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So many things have been cancelled this year,

So many things that are totally unclear.

Lively June Gover was born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida at 6:02 p.m., July 22.

Tenley Miranda Rauch was born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida at 6:15 a.m., July 14.

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The Buena Vista school district will host a Jump Start to Kindergarten program to help incoming students at The Grove early school who were unable to have orientation due to COVID-19, district superintendent Lisa Yates said in a weekly email to families Monday.

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The Friends of Chaffee County Fire Protection District are hosting a fundraiser to equip the district with a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle that district fire chief Robert Bertram said would allow crews to more easily access fires in some of the difficult terrain of the high country.

Zachary Aaron Lamm, son of Peggy Monter and Dana Lamm, and Alisa Elaine Macnab, daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth Macnab, would like to announce their engagement.

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Tidwell retires this month from the Buena Vista Police Department where he spent the last 24 years as chief.

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Phase B of the building project at Buena Vista Middle and High School – including art classrooms, a new gym, food service room, athletic commons, kitchen servery and the flex commons – will be complete by October, said Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates.

The physical education complex will be ready for students when they return to school at the end of August, Yates said in her weekly letter to district families.

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The first phase of an estimated $10 million rehabilitation of the historic Tabor Opera House in Leadville has just begun. Scaffolding is now up on the most-damaged south and west exterior walls, ready to repair crumbling bricks and leaking windows. This project is the first full rehabilitati…

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The photo in the July 16 paper was identified first by Marjorie Fahrney and by email from J. David Holt. A number of people recognized it.

Due to the uncertainties of covid this year, we have decided to postpone the BVHS all-school reunion (for alumni graduating 1975 and before) until 2021, according to event coordinator Lea Ann Brookens.

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A photo from the Cottonwood Basin Friday, July 17, of two new residents of Chaffee County.

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The Winds and Dixieland Jazz bands unite for the medley finale, “Armed Forces on Parade,” paying tribute to every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and all who serve in them at the BV Rec Thursday concert at McPhelemy Park.

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A photo from the Cottonwood Basin Friday, July 17, of two new residents of Chaffee County.

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The Winds and Dixieland Jazz bands unite for the medley finale, “Armed Forces on Parade,” paying tribute to every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and all who serve in them at the BV Rec Thursday concert at McPhelemy Park.

I am thinking most of us have been encountering all the millers flying about, especially in our homes. Some in the bright open spaces of our homes, but most seem to be hidden. I move an object, straighten a picture on a wall or, of course, any clothing. Every crook and cranny seems to uncove…

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2020 is proving to be a pivotal year. The global pandemic and accompanying economic downturn are forcing us all to reconsider what normal should look like.

With more than 20 million U.S. workers out of a job, and expected waves of the coronavirus causing disruptions through at least the end of the year, COVID-19 is more than a tragedy.

It is an opportunity to shed the old paradigm and work together to build a new one.

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On June 10, veteran Ervin Byler was presented his own Quilt of Valor at Bev’s Stitchery.

Byler joined the Navy in 1958, starting with boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill. before moving on to torpedo school in San Diego, Calif. and then electronics school in Memphis, Tenn. He was rated torpedoman second class and aviation fire control technician second class.

WINFIELD, Kan. – Southwestern College announced Heather Harnish of Buena Vista was named the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 (4.0 equals an A) were eligible for the honor.

WATERVILLE, Maine – Whitney B. White of Buena Vista was recently named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Charles Chupp of Buena Vista earned a place on Furman University’s Dean’s List for the 2019 fall semester. Furman’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

If you can identify this location, call Suzy Kelly, 719-395-2572, or e-mail skellyranch@gmail.com. The first with the correct answer will be recognized in the next column.

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The last photo was identified by a number of people. The famous William Henry Jackson photo of a Midland train in the tunnels of the Midland RR north of Buena Vista, and the Railroad tracks of the Rio Grande was taken in 1889, not 1959, as was misprinted in the paper.

Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 24, for Colorado’s 2021 Most Endangered Places list that will be announced during Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Saving Places® Conference in Denver in February 2021. 

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The family of Michael Logan Werner respectfully thank the community of Buena Vista for your love and support during the loss of our precious boy.

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has received a $199,900 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. The grant has been made possible through DOLA’s Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund.

The grant will be used for equipment at the Custer County Medical Center in Westcliffe, which includes equipment for: Information Systems, Rehab, Cardiology, and Imaging. The grant will enable the purchase of a digital X-ray machine, Echocardiogram Table, Cardiac Stress Test System and Rehabilitation Equipment.

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Effective July 1, Rio Grande County Public Health will no longer provide the Healthy Communities Program for Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and Colorado Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

People are encouraged to book tours at BuenaVistaMuseums.org as only 10 people are allowed at a time. Walk-ins permitted subject to availability and between tours.

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Each year Chaffee County Republican Women award a scholarship to a senior graduate who has been selected from a group of Republican women applicants. It was a particularly difficult decision to choose the winners this year because the six applicants showed themselves to be kind and caring wo…

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This photo was identified first by Linda Swanson, as she grew up across the street from the building which was at 212 N. Colorado Ave.

Tom Crocombe gave me a lot of information about Patton Lumber & Supply Co. He remembered going there with his dad to get supplies.

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The race for the Chaffee County Commissioner representing northern Chaffee County, including Buena Vista, is now a three-way race with Libertarian Bonnie Davis throwing her hat into the ring.

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This photo taken by Joe Holub shows the Maxwell Park School or Mount Princeton School on CR 321. The school is going to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places this year.

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This photo from 1964 is a business which is still around with a different name.  If you can identify this location, call Suzy Kelly, 719-395-2572, or e-mail skellyranch@gmail.com. The first with the correct answer will be recognized in the next column.

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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) is excited to re-open youth programs this summer with 2 weeks of Nature Camp for Buena Vista area youth ages 7-11. (Additional programs in Salida.)

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Ark Valley Equality Network hosted its second annual Pride Awards online Saturday, honoring community members for their contributions and work for the LGBTQ+ community.

Epiphany Anglican Fellowship: 10 a.m. Sundays, 142 Oak St. Fr. Jim Towner, 607-738-4961.