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The Buena Vista board of trustees will discuss appointments to the Chaffee Housing Authority board, vote on retail marijuana ordinances, and hear from a member of the Southern Colorado Economic Development District, an organization with an interest in large capital improvement projects, espe…

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The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce will launch its #ShopBVFirst campaign the week of Thanksgiving, promoting local businesses in an effort to get shoppers to spend their money locally this holiday season.

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Linda Lafford presents Marine Rick Pruitt of Buena Vista a Quilts of Valor hand-stitched creation on Veteran’s Day.

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Avery-Parsons Elementary Students gathered outside the school Wednesday Afternoon to thank veterans for their service. Complying with social distancing requirements, vets drove through the school’s pickup circle waving flags and honking their horns as students held up signs of gratitude.

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Monarch Mountain is staffed, trained and has its building ready for the ski season.

Now it just needs more snow.

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Chaffee County’s two-week positivity rate is edging toward 6 percent as the number of cases continues to rise.

As of Monday the county’s 14-day case count reached 65 with 16 of those cases reported from Friday through Sunday.

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A Colorado Parks and Wildlife search team's two-day recovery effort came to an end midday Monday when divers from Pueblo County Search and Rescue recovered a body in the water at Clear Creek Reservoir.

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George Blake, 99 year old Pearl Harbor veteran and survivor, presented a bottle before assembled veterans at the Elks Club Wednesday night.

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Starting today, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will implement several changes to the type of COVID-19 tests offered at its facilities.

All routine outpatient COVID-19 tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic for results.

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COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County since the beginning of the pandemic has passed the 500 mark. Thursday’s 8 reported cases put the county’s total count at 502. In the last seven days 41 cases were reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

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COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County since the beginning of the pandemic has passed the 500 mark. Thursday’s 8 reported cases put the county’s total count at 502. In the last seven days 41 cases were reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

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The Chaffee County Office of Housing and the Multijurisdictional Housing Authority Steering Committee are seeking interest from the public to fill vacant positions on the newly formed Chaffee Housing Authority’s Board of Directors.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently signed a partnership agreement with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to help educate people on how to recreate responsibly to conserve Colorado’s natural resources.

CPW is the first state agency in the U.S. that oversees parks, fish and wildlife to partner with Leave No Trace and advocate for both public land and wildlife conservation.

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On Nov. 3, Coloradans voted to pass Proposition #114 - The Restoration of Gray Wolves, a measure directing the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to develop a plan to reintroduce gray wolves west of the Continental Divide. With this decision, the planning process for reintroduction will begin.

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Chaffee Arts is pleased to announce a holiday art market located at Arkansas Valley Digital Imaging art gallery, 317 E. Main St. in Buena Vista.

The market will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 20 through Dec. 27  

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Music is returning to the Arkansas Valley as ensembles figure out how to perform while adhering to public health guidelines on social distancing and limiting the size of gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As Colorado Parks and Wildlife opens Fishers Peak State Park for a limited “sneak peek” recreation opportunity, the agency continues to look ahead for future state park opportunities. Demand for accessible outdoor spaces remains high in the state, and CPW invites Coloradans to share their ideas for properties or partnerships that may become the next Colorado state park.

Chaffee County Public Health is launching Chaffee’s Got HEART. This is a new campaign that serves as a unifying message that the strategies to mitigate COVID-19 are still necessary, especially for keeping schools open to in-person learning and businesses operating at the safest capacity possible.

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With county sales tax revenues posting stronger collections than expected during the pandemic, the Chaffee Common Ground Citizens Advisory Committee will consider whether to recommend additional funding for strengthening forest health and reducing wildfire danger.

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The Scarecrow Hide and Seek contest hosted by BV Beautification Advisory Board inspired a creative array of 15 straw folks and spooky tableaus around town last week.  Fun was shared by the scarecrow hosts as well as the seekers who ventured out in search of names and numbers to submit for a …

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Dave Butler describes his work as the service officer with the American Legion Post 55 in Buena Vista in humble terms – a traffic cop helping veterans navigate the Veterans Administration.

