The Shining Mountains Montessori School will begin accepting applications for enrollment Friday, Jan. 21. Located in the historic chapel at 343 U.S. 24 South, lead teacher and school director Lisa Lamb said the school should open to students in April or May.
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January’s COVID-19 case count surpassed the November high of 434 cases in a month Thursday, making this the most case-heavy month since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The Chaffee County Writers Exchange is sponsoring a “WE Write” writing seminar via Zoom on the topic “Rewriting History” from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers rescued a moose that had become trapped in the basement of a house Jan. 10 in Breckenridge.
The Sangre de Cristo Electric Association has announced intended rate restructuring that has the co-op’s board getting zapped by some members opposed to the measures.
The Game Trail subdivision northwest of Buena Vista received official designation as a Firewise USA site. The homeowners’ association gained recognition in December, in partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service and Chaffee County Fire Protection District.
Betty Gwynn celebrated her 100th birthday with her family on December 26, 2021. In 1958, Betty and Nort moved their family to Buena Vista and established Gwynn’s Pharmacy on Main Street.
The Peak to Peak Pickleball Club has secured a grant through the Daniels Fund toward their ongoing project to construct six new pickleball courts at the River Park adjacent to the tennis courts.
The stated purpose of the Jan. 10 Buena Vista school district board of education’s work session was to discuss and gather feedback on all the district’s recent property sales decisions. However, most of the hour-long work session ended up being devoted to discussing the presently uncertain future of Chaffee County High School.
The Buena Vista school district’s board of education held its first work session and regular meeting of the year on Jan. 10 in a hybrid format.
The meeting room at 113 North Court St. was full to capacity and about a dozen attended via Zoom.
- Shining Mountains school eyes spring opening
- Barbara Cadreau
- Courthouse dominated 1896 Buena Vista landscape
- Robert Freed
- Leland Lively
- Outdoor spectacles
- Sangre De Cristo Electric Association rate structure changes have solar community buzzing
- Chaffee County High School future discussed post-building sale
- Former U.S. Army Nurse Corp 1st Lt. Betty Gwynn celebrates centennial birthday
- Game Trail earns Firewise USA designation
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Policing in Buena Vista went out with a bang in 2021 (figuratively – no shots fired), including a reported stolen vehicle pursuit on Christmas Eve, said chief of police Dean Morgan.
Nomination petition packets for this year’s municipal elections became available at town hall on Jan. 4. Those wishing to run for office must obtain the packet and signatures from at least 10 in-town residents by Jan. 24.
While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has canceled some New Year’s Eve events, others were still planned as of press time. Because the Omicron variant is expected to spread rapidly, partygoers should check venues for the latest updates before heading out.
Beverly Van Campen, creator of Chaffee County Women Who Care, is moving to Michigan, but the work of the loosely organized group of women who have been helping local nonprofit organizations since October 2018 will continue.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 188 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 170 countries and territories.
Twenty-two Chaffee County nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $405,742 through the Chaffee County Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board's 2021 competitive grant program.
Christmas week is one of the higher travel periods in Colorado.
Road conditions can change quickly at this time of year. Drivers can receive updated road and weather information by calling 511 or by checking www.cotrip.org. Specific information regarding Interstate 70 also is available at: www.GoI70.com.
The area called Chinaman Gulch east of Johnson Village near Trout Creek, is in the national and international media spotlight this week. The gulch was proposed to be renamed Yan Sing Gulch by the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board on Dec. 16 by a unanimously approved motion.
Chaffee County Assessor Brenda Mosby said taxpayers should know what to expect on their property tax bills this coming year.
With Coloradans hitting the roads to spend the holidays with family and friends, CDOT is reminding drivers and their passengers about the importance of using seat belts.
Buena Vista resident and founder of Noah’s Ark Rafting & Adventure Co. Chuck Cichowitz received a National Wilderness Partnership Award from the USDA Forest Service for his collaborative stewardship work in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
The Arkansas Valley’s river rafting guides have had a few days to consider Arkansas Valley Adventure and Colorado River Outfitters Association’s lawsuit against federal labor regulators, filed Dec. 7.
Most were agreed that wages should be increased across the raft guide industry.