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Buena Vista – Buena Vista schools were placed on lockout Thursday afternoon by the Buena Vista Police Department following reports of a suspicious person.

The Buena Vista Police Department reported that it received information at about 2 p.m. from an another agency concerning a social media post about schools.

The Buena Vista School District notified parents about 2:54 p.m. Thursday that Buena Vista police had put the schools in lockout. The text and phone notifications stated the schools would dismiss on time with officers on duty to escort students.

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Shavano Academic Booster Club observes its 30th anniversary this year, having recognized nearly 2,000 students in the Salida School District.

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The Noteables and You’ve Got Male women’s and men’s choruses will present their winter concert series, “Good News, Great Joy,” Dec. 6-8 in Salida and Buena Vista.

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Since 1986 the HRRMC Foundation (formerly the Salida Hospital Foundation) has been the fundraising arm of the Salida Hospital District, with a mission of providing financial support to the hospital.

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Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Relaxation Dental Specialties to its membership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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A deer gored a 56-year-old Franktown man, who was treated and released at a hospital Wednesday evening, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported.

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The Fremont County Tourism Council received an $11,000 Tourism Development Grant from the Colorado Tourism Office to design a visitor feedback system to help improve the overall experience for visitors to the Royal Gorge Region.

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Central Colorado Humanists and Vino Salida will host a book signing with “Salida Sam” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Vino Salida Wine Cellars, 10495 CR 120, Poncha Springs.

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Buena Vista nonprofit organization elevateHER announced it will significantly expand its programming in the upcoming year.

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Matthew Jacobi won’t be playing the lead role of Hamlet in the Salida High School drama team’s production that opens at 7 p.m. tonight, but the show will go on with assistant director Caitlin Schleicher taking over the role.

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In fall 1944, two Army Air Corps GIs from Peterson Field (now Peterson Air Force Base) in Colorado Springs ventured out to go hunting near Lake George.

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Sgt. 1st Class Frederick J. Lechak, 30, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart during special services at Fort Carson in November 1967. The medals were accepted by his wife, Magdalene I. (Martinez) Lechak of Salida.

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Free transportation for veterans to VA medical appointments is available Monday through Friday at the Chaffee County Veterans Service Office, Suite 134 in the Touber Building, 448 E. First St. in Salida.

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The Board of Education of Salida School District R-32-J announced it has two vacancies on the board following the Nov. 5 election. 

In accordance with state law, the board declared a vacancy in director District 1 and director District 5 at its meeting Tuesday, according to a press release. 

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Salida weather

Salida is predicted to be mostly sunny today with a high near 64, a low around 33 and a west-southwest wind of 5-10 mph.

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In the Nov. 6 story on Habitat for Humanity being named Business of the Month, Joan Cummins should have been listed as a staff member. Habitat’s board of directors also includes Angela Wallace, Mary Hay, Sarah Green and Tom Abbott. Adriana De Anda is not on the board.

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Holiday Park tree tags are available at The Mountain Mail office, 125 E. Second St., for those who adopted a tree before Monday. 

Those who adopted a tree after Monday can pick up their tags next week

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DENVER – The Salida High School boys’ soccer team came within one minute of reaching the 3A state championship game Wednesday but ultimately fell short in overtime, 2-1.

Playing Roaring Fork in the semifinals at Denver’s All-City Stadium, junior Kai Brown broke a scoreless tie in the 73rd minute. With a defender on his hip, Brown made a move across the goal, getting the goalie out of position and then blasting a shot into the net from the side of the box to put Salida up, 1-0.

With 1:20 left in the game, however, Roaring Fork scored to tie the contest. A Salida defender was in the right position but failed to clear the ball, and the Rams scored from within the box to send the game into overtime.

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Buena Vista schools were placed on lockout Thursday afternoon by the Buena Vista Police Department following reports of a suspicious person.

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“Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark,” moves to the roaring 1920s in the Salida High School drama team’s performance of the classic Shakespearean play at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Salida High School auditorium.

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With Christmas right around the corner, many of us have begun accumulating gifts and decorations so we may enjoy this time of year with our friends and family. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the many blessings in our lives, give thanks to those around us and care for others who aren’t as …

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Colorado cottage food producers can learn food safety and meet the requirements for the Colorado Cottage Food Act in a class from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds meeting room, 10165 CR 120.

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The barbaric nature of the children in “Lord of the Flies” when they’re stuck on the island inspired Salida Middle School eighth-grader Clara Streeter to make a special dish Tuesday for the school’s annual Book Feast, which combines reading with food.

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Public defender Magdalena Rosa requested Wednesday to delay the case against Trevor Martineau, pending accurate measurements by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation of the controlled substances Martineau is alleged to have attempted to take into Buena Vista Correctional Facility on July 2.

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Buena Vista – The number of residential building permits filed in Buena Vista and Chaffee County continues to rise in 2019, with nearly as many single-family dwelling permits issued between January and September as in all of 2018.

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Dr. J. Curtis “Curt” Kovacs, Salida, served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1971.

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Jim Alloy, Spec. 4, U.S. Army, grew up on a ranch in Poncha Springs with his parents and his brother, Sam, and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 at age 19.

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Outdoor activities with a group of like individuals can be a transforming experience for disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans.

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Salida weather

Salida is predicted to be sunny today with a high near 56, a light and variable wind becoming southwest at 5-10 mph and a low around 29.

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The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a procession through Chaffee County in honor of Deputy Roy Williams on Monday morning.

The procession of first-responder vehicles and family will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will travel south on U.S. 24 through Buena Vista to U.S. 285. 

It will continue south on U.S. 285, east on Colo. 291 to F Street in Salida, then south on F Street to U.S. 50, where the procession will go westbound leaving Salida city limits.

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Chaffee County commissioners unanimously approved the Virga minor subdivision final plat Tuesday, despite having some questions about fitting the well and wastewater treatment plan within the small building envelope.

The subdivision at 6644 CR 110 will subdivide one 9.4-acre lot into two lots, with the second lot being 3 acres with a ¼-acre building envelope. 

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Monarch Mountain will spin its lifts again this weekend, giving skiers and snowboarders two more bonus days to ride the mountain before its original opening date. 

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Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. John E. “Jack” O’Connor writes about the single most important mission of his 24-year Air Force career in his book, “They Touched Our Heroes for the Last Time – Repatriation of Fallen POWs and Other Tales.”

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U.S. stocks ended mostly higher Tuesday as investors continued to measure the likelihood of a U.S.-China partial trade deal. 

The health care and materials sectors performed well, while the energy and consumer discretionary sectors lagged. 

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The River City Nomads, a Salida poetry group, will be the featured poets at Poetry Live at the Paquette at 7 p.m. Sunday at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. 

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