Happenings at a Glance:

May 2, 2018  Puppy Classes 
May 2, 2018  CLIMB on Early Release Days
May 2, 2018  Soak on Early Release Days
May 2, 2018  Intentional Touch
May 3, 2018  Retirement Planning Coffee Conversation
May 3, 2018  Tunes & Tots
May 3, 2018  Great Decisions
May 3, 2018  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
May 3, 2018  BV Supper Club
May 3, 2018  Open Fellowship/Worship
May 4, 2018  Mental Health First Aid
May 4, 2018  Story Time
May 4, 2018  Story Time
May 4, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
May 4, 2018  American Legion Bingo
May 5, 2018  Collegiate Peaks Trail Run
May 5, 2018  Ski Mountaineering Clinic
May 5, 2018  Community Dog Walk
May 5, 2018  Meditation
May 5, 2018  Puppy Classes
May 5, 2018  33rd Annual Caddis Festival Banquet & Auction
May 6, 2018  Open Gym Volleyball
May 7, 2018  DPCA (Headwaters) Open House
May 7, 2018  Chess Club
May 7, 2018  Monday Movement–Qigong
May 7, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
May 7, 2018  BV Supper Club
May 8, 2018  Women’s Self-Led Workout Group
May 8, 2018  Book a Librarian
May 8, 2018  Celtic & Old Time Music Jam
May 8, 2018  Wildfire Prevention Panel
May 9, 2018  Men’s Coffee & Conversation
May 9, 2018  Creative Dance
May 9, 2018  Book a Librarian
May 9, 2018  Creative Dance
May 9, 2018  Young at Heart Monthly Luncheon
May 9, 2018  Puppy Classes

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!

Spring Business Expo
–Saturday, May 12th at the BVHS Gymnasium
CLICK HERE for the Vendor Application!

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!


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!

Calling Town Trail Enthusiasts!

BV has created a trail group called the Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition. This group is dedicated to trail building and stewardship so that we can create world-renowned trail systems right here in Buena Vista. It’s a group formed of many local trail lovers, and it is a non-profit group. 

To start, we need to raise an initial $8,000 to finish building trails on Midland Hill. 
The fundraising campaign launches May 1st at 8:00AM. 
Here is the link: https://thetrailhead.ignitecx.com//BVSC2018
People can either hit “donate now” to write in how much they’d like to donate OR they can buy merchandise to support. Or both! 
If you would consider donating and if you could help spread the word and share with your network, it would be much appreciated! 

Thanks so much,

Susan Wood
Marketing Manager, The Trailhead
Event Coordinator, 14er Fest

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

Dear Friends of BVMA,

It’s been an unusual winter with the lack of snow and warm temperatures. Despite the weather we have had a very fun and successful winter here at BVMA. Thanks to all of you who came out for our courses and guided trips over the past 4 months!

As Spring approaches, we are excited about new opportunities and wanted to let you know about our upcoming courses. Below is a list of some of the highlights. Please don’t hesitate to call or email if you have thoughts or questions.

May 5th-6th: Ski Mountaineering Clinic: This 2 day clinic will focus on the skills needed to climb and ski big Spring objectives. All skills will be taught by a certified AMGA Rock and Ski Guide. Cost is $395 per person and includes the use of crampons and ice axe. Register online or call us for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in the mountains this Spring!

Chris Nicewarner, Owner

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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