COVID-19 Daily Announcements

Explore BV and Celebrate the 4th of July with the 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...

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...

Chip in for Your Chamber, Double Your Donation

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...

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...

Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals Lifted

June 1, 2020 For immediate release: For more information, please contact: Andrea Carlstrom, Director Chaffee County Public Health 719-530-2564 acarlstrom@chaffeecounty.org Chaffee County Public Health Responds to State Public Health Order; Lifts Restrictions on...

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...

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...

Buena Vista Library Expands Services Starting Monday, June 1st

The Buena Vista Public Library will expand services beginning Monday, June 1st. Our services will include the following: Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for curbside pickup, 1-hour computer reservations, and access to the collection for checkouts....

LaGree’s is Hiring for All Positions

If you are interested in applying for a position at LaGree's, check out their current openings at https://lagreesfoodstores.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Chaffee County Public Health Receives $25,000 COVID Relief Grant

We are proud to announce that the Colorado COVID Relief Fund recently awarded Chaffee County Public Health a $25,000 grant. The Colorado COVID Relief Fund was created to provide community-based organizations in Colorado flexible funding to address issues around COVID...

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...

Chaffee Arts Reschedules Open Awards Art Show to 2021

May 13, 2020 For more information, contact:  Terry Stevens, chaffeearts@gmail.com, 630-962-2303 Chaffee Arts Reschedules Open Awards Art Show to 2021 BUENA VISTA—In a unanimous decision by the Chaffee Arts Board of Directors, the Open Awards Art Show at the Buena...

Louie’s Opening Day * May 23rd *

Always indulgent, always delicious. Small-batch goodness. Stop in and see what's new.

The Book Nook is Open!

The Book Nook has re-opened for business inside the store! County regs require masks to be worn inside store and six-feet distancing. The store is set up to handle that by asking limited numbers of folks to come in at one time. Our patio is also set up with  6 ft...

BV eBikes is open for business to Chaffee County Residents!

Great news for Chaffee County Residents who want to escape the house for a bit and try something new and fun in Buena Vista! We are open for business in our new location - 515 HWY 24 S - directly across from City Market! We will be taking it slowly for the next few...

New Hours at Souled Out T-Shirts!

During the month of May, Souled Out T-Shirts will be open Mon - Sat, 11am - 6 pm.  Custom/wholesale appointments are available Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am - 11 am. Come see us at 109 Cottonwood Ave. in Buena Vista. We are practicing safe cleaning and social...

Sundance & Friends is Open

Sundance & Friends is OPEN to 1 Group at a time Masks must be worn to enter

The View is Open

The View Cafe and Gifts - located at the Best Western Vista Inn is now open. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 AM till 4 PM.

BV Jeeps & ATV’s Opening Date – June 1

BV Jeeps & Atvs has an opening date of June 01, 2020. We will have everything up and running waiting for you to come explore the mountains with. We are still answering all calls and emails. If you would like to make a reservation for a Jeep, Atv, or Side by Side,...

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...

Chaffee County Community Foundation Emergency Response Funds are Available

Your community has generously funded our Emergency Response Fund to ensure you have access to the help you need to stay afloat. The process to get assistance is simple, start today! Call (719) 530-2500 Email chaffeebenefits@state.co.us Go online to...

Colorado Mountain College: Free Back to Business Classes

At Colorado Mountain College, The Continuing Education Team in partnership with The Business Department has created the following FREE classes to support our area business through this time of great uncertainty. Below are class descriptions. More classes are going to...

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...

Senior Shopper Program Information

Chaffee County Shuttle - Senior Shopper Program Launches Mon. April 13th The citizens of Chaffee County, in combinations with The Chaffee Shuttle, (Grant from Chaffee County Community Fund CCCF), Home Health & Hospice (HRHHH) and the Chaffee County Government have...

Ark-Valley Humane Society Pet Food Supplies

PET FOOD SUPPLIES FOR THOSE IN NEED With the number of Chaffee County residents affected by the necessary state mandated stay-at-home order in response to rapidly spreading COVID-19, there has been a rising need for pet food supplies available to those experiencing...

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Current Weekly Announcements

Explore BV and Celebrate the 4th of July with the 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...

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...

Chip in for Your Chamber, Double Your Donation

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...

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...

Comanche Drive In – Movie Information

Showing at the Comanche Drive In Theatre  3 Miles West on Highway 306  Buena Vista  719-395-2766 **Showing Friday through Tuesday** June 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th THE WRETCHED 2019 Horror Film A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce,...