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Conversation continued late into the night at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Buena Vista school board over Career and Technical Education and whether Buena Vista High School’s lack of an extensive program of CTE classes meant the district was doing a disservice to students who were opting out of pursuing a 4-year college degree after high school.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday and 34 cases reported in the last seven days.

Monday 3,301 new cases were reported statewide, bringing Colorado’s pandemic total to 135,537.

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Brandon Chism conducts distanced singers of the Arkansas Valley Chamber Choir and Orchestra, in a Monday evening rehearsal of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, which the group will perform, livestreamed from the sanctuary of ClearView Church on Dec. 11.

“The performing arts, that can be a place where people of significant differences can come together and not just tolerate each other, but really support each other and help us focus on what’s most important,” Chism told The Times last week. “If there was ever a time we needed a performance like this concert, I believe it’s now.”

The performance will be streamed live at www.clearviewcommunity.org at 7 p.m., Dec. 11.

There will be links on ClearView’s main page to take them to the live stream on YouTube. More information about the concert can also be found on their Facebook page by searching for @ArkValleyChamber.

Also on Nov. 14, music will fill the ClearView Sanctuary and stream into your home with a performance by the Alpine Orchestra.

Since implementing its first round of ordinances meant to regulate short-term rentals in 2019, the City of Leadville has faced persistent challenges in how to regulate the booming industry. After gathering data and looking to other small towns facing similar issues, the city is embarking on a process to refine the regulations.

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Chaffee County reported the addition of 15 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and Thursday.

Thursday’s report of 11 cases is the highest single day increase among the general community. Through Wednesday the county’s two-week positivity rate stood at 3.69 percent.

The county issued an updated public health order Wednesday which states:

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The Alpine Orchestra will perform “Through the Ages,” at 7 p.m., Nov. 14 with a program for what director Mary Hallman calls “a double string quartet with two more,” featuring the music of Mozart, Debussy and Bach, both real and imagined.

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Scheduled for discussion are possible changes to the town’s water rights policies, the 2021 fee schedule and the amounts associated with a group of penalty assessments passed last meeting at the Buena Vista board of trustees next regular meeting set for Nov. 10.

A 58-year-old male inmate from the Colorado Department of Corrections died Tuesday at the Littleton Adventist Hospital.

The inmate had been transported to a Cañon City area hospital on Oct. 14 after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and was later transferred to Littleton.

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Every semester Buena Vista High School recognizes our outstanding students earning a grade point average of 3.8 or greater.

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Filmmaker Connie “Paprika” Leaverton of Buena Vista garnered another accolade for her documentary “Hiko in Tonga” last month, earning the award for best editing in the feature documentary at the Marina Del Ray film festival.

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Joe Cogan, a rancher and conservationist in the Buena Vista area with an encyclopedic knowledge of Arkansas Valley lore, died Saturday at the age of 86.

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Chaffee County Democrat Keith Baker won the election for county commissioner Tuesday garnering 7,820 votes or 57.94 percent.

All schools and classes within the Buena Vista School District system are in-person, said district superintendent Lisa Yates in her weekly update to district families on Nov. 2.

The second time was the charm for a measure allowing businesses to sell retail marijuana in Buena Vista, as unofficial results from Nov. 3’s election show that ballot question 2B was approved by BV voters.

Fremont County Republican Ron Hanks won House District 60 with nearly 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday, defeating Salida Democrat Lori Boydston.

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Chaffee County Public Health is working with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to update the county mitigation plan in light of an increased case count in the county.

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Chaffee County Public Health from Saturday to Monday, bringing the pandemic total to 449 cases for the county.

While President Donald Trump has claimed victory in his bid for re-election – as he said he would do days before polls had even closed – the race for the 46th president of the United States is still up in the air, with his Democratic opponent Joe Biden leading in electoral college votes with six states still counting their ballots Wednesday morning.