COVID-19 Daily Announcements

Updates from the Forest Service: Fire Restrictions and Developed Site Closure Orders

DEVELOPED RECREATION SITES USDA Forest Service officials are temporarily closing all developed recreation sites and asking the recreating public to disperse across National Forest system lands within the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota,...

Ark-Valley Humane Society continues essential services

With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the rise in Chaffee County, Ark-Valley Humane Society continues to provide essential services to residents and pets during the stay at home order.  Shelter staff is available 7 days a week by phone and email to assist the...

Webinar Recordings from Chaffee County Recovery Team 

The Chaffee County Business Recovery Team consists of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, Salida Chamber of Commerce, Salida Business Alliance, Central Mountain Small Business Development Center, and the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation. We will hold a...

Survey: What does your business need to be ready when the county re-opens?

BV Businesses, Please fill out this one question survey so the Chamber staff will know what your needs are when it is time to re-open. We will do our best to address all the responses immediately, however you can rest assure that we are collecting this data so we can...

A Note from Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity & ReStore

With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our entire community. I am writing to provide the latest update on Chaffee  County Habitat for...

3rd Annual Tails on the Trail Goes Virtual

Ark-Valley Humane Society is teaming up with the Salida Dog Club and Salida Parks and Recreation to host the 3rd Annual Tails on the Trail- A 5K Walk/Run for the animals. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be virtual! “Tails on the Trail is a great way for our...

Continue to Check Out Our Website and Facebook Page for COVID-19 Updates

Please continue to check out the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce's website and social media accounts for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. We are here to help, so do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!  Website:...

Now This Is Love Auction Raised $116,583.88 for local Businesses

The Now This Is Love Auction that was led by Now This is Colorado raised $116,583.88. Thank you for supporting small businesses in Buena Vista, Salida and Poncha Springs!

Supper Support: a fundraising effort to provide dinners for families in need

A project has been created by many great, compassionate minds, to feed those in Chaffee County who have limited access to food at this time, while simultaneously supporting local restaurants. "Supper Support" is a fundraising effort to provide dinners for families in...

Chaffee County Emergency Response Fund – Over $250,000 Raised

Since March 18th, The Community has given more than $250,000 to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund! Your generosity has been incredible to behold, and the needs are just beginning to pour in. Consider giving today. Your support will directly help local individuals...

Eddyline on South Main will Launch Market starting tomorrow!

Eddyline on South Main is launching its Market this Thursday. With the grocery stores reducing the amount of folks in the stores they are moving quick to be able to offer grocery staples.   They aren't the size of a grocery store but hope that we can carry some...

Adventure Ideas during COVID-19, presented by GARNA

Looking for ways to stay engaged and to get outside during the pandemic? Check out GARNA's COVID-19 Adventure Page for ideas, activities, and information on how to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing. GARNA has put together a list of things you could try! Check...

Stay at Home Order Extended to April 26th in Colorado

Monday evening the Governor announced that our state’s stay at home order is now planned to end April 26th, which is two additional weeks beyond the current order and several days ahead of the national goal. Governor Polis said tonight that if there is any way to end...

Colorado Mask Campaign Information

Learn more about the Colorado Mask Campaign that was announced by Governor Polis on Friday, April 3rd.   

Payroll Protection Applications are Open: Information on how to apply

PPP Explained: New Video Available Here Also See Links and Details Below on Applying. For local, one on one, free confidential counseling from the SBDC email them or submit your request for counseling here. New local banks are being added daily to the 7a approved...

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resource Book Released

While it has been just two weeks since the State of Colorado and our Federal Government declared State & National Emergencies the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic have hit our Small Businesses and Community hard. Life has changed as we know it and finding answers...

Action Requested Outdoor Industry Businesses: Outdoor Recreation COVID-19 Impact Survey

As the State of Colorado works to help Coloradans navigate and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we have insight into the economic impact the crisis is having on the outdoor recreation industry. To stabilize the industry, we need...

Support Resources for Colorado Businesses During COVID-19

From the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade: COVID-19’s impact on Colorado has been widespread and its effects on our business community have been particularly profound. Many businesses are faced with finding ways to pay employees and...

”What Employers Need to Know About COVID 19” presentation by Human Resources Plus

”What Employers Need to Know About COVID 19” presentation by Human Resources Plus. Please click Here to download the recorded presentation.  Please note that the actual presentation starts at 20:08 into the recording.  If you wish to sign up for the Human Resources...