Free drinks? 2 for 1’s? Savings at Local Businesses? Only with your Discovery Pass

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 all summer to explore and save at local...

Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals Lifted

June 1, 2020 For immediate release: For more information, please contact: Andrea Carlstrom, Director Chaffee County Public Health 719-530-2564 acarlstrom@chaffeecounty.org Chaffee County Public Health Responds to State Public Health Order; Lifts Restrictions on...

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...

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...

Grama’s Goodies Food Trailer Open Starting Saturday, May 30th

Grama’s Goodies food trailer will open weekends at the BV Car Wash on the east side of Hwy 24 starting this Saturday, May 30th.  Official open time is 11:00 am. We’re looking forward to serving up our ribbon fries, funnel cakes, sloppy joes, hot dogs ,chicken nuggets...

Our Town Medical Accepting Patients Interested in Personal Care

Our Town Medical - Dr. Eric Gibb At Our Town Medical we are saddened to hear that Dr. Varble is closing her office, but we’re here to help make your transition to a new medical practice as smooth as possible. We provide the same Direct Primary Care model as Dr....

Buena Vista Library Expands Services Starting Monday, June 1st

The Buena Vista Public Library will expand services beginning Monday, June 1st. Our services will include the following: Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for curbside pickup, 1-hour computer reservations, and access to the collection for checkouts....

LaGree’s is Hiring for All Positions

If you are interested in applying for a position at LaGree's, check out their current openings at https://lagreesfoodstores.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Chaffee County Public Health Reopens Immunization Clinics

For immediate release: For more information, please contact: Chaffee County Public Health 719-539-4510 Chaffee County Public Health Reopens Immunization Clinics Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) will reopen immunization clinics for the community beginning on June...

Classic Colorado Home with Country Elegance!

Take time to enjoy the mountain views and the sounds of the creek as you approach this magnificent home.   The house is set on the edge of Cottonwood Creek Basin to allow for an easy walk out level and have views over the meadow to the ponds, creek and walking paths...

Chaffee County Public Health Receives $25,000 COVID Relief Grant

We are proud to announce that the Colorado COVID Relief Fund recently awarded Chaffee County Public Health a $25,000 grant. The Colorado COVID Relief Fund was created to provide community-based organizations in Colorado flexible funding to address issues around COVID...

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...

The Census Only Happens Once Every 10 Years

The 2020 Census started in March and goes until Oct. 31.  Each completed census form will bring in approximately $2,300 per year to Colorado for vital community programs, and a good census count in Colorado will lead to fair representation in Congress. A good count...

Chaffee Arts Reschedules Open Awards Art Show to 2021

May 13, 2020 For more information, contact:  Terry Stevens, chaffeearts@gmail.com, 630-962-2303 Chaffee Arts Reschedules Open Awards Art Show to 2021 BUENA VISTA—In a unanimous decision by the Chaffee Arts Board of Directors, the Open Awards Art Show at the Buena...

Louie’s Opening Day * May 23rd *

Always indulgent, always delicious. Small-batch goodness. Stop in and see what's new.

The Book Nook is Open!

The Book Nook has re-opened for business inside the store! County regs require masks to be worn inside store and six-feet distancing. The store is set up to handle that by asking limited numbers of folks to come in at one time. Our patio is also set up with  6 ft...

BV eBikes is open for business to Chaffee County Residents!

Great news for Chaffee County Residents who want to escape the house for a bit and try something new and fun in Buena Vista! We are open for business in our new location - 515 HWY 24 S - directly across from City Market! We will be taking it slowly for the next few...

New Hours at Souled Out T-Shirts!

During the month of May, Souled Out T-Shirts will be open Mon - Sat, 11am - 6 pm.  Custom/wholesale appointments are available Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am - 11 am. Come see us at 109 Cottonwood Ave. in Buena Vista. We are practicing safe cleaning and social...

Sundance & Friends is Open

Sundance & Friends is OPEN to 1 Group at a time Masks must be worn to enter

The View is Open

The View Cafe and Gifts - located at the Best Western Vista Inn is now open. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 AM till 4 PM.

BV Jeeps & ATV’s Opening Date – June 1

BV Jeeps & Atvs has an opening date of June 01, 2020. We will have everything up and running waiting for you to come explore the mountains with. We are still answering all calls and emails. If you would like to make a reservation for a Jeep, Atv, or Side by Side,...

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...

