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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

Learn more about Chaffee County Mentors at informal gathering – Mon, Sept 22

Chaffee County Mentors (CCM) will hold a Mentor Meet & Greet on Monday, September 22nd
at the View Café in Buena Vista (733 US HWY 24 – next to the Best Western). Free coffee and conversation will be served from 8:00AM until 10:00AM. Chaffee County Mentors Program

Manager and current mentors will be available to provide information on becoming a mentor to a youth in Chaffee County. This event is free and open to the public.

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Lori Mitchell is the clear choice

As a sports professional Mitchell demonstrated her ability to persevere. As an entrepreneur, Mitchell gained the experience necessary to manage people, provide customers with excellent service, and control expenses.

Public meetings for Salida Montessori Charter School

These are community meetings open to everyone in our Salida community. Please attend and encourage everyone you know who has an interest in Montessori education and/or the possibility of a public Montessori charter school in Salida to attend. The meeting will include information as well as an opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.