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The Little Engine Eatery opened for the season May 2. Located outside the BV Heritage Museum on East Main Street, the train engine-themed food trailer serves quality hot dogs Thu-Sun from 11a.m.-4p.m.

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This is Grandma Kroll with her daughter-in-law Lora Turner and her two sons, Bill and Al Turner, about 1923 in the yard of the Turner Farm Buena Vista Heritage will hold its annual meeting Friday, June 11, at Turner Farm. Then from 6-8 p.m., bring your picnic and enjoy entertainment, music a…

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Rainstorms did not deter veterans and members of the public from gathering at Mt. Olivet Cemetery to honor America’s fallen soldiers.

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Red and white caps flew into the air over the Buena Vista High School football field as the stands erupted with jubilant applause, shouts and whistles.

The new graduates celebrated many years of hard work with confetti, streamers, colored smoke and even bubbles as they marched away together, clutching their diplomas. Phones and cameras came out for congratulatory photos and choir and band students danced the Macarena.

Chaffee County Writers Exchange announces the long-awaited visit by celebrated western author Chris Enss to Colorado’s mountain communities has been rescheduled for June 11.

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Participating in the Confirmation ceremony earlier this month at St. Rose of Lima included, from left, Laura Tilley, Fr. Steve Parlet, Keira White, Bishop Michel Sheridan, Nicole Kale, Qwyntin Barnthouse and Deacon Russell Barrows.

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The Chaffee Recreation Council offers opportunity for the public to review elements of the Chaffee Rec Plan starting today on the Envision Chaffee County website.

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The Central Colorado Humanists awarded $1,000 scholarship to six 2021 high school seniors.

“All are high-achieving students with grade point averages exceeding 3.9,” CCH said in a press release. “They exemplify the values of the Central Colorado Humanists: Informed by science; guided by reason; inspired by art and nature; motivated by compassion. “All of them wrote compelling essays about the integrity of science. Not all have confirmed the college of their choice – they had multiple acceptances.”

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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association will accept entries from May 22-July 1 for its seventh annual photo contest for Upper Arkansas River Valley nature photos, celebrating the group’s 25 years of nature education and stewardship.

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Chaffee County Women Who Care reached an important milestone this month as they gave a grant of $11,700 to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Chaffee County.

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Thursday at 5:30 p.m., students at Busy Bees pre-school will celebrate the opening of their Hand-Me-Down Hut, the result of a year-long expeditionary learning project focused on recycling and reusing.

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St. Rose of Lima in Buena Vista celebrated 1st Holy Communion this month with, from left, Fr. Steve Parlet, Easton Hachmann, Jonah Barnthouse, Zoe Garcia, Cali Barnthouse, Casey Kinder and teachers Mary Kale and Susan Axe.

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This spring, all roads lead to NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope with the destination being mental health for all.

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Thursday at 5:30 p.m., students at Busy Bees pre-school will celebrate the opening of their Hand-Me-Down Hut, the result of a year-long expeditionary learning project focused on recycling and reusing.

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St. Rose of Lima in Buena Vista celebrated 1st Holy Communion this month with, from left, Fr. Steve Parlet, Easton Hachmann, Jonah Barnthouse, Zoe Garcia, Cali Barnthouse, Casey Kinder and teachers Mary Kale and Susan Axe.

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This spring, all roads lead to NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope with the destination being mental health for all.

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Join GARNA and Stephanie Shively, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service Salida Ranger District from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 20, for a presentation on the status of the boreal toad in the Pike and San Isabel National Forest.

Once again, the month is May,

Springtime is here to blossom and stay.

Turning our heads as we look at green grass,

Hearing the songbirds as they fly past.

Thinking of this special day that comes once a year,

Showing mothers our love and making it clear

That we cherish them daily and admire their love,

That we are forever grateful and thank God from above.

Honoring our mothers on this their special day,

Thanking them and sharing joys in every single way.

Happy Mother’s Day to many who gave us their all,

Becoming the absolute best kids by standing tall.

Standing tall with pride as we cherish our birth,

Hugging our moms as we show them their worth.

Current research on saving the boreal toad in Colorado is the subject of the next Central Colorado Humanists Science Sunday program at 10 a.m., May 2.

Boreal toads are a high elevation amphibian species once common across the mountains of Colorado. 

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Nestlé Water recently contributed a $2,000 donation to Chaffee County Quilts of Valor. Making the presentation to Q of V’s Linda Lafford are Dan Johansen, left, and Larry Lawrence. Lafford thanked Nestlé for its continued support of this endeavor, saying without the support, this project cou…

Gabriel Hernandez-Sandoval was born at 8:02 a.m., April 13, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida.

Brya Olivia Augustine Powell was born at 1:39 p.m., April 3 at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida.

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The town’s first Keep Bewnie Buena event, an expansion of the long-standing spring River Park Cleanup, drew about 150 people of all ages to pick up surface trash not just near the river, but throughout the town.

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To help landowners create defensible space around their homes, Chaffee Chips will coordinate free neighborhood slash removal and chipping services in four geographic areas this year.

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Linda Lafford presents a Quilt of Valor to Isaac Davis, Jr.  at Bev’s Quilt Shop.  He served in the Army in Vietnam and in Germany from 1963-66 as a radar repairman/infantry.

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Linda Lafford presents a Quilt of Valor to Kristal Gray of Buena Vista at Bev’s Stitchery.  Gray served 8 years in the Army National Guard and was stationed in Minnesota, Washington and Iraq.  Her MOS, military occupational specialty, was CBRNE, which stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiolo…

Colorado-based Collegiate Peaks Bank is pleased to announce its Community Heroes Campaign, providing a way for its customers and the public to nominate the nonprofit organization of their choice for a $3,000 donation from Collegiate Peaks Bank that will go directly to the cause.

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GARNA executive director Dominique Naccarato will host an hour-long Zoom lecture from 7-8 p.m., April 15 about birding, an exciting way you can interact with nature anytime and anywhere.

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Chaffee County Family & Youth Initiatives and partners are hosting a community art display event with prizes to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

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Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride.

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Chaffee Arts announced it will be staging its open awards art show at the Heritage Museum Courthouse Gallery Aug. 21–29. Admission to the Heritage Museum will be free during the show’s duration.

Ever After, the free middle school event for girls, begins its sixth year. Our purpose in this event is to encourage these ladies to pursue who they are designed to be and to make healthy life choices, organizers said in a press release.

Ever After 2021 will be held at Trail West Lodge Saturday, April 10.

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Kindergartener Brooke Bennetts, the daughter of ACA Products employee Blake Bennetts, won first place in the Pre-K -Kindergarten category of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s eighth annual Kids Art Contest.