Buena Vista Drug Update

An Important Notification from Buena Vista Drug: For the protection of our valued customers, beginning Monday April 6, Buena Vista Drug will conduct all customer transactions at our drive-thru window or via delivery* to your home. Scheduled prescription delivery...

COVID-19 Pet Food Drive

With the number of Chaffee County residents affected by the necessary state mandated stay-at-home order in response to rapidly spreading COVID-19, there has been a rising need for pet food supplies available to those experiencing financial hardship. Ark-Valley Humane...

USPS to Hold Mail for Temporarily Closed Businesses

The USPS will temporarily hold mail for businesses that are closed due to COVID-19. For more information this, visit their website and see the full announcement. https://postalpro.usps.com/node/7887

Business COVID-19 Updates Newsletter from CO Office of Economic Development

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) are here for our industry partners during these uncertain times. We encourage partners to sign up for the new Business COVID-19 Updates newsletter,...

KW Restoration and Construction is Open and Operating

KW Restoration and Construction is open and operating during this unprecedented time. Have piece-of-mind that your home or business is properly cleaned with our atomizing disinfectant cleaning services. Our restoration professionals are available 24/7 for emergency...

Buena Vista Public Library to Set Up Temporary Library Cards

Don't have a library card to check out the extensive online collection? Call the BVPL anytime Monday through Friday from 9a - 5p and they will set you up with a free temporary card! 719-395-8700

Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Last week, Governor Jared Polis announced the launch of joint efforts to raise relief funds and volunteer efforts to address this public health crisis. Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations and companies since the...

BV School District: Free Meals for everyone 18 years and under

Buena Vista School District Free Meals for Everyone 18 years and under Monday—Friday Grab’N’Go Meals Breakfast and Lunch provided from 11-1pm Avery-Parsons Elementary School Drive through/Walk through For more information, go to https://www.bvschools.org/

Chaffee Housing + Health Speaker Series Goes Online for Spring Sessions

The Chaffee County Offices of Public Health and Housing are pleased to announce that they will be continuing the Housing+Health Speaker Series by hosting the April and May events online. The sessions will be held on Zoom, a video conferencing and web conferencing...

Climax Mine COVID-19 Update

Dear Climax-Area Community Partnership Panel members - I would like to provide you an update on actions we are taking at Climax Mine in response to current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We all have experienced the rapid change in our daily lives and...

Aspen Leaf Print & Copy is Open

As an essential business, Aspen Leaf Print & Copy at 315 E. Main, Buena Vista, is open 10-5 weekdays. During these trying times we want you to know we are here to help you with current office supply or printing needs. We may also assist you in planning for the...

Salida Ranger District Office – Open by Appointment Only

The Salida Ranger District Office is currently open by appointment only. Firewood permits can be purchased by appointment only. We encourage business to be conducted through email or phone if possible. The front desk is being staffed and can be reached by phone at...

Rory Loebig Agency Available via Phone & Email

Dear Valued Customer: In light of recently updated government guidance related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the status of our business operations. In compliance with Health Orders...

Valley Home Furnishings is Closed, but call if in need of an appliance

Valley Home Furnishings is closed under Chaffee County order for non-essential businesses to close. We are still available to sell appliances and those can be essential during this time. Please call 719-395-2420 if you need an appliance

Rock Doc will be closed regular hours

Dear friends of The Rock Doc. We are not currently open regular business hours. Please contact us if you would like to set an appointment to meet at the shop. Cindy@TheRockDoc.net, 719.539.2019 or message on facebook. Please stay healthy, take care of each other and...

Hi Valley Supply is open

I want to take a moment and let you know, Hi Valley Supply is STILL OPEN,  & we are here to completely serve you and your company in whatever plumbing and heating needs you have. We have been watching the current situation w/ the spread of this virus and have...

Serendipity Yarn & Gifts is Available Orders

Serendipity's storefront is Closed, but we are still available for Orders   We know you are at home looking for projects to occupy your time! Call us at 719-395-3110   We can put a project together for you and mail it or you can pickup from our parking lot. Check out...

Collegiate Peaks Eyecare Closed for Routine Eye Exams

Collegiate Peaks Eyecare will be closed for routine eye exams indefinitely. This is a recommendation from the CDC at this point. Under normal circumstances, these appointments are important, but currently not worth risking exposure for annual exams. We will continue...

Best Western Vista Inn Closed

The Best Western Vista Inn and The View Cafe & Gifts will be closing starting Friday March 20th until April 7, 2020. Although we have no confirmed cases in Chaffee County at this time, we feel this is the best move to help halt the spread of COVID-19. It is now...

