Ark-Valley Humane Society Presents 3rd Annual Feline & Fido Photo Contest & Calendar Fundraiser

Ark-Valley Humane Society is excited to announce the third annual Feline and Fido Photo Contest, an exciting fundraiser that raises crucial funds for the lifesaving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society.

Submit a photo of your pet to The submission fee is only $5.00 per entry. Then, ask your friends and family to vote on your pet’s photo. Votes cost $1 per vote with a $5 minimum. The photo with the most votes will earn their photo on the front cover of the calendar along with some other exciting prizes. Visit to cast your vote or submit your photo.

“This photo contest is such a fun way for people to celebrate their own pets while supporting Ark-Valley Humane Society,” said Marketing and Development Director, Caitlin Reese. “We encourage everyone to get involved in this fun contest!” The contest will be running until June 29th.

All proceeds benefit the lifesaving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society. Please note: your pet does not have to be a rescue. This is also a wonderful way to honor a deceased pet. Thank you to our sponsors, At Home Pet Doctor and Salida Elks Lodge 808.

Want to showcase your business? 
Have unique and fun arts and crafts to sell? 
We are accepting applications for vendors for all our spring and summer events for 2018! 
Interested in sponsoring an event?  Call the Chamber at 719-395-6612 for details on how to be involved!

July 4th Art in the Park–Wednesday, July 4th at McPhelemy Park
CLICK HERE for the Vendor Application!

Gold Rush Days–Saturday & Sunday, August 11-12th at McPhelemy Park
CLICK HERE for the Vendor Application!


Chaffee County Visitors Bureau COOP Photo Shoot

Please take moment to review this unique marketing opportunity made available to you by the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau. Local photographers were given the opportunity to contract for a COOP, and together we are passing on the savings to tourism related businesses in Chaffee County Colorado.
Please open the link to learn more.


Beginning June 11, 2018 effectively immediately and by order of Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze Chaffee County, which includes all state lands and unincorporated lands, will move to Stage II Fire Restrictions IMMEDIATELY. This does not include federal lands such as the national forest and BLM Lands. Both the City of Salida and the Town of Buena Vista have their own ordinances that pertain to fire restrictions and they should be consulted as to their restrictions. At the time of this press release our partners in the U.S. Forest Service and BLM are still under Stage I Fire Restrictions.

Chaffee County Stage II Fire Restrictions prohibit building, maintaining or attending any OPEN FIRE within Chaffee County. No open flame is permitted. Also included is the use of any type of charcoal fire or grill.

Due to the very dry conditions that prevail on our lands across the county it is imperative that all residents and visitors adhere to these restrictions. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office will be vigilant in enforcing these restrictions. If anyone observes any open fire they are encouraged to report such activity to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office at 719-539-2596.

These restrictions will remain in place until conditions improve to the point that make less restrictive activities safe once again.

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 400 pixels wide with a 150 dpi; 
  • All announcements must be in by 5PM on Tuesday.
  • Please use the Submit Announcements page in the member hub, or email
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