Happenings at a Glance:

July 12, 2017  CKS Float to the Grill
July 12, 2017  HRRMC Joint Replacement Class
July 13, 2017  Main St. Movie Night
July 14, 2017  BV Farmers Market
July 14, 2017  Forgotten Space Plays at the Beach
July 14, 2017  Live Music by John Ludy Puleo
July 14, 2017  Bingo
July 14 – 18, 2017  Drive In Kong Held Over
July 15, 2017  Dog Walk
July 15, 2017  Historic Ranch Tour
July 15, 2017  BV Baptist Children’s Program
July 15, 2017  FREE Concert With Cerules
July 15, 2017  Game Night
July 15, 2017  Colin Davin Salida Aspen Concerts’
July 15, 2017  Glow in the Park
July 16, 2017  Sundown at Brown’s
July 16, 2017  Rock Stacking, Storytelling Art & Music
July 18, 2017  Paddle on the Pond
July 18, 2017  Photography Classes
July 18, 2017  Free Concert in the Park
July 19, 2017  BV Chamber Board Mtg
July 19, 2017  CKS Float to the Grill


Hike in the Alpine Tunnel Historic District with GARNA Saturday, July 15
The Alpine tunnel under the Continental Divide completed the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad’s route from Denver to Gunnison in 1882. GARNA has organized hikes on the trail from Hancock to the East Portal many times, this hike completes the journey over Altman Pass (the Continental Divide) to the West Portal where volunteer groups have helped the USFS restore some of the 1880’s railroad buildings. This hike will be approximately eight miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1,200 ft., including 400 ft. back up from the West Portal to the divide. Although not technically difficult, this is an all-day outing and is appropriate for experienced hikers. The hike will take place on Saturday, July 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The route crosses a 12,000 ft. pass (twice) and, because it is lightning season, this outing is highly weather dependent and subject to rescheduling to another weekend or an earlier start time. The hike leader is John McCarthy. John is a GARNA Board member, one of the GARNA Hiking Club founders and organizers, a Salida Museum volunteer and a railroad history buff. He has presented numerous programs on local railroad history to area youth and adults.

The cost of the program is $10 for GARNA members, $13 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Online registration is available at garna.org/calendar/alpine-tunnel-hike-7-15-17. Fees support coordination and promotion of GARNA programs. For more information, please email GARNA at info@garna.org or call 719-539-5106.

GARNA Summer Nature Camp in Buena Vista Wednesday, July 12, 19 and 26
GARNA is offering a Nature Camp in Buena Vista this summer for five through nine year olds. Nature Camp is a day camp designed to explore public lands in and around Buena Vista. Campers will hike, bird watch, collect bugs, experiment, journal and much more while appreciating the joys of nature. Some of the topics covered will be animal adaptations, Arkansas River habitats, and plants in the high country. Camp will take place three Wednesdays July 12, July 19, and July 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Camp will convene each week at the Buena Vista Community Center and a shuttle will take campers to each day’s field trip location. Visit http://garna.org/programssummary/yelp/nature-camp/bv/ for more information and to register. Contact GARNA at 539-5106 or youth@garna.org for more information.

Trip to the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Thursday, July 20 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
GARNA has organized a visit to the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), an internationally renowned center for scientific research and education located near Crested Butte. GARNA last visited RMBL in September 2015 and although we had a terrific time exploring and hearing from RMBL director Ian Billick, many of the researchers were gone by that time. This year we timed the visit to take place in the middle of summer when projects are in full swing. The day’s activities will include touring the facility and hearing about the current studies taking place there. We’ll also have the opportunity to explore the historic buildings around the town of Gothic. In addition, the group will get involved by helping with a service project pulling weeds along the road to Gothic. Lunch will be provided. Ecologist, educator, outdoor enthusiast and GARNA program committee member Max Keller will lead the group and help coordinate the day’s events. Gothic is roughly 7 miles from Crested Butte (and about a 2-2.5 hour drive from Salida). GARNA is not arranging for overnight stays so participants may want to explore lodging options (in Crested Butte or Gunnison) or camping options in the surrounding area for either the night before (Wednesday) or Thursday night after the program. For those participants who are going for the day, GARNA will organize a carpool from Poncha Springs and more information will be provided upon registration. The cost of the trip is $15 for GARNA members; $20 for non members. Online registration is available at http://garna.org/calendar/rmbl-7-20-17/. Fees support coordination and promotion of GARNA programs. For more information, please email GARNA at info@garna.org or call 719-539-5106.

