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Locals begin community postcard project

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!”).

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Mitchell has experience and dedication

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.

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Saguache to host first annual Alferd Packer Festival – Sat, Oct 11

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.

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Western State professor to speak on local history – Thurs, Oct 9

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.

Letters

National issue hits home

Obamacare was promoted as providing health care insurance for the “uninsurable”. … Now, under Obamacare, we pay EVEN higher premiums for even higher deductibles.

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Sunday Science! – “The Story of Earth” – Sun, Oct 5

“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.

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USFS plans prescribed burn near BV

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.

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Raccoons in the kitchen

It seems to me, having lived here for 30 years, that the only thing that DOW does is to make hunting and fishing more complicated.

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Guidestone’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Oct. 10-12, 2014

Autumn in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest. One great event for children and families is Guidestone’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival at the Hutchinson Ranch in Salida. The Pumpkin Patch is a three-day celebration open to the public, offering a variety of activities and amusements for the whole family, including horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pony rides, farm games, crafts and face painting, and great food!

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Garage sale and art swap – Sat, Sept 27

Jimmy Descant and friends will hold their Annual Friends Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, 8-12, 221 Palmer (no early birds please). But just as Jimmy has done in the past it will be that twist of being a Reverse Garage Sale also, where you bring cool collectible stuff that he may use in his art, for trade or sale.

Letters

Reader encourages support for Mitchell

Lori Mitchell is the most qualified candidate for Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder, so I am
voting for her.

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Join VOC and SMT for trail work this weekend – Sept 27 and 28

SMT will again join efforts with the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and the Forest Service to work on the new Cottonwood trail work on Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28. VOC requests that volunteers pre-register ASAP so they can plan for tools, supplies, food, and camping.

Letters

The final act of Ed Bartheld

On September 12th, the body of Ed Bartheld was found by his neighbors in the crawlspace of his home. It appeared that Ed had shot himself. He lived alone at the end of a road in the Ghost town of Turret Colorado. He was 92 years old. Fate placed me in the middle of this story, and I feel the need to tell it from my point of view. In my opinion, the media has covered it poorly. It’s complicated, but let me try to explain.

Letters

Amettis is a true professional

This letter is to express my appreciation for the work of our county coroner, Randy Amettis, for the cooperative relationship he has established with the sheriff’s office during the course of the past twelve years and to urge my fellow citizens to return him to office this November.

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GARNA photo contest deadline – Sept 30

Have you taken a nature photo in an upper Arkansas River valley locale that you think communicates the beauty, grandeur, delight or special quality of our area? Are you excited about the thought of sharing it with others?

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Folsom and Barris to perform at SteamPlant – Fri, Oct 3

Join us on the evening of October 3, 7:30, at the Salida SteamPlant for a performance with Rebecca Folsom and Sally Barris. Rebecca Folsom is known for creating new musical entities that are more compelling than the individual parts. That is saying a lot considering the powerhouse that she is and the incredible songwriter-performer that Sally is.