Crested Butte

Christopher Biddle

  • San Juan Cinema in Montrose considers reopening
  • Aspen activists will attend UN climate change conference in Glasgow
  • Delta County commissioners asked for a zoning change for Hotchkiss project
  • winterizing project in Crested Butte helpful in the housing crisis

Lisa Young / Delta County Independent

  • Number of Coloradans hospitalized with COVID, 705, at highest level since January
  • Marine Rylee McCollum, whose mother lives in Montrose, among 13 service members killed in Kabul
  • SOS Jena Griswold sues to remove Tina Peters from overseeing Mesa County elections
  • Grand Mesa Nordic Council could lose access to permitted ski activities for 5 seasons due to timber sale
  • Lauren Boebert has a primary challenger, Marina Zimmerman
  • New water research lab opening near Crested Butte
  • Working group for planned move of Delta Library discusses issues

Shamsia Hassani

  • CDPHE director estimates 99% of new COVID cases trace to the delta variant
  • Montrose High School hosting COVID vaccination clinic for students & parents, September 1 at 3pm
  • Crested Butte Conservation Corps & Forest Service steward designated campsites to rehab wild areas
  • Two former deputies convicted of manslaughter in Boulder County
  • Secretary of State launches new web domain, ColoradoSOS.gov
  • Kate Redmond interviews Colorado Mesa University student whose family lives in Kabul

Heather Sackett / Aspen Journalism

  • Hotchkiss town meeting featured several domestic abuse survivors led by Nina Barrow
  • North Fork Merchant Herald reports fired Hotchkiss deputy Chad Lloyd says he didn't violate any Town policy or law
  • Crested Butte takes aim at affordable housing
  • City of Montrose and Colorado Yurt Company win Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence
  • Colorado River District shares grim news about the Gunnison River Basin
  • KDNK's Kathleen Shannon reports the White River National Forest is assessing safety on the Lead King Loop near Marble during OHV season

Governor Jared Polis

  • More people caught COVID than received a COVID vaccine in Mesa County last week
  • Ela Family Farms has planted over 1000 'adopted' trees
  • Telluride Town Council purchases vacant lot to build 20-30 affordable housing units
  • Outgoing Western Colorado University president getting extra year of salary, paid vacation
  • Town of Carbondale drops charges against Black resident and KDNK DJ Michael Francisco
  • From KBUT: Gov. Polis answers questions from Christopher Biddle about affordable housing

  

Luna Anna Archey / High Country News

This week on Local Motion, KVNF's Gavin Dahl speaks with two reporters at nonprofit magazine High Country News about their latest stories focused on specific communities in Colorado.

Laura Palmisano

  • Backcountry skier Jeff Schneider died in an avalanche Friday, 2 others died Saturday near Silverton
  • 2 earthquakes near Nucla
  • Delta County Hospital workers getting first local doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Congressman Ken Buck will not seek second term as Colorado GOP chair
  • Air Quality Control Commission reverses decision on coal-fired power plants
  • Economists say state budget outlook is improving
  • Laura Palmisano talks to Hinsdale County Commissioner Kristine Borchers about acquisition of island, peninsula on Lake San Cristobal

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

  • Mesa, Delta, Montrose, San Miguel Counties will begin vaccinating frontline health workers next week
  • Connect for Health Colorado extends insurance sign-up deadline to Friday
  • Audit finds red flags at Colorado State Judiciary Administration
  • KBUT: Avalanche forecasters concerned about stability of this season's snowpack
  • Avalanche education courses see record enrollment numbers
  • Jodi Peterson gets oil & gas industry reaction to new COGCC rules

  

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 16, 2020

Nov 16, 2020
KBUT News

  • Latest effort to recall Governor Polis fails 
  • Tri-State plans to cut 80% of emissions in Colorado by 2030
  • Biden transition team encouraging BLM return to DC
  • Interior Secretary guts Gardner's conservation bill
  • Polis orders hospitals to plan for handling COVID surge
  • USGS releases wildlife migration tool
  • State seeks stories from producers impacted by drought
  • 2000 people in Gunnison, Hinsdale Counties lost communications for 10 hours Thursday

Luke Runyon

  • U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree selected from Ouray Ranger District
  • Norwood Parks & Rec will get CPW trails grant
  • Confirmed COVID case numbers continue to rise
  • KBUT: Crested Butte Town Trustees vote to paint Black Lives Matter on street downtown
  • Luke Runyon: Reservoirs proposed in Northern Colorado spark debate about lack of water

  

