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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…

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A full-day volunteer event will take place on Friday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to revegetate an area in the Fourmile Travel Management Area to prevent further erosion and damage to trails, including Bacon Bits and Midland singletrack trails.

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Southern Utah is pleased to announce the acceptance of student doctor Keenan Barr of Buena Vista.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation announced important changes in a press release to its Emergency Response Fund by pausing its acceptance of individual requests for COVID assistance over the coming weeks as it seeks to bolster the ERF with additional donations.

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According to monitors in the Buena Vista area that record air quality, fine particles in the air reached 265 microns per cubic foot at around noon Monday, some of the highest readings in the state, according to PurpleAir.com

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CR 306 west of Buena Vista near the beginning of the ascent up Cottonwood Pass was beginning to show early signs of fall color over Labor Day weekend.

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The Buena Vista Rotary and Salida Sunrise Rotary are celebrating five years of sponsoring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the county this year.

The program, which has spread from Parton’s home of Sevier County, Tenn., across the country, provides children ages 0-5 with a new, free book each month.

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The rules in the town of Buena Vista regarding recreational vehicles (RVs) and camping on private property changed in March after discussion between Town Staff and the Board of Trustees regarding how the Town wants to approach the use of RVs and camping.

Chaffee County Writers Exchange regretfully announces that the planned visit by best-selling author Chris Enss has been postponed until spring.

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Chaffee County Women Who Care recently awarded its quarterly donation, this time $10,300, to Achieve, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization which operates Little Engine Eatery, providing work experience for teens and young adults with learning disabilities.

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The BV Strong Community Dinner will not take place as planned this September as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, according to a letter the BV Strong board released Tuesday.

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TOGETHER CHAFFEE, a collaborative effort to update the county’s comprehensive Plan, has released a revised draft comprehensive plan.

Since December, the Chaffee County Planning Commission and Cushing Terrell, the consultant, have been meeting with county boards, nonprofits, and community groups to refine the first draft that came out in December 2019.

So many things have been cancelled this year,

So many things that are totally unclear.

Lively June Gover was born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida at 6:02 p.m., July 22.

Tenley Miranda Rauch was born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida at 6:15 a.m., July 14.

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The Buena Vista school district will host a Jump Start to Kindergarten program to help incoming students at The Grove early school who were unable to have orientation due to COVID-19, district superintendent Lisa Yates said in a weekly email to families Monday.

Zachary Aaron Lamm, son of Peggy Monter and Dana Lamm, and Alisa Elaine Macnab, daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth Macnab, would like to announce their engagement.