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A story in the Feb. 11 Best of Buena Vista Favorites special pubication describes a product sold and used by Cause + Medic as hydrochloric acid. This is incorrect: Cause + Medic products use hypochlorous acid.

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While CKS Paddlefest “as it has happened in the past” will not be taking place this Memorial Day weekend, some of the land-based competitions that make up the riversports celebration are moving ahead.

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Fading West Development laid down the foundations for the Farm in 2017, a 218-unit housing development in Buena Vista that sought to bring attainable housing prices to the Upper Arkansas Valley with manufactured homes.

Hunters hoping to draw a big-game license in Colorado in 2021 are urged to review the changes in license requirements and fees prior to the March 1 opening of the application period (March 1 – April 6 at 8 p.m. MT). For a good overview of what’s in store, watch CPW’s “What’s New” video for the 2021 big-game seasons.

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A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.

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A 92-year-old resident of Chaffee County has died from COVID-19 and Chaffee County reported 1,031 cases of the virus as of Monday.

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Since opening in 2018, Sorelle Delicatessen has grown quickly in popularity.

Chaffee County Times readers voted for the deli in multiple categories in Best of BV 2020, earning the restaurant a Buena Vista-most four awards: Favorite Employer, Favorite Restaurant, Favorite Lunch Spot and Favorite Curbside Takeout Service, the fourth award tied with Simple Eatery.

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Buena Vista closed out the year 2020 with a year-to-year increase of 20.7% in sales tax returns in the month of December.

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Lake County Coroner Shannon Kent and deputy coroner Staci Kent were arrested Feb. 18 after law enforcement agents found improperly stored human remains at what had been the couple’s Silverthorne funeral home.

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The Buena Vista school district board of directors shared a meeting Monday evening via a linkage with the town of Buena Vista.

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A presentation by Colorado Department of Transportation engineers to Poncha Springs trustees proposed a signaled intersection rather than a roundabout option for the north intersection of U.S. 285 and U.S. 50.

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Gary Labor, who was charged in connection with the July 14, 2018 death of Matthew Massaro at Buena Vista Correctional Complex, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of contraband in the first degree, a Class 4 felony, Feb. 10 in 11th Judicial District court.

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Back in November, Keith Baker won re-election to his seat on the three-person Board of Chaffee County Commissioners, representing the northern part of the county.

Months later, Baker came out on top again in another democratic vote: Baker was named Favorite Public Servant by the readers of The Chaffee County Times Best of BV poll.

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Dedication to giving one’s time for others doesn’t go unnoticed in Buena Vista. For Best of BV 2020, resident Nancy Taylor was voted Volunteer of the Year.

“I’m incredibly honored to be rewarded for doing something that is such a source of joy and enrichment in my life. A huge part of the credit goes to my wonderful friends and neighbors who’ve stepped up to help with countless projects over the years,” she says. “I’m certain there are others in town that deserve this recognition more than I do, and I sincerely thank all who voted for me.”

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Cause + Medic, the spa and retail supplier of environmentally friendly cleaning products, was voted Best New Business in 2020 and Favorite Massage/Body work.

Coming in first in addition to those two in the Best of BV poll, Cause + Medic’s hydrochloric acid based Clean Republic hand sanitizer was named the town’s favorite as well.

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There have been 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Chaffee County in the last week, and 74 in the last 14 days.

One new case was reported among the community and one was reported among staff at the department of corrections Thursday.

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A current public hearing in front of commissioners is revealing a bigger problem that currently exists in Nathrop, or as Chaffee County planning manager Jon Roorda put it, “We are trying to deal with streets, lots and alleys created in 1881, in 2021.”

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After a bit of a slow start to the ski season at Monarch Mountain, snow storms have been steadily hitting the ski area during the last month.

The mountain has received 25 inches of snow in the last seven days as of Thursday and received a measurable amount of snow in 12 of the first 18 days of February, said Scott Pressly, Monarch’s vice president of mountain operations.

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When Charlie and I both wore the clothes of younger men, I owned a successful organization that provided hunting and fishing opportunities for folks in several states in addition to packaging trips to exotic locations worldwide in the same pursuit.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Chaffee County Department of Human Services announce an individual assistance program aimed at filling existing gaps in both eligibility and funding for Chaffee County residents.

Atmos Energy responded last Wednesday to a natural gas outage caused by a third-party construction crew late Tuesday night, Feb. 9.

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February is only halfway over, but it’s already been one of the deadliest months for avalanches in the history of Colorado. Six people have died in avalanches already this month, including two more during the weekend, bringing the number of fatalities to 10 this season.

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In December, Chuck and Lindy Chicowitz sold the whitewater rafting outfitter they started on the Upper Arkansas River in 1983. Noah’s Ark will now have two longtime employees at the helm.

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Chaffee County Public Health, the town of Buena Vista and Sangre de Cristo Electric Association combined resources to schedule Buena Vista’s first mass vaccination clinic Feb. 16.

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Two by two, vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Sangre de Cristo Electric Association at the north end of town for Buena Vista’s first mass vaccination event. Chaffee County Public Health distributed 115 of the first round of shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Bailey-area residents have apparently made their voices heard after months of committe meetings, letter-writing and town-hall style get-togethers.

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As temperatures dipped rapidly Saturday evening, Chaffee County Search & Rescue-North and a Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputy were called to Browns Canyon National Monument to escort a group of hikers back to the trailhead.

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Are you curious about our local wildlife? Join the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) for a virtual lecture, “A Wildlife Wander”, presented by Ryan Kempfer and Chris Kassar of Elk Raven Photography.

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Membership in a 4-H club means more than just projects and meetings. For some, it can inspire a career path.

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Ark-Valley Humane Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the welfare of companion animals through compassion and care, announced the election of its 2021 board of directors.

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Local chapters throughout Colorado are celebrating recognition by the National Association of Secretaries of State of the contributions the League of Women Voters Colorado made to the success of the state’s 2020 elections

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Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s wholesale electricity provider, Tri-State Generation, filed a plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission at the end of last year that states the wholesaler would double its solar and wind resources by 2030.