Happenings at a Glance:

July 7, 2017  BV Farmers Market
July 7, 2017  Free Concert on the Beach
July 7, 2017  Vino Salida Free Concert
July 7, 2017  Bingo
July 7-11,2017 Drive Inn Kong Skull Island
July 8, 2017  BV Second Saturday
July 8, 2017  Dog Walk
July 8, 2017  VFW Meeting
July 8, 2017  BV Baptist Children’s Program
July 8, 2017  Main St. People’s Stage
July 8, 2017  Talent Showcase
July 8, 2017  Madams of Central Colorado
July 9, 2017  Sundown on Browns
July 11, 2017  Asana with Book Club
July 11, 2017  Paddle on the Pond
July 11, 2017  Free Concert in the Park
July 11, 2017  Celtic & Old Time Music Jam
July 13, 2017  Main St. Movie Night


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.

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.

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 5, 2017

Construction work is nearing completion on the Buena Vista Enhancement Project along US 24 between Mill Street and Crossman Avenue. The current priority is the installation of permanent signage and roadway striping throughout the project.
The remaining schedule is as follows:

  • July 1 – 9: All lanes of US 24 will be open during this time, and there will be no traffic impacts. 
  • July 10 – 15: Crews will return to the site to finalize the project. Various single-lane closures will be in place, as necessary, throughout the designated construction zone. Working hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, as weather allows.

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. 

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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