Skip to main content
  • 0

Buena Vista struggled early in its first two games of the season, scoring just three first-quarter points in the season opener Tuesday against Lake County and one point at Florence Friday. The Demons fell to Lake County 56-53 and 40-29 at Florence.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Latest Stories

Latest e-Edition

Latest Mountain Guide

Recent Stories

featured

The Buena Vista Public Library featured 20 local authors at the second annual Local Author Fair on Dec. 3. Each author had a book or two to help interested readers get to know them, as well as some candy or cookies to correlate with the Chocolate Walk taking place that day.

featured
  • Updated

Nearly 70 runners showed up Saturday for One Love Endurance’s Ugly Sweater 5k, the final race in their Holiday Hustle 5K Series, with an additional 10 taking on the Fun Run around South Main.

featured

Kicking off the holiday season, permits are now available in the San Luis Valley and Royal Gorge field offices through Dec. 24, 2022, for tree cutting on Bureau of Land Management public lands.

featured

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to share this year’s annual 2022 Future Generations Act Report and the Strategic Plan Progress Report.

CPW staff is devoted to maintaining the agency’s important mission while also exploring innovative ways to accomplish our strategic goals so programs can evolve with the growing needs of our customers.

featured

More than 140,000 trail users crossed the Whipple Bridge in 2021 and an average of 600 people per day in July — a 20% increase over the prior year based on Bureau of Land Management trail counter data.

featured
  • Updated

Thanksgiving morning in Buena Vista saw a brisk run with the BVSC Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run, part of the Holiday Hustle 5K series hosted by One Love Endurance Events.

featured

Buena Vista High School announced in a press release it has signed a multi-year partnership with Under Armour through Denver Athletic as the school’s official outfitter.

featured hot

Buena Vista’s annual Christmas Opening is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, filling the day with festivities and local shopping opportunities. Activities include the Polar Plunge, the Ugly Sweater 5k, and a Chili Cook-Off, among others.

featured topical

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is launching a new website, www.colorado.gov/avalanche, to help backcountry travelers get current information on avalanche conditions in the Colorado mountains.

featured

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting in Gateway, Keystone Policy Center presented the “Final Summary of Recommendations for the Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan” from the Stakeholder Advisory Group.

featured hot

Christmas tree permits for the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are available to purchase online through Recreation.gov. Permits for the Leadville, Salida, San Carlos, South Park and South Platte Ranger Districts are currently on sale. Sales for the Pikes Peak Ranger District will begin Nov. 25

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted to approve revisions to personal floatation device types to match U.S. Coast Guard changes during their November meeting on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18.

featured hot

Only 5 months after Colorado Parks and Wildlife certified a new state record brook trout for the first time in 75 years, the record was again reestablished by Matt Smiley of Lake City.

Smiley caught an 8-pound, 9-ounce brookie on Oct. 8 from Waterdog Lake, located on the east side of Lake City in Hinsdale County within the Uncompahgre National Forest.

Independence Pass on Colorado Highway 82 is closed for the season. The roadway closed at approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 due to a winter storm. The closure was extended into a seasonal winter closure on Friday, Nov. 4.

top story
  • Updated

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss revising personal flotation device types to align with changes made by the U.S. Coast Guard during its meeting Nov. 17-18.

featured

Changing your clocks with your driving habits during daylight saving time can help prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions. Wildlife experts advise drivers that wildlife is on the move so be aware, drive with caution and slow down at night. 

This Sunday, Nov. 6, marks the end of daylight saving time in Colorado. This means drivers will set their clocks back an hour, see dusk earlier and witness more wild animals migrating to their wintering habitats during rush-hour traffic on highways. 

featured

With the onset of November and the decline of warmth, fly fishing often slides down the list of things to do. Cold water and shorter days cause the trout to shift behaviors and the angler to be a bit choosier on when to rig up and get out there.

featured

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking qualified volunteers to support their elk dispersal project in Great Sand Dunes National Park and National Wildlife Refuges in the San Luis Valley. CPW, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are implementing ungulate management plans and are providing opportunities for the public to participate in supporting elk distribution.

Recent Stories

featured

With the onset of November and the decline of warmth, fly fishing often slides down the list of things to do. Cold water and shorter days cause the trout to shift behaviors and the angler to be a bit choosier on when to rig up and get out there.

featured

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking qualified volunteers to support their elk dispersal project in Great Sand Dunes National Park and National Wildlife Refuges in the San Luis Valley. CPW, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are implementing ungulate management plans and are providing opportunities for the public to participate in supporting elk distribution.

  • Updated

Buena Vista’s season ended Friday night in a classic prep game fit for a Hollywood script save for the hometown boys not winning.

The back-and-forth prizefight produced 721 total yards of offense, half of it though the air of a 21-18 Colorado Springs Christian victory in the opening round of the 2022 CHSAA State Football Playoffs Class 1A tournament.

  • Updated

Buena Vista ended its volleyball season with a 17-8 record following a pair of losses in the 2A Region 10 tournament in Greeley Saturday.