Hike in the Alpine Tunnel Historic District with GARNA Saturday, July 15 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Led by Leadville local Glenda Dunn, GARNA is hosting a short hike (3 to 4 miles) in an area locally known as Alpine Meadow or “Hills are Alive” in the Leadville Mining District east of Leadville. The area covers sub-alpine, alpine and a bit of tundra. The group will be hiking on an old mining/jeep road mostly uphill and then downhill on the return. This area is known for its abundance of wildflowers and we hope to see Blue Flax, Columbine, Jacob’s Ladder, Purple Fringe, Alpine Sunflowers, Monkshood, Wild Delphiniums, and Old Man of the Mountain! We will have a snack at the top and expect to return to the cars about 2:00 pm. The road to the wildflower site is accessible for all vehicles. Glenda Dunn has been a Leadville resident since 1962. She is a high-altitude, organic gardener and wildflower enthusiast. She has been hiking and backpacking in the Leadville area and the Flat Tops for more than 50 years. The cost of the tour is $5 for GARNA members; $8 for non members. Space is limited. Online registration is available at http://garna.org/calendar/leadville-wildflower-7-27-17/. Fees support coordination and promotion of GARNA programs. For more information, please email GARNA at info@garna.org or call 719-539-5106.

Come to the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center to pick up your FREE Buena Vista Wedding Guide. 

The Guide lists indoor and outdoor venues, photographers, catering, wedding officiants, services and supplies.  Or you can download it here.  Visit our Buena Vista Wedding Page! 

Celebrate or renew your legacy of love with a majestic mountain wedding in the Heart of the Rockies. 

Your complete guide to creating the wedding of your dreams.

We’ve expanded our permanent Obedience Classes to include a Level 1 and Level 2 Obedience Class on Thursdays mornings.  This gives our students 3 classes they can attend every week.  This makes our Obedience Classes as low as $6-$8/class depending upon the Access Program you sign up for!  Great Obedience & Manners are the pathway to success for many dogs with fear, reactivity, over-arousal, bad manners, separation anxiety and more.

Our Levels Obedience & Manners program is in full swing with ELEVEN (11) permanent Class times every week, so you can be flexible when and how often you attend.  http://www.salidadogs.com/Obedience-And-Manners-Classes

The next installment of Agility Classes are starting in two weeks.  Agility is a great way to build confidence in your dog, provide mental/physical enrichment and have a blast—-

Schedule for Next Agility Classes:
Intro to Agility (Tell your friends) – Starts July 17th, Mondays @ 6pm for 6 weeks
Agility 1 – Starts July 19, Wednesdays @ 7:45am for 6 weeks – BEAT THE HEAT!
Agility 2 Coursework, Starts July 19, Wednesdays @ 8:45am for 6 weeks     For more info – http://www.salidadogs.com/Agility-Classes

Want to try Flyball or a Nosework Class?  They’re starting in August.  If  you are interested, let us know now to assure you get in.  www.salidadogs.com/Specialty-Classes

Reactive Rover Class begins on July 17th – Mondays @ 6pm for 6 weeks.  Only 4 dogs in this limited class that will need trainer approval prior to enrolling.  www.salidadogs.com/Specialty-Classes

We have Seminars & Workshops starting in September that cover a wide variety of dog training and behavior issues.  Reliable Recall, Leave it-Impulse Control, Fearful & Reactive, and many more.  www.salidadogs.com/Workshops

Puppies 8-16 weeks- We have 2 FREE puppy socialization classes WEEKLY – Wednesday & Saturdays at 12:30pm.

TEENAGER Dog Play – 6-18 months – FREE Every Sunday at 1:00 (half hour class)  All dogs must have all shots including Bordetella.  If you are just getting the Bordetella Vaccine, you will need to wait 1 week before your teenager comes to play.  The virus sheds during the first week, potentially infecting other dogs.

If classes aren’t right for you, we offer Private Training and a Day Board & Train program.  Just let me know how Sarah and I can help you with your dog issues.  www.salidadogs.com/Private-Training

And like High Country Bank on Facebook to learn how you can win $130.00 in our “Why you Love Summer in the Heart of Colorado” video contest!  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.


Project Update for the week of July 9, 2017

Construction work is nearing completion on the Buena Vista Enhancement Project along US 24. For the week of July 9,

  • There will be various lane shifts throughout the town of Buena Vista (between Crossman Avenue and Mill Street) as crews finalize various phases of the project. 
  • Crews will be conducting shoulder work between Buena Vista and Johnson Village on Monday and Tuesday. A lane shift will also be in place. 

Please use appropriate speeds in the construction zone and pay close attention to flaggers’ directions. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments. 

Thank you,  US 24 Enhancement Project
Public Information Team
PI Phone: 719-398-0819

The 4th Annual #BVStrong Community Dinner will be Monday, September 25, 2017.  Join your friends and neighbors at dinner down the middle of Main Street, with the majestic Collegiate Peaks as our backdrop.

We are a community that’s diverse in opinions and ideas; yet on this night, we focus on all we have in common as we eat together at one table. We embrace the people we love and celebrate those we’ve lost, cheer our accomplishments, and anticipate the return to “just us” as the summer season winds down.  All are welcome, and there’s a seat for everyone at our table. Our beautiful views are surpassed only by the beautiful people who call BV home!

Find more information at www.bvstrong.com

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