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Faith Lutheran Church construction progressing, 15440 CR 306, Buena Vista is making progress on the construction of a new stairway/ramp entry to their downstairs fellowship hall.

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The Walden Chamber Music Society has awarded two $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Salida High School. Walden scholarships are awarded annually to applicants who wish to make music their college and career choice.

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Cap off your Independence Day activities by attending Greater Arkansas River Nature Association’s annual fundraiser and celebration of nature at the beautiful new venue, The Barn at Sunset Ranch located at the base of Mount Princeton July 7, 5-9 p.m.

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“It’s just who I am and what I do. It’s more or less what I dedicated my life to. I can’t imagine not doing it, it’s been a part of me for so long,” says Marti Bott, music teacher at McGinnis Middle School and Buena Vista High School.

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The Ivy Ballroom will host a Headliner Concert Series immediately following The Beach events during Rapids & Grass Beer Fest June 28-30

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Many of you know that I have a deep affection for black English Labrador retrievers, and have had one by my side since arriving here in 1984.

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Sangre de Cristo Electric Association Inc. has contracted with Power Pole Inspectors to test and inspect power poles in Chaffee County this month.

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My apologies to everyone who called, all 12 of you.  My land line was hit by lightning and I had no phone for 2 weeks.  It rang with calls but no messages or numbers.   

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At the peak of the high water, West Main Street in Buena Vista was flooded with about 6 inches of water.

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While the Arkansas River and Cottonwood Creek have certainly been high and swift, the rate of snowmelt has been moderated by below-average temperatures through June.

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The new Mike Zito blues show will bring a seven-piece big band sound – drums, organ/piano, bass, rhythm guitar, sax, trumpet – and Mike Zito on lead guitar to The Lariat stage at 9:30 p.m., Saturday.

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Strong performances from Buena Vista swimmers helped the Cyclones competitive swim team place fourth in a June 12-14 meet at Western Colorado University Aquatic Center.

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“There’s so much going on in those 8 seconds, and it’s so fast … you’re body’s telling you, literally, ‘Run!’ but you’ve got to get in the way.”

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In its efforts to secure a conservation easement for 650 acres of the property just south of Nathrop on U.S. 285, Central Colorado Conservancy is in the process of raising $100,000 in community support with a deadline of Aug. 1.

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Chuck and Denise Washer of Nathrop help weed a flowerbed in front of Art Post’s house on E Street in Salida. The Washers volunteered to help seniors get their homes fixed up for summer Saturday through Ark Valley Helping Hands.

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Jonathan Fast, center, manager of Salida Walmart presents a check on May 15 for $1,000 to Becky Leonard, left, of Salida Sunrise Rotary and J. David Holt of Buena Vista Rotary. The money will be used to fund the Imagination Library reading program.

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Chaffee County Family & Youth Initiatives held its 16th annual For Kids’ Sake fundraiser Saturday at Chaffee County Fairgrounds, raising $36,900 to help support its programs.

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The boxes are unpacked and the Leadville Workforce Center is welcoming community members, job seekers and students to its new location at Colorado Mountain College’s Leadville campus.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each for any certified EMT/paramedic who lives or has lived within the Salida Hospital District, which encompasses all of Chaffee, western Fremont and northern Saguache counties. Individuals who re…

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Dr. Michael Edwards, educator and founder of Bioinfo Solutions in Parker will present the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series lecture “Understanding Your DNA: The Past, Present and Future of Human Genetic Research” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, in the Ivy Ballroom of the Surf Hotel, 1012 Front L…

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Bach. Beethoven. Chopin. Liszt. Satie. Glass. Shostakovich. These famous composers and more will come to life during Salida Aspen Concert’s 6-week summer music festival, running consecutive Saturdays beginning July 6.

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Items the committee will consider and make recommendations about include traffic flow and control, sound mitigation and noise abatement, lighting, privacy screening and so on.

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This weekend, motorbike riders from around the country will come to Howard to compete in a lesser-known cousin to Enduro racing called MotoTrials.

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On May 7 the Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Team visited the Buena Vista Correctional Complex in Chaffee County.

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The average lifespan of a band is only a few years, so remaining together for 17 years, as Cracker has done, is an accomplishment by itself. Throw in a couple of gold records and one platinum, and you have a career worthy of pride and praise.

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Audience-voted Beast in Show went to the dancing Blanch, with song accompaniment by owners Ava and Greta Mueller. The trio won the same award in last year’s dog show.

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A blues legend who favors the banjo and cello, Taylor has never been one to follow the pack or embrace the cliché. While many of his tunes discuss social injustice, his concerts are upbeat.

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The Mount Princeton Swim Bus will depart at 9 a.m. Tuesday mornings from the BV Chamber of Commerce visitor’s center, then return from the resort on Chalk Creek Drive at 11:30 a.m.

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“The frustrating thing about this course of events is that it was entirely preventable,” CPW Officer Matt Yamashita, acting area wildlife manager, said. “CPW officers and other local law enforcement constantly remind the public to secure trash cans and dumpsters, take down bird feeders and lock their first-floor windows. Yet calls come in daily reporting aggressive bears demonstrating no fear of humans, getting into dumpsters and residing in people’s yards. Almost nightly bears are reported in houses or vehicles.

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The Collegiate Peaks Stampede finished out its 98th run at the historic Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista last weekend, bringing in 244 contestants and plenty of fans to see steers roped, muttons busted and bulls ridden under a classic Colorado sky.

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The Salida Aspen Concert board of directors is proud to announce that the Student Passport Program will continue for a second year.

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Several Buena Vista swimmers led the way as the Cyclone competitive seasonal swim team won their June 7-9 home opener, decisively defeating 10 other teams, including two year-round teams, at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center.

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“I absolutely love having the opportunity to encourage young people to use their God-given musical talents to bring glory to God and lead others in worship of the Creator,” Freeman says. “My relationship with Christ has changed my life, and my motivation is His call on my life to share His good news with everyone I meet.”

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U.S. Geologic Survey Data captured instantaneous discharge rates near Nathrop at 2,420 cubic feet per second on Saturday and 3380 cfs on June 11. Compare that to a maximum recorded level of 4,430 cfs at that site on that day in 1980 and a mean flow rate of 2,030.

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Monday afternoon, roughly 1,700 bicyclists turned off U.S. Highway 24 down Main Street and pedaled toward the river park, where a temporary tent village had been constructed.

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Salida Aspen Concerts is proud to announce the selection of Michaela Hertrich, an undergraduate student at Colorado Christian University, and Alan Mueller, a graduate of Salida High School, as this year’s Encore scholarship recipients.

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