LaGree’s Food Stores is Hiring: Poncha Springs and New BV Location

LaGree’s food stores is looking for cleaning crews for our Poncha Springs location and our new Buena Vista store. Our need is current and future cleaning including floors restrooms. We are looking to develop a great working relationship with a commercial cleaning...

Fairway Independent Mortgage is open!

Mortgage rates are at their lowest right now because of the uncertainty in the market. I will be working from my home office as much as possible. But can meet at my 316 W Main St office by appointment only right now. Please contact Jim Vowell at (719) 966-2300

Ridgeline Signs offering ‘To Go’ & ‘Curbside’ Signs for your Restaurant – Price only covers cost to print!

For our Local Food Service vendors in Buena Vista, Salida, Westcliffe, Leadville, Fairplay ... and everywhere in between that we call HOME: The COVID-19 quarantine restrictions are hitting home, as businesses are having to shut down or limit service; and consumers are...

Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and for the safety of the community, Central Colorado Regional Airport has cancelled all upcoming meetings and events and is operating with limited staff until at least Monday, March 30th, 2020 when we will...

April Showers “The Essential Store” has hand sanitizer available

The Essential Store is OPEN and has hand sanitizer, bathroom sanitizer and many other immune boosting items for your health. Stop by today. We are located at 16799 CR 306, BV. West at Main St stoplight, just past the water towers heading towards Cottonwood Pass....

Napa Auto Parts is Open

Napa Auto Parts in Buena Vista is open its regular business hours. Please call them for more details or to make an appointment 719.395.0281. 

Souled Out T-Shirts: Printing & Embroidering Shirts

We’re not sitting still! Time to create new things! We are still printing and embroidering shirts - call or email us to place your custom shirt orders! 719-395-3535 design@souledouttshirts.com Wholesale orders may be picked up M-F, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rustic Woods: Pick Up & Delivery Available

Well, Chaffee County has issued public closure of non-essential businesses as of today. BUT, as we understand it, we can continue operations remotely and offer pick-up or delivery services, which we are happy to do!   SO, if you are interested in any products we offer...

Gone to the Dogs: To Go Orders

Gone to the Dogs is offering TO-GO ORDERS! Yep, just like restaurants! Call in to order, pay by credit card and then pick up. It's that easy. We're just trying to think of ways we can make it easier and safer for you to get the food, products, treats, toys, etc for...

Mail Boxes is Open

Hello neighbors!  Mail Boxes will remain open as long as possible, serving your needs.

Vino Salida Wine Cellars: Curbside Wine Service

We're doing the best we can to make sure you can still get wine, stay healthy, and can support your favorite winery. Believe us when we say we will miss the time we get to spend with you in the tasting room, and we can't wait to drink wine with you again (EPIC PARTY...

BVPT Still Treating Patients

All of us here at BVPT understand the uncertainty and rapidly changing news regarding COVID-19 is worrisome and we want to assure you we are working diligently to guarantee that the health and safety of our patients is our top priority. As of right now we are...

Buffy’s Flowers & Gifts Accepting Phone/Online Orders

Amid the uncertainty of the current situation with COVID 19, we've had to readjust operations here at Buffys Flowers until further notice. We will be accepting phone/online orders for delivery/pickup only. These measures are being taken to minimize exposure while also...

Book Nook Open by Appointment

BOOK NOOK OPEN FOR BUSINESS. AS OF 3/25/20, THE BOOK NOOK IS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS BUT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS BY PHONE OR EMAIL WITH PICK-UP OUTSIDE THE STORE. FOR ORDERS OR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 719-395-6868 OR EMAIL owenkath64@gmail.com OUR INVENTORY IS ONLINE...

BV Mountain Adventures – Spring Courses Canceled through May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement for social distancing, BVMA is canceling all Spring courses and private guiding through May 2020. We want to thank our many friends and supporters for what was an amazing winter season of avalanche courses, guided...

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Current Weekly Announcements

Updates from the Forest Service: Fire Restrictions and Developed Site Closure Orders

DEVELOPED RECREATION SITES USDA Forest Service officials are temporarily closing all developed recreation sites and asking the recreating public to disperse across National Forest system lands within the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota,...

Ark-Valley Humane Society continues essential services

With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the rise in Chaffee County, Ark-Valley Humane Society continues to provide essential services to residents and pets during the stay at home order.  Shelter staff is available 7 days a week by phone and email to assist the...

