Hear the AVV News Nugget every Thursday 9:45am on KHEN, 106.9 MHz on your radio dial. Catch up on past News Nuggets below.

September 218, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced the positive identification of human remains as Suzanne Morphew of Chaffee County.
  • A Salida City Election Candidate Forum co-sponsored by Truth Has a Voice Foundation/Ark Valley Voice and the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 4.
  • The Chaffee County Community Foundation announced on Tuesday, September 26th that it has awarded 30 local nonprofit organizations with $49,000 in funding from the Fall grant cycle.
  • The Bureau of Land Management for the Royal Gorge Region is preparing two prescribed burns, scheduled to take place between October, 2023 and April, 2024.

September 21, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • On Monday, September 18th, Salida High School, Salida Middle School, Horizons Exploratory Academy, and Colorado Mountain College were put into a lockdown status per the request of the Salida Police Department.
  • City of Salida’s Attorney has decided that the City is going to do nothing about Danny Taylor, the gunman toting an AR-15 in the heart of downtown Salida.
  • At its work session on September 18th, the Salida City Council held budget hearings and discussed financing options and changes to the construction contract for the new fire station.
  • SolVista Health is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary “Mountain in My Mind 2: Mental Health in the Ski Industry”, at the Salida SteamPlant on Friday, September 22nd.

September 14, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • Eleventh Judicial District Attorney Linda Stanley officially moved to “quash all warrants regarding the charges” against Roberta Rodriquez, former Executive Director of The Schoolhouse in Poncha Springs.
  • On Wednesday, September 13th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $4 million grant award for the construction of a new recycling center and waste transfer station in Chaffee County.
  • The Buena Vista Board of Trustees approved an updated agreement between the town and the schools for a Law Enforcement School Partnership Program.
  • Saturday, September 16 is the Salida Airport’s Air Show at Harriet Alexander Airport.

September 7, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • City of Salida has announces candidates for positions on City Council, Mayor, and Treasurer.
  • Buena Vista School Board announces slate of candidates.
  • An armed individual who has taken to stalking the corner of F and First Streets in Salida on Sundays has been causing a stir in the community.
  • Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center votes to build a Hospice and Hospitality House/Employee Housing complex.
  • Continental Divide Trail Coalition will be hosting a plant identification and foraging walk.

August 31, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • Colorado’s Reinsurance Program news and funding
  • IRS changes TABOR refund rules
  • Final South Ark Neighborhood presentation
  • Pearl Theater Buena Vista applies for historic designation
  • BV Trustees discussed Proposition 123
  • Great BV Duck Race on Saturday

August 24, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • Chaffee Board of County ratifies a purchase agreement for a building at 7420 US Hwy 50 in Salida.
  • The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation held a forum to discuss federal funding coming for broadband infrastructure
  • The apartment complex at D and First Streets in Salida is being demolished.
  • The Chaffee Housing Authority is going ahead with financing plans for Jane’s Place.

August 17, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • City of Salida upcoming elections
  • Short-Term Rental taxes and fees
  • HICCUP (Honesty in Chaffee County Under Protest)
  • Chaffee Board of County Commissioner (BoCC) comments on elections
  • BoCC also recognized Chaffee County 4-H’er Quinn Lewis

August 10, 2023 – Elliot Jackson AVV Podcaster

  • Chaffee Board of County Commissioners discusses a geothermal energy project
  • Buena Vista (BV) Board of Trustees voted to approve Brian Berger as the new Buena Vista Town Administrator
  • The Chaffee Housing Authority confirms the Colorado State Housing Board awarded $1,287,000 Jane’s Place
  • Chaffee Recreation Council has released its 2023 report, outlining progress toward implementing the Chaffee County Outdoor Recreation Management Plan

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