Buena Vista fell to Limon 30-28, 25-14, 22-25, 25-8 and to Dayspring Christian Academy 18-25, 25-12, 25-20, 25-20.

featured

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) is holding its eighth annual photo contest for nature photos taken in the Upper Arkansas River Valley, as an opportunity for local photographers to share their creative work and support GARNA. Photos must be from within the Upper Arkansas Valley Watershed, Leadville to Cañon City.

The Bighorn Springs State Wildlife Area conservation easement required of Blue Triton Brands to maintain its 1041 status is progressing and is estimated to be complete by the Dec. 31 deadline.

  • Updated

The No. 4 Demons host old Tri-Peaks League conference foe Colorado Springs Christian at 6 p.m., Friday. “All that matters now is Friday night. The regular season is done and now to think about CSC,” Demons coach Matt Flavin said. “They like to throw the ball a lot. They have some athletic kids and their QB is really patient and throws the ball well.”

  • Updated

The Buena Vista Demons twice came from behind to secure a 41-20 victory and a No. 4 seeding in the 16-team Class 1A football playoffs.

Buena Vista hosts No. 13 Colorado Springs Christian (6-3, 4-1) for a 6 p.m. kickoff Friday evening.

  • Updated

Buena Vista needed three wins in the tournament it hosted Saturday to likely host a regional volleyball tournament this weekend. The Volley Demons won two and will travel to Greeley Saturday to play Dayspring Christian Academy and Limon.

featured hot

President Joe Biden visited Camp Hale in October to dedicate the historic site as the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, permanently protecting 53,804 acres of land where the famed 10th Mountain Division lived and trained during World War II. 

You might say the ball bounced Buena Vista’s way. It did, in fact, on the third play from scrimmage of a 56-8 rout at Olathe Friday. The Demons (6-2, 4-1) scored early and they scored often against Olathe (0-9).

top story

Buena Vista High School graduate Joseph DeMoor brought home gold from the 2022 Skyrunning World Championships in Italy’s Ossola Valley Sept. 9-11.

Skyrunning involves running above 6,500 feet at a grade-2 climb with an incline over 30%, according to the International Skyrunning Federation. The championships featured three races: Vertical, Sky and SkyUltra.

featured hot

resident Joe Biden visited Camp Hale in October to dedicate the historic site as the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, permanently protecting 53,804 acres of land where the famed 10th Mountain Division lived and trained during World War II. 

featured topical

New benches and natural fencing will be placed at popular recreation areas in the towns of Salida, Poncha Springs and Buena Vista this month, as the Southwest Conservation Corp completes a project funded by Great Outdoors Colorado.

featured hot
  • Updated

The Colorado League race series held 2 days of high school mountain bike racing the weekend of Oct. 8-9 on the iconic McMurry Ranch.

This family has hosted almost 40 cycling events and has supported our events since 2010 when the very first Colorado League race included 155 racers.

  • Updated

The Demons survived a dozen penalties including three that called back touchdowns while piling up eight other scores in a 55-20 victory over Roaring Fork Friday in Buena Vista.

featured

The BV Beautification Advisory Board has taken on a project to add improvements to the Dog Park located across from the Community Center on East Main Street. Directed by BV Recreation special projects manager Earl Richmond, a group of volunteers started work on a walking trail within the par…

  • Updated

Lindsey Trenkle lopped five minutes off last year’s time and took a podium finish on her home course in Nathrop Sunday to lead BV Racing in the Chalk Creek Stampede Piedra Regional Series.

featured

The iconic perception many have of fly fishing is the rhythmic to-and-fro motion of casting a fly. Hypnotic in its timing and grace, it was the first thing I recognized as a youth and it attracted me to the sport. It helped that there was often a fish on the end of the angler’s line after I …

featured editor's pick

The U.S. Forest Service held a public meeting in Buena Vista Monday to talk about resuming the prescribed burn near Trout Creek in Fourmile.

“It’s a fire adapted ecosystem that has been subjected to prolonged fire control, so there is a lot of fuel on the forest floor ready to burn,” Forest Service Salida District ranger J. Perry Edwards said. “We need to be doing more of this, not less. Otherwise conditions will become dangerous, promoting large scale wildfire conditions or an unhealthy forest ecosystem.”

  • Updated

Just before noon on Sept. 25, families gathered near the middle of 14erFest’s Vendor Village on East Main Street for the return of the Kids Strider Race.

featured topical
  • Updated

The Peak to Peak Pickleball Club held an opening dedication Wednesday, Sept. 21, for the town’s six new pickleball courts as more than 100 people attended the opening.

  • Updated

The Demons received an early season lesson on what they need to compete in the state playoffs Friday, falling to top-ranked Limon 50-13 at home.

featured

As the aspen trees start to change colors, Colorado’s vibrant “leaf-peeping” season is kicking into high gear.

  • Updated

Around 300 participants joined the Autumn Run on Sept. 17, many for the first time.

featured

The Texans held out for awhile, but in the end the Colorado contingent captured the Texas flag, winning the Great Colorado vs. Texas Tomato War Saturday.