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CLIMATE CHANGE

CLIMATE CHANGE

By Gabrielle Filter The Collegiate Peaks Forum presents geologist Christian Shorey speaking on “A Brief History of Climate Science” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the SteamPlant Event Center, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. Shorey, assistant department head of geology...

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THE FRITZ

THE FRITZ

The Fritz After seven years of calling the Ark Valley home, I have to say my favorite place to eat is The Fritz in Salida. The beauty of their menu is that, no matter what craving I have or how big or small my appetite, the dining experience and...

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AJAX AND NEL

AJAX AND NEL

Ajax Quartet performs in BV July 21 A graduate classical music ensemble from the University of Colorado, the Ajax Quartet, will perform in Buena Vista this weekend as part of Salida Aspen Concerts 42nd season. The performance will take place Saturday, July 21 at...

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BOLAND, STRAGGLERS AND MORGAN

BOLAND, STRAGGLERS AND MORGAN

Red Dirt country comes to the county fair Are you ready for 10 days of good, old-fashioned country fun? The annual Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo is about to kick off, hosting events from Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 29. Saturday the 21 promises to be a...

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RIVERSIDE ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

RIVERSIDE ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Fine art event returns to Salida for 10th year by Gabrielle Filter The 10th annual Salida Riverside Art and Music Festival returns to Riverside Park in downtown Salida Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. Admission is free. Artists will display fine art pieces covering a...

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MIGHTY MYSTIC WITH INDUBIOUS

MIGHTY MYSTIC WITH INDUBIOUS

Soulcraft continues to bring the reggae vibe to Salida Another doubleheader of positive reggae rhythms swings through Salida’s Soulcraft Brewing this Friday, July 20, at 9 p.m. Bands Mighty Mystic and Indubious stand as evidence of the current health of reggae music...

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‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’

‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’

Celebrating its 20th year, Calliope! brought in new directors to round out this summer’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Junior. Calliope! Director Jeri Lines hired Andrea Mossman to direct the production and André Wilkins to direct the music. Lines is the...

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FAIR AND RODEO SCHEDULE

FAIR AND RODEO SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE TIME LOCATION 4-H Fashion Review Thursday July 19 6:30 pm CCFG Equine Trail Sports Obstacle Challenge Friday July 20 9:00 am CCFG 4-H Indoor Judging, closed to public Saturday July 21 8:00 am CCFG Receive open class Saturday July 21 9:00 – 4:00 pm CCFG...

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MOWIN’

MOWIN’

Did you know, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, gas-powered lawn mowers contribute 5 percent of the country’s air pollution? “Each weekend about 54 million Americans mow their lawns, using 800 million gallons of gas per year and...

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BREWERS RENDEZVOUS

BREWERS RENDEZVOUS

Celebration of beer returns for 22nd year Beer lovers unite! The 22nd Brewers Rendezvous is approaching. An event that started as a membership meeting for the Colorado Brewers Guild quickly morphed into a full-fledged festival. In the first few years, less than 20...

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BUENA VISTA

MAC & CHEESE FUNDRAISER

MAC & CHEESE FUNDRAISER

Habitat for Humanity event provides community support Warm up your taste buds and get ready for a flavor-filled fund raiser to benefit Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity. Anne-Marie de Laforrest, marketing intern and fund raiser coordinator, bubbles with enthusiasm...

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AJAX AND NEL

AJAX AND NEL

Ajax Quartet performs in BV July 21 A graduate classical music ensemble from the University of Colorado, the Ajax Quartet, will perform in Buena Vista this weekend as part of Salida Aspen Concerts 42nd season. The performance will take place Saturday, July 21 at...

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STELLAR LARIAT LINEUP

STELLAR LARIAT LINEUP

Buena Vista venue ropes in another stellar lineup With the height of summer upon us, The Lariat in Buena Vista has turned the volume up to 11 with a two-week music lineup that runs the gamut from blues, funk and rock to country, folk and Americana. Colorado...

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SURF HOTEL

SURF HOTEL

Surf Hotel Opens With a look toward the future, the staff of South Main in Buena Vista have done it again with the introduction and grand opening of the Surf Hotel. The South Main area in downtown BV is known for its picturesque neighborhood and...

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CAMPOUT RAISES $10,000

CAMPOUT RAISES $10,000

Campout for the Cause, having just celebrated its 10th anniversary at the stunning Meadows in Buena Vista, announced today non-profit contributions following the 2018 event, and a limited flash sale for 2019 along with a few new elements for the festival site. As...

