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A 43-year-old woman in the north end of Chaffee County who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 died during the weekend. 

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The Buena Vista school district returned from winter break and resumed the school year with “very few confirmed cases,” Superintendent Lisa Yates said in her Monday morning release.

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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 and recently recognized the Chaffee County Community Foundation. 

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More than 100 local elected officials across the West are calling on the incoming Biden administration and 117th Congress to address the climate crisis, protect public lands and support Western mountain communities.

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There’s lies, lies, and statistics, or so the saying, popularly if erroneously attributed to Mark Twain, goes. 

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Dr. Eric Toner, Senior Scholar and Scientist at the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University, is the featured speaker at the Jan. 28 Chaffee County League of Women Voters Zoom Drinks & Dialogue webinar. 

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With the Chaffee Housing Authority nearing completion of its first board, city council will consider two at-large selections on Tuesday at Salida’s work session followed by the regular meeting. 

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The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2022 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 9 a.m. Feb. 22 in conjunction with the 2021 annual meeting of Colorado Pork Producers.

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Chaffee County Commissioners will consider submitting comments on the environmental impact study for the Uinta Basin railroad proposal by the Rio Grande Pacific railroad during their meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

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A search for a missing 11-year-old boy along the banks of the Arkansas River east of Buena Vista yesterday afternoon ended when a citizen spotted the boy walking safely along the river.

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A head-on collision between an SUV and a semitrailer on U.S. 25 on Trout Creek Pass Wednesday night claimed the life of both drivers, Colorado State Patrol reported.

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Chaffee County Public Health director and incident command for COVID-19 said as of Thursday 320 out of the 400 slots for the Jan. 23 vaccination event had been filled.

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Herbert Lucas Scott faces additional charges of nine counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, a Class 3 felony, in addition to charges of obscenity already on file. 

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Chaffee County’s new County Judge Diana C. Bull, could say the law is the family business.

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While many unknowns still linger about the lease of the Tennessee Pass rail line announced on New Years’ Eve, some rafting outfitters said they are concerned about the return of train service on the tracks along the Arkansas River, which have been unused since 1997.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Susan Michele Shafer, 60, of Salida, Jan. 3, on two warrants charging fugitive of justice. She was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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Equities finished mixed Thursday ahead of the new administration’s stimulus-plan announcement. 

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Hundreds of thousands Trump supporters turned out at the nation’s capital on Jan. 6 on the day of a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes and certify former Vice President Joe Biden as President Elect.

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The Chaffee’s Got Heart Committee recently recognized Café Dawn for going above and beyond during the pandemic.

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Salida School Board approved new director district boundaries for R-32-J.

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Dave Curtis of 50West Productions celebrated membership to Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Accessible outdoor recreation, the value of sport and competition, education and a love of the outdoors among local youth — these are the goals of Cloud City Mountain Sports, a local nonprofit organization created to support young athletes in and around Lake County.

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Strong winds extinguished the hopes of Bureau of Land Management personnel to conduct pile burns near Mount Shavano Thursday.

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There were no major moves in equities on Wednesday. The S&P 500 finished 0.2 percent higher, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed near the flat line. 

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Colorado politicians voiced opposition Wednesday to the decision to move U.S. Space Command Headquarters from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced Wednesday in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, another vaccination event has been added in the county from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 23. 

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Chaffee County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to issue a proclamation honoring the life and work of Jim Wilson, who is stepping down as Colorado House Representative.

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, Republican Fifth Congressional District, Colorado, announced the following changes to his Washington D.C. and District office staff Tuesday.

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Smeltertown artist, Merry Cox was able to give a gift of 199 trees to her feathered and winged friends, the birds, bee and insects, this Christmas through the sale of her prayer flags.

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While Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced vaccine prioritization for those 65 and older, the state of Colorado has not made yet that change to its phasing which still prioritizes those 70 and older.

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