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Mountain of Fun Report.

Here’s What’s Happenin’!

Spring Soccer Registration is now Open!  Please Visit for on-line registration and information.  Register by March 28th

Volunteers are needed for the Tenderfoot Cancer Climb on May 3rd.  To help connect with local businesses, plan entertainment, or maybe you want to organize a team and climb.  Call 719-630-4971 or go to and you can email Charity Williams at

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser will be help Sunday Mar. 23rd from 8am-1pm at St. Joseph’s Parish Great Hall.  Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Link Sausage, Coffee & Orange Juice will be served for $ 5 dollars for adults, Kids 12 and under eat for $3 dollars.

Ark River Emergency Medical Service, formally Arkansas Valley Ambulance, will host an open house at noon Mar. 25th at their headquarters on US 50 in Texas Creek.  During the open house, the public will be able to tour the ambulances,  meet the ambulance crews and learn about emergency medical response.  A raffle will take place for a 2 ½ acre lot in the Copper Gulch area.  Money raised will support the nonprofit service.  For information about the open house or raffle, call Elaine Foster at 942-3423 or visit

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County will be held Saturday March 29th at 6pm at St Joseph’s School.  Save the date for Mad Style.  A Special Evening for Mad Med and Ladies as Spring Fling goes Vegas, Rat Pack Style.  The Benefit is for the boys and girls clubs of Chaffee County.  Get your tickets by calling 539-9500.

Heart of the Rockies Chess Club President, Howard Grant, has announced that the group will meet Fridays at the Frist Christian Church at 302 E. 4 from 1-5pm.  Visiting chess players and beginners are welcome to come.  Persons interested in being in the Chess Club may call Howard at 539-7686.

Fibark Whitewater Festival presented by Eddyline Brewing are making plans for the annual summer festival.  Celebrating it’s 66th Year, FIBArk will be June 12-15th.  The deadline for businesses interested in being a sponsor, or are wanting to advertise in the annual festival guide is April 1st.  Visit their website at  

Booster Club for the Arts presents The Stardust Dinner Theater Fundraiser.  Live performances accompanied with a 3 course dinner will be held Friday Apr. 4th at the Salida High School Auditorium from 6-8pm.  Proceeds benefit the booster club for the arts who supports the Performing and visual arts programs in the Salida School District through grants and scholarships opportunities for educators and students.  Tickets are available at the door or contact the school offices.

Salida Circus will celebrate World Circus Day on Sat. Apr. 5th with a parade down F Street beginning at 4pm.  Everyone is Welcome!  Salida Circus will also celebrate it’s 7th Birthday on Sunday April 6th from 4-6pm at Yama Dojo.  Circus Acts, Magic Show, Prizes, Music and Birthday Cake!  Visit or call 530-1494.

Stream Explorers 2014, taught by Collegiate Peaks Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited will be presented to Middle School Students in Grade 6-8  for Four Fridays April 18 and 25th and May 2 & 9th from 9 to noon.  It will be held at the Salida Scout Hut at Riverside park and the program is FREE!  Sign up at the Salida Pool soon because there is a 15 student maximum.  See for more info. 

Cotopaxi High School after prom party is coming up Apr. 12th.  And organizers are asking for donations to help make the party a HUGE Success.  Donations would be appreciated by April 10th.  For donation pick up call Deb Mitchell at 207-1802 or Randi at 207-0970.  Make checks payable to Cotopaxi Booster Club and include After Prom on the Memo Line.  If mailing please send to Cotopaxi School, Attn After Prom  345 CR 12, Box 385 Cotopaxi, Co 81223.

Colorado You Got Talent will be in Chaffee County on Sunday Apr. 13 from 2-6pm at the Salida Dance Studio.  Colorado’s Largest  Talent Contest is coming back to Chaffee County to audition the best youth and adults to compete in this years State Regional finals.  All age and talents are welcome.  It will be a blast.  Visit for more information.

9 Health Fair will be held at held at the Custer County School in Westcliffe on Sat. Apr. 12th from 7am to noon.  Call 783-3369 with questions.  Or visit

Salida Spartan Athletic Booster Club invites you to hear internationally renowned speaker Greg Riddoch a three year starter at Northern Colorado, Greg earned All Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors three times, was a two time All Region Selection, and earned Division All American Status in 1967.  And played pro baseball and eventually becoming a coach.  He has MANY Sports accolades so come hear him speak Sunday April 13 at 2pm at the SHS Auditorium.  Greg Riddoch a Colorado Native will be in Salida April 13th, everyone is welcome.

Would you like to volunteer your time for a VERY worthwhile cause? Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity and their ReStores are growing and they are looking for reliable Volunteers to help out with Daily Operations in Buena Vista. Retired and looking for something to do Part-Time, get in touch with them. You can visit their website at or call 395-0482 to find out more.

If you are interested in the events put on by Arkansas Valley Music and Dance each month be sure to join and receive discounts for all events. You can visit their website for more information at They have numerous events each month throughout the Salida/Buena Vista Area, so check out their Calender of Events today.

Books for Soldiers helps our sons and daughters. A soldier’s personal time can be difficult. Something as simple as a book can help them escape what surrounds them. Your help helps our soldiers. Please help…please give. Visit to learn how you can help. Even the smallest donation matters. Please give today – visit books for

Sangre De Cristo Electric is now collecting spent residential compact fluorescent light bulbs at their headquarters located at 29780 N. US Highway 24 in Buena Vista. Through a program offered by their power supplier, Tri-State Generation & Transmission, they will ship the unbroken bulbs for recycling. The mercury, glass, and metals in the ballast are all recycled. Bring your bulbs to our headquarters and they’ll do the rest.

Remember there’s now round-trip bus service EVERYDAY to Denver, DIA, Buena Vista, Alamosa, Canon City, Pueblo and Gunnison, leaving The Chaffee Transit Center at 54 Jones Avenue, behind Wallbangers. For ticket information, go to or call The Chaffee Shuttle at 530-8980. Grab your bike and hop on the bus to Buena Vista- it’s downhill all the way back to Salida!

Open your heart and your home to an international student. Pacific Intercultural Exchange needs host families right now in our communities for semester and academic year home stay programs. If you are interested, please call 800-828-9001 or visit them on the web at

Local Families Needed for Cultural Exchange Students. World Heritage Student Exchange programs is seeking local families to host Boys and Girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries around the world. Families may select the student of their choice from student applications, family photos and biographical essays. To become a host family contact the WH Head Office at or call 800-888-9040.