Fun and Sun for BV Pro-Am Open Classes

by June 1, 2011 » Add more comments.
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The BV Pro Rodeo became the BV Pro-Am this year as we offered a number of open classes, and the response was really exciting! We had around 30 open competitors vying for a whole pile of prizes, including a Jackson Kayak All Star, won by Open Men’s competitor Craig Phillips! It was so [...] Read more »

Urban Adventure: South Main on Outside TV

by May 20, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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We are excited to announce the airing of a national segment on Outside Television about South Main. Sam Bricker of Outside TV Salida (Channel 63) filmed and produced the piece which is airing now through the summer season on a show called Outside Today. In his words “The local Salida crew recently filmed [...] Read more »

Adventure XStream Comes to South Main

by May 19, 2011 » Add the first comment.

It was so great to have the Adventure XStream race based in the South Main Town Square again this year! Thanks to all involved. Here’s a nice video of what the race is like!

Music Festival Returns to South Main This July!

by May 13, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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With Keller Williams headlining, we are thrilled to host the 2011 Collegiate Peaks Music Festival in the South Main Town Square this July 28th-30th! We wrote a few months ago about some of the event’s new organizers,  South Main residents Bobby and Angela Kuepper. Well the new organizers are really taking the festival [...] Read more »

Climbing the Sleeping Indian

by April 27, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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Holding onto the lip of the horizontal roof, it hits me- there’s no turning back. Feeling scared and exhausted, I switch gears mentally. Not pulling the 5.10+ crux is a poor option at this point- I’d probably fall 10-15 feet. It would probably be a clean fall into space, but I might catch [...] Read more »

Sundance Brings 1st Solar Panels to South Main

by April 22, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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True to their name, Sundance Sheepskin and Leather has installed South Main’s first solar panels- and just in time for Earth Day! Sundance’s Jean Anderson says they estimate that the 3.5 KW photovoltaic array will generate around 80% of the buildings electrical use, and they’re expecting a 12-15 year payback on the investment. [...] Read more »

Why We Dug the Smart Growth in Small Towns Workshop

by April 12, 2011 » Add more comments.
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“We have finally uncoupled VMT  (Vehicle Miles Traveled) growth from GDP growth in the U.S., largely because Millenials don’t want to drive.” That was one of the fascinating tidbits which I took from the Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Communities Workshop that Katie and I checked out Friday in Salida. Here’s [...] Read more »

Volunteer for Paddlefest and the BV Pro-Am Kayak Rodeo!

by April 1, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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Colorado Kayak Supply’s Paddlefest and the BV Pro-Am Kayak Rodeo are looking for volunteers for this fun, family-friendly event coming again to Buena Vista May 27-29. Please come out to this volunteer coordination meeting and sign up! When: Wednesday, April 6th at 6pm Where: Best Western Vista Inn, 733 US HWY [...] Read more »

Mountain Bohemian Opens on South Main!

by March 31, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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We’re thrilled to announce the soft opening April 1st at 11am of Mountain Bohemian, a lifestyle boutique located at 900 South Main Street! It is owned by Keith and Evelyn Baker, also owners of The Trailhead outdoor store. “Ever since we moved here seven years ago,” Evelyn told me, “One of the first [...] Read more »

If It’s Not Beautiful, It’s Not Sustainable

by March 16, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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“The best way to recycle a 2 x 4 is to leave it in place.” -Andres Duany A lot of resources go into any home, not to mention a neighborhood, so it better be good. It better be built in such a way that it will be loved and last far beyond [...] Read more »

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