Crested Butte

  • 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  

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

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

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


  • 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.