Happenings at a Glance:

July 19, 2017  BV Chamber Board Mtg
July 19, 2017  CKS Float to the Grill
July 20, 2017  Business After Hours at Amy’s
July 20 – 31, 2017  County Fair & Rodeo
July 20, 2017  Taste of Tantra
July 21, 2017  Honoring the Divine Feminine
July 21, 2017  Farmers Market
July 21, 2017  Free Concert at the Beach
July 21, 2017  Bingo
July 21 – 25, 2017  Casablanca at the Drive In
July 21, 2017  Historic Cemetery Tour
July 22, 2017  Abate Poker Walk
July 22, 2017  Vendor Pop-Up Shop
July 22, 2017  Community Dog Walk
July 22, 1017  CO Mead Fest
July 22, 2017  BV Baptist Children’s Program
July 22, 2017  Main St. Peoples Stage Concert
July 22, 2017  Free Concert “Stuck in the Briar”
July 22, 2017  An Evening with Big Foot
July 22, 2017  Salida Aspen Concert
July 22, 2017  Mark Chesnutt Concert
July 25, 2017  Paddle on the Pond
July 25, 2017  Teddy Bear Tour at HRRMC
July 25, 2017  Free Photography Classes
July 25, 2017  Free Concert in the Park
July 26, 2017  CKS Float to the Grill










The Pacifica Quartet will play works by Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich at its concert July 22 at Salida High School Auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.

The quartet, which is now in residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, is making its debut at Salida Aspen Concerts. 

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. and the interview with the players starts at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, but students K-12 get in free, and adults bringing students pay only $10.

This is the 41st consecutive season that Aspen Music Festival and School has brought international stars to Salida.

The Pacifica Quartet has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. It was named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America in 2009. From 2009 to 2012, the Pacifica was quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of  Art in New York.

Franz Joseph Haydn is considered the “Father of the String Quartet.” His pupil, Ludwig van Beethoven, is considered by musicologists to have written 16 quartets that have never been surpassed in history.

Dmitri Shostakovich completed his quartets despite interference from the Soviet government.

The Pacifica will play Haydn’s “Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1,” and Beethoven’s “Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135,” the last work he wrote. The Shostakovich piece is “String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73.”

Tickets and information are on www.salidaaspenconcerts.org.

LAST CHANCE!!!  You have a phone, right? It shoots video right? So, why haven’t you entered High Country Bank’s video contest? It’s EASY and FREE! We want to know why you ♥ summer in the “Heart of Colorado!” Show us why in a video of 60 seconds or less and you could win $130, in honor of our 130th Anniversary. Choose from 4 Categories for your video: Sports, Family, Community, or our Employees-and-Family-Only category.

The top winner in each category will win $130!  HOW TO ENTER: Just shoot your video showing why you love summer in the Heart of Colorado (60 seconds or less), and then post it on High Country Bank’s Facebook page.

Videos will be reviewed and approved by HCB before they are posted. Click here to see all the rules and judging criteria: https://www.highcountrybank.net/Media/HighCountryBank/pdf’s/3%202017%20Contest%20Rules%20for%20Website%20.pdf

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.

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.

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.


Project Update for the week of July 16, 2017

Construction work is nearing completion on the Buena Vista Enhancement Project along US 24. For the week of July 16,

  • 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. 
  • Striping operations will begin on Monday. 

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

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

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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