The county coroner election should have everyone’s attention. For the first time since 1994, we have two candidates on the ballot.
The Colorado Mountain Club will partner with the Bureau of Land Management to install signs on new hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails at the Oilwell Flats Recreation Area. Volunteers will enjoy stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while helping the BLM designate trails for different user groups.
The Windhorse School near Crestone provides a place for young people (and some adults) to learn spiritual teachings while also being taught how to care for, ride and train horses.
ScSEED and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado invite you to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour in Saguache. Screen environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect it.
In keeping with tradition, the dinner will celebrate the local harvest by featuring local foods prepared by local chefs, including a variety of soups served in a handmade stoneware bowls that patrons get to keep.
Featured guest artist this month is Rich Tyler, whose one-man-show of mixed media drawings and photographs will be on display throughout October in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. Guest musician will be guitarist Scott Adams, performing “soft, jazzy” fingerstyle guitar.
Join staff, volunteers and a community of interested, engaged folks at the celebration and annual fall fundraiser for Full Circle Restorative Justice on Saturday, October 11 at Benson’s Tavern.
Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.
350 Central Colorado, partnering with the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Colorado Humanists will present a public forum on Oct. 11 at the Salida Community Center on our changing climate and what other communities are doing to mitigate the environmental and economic impacts of this change and improve energy strategies.
Did you know that Storyville Cinema, downtown on 1st S Street is featuring indie films this month? Though-provoking and NEWLY RELEASED titles are now being shown AND in crisp digital format.
We’re talking films critically acclaimed and just now appearing in East Coast cinemas lucky enough to get some of the limited screenings available for these movies. Included among others this month are three that have just been reviewed in the New Yorker: “Robin Wright at The Congress“, “The Trip to Italy” and [...]
Jo Boatright, concert pianist now living in Buena Vista, invites everyone to the first 2014 – 2015 season Walden Chamber Music Society Concert on Sunday, October 26 at 3 :00pm at the SteamPlant Theater in Salida.
We’re a small Salida group intrigued by the idea of using the postcard and local talent as a medium for exploring and celebrating life in the Upper Arkansas River and San Luis Valleys (altitude, a common denominator for the land and cultures of both valleys, gave us our name: “Postcards With Altitude!”).
Lori is running because she knows all of us in Chaffee County need a qualified County Clerk – a committed public servant who will maintain the integrity and efficiency of the office.
REGISTRATION is open for events including a 5K Cannibal Crawl, Beard & Mustache Contest, and the coveted Rib Cook-Off. Come down and enjoy live music from Kicker and Mountain Minstrels of Colorado. See the Melodrama “The Treasure of Shiver River” performed live at the Ute Theater, sandwiched between free screenings of Cannibal! The Musical.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 9, when Salida Recreation is proud to host Dr. Duane Vandenbusche from Western State Colorado University. Dr. Vandenbusche is an author, historian, and beloved professor and presenter whose program is not to be missed! He will bring the past alive, covering the area from Monarch on down to Wellsville. 7 – 8:30 pm in the Steam Plant Theater (please note move from ballroom). Tickets are $5 at the door, and a cash bar will be available. Please call 539-5703 with any questions.
In August, Cotopaxi resident David Ragland was honored by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for saving the lives of two children who were caught in a fiery car crash last year.
Obamacare was promoted as providing health care insurance for the “uninsurable”. … Now, under Obamacare, we pay EVEN higher premiums for even higher deductibles.
“The Story of Earth” is the story of planet Earth’s origins and its evolution to where it is today. Whereas most Earth histories concentrate on only the last 12% of Earth’s existence – after life became abundant – and thus focus on life’s evolution, this story starts when Planet Earth formed, and tells about the coevolution of Earth’s geosphere, biosphere and atmosphere.
The U.S. Forest Service – San Isabel National Forest- Leadville Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn in northern Chaffee County, potentially starting early October, 2014, when weather conditions are favorable. The area is located near the Three and Four Elk Subdivisions, five miles northwest of Buena Vista.
Salida Recreation Department and various other Friday Enrichments providers are pleased to offer you an array of offerings this autumn!