Small Business Saturday – November 24th

Small Business Saturday – November 24th

Small Business Saturday is coming November 24th! Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A...
New Tile Offerings at Rock Run Gallery

New Tile Offerings at Rock Run Gallery

New Tile Offerings at Rock Run Gallery (20% off tiles and framed tiles Nov. 23-Dec 2 and 10% off tile furniture. You must call 719-966-5185 or come in during the sale to get the discount)   We are fortunate at Rock Run to have a fine craftsman, Steve Zabel, to make...
11-14-2018 Weekly Announcements

11-14-2018 Weekly Announcements

Current Weekly Announcements  Animal Feed Bag Totes Please spread the word to any individuals or groups who may be able to donate feed bags to be up-cycled. Folks can drop them at our office at RE/MAX (the one on Highway 24 in BV).  Contributions of lightly used...
Animal Feed Bag Totes

Animal Feed Bag Totes

Please spread the word to any individuals or groups who may be able to donate feed bags to be up-cycled. Folks can drop them at our office at RE/MAX (the one on Highway 24 in BV).    Contributions of lightly used reusable bags continue to be needed at our ‘leave one,...
Chaffee Green Update

Chaffee Green Update

Chaffee Green, a new eco-friendly group of action-oriented volunteers, recently met on November 7 at the Poncha Springs Town Hall to collaborate on ideas and rally together to spread the message of sustainability to businesses, individuals and schools throughout...
Monarch Opening Day Friday!

Monarch Opening Day Friday!

Monarch Mountain will OPEN THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th! Thanks to the recent weekend storm, Monarch is opening early this season! Lifts will start running at 9am...
NEW! Chaffee Resources Health and Wellness Website

NEW! Chaffee Resources Health and Wellness Website

NEW!Chaffee Resources Health and Wellness Website www.chaffeeresources.com. Your one-stop hub for Chaffee County’s Health and Wellness Services. Highlights of new website-1. Event Calendar – View and post events2. Educational Link Page – Access to health...
Fair Isle Gift Bag Class

Fair Isle Gift Bag Class

Serendipity Yarn & Gifts presents Fair Isle Gift Bag Class   This little bag 8″ x 6″ makes the perfect gift alone or filled with soaps, cookies, or notions. If you’re new to Fair Isle knitting this is the perfect beginner project. Pick some left...
2019 Buena Vista and Chaffee County Map Advertising

2019 Buena Vista and Chaffee County Map Advertising

2019 Buena Vista and Chaffee County Map CONTACT US TODAY IF INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING – DEADLINE IS MONDAY 11/10 office@bueanvistacolorado.org 719-395-6612 The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center has partnered with Town Square Publication to...
Thanksgiving Holiday – Open House

Thanksgiving Holiday – Open House

Join BV City Market Grocery Store for a Thanksgiving Holiday Open House! Saturday, November 10th 12:00pm – 5:00pm Delicious samples throughout the store. Recipes, party planning and gift ideas Custom center pieces and Holiday decor ideas PLUS – 11/8-11/10...
Toys for Tots 2018!

Toys for Tots 2018!

Toys for Tots 2018! Would you like to be part of Toys for Tots in Buena Vista this year? They would LOVE your help! FAQ1. Who is organizing Toys for Tots?The Buena Vista High School Student Council coordinates Toys for Tots for the community. They will communicate...
FREE – Community Thanksgiving Dinner

FREE – Community Thanksgiving Dinner

St. Rose of Lima presents FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner. All are welcome – All you can eat! No reservations needed Call 719-395-8424 before November 19th and tell us your favorite pie! St, Rose of Lima Parish HallThursday, November 22nd12:00pm –...
Veteran’s Day 2018

Veteran’s Day 2018

Buena Vista High School would like to honor our Veteran's. There are two different opportunities available. 1. We would love for you to come and share with our students on Monday, November 12th from 11:35-12:10 if you are interested. We believe you have much...
Concert – Walden Chamber Music Society

Concert – Walden Chamber Music Society

Walden Chamber Music Society After-Thanksgiving Concert at the Salida SteamPlant, Sunday November 25th, 3:00pm This concert is generously underwritten by Dr Gibb at Our Town Medical, and High Country Bank (Scott Eurchel). On Sunday, November 25th, Walden Chamber Music...
Hospitality Workshop – FREE!

