Winter Kayaking at the Whitewater Park [VIDEO]

by March 14, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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We have had 400 cfs (cubic feet per second) of water in the river for a while now, and I’ve been excited to discover that even that little water is enough for some great practice, especially at the new LoDo Wave due east of Eddyline Brewpub. Many years I don’t even get in [...] Read more »

Eddyline’s Crank Yanker IPA Reviewed [VIDEO]

by March 2, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Check out this great review of Eddyline Brewpub‘s Crank Yanker IPA on Not Your Dads Beer. Congrats to Eddyline on the brewery expansion slated for completion by early summer. Can’t wait to crack open that first 16 oz tall boy can o’ microbrew! “Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery rests in the mountains of Buena [...] Read more »

Why Urbanism Matters- South Main & Sustainability Part 2

by February 25, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Good urbanism has a hard time competing with solar panels and wind turbines as a symbol of sustainability. So it often takes one of those light bulb moments to realize the truth about Urbanism: it’s probably the most comprehensive way we can address climate change in this country.

Sundance Sheepskin & Leather Comes to South Main

by February 18, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Whether it’s a delivery of freshly-foraged Porcini mushrooms, a pair of toasty-warm sheepskin mittens and slippers for Heron or some incredibly sweet tomatoes grown in their Guffey solarium, I always come away from the Sundance family with something to be happy about, something high quality from a local source. So needless to say, [...] Read more »

Why Traditional Neighborhoods Are Timeless

by February 15, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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This video of Vince Graham, the founder of I’on, an excellent TND in South Carolina, is a presentation he gave last December to the homeowners of the neighborhood. He beautifully articulates the fundamental and timeless qualities that traditional neighborhoods have. His project has been a model to emulate for [...] Read more »

A New Home and a New Baby for the Pucketts in 2011

by February 1, 2011 » Add more comments.
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You may remember the Pucketts from an article I wrote about them and their home design back in September. At the time the home had just been framed and little Josie was just a bump in Cindy’s belly. We’re quite excited to announce that the Pucketts have moved into their new home on [...] Read more »

Energy Star Has Upped the Ante and We’re on Board

by January 28, 2011 » Add more comments.
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With home energy usage accounting for 17% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, South Main has always embraced green building as an important element of what makes the neighborhood sustainable. Particularly in our colder climate, a well-insulated, tight building envelope is crucial.

Jed Presents River Park Check to the Town of BV

by January 25, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Jed presented South Main’s matching funds for the most recent Buena Vista river park GOCO Grant at the January 11, 2011 Board of Trustees meeting. Here’s the letter he read. Dear Town of Buena Vista Board of Trustees, It has been 8 years since the meeting when my sister Katie and I first approached this [...] Read more »

Why Beauty Matters [Video]

by January 20, 2011 » Add more comments.
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We can no longer afford to build ugly, soulless towns, and philosopher Roger Scruton explains why in this BBC program. It is a comprehensive explanation of how our relationship to beauty has evolved in modern society. It convincingly articulates how the timeless principles of art and architecture have been abandoned for the new [...] Read more »

Missed the Boat Delivers an Amazing Show [Video]

by January 18, 2011 » Add more comments.
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I think it’s safe to say that most folks in Buena Vista aren’t totally accustomed to sold out live music in the middle of winter, but that’s just what the 200 or so people who showed up Saturday night got. Steamboat-based Missed the Boat delivered the goods to a full, dancing house. Great [...] Read more »