Happenings at a Glance:

February 14, 2018  Facebook Valentines Day Contest
February 14, 2018  Men’s Coffee & Conversation
February 14, 2018  Puppy Classes
February 15, 2018  $30 Thursdays at Ski Cooper
February 15, 2018  FREE Income Tax Return Prep
February 15, 2018  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
February 15, 2018  BV Supper Club
February 15, 2018  Keeping the Country COUNTRY
February 15, 2018  Open Fellowship/Worship
February 15, 2018  Open Gym Basketball
February 16, 2018  Monarch Town Challenge Race
February 16, 2018  Ski with a Naturalist
February 16, 2018  Free Concert Series Vino Salida
February 16, 2018  Happy Chinese New Year
February 16, 2018  American Legion Bingo
February 17, 2018  COSMIC The Monarch Mountain Race the Divide
February 17, 2018  Community Dog Walk
February 17, 2018  GARNA Wildness Series
February 17, 2018  VFW Spaghetti Lunch
February 17, 2018  Puppy Classes
February 17, 2018  Honoring 4 Army Chaplains
February 17, 2018  Ski Cooper Live Music
February 17, 2018  Free Concert Series Vino Salida
February 17, 2018  The Next Step
February 18, 2018  Ski with a Ranger
February 18, 2018  Open Gym Volleyball
February 19, 2018  BV Rec Winter Programming Registration
February 19, 2018  Monday Morning Art
February 19, 2018  Youth Indoor Soccer Open Gym
February 19, 2018  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
February 19, 2018  BV Supper Club
February 20, 2018  2Fer Tuesdays Ski Cooper
February 20, 2018  Lake County Olympics
February 20, 2018  Women’s Self-Led Workout Group
February 20, 2018  FREE Income Tax Return Prep
February 20, 2018  Teen & Adult Hip Hop Dance
February 21, 2018  Men’s Coffee & Conversation
February 21, 2018  Puppy Classes
February 21, 2018  Chamber Board Meeting

Subject: Region 13 Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sector Partnership Meeting – Luis Benitez, Guest Speaker

Region 13 Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sector Partnership is a four-county (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake) free partnership organization with the purpose of being business industry led providing regional marketing efforts, educational information, economic development support and transportation studies for future intercounty development. 

Please join the Region 13 Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sector Partnership on March 15th at the Steam Plant Annex in Salida at 10 a.m., for an exciting meeting with the goal of building stronger relationships and opportunities related to tourism and outdoor recreation. Guest Speaker will be Luis Benitez, Director of Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry. We invite you to stay for lunch and learn what other like businesses are doing to reach markets, educate employees and expand the industry.

A detailed invitation and agenda is attached.  Please rsvp to Candace McDaniel, crmcdaniel_13@outlook.com at (719)783-4050, so we are able to get an accurate headcount for lunch.

Best Regards,

Marilyn Stodola
A Painted View Ranch
marilyn@apaintedview.com
719-783-9100
727-642-5342 (cell)

Check out all these wonderful events from GARNA!

GARNA’s Wildness Series – Wildlife: Winter Range Habitat
Saturday, February 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deadhorse Gulch

Why are we seeing declines in elk, deer and other wildlife populations on our public lands? Join Salida Ranger District, USFS wildlife biologist, Stephanie Shively, on a hike/snowshoe above Deadhorse Gulch, as she sheds light on Winter Range Habitat and human impacts on wildlife. This field trip builds on Stephanie’s Sunday Science program for the Central Colorado Humanists on Sunday, February 4, but is open to anyone. Deadhorse Gulch is up CR 175 (Ute Trail) at CR 181 near the Beasway Trailhead. Please register online at http://garna.org/calendar/winter-range-habitat-2-17-18/.

GARNA’s Nature Series – Winter Waterfowl
Saturday, March 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Sands Lake State Wildlife Area

Next time you take a walk around Sands Lake, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to tell your kids and grand kids what types of birds are making Salida their year-round home? Because Salida-area lakes do not usually freeze during the winter, this makes for great habitat for winter waterfowl. Join GARNA and Sally Waterhouse for an introduction to identifying duck and geese species at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area. This program is open to all ages and will be a great activity for kids and families. Please register online at http://garna.org/calendar/winter-waterfowl-3-3-18/.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018 – Buena Vista and Salida
Friday, March 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                      Saturday, March 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Buena Vista Community Center                              Salida Steamplant Theater

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Central Colorado Conservancy are again partnering to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Fest 2018, a world-renowned tour of the latest, cutting-edge environmental films, to Buena Vista on Friday, March 9 and to Salida on Saturday, March 10. The two events are fundraisers for GARNA and the Conservancy and include environmental and adventure films with different films shown each night. TICKETS are on sale NOW.

GARNA’s Nature Series – 2016: A Birding Big Year
Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Buena Vista Community Center

Join GARNA and our Birding Club to learn how Buena Vista resident Christian Hagenlocher took a unique approach to birding’s most well-known competition – the ABA Big Year. In 2016, Christian traveled on a budget from Alaska to Florida to fill in the gaps in his life list of birds, seeing over 750 species in total, becoming the youngest birder to pass the 700 mark. He interviewed birders he met along the way, gathering stories and blogging about his adventures at thebirdingproject.com. Later, Christian traveled the country, teaching people about birds with a focus on engaging young people with birds and photography. Come hear Christian’s stories, see his bird and landscape images, and learn about what birds have to teach us – whether you are a beginner or expert birdwatcher. Register online at http://garna.org/calendar/birding-big-year-3-15-18/

Code Enforcement Corner:

1.) Reminder to all business that if you conduct any business in the corporate boundary of Buena Vista you are required to get a Buena Vista Business License. This includes CPA’s and Home Occupations. 

2.) With spring coming remember to keep all sidewalks clear of snow. If you have a business on the highway you need to keep your sidewalks open, even after the plow goes through. 

Dear Friends of the Buena Vista School District,

The district is conducting a survey asking the community to identify and prioritize the needs of our school health program.  This information is used to create a Local Service Plan required by the State of Colorado.  This survey will help to identify needs and allocate resources needed to provide the best possible health care services to school-aged children grades pre-K though 12th grade. 

Link:  https://goo.gl/forms/lm8uybogQbe8MICD3

Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective.

Lisa Yates, Superintendent

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