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Strong Turnout for Rock Run Gallery’s Plein Air Reception

by September 28, 2010 » Add the first comment.
Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, Reception, Rock Run Gallery-10

On Saturday, September 25th, Rock Run Gallery saw a strong turnout for the gala finale of the 3rd annual Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival. Festival artists displayed their best three paintings and were judged by Colorado artist Teresa Vito. Kelly Kotary took Best of Show for her “Autumn Reflections” oil painting, Laurie Merfeld- Batson took [...] Read more »

New Map of Buena Vista Disc Golf Course

by September 23, 2010 » Add more comments.
Buena Vista Disc Golf Course Map

It’s been fun to see the buzz around town about the new Buena Vista Disc Golf Course. Of course the experienced disc golfers are having a great time. Meanwhile, if you’re a newbie like me, you’ve bought some new discs from Colorado Kayak Supply or The Trailhead and perhaps donated a few to the Pinon [...] Read more »

A Fall Color Drive to St. Elmo Ghost Town

by September 21, 2010 » Add more comments.
St. Elmo, Fall Colors, Colorado Ghost Town-13

I’m doing my best this year to get myself out of the office and on some adventures during our brief but spectacular fall color season. Yesterday I took a drive up the Chalk Creek Valley to the popular Ghost Town St. Elmo in search of gold. The weather was dynamic, with lots of clouds, but [...] Read more »

South Main Residents Win Top Honors at Art Assocation Show

by September 16, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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South Main residents Kennley Montrose and Carol Wiel recently won Best in Show and 1st Place in the Professional Water Media category, respectively, at the Arkansas Valley Art Center‘s (AVAC) 26th annual Open Awards Show (OAS). Kennley’s photography piece, “All the King’s Men” consisted of two printed panels affixed to burlap from BV Roastery [...] Read more »

Twelve-Year-Old Megan Mascarenas Wins Buena Vista Bouldering Competition

by September 13, 2010 » Add more comments.
Buena Vista Bouldering Competition-5

Buena Vista’s first annual American Bouldering Series event took place Saturday and was a great success, with 27 competitors turning out to compete, 60% of which were kids. Families from the Vail valley to the front range and as far away as Santa Fe came to Buena Vista, many of them to enjoy the novelty [...] Read more »

Disc Golf Course Opens in Buena Vista River Park

by September 7, 2010 » Add more comments.
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Having invested heavily in the town of Buena Vista’s river park, it makes us really happy to see a project like the Buena Vista Disc Golf Course become a reality. Yesterday was the official ribbon cutting, and the course’s first 9 holes are now open for free public use! Another 9 holes are planned. South [...] Read more »

Welcome the Pucketts, South Main’s Newest Family

by September 2, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Main Townhouse Color Palate

A few weeks ago I waved hello to Philip and Cindy Puckett and their 4-year-old daughter Chloe as they peered out a second story window. “This is my room!” Chloe shouted, beaming. The Pucketts are proud owners of the new, 2,550-square-foot Kenny Craft design now under construction at 905 South Main Street. Philip, [...] Read more »

American Bouldering Series Comes to BV!

by August 27, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Nearly 2 years ago, the Town of Buena Vista was awarded its second Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant, which helped to fund construction of the three public rock climbing boulders in and around South Main. On September 11th, our boulders will host the first and only outdoor stop on the American Bouldering Series (ABS) competition circuit. Competitive rock climbers will come to Buena Vista to earn points in an effort to qualify for national level competitions like the National Championships and World Cup.

Take a Photo Tour of The Courtyard Home

by August 26, 2010 » Add more comments.
Mantel Piece and Structural Arch

Reclaimed wood flooring and beams, outdoor fireplaces, custom tile panels, a third story cupola with river views, traditional stucco- all of these details are coming together on South Main Building Company’s ‘Courtyard Home’ on Swift Circle. Here’s a photographic tour of the progress. There will be three apartments in the home that will be South [...] Read more »

The Lone Chanterelle or How to Get Skunked Mushroom Foraging

by August 19, 2010 » Add more comments.

“That’s a great sign- a gigantic puddle” Scott said as he parked his 4Runner. We stepped out, grabbed his woven foraging basket (preferable to a bag because it spreads the spores of gathered mushrooms) and immediately stumbled upon several clusters of “Shaggy Mane” mushrooms busting through moist dirt beside the forest road. Our spirits were high at having found a flush of edible mushrooms so early in our hunt… if only we had known how ironic this immediate find would become.