Webinar Recordings from Chaffee County Recovery Team 

The Chaffee County Business Recovery Team consists of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, Salida Chamber of Commerce, Salida Business Alliance, Central Mountain Small Business Development Center, and the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation. We will hold a...

Survey: What does your business need to be ready when the county re-opens?

BV Businesses, Please fill out this one question survey so the Chamber staff will know what your needs are when it is time to re-open. We will do our best to address all the responses immediately, however you can rest assure that we are collecting this data so we can...

A Note from Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity & ReStore

With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our entire community. I am writing to provide the latest update on Chaffee  County Habitat for...

3rd Annual Tails on the Trail Goes Virtual

Ark-Valley Humane Society is teaming up with the Salida Dog Club and Salida Parks and Recreation to host the 3rd Annual Tails on the Trail- A 5K Walk/Run for the animals. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be virtual! “Tails on the Trail is a great way for our...

Continue to Check Out Our Website and Facebook Page for COVID-19 Updates

Please continue to check out the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce's website and social media accounts for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. We are here to help, so do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!  Website:...

Now This Is Love Auction Raised $116,583.88 for local Businesses

The Now This Is Love Auction that was led by Now This is Colorado raised $116,583.88. Thank you for supporting small businesses in Buena Vista, Salida and Poncha Springs!

Supper Support: a fundraising effort to provide dinners for families in need

A project has been created by many great, compassionate minds, to feed those in Chaffee County who have limited access to food at this time, while simultaneously supporting local restaurants. "Supper Support" is a fundraising effort to provide dinners for families in...

Chaffee County Emergency Response Fund – Over $250,000 Raised

Since March 18th, The Community has given more than $250,000 to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund! Your generosity has been incredible to behold, and the needs are just beginning to pour in. Consider giving today. Your support will directly help local individuals...

Eddyline on South Main will Launch Market starting tomorrow!

Eddyline on South Main is launching its Market this Thursday. With the grocery stores reducing the amount of folks in the stores they are moving quick to be able to offer grocery staples.   They aren't the size of a grocery store but hope that we can carry some...

Adventure Ideas during COVID-19, presented by GARNA

Looking for ways to stay engaged and to get outside during the pandemic? Check out GARNA's COVID-19 Adventure Page for ideas, activities, and information on how to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing. GARNA has put together a list of things you could try! Check...

Stay at Home Order Extended to April 26th in Colorado

Monday evening the Governor announced that our state’s stay at home order is now planned to end April 26th, which is two additional weeks beyond the current order and several days ahead of the national goal. Governor Polis said tonight that if there is any way to end...

Colorado Mask Campaign Information

Learn more about the Colorado Mask Campaign that was announced by Governor Polis on Friday, April 3rd.   

Payroll Protection Applications are Open: Information on how to apply

PPP Explained: New Video Available Here Also See Links and Details Below on Applying. For local, one on one, free confidential counseling from the SBDC email them or submit your request for counseling here. New local banks are being added daily to the 7a approved...

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resource Book Released

While it has been just two weeks since the State of Colorado and our Federal Government declared State & National Emergencies the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic have hit our Small Businesses and Community hard. Life has changed as we know it and finding answers...

Action Requested Outdoor Industry Businesses: Outdoor Recreation COVID-19 Impact Survey

As the State of Colorado works to help Coloradans navigate and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we have insight into the economic impact the crisis is having on the outdoor recreation industry. To stabilize the industry, we need...

Support Resources for Colorado Businesses During COVID-19

From the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade: COVID-19’s impact on Colorado has been widespread and its effects on our business community have been particularly profound. Many businesses are faced with finding ways to pay employees and...

”What Employers Need to Know About COVID 19” presentation by Human Resources Plus

”What Employers Need to Know About COVID 19” presentation by Human Resources Plus. Please click Here to download the recorded presentation.  Please note that the actual presentation starts at 20:08 into the recording.  If you wish to sign up for the Human Resources...

Buena Vista Drug Update

An Important Notification from Buena Vista Drug: For the protection of our valued customers, beginning Monday April 6, Buena Vista Drug will conduct all customer transactions at our drive-thru window or via delivery* to your home. Scheduled prescription delivery...

COVID-19 Pet Food Drive

With the number of Chaffee County residents affected by the necessary state mandated stay-at-home order in response to rapidly spreading COVID-19, there has been a rising need for pet food supplies available to those experiencing financial hardship. Ark-Valley Humane...

