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Chip in for Your Chamber, Sponsored by Collegiate Peaks Bank

CHIP IN FOR YOUR CHAMBER A Matching Gift Fundraiser to support the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center Sponsored by Collegiate Peaks Bank Every dollar raised up to $10,000 will be generously matched by Collegiate Peaks Bank As many of us suffer the...

Chaffee County Visitors Bureau Offers 10k Mask Up Grant Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2020         Contact: Scott Peterson    Marketing Director                                                                                                       scott@colorfulcolorado.com Chaffee County Visitors Bureau Offers 10k Mask Up...

Small Business Training Needs Assessment Survey

Help us with this Small Business Training Needs Assessment Survey Please take two minutes to complete our seven-question survey. Your responses will allow the Central Mountain SBDC Center to develop training, and education services and programs that address your needs...

Celebrate the 4th of July with Buena Vista’s 1st Firecracker Walk

Since we are unable to have a parade or Art in the Park this year, we will be hosting the first ever Firecracker Business Walk. This is similar to our Chocolate Walk at Christmas, which is a Town favorite. The event will take place Friday - Sunday so that the number...

Fourth of July Parade & Art in the Park in Buena Vista – Postponed until Summer of 2021

The Fourth of July Parade & Art in the Park in Buena Vista will be postponed until Summer of 2021 It is with a heavy heart that we are officially announcing the postponement of the Fourth of July Parade and Art in the Park until Summer of 2021. This long-standing...

EDUCATION AMID ADVERSITY; A message from Greg Felt

Chaffee County, Colorado. June 17, 2020   Our community has suffered a massive disruption from the pandemic and the economic turmoil of the last three months. Throughout that time, community leaders have worked in concert to adapt to changing regulations and to work...

Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista to be postponed to Summer of 2021

Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista will be postponed to Summer of 2021 After weeks of deliberation the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Town of Buena Vista and Public Health officials, has decided to postpone one of our signature summer events,...

Chaffee County Fairgrounds Announces Gradual ReOpening

CHAFFEE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ANNOUNCES GRADUAL REOPENING MAY 29, 2020 Salida, CO. Chaffee County Fairgrounds will be re-opening their riding arenas to the public beginning June 1st  2020,  Monday- Friday’s during the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.   In keeping with Governor...

Save the Date: Reenvisioning Retail 2020

SAVE THE DATE WHY ATTEND REENVISIONING RETAIL? Retail, food service and accommodations, and hospitality were industries most heavily impacted by COVID-19. Attend this convening to discuss shared solutions for recovery for businesses and the frontline workers who keep...

Stage 2 Restrictions Remain in Effect for Chaffee County

The unincorporated Chaffee County is still under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Due to the lack of any considerable moisture over the past several days combined with the continuing high winds our fire conditions are high. Stage 2 Fire Restrictions prohibit any open...

Public Health Order: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has adopted the Fifth Amended Public Health Order Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors, which lasts through June 30, 2020.  Below are some frequently asked questions and answers. Should older adults and...

Chaffee County Safe Business Checklist and Opening Timeline

The County Commissioners are actively working on a three phased reopening of Chaffee County during the month of May and beginning of June. All businesses looking to re-open during this phased approach will be required to fill out a Safe Business Checklist.    The...

Local Pivot Panels – See how they thrive to survive

Every Tuesday & Thursday catch our filmed video interviews with local business owners from Chaffee, Lake and Park County.    Learn how our local business owners have pivoted their businesses to continue to successfully operate during the pandemic. In future...

Adventure Ideas during COVID-19, presented by GARNA

Looking for ways to stay engaged and to get outside during the pandemic? Check out GARNA's COVID-19 Adventure Page for ideas, activities, and information on how to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing. GARNA has put together a list of things you could try! Check...

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Chip in for Your Chamber, Sponsored by Collegiate Peaks Bank

CHIP IN FOR YOUR CHAMBER A Matching Gift Fundraiser to support the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center Sponsored by Collegiate Peaks Bank Every dollar raised up to $10,000 will be generously matched by Collegiate Peaks Bank As many of us suffer the...

Pick up your FIRECRACKER WALK playing card at Sorelle’s all week!

Please join The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center this 4th of July weekend as we celebrate our independence and support our small businesses. In lieu of larger events being postponed, we will be hosting a 4th of July Firecracker Walk (similar to the...

