Ark-Valley Humane Society Presents 3rd Annual Feline & Fido Photo Contest & Calendar Fundraiser

Ark-Valley Humane Society is excited to announce the third annual Feline and Fido Photo Contest, an exciting fundraiser that raises crucial funds for the lifesaving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society.

Submit a photo of your pet to The submission fee is only $5.00 per entry. Then, ask your friends and family to vote on your pet’s photo. Votes cost $1 per vote with a $5 minimum. The photo with the most votes will earn their photo on the front cover of the calendar along with some other exciting prizes. Visit to cast your vote or submit your photo.

“This photo contest is such a fun way for people to celebrate their own pets while supporting Ark-Valley Humane Society,” said Marketing and Development Director, Caitlin Reese. “We encourage everyone to get involved in this fun contest!” The contest will be running until June 29th.

All proceeds benefit the lifesaving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society. Please note: your pet does not have to be a rescue. This is also a wonderful way to honor a deceased pet. Thank you to our sponsors, At Home Pet Doctor and Salida Elks Lodge 808.

New Classes Starting Soon! You must pre-register.

Trick Classes – CLICK HERE

Recall Class – CLICK HERE


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.


AS OF 6/13/18

Effective immediately, Stage 2 fire and smoking restrictions are in place on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Pike and San Isabel National Forests located Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo and Saguache counties. Restrictions will remain in effect until they are rescinded.

The risk of human-caused fires is now very high to extreme and fire managers have decided to increase restrictions. Unless there is a significant change in the weather patterns, we will continue to experience a high potential for large, uncontrollable wildfires.

Visitors should be aware of hazardous conditions and be careful with the use of fire outdoors.


• Campfires, fire pits charcoal, tiki torches and candles are not allowed anywhere on national forest lands

• Smoking is only allowed in an enclosed vehicle, building or trailer

• The use of portable stoves, gas grills and any propane gas device are allowed on the entire Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.

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
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