I thought this Friday afternoon would be a good time to give an update on the construction progress of 7 new homes in South Main. I’ll start with the projects at the earliest stage and progress to those nearing completion. Four of these homes are located on River Park Road; it’s very exciting [...] Read more »
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 [...] Read more »
ELFing, Extremely Low Flow paddling, is a term coined by Jim Snyder, one of kayaking’s founding fathers. ELFing extends our boating season, and here on the Arkansas it is possible to boat year round. At ELF flows large rocks that are covered at higher flows now loom overhead, and many have fantastic shapes on the downstream side caused by flowing water. Each of these flow rocks is unique and many of the shapes take on magical and mystical properties for us ELFers.
Many thanks to John and Allison Abdelnour, owners of Foresight Multimedia and The Clocktower Flat Vacation Rental, for producing this beautiful video of a recent fall color drive to Aspen Ridge. Enjoy!
We love eating local food, and we love that every year we have more sources for delicious, local and organic food in Buena Vista. Aside from the root vegetables, greens, strawberries, peas, onions, tomatoes, peppers, squash and more that we harvest from our urban vegetable garden, we get our food through Weathervane Farm’s [...] Read more »
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- [...] Read more »
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 [...] Read more »
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 [...] Read more »
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 [...] Read more »
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 [...] Read more »