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Pirates, romance and comedy fill the stage at the Buena Vista High School’s Flex Commons during High Country Fine Arts Association’s all-adult production “The Pirates of Penzance.”

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation will be partnering with Bonfire Entertainment to present the second annual Renewal Festival featuring Billy Strings.

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Participants rode hard in the 101st Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo last weekend, delighting fans with a display of showmanship and skill.

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Buena Vista has a summer filled with outdoor musical performances and events lined up for June-September of 2022.

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Central Colorado Unmanned Aircraft Systems will participate in Drone Safety Day, a day dedicated by the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on drone flying.

Pikes Peak Historical Society will host its chautauqua at 2 p.m., June 19, at Lake George Charter School.

Guest speaker will be Linda Balough who will be sharing the story of Lt. Zebulon Pike with focus on the Southwestern expedition he and a team of soldiers made in 1806-07 to explore the more southern area of the Louisiana Purchase.  Referencing Pike’s journal, she will help attendees track the route in Colorado toward Pikes Peak and on through the South Park, toward present-day Leadville and back down to Buena Vista. 

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Chaffee Arts is proud to announce that art from the elevateHER girls will be on display at the Open Awards Art Show.  There will be 15 pieces that were created during the free art classes that Chaffee Arts offers to the elevateHER girls’ program in Buena Vista and Salida.  

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A new outdoor stage is in the planning stages for McPhelemy Park this fall with the intent of providing a shade structure and area to host live music.

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The 50th annual Buena Vista High School Creative Arts Fair celebrated the students’ talents of both past and present.

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Grant Farm will reform to play the reopening of the Lariat since their split in 2020. The band also played the reopening of the Lariat 5 years ago.

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The Noteables will present their spring concert series “Circle of Life” May 6-8 in Salida and Buena Vista.  Celebrating the healing power of music is the program’s message as the songs lead listeners on a journey through the circle of life. 

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Audiences experienced 14 songs selected from various American composers throughout time during the Collegiate Peaks Chorale concert “A Celebration of American Composers” last weekend. Each song was followed by utterances of “Wow!” and generous applause.

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Buena Vista will host the Locals Concert presented by the Salida-Aspen Concert Series with a repeat performance at 7 p.m., May 1, at the Buena Vista High School Performance Commons. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m..

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After submitting an audition video recording in 2019, the Buena Vista High School concert band was accepted to perform live at Disneyland. After a long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that trip finally took flight March 17-22.

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This month, the Collegiate Peaks Chorale commemorates the music of American culture and history with “A Celebration of American Composers.”

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BVHS students who recently participated in the CSU-Pueblo Festival of Winds Honor Band included, front row from left, Keyden Schneiter, trumpet; Danielle Neufeld, clarinet; Peytn Wakefield and Audrey McFadden, clarinet; second row Marti Bott, BVHS Band director; Caleb Collier, horn; Andrew C…

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Noise ordinance changes were discussed during the board of trustee’s meeting March 29. This discussion was brought up by code enforcement officer Grant Bryans who suggested changes be made to the town noise policy on music and activity on private property, and enforceability of noise ordinances.

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Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze on Monday expressed the need to put more safety measures in place for events such as the proposed Meet Me at the Creek (renamed Renewal. -DS) concert weekend tentatively scheduled for Sept. 23-24 at the Meadows in Buena Vista.

Salida Council for the Arts is seeking artists for the 10th annual Valley Visions Show set for April 14-17 at the Salida SteamPlant Ballroom.

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 Concert promoter Live Nation announced it will move its Seven Peaks Music Festival from Buena Vista to outside Villa Grove, after Saguache County Commissioners approved a special use permit.

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The BVHS Trident Theatre Company is “chillin’ like a villain” in the upcoming production “Disney’s Descendants: The Musical” March 3-6. Back row, from left: Josh Flemming, Elliana Cervenca and Calvin Tattershall. Front row: Camden Smith.

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange has teamed with local schools and libraries to offer a youth writing contest “It Happened Near Here…”

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Buena Vista favorites Trout Steak Revival are returning to the Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel Feb. 11. Last heard and seen at the same venue in late 2019, the band has since released a new album and stripped back to a four-piece.