Hospitality Workshop – FREE!

Get Cultured: Crafting an Unforgettable Hospitality Experience Through Culture Join hospitality and outdoor recreation expert, Samuel Sleger for a 3-hour free hospitality workshop focused on assisting owners, managers or marketing professionals in the resort, hotel,...
LIVE: The Travelin’ McCourys

LIVE: The Travelin’ McCourys

The Ivy Ballroom at The Surf Hotel presents…. The Travelin’ McCourys Thursday, December 13th 8:00pm – 11:00pm From a source deep, abundant, and pure the river flows. It’s there on the map, marking place and time. Yet, the river changes as it remains a...
BV Community Acupuncture Pop-Up

BV Community Acupuncture Pop-Up

NOVEMBER 1712PM – 4PMBV COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE POP-UPCome relax, reset and refresh in a Community Acupuncture Pop Up at Watershed BV! Community style acupuncture aims to bring the incredible health benefits of Chinese medicine at an accessible price to everybody....
Postcard Project Vol. 1: Meet & Greet

Postcard Project Vol. 1: Meet & Greet

Watershed is hosting a Postcard Project Vol. 1 Meet & Greet Open House for community members to meet and learn more about the organizations and artists involved with the initiative. Thursday, December 13th 4:00pm-7:00pm Refreshments will be provided. The Postcard...
Recently Remodeled Home for Sale in Buena Vista

Recently Remodeled Home for Sale in Buena Vista

Each large room has its own bathroom and large closet space in this 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,487 square foot home. • 0.3 acres • Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances • 2 rock fireplaces with hand-hewn mantles • Vaulted tongue and groove ceilings • Stunning...
59 Acre Ranch for Sale in Nathrop

59 Acre Ranch for Sale in Nathrop

19800 County Road 281, Nathrop, CO  Fenced 59 +/- acre country ranch with seasonal irrigation ditch (no water rights), sub-irrigated pasture and high dessert pasture land for livestock, riding and grazing. Custom-built 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home. • 2,072 square foot...
Custom Mountain Home – $525,000

Custom Mountain Home – $525,000

Beautiful custom home with lots of character and amazing kitchen for entertaining. This home has had very minimal use. Stunning views out your great room & kitchen nook of Mt. Princeton, all the Collegiate Peaks & valley below. Lg. open kitchen/great room...
Stunning Home in the Ranch – $488,000

Stunning Home in the Ranch – $488,000

Beautiful Southwestern style home located just off Hwy. 285.  Very warm cozy feeling home with covered entry. Large eat-in kitchen, plus dining room with large bay window. Great room offers hardwood flooring, gas stove and french doors out to the back yard. Very nice...
November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAM Hello Chamber Members, Hope you had a wonderful Halloween and were able to enjoy some events to celebrate the “spooky time.” It is hard to believe we are officially in the holiday season with Thanksgiving and the Christmas...
Collegiate Peaks Chorale Concerts

Collegiate Peaks Chorale Concerts

Collegiate Peaks Chorale presents “A Journey to Christmas” Friday, November 30th 7:00pm Mountain Heights Baptist Church 28390 CR 317, Buena Vista Sunday, December 2nd 3:00pm First Presbysterian Church 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida Join us on a musical journey to...
November Business After Hours

November Business After Hours

Come join us for Business After Hours from 5:00-7:00pm.  This month is hosted by Vulcan Art Glass Studio. 33109 CR 361Buena Vista Come network and socialize with the community and your fellow Chamber members. Open to the public! Come one, come all! Cost is $7, enjoy...
GARNA Photo Products on Sale Now

