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Students from from Keri Weis’s second grade class listen as tour guide Steve Chapman of Salida Walking Tours tells tales about Salida’s past. Longfellow Elementary School second-graders study Salida’s history as part of their social studies curriculum.

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The U.S. Forest Service placed Stage 2 fire restrictions and recreational shooting restrictions to the South Platte, Pikes Peak and South Park Ranger Districts Wednesday.

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Two couples are challenging the community and matching donations to Ark-Valley Humane Society during the month of October.

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Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday, one in the general community and the other a staff member at Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

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The 11th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee is offering a virtual Legal Resource Day Oct. 30. There will be three sessions providing free legal information to the public.

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Investigators have identified human remains discovered by hikers in an area near an abandoned mine in a remote location of western Saguache County on Oct. 2, according to a press release. 

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Chaffee County Public Heath reported an additional seven cases of COVID-19 above the two initially reported Tuesday, bringing the total to nine cases reported this week.

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The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC) is making election information available to voters via 2020 Colorado pamphlets, candidate forums and Vote 411. 

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The Buena Vista Knights of Columbus will have a coats for kids giveaway Oct. 17, at St. Rose of Lima Hall, 118 S. Gunnison Avenue from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

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Salida Boys & Girls Club was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday on the heels of the precautions taken by Salida School District due to two COVID-19 cases identified in the school system.

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Salida School District moved to remote learning Tuesday after two positive COVID-19 cases prompted the action. One student and one staff member have tested positive in the school district.  

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A group of about 15 protesters from 350 Colorado held signs reading “Nestlé sucks (our water)” and “Stop water theft” and chanted “Nestlé has got to go,” in front of county offices Tuesday.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported six new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, all of which were in the south end of the county.

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Chaffee County 4-H will observe National 4-H week by highlighiting some of the inspirational youth who work tirelessly to support one another and their communities. 

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Salida High School was put on a remote learning day this morning, a district press release stated.

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Custer County Medical Center in Westcliffe will officially begin operating as part of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Monday, under its new name, Custer County Health Center (CCHC).

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The total COVID-19 case count in Chaffee County rose to 346 Thursday. 

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Organizers have reset the date for the 15th annual Run Through Time trail marathon, half marathon and two-mile fun run to Oct. 11 because of pandemic precautions back in March, the event’s usual date. 

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The private search for clues as to the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew led by her brother Andy Moorman concluded Tuesday.

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The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve announced Tuesday that the visitor center interior including public restrooms, some interior exhibits and the Western National Parks Association Park Store will reopen Thursday. 

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 At nearly double the 1.34 percent positivity rate at the begining of September, Chaffee County Public Health said it is concerned.

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The Salida High School Spartans were able to hold their annual cross country classic on Saturday, with the varsity competition at Vandaveer Ranch and the junior varsity running around Frantz Lake. 

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An additional south-end case of COVID-19 was identified in Chaffee County Wednesday, and one of the previously reported general population cases was identified as being an employee of Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

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Local candidates in the Nov. 3 election will participate in three separate Zoom forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County.

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A new skate park, sand volleyball courts, new sidewalks and improved accessibility are among the renovations planned with work beginning this month on Holman Avenue and Centennial Park.

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Volunteers returned to Dead Horse Gulch Friday and turned their attention to the St. Elmo area in the search for clues to the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew of Maysville.

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Samuel David Kearley, son of Molly K. Chilson and John D. Kearley, of Salida was inducted into the Order of the Gown at the University of the South during a ceremony held Sept. 4. 

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At a community workshop held in February, the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation learned that the Tabor Opera House may house one of the largest intact collections of historic drop curtains and stage sets in the nation. 

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The search for Suzanne Morphew took a new dimension today with volunteers joining in an effort to find the Maysville woman missing since May 10.

Andrew Moorman, Morphew’s older brother, of Indiana, met with volunteers at the Poncha Springs Visitor Center at 8 a.m. this morning to outline a search plan.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 from positive test results received on Saturday and Monday.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 from positive test results received on Saturday and Monday.

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Salida Scout Troop 60 conducts planning for a September campout. Senior Patrol Leader Ben Johnson (standing, left) addresses the Troop as Amato French-Halenda (kneeling, right) conducts meal planning. Amato was the September lead for campout meals, ultimately planning, purchasing and leading…

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The State of Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) launched a new system Tuesday to provide guidance for communities as they open or close schools, bars and businesses.

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Chaffee County Public Health reported 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week, with 8 of those cases being reported since Sunday.

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