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

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Rob and Katie Ferris of Buena Vista and Greg Justis of Salida will be recognized as Club Heroes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County’s Great Futures Gala on Wednesday Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.

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This story has been corrected as the original band lineup in the story was from last year. The correct lineup has been added while the previous one has been deleted.

The Buena Vista Hunter Education Association offers one class in the fall and one in the spring. This fall’s online class involves registering for the conclusion class as well as taking the online class and tests. The conclusion class will be Sunday, Oct. 9.

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The Autumn Run, formerly the Autumn Color Run, hosted by One Love Endurance will return to Buena Vista Sept. 17.

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The town of Buena Vista will begin a trail project later this fall to address erosion, safety concerns, congestion and additional issues on the popular Whipple Trail, which begins on the east side of the town bridge over the Arkansas River.

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High Rocky Riders club vice-president Steve Wright presents a check for $1,000 to Marcus Trusty, founder of Colorado Off-Road Enterprises. Trusty founded CORE in 2016, he said, to do something positive for outdoor riders. HRR’s “club motto is ‘Stay the Trail’ and we appreciate all the work t…

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This photo was taken the afternoon of Aug. 2, near the top of Cottonwood Pass. It highlights several types of our Colorado wildflowers and our recurring afternoon clouds.

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Chaffee County has seen an increase in visitors to public lands in the past 5 years.

Wendy Skean, 78, of Nathrop won her age group (ages 75-79) in the 20K U.S. Cycling Masters Individual Time Trial race Aug. 4 in Albuquerque, N.M., with a time of 38 minutes, 47 seconds.

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Chaffee County Search and Rescue–North saved two climbers trapped above treeline as storms rolled through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14.

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For over three decades, the Buena Vista Contin-Tail Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show has drawn both dealers and buyers from around the country and overseas to share gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, art and more.

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The eighth of August, 6:57 a.m. – most Mondays, a fishing guide’s hands are doing the familiar tasks of tying knots and prepping gear for the day’s coming adventure.

This first Monday of August, however, finds me at the keyboard processing the excursions and events of the past weeks of fishing/guiding.

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Wendy Skean, 78, of Nathrop and Ray Ferbrache, 82, of Salida both won their respective age groups in the U.S. National Cross Country Mountain Bike Championship Race in July in Winter Park.  

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife provided an update and clarifying the continuing process of developing a Colorado Gray Wolf Restoration and Management Plan per state law (C.R.S. 33-2-105.8).

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Buena Vista Recreation was awarded a Safe Routes to Schools grant in 2015 allowing them to buy 24 bikes and a storage shed at Avery-Parsons Elementary School.

With these resources, BV Recreation formed the Buena Vista Bike Library that loaned out bikes to community members.

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Buena Vista Recreation was awarded a Safe Routes to Schools grant in 2015 allowing them to buy 24 bikes and a storage shed at Avery-Parsons Elementary School.

With these resources, BV Recreation formed the Buena Vista Bike Library that loaned out bikes to community members.

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Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition in league with Black Burro Bikes held a group bike ride July 21.

The ride invited bikers to a no drop ride around the trails on the east side of the river before looping back around to the bike shop in South Main. Once back at the shop, riders were treated to happy hour priced drinks and a raffle for prizes.

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Residents can expect to see dozens of drones flying through the skies this fall as drone enthusiasts descend on Buena Vista Sept. 11-12 to participate in the 10th UAS Roundup, hosted by the Central Colorado UAS.

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Arkansas River Outfitters Association members once again welcome the innovative Voluntary Flow Management Program, which began this month.

The VFMP better manages water release on the Arkansas River to meet multiple needs on the river, including recreational boating and fishery health.

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The Chaffee County Amateur Hockey Association search for an ice rink facility continues.

The idea for an ice rink started in Buena Vista in 2016 when Daniel Hamme bought the boards used to line the practice rink during the 1980 Olympics championship “Miracle on Ice” run.

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Long summer days, precious in number, feature access to some of my favorite fishing spots.

Living in the Upper Arkansas River Valley, in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, the only fault of the summer fishing season is that it is simply too short.

With so many extraordinary choices, how do you decide?

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Chaffee Recreation Adopters will host a cleanup event in partnership with Game Trail residents on Wednesday, July 27, in the North Cottonwood Creek drainage west of Buena Vista.

Event participants will clean up public recreation areas along CR 365, the main access to the Silver Creek, Harvard Lakes and North Cottonwood Creek trailheads.

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Nearly 30 portable toilets appeared at more than a dozen trailheads and popular recreation areas in Chaffee County, part of a Keep it Clean initiative by the Chaffee Recreation Council.

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Gov. Jared Polis was joined by local and state leaders, legislators, first responders and local forest mitigation groups Tuesday in Evergreen to announce multi-million dollar funding boosts.

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Some are fishing and the trout are looking up! Following a hasty, short-lived runoff season, the Arkansas River and other nearby streams find themselves in the thick of many an angler’s favorite season.

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Gerry Knapic taught a class of 10 people both old and young in the basics of how to tie, cast and bait a hook for fly fishing at McPhelemy Park on Friday.

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DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2022 - 2023 OHV Trail Grant funding award recommendations have been approved for $6.23 million to fund 60 trail projects across Colorado.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input until July 3 about its draft 10-year plan to manage the Arkansas River bighorn sheep herd that ranges from near Buena Vista and Salida to Cañon City and Pueblo West.

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Participants rode hard in the 101st Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo last weekend, delighting fans with a display of showmanship and skill.

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Buena Vista has a summer filled with outdoor musical performances and events lined up for June-September of 2022.

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Central Colorado Unmanned Aircraft Systems will participate in Drone Safety Day, a day dedicated by the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on drone flying.

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In this era of political discord, news driven upheaval, and assorted fears of our choosing, a little therapeutic recreation can go a long way to settle us down.

My preferred outlet has been fly fishing. For decades, it has been a reliable stress reliever and all around great way to spend time out of my self and the trap of time.

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Kayakers took to the river at South Main to compete in a display of tricks as audiences watched a Pro Freestyle Kayak Competition Saturday.

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DENVER – With visitation to Colorado trails expected to increase over the holiday weekend and beyond, a group of eight federal, state and county land managers remind visitors to plan ahead before heading to public lands.

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The Colorado State Land Board designated 14 new campsites on its 3,400-acre parcel in the Fourmile Travel Management Area in Chaffee County. A pandemic-driven surge in outdoor recreation resulting in resource damage prompted the project.

The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association are hosting the 31st Annual Clean Up Green Up in conjunction with Colorado Public Lands Day May 21.

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Browns Creek Alliance, a Chaffee Recreation Adopters group, is hosting a clean-up day at 9 a.m., Monday, May 16, at the popular Browns Creek/Raspberry Gulch dispersed camping and recreation area west of Nathrop, at the base of Mount Antero.

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Buena Vista will host the Locals Concert presented by the Salida-Aspen Concert Series with a repeat performance at 7 p.m., May 1, at the Buena Vista High School Performance Commons. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m..

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Collegiate Peaks Off Road rentals opened at 710 U.S. Highway 24 at the intersection with Crossman Avenue March 1.

Ben and Wendy Collier opened the business after moving to the valley from Texas a year ago with their four children.