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BV Drug Store did a fundraiser during the holidays and when people had gifts wrapped, they got to choose a local charity.  Lucas presented Linda Lafford with a check for $150 on Jan. 13.  Thank you to BV Drug Store and the local community for continuing to support Chaffee County Quilts of Valor.

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Treacherous conditions and multi-car crashes have closed U.S. 285 Poncha Pass from mile marker 105 to mile marker 130.

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CHADRON, Neb. – Hayden McGinnis of Buena Vista was among 620 students who qualified for Chadron State College’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List. The list consists of 322 students who earned at least a 3.5 grade point average.

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Third graders at Avery-Parsons Elementary raised over $2,200 for the Boys & Girls Club in their annual Read-a-Thon. The students in Sarah Flake, Ally Kennedy and Ashley Teipel’s classes chose BGC as their charity, read for 3 hours, then went out to community members to raise the funds.

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Gone With the Dogs on Highway 24 is selling tote bags that have been made locally from repurposed animal feed bags.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Representative Jim Wilson (R-Salida) was presented with the 2019 Legislator Excellence Award by the Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia. The recognition was based upon Rep. Wilson and Rep. Buckner’s (D-Aurora) untiring efforts towards the passage of HB 19-1134.

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If you can identify this location in the picture, call Suzy Kelly, 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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Members of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Citizen Task Force announced the creation of the Fred Rasmussen Citizen Task Force Exceptional Achievement Award at their meeting Thursday.

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A Mentor Mixer will take place on Jan. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the front room of the Boathouse.

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The Buena Vista school board held a work session on its facilities master plan Monday, continuing a discussion on the future of some of its older structures, as well as how to address growth in preschool classes.

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The Buena Vista school district’s new middle and high school building welcomed a steady stream of people through its doors when it opened to the public for the first time Saturday.

Students had class in the two-story building for the first time last Thursday, and by Saturday many were excitedly guiding tours for their families through the brightly lit halls of their new school.

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Dog lovers won’t want to miss out on the celebrated Bow Wow Film Fest at the Surf Hotel’s Ivy Ballroom Thursday, Jan. 16.

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Chaffee County commissioners covered a variety of topics during their all-day work session Monday, reviewing the Hill Ranch vegetation update, meeting with local developers to talk about the application process and discussing the future of Stone Bridge.

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Have you ever been curious about the fascinating and exciting history of Leadville? On Saturday, Jan. 18, join the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Loretta McEllhiney, Leadville Historian, for a guided cross-country ski tour along Leadville’s Mineral Belt Trail.

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The Chaffee County Department of Health & Environment has been successful in attaining a 2020 Radon Reduction Grant to assist Chaffee County communities.

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Dallas, Tex. resident Claudia Reynolds, 51, was issued a citation on charges of speeding 10-19 MPH over the posted limit in the area of East Main Street on Oct. 4.

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In an effort to assess the needs of older adults in Chaffee County, Chaffee County Public Health, in collaboration with representatives from Sage Generation, Ark Valley Helping Hands, Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, Department of Human Services and several community volunteers, is excit…

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The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County will host Chaffee County Commissioners, Keith Baker, Greg Felt and Randy Granzella to give updates on current issues facing the county on Jan. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 228 E 4th St., Salida. 

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CenturyLink representatives will be meeting with Gunnison County Commissioners in February to provide a status update and build schedule for completing a fiber-optic connection between Buena Vista and the Western Slope running over Cottonwood Pass.

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Prospective candidates for April’s election for three open seats on the Buena Vista board of trustees can pick up candidate information packets and nomination petitions from town clerk Paula Barnett at town hall.

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Greater Arkansas River Nature Association will be presenting interesting and exciting lectures every second Thursday. The first one, “Exploring Spruce Beetles,” is Jan. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Salida, 7 Poncha Blvd.

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Waylon Robert Clarkson, the first baby born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in 2020, arrived at 6:47 a.m., Jan. 4.

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Members of the Chaffee County Republican Women presented a check for $525 to BV Hope, an advocate for education to prevent human trafficking. CCRW chooses a charity to support each Christmas season. Left to right are Bea Harnish, Margaret Slavish, Beth Ritchie (President of BV HOPE), CCRW Pr…

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The Bureau of Land Management is preparing to conduct pile burns north of Buena Vista, near Mt. Harvard Estates, it announced in a press release Friday. 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 Estates subdivision.

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The first Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program of 2020 will focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) and the impact they are having on various levels of technology.

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20 years ago


Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000

Y2K is DOA

No computer disruptions

“It was a total non-event,” said Joseph Conrad of Mountain Computer Wizards of Buena Vista while commenting on any Y2K-related computer disruptions with their customers. He did mention that there were some websites that went down due to the Y2K bug as reported by CNN.

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A Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation into illegal hunting reports over the course of several years led to a plea deal with a Texas man who paid fines in excess of $53,000 thanks to the persistence of wildlife officers.

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The January meeting of the Heart of Colorado Fiberarts Guild will take place at the First United Methodist Church at 228 E. Fourth Street in Salida on Friday, Jan. 3. Coffee/social time will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 10 a.m.

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Buena Vista beat Eagle for the title of Best Mountain Town in the poll “by a huge margin,” wrote Elevation Outdoors writer Doug Schnitzpahn. BV topped Vail Adventure Ridge in the kid-friendly category as well.

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Starting in 2020, it will be easier than ever for visitors to reserve a campsite, cabin, yurt, picnic area, or other facilities at Colorado’s 41 state parks. Effective Jan. 1, all of Colorado’s state parks will require campers to book campsites within the Colorado Parks and Wildlife purchasi…

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