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Full Circle Restorative Justice was awarded $10,600 by the Chaffee County Women Who Care toward the new Transformative Community Conversations program. 

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Sandy Long, group leader of the Chaffee County Citizen Climate Lobby, is the speaker for the League of Women Voter’s ZOOM meeting from noon to 1 p.m. March 8.

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The Monte Vista Crane Festival Committee is keeping with the 38-year tradition of a festival in celebration of the annual migration of some 26,000 Sandhill Cranes through the San Luis Valley. But this year’s festival will be a trimmed-down, online event.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is promoting a new four-part educational video series on mountain lions.

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The United States pandemic death toll from COVID-19 hovered near the half-million mark Monday afternoon at 497,415 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data showed.

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The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday that the South Platte Ranger District plans to broadcast burn up to 300 acres in the Harris Park area of Park County as soon as weather and forest vegetation conditions allow. 

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The Chaffee’s Got Heart Committee is proud of local businesses, organizations and individuals that have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. 

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Support Our Salida Schools is granting two $1,000 scholarships to eligible 2021 Salida High School graduates.

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The Chaffee’s Got Heart Committee is proud of local businesses, organizations and individuals that have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. It recently recognized High Country Bank not only for its efforts during the pandemic, but also for sponsoring the committee and its campaign. 

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The Alliance is hosting a sexual assault support group for survivors of sexual violence who are in their healing journey beginning March 3.

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The Chaffee County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Chaffee County Department of Human Services announce an individual assistance program aimed at filling existing gaps in both eligibility and funding for Chaffee County residents. 

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The Chaffee County Office of Housing will continue their Rental Deposit Guarantee Program, offering security deposit assistance to residents of the county. 

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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association is awarding The Brett Beasley Memorial Scholarship for those in the area served by the U.S. Forest Service – Salida Ranger District and who are interested in a career in recreation and natural resource management.

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As COVID-19 vaccinations continue for phases 1A through 1B.2, new cases of the virus continue to be reported.

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Thirty five years ago, the late Betty Blackwell saw a need for a Christian day care and preschool in the community and Temple Baptist Church established Son Shine. 

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Tiffany Colette turns dry, sandy soil into her working partner while coaxing delicious, beautiful vegetables out of the ground in the high, desert of Central Colorado. 

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Salida High School graduates Zane Timko and Susan Wadsworth earned spots on the University of Wyoming’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester. 

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Buena Vista School District R-31 superintendent Lisa Yates reported three cases of COVID-19 in the district Monday.

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Atmos Energy technicians turned off natural gas meters to about 100 residences along CR 361 and north of U.S. 24 in Buena Vista Wednesday. 

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U.S. Forest Service will conduct a 300 acre burn in the Harris Park area of Park County, as soon as weather and forest vegetation conditions permit.

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Salida School Board will consider a resolution declaring fiscal exigency at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

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Salida Soup organizers invite community members who need funding for projects and programs of local benefit to submit proposals to present for the 2021 Salida Soup season. 

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Colorado Mountain College is offering emergency financial assistance to students demonstrating need because of COVID-19 but who haven’t previously received support.

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COVID-19 cases in Chaffee County surpassed 900 with the addition of 5 new cases reported by Chaffee County Public Health.

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