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On September 30 The Central Colorado Conservancy will premiere their new documentary Now More Than Ever at the Comanche Drive-In in Buena Vista. The film showcases the importance of land and water conservation in Central Colorado due to the new pressures of local growth caused by COVID-19.

Logo Courtesy of Central Colorado Conservancy

Due to COVID-19, the Conservancy’s annual event had to pivot to adapt to current health regulations. Typically the Conservancy hosts their annual event at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds in Poncha Springs. Instead, this year it’s “Conservation From Your Car”.

“The fact that we are having our annual event at the drive-in and not the local fairgrounds this year speaks volumes to how much our world has changed,” said Director of Development and Communications, Zach Tucker.

“We depend on this fundraiser every year to continue our mission, and when that was threatened by COVID-19, we had to rethink our entire strategy. The drive-in provides a way for people to still get out of the house for an event they look forward to every year, while still social distancing and remaining safe.”

The Comache Drive-in, on CR 306 on the western edge of Buena Vista has an unparalleled setting. Photo by Jan Wondra,

The full production and full-length film features a variety of voices throughout Chaffee County and Central Colorado. The interviews feature local ranchers, community members, and Conservancy board and staff to showcase the immediate need to protect our local lands and waters.

Also featured in the film are segments on the critical projects that the Conservancy is working on. The organization is working to ensure that views, wildlife and the quality of life in the area are protected forever.

Executive Director Adam Beh explained “with tourism and growth in Chaffee County higher than ever before, our mission at the Conservancy is more important now than ever. We have put considerable time and effort into making this film to inform people of not just our work, but the need for us all to work together to protect this place we all call home as well.”

Now More Than Ever will stream online and show live at the Comanche Drive-In. The event will be catered by Sorelle Delicatessen and all proceeds will benefit the conservancy’s mission of protecting the lands, water, wildlife and quality of life in Central Colorado.

To purchase tickets, click here. The deadline to order meals for the event is September 15.

If any questions about the film, the annual event or the Conservancy’s mission contact the Conservancy Director of Development and Communications via email to: