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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 (Comirnaty) vaccine to allow for a single booster dose to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series for:

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Recent dry conditions prompted Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at 8 a.m., Sept. 24 for unincorporated Chaffee County.

The long-range weather forecast predicts little to no moisture for Chaffee County, a press release stated.

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The town of Buena Vista and Peak To Peak Pickleball Club took a major step toward funding six new courts adjacent to the existing tennis courts at the Buena Vista River Park.

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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.

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Sandy Boyd of Buena Vista and Oren Dreeben of Salida will be recognized as Club Heroes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County’s Great Futures Gala on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.

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14erFest is bringing dozens of events to Buena Vista this weekend, starting on Friday and continuing through Sunday. East Main Street will close to vehicle traffic from Colorado Avenue to Court Street to make way for a vendor village and meet-ups for dozens of events.

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The Buena Vista Classic high school cross country meet was held for the first time at McMurry Ranch in Nathrop Tuesday and BVHS boys and girls varsity teams both earned wins at the inaugural event.

Molly McMurry placed second for the Lady Demons with a time of 23 minutes, 42.5 seconds and Nate Plotner took first place in 19:10.40.

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Four rows of tables stretched down East Main Street from Railroad Avenue to Court Street, bookended by fire engines and bustling with people for 2021's BV Strong community dinner.

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By late afternoon on Sept. 18, the Meadows erupted into battle cries, laughter and tomato-throwing chaos.

Buena Vista Rotary Club member and co-coordinator J. David Holt felt very positive about the overall event. By the end, he reported about 250 people, 100 of them participants, and close to $10,000 raised for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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More than 35 years after it first opened as The Pantry, the natural food store at the north end of Buena Vista continues to grow and evolve—now under the leadership of Adam and Anna Heinauer.

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Buena Vista’s 14erFest returns Sept. 24–26 bringing a wide range of outdoor activities and events. 2021’s fest will be the fourth. Attendees grew from the low triple digits in 2018 to around 2,000 in 2019.

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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.

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NAMI Chaffee County will be offering a virtual family and friends seminar from 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18.

This is a free 90-minute seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.

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The time is upon us for Buena Vista’s favorite annual outdoor meal. BV Strong is bringing hundreds of tables onto East Main Street Monday, Sept. 20 in the spirit of food and friendship.

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Friday, Sept. 17

CONCERT Friday at Turner Farm 6-8 p.m. Ken Lant and Barb Maxey

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The Chalk Creek Stampede time trials were held at McMurry Ranch in Nathrop Sept. 11–12. 22 teams sent almost 300 racers around the 13-mile course over 2 days. BV Racing entered 26 participants in the event. Salida Racing entered 27.

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The Chaffee County Clerk’s Office announced completion of renovations to its ballot processing room at 104 Crestone Ave. and will offer tours of the space Wednesday and Thursday.

The Wednesday tour will start at 9 a.m., and the Thursday tour will be at 3 p.m. Preregistration through the clerk’s office is required.

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Buena Vista brought home the Butch Braswell Invitational at Salida Golf Club and beat the event hosts on their home course with a 2-stroke victory.

Demon senior Chandler Smethers carded a medalist 77, finishing one stroke ahead of Salida freshman Avery Duquette

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After a year of Zoom and outdoor lectures, the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will reopen their lecture series with a reception and a presentation by two paleontologists at the Salida SteamPlant Sept. 19.

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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.

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The annual Optimist Charity Golf Tournament at the Collegiate Peaks Golf Course drew 46 participants last month.

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High Rocky Riders presented Colorado Off Road Enterprises founder Marcus Trusty with a $1,000 check at their recent meeting. Trusty said he started the stewardship group to do something positive for outdoor riders.

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The Chalk Creek Stampede returns to the McMurry Ranch in Nathrop Sept. 11-12 where BV Racing will open the Colorado High School Cycling League season opener.

BV Racing coach Taf McMurry says the event this weekend still needs volunteers and race marshals for both days. 

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Applefest returns to Turner Farm on West Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features music all day, an apple pie contest, activities for kids and adults, lunch and a Victorian dress show.

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Buena Vista’s Zaila Smith won the 2A girls race at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede (Pre-State) 2021 by almost 26 seconds.

Smith finished the 83-runner, 5,000-meter event in 20 minutes, 14.4 seconds, well ahead of runnerup Eliana Caucutt of Golden View Classical Academy’s 20:40.2.

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The Demons golf team and Collegiate Peaks Golf Course hosted the second round of the Tri-Peaks League Tournament Tuesday.

Tournament medalist Chandler Smethers led the Demons to a third-place team finish. Smethers carded a 78 to finish 4 strokes ahead of a 2-way tied for second.

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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.

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Chaffee County Mentors is proud to present our August Match of the Month, Bill Hussey and Skylar Schodorf. Bill and Skylar have been matched since January 2021.

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After a year of Zoom and outdoor lectures, the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will reopen its lecture series with a reception and a presentation by two paleontologists discussing “The Colorado Fossil Discovery that Rocked the World.”

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Rhonda Davis, left, presents a check for $5,000 on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Racquet Club to Jennifer Eggleston, receiving on behalf of the Peak to Peak Pickleball Club. The pickleballers are constructing courts north of the tennis courts.

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A one-day workshop will be held at the UAACOG building, 3224-A Independence Road, Cañon City, starting at 1 p.m., Sept. 16. 

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This photo was taken in 1911 inside a bar on Main Street in the building that is now the Pearl Theater. 

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Chaffee Arts reported a total of 1,000 visitors to the Open Awards Show at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum during Aug. 21-29. Admission to the art show was free as Chaffee Arts covered visitor admission fees to the museum.

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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Reese, the first Colorado State Parks manager for the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, during GARNA’s 25th Birthday Bash Fundraiser.

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The Buena Vista school board held a meeting at Buena Vista High School on Aug. 30 to gather community input on how to leverage school properties in order to pursue a set of goals.

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