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Last month, the town of Buena Vista closed the book on its involvement in managing a handful of electric vehicle charging stations around BV when its board of trustees voted to dissolve its Electric Vehicle Charging Station Enterprise Fund as a subcategory of its general budget.

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Leaf peepers may have to wait an extra few days for peak color this year, but U.S. Forest Service silviculturalist Alex Rudney said he expects the aspens in the Chaffee County high country to peak next week.

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Poets Peggy Godfrey of the San Luis Valley and Art Goodtimes of San Miguel County will be the featured poets at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at Poetry Live at the Paquette in the SteamPlant Event Center.

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Ronie Schafer, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, will offer telepsychiatry services for HRRMC patients, beginning Sept. 18. She will collaborate with Dr. Joshua Hogins of HRRMC Psychiatry Services to better meet the mental health needs of the community.

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This weekend at the Breckenridge Film Festival, local filmmaker Connie “Paprika” Leaverton will debut the final cut of her film “Hiko in Tonga – A Culture Almost Lost,” a documentary 8 years in the making.

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Ringing out over Main Street’s vendor village will be music coordinated by Ark Valley Live Music, from DJ Tropical Waffle, Stillhouse Junkies on Friday, Flash Mountain Flood on Saturday (preceded by another Tropical Waffle set, with Amoramora closing things out Sunday.

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The Autumn Color Run returns to Buena Vista Saturday, taking runners on a half-marathon through the colorful leaves of the Upper Arkansas Valley.

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Next week, 14erFest comes back to Buena Vista for its third year, expanding on its offerings that bridge the gap between a wide variety of outdoor user groups.

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On a sunny September Saturday – remarked as “a perfect 10” by some festivalgoers – a sizeable crowd formed to enjoy apples and old-fashioned activities, both guests and volunteers alike.

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While Eminence Ensemble’s musicianship impresses most, it’s their ability to cross and bend genres so fluidly, meticulously and with purpose that sends fans on a unique journey.

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Margaret and David Slavish's grandsons enjoy reading one of a series of books by Rush Limbaugh. The “Rush Revere” series was donated by the Chaffee County Republican Women in memory of Kathy Kier to the Buena Vista Library. Kathy was a beloved member of the Buena Vista community and is fondl…

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The Buena Vista High School class of 1979, held their 40th class reunion on Sept. 13 and 14. The reunion started with a meet and greet at the Lariat on Friday night, a picnic in McPhelamy Park on Saturday, wrapping up with a gathering Saturday evening at Mount Princeton Hot Springs pool.

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Born and raised in a sleepy mountain town in Northern Idaho, singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby has managed to delineate the sometimes amorphous genre of “Americana”, package it perfectly, and deliver it to his listeners time and again.

Crosby and his band The Refugees return again to The Lariat as well at 9:30 p.m., Friday. 

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While enjoying a picnic lunch of hot dogs, brats, chips and drinks, everyone got to meet the two friendly 5-month-old Paws for LEOs puppies, Emy and Saphira, as well as Tara, service dog to Paws for LEOs CEO and founder Marianne Maes for 7 years.

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The Salida High School volleyball team played Buena Vista in a loud and rowdy red gym Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Kik Molitor and Chandler Smethers both shot the tournament’s low scores of 80, and Smethers was crowned the champion via a scorecard playoff.

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The Buena Vista Demons are 2-0 on the season after winning their second road game in Cedaredge Sept. 13. The team made the late night–early morning bus trip home after a convincing 27-6 win over the Bruins.

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Current Situation: The Decker Fire was less active on Sunday. Increased cloud cover in the afternoon and calmer winds kept fire activity at a minimum. The fire continued to creep south between Merkt Creek and the Oxcart Fire scar.

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Avery-Parsons Elementary is hosting a volunteer training for new and returning school volunteers on Monday, Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m. in the AvP school library.

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Even if you are a non-smoker who exercises and has no genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease, skimping on sleep – or getting too much of it – can boost your risk of heart attack, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly a half-million people.

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A popular dispersed camping area located west of Leadville on Lake Fork Creek downstream of Turquoise Lake and Lake County Road 4 will benefit from a major restoration project developed by the U.S. Forest Service, Lake County and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 

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Denver rock-n-roll outfit Boot Gun has built a unique sound that serves not only as a backdrop for their zany lives but as a soundtrack to the vibrant city they live in.

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Last year, there were 209 passenger vehicle fatalities on Colorado roads involving impaired drivers, accounting for more than one-third of all traffic fatalities.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign.

The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, which is the primary mission of CDOT’s Whole System – Whole Safety initiative.

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A Buena Vista native who now works as a realtor in Honolulu, Hi. will appear on an episode of HGTV’s Hawaii Hunters that will air this Sunday.

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Join Paws for LEOs at McPhelemy Park for Picnic for Puppies Saturday, Sept. 14.

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From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., stop by the historic Turner Farm on 829 West Main St. and enjoy the fresh apple sauce and cider, butter making, kids’ crafts, log sawing, embroidery, sewing and hat making, pony rides and live music on the front porch while sampling some homemade apple pie.

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The Buena Vista skate park is open again after being closed to clean up some instances on graffiti vandalism last month.

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The community joined the Buena Vista Pregnancy Center at Valley Fellowship Church to celebrate the human right to life during the annual Celebrate Life fundraiser on Sept. 8.

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During its Sept. 9 meeting, the Buena Vista school district board of education stood behind a statement by district superintendent Lisa Yates that responded to an account by Colorado Mountain College of events earlier this summer that culminated in the college moving out of its Chaffee County Academic Center in Buena Vista on CR 319.

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The following timeline was constructed from information provided by Colorado Mountain College and the Buena Vista school district in the last week in addition to other sources (noted). The reader should also note that real estate transactions/discussions in executive session are exempt from Sunshine–Open Records laws.

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“It was a fast and fun one,” said coach Julia Fuller. “Upon arrival everyone can feel the energy of a big meet like this. It is a naturally fast course and everyone shows up with high expectations.”

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Two-Mile High Leadville, the location of BV Racing’s second prep mountain bike, saw lightning delays in the area cause racers to be pulled from the course during the boys varsity division race. A decision was made not to have the girl’s race for safety of the athletes.

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The U.S. Forest Service is monitoring a 98-acre fire in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, which is sending smoke into Salida, Forest Service spokeswoman Judy Perez said.

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Linda Lafford, right, presents a Quilt of Valor to veterans Linda Whitner, Terry Nelson and Ed Wilson Aug. 11 at St. Joseph Mission in Fairplay.  Fr. Steve Parlet, pastor, is in the background.

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Chaffee County residents will learn how to save money and home energy at the Chaffee Green Homes Tour Saturday Sept. 14.

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