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HOMESTEAD DAYS

HOMESTEAD DAYS

Enjoy family-friendly events This Saturday, The Watershed in Buena Vista will host its next lineup of Homestead Days activities. With so much happening during this July Fourth week, the town will be full of family-friendly events that tourists and locals alike can...

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FUNK FOR THE FOURTH

FUNK FOR THE FOURTH

Lariat lineup features Eufórquestra, Coral Creek, Taylor Scott The fire danger may have forced cancellation of local fireworks displays, but The Lariat will offer up plenty of funk for the Fourth of July to kick off another two weeks of the Ark Valley’s best live...

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SCRATCH TAQUERIA

SCRATCH TAQUERIA

Foodies for tacos What is it about tacos that, no matter what part of the country or what time of day, people are craving these south-of-the-border finger foods? From breakfast tacos to vegetarian tacos, hard shell to soft, the idea of a great...

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RAPIDS AND GRASS

RAPIDS AND GRASS

BV festival returns for second year Rapids and Grass Beer Festival has returned to Buena Vista with even more breweries and vendors, not to mention nonstop groovy music, a picturesque riverside location and a freedom float to complete the ultimate fun-filled weekend....

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COMANCHE DRIVE-IN

COMANCHE DRIVE-IN

Nostalgia permeates Buena Vista theater With summer upon us, Buena Vista’s historic drive-in theater is kicking off its weekly showings of classic entertainment. In an era where giant cineplex movie operations reign, the Comanche Drive-in not only provides a...

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LEADVILLE

3-2-1 at HARPERROSE

3-2-1 at HARPERROSE

By Susan Jewell Harperrose Studios and the Leadville Arts Coalition present The Moore Family Folk Art from Littleton, Colo., for the second in the 321 Fridays – Summer Artist series on Friday, July 13. Several members of the family will be demonstrating their bright,...

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BBQ AND BREW FEST

BBQ AND BREW FEST

Leadville festival returns The 3rd Annual Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival returns stronger than ever this weekend, June 22-23. It’s a free invitation for barbecue connoisseurs to taste and compete, a public exhibition of Leadville’s Harrison Avenue in summer glory,...

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MARC BERGER

MARC BERGER

Bruce Hayes joins acclaimed musician at Tabor Marc Berger and Ride, featuring multi-talented Ark Valley musician Bruce Hayes, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Leadville’s historic Tabor Opera House. Berger, a nationally touring musician based in New York,...

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NMHFM to Offer Children’s Programs

NMHFM to Offer Children’s Programs

Starting in late June this year the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will begin offering children’s educational programing for ages 6-12. These programs will occur once a month, either the second to last or the last Saturday of the month. They will highlight...

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SAVOR THE TABOR

SAVOR THE TABOR

Event supports historic opera house Of all the culinary events that can happen in a town of 2,600 people, it’s certainly noteworthy when three of the best chefs in town join forces with a topnotch craft distillery to create a meal to benefit the city of Leadville’s...

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BBQ and BREWS

BBQ and BREWS

On June 22 and 23, the Leadville BBQ and Brew Festival will welcome some of the country’s best pit masters to North America's highest-elevation city. Local microbrews, live music, a car show, and performances at the legendary Tabor Opera House are all part of the...

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TABOR SUMMER SCHEDULE

TABOR SUMMER SCHEDULE

Venue announces summer dates Leadville guns it out of mud season with the opening of an updated Tabor Opera House. Opening the season with several strong and nationally touring folk, rock and country acts, plus concert bands, flamenco music, comedy and...

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MAIN STREET FUNDRAISER

MAIN STREET FUNDRAISER

Save the date!  The Leadville Main Street Program is planning its second annual Live and Silent Auction fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Last year we sought artists and local creatives to transform old, historic Tabor Grand Hotel doors into pieces of art...

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SUNDOG TWINS

SUNDOG TWINS

Littlebird and Clipman return to Ark Valley for two shows The two esteemed musicians known as the SunDog Twins, each steeped in ancestral music traditions, are finishing their spring tour, stopping twice in the Ark Valley this month: first at the Salida SteamPlant...

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TREELINE KITCHEN

TREELINE KITCHEN

Treeline Kitchen History in the making. To me, it is easy to see the history that surrounds us, from ghost towns and generational ranches to abandoned railroads and forlorn mine shafts, all leaving traces of their memorable years. However, it...

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