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On Winning FIBArk

by June 21, 2010 » Add more comments.
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You often hear from me in the 3rd person, speaking as “South Main.” Today I thought I’d give a first person account of my win this weekend at the 62nd FIBArk whitewater festival 25 miles south of Buena Vista in Salida. Let me begin by saying that this was the first time I [...] Read more »

Flowers of the Buena Vista River Park

by June 16, 2010 » Add the first comment.

A gallery of flower photos taken with a macro lens in Buena Vista’s river park. Check out Yucca, Penstemon, Globe Mallow, Prickly Pear and more up close. Enjoy!

Nature is Fuel for the Soul, Study Shows

by June 11, 2010 » Add the second comment.

If you live in or visit the Buena Vista area, it’s certainly not news that there is ample opportunity to be or play outside, close nature. If you haven’t noticed, this is really important to us. And a new study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology shows that getting out [...] Read more »

Video: Class V Pine Creek Rapid at High Water

by June 9, 2010 » Add more comments.

Don’t try this at home…

New Wave Takes 3rd Annual BV Pro Rodeo to New Heights

by June 2, 2010 » Add more comments.

We’ve been talking a lot this spring about the new whitewater park improvements, and particularly the new wave, located just east of the South Main Town Square. Meanwhile we’ve been biting our nails behind the scenes, hoping and praying that this new feature (aka the LoDo wave) would meet our expectations as a world-class [...] Read more »

Bouldering Competition Photo Gallery

by June 1, 2010 » Add the second comment.

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 »