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Linda Lafford presents Marine Rick Pruitt of Buena Vista a Quilts of Valor hand-stitched creation on Veteran’s Day.

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Avery-Parsons Elementary Students gathered outside the school Wednesday Afternoon to thank veterans for their service. Complying with social distancing requirements, vets drove through the school’s pickup circle waving flags and honking their horns as students held up signs of gratitude.

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Buena Vista High School found a sense of normalcy in an unusual school year with a brief homecoming-style parade Saturday afternoon. The caravan of floats traveled down Railroad Street from East Main to the school.

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The Scarecrow Hide and Seek contest hosted by BV Beautification Advisory Board inspired a creative array of 15 straw folks and spooky tableaus around town last week.  Fun was shared by the scarecrow hosts as well as the seekers who ventured out in search of names and numbers to submit for a …

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Dave Butler describes his work as the service officer with the American Legion Post 55 in Buena Vista in humble terms – a traffic cop helping veterans navigate the Veterans Administration.

Archer William Gardner was born at 1:38 p.m. , Oct. 28, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida.

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Domestic violence and rape occur in every community and can affect anyone no matter their age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or nationality.

On November 9th from 12 to 1 p.m. the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County will host a Zoom presentation by the Chaffee County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Rape.

With COVID-19 still a threat in most of the world, kids looking forward to trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities are wondering what they can do to celebrate what is for some a favorite holiday.

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With COVID-19 still a threat in most of the world, kids looking forward to trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities are wondering what they can do to celebrate what is for some a favorite holiday.

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Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce volunteer opportunities for community members.

During these difficult times, affordable housing is more important than ever and CCHfH continues to make strides to combat the housing crisis in Chaffee County.

Trystan Quinn Slavish was born at 8:13 a.m., Oct. 19, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida.

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Homeowners in the Chalk Creek drainage created more than 160 piles of slash in preparation for the Chaffee Chips neighborhood fire mitigation event taking place this weekend.

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Avery-Parsons Elementary School’s annual Halloween parade is happening in 2020, beginning at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, as is a homecoming parade the following day.

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This Halloween weekend, the Buena Vista Public Library is hosting a Storywalk around Buena Vista, combining a love of reading with an opportunity to get out and exercise.

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Expressing concern over “alarming” upward trends in Coronavirus transmission in the state and county, Chaffee County Public Health will host a virtual town hall on Facebook Live and Zoom on Friday, Oct. 23 to discuss the state of COVID-19 in the area.

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Fall fun begins this week as all ages are invited to join in a Scarecrow Hide & Seek contest being sponsored by the Town of Buena Vista Beautification Advisory Board.

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center stopped allowing visitors at the hospital and the emergency department Oct. 9.

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Salida’s popular Guidestone Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival at the Hutchinson Farm is happening again this year but with COVID-19 restrictions in place to maintain safety. The event takes place 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9 – 11 and 16 – 18.

Maximilian Marcel Borris was born at 4 a.m., at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida Sept. 26.

Buena Vista’s drone flying park on a portion of the Rodeo Grounds will take off this week with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning.

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The Buena Vista school district is working with the town on plans for the annual Halloween Parade down East Main Street later this month.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation, together with the city of Salida, Board of Chaffee County commissioners and the town of Buena Vista, is announcing a new funding program for Chaffee nonprofits and community designed to provide financial relief to organizations and address youth progr…

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Chaffee County Public Health is calling for support for isolation and quarantine for those who are ill.

CCPH said in a press release they are two of the basic tenets of controlling disease transmission.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movements of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

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In an effort to reinforce the requirement that local businesses adhere to the statewide mask mandate and public health orders, Chaffee County Public Health has established a clear protocol to establish expectations when the mandate is not followed.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County are putting a new spin on their annual Boots & Bolos fundraiser.

Owen Paul Hartley was born at 4:07 p.m., Sept. 12, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida.

Harper Noelle Papp was born at 7:07 p.m., Sept. 1, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida.

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“The seasons are out of whack!” writes roving photographer William Helms.  This photo was taken Saturday, Sept. 12, from the Collegiate Peaks Overlook off U.S. 24/285 near Johnson Village.  The mountains look like winter after our recent snowfall, while the vegetation and trees in the valley…