Thank you for keeping BV safe!

It is nice to see locals and visitors enjoying the summer and the great outdoor activities that BV has to offer! We want to thank you for your looking out for one another and our health by wearing your masks and practicing social distancing. Stay safe, stay healthy...

4th of July Fireworks Display

The American Legion and the Buena Vista Fire Department will be hosting the annual 4th of July fireworks show at the rodeo grounds in Buena Vista on July 4th at sunset. Please arrive early in order to avoid long lines and heavy rush of traffic. Please practice safe...

2020 Independence Day (Virtual) Freedom 5k

The Buena Vista HS Cross Country teams are hosting their annual Freedom 5k and encourage you to not let Corona hold you back from taking part. It's time to get outside, move our bodies, and celebrate Independence Day together!   Registration: $25 Local T-shirt Pick-up...

4th of July “Music and Memories” at Turner Farm

Turner Farm and Apple Orchard, located at 829 West Main, will be the site of one of the 4th of July Celebrations in Buena Vista this year. Turner Farm has an idyllic setting with two acres of lawns and fruit trees featuring a rustic cabin from the 1890’s and the...

Comanche Drive In Movie Information

Change-up schedule at the Drive In! There will be a variety of activities happening at the Drive In this Summer. Please watch for info on Facebook and www.comanchedrivein.com Jumanji: The Next Level 2019 Action Adventure Comedy PG 13 **Showing Wednesday, Thursday,...

Shop small and save big at local businesses in Chaffee County!

The Summer 2020 Discovery Pass is your savings pass to over $600 in savings and freebies in Chaffee County. Enjoy offers on eats, drinks, shops, experiences and lodging. The Summer Pass is valid through October 31st, so you have months to explore and save at local...

BV eBikes (formerly BV eBike Rentals) offers 15% discount to all Chamber Members and their guests

BV eBikes (formerly BV eBike Rentals) is now fully open in our new location which is directly across from City Market. eBike sales and repairs are now a part of our services in addition to rentals. We are complying with COVID 19 requirements by handling all...

The Power of Women’s Leadership Free Webinar

At the July 20th The Power of We (Women Entrepreneurs) webinar join panelists Jenna Pfingston, Sydney Schnurr, and Delaney Keating to discuss the Power of Feminine Leadership. Click to register FREE. Jenna Pfingston – will share her wisdom on Role Playing and...

Western Slope Start-Up Week Free July 7 – July 30

Join FREE in our Hometown - Western Slope Start Up Week - this year held virtually! Startup Weeks are multi-day events packed with presentations, panels, workshops, social events, and more – all crafted by locals – gathering the community to learn from each other and...

Virtual BV RailFest 2020 on July 18th

BV RailFest will be an on-line event this year. Please consider joining us online on Saturday, July 18th at 10a. You may register to participate for free by going to the BV Heritage website.   PROGRAM We will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 18th.  Other times are...

Small Business Training Needs Assessment Survey

Help us with this Small Business Training Needs Assessment Survey Please take two minutes to complete our seven-question survey. Your responses will allow the Central Mountain SBDC Center to develop training, and education services and programs that address your needs...

Urgent Alert: SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened

Urgent Alert: SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Click to Apply: To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business...

Vista Court Cabins and Lodge Is Under New Ownership!

The Kersting Team at First Colorado Land Office is proud to support the new owners of the Vista Court Cabins & Lodge. Visit them at vistacourtcabins.com or call them at 719-395-6557 for your lodging needs.

An 80 Acre Oasis on Three Elk Creek – With Senior Water Rights!

2 Raven Ranch - An 80 acre oasis on Three Elk Creek with senior water rights! A rare find sitting at the base of Mt Columbia, this property has seclusion, incredible views and an abundance of water.  The beautiful, energy efficient, true adobe home has exquisite views...

Amazing Waterfront Property in the Reserve

This lot is very conveniently located near the entrance of The Reserve, a low traffic area, Perfect for walk out lower level on the South side with amazing location to the trout ponds just steps away from the property boundary. The Reserve at Cottonwood Creek is a...

Upcoming events in BV

During the COVID-19 outbreak, all events are subject to cancellation or rescheduling. Please contact the event organizer for more information. 

Date/Time Event
07/18/2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual BV RailFest 2020

Virtual, Buena Vista CO

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