Happenings at a Glance:

April 13, 2017  Celtic Music Darren Patterson
April 14, 2017  Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 14, 2017  Free Concert David Tipton
April 15, 2017  Easter Egg Hunt & Hayride
April 15, 2017  Kayaks on the SNOW!
April 15, 2017  Free Concert Ron Slaughter
April 16, 2017  Gunbarrel Challenge Monarch
April 16, 2017  Walden Chamber Concert
April 20, 2017  Business After Hours Hosted by TBK Bank


Please join High Country Bank on Facebook. 
Over the next two months we will have great giveaways, including a treasure hunt for $130.00, in honor of our 130th birthday. 

And you can learn about what is gong on in your backyard! 
We are grateful to have the opportunity to engage our neighbors and work with them in “Building Futures Together.”  

Visit us at www.highcountrybank.net.  Member FDIC.

April 18 at 11:30 am Join Buena Vista Women’s Connection Luncheon.  Speaker: Linda Cunningham will discuss “Finding the Joy” in search of happiness through difficult times.  Music will be provided by Dulcet Tones Peggy Johnson.  Featuring Paws for Leos – Marianne Maes.  Luncheon and program $10.00 per person or $5.00 for women 30 and under.  For reservations call Vicki at 719.395.8638 or Judy at 719.395.8230. 

Behind the Scenes at Brady’s West

Wednesday, April 19

Have you ever wondered how large, year-round garden centers grow their colorful annuals, vegetables, and herbs? Join GARNA for an “insider’s” tour of Brady’s West Garden Center in Salida. Brady’s carries a huge variety of items: grass, vegetable, and flower seed, organic and conventional chemicals and fertilizers, trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, roses and grasses, drip systems, house plants and patio furniture, top soil and mulch, flagstone, hot tubs, spas, a full range of gardening tools, worms, pottery, art and gifts, potting soil, compost, pond supplies and more!
They have over 90,000 square feet of greenhouse space where they grow high-quality annuals, perennials, and organic herbs and vegetables. Laura Brady will take you through their extensive operation and perhaps even give away some of their secrets to their beautiful and healthy nursery products. The program will be held from 10:00 until 11:30 am. The cost is $3 for GARNA members and $5 for non-members. Online registration is available at http://garna.org/calendar/bradys-4-19-17/

BV street constructionProject Update for the Week of April 9, 2017:

STAY INFORMED: This is for the US 24 Buena Vista Project

Construction work continues on the Buena Vista Enhancement Project along US 24 between Mill Street and Crossman Avenue. Activities include the installation of new concrete curbs, gutters, utility conduits, sidewalks and other roadway features. Paving operations on the east side of US 24 are underway. 

  • Traffic is currently shifted to the west side of US 24, with one lane open in each direction. There is a right lane closure on southbound US 24 at the City Market, and one of the two entrances to the business is also closed. 
  • Please note working hours are now Monday thru Saturday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, as weather allows.
  • Cottonwood Avenue, located to the east of US 24, is closed due to culvert repairs.
  • In the future, crews will require a full closure of the US 24 / Main Street intersection. We will provide further updates in our subsequent emails.  
  • Within the month of April, crews plan on extending the project limits for repaving operations. The repaving will take place from Johnson Village to the north of Buena Vista (roughly from mile point 209 to mile point 213). Additional information will be provided in next week’s update. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. 

STAY INFORMED: The best way to receive regular updates about the construction progress is to sign up at CDOT’s website www.codot.gov/projects/us-24-buena-vista-enhancement-project. If you have questions or comments, contact the project team at the information hotline, 719.398.0819 or by email at us24buenavista@PublicInfoTeam.com.

Salida Historical Town Tour with Absolute Bikes Adventures

Sunday, April 23

Salida burned down three times in the late 1800s so town officials declared that all new buildings had to be built from brick. Thanks to that decision, Salida now has one of the biggest and best-preserved downtown historic districts in Colorado. On the Salida Town Tour, we will ride bikes through the historic district and hear lively stories about the legends and history of the valley, the railroad, the downtown district, the brothels, the gunfights, the ghosts and more. We will also visit the Salida Museum! The guides are John McCarthy, GARNA Board member and railroad history buff, Jack Chivvis, local artist and historian, and Larry Kovacic and Bob Campbell with the Salida Museum. The cost of the program is $15 for GARNA members, $20 for non-members. Price includes 2-hour historical town tour, entry into the Salida Museum (normally $5 for adults), and a Salida trails map courtesy of Absolute Bikes (a $13 value). Online registration is available at http://garna.org/calendar/bike-town-tour-4-23-17/.

GARNA Bloomin’ Fundraiser now through May 9  – GARNA is partnering with Salida Greenhouse to sell annual flower bowls, hanging tomato plants and vegetable and herb starters to help welcome spring and celebrate Mother’s Day. With every purchase of these colorful arrangements, Salida Greenhouse is graciously donating a generous portion of the proceeds to GARNA to support youth and community programs and projects. Three options are available: 14 inch annual flower bowls with colorful varieties, 12 inch hanging baskets of Tumbling Tom tomatoes and individual vegetable and herb starter plants. Additional information and ordering instructions can be found at http://garna.org/calendar/bloomin-2017/. Ordering is taking place now through May 9 and plants will be ready to be picked-up at Salida Greenhouse May 12 through May 26. For questions, please contact GARNA at 539-5106.

BV Celtic & Old-time Music Jam
Tue, May 9, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where:  Creekside Gathering Place, 203 Cedar St, Buena Vista (next to Columbine Park) (map)
Description:  All abilities are welcome to the Buena Vista Celtic & Old-time Music Jam held the second Tuesday of each month! Bring your instrument(s) and a tune to share. Free with donations appreciated. Call Carole Barnes for more info: 719-395-6704.

BV Community Dance
Fri, May 12, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where:  Congregational Church at 217 Crossman Street, Buena Vista (map)
Description:  As always, no experience or partner is needed to enjoy the great tunes and instruction from local musicians and callers. $4 ($2/students). Call Carole or Randy at 395-6704 for more info. Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and the Country Dance and Song Society.

Salida Contra Dance
Sat, May 20, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where:  Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave, Poncha Springs (map)
Description:  Caller is Helle Hill. Band is Avourneen. Live music and lively dancing! No partner or experience needed. Beginning lesson at 7 pm. Music 7:30-9:30. Dessert potluck. $7 ($5 AVMAD members). The dance is co-sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance, and the Country Dance and Song Society.

Country-Western Dance
Fri, May 26, 7pm – 9pm
Where:  Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave, Poncha Springs (map)
Description:  All are welcome to come join us for some country-western dance instruction followed by open country-western dancing to recorded music. Music will be country two-step, waltz, and swing. Lessons will start at 7 pm, followed by open dancing at 7:30 pm at the Poncha Springs Town Hall. Partners are not required. Cost is $5. The dance is sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance.

Salida Old-Time Music Jam
Wed, May 31, 7pm – 9pm
Where:  Hubbub Brewing, 248 W Hwy 50 Salida (map)
Description:  All abilities are welcome, and tunes are shared round-robin style. We gather each month at Hubbub Brewing, 248 W Hwy 50. Contact Andrea Coen for more information: cell (970)309-3175 or email pflowerfiddle@gmail.com. Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and the Country Dance and Song Society.

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