Recently, Sangre de Cristo Electric Association announced a new rate structure in the January 2022 issue of Colorado Country Life and in a Public Notice in the Dec. 30, 2021 issue of The Chaffee County Times as well as on SDCEA’s website. Normally, this would be a ho-hum event eliciting, at most, some grumbling from folks who object to any rate increase for their electricity.
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I connected via zoom to the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting on Jan. 4. I was there to hear our commissioners’ responses to questions posed by a concerned citizen as to why the public has heard nothing about planning for sustainability in the county.
Speaking as one of the original members of the Chaffee County (alternative) High School board of directors, I want to clarify the origin and purpose of CCHS.
CCHS began as a joint project between Buena Vista and Salida School districts circa 1991. Our objective was to give teenage kids who didn’t fit into the regular high school regimen a second chance at earning a standard high school diploma.
The recent grassland wildfire in Boulder County should raise concerns of the potential for a similar grassland fire here in Chaffee County.
It’s hard to fathom that it has been 20 months since our lives were dramatically transformed by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
While many in our society, especially in Colorado, have chosen to move on from this traumatic experience, going back to normal despite the risk of contracting or transmitting the virus, the pandemic is unfortunately not over.
If you ask me what my pronouns are, I will tell you they/them/theirs. If you don’t, you’ll probably just use he/him/his because you have been taught that it’s okay to assume that certain characteristics are strictly male. Being referred to with gender neutral pronouns feels good and affirming to me and is no more controversial or political than someone who is female using she/her/hers.
So, Buena Vista Post Office is now a Premier Post Office and that entitles us to pay 100% more for our PO boxes (which should be free).
- Shining Mountains school eyes spring opening
- Barbara Cadreau
- Courthouse dominated 1896 Buena Vista landscape
- Robert Freed
- Leland Lively
- Outdoor spectacles
- Sangre De Cristo Electric Association rate structure changes have solar community buzzing
- Chaffee County High School future discussed post-building sale
- Former U.S. Army Nurse Corp 1st Lt. Betty Gwynn celebrates centennial birthday
- Game Trail earns Firewise USA designation
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The town of Buena Vista administration and board of trustees would like to thank the staff, individuals, church groups, and organizations that volunteered and donated their time, energy and resources cleaning up the grounds and gravesites at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
The Vacation Rental Impact (news analysis and commentary) on page 19 of the September 23 edition of The Chaffee County Times alleges that, despite extensive documentation indicating short-term rentals negatively affect the availability of affordable workforce housing in recreation-based comm…
We hear it daily from the hierarchy of federal, state and local governments, medical establishment, and mainstream press: Safe. Effective. Only idiots do not take the shot. Months ago contrary data was hard to find. Despite best efforts to tell a one-sided story, the other side leaked out.
It has been evident the past several years that Chaffee County has been experiencing explosive growth in visitor days to the Upper Arkansas Valley alongside a growing unrest and concern for increasing adverse environmental impacts and the diminishing quality of recreation experience.
Disinterested academic studies confirm what some Buena Vista town staff and elected officials persistently have denied – that short term rentals cause increases in rents and decreases in affordable housing supply.
In only 8 months, President Biden has accomplished the following: He completed operation FUBAR in Afghanistan. Needlessly cost the lives of 13 U.S. servicemembers by abandoning Bagram and kept Kabul.
I believe that we are blessed to live in such a wonderful place. Many of us that live in such a wonderful place feel an obligation to guide growth in such a manner as to protect the very reasons, including our natural resources, that we moved here to enjoy.
Chaffee County offers a wonderful diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities. And it is true that many more people have “discovered” this place and are now coming here to enjoy it. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it does come with problems.
Congratulations to Chaffee County for completing its Recreation Plan. The plan represents many months of inclusive collaborative effort, and will help balance the extreme growth of recreational use with the preservation of quality recreational experiences and the protection of natural resources.
I do not think I am alone in being so surprised and touched by the Rocky Mountain Tennis Club’s incredibly generous donation supporting the new BV pickleball courts.
I have decided to withdraw my letter of intent to become trustee one more time. I love this town very much and do not like what you have turned it into and cannot hide those feelings to become one of the minority to try to change it in just 2 years.
As many of you know, I am a local business owner and employer in our community (of 10+ years), a former nurse and a mother.
Several years ago, I made the decision to step forward and dedicate my time and energies to serve the community when I ran for and was elected to Buena Vista board of trustees.
In last week’s local news it was reported that the Chaffee County board of county commissioners passed a resolution to regulate the exercise of constitutionally protected speech and expression: “The resolution designates four county-controlled locations where public assemblies are allowed.
The article “IT Questions Remain” raised a variety of questions surrounding the surveillance video for the 2020 election in Chaffee County. Questions asked, but not answered.
Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell must answer these questions in order to maintain the confidence of the Chaffee County voters. The Chaffee County Commissioners must provide these answers if the Clerk cannot. This is a serious issue, and requires a serious response.
I am deeply concerned about the statements recently made by Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health director regarding our children.
Clearly her comments were biased in favor of the popular political narrative and lacked objective and informed information.
The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners was entirely correct in prioritizing health concerns over concert concerns.
How does a 40 cents/gallon Nestle/Blue Triton water extraction royalty returned to all county taxpayers sound? Makes sense to me.
Hey county commissioners, our precious water is really worth a lot.
This is as good a time as any to let you know about an event occurring in Buena Vista this fall. Although, since the attendance is anticipated to be one person, I am not obligated to inform you.
On Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis announced the end of Colorado’s health emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday, some 50,000-plus gathered at Coors Field for major league baseball’s All-Star Game.
Acting as the Chaffee County Board of Health, county commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday, with Greg Felt, Keith Baker and Rusty Granzella voting in favor to continue through Aug. 31, the county’s current maximum of 5,000 at outdoor events.
Chaffee County commissioners expressed their displeasure last week at a meeting to discuss proposed music event permit applications at the Meadows near Buena Vista.
Drawing commissioners’ ire was learning that Live Nation, producers of the Seven Peaks festival scheduled for Labor Day, had already exceeded the county limit for outdoor events, selling 6,000 tickets, where current county regulations set a 5,000-person crowd limit.
Gentrification is the process of affluent people moving into an area and paying a higher than normal prices for goods, services, and real estate. Thanks to their relentless upscaling of real estate, they eventually price home ownership out of reach for the average wage earner.