Chaffee County Community Foundation Emergency Response Funds are Available

Your community has generously funded our Emergency Response Fund to ensure you have access to the help you need to stay afloat. The process to get assistance is simple, start today! Call (719) 530-2500 Email chaffeebenefits@state.co.us Go online to...

Colorado Mountain College: Free Back to Business Classes

At Colorado Mountain College, The Continuing Education Team in partnership with The Business Department has created the following FREE classes to support our area business through this time of great uncertainty. Below are class descriptions. More classes are going to...

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...

Senior Shopper Program Information

Chaffee County Shuttle - Senior Shopper Program Launches Mon. April 13th The citizens of Chaffee County, in combinations with The Chaffee Shuttle, (Grant from Chaffee County Community Fund CCCF), Home Health & Hospice (HRHHH) and the Chaffee County Government have...

Ark-Valley Humane Society Pet Food Supplies

PET FOOD SUPPLIES FOR THOSE IN NEED With the number of Chaffee County residents affected by the necessary state mandated stay-at-home order in response to rapidly spreading COVID-19, there has been a rising need for pet food supplies available to those experiencing...

Collegiate Peaks Bank Member Spotlight

Collegiate Peaks Bank 105 Centennial Plaza, Buena Vista (719)395-2472 | www.CollegiatePeaksBank.comCollegiate Peaks Bank ​32 years32 yearsHow is your business different?​ Simply put; Our People Make the difference.  Every bank in the world says that. We live it.  Come...

BV Storage Member Spotlight

BV Storage Units 602 Cedar Street and 101 Tailwinds Dr., Buena Vista (719)641-7920 | www.BVStorageUnits.comBV Storage Units ​4 years4 yearsHow is your business different?​ We offer all online reservations and payment, new units, and ALL sizes are available from 10 x...

Peace of Mind Medical Care Member Spotlight

Peace of Mind Medical Care 213 Tabor Street, Buena Vista (719) 888-4257 | www.peaceofmindmedicalcare.com Peace of Mind Medical Care ​ 2 years 2 years How is your business different? Peace of Mind Medical Care is BV's small-business solution for healthcare for business...

Foodshed Alliance Member Spotlight

Foodshed Alliance (719) 398-0301 | www.foodshedalliance.comFoodshed Alliance ​2007-Salida 2010-BVSince 2007How is your business different? OUR VISION Connects, develops, and promotes a healthy community by strengthening relationships between local producers and...

March 2020 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAM Greetings Chamber Members and Chamber Fans, Can you believe it is March already?  We are gearing up for summer at the Chamber!  Starting April 1st, we will be highlighting all of our outdoor businesses.  Please make sure you submit your...

Bullfrog Pest Management Member Spotlight

Bullfrog Pest Management Buena Vista (719) 733-FROG (3764)Bullfrog Pest Management ​Opened 8/29/19a couple monthsHow is your business different? Pest Management services that care about the customer care and service than the bottom line. We have 20+ years helping...

Luminessence Photography Member Spotlight

Luminessence Photography (719)221-4997 | www.luminessencephotos.com Luminessence Photography ​ just over 6 years 4 years How is your business different? I love photography and I LOVE people! My studio is the great outdoors and my niche is lifestyle or storytelling...

Biggies Member Spotlight

Biggies 234 US-24, Buena Vista (719) 395-9459 | www.biggiessubs.com Biggies ​ 10 years Under current ownership, 8/18 How is your business different? We provide unique made to order food, with fast friendly service. We want every customer to leave with a full belly and...

Chaffee County Waste Member Spotlight

Chaffee County Waste (719) 395-6656 | tellercountywaste.comChaffee County Waste ​Celebrating 10+yearsUnknownHow is your business different? Only single stream, residential co-mingle recycler. We are local to BV and family owned. We also just started co-mingle recycle...

Collegiate Peaks Eyecare Member Spotlight

Collegiate Peaks Eyecare 421 US-24, Buena Vista (719) 581-4060 | www.cpeakseye.comCollegiate Peaks Eyecare ​Since 2014Since 2014How is your business different? ​We believe in small town service, customized to the needs of each individual patron. Dr. Scott is...

Vino Salida Wine Cellars Member Spotlight

Vino Salida Wine Cellars 10495 CR 120, Poncha Springs (719) 539-6299  | www.vinosalida.comVino Salida Wine Cellars ​10 years5+ yearsHow is your business different? Vino Salida offers lovingly crafted wine and mead that reflect the local spirit of community, innovation...