Hand Sanitizer Available

The Essential Store has amazing Hand Sanitizer available. Many sizes from 1oz to 16 oz. Hours are 9-5 Mon-Sat. 719-395-9311. www.aprilshowersgifts.com Plus we have many immune boosting items available including Flu Bomb capsules.

04-01-2020 Weekly Announcements

Current Weekly Announcements  Events this Week 

We are excited to introduce and announce: Eclipse Property Management and Real Estate

Jacy and Thomas Doumas begin a new venture with Eclipse Property Management, Inc. Eclipse Property Management, Inc. provides long term property management, real estate services for buyers and sellers, and consulting services regarding sales and rentals in Chaffee...

Large Horse Ranch with Commercial Well & Creek

Rare horse property with commercial well, great mountain views in all directions, easy access, seasonal creek & great private location.  Animal amenities include 3600 sqft stable, for animals or workshop space, riding or roping arena with 2 story announcers booth,...

USPS to Hold Mail for Temporarily Closed Businesses

The USPS will temporarily hold mail for businesses that are closed due to COVID-19. For more information this, visit their website and see the full announcement. https://postalpro.usps.com/node/7887

Business COVID-19 Updates Newsletter from CO Office of Economic Development

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) are here for our industry partners during these uncertain times. We encourage partners to sign up for the new Business COVID-19 Updates newsletter,...

Perfect Mountain Home – On Over 3 Acres!

This 4 bedroom / 4 bath home is the quintessential mountain cabin!  A remodeled home with huge views of the Collegiate Peaks from every window. Soaring ceilings with wood beams and a 28ft high wall of windows in the living & dinning room area that bring the beauty...

KW Restoration and Construction is Open and Operating

KW Restoration and Construction is open and operating during this unprecedented time. Have piece-of-mind that your home or business is properly cleaned with our atomizing disinfectant cleaning services. Our restoration professionals are available 24/7 for emergency...

Buena Vista Public Library to Set Up Temporary Library Cards

Don't have a library card to check out the extensive online collection? Call the BVPL anytime Monday through Friday from 9a - 5p and they will set you up with a free temporary card! 719-395-8700

Colorado COVID-19 Relief Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Last week, Governor Jared Polis announced the launch of joint efforts to raise relief funds and volunteer efforts to address this public health crisis. Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations and companies since the...

BV School District: Free Meals for everyone 18 years and under

Buena Vista School District Free Meals for Everyone 18 years and under Monday—Friday Grab’N’Go Meals Breakfast and Lunch provided from 11-1pm Avery-Parsons Elementary School Drive through/Walk through For more information, go to https://www.bvschools.org/

Chaffee Housing + Health Speaker Series Goes Online for Spring Sessions

The Chaffee County Offices of Public Health and Housing are pleased to announce that they will be continuing the Housing+Health Speaker Series by hosting the April and May events online. The sessions will be held on Zoom, a video conferencing and web conferencing...

Climax Mine COVID-19 Update

Dear Climax-Area Community Partnership Panel members - I would like to provide you an update on actions we are taking at Climax Mine in response to current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We all have experienced the rapid change in our daily lives and...

Aspen Leaf Print & Copy is Open

As an essential business, Aspen Leaf Print & Copy at 315 E. Main, Buena Vista, is open 10-5 weekdays. During these trying times we want you to know we are here to help you with current office supply or printing needs. We may also assist you in planning for the...

Salida Ranger District Office – Open by Appointment Only

The Salida Ranger District Office is currently open by appointment only. Firewood permits can be purchased by appointment only. We encourage business to be conducted through email or phone if possible. The front desk is being staffed and can be reached by phone at...

03-25-2020 Weekly Announcements

Current Weekly Announcements  Events this Week 

Rory Loebig Agency Available via Phone & Email

Dear Valued Customer: In light of recently updated government guidance related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the status of our business operations. In compliance with Health Orders...

Valley Home Furnishings is Closed, but call if in need of an appliance

Valley Home Furnishings is closed under Chaffee County order for non-essential businesses to close. We are still available to sell appliances and those can be essential during this time. Please call 719-395-2420 if you need an appliance

Rock Doc will be closed regular hours

Dear friends of The Rock Doc. We are not currently open regular business hours. Please contact us if you would like to set an appointment to meet at the shop. Cindy@TheRockDoc.net, 719.539.2019 or message on facebook. Please stay healthy, take care of each other and...

Hi Valley Supply is open

I want to take a moment and let you know, Hi Valley Supply is STILL OPEN,  & we are here to completely serve you and your company in whatever plumbing and heating needs you have. We have been watching the current situation w/ the spread of this virus and have...

