Happenings at a Glance:

Dec. 1-24, 2017  Giving Tree for Shelter Dog
December 13, 2017  BV Chamber Board Mtg
December 14, 2017  Business After Hours
December 14, 2017  Pinon Real Estate Holiday Open House
December 14, 2017  Open Fellowship Worship    
December 15, 2017  Ski with a Naturalist
December 16, 2017  BV Backcountry Day
December 16, 2017  Community Dog Walk
December 16, 2017  Gear & Beer Monarch Demo
December 16, 2017  The Next Step
December 17, 2017  Open Gym Volleyball
December 19, 2017  Adult Basketball
December 21, 2017  BVPL Open House
December 21, 2017  Open Fellowship Worship

All Tourism Related Businesses A Photo COOP Opportunity to Help Your Business! 

Please take moment to review this unique marketing opportunity made available to you by the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau.  To sign up click here!

Local photographers were given the opportunity to contract for this COOP, and together we are passing on the savings to tourism related businesses in Chaffee County Colorado.

Photos will become the property of the individual businesses. The Chaffee County Visitors Bureau will also retain rights to use for the promotion of tourism. The photographer will retain rights to use photos in their portfolio.

CCVB Photography COOP
$300 the CCVB will match $150
$150 cost to the business the package includes:
      3 hours of photography;
      20 fully edited digital images;
      Professional editing and re-sizing of photos in according with your needs;
      Online delivery.

Ski with a Naturalist – 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/17
A free skiing tour on beginner runs with a Naturalist. The tour highlights Monarch’s forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, the recreational history of Monarch Pass, and the Monarch USFS Partnership.  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Meet our Naturalist in the base area near the ski patrol building

Ski & Snowboard Demo Day & Bristol Brewing Tap Take-Over  – 12/16/17
Check it out! Demo new skis and boards. Many different vendors will be offering equipment to try out. Bring your ID to try out a pair of skis or a board. After the day on the slopes head to Elmo’s Bar to demo beers. It’s a Tap Take Over! Bristol Brewing will be on site taking over the taps in Elmo’s Bar.  Demo skis in the base area – Demo beers in Elmo’s Bar.

Santa Skis Monarch  12/24/17
Enjoy Christmas Eve skiing and riding. Bring the little ones up to hang out with Santa as he skis around Monarch spreading Christmas cheer. Photo opportunities will be available.  10 AM – 3 PM

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Show    12/31/17
Ski in the New Year with Monarch’s 36th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show. Music and food in the Sidewinder and Elmo’s Bar with fun and games for the kids in the Pioneer Room. Guests can register and sign a liability waiver to participate in the Torch Light Ski Down at the Guest Services Desk.  4 PM – 6 PM

Work Based Learning Survey
Please complete a very brief (5 minute) survey regarding work based learning which involves Chaffee Counties respective school districts. Chaffee County Economic Development is writing a “playbook” for rural school districts around the State on how they can be more effective in meeting their communities needs. 

Click here for the link to the survey and please contact me directly at 719-207-0801 should you have any questions.

Thank you Wendell Pryor, Chaffee County Economic Development

AIARE Avalanche Rescue

New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.
November 19th, 2017
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February 3rd, 2018       LEARN MORE @ BVMountainAdventures.com


Community invited to public information meeting:
BUENA VISTA, CO – Starting on Monday, November 20, crews from CDOT and Technology Constructors, Inc. will begin installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of US Highway (US) 24 and Crossman Avenue. The work is expected to take four to five weeks, but is highly weather dependent.

BACKGROUND: The new signal stems from a region-wide intersection priority study that was conducted in 2014-15.  Local agencies nominated over 100 locations across Region 5 for the study.  The intersection of US 24 in the vicinity of Crossman Avenue sees as many as 11,000 vehicles per day and Crossman sees approximately 1,400 vehicles per day. Due to the traffic volumes and crash history, the town of Buena Vista, San Luis Valley Transportation Planning Region and CDOT included US 24 and Crossman in the study. The study analysis determined US 24 and Crossman eligible to receive some safety funding to build a new traffic signal. 

The addition of this new traffic signal is a continuation of the intersection reconstruction project from last year on US 24. In addition to the pavement reconstruction and left turn lane striping, underground infrastructures such as electrical conduit were put in place to minimize the amount of re-work necessary to install the new traffic signal.

Improvements will include pedestrian crosswalks, pedestrian signals activated by push button, handicapped accessible curb ramps in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and vehicle detection capable of detecting both motorized and bicycle traffic. The new traffic signal, itself, will have similar circular light heads and left turn arrow indications, similar to the signal at US 24 and Main. Construction of this traffic signal will enhance the safety for motor vehicles and multi-modal users along this busy corridor.

PUBLIC MEETING: A public meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St. CDOT Traffic Engineer, Tommy Humphrey, will be on hand to answer questions, as well as members of the project team including the contractor, Technology Constructors, Inc.


  • Work on US Highway 24 is scheduled to begin Monday, November 20.
  • Normal working hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases these hours may be extended.
  • Weekend work also may occur if a need is determined and agreed upon.
  • If winter weather prevents progress of expected 4-5 week work schedule, the project location will be left in a safe and usable condition until work can resume.


  • All pedestrians and motorized vehicles should expect travel impacts throughout the construction project.
  • Detailed information will be disseminated on a weekly basis and updated when more significant impacts are expected.

Contact Information & Notifications  For more information, or if you would like to be added to our public outreach list to receive construction updates, please contact us at:

  • Phone: 970-946-1935
  • Email: info@heyredmarketing.com
  • Project Alert Signup and Website Updates: http://bit.ly/BV_Intersection_US24_Crossman

If you are interested in having your business announcement added to the weekly announcements please:

  • Send any attachments as a .jpg – the preferred format – all others will be converted as needed;
  • Create your announcement using 500 pixels wide with a 96 dpi; 
  • All announcements must be in by 5PM on Tuesday.
  • Please use the Submit Announcements page in the member hub, or email marketing@BuenaVistaColorado.org
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