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Public meetings for the Nestlé 1041 permit begin today and Larry Lawrence, Nestlé regional manager for the western region along with other representatives will present their case at 5 p.m. at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds. 

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Salida boys’ and girls’ cross country teams finished in the top-10 Saturday at the Class 3A state championships in Colorado Springs. 

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Horizons Exploratory Academy students headed out to Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Westcliffe, recently for volunteer work and to learn about wolves and the sustainable environment they live in.

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The Salida City Council will hold a public hearing on the 2021 budget Tuesday at its regular meeting. Council is also scheduled to vote on the proposed budget.

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Hot meals are available to anyone in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at The Lighthouse, 346 G Street in Salida.

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Buena Vista voters cast ballots on local measures related to the town providing high speed internet, three uncontested trustees, and whether or not retail marijuana should be allowed to be sold in Buena Vista in April 2016.

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Chalk Creek drainage homeowners piled more than 160 slash piles in preparation for the Chaffee Chips neighborhood fire mitigation event which will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

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Our community has been facing uncertain times for many months now and the school district has faced its own set of issues. 

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Memorial Services for Rocco E. Gentile Jr. were held at 11 a.m., Oct. 17, 2020, at Grace Church in Salida.  

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A week of gusty wind has denuded our aspen trees and really made decorating for Halloween tough. 

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Johnny Estrada, 91, of Buena Vista died Oct. 1, 2020 in Pueblo.

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The Cameron Peak Fire is now the largest in Colorado history, passing the Pine Gulch Fire. 

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Colorado’s Slow Down Move Over law got an update Sept. 30 and Colorado State Patrol and Gov. Jared Polis wants the public to know about the additions, and the law. 

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Salida City Council will discuss the 2021 budget at its work session Monday ahead of Tuesday’s public hearing when the budget is scheduled to get adopted at its regular meeting. 

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A review of the county’s current COVID-19 relief fund expenses and a discussion on possible future uses will be one of the topics on the agenda for the Chaffee County Commissioners regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

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When Chaffee County approved the original 1041 permit for Nestlé Waters North American to remove water to be bottled and sold in 2009, they set specific conditions which Nestlé was required to meet. 

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After 7½ years of work, Thordis Niela Simonsen will host the Museum of Authenticity’s inaugural open house and artist reception Friday though Sunday. 

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The Bailey-Kent Funeral Home has temporarily lost its license to operate as a funeral establishment following an investigation into the business after a local family received the unconfirmed and undocumented remains of a cremated infant. 

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Larks Perch applicants received another denial when Chaffee County Commissioners voted to uphold a previous decision by the planning commission.

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The Colorado Public Utilities Commission established changes to telephone bill surcharges in the state Oct. 1 as directed by a bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly earlier this year.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Zachary Kevin Alston, 30, of Cañon City, Oct. 10, on a warrant charging fugitive of justice and violation of a restraining order. He was held in lieu of $500 bail on the warrant and without bond on violation of a restraining order.

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Board-certified family nurse practitioner Jennifer Buckwalter recently joined the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center medical staff at the Buena Vista Health Center (BVHC).

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Members of the Central Colorado Unmanned Aerial Systems Club and the Buena Vista Recreation Department broke ground Oct. 8 for the Buena Vista Drone Flying Park, which, when complete, will offer multiple ways for drone pilots to hone their flying skills.

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Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce recently honored Intentions Spa as its October Business of the Month for all of the ways it gives back to the community. 

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