Durand Jones & The Indications - Durand Jones & The Indications

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