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Pumpkin Patch Festival 2012
Community

pumpkAutumn in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a wonderful time to celebrate with seasonal festivities around the abundant harvest!  One great event for children and families will be Guidestone’s 6th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival at the Hutchinson Ranch in Salida. The Pumpkin Patch Festival is a 3-day celebration open to the public, which offers a variety of activities and fun for the whole family. You can join in on a horse-drawn wagon ride...

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Reclaiming Disturbed Land with Native Seeds
Life In BV

natives-thumbIt’s the fourth year of my native seeding project. The rock wall near the outdoor living room is vibrant with wild flax, a variety of grasses, asters and penstemon. Spring is wonderful in many ways, but the satisfaction I get from seeing my native seeding project progress is especially powerful. To reclaim with natives land that we’ve been bold enough to disturb is, I believe, an important part of completing the circle...

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Online Farmer's Market Launches May 4th
Community

co-local-mkt-thumbWhat a pleasure it is for us locavores to watch the local food movement take root here in the Upper Arkansas Valley. As of May 4th we will have the most convenient source of local food yet; that's the day that Colorado Local Market, our region's first online farmer's market, officially opens for business. You can buy everything from organic tomato and basil starts to grass-fed beef, local veggies, fruit and baked goods....

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Snowmoboarding Buena Vista's Back Country
BV Outdoors

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After a concerning mid-winter, spring storms have brought the Arkansas River basin up to 107% of average snowpack! All that water is still locked in the mountains, but a couple weeks back Jahvea and Coby Vidakovich, owners of Cottonwood Country Snowmobile Tours and Buffalo Joe's Whitewater Rafting, showed me what the back country has to offer not 20 miles west of downtown Buena Vista. Enjoy this photo gallery...

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