GARNA Photo Products on Sale Now

GARNA 2018 photo products on sale now through November 2nd!   Products are available from GARNA’s 5th Annual Photo Product Fundraiser including notecards, collage mugs, a 2019 calendar and canvas and metal prints.   New this year, any photo can be used for large card...
Skill Works: Date Informed Hiring & Retention

Skill Works: Date Informed Hiring & Retention

Having trouble filling your open positions? Come to this workshop! Tuesday, November 3rd 9:00am – 3:00pm Mt. Princeton Hot Springs 15870 CR 162, Nathrop Skill Works can help you decrease time to hire by up to 25% and engage the right talent to achieve a 22% more...
Vendors Needed for Xmas Craft Fair

Vendors Needed for Xmas Craft Fair

The BV Town Wide Christmas Opening Event is featuring for the first time a craft fair! This event is sponsored by the Buena Vista Chamber & Visitor Center. To take place at The Loft on E. Main from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, December 1st. We are in need of...
Custom Mountain Home – $825,000

Custom Mountain Home – $825,000

Stunning warm and cozy mountain home with 360 degree views of the Collegiate Peaks and valley. Built with Full ICF Construction being very energy efficient and also has solar panels. Great room has large rock wood burning fireplace, hickory hardwood flooring and...
Commercial Property – $249,00

Commercial Property – $249,00

Immediate Possession! This property offers a very nice 1,200 sq.ft. commercial building. Fully remodeled. Great location located just west off Hwy 24. Very convenient business location within walking distance to City Market, town park, K’s, our public library...
Volunteers Needed for Kettle Bell Ringing Season

Volunteers Needed for Kettle Bell Ringing Season

Chaffee County Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers for Kettle Bell Ringing Season An informational planning meeting for the Salvation Army kettle bell ringing season will be held Friday, November 2nd at 9:00 am at the Touber Building. Individual volunteers and...
SERVSAFE Food Protection Manager Certification Class

SERVSAFE Food Protection Manager Certification Class

SERVSAFE Food Protection Manager Certification Class   Friday, November 16, 8:15AM-5 PM Tenderfoot Room, Touber Building 448 E. 1st St, Salida, CO 81201   Comprehensive ServSafe Training and Exam Course Book, 7th edition with answer sheet Eight hour Classroom...
Business Scary & Thrilling Moments Storytelling

Business Scary & Thrilling Moments Storytelling

Join Watershed BV for two upcoming Business Scary & Thrilling Moments Storytelling in Salida and Buena Vista this month! Buena Vista – Eddyline Restaurant @ South Main Owner and Eddyline Taproom & Brewery CEO, Brian England will touch on scary and...
Ski Areas Off the Beaten Path

Ski Areas Off the Beaten Path

As the Epic pass and Ikon pass grow — more and more resorts are joining their association. But while these passes might provide deals, they also draw large crowds which slow you down on the mountain. This season — if you want to ski off the beaten path to avoid...
Alpine Orchestra Concerts

Alpine Orchestra Concerts

The Alpine Orchestra is having a weekend full of music. FREE to attend – Donation Suggested As it begins its third decade, the Alpine Orchestra continues to strive for excellence in fulfilling its purpose of sharing the enjoyment of music with the community, and...
Traces of the Trade: Stories from the Deep North

Traces of the Trade: Stories from the Deep North

Presented by Collegiate Peaks Forum Series & Congregational United Church of Christ Traces of the Trade: Stories from the Deep North Feature Film & Discussion Filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading...
Ginger House Bazaar

Ginger House Bazaar

Faith Lutheran Church is going to have a wonderful event to help us get ready for the Holidays. Hope to see you there!
Artist Reception at HRRMC

