Race winners

Louise Kuehster of Castle Rock pulls ahead of Tracy Loughlin to win the Buena Vista Pack Burro race, and the sport’s Women’s Triple crown.

The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce will not hold Gold Rush Days this August, postponing the event until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Melissa Traynham, the events coordinator, confirmed the chamber would be postponing the event, which was scheduled for the first weekend in August around Buena Vista’s annual pack burro race.

The burro race is one of the three legs of the Triple Crown in Colorado’s summer heritage sport, along with races in Leadville and Fairplay.

Those towns, like Buena Vista, host the races with public events: Burro Days in Fairplay and Boom Days in Leadville.

Both Burro Days and Boom Days were cancelled earlier this year.

Brad Wann, the race director for the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation, said that regardless of whether Gold Rush Days goes on, he will seek permission to go forward with the race not just in BV, but in Fairplay and Leadville.

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