Gold Rush Days


Are you retired or do you have some free time that you would like to fill with something meaningful and fun?

Come volunteer at the Chamber of Commerce!

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through August.  If you enjoy meeting new people in a fun environment, stop by the Chamber or call us at 719-395-6612!

Help direct visitors to our local businesses and educate the public on our town’s heritage and all it has to offer!

Search and Rescue 3rd Annual SAR-BQ August 12, 2016

This Week At a Glance:

August 11, 2016 – Couple’s League Random Play at Collegiate Peak’s Golf Course
August 11-14, 2016, Contin-Tail Rock & Mineral Show
August 12, 2016 – SAR-BQ at South Main
August 12, 2016 – FY5 at the Beach in South Main
August 12, 2016 – David Tipton at Vino Salida
August 12-13, 2016 – Golden Bat Men’s Softball Tournament
August 12-16, 2016 – Little Shop of Horrors at The Comanche Drive-In
August 13-14, 2016 – Gold Rush Days
August 13, 2016 – TJ Hittle at Vino Salida
August 13, 2016 – A Night of Kirtan at jalaBlu
August 13, 2016 – Mark’s Midnight Carnival at the People’s Stage
August 13, 2016 – Second Saturday
August 13, 2016 – Bingo at the American Legion Hall
August 13, 2016 – Madams of Central Colorado
August 13, 2016 – Wine Club Pig Roast at Vino Salida
August 13, 2016 – Finkle Wu Han Studio Student Chamber Group at Salida High School
August 14, 2016 – Gold Rush 5K Rush
August 14, 2016 – Burro Race
August 18, 2016 – Business After Hours
August 22, 2016 – Hwy 24 Construction starts

Business after Hours, Re/Max August 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm

BV street construction


US 24 Buena Vista Enhancement Project

Please be advised that the anticipated start of enhancements to US 24 in Buena Vista, CO have been postponed until Monday, August 22, 2016.  According to CDOT Resident Engineer Arthur Miller, “The project team made the decision to minimize disruption to the community’s upcoming events such as Vertex and Gold Rush Days. No lanes will be closed until then.”
Duck Race Tickets August 14 2016, $5 per ticket
Heritage Museum Presents Madams of Colorado
Gold Rush 5K Rush
Second Saturday Sales

This Second Saturday, August 13, the BV Square / CO Creative will host live music by Todd Loubsky and glass blowing demos by Vulcan Glass Studios at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM and 4PM.

2 Art Openings! National Geographic Expeditions Photographer Frank Varney & wood carver and painter Randy Benedetto!

Golden Bat Softball Tournament
Vino Salida Wine Wood & Song
Tenacious Photography Senior Portrait Special
Ark Valley Humane Society August 1-25 for $25
The Upper Arkansas Challenge
FCRJ Golf Scramble and Silent Auction August 28
Courtyard Gallery Presents Martin Bettin

The Chaffee County Council on the Arts will be holding its 2016 Open Awards Show at the Buena Vista Community Center Pinon Room from 9/2-9/5. Hours are 9AM-5PM on 9/3-9/5. 

Members’ artwork may be dropped off at the Aspen Room on August 31st and September 1st. The cost of membership is $25.00 which covers admission to the OAS. 

There will be an opening reception held from 5-8 PM on Friday 9/2.  Refreshments and bar drinks  will be available.

Information: 719-836-0618

Lariat Open Mic Night
American Legion Bingo August 13, 7-9:30 PM
Really Really free clothing giveaway
Diabetes Prevention Classes
BV Parks and Rec August Schedule


Friday 8/12, David Tipton 4-7pm

Saturday 8/13, TJ Hittle 5-7pm

Saturday 8/13, Wine Club Pig Roast 6-9pm

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County present it’s third annual Boots and Bolos fundraiser!  Join neighbors, family, friends and colleagues in support of the Boys and Girls Club while you dine on Variation Catering’s tasty treats, enjoy complimentary libations, two-step to the sounds of classic country and laugh with comedian Chris Voth.  Friday September 16th at the Buena Vista Community Center, 6pm doors.  Western attire encouraged! Tickets $25 (single)/$40 (pair) at High Country Bank and the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce starting August 12th.  Call 719-539-9500 for more info.