Serendipity Yarn & Gifts is Available Orders

Serendipity's storefront is Closed, but we are still available for Orders   We know you are at home looking for projects to occupy your time! Call us at 719-395-3110   We can put a project together for you and mail it or you can pickup from our parking lot. Check out...

Collegiate Peaks Eyecare Closed for Routine Eye Exams

Collegiate Peaks Eyecare will be closed for routine eye exams indefinitely. This is a recommendation from the CDC at this point. Under normal circumstances, these appointments are important, but currently not worth risking exposure for annual exams. We will continue...

Best Western Vista Inn Closed

The Best Western Vista Inn and The View Cafe & Gifts will be closing starting Friday March 20th until April 7, 2020. Although we have no confirmed cases in Chaffee County at this time, we feel this is the best move to help halt the spread of COVID-19. It is now...

LaGree’s Food Stores is Hiring: Poncha Springs and New BV Location

LaGree’s food stores is looking for cleaning crews for our Poncha Springs location and our new Buena Vista store. Our need is current and future cleaning including floors restrooms. We are looking to develop a great working relationship with a commercial cleaning...

Fairway Independent Mortgage is open!

Mortgage rates are at their lowest right now because of the uncertainty in the market. I will be working from my home office as much as possible. But can meet at my 316 W Main St office by appointment only right now. Please contact Jim Vowell at (719) 966-2300

COVID-19

We're in This TogetherAlthough we love our Member Spotlight videos, we decided to take a break this week so we could let you know how we are here to help you and your business during the COVID-19 epidemic. Although our physical doors will be closed, our virtual lines...

03-18-2020 Weekly Announcements

Current Weekly Announcements  Events this Week 

Ridgeline Signs offering ‘To Go’ & ‘Curbside’ Signs for your Restaurant – Price only covers cost to print!

For our Local Food Service vendors in Buena Vista, Salida, Westcliffe, Leadville, Fairplay ... and everywhere in between that we call HOME: The COVID-19 quarantine restrictions are hitting home, as businesses are having to shut down or limit service; and consumers are...

Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and for the safety of the community, Central Colorado Regional Airport has cancelled all upcoming meetings and events and is operating with limited staff until at least Monday, March 30th, 2020 when we will...

April Showers “The Essential Store” has hand sanitizer available

The Essential Store is OPEN and has hand sanitizer, bathroom sanitizer and many other immune boosting items for your health. Stop by today. We are located at 16799 CR 306, BV. West at Main St stoplight, just past the water towers heading towards Cottonwood Pass....

Napa Auto Parts is Open

Napa Auto Parts in Buena Vista is open its regular business hours. Please call them for more details or to make an appointment 719.395.0281. 

Souled Out T-Shirts: Printing & Embroidering Shirts

We’re not sitting still! Time to create new things! We are still printing and embroidering shirts - call or email us to place your custom shirt orders! 719-395-3535 design@souledouttshirts.com Wholesale orders may be picked up M-F, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rustic Woods: Pick Up & Delivery Available

Well, Chaffee County has issued public closure of non-essential businesses as of today. BUT, as we understand it, we can continue operations remotely and offer pick-up or delivery services, which we are happy to do!   SO, if you are interested in any products we offer...

Gone to the Dogs: To Go Orders

Gone to the Dogs is offering TO-GO ORDERS! Yep, just like restaurants! Call in to order, pay by credit card and then pick up. It's that easy. We're just trying to think of ways we can make it easier and safer for you to get the food, products, treats, toys, etc for...

Mail Boxes is Open

Hello neighbors!  Mail Boxes will remain open as long as possible, serving your needs.

Vino Salida Wine Cellars: Curbside Wine Service

We're doing the best we can to make sure you can still get wine, stay healthy, and can support your favorite winery. Believe us when we say we will miss the time we get to spend with you in the tasting room, and we can't wait to drink wine with you again (EPIC PARTY...

COVID-19 Daily Announcements

COVID-19 Daily Announcements During the COVID-19 outbreak, all posts are subject to changes.  Please contact the business for more information. 

BVPT Still Treating Patients

All of us here at BVPT understand the uncertainty and rapidly changing news regarding COVID-19 is worrisome and we want to assure you we are working diligently to guarantee that the health and safety of our patients is our top priority. As of right now we are...

Buffy’s Flowers & Gifts Accepting Phone/Online Orders

Amid the uncertainty of the current situation with COVID 19, we've had to readjust operations here at Buffys Flowers until further notice. We will be accepting phone/online orders for delivery/pickup only. These measures are being taken to minimize exposure while also...

