In recent weeks, Leadville District Ranger Pat Mercer presented to the Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Open Space Initiative (LCOSI) on the district’s plan to address vehicle-based dispersed camping.
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Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is among 12 trail projects and a state trail program chosen by the Coalition for Recreational Trails as recipients of its 2021 Tom Petri Recreational Trails Program Achievement Awards.
Tourism’s importance to the local economy, tourism’s effect on outdoor recreation, workforce issues and more were topics of recent resident and business surveys and a Future of Tourism Workshop that the Lake County Tourism Panel implemented. All are part of work the Lake County Tourism Panel…
The Buena Vista school board convened Nov. 29 to swear in Lynn Montoya and Nancy Best and say farewell to Erik Phillips and Ken McMurry.
Drought conditions in the Chaffee County area are not likely to abate any time soon, as climatologists at the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration have predicted a return of La Niña for the second winter in a row.
Chaffee County nonprofits have a chance to get a little extra money this year as part of Colorado Gives Day Dec. 7.
Colorado Gives is a year-round online donation tool for nonprofits around the state.
Jailhouse owner Johnny Hughes holds a commemorative local historical landmark plaque presented to him Nov. 18 by, from left, Buena Vista trustee Libby Fay, Mayor Duff Lacy, Historical Preservation Commission members Katy Welter and Nancy Loche, principal planner Mark Doering and HPC member J…
The 2022 budget for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center projects 9 percent growth in volume with an associated 7.4 percent increase in patient care staff areas.
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.
Chaffee County EMS, in partnership with Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and Chaffee County Public Health will begin offering walk-up monoclonal antibodies treatment (mAb) beginning Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m.
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- New camping management takes shape on public lands
- Buena Vista Police Department reports arrests, citations
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Buena Vista residents’ concerns about the local post office have gained the attention of Colorado’s U.S. senators. After post office box rates sharply increased in late summer, resurrecting a decades-old controversy, BV joined many other rural Colorado communities in lamenting the state of their postal services.
The eighth annual Thanksgiving dinner held at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church is supported by a group of volunteers, many helping out since the church’s first Thanksgiving dinner, as well as the community itself.
Chaffee County Public Health announced Wednesday that as cases hit record highs, and to prepare for future surges, the department has begun streamlining protocols, emphasizing personal accountability and responsibility.
Not all cases will be directly contacted by public health so positive cases are asked to contact public health and let them know if they are a breakthrough case.
A 69-year-old unvaccinated man and a 92-year-old woman from the north end of Chaffee County of unknown vaccination status are the two most recent deaths from COVID-19 in the county.
Eight Buena Vista High School students represented Buena Vista at the Tri-Peaks League Honor Band in Manitou Springs Nov. 8-9.
Every semester Buena Vista High School recognizes our outstanding students earning a grade point average of 3.8 or greater in at least five academic classes.
Second-ranked Centauri has outscored its opponents 41-7 this season based on a balanced attack and big-play opportunism.
No. 3 Buena Vista (11-0) travels down the San Luis Valley for a 1 p.m., kickoff at 10-0 Centauri High School in La Jara in the Class 1A state semifinals.
As Lake County’s real estate market continues to boom, demonstrating impressive growth in recent years, new developments are emerging where buildable land is available, and Lake County Building and Land Use is enduring a significant increase in building permits submitted to the department.
Chaffee County has seen a steady increase in building permits for single-family dwellings every year for the last 11 years, except 2020 and 2017. In 2010 91 permits were issued for single-family homes, while 293 permits have been issued so far in 2021.
From quick naps trailside to long stretches of sleep-deprived running on desert trails, this year’s finish line of the Moab 240, an endurance race that stretches throughout Utah’s vast landscape, was welcomed by Leadville ultra endurance runners Annie Hughes and Marvin Sandoval, who ran a portion of the race together in early October.
Building permit data from the past 5 years in both Buena Vista and Chaffee County indicate strong growth in single family dwelling permits issued. Multi-family dwellings have not shown growth as strong or consistent in town and are not as closely tracked or reported by the county.
Chaffee County commissioners extended the county’s declaration of local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic during their Tuesday meeting.
Transmission of COVID-19 in our county is at an all-time high, Andrea Carlstrom, director of Chaffee County Public Health, stated in a press release Wednesday.
The health department is planning a different response to COVID-19 during the current surge in cases.
The total number of COVID-19 cases since data collection began in March 2020 topped 2,000 people in Chaffee County Tuesday with the addition of 36 new cases.
It was the largest increase this month. Nov. 2 was the second largest, with an increase of 29 cases. Thursday saw an additional 27 cases reported.
Chaffee County Commissioners shared a consensus opinion at their Nov. 9 meeting that additional precautions are the right measure at this time in light of the surging case numbers, the county stated in a Friday afternoon press release, adding that virtual meetings are an effective tool for public engagement. A recent high of 36 positive COVID cases was identified on Nov. 9, and >220 positive cases have been reported over the past 2 weeks.
The resource advisory committee covering the Rocky Mountain region for the Secure Rural Schools program is being restructured. The Greater Rocky Mountain RAC in the Rocky Mountain Region will be created by consolidating the Saguache-Upper Rio Grande, Rocky Mountain and San Juan RACs.
Chaffee County received more than $250,000 from the program this year.
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…
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.