Paddlefest Kicks Off 2012 Paddling Season!

by May 1, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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From Colorado Kayak Supply’s Paddlefest: May is our favorite month of the year. The river is coming up, our shop is filled with new gear, and to top it all off, we have Paddlefest! We’ll start Paddlefest ’12 with the CKS Storewide sale, which features the best gear from the nation’s top kayaking manufacturers. [...] Read more »

Classic Bouldering in Buena Vista, Colorado [Video]

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South Main broker and Financial Manager, Andre Spino-Smith, also happens to be an awesome rock climber. Here he “sends” one of the most classic V5 boulder problems in Buena Vista, dubbed “The Becklehammer.”

Remote Working in Buena Vista- Part 1

by April 10, 2012 » Add more comments.

Phillip Puckett and his family live in a beautiful rowhouse on South Main Street. Phillip works from his home office as a Program Manager for IBM and was recently elected to Buena Vista’s Board of Trustees. Comment below to join us in exploring how remote working can bring jobs and professionals to a small [...] Read more »

Join the River Park Clean Up on April 29th

by April 2, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Many thanks to Earl Richmond of Colorado Kayak Supply for continuing to spearhead this annual event! What:  Whipple Trail, BV River Park and Sports Fields Clean Up Day When: Sunday April 29th, 2012, 1:00 PM Who: Anyone, any age who wants to help [...] Read more »

New Skatepark Under Construction on South Main Street!

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Buena Vista Skate Park Design Rendering

We were quite excited to see ground break this month on a new skatepark at the intersection of Cedar Street and South Main Street. Located on a piece of Town land near the entrance to South Main, the park grew from efforts of Chaffee County High School (CCHS) student Caleb Green who helped [...] Read more »

Spring Fly Fishing Conditions on the Arkansas River

by March 22, 2012 » Add the first comment.
Brown Trout Fly Fishing

Our good friend Bill Dobson has fished and guided clients on our local Arkansas River since the ’90′s and continues to study the behavior of bugs, trout, and fishermen.  Some of you will also recall that Bill played an important role getting South Main started. Bill shares his wisdom about current conditions [...] Read more »

Buena Vista’s Hwy 24 Needs a Road Diet

by March 15, 2012 » Add the second comment.
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“A road diet is one of the most cost-efficient ways to improve a roadway. You can do a mile of roadway for about $50,000, which is the cost of one sidewalk bulb-out, or to compare, a traffic signal could cost $300,000 or $400,000 -Mike Sallaberry, Transportation Engineer, San Francisco MTA “A road [...] Read more »

Deerhammer Distilling Lifts Spirits on Main Street, Buena Vista

by February 27, 2012 » Add more comments.
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Early in Lenny Eckstein’s efforts to start up Deerhammer Distilling, someone asked him “Why Buena Vista?”. Before he could respond, someone else chimed in, “If you’d ever been to BV, you’d know why.” As a long-time kayaker, Lenny has been coming to Buena Vista since 1999, and his “wife/business partner/bar maid” Amy spent [...] Read more »

Take a Watercolor Workshop with Rock Run Gallery’s Nora Larimer!

by February 26, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Want to learn or improve your watercolor painting in a stunning mountain setting? Artist Norah Larimer of South Main’s Rock Run Gallery is offering a number of Plein Air watercolor workshops in 2012. These workshops will focus on outdoor painting in the beautiful Arkansas Valley near Buena Vista, Colorado [...] Read more »

Eddyline Brewery Partners with PaddleFest to Launch Boater Beer

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Words and images courtesy of Earl Richmond of CKS Paddle Fest. Buena Vista’s Eddyine Brewery started a new beer this month to raise funds and awareness for Buena Vista’s long-running and super-successful special event, Paddle Fest. The beer was started today at the brewery by Eddyline owner and operator, Mic Heynekamp, [...] Read more »