  • Petition effort to recall Governor Jared Polis is certified
  • Paonia activist wins decision at state court of appeals
  • Combination of factors has created an epic wildflower season in Crested Butte
  • AARP of Colorado helps effort to bring lower priced Canadian medicines to state

  • Crested Butte will initiate tax on short term rentals starting Jan. 1st
  • Colorado businesses react to Trump's decision to shrink size of monuments
  • Final report of failed lawsuit to name Colorado River a person
  • Supreme Court hears Colorado case about free speech, gay rights

  • Crested Butte plans to tax short term and vacation rentals
  • Preliminary hearing in case of dead girls found in Norwood
  • Cause of death may never be known in Norwood case
  • Colorado River users debate collaboration, conflict with water managers

  • Budget cuts to SNAP benefits will impact Coloradans
  • Crested Butte to honor victims of mine disaster

  • Colorado report card on food stamps
  • Crested Butte digs out from huge snow storm
  • Economists discuss consequences of repealing ACA

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

  • Science program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at thier source 
  • Camping banned this summer in the Gothic Corridor outside of Crested Butte
  • Community college offers flight school
  • Rain barrels give legal approval  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016

  • Update on I­-70 closure through Glenwood Canyon
  • Arrests made in Parachute pot shop robbery
  • Rights transferred for Mt. Emmons Mine in Crested Butte
  • Standoff in Carbondale ends peacefully
  • Cigarettes sales rise in Colorado for first time in a decade
  • Study looks costs of criminalize homelessness in Colorado municipalities  

avalanche
Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Colorado has seen its first avalanche fatality of the season.

Officials say on Thursday afternoon, snowmobilers riding in the Ruby Range west of Crested Butte triggered the avalanche.  

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says one of the riders was 'caught and buried' on a day ranked considerable for danger. 

crested butte, camping
Gloria Dickie / High Country News

Each year, thousands of tourists flock to Crested Butte, a mountain resort town on the Western Slope. This July, saw more people recreating in and around town than ever before. But, Crested Butte is small. So small there aren’t enough houses for the town’s low­-wage workers to rent. And, short-­term vacation rentals are gobbling up whatever housing is available, forcing workers out. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Oct 22, 2015

  •  Manhunt ends for San Miguel County resident who threatened police
  • Tiny beetles causing big problems for Ouray Ice Park
  • Grocery chains in Colorado lobby to sell full-­strength wine and beer
  • Judge rules against Arch Coal's debt swap deal
  • In Crested Butte, a ‘rental crisis’ forces workers into the woods

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

  • Mine spills near Crested Butte
  • Montrose clinic receives $150K grant
  • Water Conservancy District looks to get around TABOR
  • Republican challenger for Sen. Bennett up in the air

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4, 2015

  • Mountain Biker Dies While Competing In Crested Butte Leg of Enduro World Series 
  • After Accident On Popular OHV Road San Miguel Sheriff Calls For Closure To Vehicles
  • Grand Junction Man Arrested In Toddler’s Death
  • Comment Period For Proposed Oil & Gas Project Near Somerset Ends
  • Forest Service Tries To Cope With Beetle Kill, Aspen Decline

Crested Butte, Bud Light
KVNF

Bud Light donated $500,000 to the town of Crested Butte to take it over for an exclusive mega party over the weekend. The town's main street was fenced off and painted blue.

Thousands of people descended upon the mountain community of 1,500 for the Bud Light Whatever USA event.

Area business owners and residents had mixed feelings about the party.

Some were concerned the event would tarnish the town's non-corporate image. 

Downtown Crested Butte
flickr.com/gmeador

Bud Light will be taking over Crested Butte this weekend, but only some people are invited to party.

Gunnison County residents with a valid ID and Bud Light contest winners can enter the party zone that covers three city blocks in downtown Crested Butte. 

Tom Martin with the Crested Butte Marshal’s Office is asking people to visit the town another weekend.  

"Sorry we can’t invite everybody, but it’s just what it is," Martin says. "The venue won’t hold anybody else as far as crowd size."

Martin estimates thousands of people will be there.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, September 1, 2014

Sep 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • Crested Butte is up for whatever
  • St. Mary’s trades up for new helicopter
  • Montrose identifies man shot by police

Crested Butte Up For Whatever

Aug 29, 2014

The town of Crested Butte has been in national headlines this week.  The reason is that Bud Light wanted to take over, more or less, the downtown area and host a party for contest winners and film the whole thing for a commercial.  Thursday night, the town council unanimously approved the event.  

KVNF’s Jake Ryan talks with town council member Rolland Mason and business owner Kay Peterson.  They explain why this was so divisive.