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Though the overall number of young drivers involved in fatal crashes has fallen by almost 50 percent in the last 20 years, the past 2 years have seen higher numbers. From 2005-2016, Colorado averaged 64 young drivers involved in fatal crashes per year.  In 2017 and 2018 the average was 86, a…

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Historic St. Elmo & Chalk Creek Canyon Inc. raised almost $3,000 from silent and live auctions Sunday at a members’ dinner in the historic mining town.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will host its second annual Cancer Walk on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m.

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Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition is excited that two new trails are currently under construction as part of the $151,000 grant awarded to the town of Buena Vista by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Non-Motorized State Trails Grant Program.

If you have a great name for one or both trails, please submit the name, along with WHY you believe it would be a positive addition to the existing system. 

All names must be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 20. The submissions will be vetted by BVSC Teams at the Aug. 21 team meeting

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Family and Youth Initiatives recently “matched up” with Mount Princeton for a swim day. Sydney Johnson and Jed Green paused long enough for this photo to be snapped before hitting the slide. Family and Youth Initiatives are grateful for the support frequently given towards our programming. T…

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Lead poisoning is the number one preventable environmental health threat to children. Based on Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data from 2009 to 2016, about 1 in 30 children who receive blood lead testing have elevated blood lead levels. These children have a higher risk…

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Ark Valley Helping Hands is extremely grateful to be awarded the quarterly donation in July from the extraordinary Chaffee Women Who Care.

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Family & Youth Initiatives, the Chaffee County Youth Alliance and Buena Vista High School are partnering this year to provide a universal prevention curriculum to all 9th grade students at BVHS called Project Toward No Drugs. Project TND is an evidence-based, interactive school substance…

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“Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock-n-roll,” their website states.

“It’s a better word than rowdy,” says founding brother Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) about the use of the word raucous and their visit to The Lariat Friday night.

The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit. Raucous. Rowdy. Pick a word.

“We’re a rock-n-roll rowdy string band,” he says enthusiastically. “When we play there’s a connection between the audience and the band. We love that and just try to play off that.”

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Motorists will encounter traffic delays on US 50/285 in Poncha Springs next week, Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-23.

Utility work will be performed just north of the US 50/285 and West Poncha Avenue intersection.

Travelers can expect periodic stops at the location of the utility work. The work will also interrupt the operation of the traffic light signal at the US 50/285 intersection.

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This photo taken Saturday, Aug. 10, below Cottonwood Pass shows a beautiful variety of wildflowers.  The wildflowers up high seem to be coming on a little later this summer because the heavy winter snowpack melted later.  The ground cover vegetation is very lush this summer.

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The Mount Princeton View Estates subdivision, west of Buena Vista, has had two 45-year-old and decaying signs marking the area. One of them was on private property, the other encroaching, as neighbors discovered, on a county road easement.

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The Collegiate Peaks Chorale soon will begin a new season of music with a new director. ClearView Community Church worship pastor Brandon Chism will be leading the choral music this fall.

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A full house at the Palace of Joy for Gold Rush Days

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Louise Kuehster came in first in the 13.1-mile race through Buena Vista’s Midland Hill system of trails, earning her the Women’s Triple Crown title with a time of 1 hour, 55 minutes and 16 seconds.

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn toured the Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista for about an hour Monday afternoon and stopped in on a meeting of Colorado energy distributors as part of a wider tour of local groups in the Chaffee County area.

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“I’m OK, my horses are OK, thanks to the Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Department … at this point I’m just grateful to be alive.”

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High Country Bank in Salida is providing financial support to the Office of Housing’s new Rental Deposit Guarantee Program. This program assists tenants with the up-front costs of entering rental housing, by offering a rental deposit guarantee to landlords and property managers, and allowing…

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Guidestone Colorado is thrilled to share two exciting projects that support a vision of expanded agricultural education and production in Chaffee County. The week of Aug. 5 will see both the construction of a 42-foot diameter geodesic grow dome at the Community & School Farm, 1455 Holman…

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Greg and Ruth Phillips are challenging the community to help raise crucial funds for Ark-Valley Humane Society. For every contribution that is donated in the month of August, Greg and Ruth will graciously add 50 percent more to a maximum contribution of $5,000. What that means is if you deci…

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Beginning today, hunters can head over to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunting Reservation Page, learn more about the hunting opportunities on 21 properties (primarily offering small game and waterfowl) and log on to their account in CPW’s new Hunting Reservation System.