Book Nook Open by Appointment

BOOK NOOK OPEN FOR BUSINESS. AS OF 3/25/20, THE BOOK NOOK IS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS BUT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS BY PHONE OR EMAIL WITH PICK-UP OUTSIDE THE STORE. FOR ORDERS OR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 719-395-6868 OR EMAIL owenkath64@gmail.com OUR INVENTORY IS ONLINE...

Collegiate Peaks Bank Member Spotlight

Collegiate Peaks Bank 105 Centennial Plaza, Buena Vista (719)395-2472 | www.CollegiatePeaksBank.comCollegiate Peaks Bank ​32 years32 yearsHow is your business different?​ Simply put; Our People Make the difference.  Every bank in the world says that. We live it.  Come...

BV Storage Member Spotlight

BV Storage Units 602 Cedar Street and 101 Tailwinds Dr., Buena Vista (719)641-7920 | www.BVStorageUnits.comBV Storage Units ​4 years4 yearsHow is your business different?​ We offer all online reservations and payment, new units, and ALL sizes are available from 10 x...

BV Mountain Adventures – Spring Courses Canceled through May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement for social distancing, BVMA is canceling all Spring courses and private guiding through May 2020. We want to thank our many friends and supporters for what was an amazing winter season of avalanche courses, guided...

Group Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding Tour

Group Tour BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING DITCH THE LIFT LINES, SKI THE FRESH LINES Our group tour is an excellent opportunity to learn from BVMA's American Avalanche Association and AIARE certified instructors; while traveling with friends (old and new)! This...

Group Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding Tour

Group Tour BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING DITCH THE LIFT LINES, SKI THE FRESH LINES Our group tour is an excellent opportunity to learn from BVMA's American Avalanche Association and AIARE certified instructors; while traveling with friends (old and new)! This...

Budget Your Way Out of Debt @ BV Library- Cancelled

Learn budget basics by creating a personal budget, along with tips to be debt free. Materials to bring: monthly expenses, monthly income, and laptop (optional)

Crush Your Credit Crave @ BV Library- Cancelled

In debt? Trying to get out of debt? How to get yourself out of the debt trap faster. Materials to bring: monthly expenses, monthly income, and laptop (optional)

Calling Artists for Chaffee Arts Open Awards Show- Postponed

Calling Artists for Chaffee Arts Open Awards Show   Chaffee Arts has opened online entry for the Open Awards Show that will be held May 1-10 at the Heritage Museum in Buena Vista, Colorado   See below for all pertinent information.       Chaffee Arts is a non-profit...

BV Storage Units has all sizes available.

Convenient online reservations, payments and account management available at: www.bvstorageunits.com Locally owned and operated Two convenient locations: Cedar & Beldan in Buena Vista, CR 320 & Tailwinds south of the BV airport.      

Peace of Mind Medical Care Member Spotlight

Peace of Mind Medical Care 213 Tabor Street, Buena Vista (719) 888-4257 | www.peaceofmindmedicalcare.com Peace of Mind Medical Care ​ 2 years 2 years How is your business different? Peace of Mind Medical Care is BV's small-business solution for healthcare for business...

Foodshed Alliance Member Spotlight

Foodshed Alliance (719) 398-0301 | www.foodshedalliance.comFoodshed Alliance ​2007-Salida 2010-BVSince 2007How is your business different? OUR VISION Connects, develops, and promotes a healthy community by strengthening relationships between local producers and...

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March 2020 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAM Greetings Chamber Members and Chamber Fans, Can you believe it is March already?  We are gearing up for summer at the Chamber!  Starting April 1st, we will be highlighting all of our outdoor businesses.  Please make sure you submit your...

Bullfrog Pest Management Member Spotlight

Bullfrog Pest Management Buena Vista (719) 733-FROG (3764)Bullfrog Pest Management ​Opened 8/29/19a couple monthsHow is your business different? Pest Management services that care about the customer care and service than the bottom line. We have 20+ years helping...

Bullfrog Pest Management Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations Bullfrog Pest Management on their ribbon cutting!  Give them a call for all of your pest management needs.  719-733-FROG (3764)

BV Storage Units – New Units available

NEW storage units available. Sizes 10x10 to 10x40 and everything in between.  Go to BVStorageUnits.com to get pricing, reservations, & same day move in. Or call Thomas 719-641-7920 BV Storage Units is locally owned and operated. 

