For the 3rd year in a row, the Colorado Mountain Plein Air Painting Festival takes place in the Upper Arkansas Valley from Leadville to Cotopaxi. Local artists as well as others from several states will be arriving to paint the area. This year’s dates are September 16-26, during the height of the fall color. There are many events and “paint-outs” with awards, and two of the events will take place in the South Main Neighborhood in Buena Vista.
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We’re gearing up for another big summer weekend here in BV. The Collegiate Peaks Music Festival starts this Friday and runs through Saturday night. On Sunday, we’ve got a fun kayaking event to keep things rocking. Here’s the beta: Colorado Kayak Supply presents King and Queen of the Wave 2010, a fun and friendly event [...] Read more »
South Main’s Dustin Urban earned a spot on the US Freestyle Kayak Team on Friday and will represent the US at the World Championships in June 2011 in Plattling, Germany. Dustin placed 3rd in the event and is joined on the US Men’s Team by Stephen Wright, Eric Jackson, Clay Wright and Bryan Kirk. 16-year-old [...] Read more »
Hello South Mainers (Mainiacs?)! As they like to say on KRCC, the techno-gnomes have reached into their bag of tricks and come up with something new, interesting and (hopefully) useful for us all. How many different ways can you tell the story, “Brother and sister, pro-kayakers build new urbanist neighborhood in Colorado mountains with whitewater [...] Read more »
Another cool event that took place during Paddlefest weekend was a bouldering competition on the 3 boulders in and around the South Main. Competitors had a great time working the new problems and the vibe was fun, casual and supportive. Thanks so much to David Switalski of Chaffee County High School for putting it on! [...] Read more »