October 2021 town sales tax revenues were reported by Buena Vista treasurer Michelle Stoke at the Jan. 11 board of trustees meeting.
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The Arkansas Valley’s river rafting guides have had a few days to consider Arkansas Valley Adventure and Colorado River Outfitters Association’s lawsuit against federal labor regulators, filed Dec. 7.
Most were agreed that wages should be increased across the raft guide industry.
Opening in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic was a big extra challenge for the Buena Vista LaGree’s Food Store, but not an insurmountable one.
Located along U.S. Highway 24 North at the former location of Shopko, the Buena Vista LaGree’s opened in mid-June 2020.
A Buena Vista-based outfitter is suing the federal government and asking a judge to bar implementing a new hourly wage rule. Duke Bradford, AVA’s owner, and Colorado River Outfitters Association are plaintiffs in addition to the company.
Tourism’s importance to the local economy, tourism’s effect on outdoor recreation, workforce issues and more were topics of recent resident and business surveys and a Future of Tourism Workshop that the Lake County Tourism Panel implemented. All are part of work the Lake County Tourism Panel…
The 2022 budget for Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center projects 9 percent growth in volume with an associated 7.4 percent increase in patient care staff areas.
The Buena Vista board of trustees met on Nov. 9 and reluctantly voted to grant PCG One the town’s second retail marijuana license, conditionally.
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center CEO Bob Morasko told the Salida Hospital District board of directors Tuesday that the biggest focus at the hospital currently is employee retention and recruitment.
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Colorado’s Central Mountain Small Business Development Center will host an in-person outdoor industry summit from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 25 at the Salida SteamPlant and Event Center as well as online in live, virtual format.
Two dozen speakers are scheduled to present on topics such as growth and scale opportunities, public land stewardship, sustainable tourism education and funding resources.
Ski Cooper recently announced that it will raise its company minimum starting wage to $15.25 per hour. Recent economic challenges and changes in the labor force and demographics combined with Ski Cooper’s strong financial performance of late, are among the several factors that prompted the increase.
Legacy Bank held a public grand opening of its newly constructed building at 106 North Court St. at East Main in Buena Vista on Wed., Sept. 22.
Mayor Duff Lacy and town administrator Phillip Puckett met with Legacy Bank leadership the night of Sept. 21 to tour the new building.
The Buena Vista board of trustees passed a resolution to adopt updated ordinances regulating short-term rentals toward the end of their regular meeting on Sept. 28.
After months of anticipation and several delayed start dates, St. Vincent Health officially opened Lake County’s new hospital last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the public. At the event, St. Vincent Health CEO Brett Antczak, along with several other local leaders, offered remarks about the future of health care in Lake County.
Fading West held a hiring event at Buena Vista’s BV Square on Sept. 14 for its soon-to-open factory. Over 100 people came to learn more about Fading West and roughly 25 applied or inquired about jobs at the factory, said human resources specialist John Ten Brink.
The Buena Vista board of trustees held a work session to continue discussion of proposed short-term rental policies Tuesday night.
The session was followed by their regular meeting, in which they discussed the town’s draft master water plan, current openings on advisory board and the Chaffee Housing Authority, the trustee handbook and housing affordability grants.
Town treasurer Michelle Stoke’s quarterly financial report on Aug. 24 came near the end of a long meeting. “Sales taxes: Doing good; balance sheet balances; the projected fund balances is good. Do you want me to go into more detail?” she asked. Good was something of an understatement.
Chaffee County has been nominated for a 2021 Governor’s Award in the Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative category, which “acknowledges an activity, event or project undertaken by a community or region to promote tourism in Colorado.”
The Lake County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval to the Board of County Commissioners of a preliminary plan application filed by Alan Elias to build a gated subdivision, AngelView, in Twin Lakes earlier this week. The application was heard by the commission last week.
While the public sector gets busy making sure East Main Street is properly lit, the private sector is even busier making things to look at.
Town of Buena Vista staff have delivered a report to the board of trustees outlining proposed changes to municipal codes to address short term rentals in the community.
Colorado business leaders continue to show record optimism about the state economy, according to the latest edition of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds Business Confidence Index.
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center recently announced the addition of new providers of gastroenterology services.
HRRMC has partnered with Colorado Springs-based Associates in Gastroenterology (AG) to offer gastroenterology services locally, according to a press release.
Realtors are in agreement: BV’s residential real estate market in 2021 is great for sellers, with unprecedented price increases in the past year. Growth trends in home prices can be traced back as far as 2014. The only difference swinging out of the pandemic is that the steady growth of home and lot prices has gone into a steep climb, with no clear end in sight.
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.
St. Vincent Health is set to open its new hospital in mid-July after years of planning and recent construction delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 26,500-square-foot facility, which sits adjacent to the current hospital on West Fourth Street, will offer a slew of services that Lake County residents now must drive out of the county for, including general surgery and therapy and recovery services.
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.