Choose Life Toymakers, the nonprofit maker of free wooden toys for children, will have a display of toys in the Buena Vista Public Library during March and April.
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The Chaffee’s Got Heart Committee is extremely proud of local businesses and individuals that have gone above and beyond by doing extraordinary things during these uncertain times.
Once again, Collegiate Peaks Realty was voted Best Realty Company in the 2020 Best of BV readers poll.
The company has taken that title every year since 2011, with the exception of 2018.
Since opening in 2018, Sorelle Delicatessen has grown quickly in popularity.
Chaffee County Times readers voted for the deli in multiple categories in Best of BV 2020, earning the restaurant a Buena Vista-most four awards: Favorite Employer, Favorite Restaurant, Favorite Lunch Spot and Favorite Curbside Takeout Service, the fourth award tied with Simple Eatery.
The Walden Chamber Music Society is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each to Chaffee County students who wish to pursue an education in the field of music.
Though originally started in Salida, Gone to the Dogs has gained popularity at its second location in Buena Vista as well. The store has won three awards from Best of BV 2020, including Favorite Animal Trainer, Jenna Geldreich.
For over 20 years, the non-profit Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity has been active in helping families secure affordable housing. In Best of BV 2020, this service was acknowledged in CCHFH’s winning vote as Favorite Non-Profit.
This photo from BV Heritage shows the old two-story brick schoolhouse.
In 1882, the architect who designed the Chaffee County Courthouse was commissioned to design a school for the town.
The 2021 Kent Haruf Memorial Writing Scholarship is open to junior and senior high school students in Chaffee and Fremont counties for excellence in fiction and creative non-fiction writing.
Full Circle Restorative Justice was awarded $10,600 by the Chaffee County Women Who Care toward the new Transformative Community Conversations program.
The virus situation in Chaffee County may be looking more stable, but many of the major events that Buena Vista residents look to to fill their weekend calendars in the summer are still exercising caution.
Back in November, Keith Baker won re-election to his seat on the three-person Board of Chaffee County Commissioners, representing the northern part of the county.
Months later, Baker came out on top again in another democratic vote: Baker was named Favorite Public Servant by the readers of The Chaffee County Times Best of BV poll.
Dedication to giving one’s time for others doesn’t go unnoticed in Buena Vista. For Best of BV 2020, resident Nancy Taylor was voted Volunteer of the Year.
“I’m incredibly honored to be rewarded for doing something that is such a source of joy and enrichment in my life. A huge part of the credit goes to my wonderful friends and neighbors who’ve stepped up to help with countless projects over the years,” she says. “I’m certain there are others in town that deserve this recognition more than I do, and I sincerely thank all who voted for me.”
The Chaffee County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Chaffee County Department of Human Services announce an individual assistance program aimed at filling existing gaps in both eligibility and funding for Chaffee County residents.
Tiffany Colette turns dry, sandy soil into her working partner while coaxing delicious, beautiful vegetables out of the ground in the high, desert of central Colorado.
- Honda CRV-CDOT plow crash kills Salida man
- Resort at Mount Princeton has lived storied lives
- Family offers $20,000 for information on missing man
- Chaffee County Public Health prepares for 1B3 and 1B4 COVID-19 vaccination phases
- Sorelle wins Best of BV sweeps with 4 awards
- BV Snowdrifters keep backcountry accessible
- Lower housing costs via factory efficiency
- Buena Vista Police Department reports arrests, citations
- CKS Paddlefest sets pair of land events
- Three-county poaching spree ends with fines, jail
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American Indian Lifeways in the San Luis Valley is the next Science Sunday presentation by the Central Colorado Humanists on Feb. 7.
Central Colorado Housing’s (a department of UAACOG) Home Repair program can upgrade windows, add insulation, repair or replace furnaces and replace doors. With the sometimes extreme cold weather and heating costs on the rise, these upgrades/repairs will quickly pay for themselves. The program can also address other homeowner concerns such as plumbing problems, electrical problems and fire mitigation (tree trimming) to name a few. Construction supervision is provided at no cost and payment assistance is available to homeowners who qualify.
For 2021, “Discover – the Heart of Colorado” will be published in spring featuring summer activities and events with a fall-winter edition to follow.
The popular Arkansas Valley Publishing Co. magazine will take the place of the Summer Adventure Guide and Upper Arkansas Winter Guide which have been published for something like 40 years, in addition to Discover.
The Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy, the long-running fundraiser for The Alliance, will host its 35th year Saturday, Feb. 6.
For this year’s virtual event, The Alliance, a nonprofit which provides support services to victims of domestic abuse in Chaffee County will bring local celebrity chefs, including perennial favorites at the in-person event, into your home to teach you how to make chocolate treats on your own.
The Buena Vista Heritage Museum took in substantial donations from the Lettucehead Food Company and the Arkansas Valley Car Club in 2020.
The passing of Charles “Charlie” Forster, 72, on Jan. 28 left a void that is being felt not just in the community, but throughout the region.
Wendell Pryor, director of the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation will offer practical applications for including and implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in Chaffee County organizations and businesses at the League of Women Voters Zoom meeting from noon-1 p.m., Feb. 8.
Dr. Eric Toner, senior scholar and scientist at the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University, will be the featured speaker at the Jan. 28 Chaffee County League of Women Voters Zoom Drinks & Dialogue webinar.
Chaffee County Public Health announced Wednesday in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, another vaccination event has been added in the county from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 23.
These slots are available by appointment only and are only for healthcare workers, responders, and those who are 70 and older.
Housing and the impact of its affordability and shortage is the topic of the January 2021 League of Women Voters zoom presentation from noon-1 p.m., Jan. 11.
Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director is vaccinated as CCPH held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic Dec. 28 at Chaffee County Fairgrounds. It included Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services.
The Chaffee County Community Foundation is teaming up with a new Buena Vista restaurant to provide ready-to-heat meals to frontline healthcare workers.
Ralph “Terry” Scanga was surprised recently to receive the Bob Appel Friends of the Arkansas Award, presented by the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum for 2020.
The Buena Vista Rotary Club has distributed dictionaries for the past 17 years to third graders at Avery-Parsons Elementary School (and in Leadville and Fairplay). The free dictionaries have always been well-received by students and teachers.