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In the last couple of editions of The Chaffee County Times, there have been references to Grace Church in Buena Vista; once in the Oct. 31 Faith Page column written by the Rev. Rebecca Kemper Poos, and again in a letter to the editor by Tim Burt published on Nov. 7. These references arose fr…

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On Oct. 8, elevateHER was awarded funding from Chaffee County Women Who Care for elevateHER’s piloted expansions in 2020. elevateHER will significantly expand its programming in the upcoming year and has three unique pilot programs planned.

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This month, sites in the Buena Vista area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

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The Arkansas Valley Christian Mission will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Market Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market will provide everything needed for a holiday feast for over 100 families.

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The season of giving has returned, and with it the charitable program of gathering, preparing and distributing gifts for children by the Buena Vista High School student council.

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Lake County School District will build a new elementary school, thanks to the 1,240 Lake County residents who voted yes on Lake County ballot issue 4A.

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Ohio bluesman Patrick Sweany will bring his old-school sound to The Lariat Thursday, bringing up-and-coming Colorado bluesman AJ Fullerton with him.

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Audiences visiting The Loft Orpheum Theater Nov. 7-9 were greeted by personable actors offering snacks for the show, creating mis-named tags for guests and ushering visitors to their seats amidst colorful lights and lively music as the Buena Vista High School Trident Theatre Company presented “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Neo-Futurist Plays in 60 Minutes.”

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Abe Hachmann gave a report on his consulting work regarding the future needs of the district’s facilities at the Nov. 11 meeting of the Buena Vista school board.

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The Lady Demons volleyball team end their season when they dropped both matches in regional play at Cedaredge Nov. 9.

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The Browns Canyon National Monument public open house event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Golden has been rescheduled for Nov. 20 due to inclement weather. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Denver West at 1717 Denver West Boulevard (same location) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (sa…

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The photo in The Chaffee County Times Oct. 24 is of the Hayden Ranch, located north of Buena Vista about 20 miles. It was composed of over 3,000 acres at its peak.

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The Decker Fire blew up on the night of Oct. 2 as high winds kicked up, sending flames across the face of Methodist Mountain seen from Salida.

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The progression of the response to wildland fires and mitigation over more than 120 years is shown in a timeline taken from “Wildfire Management in the U.S. Forest Service: A Brief History” by Geoffrey H. Donovan and Thomas C. Brown of the U.S. Forest Service in the July 2005 Natural Hazards Observer, from the University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange offers the November WE Write session, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon in Buena Vista at the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s community room.

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Congregational United Church of Christ thanks everyone for attending their bazaar. The weather was friendly. The shoppers were steady and generous.

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Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy rejected a plea of guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony Oct. 22, which Trevor Martineau made Aug. 21 in a plea agreement.

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Chaffee Arts is happy to announce two upcoming events where local artists will display their works for holiday purchasing.   

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Jim Aragon, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, will receive the 2019 Central Colorado Conservationist of the Year award from the Central Colorado Conservancy at its 10th annual event from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Chaffee County Fairgrounds.

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“Our music is instrumental, so it can mean anything. This time around we wanted to give it some sort of shape, some sort of concept,” TAUK guitarist Matt Jalbert said of the foursome’s latest record, “Shapeshifter II: Outbreak.”

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Chaffee County voters elected three new members to the Buena Vista School Board, Jessica Crites, Stacey Moss and Brett Mitchell, according to unofficial results of the state’s Nov. 5 election.

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District superintendent Lisa Yates followed up last meeting’s report on school testing with the district’s results in S-CAP surveys on student, parent and staff attitudes toward school at the Nov. 4 meeting of the Buena Vista school board.

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Thank you to all the businesses who participated in the annual fall display contest. Town is all spruced up for autumn! We hope you’ll take the opportunity to visit all of these displays.

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The Lady Demons went 4-1 during the past week with a win at Gunnison and then swept their pool of four at the Buena Vista Tournament Saturday.

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The Buena Vista Demons finished their regular season play with a solid road win at Monte Vista Nov. 1. In a back-and-forth game, the Demons took control in the fourth quarter to win 27-15.

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I love the BV Strong Community Dinner! Once again, we gathered around countless (ever-growing) tables – numerous smiling faces of all ages, and shared a meal together on a beautiful fall night. The mountains, river, creeks, clouds and sun rays circled around and embraced our rows of tables, …

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CAÑON CITY - The Bureau of Land Management is preparing to conduct pile burns north of Buena Vista, near Mt. Harvard Estates this fall and winter. The burns will be located 5.5 miles north of Buena Vista, Colo., ½ mile east of U.S. Highway 24, and immediately northeast of the Mt. Harvard Est…

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The missions, which task users with accomplishing educational and fun outdoor activities at state parks, can be accessed by smartphone users by downloading the Agents of Discovery app from the App and Play stores. Missions are free to play and, once downloaded, do not require Wi-Fi or a data connection.  

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation is announcing the opening of the application process for organizations interested in applying to the town of Buena Vista’s Community Grants program.

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Ark-Valley Humane Society will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new addition at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 13. Open House for the public will be between 1 and 5 p.m. the same day and we invite everyone to come out and tour the new addition. Snacks and sodas will b…

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