Happenings at a Glance:

May 10 – 23, 2018  Guide Training for Commercial & Recreational Boaters
May 16, 2018  APE Fun Runs
May 16, 2018  BV Chamber & Visitor Center Board Meeting
May 17-18, 2018  Mental Health First Aid
May 17, 2018  Retirement Planning Coffee Conversation
May 17, 2018  Tunes & Tots
May 17, 2018  BV Partnerships Workshop
May 17, 2018  May Business After Hours
May 17, 2018  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
May 17, 2018  BV Supper Club
May 17, 2018  Meet the Candidate – Kimberly Parker for Chaffee County Commissioner
May 17, 2018  Open Fellowship/Worship
May 18-19, 2018 Salida Stove & Spa Grand Opening
May 18, 2018  Lewis’ Woodpecker Workshop
May 18, 2018  Story Time
May 18, 2018  Story Time
May 18, 2018  Vino Salida Free Concert Series
May 18, 2018  Fidos and Fondue Fundraiser
May 18, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
May 18, 2018  BV Heritage Banquet
May 18, 2018  American Legion Bingo
May 18, 2018  Salida Country-Western Dance
May 19, 2018  Mountain Tribe + 7083 Printing Co. Pop-Up Shop
May 19, 2018  Community Dog Walk
May 19, 2018  Engaging in Aging Senior Fair
May 19, 2018  Meditation
May 19, 2018  Puppy Classes
May 19, 2018  Heritage Museum Open House
May 19, 2018  Vino Salida Free Concert Series
May 19, 2018  The Next Step
May 20, 2018  Tails on the Trail 5K Run/Walk for Animals
May 20, 2018  2018 BVHS Athletics Banquet
May 21, 2018  Chess Club
May 21, 2018  Monday Movement–Qigong
May 21, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
May 21, 2018  BV Supper Club
May 22, 2018  Women’s Self-Led Workout Group
May 22, 2018  Book a Librarian
May 23, 2018  Men’s Coffee & Conversation
May 23, 2018  Creative Dance
May 23, 2018  Book a Librarian
May 23, 2018  Creative Dance
May 23, 2018  Puppy Classes

“Got cloth bags?”

• Plastic bags are NO LONGER being accepted by Angel of Shavano or curbside recyclers.

• ENVISION Chaffee Green is a county wide group reaching out to businesses, citizens, & visitors to educate about our plastic bag problem and encourage cloth bag use.

• EXPO participants and attendees – Please bring all sizes of lightly used clean cloth bags to the GARNA/Chaffee Green table. Future collection site: RE/MAX on Hwy 24.

• Watch the paper & social media for more information. Or contact Jacy at 719-641-6460, jacy@bvremax.com


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 to Celebrate Active Seniors in Engaging in Aging Event

On Saturday, May 19th, from 9am to 4pm, Chaffee County seniors and their family members are invited to attend Engaging in Aging at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.  Engaging in Aging is a day filled with workshops and activities to connect active adults to community resources and to each other.  The event is completely free thanks to the generosity of many community and regional sponsors.  Workshops include sessions related to sound healing, safety at home, conscious aging, diabetes and nutrition, aging skin and cancer prevention, and estate planning.  Activities planned include bikes for all lifestyles to demo (including electric bikes),

A helicopter from Reach Air Medical to be onsite, pickleball demos, restorative yoga, and fly tying and casting. The shingles and pneumonia vaccines will also be available, so it is important that attendees bring their Medicare and insurance cards.  There will be door prizes given out throughout the day, and table vendors will have giveaways for those who visit them.  Engaging in Aging is a unique event, planned in collaboration with A Little Help, Sage Generation, Chaffee County Public Health, Chaffee County Human Services, Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, and Columbine Manor, that celebrates and explores various opportunities for active seniors.  Free shuttle service will be available, and the complete schedule of events will be published in the newspaper and social media before the event.  “There will be something for everyone at this event.  Whether you consider yourself an active senior or not, you definitely know someone in the community who is.  We encourage family, friends, and neighbors of active older adults to attend, too!” Andrea Carlstrom, Chaffee County Public Health Director. According to Dee Dubin, A Little Help volunteer,  “Engaging in Aging is free and open to the public. There are activities and information for ages from 25 to 105! Discover new activities to enrich your experience here in Chaffee County. Plan on stopping in and spending the day with us.”

For more information, call 719-966-7366 or e-mail office@alittlehelp.org.  We hope to see you there!

Salida Stove and Spa would like to invite you to there Grand Opening! 
Come see their Spectacular New Showroom!

Join us for BBQ–Factory Reps–Giveaways
Friday & Saturday, May 18th-19th, 9am-5pm

New location:
11130 W. US Hwy 50
Poncha Springs, CO


The Arkansas River Outfitters Association members are expecting a great rafting season based on several key factors.  The snowpack at the high elevation headwaters remains in good shape despite the low-level snow situation.   We expect moderate flows conducive to fun trips in all sections of the river for the entire season.  The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to import 56,000-acre feet of water from the West Slope and this provides the sustained, augmented flows for the Voluntary Flow Management Plan.  This supplementation enhances the July 1 to August 15 time frame which is the busiest time of the rafting season.  Our reservoirs are full, and that water will have to move adding another factor for a great upcoming season!

2018 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

Come be a Vendor!!! This year will be the Festival’s 11th Anniversary! Visit scenic Monte Vista, CO for our annual Potato Festival to celebrate the harvest of delicious Colorado Potatoes!  Join us Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Chapman Park, for a day filled with fun activities including the Tater Trot 5k Fun Run, kid’s games, craft and food vendors, guided educational field tours, scenic train tours, professional chef demonstrations, a truck and semi show, our famous mashed potato dunk tank and more! Not to mention, there will be plenty of freshly harvested Colorado Potatoes!  Then, stick around for our first ever Motorsport Stunt Show featuring thrilling aerial stunts from some of the most extreme and talented riders in the world! This family-friendly event has something for everyone.  Celebrate the Colorado Potato Harvest! Booth fees are only $50.00 for a 10 x 10 space.  More information to come soon. Questions please call our office or visit our website.

September 8, 2018

8 AM – 4 PM (Chapman Park)

Ski Hi Park activities:
5:30 PM

More information:

Become a vendor:

Address: Chapman Park (4 Chico Camino) Monte Vista, CO

(719) 852-3322

Foodshed Alliance Now Accepting Vendor Applications

Farmers Markets Open June 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Buena Vista, & Salida Colorado February 9, 2018 — Foodshed Alliance is now accepting vendor applications, and booking performing artist for the Market Stage.

Chaffee County Farmers Markets will operate in Buena Vista on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in South Main Town Square and in Salida, on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Alpine Park. Mark your calendars; the season starts: June 2nd & 3rd, 2018.

To learn more about becoming a Market Vendor visit: https://FoodshedAlliance.com/become-a-vendor.

To apply to perform on the Market stage visit: https://FoodshedAlliance.com/stage

Direct any questions to Info@FoodshedAlliance.com or call 719.398.0301

Foodshed Alliance is a grassroots cooperative located in central Colorado. Our Vision to connect, develop and promote healthy communities by strengthening relationships between local producers and consumers. We aim to educate and expand our authentic, local, agriculture and cottage industry and empower our community to support a thriving, sustainable food system that contributes to the success of a buy-local economy.

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