Balcomb & Green, P.C. Member Spotlight

Balcomb & Green, P.C. 109 E Main St, Buena Vista (719) 395-9280  | www.balcombgreen.comBalcomb & Green, P.C. ​Since 19532+ yearsHow is your business different? We are a full service law firm of 14 attorneys and 5 support staff counseling clients from Buena...

Farmers Insurance – The Rory Loebig Agency Member Spotlight

Farmers Insurance - The Rory Loebig Agency 211 US Hwy 24 N Suite D, Buena Vista (719) 395-8787  |  agents.farmers.com/co/buena-vista/rory-loebigFarmers Insurance - The Rory Loebig Agency ​The Rory Loebig Agency was established 3 years ago.3 yearsHow is your business...

Lakeside Boutique Motel Member Spotlight

Lakeside Boutique Motel. This incredible business opportunity provides a profitable business with Location, Reputation & Established Clientele. Lakeside has been family owned & operated since 1986. Families truly enjoy the convenience of this location. A...

February 2020 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAM Greetings Chamber Members and Chamber Fans, January was a busy month for the Buena Vista Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce.  We are excited for this new year and all of the events we have planned! We are 1/3 of the way done with our...

Arkansas Valley Digital Imaging Member Spotlight

Arkansas Valley Digital Imaging 317 E Main St, Buena Vista 719-395-4749  |  www.arkvalleydigital.comArkansas Valley Digital Imaging ​18 yearsSeveral YearsHow is your business different? ​ We are a full service photography studio with a store front and art gallery on...

Heart of the Rockies Radio & Media Group Member Spotlight

Heart of the Rockies Radio & Media Group 7600 CR-120, Salida 719-539-2575  |  www.heartoftherockiesradio.com/Heart of the Rockies Radio & Media Group ​Since September 1971AlwaysHow is your business different? ​We are the area’s most powerful radio and media...

Sorelle Delicatessen Member Spotlight

Sorelle Delicatessen 303 Highway 24 N, BV 719-395-8417  |  www.sorelledelicatessen.comSorelle Delicatessen ​Opened September 2018September 2018How is your business different? We pride ourselves on serving only all natural meats and cheeses as well as a wide variety of...

Buena Vista Dance Studio Member Spotlight

Buena Vista Dance Studio 111 Mill Ave, BV 719-239-4733  |  www.dancesalida.com Buena Vista Dance Studio ​ 9 months Just a few months! How is your business different? We hope to provide opportunities for everyone to get out and move!  We offer several dance classes to...

Salida Stove & Spa Members Spotlight

Come in and check out our new selection of all natural bath bombs! 

Buena Vista Recreation Member Spotlight

Buena Vista Recreation Department 715 East Main Street, BV 719-8643  |  www.buenavistarec.com​ Buena Vista Recreation ​50 years2 yearsHow is your business different? The Buena Vista Recreation Department’s vision is to serve the local community by facilitating...

Buena Vista Public Library Member Spotlight

Buena Vista Public Library 131 Linderman Ave., BV 719-395-8700  |  www.buenavistalibrary.org Buena Vista Public Library ​ 50+ years A long time How is your business different? ​Free public services for the community.  Library, internet, printing...   What is your...

Empower Yoga Member Spotlight

Empower Yoga Morgan Ballinger and Michelle Pollick, Owners 301 E. Main Street, Unit 235, BV 720-471-2109  |  www.empoweryogabv.comEmpower Yoga ​Since September 29th, 2019Since September 2019How is your business different? Empower Yoga offers the unique and life...

January 2020 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAM Greetings Chamber Members and Chamber Fans, Happy New Year!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season!  We hope in this new year, all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.  And remember, we are here...

Ridgeline Signs Member Spotlight

  Ridgeline Signs, Inc. Ryan Martin, Owner 518 Antero Circle, BV 719-395-1982  |  ridgelinesigns.coRidgeline Signs, Inc. ​2 1/2 yearsSince 2017How is your business different? largest grand format printer in the Valley, vinyl lamination, specialize in vehicle...

Lakehouse Member Spotlight

  Lakehouse Debi Temmer, Owner 121 N. Gunnison Ave, BV 719-966-5150Lakehouse ​Since 1979 in ColoradoSince 1979How is your business different? The Lakehouse makes several jewelry designs in house. We work with several Colorado jewelry designers or southwestern...

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
06/06/2020
All Day
Bike Fest

McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista CO
07/03/2020 - 07/05/2020
All Day
4th of July Firecracker Walk, presented by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce

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