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Early Winter Storm Buries Gunnison County

Sep 9, 2020
City of Gunnison Facebook page

Gunnison County was walloped during an early season snow storm that covered many parts of the state. KBUT's Christopher Biddle has this report.

Mark Robbins

Tourism is one of the strongest economic drivers in the state of Colorado and of many communities on the Western Slope. But the influx of visitors to some areas isn’t always seen as a good thing. For Western Slope Resources Reporting, KBUT's Laura Anderson reports on how one community is taking action.

Christopher Biddle

Water Managers in the Southwest United States are witnessing record levels of reservoir depletion, and Colorado’s Western Slope is feeling the stretch, especially in the agricultural sector. As KBUT’s Christopher Biddle reports, one group thinks others should share the burden.

Wildland Fire Conference Addresses the Human Condition

Oct 24, 2018
Christopher Biddle

 

Wildfire is an increasing problem for Coloradans. They’re bigger than ever before, lasting longer, and affecting more people. That’s prompted some in the field of wildland fire mitigation to shift their focus towards psychology and sociology. KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has the story.

Your News, Your Community was a special live broadcast on Saturday, October 13th, featuring (back row) Will Grandbois of The Sopris Sun, Mark Duggan of KBUT, Caroline Fry of Colorado Common Cause, Paul Larmer of High Country News, Samuel Bernal of Radio La Tricolor, Gavin Dahl of KDNK, and (front row) Raleigh Burleigh of KDNK, John Stroud of The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Amy Hadden Marsh of KDNK, and Niki Turner of The Rio Blanco Herald Times. Thanks to Steve Skinner for sound engineering the live broadcast and taking this picture.

Toxic Algae Blooms in Blue Mesa Reservoir Near Gunnison

Sep 27, 2018
National Park Service

Blue-Green Algae blooms in parts of Blue Mesa Reservoir, 20 miles west of Gunnison, are producing unhealthy levels of cyanotoxins. KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has the story.

Western State Colorado University

Prescribed burns are a useful, albeit risky tool against the increasing danger of wildfires in the Western United States. But in the Country that gave us Smokey Bear, how do you convince the public that more frequent fires are the way to go? One way: data.  KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has the story.

Farmers Measure Carbon for Healthy Soil

May 2, 2018
Wikipedia Commons

 


Farmers across a broad spectrum of the agriculture industry are embracing the ‘healthy soil’ movement. A key component of healthy soil is the amount of carbon it holds. But how can you tell? And how can you find out without disturbing the operations of a working farm or ranch? KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has more.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

 


A popular late winter and springtime activity in Colorado is looking for deer and elk antlers in the woods for personal collection or sale. But Colorado Parks and Wildlife rules have changed this year. They are no longer limited to public lands in the Gunnison Basin and near Eagle; they now cover all public lands west of I-25. KBUT’s Chad Reich spoke with CPW’s Joe Lewandowski about the new rules, which went into effect on Friday.

Colorado State University Rare Plant Guide / Bernadette Kuhn

A researcher at Gunnison's Western State Colorado University was granted $75,000 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to study a rare plant that grows on only 85 acres outside of the town and into Saguache County. KBUT's Chad Reich reports from Hartman Rocks, a recreation area outside of Gunnison, where most of the plant can be found.

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