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Four units are currently vacant at Sunrise Manor Apartments, at 301 Alsina Street in Buena Vista. Sunrise Manor is Section 8 housing, and is designated for elderly or disabled individuals.

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A U.S. Forest Service news release has announced the availability of Christmas tree permits for sale through Recreation.gov.

Permits for the Salida and Leadville Ranger Districts are $10 per tree and are not limited by a quota, so will not sell out.

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The American Refrigerator Transit Company started an ice business in 1925, but before that local men such as Harry Foreman cut ice and delivered it to local households for their ice boxes. 

Thursday, Nov. 25

EIGHTH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER Nov. 25, noon - 2 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Dine in and carry out offered. To RSVP, call 395-8424 or 395-6597 before noon on Nov. 22.

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Salida nonprofit Colorado Farm to Table announced it donated more than 130,000 pounds of locally grown produce this year at no cost to 109,000 individuals who are struggling with hunger in Chaffee County and across Colorado.

Murdoch Avery Vollmerhausen was born at 11:38 a.m., Oct. 26, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida.

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Students from Avery-Parsons Elementary School lined East Main Street to cheer on veterans as they drive past on Nov. 12. Buena Vista middle and high school students and families honored veterans at a breakfast and assembly on Nov. 11.

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St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Buena Vista will be serving its eighth annual Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Please call 719-395-8424 or 719-395-6597 to let us know you are coming and we will share details on dine in or carry out. To ensure that we have plen…

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Serving one’s country is a family tradition for many Americans. And so it was for Buena Vista resident Armand Boudreau Jr., who said he represented a third, consecutive, patrilineal generation to enlist.

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Veteran Art Volk reflects gratefully on his time in the Marine Corps for the honesty, responsibility and other qualities he learned for life outside the military.

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Serving one’s country is a family tradition for many Americans. And so it was for Buena Vista resident Armand Boudreau Jr., who said he represented a third, consecutive, patrilineal generation to enlist.

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Veteran Art Volk reflects gratefully on his time in the Marine Corps for the honesty, responsibility and other qualities he learned for life outside the military.

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Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Harry “Drew” McFarland graduated from high school in 1978 and worked a short time in the steel mill before the steel industry collapsed. With nowhere else to turn, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an engineer from 1979 to 1983.

Carol Merovka, a retired Family Medicine physician, will discuss “USA For Profit Healthcare: Costs, Impacts and Inequity” at the Chaffee County League of Women Voters Zoom meeting from noon-1:30 p.m., Nov. 8.

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Buena Vista celebrated All Hallow’s Eve with an elementary school parade, Trick or Treat Street and trunk or treating.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation board of directors appointed Betsy Dittenber as the executive director after a 3-month national search. She will begin in the position on Nov. 16, according to a press release.

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Chaffee Housing Authority received $1.3 million in grant funding for the community-driven housing development known as Jane’s Place from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  

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American Legion Post 55 in Buena Vista announced in a press release that Friday night, Oct. 29, will be the last night for bingo at the post.

Chaffee County Writers Exchange invites all interested writers to join a 2-hour Zoom session and Q&A with award-winning author and screenwriter Scott Thomas from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 23.

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VirJeanne Funston Williams celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 9 with a party at Mt. Princeton Trailer Park. Her four children, Bob, Randy, wife Karen, Rhonda and Becky attended. There were over 86 people at the party

VirJeanne Funston Williams celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 9 with a party at Mt. Princeton Trailer Park. Her four children, Bob, Randy, wife Karen, Rhonda and Becky attended. There were over 86 people at the party.

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The Avery-Parsons Elementary School Halloween Parade is on for 2021.

It will take place Friday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. on East Main Street from the school to Railroad Avenue and back, according to a press release from the school.

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The Avery-Parsons Elementary School Halloween Parade is on for 2021. It will take place Friday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. on East Main Street from the school to Railroad Avenue and back.

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Ron Hassell is Chaffee County Fire Protection District’s longest serving member. Hassell has 45 years with the district.

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The Halloween spirit has arrived at the Sunrise Manor on Alsina Street thanks to resident Kip Kelly. From witches and ghosts to bats and spiders, spooks of all kind greet tenants and visitors from the front door and surrounding trees and even throughout the front lobby.

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The Great Futures Gala Tuesday night benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County raised $37,000 for the organization that provides after-school and summer programming for Chaffee County youth.

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The timely topic of “Keeping Elections Accessible and Secure: Colorado State and County Solutions” is the subject of the October League of Women Voters of Chaffee County Drinks & Dialogue session. The Tuesday, October 19th Zoom event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 and is open to the public.

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There is very nice prime color now on the drive up to Cottonwood Lake and also on the drive up to the top of Cottonwood Pass, reports photographer William Helms. Taken Monday afternoon, Sept. 27, this photo looks toward a shoulder of Mt. Princeton from CR 344 off Cottonwood Pass road. Approa…


Local business owner and pharmacist Dr. Lucas Smith will be honored Nov. 4 as this year’s recipient of the Horizon Alumni Award from the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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A BVPD patrol car and the high school band escort the football team downtown during Friday’s Buena Vista High School homecoming parade.

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BVHS homecoming king Calvin Taterschall escorts 2021 queen Molly McMurry at Saturday’s football game

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Embracing Aging Chaffee County held an event at Sunrise Manor in Buena Vista on Tue., Sept. 21. Numerous partner groups came together to offer an informative lecture, health and dental screenings, arts and crafts activities and more. A similar event will be held at the BV Community Center on Sept. 29.