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BLUEGRASS ON THE ARK

BLUEGRASS ON THE ARK

Rapidgrass headlines festival Big Meadow, a Salida band, will kick off Bluegrass on the Arkansas at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in Salida’s Riverside Park. Two other Salida-based bands, Ragged Mountain and Pint and a Half, will also play during the festival. The two-day...

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BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Youth Theater Camp Youth ages 10 to 16 years old can sign up for the Salida Creative District’s Youth Theater Camp and Performance Workshop to be held June 18-22 at the SteamPlant Event Center. Students will attend the one-week camp daily from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. and...

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SUNFEST

SUNFEST

Music festival showcases youth talent The fourth installment of Salida’s annual SunFest, a congregation of sorts for the talented young musical saplings of Trevor “Bones” Davis’ musical nurseries of Rok Skool and Rok Kamp, goes off on Friday, May 25, from 5 to 10 p.m....

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VALLEY VISIONS SUCCESS

VALLEY VISIONS SUCCESS

Salida artist Judy Sprague was the top People's Choice Award winner at the Grand Opening of Salida's 7th Annual "Valley Visions" art exhibition, which was held on Friday, May 4. Sprague received over $350 in cash and merchandise prizes for her painting, "Buffalo...

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POET JUDYTH HILL

POET JUDYTH HILL

Performance Poet Judyth Hill To Be Featured at Poetry Live at the Paquette The next Poetry Live at the Paquette is on Sunday, May 20 at 7 pm, and will feature charismatic Colorado performance poet Judyth Hill. Hill is a gifted writing teacher, mentor, and author, with...

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CRUISER CRIT

CRUISER CRIT

Laidback bike race returns to downtown Salida The feeling of summer seems to have finally made its appearance with sunshine-speckled mountains and river-season excitement, culminating in Salida’s renowned FIBArk festival. As America’s oldest whitewater fest, it has...

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MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

Salida Museum’s annual open house will feature new exhibits and historical presentations from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, May 12. The museum is located on I (eye) Street where it ends at U.S. Highway 50 in Salida. Admission to the open house is free. Activist...

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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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GUFFEY HUFFER

GUFFEY HUFFER

Subculture Cyclery sponsors gravel-grinding race A little “gravel grinding” is on the calendar for mid-May when cyclists will gather at Subculture Cyclery in Salida for the 6th annual Guffey Huffer to ride the back roads together. Originally dubbed the Dirty Double...

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SCFTA GRANT OPEN

SCFTA GRANT OPEN

Apply now for the arts' community grant  The Salida Council for the Arts is accepting applications for 2018 community grants of up to $500 each for local arts and cultural based projects. Projects need to have a definable connection to the Salida community and be...

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BUENA VISTA

PADDLEFEST

PADDLEFEST

Signature event returns to BV Buena Vista’s yearly celebration and kickoff to the river season is here again. CKS Paddlefest offers a full lineup of whitewater, flat-water and land events for all ages and ability levels. Event organizer and co-owner of...

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LARIAT HEATS UP

LARIAT HEATS UP

Lariat music scene heats up with the season With festival season returning to the Ark Valley, The Lariat is living up to its reputation as the region’s premier music venue by turning up the volume on live music. For Memorial Day weekend and the first...

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ElevateHER FILM SCREENING

ElevateHER FILM SCREENING

ElevateHER are doing a Film Screening featuring amazing women in the outdoors on Thursday, May 24 at the Watershed and it will be the kick-off event to Paddlefest. The event includes a meet and greet with female athletes and women in the outdoor industry at 7:30 p.m....

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MIKEY THUNDER

MIKEY THUNDER

House music debuts at The Lariat With last week’s beats from DJ Uriah West at The Lariat and the coming week’s beat invasion of international party-master Mikey Thunder, there is little need to travel for any of the Ark Valley’s dance-inclined. Seasoned pro Thunder...

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COLLEGIATE PEAKS FORUM

COLLEGIATE PEAKS FORUM

‘That’s Not God, That’s Your Ego: Religion, Gender and Politics in 2018’ Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, professor of theology at Chicago Theological Seminary, will present the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series lecture “That’s Not God, That’s Your Ego: Religion, Gender,...

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TAYLOR SCOTT BAND

TAYLOR SCOTT BAND

Taylor Scott Band returns to The Lariat Taylor Scott returns with his band to The Lariat for a 9 p.m. show Saturday, May 19, in the midst of a busy time for the musician, who earned his chops playing in Otis Taylor’s band. Scott said he’s “really excited” about a new...

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SPRING CHORUS CONCERTS

SPRING CHORUS CONCERTS

Collegiate Peaks Chorale, Notables, You've Got Male in concert “Singing always makes you feel better, it lifts your spirits,” said Linda Cook, who sings with the Collegiate Peaks Chorale. “After you sing, you forget your troubles and move on.” The Chorale will have...

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MARK LAVENGOOD

MARK LAVENGOOD

Mark Lavengood debuts in Central Colorado In his Central Colorado debut, Mark Lavengood will share the stage with some talented Colorado friends Saturday, April 21, at The Lariat in Buena Vista. Bassist Jean-Luc Davis of the Railsplitters, mandolin player Alex...

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THE ARK VALLEY SCENE

THE ARK VALLEY SCENE

Mud Season brings more music Mud Season has begun in the Ark Valley. Ski resorts have closed, and the majority of tourists are held in abeyance until summer hits. Typically, it’s a time for the high mountain region to slow down and recuperate. But in the Ark Valley, a...

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LEADVILLE

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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THE ARK VALLEY SCENE

THE ARK VALLEY SCENE

Mud Season brings more music Mud Season has begun in the Ark Valley. Ski resorts have closed, and the majority of tourists are held in abeyance until summer hits. Typically, it’s a time for the high mountain region to slow down and recuperate. But in the Ark Valley, a...

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WHITEWATER LEADERSHIP

WHITEWATER LEADERSHIP

CMC offers class in Leadville If you’ve ever wanted to develop the knowledge, ability and leadership skills necessary to instruct and safely lead a group on a whitewater paddling experience using either whitewater rafts or kayaks, a course offered in April The...

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CLOSING DAY

CLOSING DAY

Monarch, Ski Cooper celebrate another season Another season on the slopes is almost gone, with the words “More Snow” likely to be engraved on its tombstone – or, what one ski bumming protester once shouted, “Powder to the people!” But it’s still Colorado, where what’s...

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FATTY PADDY

FATTY PADDY

Leadville bike race series continues with 50K The trail system on the Colorado Mountain College campus in Leadville gets a lot of action, and maybe even the most in winter. Not only a solitary getaway in the wilderness south of Leadville, the Timberline Trails system...

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LEADVILLE SKIJORING

LEADVILLE SKIJORING

70th annual event combines, horses, riders and snow skiing It’s back – the sporting event for which Leadville has served as mecca since long before fat bikes and spandex were invented. Skijoring brings thousands of visitors in cowboy hats and leather jackets to...

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MATCHLESS

MATCHLESS

Once a bonanza silver mine of the 1880s, the Matchless Mine has remained an important historic landmark, telling of the boom/bust days that put Leadville, Colo., on the map. This mine staked its claim in history by changing the lives of notable people involved — for...

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