Erin’s Organics: Food from the Heart of the Earth

by August 4, 2010 » Add more comments.

I opened the green house door, and old school hip hop filtered through the warm, humid air. A crib sat adjacent to a children’s play area with various toys nestled amongst potted banana and fig trees. Erin was tending her starters which sprout from beds heated by copper pipes carrying geothermally heated water which emerges from the earth beneath the greenhouse.

Great Article on South Main in the Summit County Voice

by August 2, 2010 » Add the first comment.

By Emily Palm
Hear someone mention the town of Buena Vista, Colo., and images of a huge prison and a growing number of 1-acre lot developments sprawling across the valley might spring to mind. But a cohort of New Urbanists seeks to change that with their sustainable, community oriented South Main neighborhood. The development represents growth in a manner they’d like to see, while creating a walkable space to enjoy after recreating in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness or Browns Canyon…

Video: Whitewater Park’s New LoDo Wave Still Epic at Low Water

by July 28, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Main Buena Vista CO June 10-7

Thanks to the Abdelnours of The Clocktower Flat and Foresight Multimedia for producing this great little video of the LoDo Wave at low water. Here’s a write-up I did on the wave for Colorado Kayak Supply: The “LoDo Wave,” short for “Lower Downtown,” is located at the South Main Town Square [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Read more »

A Truly “Green” Home Is One that Is Loved

by July 19, 2010 » Add the second comment.
New landscaping behind South Main office

Although there are, of course, a lot of things that make up a green home, one of the simplest- and therefore often overlooked- components is the continued care and maintenance of a home. People are less likely to love and maintain a home that they are not emotionally vested in. For instance, it [...] Read more »

‘Radical’ Yogi Draws a Crowd in BV

by July 14, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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We are blessed here in Buena Vista to have the beautiful Jenna Pfingston bringing lots of wonderful yoga energy to her classes at jalaBlu, BV’s first yoga studio. Another amazing thing she has been doing is bringing famous yogis to do guest workshops. her latest workshop with Darren Rhodes drew such a response that it had to be moved from 807 to the Orpheum Theatre to accommodate 46 guests!

From Wasteland to Oasis: Making the Most of Our Small Yard

by July 12, 2010 » Add more comments.

We have one of the smallest and most awkwardly-shaped lots in South Main. Shaped sort of like a badly cut piece of pie, it seemed our yard was doomed to not be much- besides our wonderful vegetable garden. But I have a son now so we built a sand box. We never used the space anyways- why not? The sand box started an inquiry that has ended with, in my mind, a surprising realization of just what can be done with a small yard.

A New Wave of Construction on River Park Road

by July 9, 2010 » Add more comments.
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Of the three new buildings slated to break ground on River Park Road in the next several months, Todd and Pam Herzer’s California Craftsman-inspired rowhouse will be the first. “I grew up in the foothills next to Pasadena, the peak of the California Craftsman style,” Todd told me. Pam grew up in the Santa Barbara area, also noted for its Craftsman legacy. “So we wanted our design to reference these great craftsman neighborhoods.”

Dustin Urban Earns Spot on US Freestyle Kayak Team

by July 5, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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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 [...] Read more »