Salidan Nathan Ward recently added the coveted Emmy statuette to his collection of awards for his independent film “The Rider and the Wolf.” The film was about Mike Rust, a former Salidan, and his role in the sport of mountain biking.
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The special guests list for Renewal, Billy Strings’ 2-day music event and record release party at The Meadows, has been revealed at last. The sold-out show is set to take place on Sept. 24–25. A waitlist is available for any still hoping to attend.
The madams of the early 1900s return to give their personal stories in “Madams of Central Colorado” on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum.
The Tabor Opera House received national attention in an Aug. 6 New York Times article for its historic stage scenery, which dates from 1879 to 1902. “A Hidden Trove Gives a Glimpse of Opera in the Wild West” tells the tale of what is believed to be the finest collection of historic scenery in North America.
Chaffee County commissioners met in Buena Vista for the first time in 18 months Aug. 17 at the Buena Vista Community Center.
Although the meeting was in person, the county has chosen to continue convening meetings virtually until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.
The Honeydrops visit the Lawn at South Main Aug. 24-25.
Both nights, Nathan & Jessie will be opening and after the Honeydrops show on the Lawn Tuesday night, Dragondeer will play a free show after the Honeydrops in the Surf Hotel’s Ivy Ballroom at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, there will be a free late night Lobby Jam inside the Surf Hotel.
Colorado TINTS (Theater In NonTraditional Spaces) will celebrate the designation of A Church, 419 D St., as part of the National Votes for Women Trail at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 with a production of “Mother! The Story of Mother Jones” at A Church.
Three performers will appear at Turner Farm on Aug. 15 at Turner Farm for a night of comedy and music that will begin at 5 p.m.
Not a day goes by for artist Evelyn Gottschall Baker without a visit to her home-based studio.
She has worked largely with glass sculpting, stained glass and painting. These days she has left painting and stained glass behind to focus primarily on kiln-formed glass sculptures.
Renewal is the official name of the 2-night musical event to be hosted by South Main Arts and Park Trust and Bonfire Entertainment at the Meadows on Sept. 24–25.
In celebrating local and Western history, Gold Rush Days once again featured the First Colorado Volunteers and their Civil War encampment. Joining them for her own reenactment was Susan Hillring from the Front Range, sharing the inspirational story of Louisa Hawkins Canby, the woman known as the Angel of Santa Fe.
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Buena Vista native and local history buff Tim Stange presented the story of Mary Murphey mine worker Louis Shultz at the BV train depot at McPhelemy Park for Gold Rush Days.
In an interview and press release provided exclusively to The Times, Bonfire Entertainment’s Scotty Stoughton announced that Billy Strings will return to Buena Vista for this year’s Renewal artist showcase Sept. 24–25.
Rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ re-enactments are coming to McPhelemy Park and River Park Saturday and Sunday, so citizens are reminded not to be alarmed or feel the need to notify law enforcement if they head gunshots.
Here’s the BV Chamber of Commerce’s full schedule of events.
Meet Me at the Creek was approved for the Meadows Sept. 24–25 after the Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners approved the permit July 20 after considerable time spent on public comment. Event producer Scotty Stoughton has not yet released the performer lineup.
Meet Me at the Creek has been approved to take place at The Meadows on Sept. 24–25. The board of county commissioners approved the permit on Tuesday afternoon after considerable time spent on public comment. Event producer Scotty Stoughton has not yet released the performer lineup.
Gold Rush Days is coming back to Buena Vista July 31–Aug. 1.
Performances will take place at the train depot at McPhelemy Park and at the Buena Vista River Park, the vendors location, with a shuttle running in between.
Chaffee County’s most recent health restrictions—even as Gov. Jared Polis lifted all COVID-19 related emergency orders in the state—caused Seven Peaks to cancel its plans for the 2021 event, it announced in a release to ticket holders and others Friday afternoon.
