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Enter the 5 Spot Live Music Series: The Kueppers on Music, Art and Moving to South Main

by October 19, 2010 » Add more comments.
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“I’ve lived all over the world, and I’ve searched high and low for a spot like this, from the alps to Australia to the Pacific Northwest, Vermont, and Montana.” -Angela Kuepper. It’s hard to believe it was only three years ago that Katie and I wandered across South Main to introduce ourselves to the cool, young couple that had just rented 1101 River Park Road. Little did we know that they would buy a home in South Main, take over organization of The Collegiate Peaks Music Festival and launch a year round music series in BV.

All Crossed Up: Cyclocross Race Draws Record Number of Competitors

by October 12, 2010 » Add more comments.
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This past Sunday, on 10-10-10, South Central Racing put on the 2nd annual “Cross at the River” cyclocross race. Racers made multiple laps on a course which began near the footbridge at the end of East Main Street and made its way as far downriver as the steps at the whitewater park’s new wave, before [...] Read more »

Strong Turnout for Rock Run Gallery’s Plein Air Reception

by September 28, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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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 »

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.
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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 »

Plein Air Painting Comes to South Main

by August 31, 2010 » Add more comments.
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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.

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.

South Main Is Base Camp for Leadville 100 Athletes

by August 17, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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The Leadville Trail 100, “the nation’s highest-altitude endurance test,” has become an internationally acclaimed event, made particularly famous by the participation of Lance Armstrong in recent years (although not this year due to injuries). The mountain bike race took place this past weekend and drew over 1,500 participants, including a number of wonderful families [...] Read more »

Collegiate Peaks Music Festival Rocks BV

by July 26, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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Well it doesn’t get much better than that, folks- big names, big beats, a weekend full of dance and celebration in our beautiful and increasingly-hip little mountain town. McPhelmy Park was a gorgeous location for the biggest Collegiate Peaks Music Festival yet. Bands like the Ark Valley’s Local Honey and Nederland’s Elephant Revival lent Friday [...] Read more »

Who Will Be Crowned King and Queen of the Wave?

by July 21, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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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 »