Artist Reception at HRRMC

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Care will host a reception on Monday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for the four artists whose work is being featured in the hospital’s rotating art exhibits this year. The reception is open to the public and will be held...
Guidelines for End of Life Care

Guidelines for End of Life Care

Watershed Buena Vista presents for FREE join Judy Somers, Certified Senior Advisor, Dr. Amy Varble, Peace of Mind Medical Care, PC and Angie Magee, MSW Premier Home Health and Hospice for Taking Care & Giving Care, Guidelines for End of Life Care. Tuesdays in...
Central Colorado Conservancy Annual Event

Central Colorado Conservancy Annual Event

Join the Central Colorado Conservancy for their annual event, full of food, drink, speakers, a silent auction, art show, and more. Robert Michael Pyle, a well-known writer, scholar and biologist, will be the keynote speaker.Also will be presenting their conservation...
Trapshoot Tournament

Trapshoot Tournament

Buena Vista Sportsman's Club is having a Trapshoot Tournament November 10th, 10am-2pm at the Buena Vista Sportsmans Club. Buddy backer rules, teams of 2 with $100 entry fee for clays, bbq lunch, prize entries. Email trapshootfundraiser@gmail.com to sign-up! From...
Pa Paw Billy’s Halloween Party

Pa Paw Billy’s Halloween Party

Pa Paw Billy's BBQ​ is having a Halloween Party! Come check out their new game room & bar area. PLUS – they have a NEW MENU! NEW hoursMon. Tues. Thur. Sun. 12pm to 11pmFri. And Sat. 12pm to 1am. Weekly EventsDart Tournaments on Tuesdays at 7 pmPool...
NEW – Monarch Mountain Tubing

NEW – Monarch Mountain Tubing

NEW – Monarch Mountain Tubing For the 2018-2019 season Monarch Mountain is creating a 450’ snow tubing hill in the area below the Ramble On and Little Mo runs. Ground clearing began in June with plans to open the tubing hill this coming season. “Over the...
Witches Brew Halloween Party

Witches Brew Halloween Party

Witches Brew Halloween Party sponsored by Buena Vista Heritage. Come enjoy the music of BlueRecluse and Hors d'oeuvres from Liars Lodge. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. $10 pre-sale tickets, $15 at the door. Tickets available...
Tractor Pull & Hay Rack Ride

Tractor Pull & Hay Rack Ride

Come join Gunsmoke Travel Plaza for their tractor pull and hay rack ride event. Saturday & Sunday, October 27-28th 1:00pm-4:30pm $5.00 per person – includes a hot dog, hot cocoa, and a tractor ride. FREE to watch Tractor Pull Hay Rack Rides are 1 hour long...
92nd Annual Bazaar

92nd Annual Bazaar

92nd Annual bazaar Congregational United Church of Christ 217 Crossman Nov. 3, 2018 9:00 – 2:00 Lunch begins at 11:00   Raffle Items – tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.   “The Zen of Batik”  Handmade and all of batik   Other interests…..baked...
The Healing Power of Stillness

The Healing Power of Stillness

How do we find a deep, settled sense of stillness? FREE Sponosored by the First Church of Christ Scientist Buena Vista Thursday, November 1st at 7:00pm Buena Vista High School Library 559 S Railroad...
UAS Club Celebrates First Anniversary