Chaffee County's most recent health restrictions – even as Gov. Jared Polis lifted all COVID-19 related emergency orders in the state – caused Seven Peaks to cancel its plans for the 2021 event, it announced in a release to ticket holders and others Friday afternoon.
Soundpost Acoustics of Longmont was engaged to monitor sound levels during the August 2016 Vertex Music Festival at the Meadows near Buena Vista.
The report states at no time did sound levels exceed the 105dBA limit at the property line, but acknowledged there was a more accurate measurement of bass tones that were detected far from the property boundary.
The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners gave Live Nation until July 6 to amend – which it did – its application for an event permit for the Seven Peaks Music Festival it is selling tickets for Sept. 3–6.
Both Live Nation for Seven Peaks and Bonfire Entertainment for Meet Me at the Creek must find nonprofits to submit applications on their behalf, according to the county commission. Applications must be in compliance with the current public health order limiting event attendees to 5,000 people.
7–10 a.m. at Columbine Park – Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m. at E. Main and S. Railroad St. – Independence Freedom 5k race
9 a.m.–4 p.m. at McPhelemy Park – Art in the Park, beer and food
1–2 p.m. at Chaffee Arts Booth – Meet the Artist: Evelyn Gottschall Baker
Art in the Park music lineup
10 a.m. – Mountain Mantra
10:45 a.m. – Kent Lant
Noon – Bruce Hayes
1:30 p.m. – Kent Lant
2 p.m. – Coleman Smith & Friends
BV Depot Stage performances
– 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the BV Depot Stage
10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – Victorian Lingerie Show and Cockeyed Liz – starring Kathi Perry and Lois Goss
11:30 a.m. – Motion Exchange Dance Performance
12:15 p.m. – Alsina Dearheimer starring Lisa Wagner
3 p.m. – Suzy Kelly and Railroad History starring Vic Kuklin
Live music on the Lawn at South Main
Doors @ 2 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m. – Wood Belly
4–7 p.m. – Leftover Salmon
8–10 p.m. – DeadPhish Orchestra
Fireworks by the BV Legion – Dusk at the rodeo grounds
Chaffee County Board of Commissioners approved a motion made by Commissioner Keith Baker to give Live Nation until July 6 to amend their application for an event permit for the Seven Peaks concert scheduled for Sept. 3-6.
The Meet Me at the Creek music event planned for The Meadows in Buena Vista, is one step closer to approval by Chaffee County Board of Commissioners following a special meeting held Thursday.
The Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo will continue a 100-year-long tradition on June 12-13. Events will include bull and bronc riding, steer wrestling, mutton bustin’, multiple roping events, a ladies barrel race and a calf scramble.
The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners convened as the Board of Health on Monday morning to discuss issues affecting events planning in the county and raised capacity limits. Tuesday, Live Nation released its plans to begin selling general admission passes to the Seven Peaks Music Festival on June 18, 4 days before the public hearing on its event application.
Salidan John McGowan gave a counter presentation to the Nestlé Waters North America economic impact study and Tom Bomer of Unbottle Chaffee County gave comments during the 1041 permit hearing Tuesday.
Commissioners also heard from representatives of Bonfire Entertainment, which is seeking a permit for a 2-day music event to be held Sept. 24-25 at the Meadows in Buena Vista. The company produced Campout for the Cause in prior years.
Andrea Coen and two musician friends, Tom Plant and Bruce Warren, will perform traditional Appalachian music at Buena Vista Heritage’s 2021 Kick Off from 5-8 p.m. June 11 at the Historic Turner Farm & Apple Orchard, 829 West Main.
After the COVID-19 pandemic interruption in 2020, Buena Vista High School was relieved to be able to hold its traditional Creative Arts Fair this year. At last, students were able to present their hard work from the school year, and the public was able to come and admire their talent.
Chaffee County commissioners have public hearings on their calendars regarding two special event permit applications from familiar names for live music events that would take place at the Meadows this fall.
Chaffee County Public Health issued a public health order April 23 that director Andrea Carlstrom said would be amended in the future to respond to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.