The National High School Trail Championship race came down to a photo finish for the boys, as brothers Sullivan and Porter Middaugh raced across the finish line just 0.02 second apart, with Porter diving forward trying to beat his older brother.
The Arkansas Hills Trail System will be filled with runners Saturday as the National High School Trail Championships and Beas Knees Citizens Race start and end near Riverside Park in Salida.
Sick and dying birds have been reported in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is watching for any signs of similar concerns in Colorado.
A new Chaffee Rec Adopters program that enables public lands stewardship begins this month.
Volunteers are needed to use a newly developed mobile app to inventory dispersed campsites at twice monthly meet-up and training events. Adopters also can inventory sites on their own and take actions in areas important to them, once they receive a short training.
Buena Vista resident rally racer Andy Kingsley climbed Pikes Peak in his Porsche 911 in 7 minutes, 45.614 seconds to place seventh in his class and 25th overall in the 99th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Central Colorado Conservancy, a Salida-based nonprofit, was recently awarded $390,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The money is from the foundation’s Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and Environment (RESTORE) program.
- Meet Me at the Creek decision prompts reactions
- Chaffee may shift into revamped districts
- Birders are asked to notify CPW if they see sick birds
- BVPD reports arrests, citations
- Main growth: New businesses change face of BV’s East Main Street
- County approves Meet Me at the Creek
- Gold Rush Days to debut new events, multiple sites
- State modifies Move Over Law
- Three of seven defendants in ‘Mother God’ case appear in Saguache County Court
- Baker creation donated to Chaffee Arts raffle
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Senior Hadley Ross and junior Mya Rollo both qualified last week for the Colorado High School Activities Association 3A state golf tournament.
Envision Forest Health Council partners will treat the overgrown forest above the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista to improve wildlife habitat and reduce risk of wildfire and its potential effects on area residents and infrastructure.
The Chaffee Recreation Council is providing a draft of the Chaffee Recreation Plan for community feedback. The plan’s goals are to protect natural resources, maintain exceptional outdoor experiences and sustain the economic benefits of recreation tourism.
The Friends of Browns Canyon is seeking volunteers for a work project to build buck and rail fence at the north end of Browns Canyon National Monument.
Local ranch co-owner David Puchi has partnered with RareWaters, a fly-fishing company based in Denver that offers affordable fly-fishing on private lands throughout Colorado and Wyoming.
Puchi is part of a small group that owns the historic Maverick Ranch in Wellsville. The ranch is about 5 miles outside Salida, and the Arkansas River runs through it.
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 Buena Vista Lady Demons soccer team won the Tri-Peaks League championship with a 2-1 win over Lamar June 1.
Jamison Litvay had both goals as the Lady Demons won the league title for just the second time.
The Buena Vista track teams competed at the Friday Night Lights meet at Pueblo West on a warm afternoon June 4.
The girl’s team finished eighth with 37 points among the 18 teams entered while the boys were tenth with 19 points.
CKS Paddlefest’s Spirit Trail Race drew 177 runners who completed a trio of competitions Sunday.
The event included three distances: 8 kilometer, half-marathon (13 miles) and full marathon (26 miles) through the trail system east of the Arkansas River atop Midland Hill.
Competitors came from all over the state, as well as a few from farther afield, from places like Austin, Texas, and West Palm Beach, Fla.
The Buena Vista girls brought home the trophy from the Del Norte Tiger Invitational May 21.
Zalia Smith and Mallory Salazar’s 1-2 podium punch in the 800 (2 minutes, 39.63 seconds and 2:43.67, respectively) and 1,600 (5:43.95 and 5:51.67) runs, a pair of relay team wins and a slew of other top 10 finishes gave Buena Vista the team win.
The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association will accept entries from May 22-July 1 for its seventh annual photo contest for Upper Arkansas River Valley nature photos, celebrating the group’s 25 years of nature education and stewardship.
elevateHER, the Chaffee County nonprofit that connects young women with the great outdoors, empowering them and building foundational skills for careers in the outdoor industry, will be hosting its first Climb-a-Thon fundraiser on Friday, May 28.
The Lady Demon cross country state champions are making themselves get noticed early in the spring-into-summer prep track season.
More than half of all Coloradans live in the wildland-urban interface, where homes and other structures meet wildland vegetation, and are at some risk of being affected by wildfire.
The Buena Vista-Manitou Springs semifinal in the 2021 CHSAA Football Championships (Spring) Class 2A tournament was very evenly matched, but for one key difference that contributed to the Demons 20-17 loss Friday.
Season D sports are getting underway for Buena Vista High School athletics.
After a year of sports seasons in rearranged order due to COVID-19, the spring will have “Normal, traditional sport seasons,” said Buena Vista High School athletic director Troy Baker: Baseball, track and girl’s soccer.
The Peak to Peak Pickleball Club is moving forward on a project to build a six-court pickleball facility immediately north of the tennis courts at the park at the end of East Main Street.
Demons quarterback Haden Camp could’ve given the Buena Vista backfield – but not the offensive line – the night off Friday as Class 2A spring football playoffs opened.
En route to a 49-0 drubbing of Clear Creek, Camp had a direct hand – and feet – in the Demons’ first five touchdowns, which spanned just the first quarter plus 10 seconds.
A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist found human remains inside the stomachs of a sow and her yearling bear that CPW wildlife officers suspect of killing and eating a 39-year-old woman Friday north of Durango.
Who’s 6-foot-8, weighs 325 pounds and gets paid on average $15,500,000 a year as an offensive tackle for the New York Giants?
If you know your Upper Arkansas Valley sports trivia, that’s a no-brainer – it’s Buena Vista High School football alumnus Nate Solder. If not, then the newly-launched Online Sports Database is for you.
The No. 1 Buena Vista Demons passed their biggest test of the spring football season 42-18 to enter the playoffs as the top 2A seed.
The Demons will host Clear Creek again, this time at 7 p.m., Friday. The Demons won the April 7 game at home 42-0.
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.
Work on the trail to the summit of Mount Columbia, long considered one of the more miserable climbs in Colorado’s repertoire of fourteeners, is nearly complete after five seasons of work, but for the time being the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative will be moving on to other projects.