UAS Club Celebrates First Anniversary

The Central Colorado UAS Club is celebrating its first year anniversary this week, Club President Taylor Albrecht announced today. “Our inaugural meeting was last October 21 and since then we have enjoyed great membership growth, extraordinary community support and...
October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Happy Fall! Hard to believe Summer has come and gone, but on to our colder season activities and events. The OHV Color Tour was a great success and we are unto planning:  Small Business Saturday Nov. 24, 2018 in...
September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Whew what a busy season we have all been experiencing!  We have heard from many of you that all sorts of sales records have been obtained this summer.  Gold Rush Days and Seven Peaks Festival details are below.  BV is...
August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Gold Rush Days are finally here! We have been working hard all year to bring a fantastic 38th annual festival for our town filled with activities for all ages. The Chamber & Visitor Center continues to be busy...
July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Happy 4th of July! We are excited to be putting on and organizing the July 4th Parade and Art in the Park. We have been very busy helping the large amount of visitors who stop into our location. Our busiest day saw 87...
June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Summer is here! Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. The Chamber & Visitor Center has been busy with daily assistance of guests and getting our summer and fall events together: 4th of July and Art in...
May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Happy Spring!  Town is getting busier and Summer is just around the corner.  It’s been a mad dash here at the Chamber & Visitor Center finishing off the 2018 Visitor & Relocation Guide and getting our...
April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, We want to wish you all a happy spring!  Summer will surely be here before we know it.  Here at the Chamber & Visitor Center we made it through the BV Bash, are finishing up the 2018 Visitor & Relocation Guide...
March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Here we are on the eve of spring and it doesn’t even feel like we’ve had much of a winter yet!  We hope you have all had a productive winter season.  We’ve stayed busy with 8 More New Members, working...
February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, As the mild winter teases us we hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy. Here at the BV Chamber & Visitor Center we’ve started 2018 with a bang!  We have been diligently working on improving the 2018...
New Year & New Activities with BV Rec!

New Year & New Activities with BV Rec!

With the New Year comes lots of New Years Resolutions and BV Rec has been working hard to bring you lots of options to help you keep those resolutions in regards to recreation, fitness and leisure.  Whether you are a youth, teen, adult, or senior there are many...
January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, Happy New Year!  We hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season!  Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the love and support we receive from this wonderful community we call home.  With the new year come...
December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, It has been a whirlwind of a month!  We made it through our biggest Christmas Opening ever thanks to a lot of help from over 70 different participating businesses, groups, and non-profits!  With a light dusting of snow...
December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Snowflakes in the air, music everywhere and we have now officially kicked off the holiday season in our beautiful valley!  Buena Vista’s Christmas Opening was Saturday, December 3rd   and we hope you attended and had a GREAT time!    Thank you all who gave time to...
It’s Time for the Holidays!

It’s Time for the Holidays!

The beginning of November can be a bit overwhelming. There are candy hangovers from Halloween, planning for Thanksgiving, then it’s Christmas, and then New Year’s! Whew! And then there’s shopping. But this part can be relaxing! And we challenge you to enjoy all...
Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening

Enjoy an old-time holiday season in your favorite town this December! The annual Christmas Opening takes place the first Saturday in December. This year we will be routing both parades through East Main and South Main. Santa will be in session at a new location this...
Historic ATV Color Tour Recap

Historic ATV Color Tour Recap

We had a load of fun with this year’s Annual Historic ATV Color Tour. Participants from around the country come to this off-road rally and mountain festival to visit the area’s old mining sites and ghost towns on self-guided OHV tours. Everyone had fun from the time...
High Elevation and Hydration

High Elevation and Hydration

WATER! Drink more water! If you visit any high elevation town, chances are good that someone has recommended drinking more water, especially if you’re complaining of being tired or having a slight headache. On an average day, we hear about drinking water all the time,...
Scenic Drives – The Collegiate Peaks Byway

Scenic Drives – The Collegiate Peaks Byway

Buena Vista, Colorado is known for its amazing hikes, white-water adventures, and a growing arts community. Some-days, you want to get out of town for a while and a drive can be what you need. Salida to Buena Vista Luckily, we’re home to the scenic Collegiate Peaks...
Discover the Arts in Buena Vista

Discover the Arts in Buena Vista

Buena Vista is quickly becoming known for it’s creative endeavors. Music is at the forefront as local bars and the town itself is embracing live bands. Fridays and Saturdays host a variety of bands, playing everything from Americana to blues to country, and rock...