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The Buena Vista High School concert band’s spring break is going to be magical. Director Marti Bott and sponsors have arranged for the group to travel to California in March to perform at Disneyland.

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While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has canceled some New Year’s Eve events, others were still planned as of press time. Because the Omicron variant is expected to spread rapidly, partygoers should check venues for the latest updates before heading out.

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The Colorado Bandmasters Association seeks to bring together the best jazz students from across the state for the Colorado All-State Jazz Band, including Buena Vista High School senior Malachi Little.

“Heartbreak Kennel: The True Story of Max and His Breeder” by first-time author Cary Unkelbach of Buena Vista was recently named winner of the biography category of the 2021 Best Book Awards sponsored by the American Book Fest. 

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The mind behind last September’s 2-day “Renewal” concert and previous years’ “Campout for a Cause,” Scotty Stoughton, provided an after action report at a community meeting at Asian Palate on Dec. 2.

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The eighth annual film screening benefit event for Buena Vista’s adaptive skiers and snowboarders will take place Nov. 12 at Surf Hotel’s Ivy Ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the showing will start at 7 p.m.

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The Trident Theatre Company of Buena Vista High School brings stories to life on the stage not just with acting. More than a handful of students devote themselves to creating the right atmosphere and enhancing the experience, from makeup and costume to lighting and sound.

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The Trident Theatre Company of Buena Vista High School brings stories to life on the stage not just with acting. More than a handful of students devote themselves to creating the right atmosphere and enhancing the experience, from makeup and costume to lighting and sound.

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The High Country Fine Arts Association junior high cast of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” takes a moment to pose for a group photo. The show, directed by Kristina Tanner, will be presented at 6 p.m., Nov. 13-14, at the Darren Patterson Christian Academy in Buena Vista.

Chaffee County Writers Exchange invites all interested writers to join a 2-hour Zoom session and Q&A with award-winning author and screenwriter Scott Thomas from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 23.

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The time for Renewal is upon us—Billy Strings and several very special guests will be hosting a two-evening celebration at the Meadows in Buena Vista Sept. 24–25.

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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.

Salida artist David Larcom has been spending the summer with his son, Louis, who is serving with the U.S. Navy in Marysville, Washington, but it hasn’t been all leisure time. He was commissioned by private residents to complete five murals there.

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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.

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After a year of Zoom and outdoor lectures, the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series will reopen their lecture series with a reception and a presentation by two paleontologists at the Salida SteamPlant Sept. 19.

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Applefest returns to Turner Farm on West Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features music all day, an apple pie contest, activities for kids and adults, lunch and a Victorian dress show.

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Chaffee Arts reported a total of 1,000 visitors to the Open Awards Show at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum during Aug. 21-29. Admission to the art show was free as Chaffee Arts covered visitor admission fees to the museum.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Chaffee Arts Open Awards Show celebrates its 36th year Aug. 21-29 at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum on East Main Street.

This year’s Open Awards Show will feature 60 pieces of art from 41 artists.

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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.

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Buena Vista River Park echoed with laughter, gunfire and applause during the Gold Rush Days gunfights courtesy of the Gold Canyon Gunfighters.

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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.

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“Edward S. Curtis: Unpublished Alaska,” will debut at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum on Sunday, Aug. 1. The exhibit was created by Buena Vista residents John and Coleen Graybill from newly discovered historical materials.

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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.