Choose Life Toymakers is gearing up for Christmas. Our goal is to make 1,250 small wooden toys with wheels to give to Christmas outreaches like Operation Christmas Child.
Chaffee County Heritage Area Advisory Board invites the public to the presentation of the National Historic Register for the Maxwell School from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17. The plaque will be presented at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of CR 326 and CR 321/Rodeo Road in Buena Vista.
The madams of the early 1900s return to give their personal stories in “Madams of Central Colorado” on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum.
The Chaffee County Community Foundation is pleased to announce an innovative grant program targeting the twin crises of housing and childcare.
A siren cued the fishing lines to fly into the Town Lake at McPhelemy Park for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Sept. 4.
A total of 69 fish were caught by the 107 kids registered for the event.
Remember to cool down if ever confronted by an aggressive driver. This article is written in order to remind you to keep your cool if you find yourself in a heated situation.
Chaffee County residents can visit sustainable homes and learn to save money by using less energy at the third annual Chaffee Green Homes Tour on Sept. 11-12.
The free tour kicks off at the Salida Farmer’s Market in Salida (Alpine Park at 5th and E Street) Saturday, Sept. 11, starting at 9 a.m.
The Salida Circus leads a new workshop beginning in September at the Buena Vista Public Library.
Animal Crackers, a program geared toward children ages 2–5, teaches stretching, games and circus skills, will be held at 10 a.m, each Wednesday at the library.
- Justin Gardunio
- Nighttime cliff rescue: Tech teams use drones on ‘spicy’ mission to aid cliffed-out hiker
- Bear in Steamboat Springs put down after trapping family in home for 45 minutes
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- Ed Sampson
- Buena Vista Trails close to bridge over Cottonwood Creek
- Maxwell School to be named to National Historic Register
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BV Strong’s organizers have revealed a new t-shirt design for this year, on sale for their sole fundraising activity. Tees must be ordered by Sept. 9 can be picked up locally on Sept. 17–18. The annual community dinner that fills blocks of East Main Street will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p…
This photo from Buena Vista Heritage was donated by Alice Meyers in 1979.
This is the north side of Main Street showing all the brick buildings still standing.
According to a survey conducted by hungerfreecolorado.org in April 2021, 16% of Colorado children do not get adequate nutrition due to financial constraints, while a third of Coloradans lack reliable access to nutritious food.
How much these issues impact Buena Vista remains something of an open question.
The third annual golf tournament sponsored by the Park County Sheriff’s Office to benefit the Nate Carrigan Scholarship Fund will take place at 7 a.m. Thursday at Collegiate Peaks Golf Course in Buena Vista.
Buena Vista Recreation is hosting a free event called Buena Vista Heritage at the BV River Park Pavilion/Sand Volleyball Courts Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Three performers will appear at Turner Farm on Aug. 15 at Turner Farm for a night of comedy and music that will begin at 5 p.m.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County is planning a new, countywide event – the Great Futures Gala in the Pavilion at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.
This photo shows the Heywood Hot Springs in Chalk Creek in the early 1880s, the first commercial hot springs in the canyon.
The crowd at the annual Habitat for Humanity Macaroni and Cheese Bake-off Thursday at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort was smaller this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but appetites were as large as ever.
In celebrating local and Western history, Gold Rush Days once again featured the First Colorado Volunteers and their Civil War encampment. Joining them for her own reenactment was Susan Hillring from the Front Range, sharing the inspirational story of Louisa Hawkins Canby, the woman known as the Angel of Santa Fe.
Buena Vista native and local history buff Tim Stange presented the story of Mary Murphey mine worker Louis Shultz at the BV train depot at McPhelemy Park for Gold Rush Days.
This 1902 photo is of Town Lake at McPhelemy Park with the Princeton Hotel on the right. On the far left is the two story brick schoolhouse with the St. Rose Catholic Church in the center.
The hotel was on the west side of the lake where the Lakeside Motel is now located. The brick schoolhouse is on the location of the Catholic Church Hall and the St. Rose church is where the present Catholic Church is located now.
The Chaffee County Community Foundation is announcing the opening of the application process for organizations interested in applying to Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s Community Grants program.
The Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission announced four additional hearings to its roadshow schedule in a Friday press release.
Colorado’s Move Over Law recently was modified to define what “slow down” means in relation to specific speed limits.
The law requires drivers to move over or slow down when approaching an emergency vehicle (police, fire and ambulance), a tow truck or a highway maintenance vehicle when their red, yellow or blue emergency lights are activated, a press release stated.
Gold Rush Days is coming back to Buena Vista July 31–Aug. 1.
Performances will take place at the train depot at McPhelemy Park and at the Buena Vista River Park, the vendors location, with a shuttle running in between.
NAMI Chaffee County is starting an in-person Family Support Group beginning July 22 that will meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
The group will meet 6-7:30 p.m., at the Salida United Methodist Church, 228 E. Fourth St.
Bud and Joyce McBroom, center, are presented a Quilts of Valor piece by Connie Biederbeck, left, and Judy Querry. The Mesa Antero resident served in the U.S. Army Special Forces in Central and South America in the mid-1960s, Vietnam ‘67-’68 and other assignments as followed in Korea, the Middle East and Africa.
Gordon Henry and his wife Holly display their Quilt of Valor. Gordon joined the Navy and became an Aviation Electricians Mate in a fighter squadron and then the Naval Aviation Cadet program. He flew single engine, single seat jet attack aircraft from aircraft carriers and several Naval Air s…