Happenings at a Glance:

May 24, 2018  Hometown Heroes Concert!
May 24, 2018  Tunes & Tots
May 24, 2018  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
May 24, 2018  BV Supper Club
May 24, 2018  Open Fellowship/Worship
May 25-28, 2018  PaddleFest
May 25-June 2, 2018  Raft Guide Training
May 25, 2018  Story Time
May 25, 2018  Vino Salida Free Concert Series
May 25, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
May 25, 2018  Game Night
May 25, 2018  American Legion Bingo 
May 25, 2018  Tabor Opera House: SunDog Twins
May 25, 2018  Comanche Drive In Theatre
May 26-27, 2018  Bluegrass on the Arkansas
May 26-29, 2018  Comanche Drive In Theatre
May 26, 2018  Homestead Days Kick Off
May 26, 2018  Community Dog Walk
May 26, 2018  Guided Meditation At The River
May 26, 2018  Meditation at the Library
May 26, 2018  Puppy Classes
May 26, 2018  Vino Salida Free Concert Series
May 26, 2018  Tabor Opera House: Steel Wheels
May 26, 2018  Dive in Movie – Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
May 27, 2018  Spirit Trail Run
May 27, 2018  Guided Meditation At The River
May 27, 2018  Live Band – Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
May 28, 2018  Memorial Day Service
May 28, 2018  Monday Movement–Qigong
May 28, 2018  Adult Martial Arts
May 28, 2018  BV Supper Club
May 28, 2018  Women’s Self-Led Workout Group
May 29, 2018  Book a Librarian
May 30, 2018  Men’s Coffee & Conversation
May 30, 2018  Book a Librarian
May 30-31, 2018  Teen CPR & 1st Aid Certification
May 30, 2018  Puppy Classes
May 30, 2018  Salida Old-Time Music Jam






“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 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. https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/photo/

Beginning May 22, 2018 fire and smoking restrictions were placed on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) located on the Pikes Peak, South Park and Salida Ranger Districts of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, according to a news release from the Forest Service.

Restrictions will remain in effect until December 31, 2018 or until they are rescinded.

In parts of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests the fire danger is very high. Unless the U.S. Forest Service sees a significant change in the weather patterns soon, we will experience a high potential for large fires.

Fire and Smoking Restrictions

The following acts are prohibited on U.S. Forest Service lands managed under Pike and San Isabel National Forests located on the Pikes Peak, South Park and Salida Ranger Districts within Douglas, El Paso, Park (Excluding Park County lands on the South Platte Ranger District), Teller, Fremont, Custer, Chaffee and Saguache Counties in Colorado. (See website for detailed maps https://www.fs.usda.gov/psicc):

1 Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. (This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, charcoal grills, hibachis, and coal or wood-burning stoves.)

Exceptions: Campfires are permitted in U.S. Forest Service-developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, and only in U.S. Forest Service-provided, manufactured fire grates and grills. Petroleum fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices are allowed on all National Forest System lands, provided such devices meet the Underwriters Laboratories specifications for safety.

2 Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

Actions Permitted

1 Persons with a U.S. Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

2 Resident owners, lessees of land, and holders of U.S. Forest Service recreational use authorizations, within the restricted area are exempt from Prohibition Number 1 listed above, provided such fires are within a permanent structure.

3 Any Federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Even with the restrictions, visitors should be aware of weather conditions and be careful with the use of fire outdoors. Visitors should check with their local U.S. Forest Service office or go to the web to learn about specific restrictions.

Visit www.coemerency.com for current fire restrictions across the State of Colorado.

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.

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 marketing@BuenaVistaColorado.org
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