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The Safe Driver 4-hour training is being offered in Buena Vista at the Sangre de Cristo community room, 29780 U.S. Hwy. 24 N., Buena Vista, Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 8:15  a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Completion of this training can mean a discount on your car insurance. 

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Chaffee County Public Health joins health departments, providers, schools, parents and partner organizations across the state to call on parents and guardians to keep measles out of Colorado by making sure kindergartners are vaccinated before school starts.

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Big game hunters in Colorado can get an early start from the comfort of their homes. By going online to the Colorado Hunting Atlas, a special feature on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, hunters can do some virtual scouting of areas they want to hunt.

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The Diabetes Prevention Program has been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in people with prediabetes. Chaffee County Public Health will offer DPP classes for free starting on Aug. 20 in Salida or Aug. 21 in Buena Vista.

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High Country Bank is a title sponsor for Boys & Girls Club’s Boots & Bolos fundraiser, coming Friday, Sept. 6. Adults from left are Charlie Abel, Kari Cox, Alisa Sparrow and Scott Erchul. Kids from left are, bottom row, Nico, 7, Orin, 8, Kymbreya, 8, Mario, 8, Madison, 7 and Vezire, …

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The Fritz’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is uniquely their own. They’ll bring high-energy, danceable songs that provide a platform for each member to shine to The Lariat beginning at 10 p.m., Saturday night.

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The Snowdrifters matched the $85,000 CPW grant with the group’s own savings from its annual operating budget to purchase a $107,000 Snowcat from 2011, replacing a cat from 1995, Peratt said.

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The Buena Vista Correctional Complex is “currently exploring options,” but does not have any concrete plans in place, for how to utilize bunk houses on the property of the medium and minimum security state prison south of Buena Vista.

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Centered around Buena Vista’s Pack Burro Race, which starts on East Main Street and moves through the Midland Hill trail system, many of Gold Rush Days’ festivities have taken place across U.S. 24 in McPhelemy Park.

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The Denver six-piece band brings plenty of soul for their fans with Megan Letts (lead vocals, keys), Thomas Jennings (guitar), Zachary Jackson (bass, vocals), Carrie McCune (trumpet, vocals), Jackson Hillmer (drums) and Alex Cazet (saxophone).

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A much-anticipated concert by internationally acclaimed Korean classical guitarist Bokyung Byun will close out the Salida Aspen Concerts’ 43rd summer concert series Saturday, Aug. 10, in Buena Vista. 

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Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze reported Tuesday that Vincent Stephen, 37, was found at a home in Poncha Springs suffering from gunshot wounds.

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At just 33 inches tall, Buttercup is the first miniature burro to have won both Fairplay’s World Championship Pack Burro Race and Leadville’s Boom Days race. The duo will compete for the Triple Crown of Pack Burro Racing next weekend in Buena Vista.

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Israel Nash returns to Buena Vista Thursday, Aug. 8, in support of his latest album “Lifted.” He calls the latest release a modern-day, hippie spiritual, created for those who need to escape the daily grind.

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Three hikers were hoisted off a steep slope on Missouri Mountain July 30 by a Colorado National Guard Blackhawk helicopter assisting Chaffee County Search & Rescue–North in a mission.

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In the end local businesses and individuals spent $252,425 purchasing about 98 animals during the sale. Another $8,560 was made from animals donated back and sold for the 4-H Foundation.

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The Arkansas Valley Christian Mission is preparing for its annual school supplies outreach to about 100 Mission family children, grades K-12. Families are asked to pre-register their children for school supplies during the Mission’s regular open hours. It is very important that Mission children be pre-registered for this program. Those pre-registered may pick up their supplies on Aug. 13, 14 or 16. Those not pre-registered may pick up their supplies on Aug. 16.

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Following more than 6 months of collaborative conversations and negotiation, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Energy Office, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers have reached a consensus agreement on a proposed Zero Emission Vehicle) regulation.

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The Colorado Mountain College Nurse Aide summer 2019 class held its certificate ceremony July 29 in Salida. All 10 students successfully completed the course and are now eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide. Backrow from left to right: …

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