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This story has been corrected as the original band lineup in the story was from last year. The correct lineup has been added while the previous one has been deleted.

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The second Great Colorado vs. Texas Tomato War will be held Sept. 17, the Rotary Club of Buena Vista announced in a press release.

Individuals and teams representing the states of Colorado and Texas will toss two tons of well-ripened tomatoes at each other – all to benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Rocky Mountain Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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The Arkansas Valley Gospel Choir is looking for more people to join their group.

The choir, directed by worship pastor Brandon Chism, will sing music from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir as well as anthems and choruses from the late 20th century.

“From the Smokies to the Rockies: chasing and deciphering fireflies across America” is the title of the Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program at 10 a. m., Sept. 4, at the Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett St., Salida, CO.

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Buena Vista native Jake Riley will return to the Upper Arkansas River Valley for a show at the Tabor Opera House this weekend after years of entertaining crowds throughout the country with his performance poetry. 

Riley, who now lives in Nebraska, will perform in Leadville on Sept. 3 as the opening act for the Vail Valley Band. 

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Legacy Brick donations surpassed $38,000 to pay for the new town stage at McPhelemy Park.

The Leave a Legacy Brick campaign sponsored by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce that began in May 2022, offered people the chance to buy a personalized brick that will be used in the border walkway that will be placed in front of the new town stage.

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The Buena Vista Community Dance returns to the floor Saturday, Sept. 3, after 2 1/2 years of social distancing due to COVID-19.

The Alpine Orchestra is preparing for its fall concert series Nov. 18-20, with Silverthorne resident Mark Jeffery set to conduct the orchestra.

In pursuit of his love of skiing, Jeffery moved from Georgia to Summit County.

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David Lawrence and the Spoonful will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Gold Rush Days festival at McPhelemy Park

“We started 3 to 4 years ago, I was hanging out with Coleman Smith and Gary Sloan after COVID hit we decided to create a band with friends. Since then we’ve been having a fun time playing around Chaffee County and Colorado,” the band’s front man and lead guitarist David Lawrence said.

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Gold Rush Days returns to Buena Vista Aug. 13-14 at McPhelemy Park.

“The chamber realizes how important our roots, history and heritage are to what makes our town so special. With that as the driving force, we are bringing Gold Rush Days back this year to truly focus on that, keep the heritage alive and have a ton of fun together as a community,” Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce executive director Heather Rupska said.

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Deborah Uhl, an art preservationist from New Mexico, is nearly finished with an extensive project to restore the ghost signs on the south exterior wall of the Tabor Opera House, a series of advertisements painted over time.

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Local artist Anyta Vinogradov Cosel taught an adult /teen art class on July 16, through the Buena Vista Public Library.

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The Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado aims to inspire big ideas at McPhelemy Park at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 14, with the musical performance of “Amelia’s Big Idea.”

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The Mountain Mania Car Show once again lines Buena Vista’s East Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9 with a wide array of automobiles.

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The Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado aims to inspire big ideas at McPhelemy Park at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 14, with the musical performance of “Amelia’s Big Idea.”

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The Mountain Mania Car Show once again lines Buena Vista’s East Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9 with a wide array of automobiles.

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When Buena Vista author John DiGirolamo was gathering stories for a book about small-town law enforcement, he talked with a local police officer at Brown Dog Coffee on U.S. 24.

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Independence Day celebrations will start today with a concert at 7 p.m. in Riverside Park , featuring The Falconaires, the official jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation has received the 2022 Endangered Places Progress Award, part of Colorado Preservation Inc.’s annual Dana Crawford & State Honor Awards. The awards program honors individuals, organizations, public agencies and businesses from across the state whose work demonstrates excellence in historic preservation.

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The Buena Vista High School Flex Commons hosted its first all-adult cast for the High Country Fine Arts Association’s weekend presentation of “The Pirates of Penzance.”

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The Fourth of July weekend returns to Buena Vista with festivities and fireworks for what the town is calling Freedom Fest.

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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.