Colorado Inventory of Water Assets Study
The Open Water Foundation (OWF) is conducting a survey to complete a statewide “Inventory of Assets” to connect the dots around the region and between the water sector at the intersection of water innovation. This effort will help our Colorado community tackle the complex water challenges we face by understanding the gaps and assessing opportunities in the water innovation ecosystem. This survey asks critical questions to help form an organized water innovation coalition to support Colorado’s water sector.

We need your help to collect this data, so please complete the survey or send to other stakeholders by March 30th. For more information, contact Louann DeCoursey at

If you have already completed the survey, thank you. If you have started the survey, please finish as your answers are so valuable in understanding the Colorado water innovation ecosystem.

Click here to start or continue the survey. Thank you for your time.

Mark Lynch, FNP, NP-C, has joined Dr. James Leek in HRRMC’s Pain Management clinic. He will primarily provide follow-up care to Dr. Leek’s patients. To learn more about Mark or services offered by our pain clinic, call 719-530-2000 or visit

HRRMC has added two, new tests to their Direct Access Lab Testing (DALT) menu. Testosterone ($45) and a Folate/Vitamin B12 panel ($60) will be available to the public on Monday, March 20. DALT tests allow patients to choose to have certain lab tests done without a doctor’s order at a discounted price all year long. Visit and click on the “Wellness” tab or call 530-2417 for more info about DALT testing!

BV street constructionProject Update for the Week of March 22, 2017:

STAY INFORMED: This is for the US 24 Buena Vista Project

As of early March, the project is an estimated 35% complete. Work progress is expected to accelerate in the near-term due to favorable weather conditions. Current work includes the completion of new storm sewer inlets near the City Market, and is designed to reduce flooding in the parking lot and along the street. The work in front of the City Market is expected to wrap up at the end of the month. Other operations include the installation of new curbs and gutters, along with remaining electrical work.

Paving operations on the east side of US 24 are now underway. Curb and gutter installation on the east side of US 24 (between Mill Street and Crossman Avenue) is expected to be complete within the next few weeks. Completion of the main business corridor along US 24 remains on schedule for the end of June.

STAY INFORMED: The best way to receive regular updates about the construction progress is to sign up at CDOT’s website If you have questions or comments, contact the project team at the information hotline, 719.398.0819 or by email at

Good news for local airports! Colorado Aeronautical Board announces 2017 airport grant funding:

  • Central Colorado Regional Airport – Buena Vista: $27,885
  • San Luis Valley Regional Airport – Alamosa: $150,000
  • Durango – La Plata County Airport: $143,060

Boys & Girls Club of Chaffee County  Seeks Professional Videographer

The members of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County are seeking a professional artistic videographer to create a three to four minute video for their nonprofit nationally recognized organization. The goal of the project is to produce a video that captures with emotional artistry the activities and impact of the Clubs. Board members will use the video to connect the Clubs with supporters, families and friends. Firm deadline for project completion is August 31, with a possibility of establishing an ongoing relationship and further projects on an annual basis with the BGCCC.

Committee members will accept proposals until Friday, March 10. Submissions should include video samples of work, cost proposal for the project, three professional references and three personal references (either via letter form or contact information) and a 100-word statement about the artist’s interest in the project. Finalists will be invited to present their proposal to board members at their Wednesday, March 22 meeting in Salida and final approval of a videographer will be subject to a background check.

Financial supporters for this project are also needed. For more information or to submit a proposal please contact Executive Director Brian Beaulieu at 719-539-9500 or email

Creekside Chalets would like to celebrate our new ownership and thank our guests with some wonderful lodging specials. So, bring your family, friends, and dogs for an unforgettable mountain experience and get a deal while you’re at it.

Are You a Monarch Pass Holder? Mention #1PowderPlace to receive a 10% discount from our published rates!
February 26th – March 9th, 2017 Stay 3 Nights and Receive 50% Off Your 4th-Night Stay.*
April 17th – May 25th, 2017 Stay 4 Nights and Save 15% Off Your Entire Stay.*

*To receive the promotional discount you must call 719-539-6953 or email to finalize the reservation.

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