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It’s Time for the Holidays!

The beginning of November can be a bit overwhelming. There are candy hangovers from Halloween, planning for Thanksgiving, then it’s Christmas, and then New Year’s! Whew! And then there’s shopping.But this part can be relaxing! And we challenge you to enjoy all aspects...

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Christmas Opening

Enjoy an old-time holiday season in your favorite town this December! The annual Christmas Opening takes place the first Saturday in December. This year we will be routing both parades through East Main and South Main. Santa will be in session at a new location this...

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A Busy August

They say when it rains, it pours. We've always been a little spoiled here in Buena Vista with light showers and generally sunny weather. Same with our summer events. While we regularly have an event on our weekends throughout summer, this August has really turned into...

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High Elevation and Hydration

WATER! Drink more water! If you visit any high elevation town, chances are good that someone has recommended drinking more water, especially if you’re complaining of being tired or having a slight headache. On an average day, we hear about drinking water all the time,...

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Fire Safety

Fire’s a tricky friend of humans and our forests. It provides heat, and a means of cooking for humans. It can trigger the re-birth of forest Eco-systems, and help fire-dependent plants and trees. It can also be devastating, burning out of control, destroying homes,...

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Enjoying the lull…

I know it's hard to believe, but there is the occasional lull during summer here in Buena Vista, CO. Those weekends that aren't jammed with events, races, concerts, or parades. So, what do you do those weekends where you just want to catch your breath, see the town...

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Scenic Drives – The Collegiate Peaks Byway

Buena Vista, Colorado is known for its amazing hikes, white-water adventures, and a growing arts community. Some-days, you want to get out of town for a while and a drive can be what you need.Salida to Buena VistaLuckily, we’re home to the scenic Collegiate Peaks...

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New Member Perks at www.buenavistacolorado.org

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website for the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at www.buenavistacolorado.org! The site is packed with features to attract visitors to the Buena Vista area and connect residents and visitors alike with...

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2016 Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo

This year is the 95th annual Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo. This Colorado Pro-Rodeo approved event started as a fall celebration for the end of the growing and shipping season for Buena Kist lettuce. They had horse races, a bucking horse and roping contests,Later,...

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Discover the Arts in Buena Vista

Buena Vista is quickly becoming known for it's creative endeavors.Music is at the forefront as local bars and the town itself is embracing live bands. Fridays and Saturdays host a variety of bands, playing everything from Americana to blues to country, and rock &...

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Geocaching in Buena Vista, Colorado

Geocaching by Dick and Jan Scar Geocaches are containers of various sizes hidden anywhere you can imagine. There were over 700,000 geocaches hidden around the world! And there are over 50 located within 10 miles of Buena Vista. These include some right in town that...

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