Construction Update: 7 New Homes Move Forward

by October 15, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Main Construction Update-5

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 »

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 [...] Read more »

Fall Color “ELF” Boating on the Numbers

by October 7, 2010 » Add more comments.
ELF Boating on the Numbers, Arkansas River-8

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.

Fall Color Video of Aspen Ridge

by October 5, 2010 » Add more comments.
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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!

Our Family Bike Ride to the Buena Vista Farmer’s Market

by October 1, 2010 » Add more comments.
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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 »

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- [...] 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 [...] Read more »

A Fall Color Drive to St. Elmo Ghost Town

by September 21, 2010 » Add more comments.
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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 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 [...] 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 [...] Read more »