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The Walden Chamber Music Society will present violinist Maria Schleuning, violist Barbara Sudweeks, cellist Hannah Thomas-Holland and pianist Jo Boatright this month.

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A new study from the partnership of Rocky Mountain Health Foundation and Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical shows a significant reduction in infant morbidity due to the program. The study, Impact of an Incentive-Based Prenatal Smoking Cessation Program for Low-Income Wo…

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It’s normal to be concerned about new diseases, and new information is coming out frequently. The best thing people can do is stay informed from reliable sources and know the facts.

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Buena Vista Mayor Duff Lacy proclaimed Feb. 3-7 as Youth Appreciation Week.  As a part of Youth Appreciation Week, the Buena Vista Optimist Club hosted its annual Youth Appreciation breakfast and awards Feb. 6. 

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Join the celebration to recognize the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and the League of Women Voters Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Scout Hut in Salida.

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I first met Rod in the early ‘80s shortly after I moved from Tennessee. With his tight smile, deep laugh and love of flyfishing, I liked him right away.

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An anonymous group of thoughtful BV locals are bringing the national Random Acts of Kindness Week into focus for Buena Vista Feb. 16-23.

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The Riverside Stories series returns to the Surf Hotel’s Ivy Ballroom Thursday, Feb. 13, with the environmental showcase EarthxFilm.

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County clerks across the state of Colorado will be mailing out ballot packets for the March 3 presidential primary beginning today.  Clerks have until this Friday to mail ballots to registered voters.

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20 years ago

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000

Future of Gold Rush Days rests with local citizens

A meeting to discuss the possibilities for continuing the Gold Rush Days in August is set for 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Snowy Peaks RV & Mobile Park. In the past a small number of people have served on the committee to plan and put on the event, but there have been a variety of problems each year concerning the location of the event and lack of support from the community.

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It’s been 4 years since formation of Extraordinary Teen Council, the youth advisory board to Family & Youth Initiatives’ Chaffee County Youth Alliance.

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The photo in last week’s paper was identified by Andrea Maxey and by email from Matt Hutson. Others also knew the photo. It was BV Main Street from about 1881.

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The Central Colorado Humanists are hosting a free community celebration in honor of scientist Charles Darwin’s 211th birthday and International Darwin Day on Feb. 9 in the Pinon Room of the Buena Vista Community Center at 10 a.m.

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In a world that is both beautiful and fragile, GARNA works to provide education and stewardship opportunities so all may share in the responsibility to provide a healthy planet for future generations.

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The 2020 Buena Vista Spelling Bee was held at Avery-Parsons Elementary Jan. 28 and drew more than 50 spellers from 1st through 5th grade.

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The Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Feb. 18, to discuss the future the Sleeping Indian Mobile Home Park at the corner of County Road 361 and 350 west of Buena Vista.

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Collegiate Peaks Bank made a $2,000 donation to the Chaffee County Office of Public and Environmental Health.

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At the Buena Vista Riverside Lodge north of town, about 10 women with the Chaffee County Quilts of Valor gathered for their fourth annual National Sew Day quilting retreat.

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Buena Vista Attorney Dale Enck was arrested late last month by Colorado Springs Police on four felony charges related to allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from an at-risk person over which he had Power of Attorney in 2019.

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The Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled to come before the Buena Vista board of trustees to present its architectural guidelines for the Main Street block when the board meets next Tuesday evening.

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A 6-month-long fishing tournament with $10,000 in prize money sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife began Feb. 1 at Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison in western Colorado.

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Chaffee County commissioners unanimously approved adoption of the Chaffee County Wildfire Protection Plan at their Tuesday meeting.

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20 years ago

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000

Best in the state

Irene Grindle and Mark Arnold, BVHS band students, recently received top honors including best players in the state, when they were selected for the All-State Honor Band at the University of Northern Colorado on Greeley.

Out of 1,000 auditioners, Grindle was selected as second chair base clarinet player, and Arnold was chosen first alternate on baritone.

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Shhhhhh! Keep this news under your fedora.  Word has it that ReMax Aspen Leaf Realty, Alpine Adventures Dogsledding and Climax mine are secretly in kahoots to open a swanky new speakeasy at the old school on 9th Street in Leadville. It’s going to be the bee’s knees.

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The February program for the Heart of Colorado Fiberarts Guild will be presented on Feb. 7 by Marybeth Anderson and is entitled “Give Yourself the Right to Play.” It will be held at Congregational United Church of Christ at 217 Crossman Ave., in Buena Vista. Coffee is served at 9:30 a.m. wit…

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Free income tax return help is available in Buena Vista. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free income-tax return preparation and electronic filing in Buena Vista again this year, provided by The Rotary Club of Buena Vista. Tax return preparation will be done in…

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The last photo was identified by a lot of people. The first two were Walt Stauffer who called and Shelly Mueller who emailed.

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Mike Davis and Isaiah (Bird) Meador began their journey as mentor and mentee on Jan. 17. To learn about mentoring contact Kirsten Love at 719-530-2584 or klove@chaffeecounty.org

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Representative Jim Wilson received the Colorado Providers Association Champion Legislator Award on Friday, Jan. 24 at COPA’s Annual Luncheon in the Colorado History Center. Wilson was honored along with Rep. Chris Kennedy (D-Lakewood) for their work on the Opioid and Other Substance Abuse In…

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The Reading to Rover program runs Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. Each reader gets 15 minutes with his or her dog and handler. Any level of reader is welcome. You can sign up for your favorite dog each week. Each dog has a sticker and trading card … you can collect them all.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday Feb. 1

WRITERS EXCHANGE SPECIAL WORKSHOP Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Methodist Church, 224 E. Fourth St., Salida. Led by well-known author, blogger, podcaster Laurel McHargue. The topic is “The Novel Novel.” Laurel will guide participants through all aspects of creating a publishable novel: Initial generation of the idea, to populating the metadata, including story arc, research, characters, organizing chapters and ISBN/PCNs. Potluck lunch. Bring pen, pencil or laptop. $60/non-members; $40/members. www.CCwritersExchange.org/Workshops for registration form. Make check payable to CCWE and mail to Chaffee County Writers Exchange, PO Box 245, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

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The Monarch Quilters will meet Monday, Feb. 10, at Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave., Buena Vista. Networking, coffee and treats will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the 9:30 a.m. meeting and program.

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Salida Concerts is proud to announce a mid-winter concert program at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Salida SteamPlant.

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Since its beginning in 2015, the non-profit organization Paws for LEOs has continued to develop and expand its services aimed toward enhancing the lives police officers and first responders through highly-trained service dogs.

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The 2019 record explores more progressive song structures and psychedelic sounds, bringing to a culmination a journey that is “one of self-discovery, the quest for wholeness, the quest for significance. It has a lot to do with compassion and empathy,” Grant said.

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Sales tax returns attributable to November 2019 were up by 21 percent over returns collected by the town of Buena Vista during the same period in 2018, according to a report by town treasurer Michelle Stoke.

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