Trailhead Tuesday – Navigation & Mapping Skills

Navigation & Mapping Skills  Calling all backcountry enthusiasts — skiers, splitboarders, hikers, cross country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers — join us at The Trailhead for a free, informative evening talk. Grab a beer and/or food from Simple Eatery. Buena...

AIARE 2

February 21st-23rd, 2020 AIARE 2 AIARE 2 provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to increase decision-making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a...

Dental Month at Cottonwood Veterinary Service

February is dental month at Cottonwood Veterinary Service.  You get %15 off the dental. The dental includes blood work; IV fluid therapy, anesthesia, dental exam and cleaning and full mouth radiographs.  It does not include extractions or medications to go home if...

Yoga Bingo at Empower

Yoga Bingo at Empower  Starts March 1st and continues all month long  Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like! ​ We are playing yoga bingo the whole month of March. Why? Becuase we love having fun with our community. Come grab your card on the 1st and starting stamping...

Studio Tour with Liz Webb

Chaffee Arts Studio Tour with Liz Webb March 14⋅11:00am – 12:30pm 14622 N. Stagecoach Lane, Buena Vista, CO 81211 Description:I am currently using oil on canvas for my current and new series of paintings. This series in entitled Stardust. This series is based upon the...

Trailhead Tuesday – Backcountry Gear Maintenance & Repair

Trailhead Tuesday - Backcountry Gear Maintenance & Repair 402 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211, USA March 3rd, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm FREE Calling all backcountry enthusiasts — skiers, splitboarders, hikers, cross country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers — join...

$49 Unlimited Hot Yoga

$49 Unlimited Hot Yoga Click here to redeem offer Come be a part of the Empower Yoga community with a full month of unlimited hot yoga classes. This pass can be used for any class on our regular schedule, in addition to discounted retail, special workshop pricing, and...

Buena Vista Bike Fest

The 22nd annual Buena Vista Bike Fest is coming up Saturday, June 6.  Register at bvbf.org.  Proceeds benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

When you don’t know where to turn…because someone drinks too much…

Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Learn more by attending a confidential meeting in your community. 888-4AL-ANON al-anon.org

Breaking out of the Housing Trap

Housing + Health: Building Equity and Opportunity Speaker Series Breaking out of the Housing Trap February 26th, 5:00pm dinner; 5:30pm speaker - Salida Steamplant Theater (220 West Sackett Ave, Salida): Chuck Maron, from nonprofit advocacy group Strong Towns,...

New Price – $618,000

Move In Ready! Fully remodeled w/ 2 Master Bedrooms & 2 spacious living areas w/quality workmanship. Must see to appreciate the amazing high end finishes. Slate tile, engineered hardwood, Restoration hardware lighting. Custom wood burning fireplace, open to...

2 Lots in Game Trail With Amazing Views!

These lots offer unobstructed 360 degree views of the Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas Valley. It is the perfect lot to build your dream home. Located in Game Trail subdivision providing well maintained roads, central water and covenant protected. Just minutes to...

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Luminessence Photography Member Spotlight

Luminessence Photography (719)221-4997 | www.luminessencephotos.com Luminessence Photography ​ just over 6 years 4 years How is your business different? I love photography and I LOVE people! My studio is the great outdoors and my niche is lifestyle or storytelling...

Biggies Member Spotlight

Biggies 234 US-24, Buena Vista (719) 395-9459 | www.biggiessubs.com Biggies ​ 10 years Under current ownership, 8/18 How is your business different? We provide unique made to order food, with fast friendly service. We want every customer to leave with a full belly and...

Business After Hours at Sangre De Cristo Electric Association

Let’s talk Watts! Sangre de Cristo Electric Association and the Eddyline brewery and restaurant will sponsor Business After Hours in Buena Vista Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at SDCEA, 29780 US Hwy. 24. At this relaxed event, enjoy the Eddyline’s premier mountain town craft...

Upcoming events in BV

During the COVID-19 outbreak, all events are subject to cancellation or rescheduling. Please contact the event organizer for more information. 

Date/Time Event
04/09/2020 - 04/10/2020
All Day
Locals Thursday

Souled Out T-Shirts, Buena Vista CO
04/15/2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chamber Board Meeting

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vista CO
04/16/2020 - 04/17/2020
All Day
Locals Thursday

Souled Out T-Shirts, Buena Vista CO
04/23/2020 - 04/24/2020
All Day
Locals Thursday

Souled Out T-Shirts, Buena Vista CO

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