Residents of Crested Butte, Colorado, want their local government to be a leader in climate change resilience. But some locals were not happy with the purchase of a new Tesla for the town police.
Christopher Biddle is News Director for KBUT in Crested Butte, Colorado. He grew up on a sheep farm in Vermont, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College in 2011 before moved to Crested Butte that winter. Chris started volunteering as a DJ in 2013 and was inspired to pursue a career in radio. His audio stories have appeared on Vermont Public Radio and on stations in the Rocky Mountain Community Radio network in Colorado.
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