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The Salida Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting about an upcoming prescribed fire project from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St.

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Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Star Belmonte, new owner of The Mixing Bowl, to its membership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Disc golf is a sport for everyone, said Skylar Schalit, one of the founders of HotRDG (Heart of the Rockies Disc Golf) disc golf course at Vandaveer Ranch, which opened in late December.

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Equity markets fell Thursday and reached a new low for the year, as Treasuries come under renewed pressure, with the 10-year U.S. yield trading around 3.75 percent.

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Gigi’s General, a maker goods store at 510 Harrison Ave. in Leadville that opened in June, is adding some liveliness to the local shopping scene by showcasing original creations from Cloud City and beyond.

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The Buena Vista Police Department took a hike up Midland Hill from the BV River Park in honor of the fallen officers and firefighters who gave their lives on 9/11.

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Longfellow Elementary School second-graders from Lorita Groover’s class get a downtown Salida history lesson Tuesday from tour guide Steve Chapman. The second-graders take a tour of downtown Salida every year as part of their social studies curriculum. This is the fourth year Chapman, who ow…

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Local filmmaker and juggler/magician Paprika Leaverton announced that her award-winning film, “The Queen’s Influence – The Vanishing Culture of Hiko in Tonga,” has been picked up by Amazon Prime, Tubi and Mometu and will be aired soon. 

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U.S. stocks rebounded strongly Wednesday after six straight days of losses, as a reprieve in rates provided some relief across fixed-income and equity markets. 

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More than a hundred people gathered at Evergreen Cemetery Sept. 17 for the unveiling of the Irish Miners’ Memorial. The ceremony marked completion of the memorial’s first construction phase.

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Multicolored aspens paint the flanks of Mount Princeton in fall colors Monday. Thursday was officially the first day of autumn, and the National Park Service Fall Foliage Prediction Map estimates Chaffee County and other Central Colorado counties will see peak fall color through the next two weeks.

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The Salida Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service will host a public meeting about an upcoming prescribed fire project from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St.

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Thirty artists throughout Salida opened their doors to visitors Saturday and Sunday to show their work and processes during the annual Salida Studio Tour. 

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One of St. Elmo’s least chipmunks nibbles on a sunflower seed Monday morning, courtesy of a tourist. The historic mining town still sees many visitors in early fall who venture up to experience the changing aspen leaves in the high country.

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The Lady Spartans’ volleyball team fought hard against the Lamar Lady Thunder during their home game Saturday. They lost all three sets, but were happy to have played well against a formidable opponent. The Lamar Thunder has a 7-0 win rate this season and is ranked third in the Colorado 3A d…

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Market anxiety remained high Friday as investors continue to process implications of a week of worldwide central-bank tightening and rising bond yields that are pressuring valuations. 

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Don’t schedule the Spartans for your homecoming game — they might ruin your evening. The Salida Spartan football team crushed the Del Norte Tigers at their home game, 56-13 Friday.

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With several members fighting illnesses, the Salida Mountain Bike team stepped up and toughed it out at the Snowmass bike race on Saturday, winning first place overall. 

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Far from home, the Spartans cross country team supported and rallied around each other Saturday at the Rim Rock Farms Classic meet at Kansas University, with the girls team placing 10th and the boys’ team placing 25th. 

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Chaffee County Community Foundation hosted its 2022 Community Summit Tuesday, rounding off the day with presentation of its Community Awards.

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Author Greg Smith of Westcliffe will sign his book “Altitude Adjustment” from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Salida Books, 109 N. F St.

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Among the works that can be viewed during the Salida Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday are paintings artist Gail Franke describes as “An Artistic Journey into Salida’s Past.”

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Fay Meyers and Ken Teter divorced in 1967. Fay Meyers is survived by stepson William Meyers.

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Fri., Sept. 23

Buena Vista

3-9 p.m. – 14er Fest, a three-day multisport outdoor festival, features 5K run, mountain bike ride, fly fishing clinics, classes, vendor village, beer garden, show & shine vehicle display and live music at locations around Buena Vista. Vendor village is at 402 E. Main St. Event pass costs $45; additional charges for some events. Details, registration and full schedule at https://14erfest.org/.

6-8 p.m. – Friday at the Farm features music by Brian Bishop at Turner Farm, 829 W. Main St. Bring your own lawn chair/blanket and snacks.

Poncha Springs

5-7 p.m. – Live music with Eli Dokson at Vino Salida, 10495 CR 120. 

Salida

5-7 p.m. – Salida Studio Tour Group Art Show Reception at Pinon Real Estate Group, 201 F St.

7 p.m. – Live music with The Smelted Hearts at High Side Bar & Grill, 300 W. Sackett Ave.

7-10 p.m. – Matthew Marcus McDaniel plays “no-nonsense rock ’n’ roll with sultry soul singing” at The 146 Taphouse, 146 E. First St.

7:30 p.m. – Multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien with wife Jan Fabricious performs rootsy acoustic instrumentation and sweet harmony singing at Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show at https://www.eventbrite.com/.

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Former Salida school board member Jeannie Peters had a surprise in store for her Monday at the Colorado Association of School Boards Region 8 meeting at Salida Middle School.

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DENVER – Allison Brown contends that a lower court judge improperly supplanted the function of a jury by ruling against Brown in her fight with Chaffee County officials over how she can use land she owns.

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