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The Archway property at the corner of North Court and Pinon streets is in the process of being bought by Stackhaus LLC from the Buena Vista School District.

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Valley Fellowship Church hosted Back 2 School Bash Aug. 27.

The event featured many attractions such as a face painting, games for kids, food, an inflatable obstacle course and bouncy house. The event was paid for by the church and was free to everyone in the community.

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Here are the top items for the Buena Vista school board meeting Aug. 8:

1 Board of education member Nancy Best resigned after fulfilling her duties for the meeting. Best’s term on the board was set to expire in November 2025. She resigned to move to Charlottesville, Va.

As the fall sports season approaches, Buena Vista High School faces a shortage of coaches for the 2022-23 sports calendar.

The school is currently lacking coaches for the high school golf and cross country teams and the cheerleading squad.

SPOKANE, WASH. – Brooke Bowen of Buena Vistahas earned a place on the Spokane Falls Community College honor roll for spring quarter 2022. Students must earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be on the honor roll.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Charles Chupp of Buena Vista graduated Furman University with a Bachelor of Science in computer science May 7. Nearly 630 students graduated in the class of 2022.

NEWBERG, ORE. – Roxanna Simmons of Buena Vista was among the undergraduate, adult degree and graduate-level students who received diplomas from George Fox University in the spring of 2022. Simmons earned a master of arts in spiritual formation.

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Shining Mountains Montessori School held a grand opening June 22.

The school had been in planning for the past 4 years with an official facility search in spring, 2021.

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Molly McMurry of Buena Vista, right, receives the $2,000 Charlotte Smith Republican Woman Scholarship from Pam Gonzales, chair of the scholarship committee for Chaffee County Republican Women. McMurry plans to study agriculture and animal science at Wyoming University. She won the scholarshi…

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Laura Keathley, a multi-needs special education teacher at Avery-Parsons Elementary School, has always loved watching her students progress and finding ways of reaching to the specific education needs of each child. Now, at the end of her 22nd year at the school, she prepares for retirement. “It’s been 22 years of just laughing,” she says. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously. That joy of really getting to know these kids for who they are has just been amazing.”

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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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Laura Keathley, a multi-needs special education teacher at Avery-Parsons Elementary School, has always loved watching her students progress and finding ways of reaching to the specific education needs of each child. Now, at the end of her 22nd year at the school, she prepares for retirement. “It’s been 22 years of just laughing,” she says. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously. That joy of really getting to know these kids for who they are has just been amazing.”

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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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There is a new response to the critical workforce need in the early childhood teaching field and the departure of older Americans from the workforce. 

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Here are the top items from the April 25 meeting of the Buena Vista school board:

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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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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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For the 18th consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Buena Vista has provided age-appropriate dictionaries to third graders in the area. Boosters of early childhood learning, the local club also sponsors the Dolly Parton Imagination Library which provides books mailed monthly to children from b…

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An estimated 200 Colorado Mountain College degree-seeking students will not have to pay tuition starting this fall, thanks to a new financial program called the Colorado Mountain Promise.

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Four area youth have earned a trip of a lifetime this summer – they will participate in the 2022 National Rural Electric Association Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.in June, sponsored by SDCEA.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Dr. William G. Mehos Scholarship.

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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 Greater Arkansas River Nature Association is planning to award one or more, $500 minimum, scholarship(s) in the spring of 2022 to those planning to start post high school education in the fall of 2022.

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Nominations have been filed for numerous categories in the 2022 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Excellence Awards. Under the category of Family Companion Award, three finalists have been selected including Buena Vista’s Roberta Rodriguez.

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Times Best of BV reader favorite Sorelle Delicatessen will be lending support to local students by donating 10 percent of proceeds Thursday, Feb. 24, to Avery-Parsons Elementary School.

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Buena Vista High School is surveying local businesses to link up more students with work and internship opportunities. Two programs, a longer-standing work experience program and a newer internship program, will be featured at a job fair hosted by the school in March.

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As a part of Youth Appreciation Week, the Buena Vista Optimist Club joined the school district in expressing appreciation and support of the positive contributions that our youth have made to their school and community since the start of the school year. The awards were presented Feb. 3..

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The board of education for the Buena Vista school district held a special meeting on Feb. 1 to pass a resolution on facilities development toward the district’s goals of expanding preschool and elementary space and relocating Chaffee County High School.

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The Buena Vista board of education convened on Jan. 24 at their Court Street school district administration building. The board received updates from the school’s head of human resources, Jenny Swango, and unanimously voted to enter into a contract to sell the McGinnis Gym and administration building to local preservationists.

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The Shining Mountains Montessori School will begin accepting applications for enrollment Friday, Jan. 21. Located in the historic chapel at 343 U.S. 24 South, lead teacher and school director Lisa Lamb said the school should open to students in April or May.

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Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates held a Zoom meeting for parents and announced the results of the district’s calendar survey Monday, Jan. 17.

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The stated purpose of the Jan. 10 Buena Vista school district board of education’s work session was to discuss and gather feedback on all the district’s recent property sales decisions. However, most of the hour-long work session ended up being devoted to discussing the presently uncertain future of Chaffee County High School.

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The Buena Vista school district’s board of education held its first work session and regular meeting of the year on Jan. 10 in a hybrid format.

The meeting room at 113 North Court St. was full to capacity and about a dozen attended via Zoom.

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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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One of Buena Vista’s longest running food assistance programs is seeking additional volunteers and funding support. The Backpack food program serves between 60 and 75 youth every week and has been in operation for over a decade.

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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.