20 years ago

Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999

Smiths are Citizens of the Year.

June and Harry Smith received a standing ovation as they were honored as the 1999 Citizens of the Year by members of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce at the annual membership banquet.

The Smiths are best known for their involvement with hunter safety the past 30 years in Buena Vista. They also have been a part of the Buena Vista Sportsman’s Club since its inception and help set up the Buena Vista Gun Show every February.

40 years ago

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1979

Letter written for Vernon Kirby, then editor of The Chaffee County Times, who invited President and Mrs. Carter to Buena Vista’s Centennial Founder’s Day ball:

136 years ago

Buena Vista Democrat

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1883

November 8, 1883

• The national debt was reduced during October: $10,303,798.

• Baseball proverb – A run in time saves nine.

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