Residents and visitors hoping to make a trip to the top of Cottonwood Pass for Memorial Day weekend are in luck.
Snow was still piled high in the parking lot at the top of pass Memorial Day weekend last year. Crews hope to have the pass open by then this year.
Joining Co Creative Art & Design owner Ashley Ahlene, center, in cutting the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce’s ceremonial welcome ribbon were, from left, Kathi Perry, Susan Wood, Tommy Gram, Ahlene, Megan Carpenter, Clarke Poos and Erin Godonis. Co Creative, located at 301 E. Main St., B…
Chaffee County road workers Bob Propernick, left, and Arron Morrison, right, push open the gate at the Denny Creek trailhead.
Bear Lake near Mount Harvard in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area is part of the high-elevation backcountry region supported by the Upper Arkansas Wilderness Volunteers, a local group that is helping host the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance’s June 15 workshop in Buena Vista.
Avery-Parsons Elementary principal Stefani Franklin and front office staff delivered cards to staff and all students on Friday. Pictured here from left are secretary Shay Ellis, counselor Jon Moorhead, nurse Rebecca Capozza and Stefani Franklin.
World language students from The Link School in Buena Vista attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2016 National Spanish Examinations. Students from The Link School earned a total of one silver and two bronze medals. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any stu…
Monarch Mavericks square dancers Andrith Davis and Michael Turley of Salida receive the Lloyd Shaw Memorial Award Saturday, April 30, at the Tumbleweed Jamboree in Alamosa. The award is for promoting square dancing in Colorado, and the two were nominated by their club members in Salida and …
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Monarch Mavericks Square Dance Club
Lloyd Shaw Memorial Award
Colorado Parks and Wildlife terrestrial biologist Jamin Grigg goes into the field to collar bighorn sheep for the agency’s Falls Gulch Habitat Enhancement project. Four bighorn sheep will be collared, and Grigg will monitor their use of two areas between Coaldale and Cotopaxi where CPW has r…
Occupancy rates remain low in this row of colorful rental cottages along Cedar Street, known as the Katrina Cottages.
Manitou Springs Police officer Justin D. Pikul
This is a building in BV. The photo is from 1888. If you can identify this location, call Suzy Kelly, 395-2572, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The first with the correct answer will be recognized in the next column.
American Legion Post 55 Team 1, first place winners in Colorado for their Odyssey category include, from left, Grace Graham, Colin Johnson, John Lopez, Cori Scott, Tyler Lockett, Josie Scott, coach Carrie Kleber and Thomas Enck (front).
Stephanie Renee Schumann, daughter of Robert and Jana Schumann of Buena Vista, and Coulter Bradley Rauch, son of Brad and Cindi Rauch of Buena Vista, were married on June 1 at Valley Fellowship Church with Rev. Joel Morgan officiating. The reception followed at Turner Farm. Upon returning fr…
This photo was taken in 1970. The buildings were located on Railroad Street south of the Optimist Splash Park and at the corner of Cedar Street.
Willow Mangione orders the food items and most everything else, except the supplements, at the Lettucehead.
The Optimists Club provided a pancake breakfast in the Splash Park on May 4, where kids and adults could huddle around the fire pit.
Amy Liang of St. Rose of Lima received her First Holy Communion on May 1. Her parents are Nancy Liang and Chung Chang. Clergy are Deacon Roger Metzinger and Rev. Fr. Steve Parlet.
Sherry Turner, the local Aflac associate for the past 5 years in Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, Cañon City, Denver and the San Luis Valley has been honored with an award for being #1 Associate in Colorado and #3 in the Western Territory comprised of Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Colorad…
The Chaffee County United U12 girls intermediate soccer team won the Colorado Soccer Association Cup recreational tournament in Grand Junction last weekend. The team, from both Buena Vista and Salida, competes mostly against regional teams. Last week they played against several statewide clu…
Chaffee County United
U12 Girls Intermediate Soccer
Kids and adults stop at the Optimist Splash Park for breakfast before heading to school. Participation rates for the week far exceeded one-day events from years past.
Rebecca Rice speaks at a forum on substance abuse April 17 at Buena Vista High School.
From left, Samantha Scott, Marti Bott (BVHS band director), Chloe Schoger and Nic Armstrong traveled to participate in the Tri-Peaks League Honor Band in Manitou Springs Nov. 9-10. Jenna Karlsson was also selected to the band, but was unable to participate.
From left, Shannon, Sallie and Patsy Tucker joined by BVHS track coach Kyle Graff and cross country coach Mark Walters.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Manager Mark Lamb, left, and CPW acting Director Steve Yamashita, right, flank Park County Commissioner Mark Dowaliby on Aug. 17, 2013, at the newly open and dedicated South Park Shooting Range.
American Legion Post 55 Team 2 took second place in Colorado for their Odyssey category and includes, from left, Becky Blitstein, Kristina Tanner, Cooper Armstrong, Hayden Gibb, Emily Perez, Kathryn Jordan, Samantha Scott and coach Carrie Kleber.
Language arts teacher Lisa Connell reads over a contract with students, from left to right, Ian Nicklas, Kim Stevens and Cris Colbert. Students are required to fill out the documents, which are a fundamental part of Chaffee County High School’s curriculum.
Original Mountain View Motel and Texaco station.
Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer (right) and Undersheriff John
Spezze speak to a group of citizens at a community forum on drug
and alcohol use at the community center Oct. 13. Law enforcement
used the forum and community feedback to assess the perceptions and
extent of drug and alcohol us…
Carrie Kleber’s American Legion-sponsored team members are pictured. From left are Becca Wade, Cori Scott, Hope Long, Ashley Blankenbeckler, Thomas Enck, John Lopez, Cheyenne Hargrove and Coach Carrie Kleber.
St. Rose of Lima welcomed seven new Catholic Christians on Holy Saturday.
Gary “Alf” Rudd stands outside his Cedar Street blacksmith shop, where his work is exhibited on the building’s metal hinges.
As you enter the Custom Linings business, a working water feature greets you. “I want people to feel welcome,” commented Mark Swarny. “My wife designed the fountain and had a local artisan build it for that very purpose. When a client enters, he instantly feels relaxed.” Swarny’s wife Laura …
These rams were observed grazing in the mountains off CR 306 west of Buena Vista last weekend. Majestic and agile, the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is a prominent figure on the steep and jagged walls of Colorado’s canyons. But, despite its prominence and grandeur, the bighorn was near e…
Heading to the Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships from Buena Vista are team manager Lynzi Doke, Jon Fox, Sallie Tucker, Whitney White, Shelby Storms, team manager Corina Barr, Gracie Johnson, Berlin VanNess, Shyla Diamond and Tionna Thompson.