Salida Aspen Concerts


The Holy Man of Egypt is coming to the USA for the first time ever and he and his wife, Dr. Madalyn Kennedy, have chosen to come here to Alternative Choices Wellness Center and to experience these mountains, this town and the people of Buena Vista. 
I am so excited to be hosting this amazing couple to our Valley to offer their gifts for us all to experience. 

Early Registration will help me determine if I need to secure a bigger venue to host this event. Please contact me per the information on the flyer.

Thank you,
Karen Lacy

FYI  logoFYI Back to School Picnic & Lawn Games
Photo opportunity: Monday, August 29th 6:00PM Buena Vista Riverside Pavilion

Family & Youth Initiatives (FYI) will hold a Back to School Picnic on Monday, August 29th at the Buena Vista Riverside Pavilion (East Main Street).   Free fried chicken will be served from 6:00PM until 8:00PM or until supplies last.  Please bring a dish to share.  Games and activities will be provided for all ages.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Family & Youth Initiatives is a prevention division within Chaffee County Health and Human Services and is comprised of Nurturing Parenting, Chaffee County Mentors, Youth @ Crossroads, and the Community Partnership for Families.  FYI’s mission is to ensure Chaffee County families are the “Safest, most healthy, and self-sufficient in Colorado.” 

Please visit us at 

Adven. CO Morning TripsColorado’s mornings are simply beautiful! 

Here at The Adventure Company, we love to raft Browns Canyon and The Numbers in the morning and we want you to come and join us! 

To help you getting out of bed we decided to create a morning special for you. 
Use Promo Code (AM16) & Receive 20% off our morning half day trips! 

This special includes Browns Canyon AM 1/2 Day and The Numbers AM 1/2 Day trips.

Call us at 800-497-RAFT (7238) and mention discount code: AM16
or book your morning half day trip online and fill in discount code AM16.

Find all you need to know HERE!

Stedman's Candies, Hand-Dipped Ice Cream, August Fudge Flavors
BV 180 Lifestyle Kathy Osborne Trip

BV Shared Office Space

Includes VoIP telephone, secure hi-speed internet, access to private conference room, printer, convenient downtown BV location, private restrooms & synergy.

FREE if you just need a couple days of productivity

weekly $35 or monthly $100

Call Chris 303-506-4926 or David 740-415-3192

Buena Vista Drug Drive-Through Pharmacy

Heart of Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Heart of Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days Conference at Copper Mountain Resort, CO September 28-­‐30, 2016. Nonprofit staff and volunteers, government leaders and foundation representatives will convene for a three-­‐day conference. Register at Take advantage of Early Bird pricing and registration before August 15 and save $50.

M lazy C Guest Ranch Events:

Free Dinner for 2

Book a 2 night stay at M lazy C Guest ranch
Enjoy dinner for 2 for one of the nights you are there.
(excludes, chuck wagons or special dinners)


REACH Air Medical Services
A Night of Kirtan August 13, 2016
Girish Yoga and Live Music
Buena Vista People's Stage Schedule
CKS Rental Deals 719-395-9206
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course 2016 Couples League
Paddle At The Pond - Tuesdays 5 - 6:30 PM
Creekside Gathering Events
HRRMC Hip Joint Replacement Class, Aug. 10
New MD, Craig Otteni, HRRMC
Summer Auto Loan Sale at Community Banks of Colorado

NEW Vacation Rental: Victorian on the Cottonwood at West Arkansas and North Pleasant.

Pick up fliers at the Chamber. 
Instant booking is possible here:

Or contact the Doumas Team at 719-641-6460 or

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