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Saturday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m., join us for a very different Bailey Main Street “tailgate party” holiday celebration. We’ve made changes to comply with Colorado mandates while celebrating the Christmas season and our amazing small town friends and neighbors

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Ring in the holiday season with the Town of Fairplay at the annual tree lighting ceremony on Front Street, Dec. 5.

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Any Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce member in good standing can participate in “Shop Your Small Town,” including festivities on Bailey’s Main Street and Parade of Lights.

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Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association thanks all volunteers and participants in this year’s Trunk or Treat. It was a success, and raised $150 in donations for building restoration fund.

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New to the Bailey area? Or an old-timer and want to get involved with a local non-profit? The Board of the Friends of the Bailey Library is in need of a few new members. The Friends’ mission is to support and promote library services in the Bailey community, along with additional funding for…

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Jefferson County Public Health announced a series of new mitigation strategies to help curb the alarming spread of COVID-19 in the county. The new public health order is effective as of 12:01 a.m., Oct 30, and will continue until midnight Nov 29, or until it is extended, rescinded, supersede…

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The Hartsel Community Library and Community Center boards and volunteers would like to show their appreciation for the support and donations our community has given. We will provide assembled Thanksgiving dinner baskets to those who make a reservation by Nov. 12.

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The Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will the Community Trunk or Treat / Spooky Willow Trail / Grab ‘n’ Go Bowls of Chili on Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Have you been thinking about getting more involved? Now is your chance to make a difference. Conifer Historical Society is currently accepting applications for the secretary of the board position for the 2021-22 term. Visit www.coniferhistoricalsociety.org/board/ for position details and to apply.

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, offers our monthly STEAM and movie matinée  program again for children ages 6 - 12 on Friday, Oct. 23, 1 - 4 p.m.

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The 9Health Fair is coming to Alma Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Medical and non-medical volunteers are asked help with Alma’s first ever health fair.

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Come enjoy the legendary country breakfast served by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8661 on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Come and enjoy all you can eat. Note that masks are required inside the building. There will be no indoor seating, but outdoor seating will be available. Donatio…

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G.R.A.C.I.E. stands for Giving, Resourceful, Admirable, Caring, Involved, and Exceptional. Named for long-time park county resident Gracie Trast, who was known for her community involvement and especially with children with developmental disabilities. Each year the Platte Canyon Area Chamber…

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Join Edith Teter Preschool for an online playgroup for South Park area preschool children ages birth to three, and their caregivers. Take an isolation break. Sing songs, read stories and share with one another fun and safely, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Sign up via email with sarah.shaw@parkcountyre2…

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Park County has a new community Resource & Wellness Line. The Resource & Wellness Line offers trained staff and volunteers who will listen to the client’s needs, who are familiar and engaged with the county’s resources and can make warm hand-offs, and who can help clients envision a …

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The 9Health Fair is coming to Bailey Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Platte Canyon High School gymnasium. This will be an extremely COVID19-safe event. The services available will be the laboratory blood draw, the usual health screening labs, flu immunization, and a variety of community …

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Have you been thinking about getting more involved? Now is your chance to make a difference. Conifer Historical Society is currently accepting applications for the secretary of the board position for the 2021-22 term. Visit www.coniferhistoricalsociety.org/board/ for position details and to apply.

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For those families not quite ready to send their little ones off to school, Edith Teter Preschool in Fairplay will now offer options for virtual learning this fall. There are still openings for in-person learning as well. Classes began Sept. 9. Call for more details: 719-836-4416.

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The Silverset luncheon scheduled for Sept. 11 has been canceled due to the virus epidemic. Future Silverset luncheons are on hold, pending further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Come enjoy the legendary country breakfast served by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8661 on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 7:30-11 a.m. Come and enjoy all you can eat. 

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Haven’t paid 2020 dues? Starting Sept. 1, dues will be discounted to $40 for the rest of the 2020 calendar year. Please make sure your dues are up to date before fishing. Mail dues to 86 Elk Creek Drive, or pay online at https://echpoa.wordpress.com/.

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The 9Health Fair is coming to Bailey Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Platte Canyon High School gymnasium. This will be an extremely COVID19-safe event. Services available will include a laboratory blood draw, featuring the usual health screening labs, the flu immunization, and a vari…

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Chaffee County Writers Exchange regretfully announces that the planned visit by best-selling author Chris Enss has been postponed until spring. Her visit, sponsored by Twin Lakes Inn, History Colorado, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, and CCWE was to take place in several locat…

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, will have the Book Garage with its great variety  of books open extra days for the Labor Day weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weather permitting). Also please note: anyone who gets a bag of books will also receive a free T-shirt.…

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Due to not being able to provide the calendar at some of our usual events this year, please consider purchasing your calendar(s) from our MRHI website and or emailing Dean Butler at almadvb@outlook.com and then sending a check to Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative at PO Box 375, Alma, CO 80420.

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The community slash drop-off site is now open at Platte Canyon Mudhole Ball Fields. Drop off loads of slash for $20 per load.

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The Park County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, but is rescheduled for Aug. 29, 5 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center. Tickets are $25 and available at parkcogop.org.

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Starting Aug. 10, Coloradans can apply to be commissioners on the new Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. Applications for both congressional and state legislative commissions are open at https://redistricting.colorado.gov/. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 10.

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Invest a little sweat equity in your future hiking and biking adventures. Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative is finishing construction of an ADA-accessible boardwalk over beaver ponds just north of Fairplay that will allow hikers and mountain bikers to access Forest Service Trail 747. In add…

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Come enjoy the legendary country breakfast served by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8661 on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Come and enjoy all you can eat. Note that masks are required inside the building. There will be no indoor seating, and outdoor seating will be limited. Donation …

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Thursday, Aug. 13, the second annual Nate Carrigan Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will take place at Collegiate Peaks Golf Course in Buena Vista. The $100 per person entry fee includes the round of golf, use of a cart, a gift bag and lunch. Mulligans allowed. Raffles will follow.

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This hour-long program presented by interpretive naturalist and long-time storyteller Swiftdeer-Paige celebrates the return of the coyote to our area. Play a lively audience participatory game to learn how coyotes survive in the modern world, listen to a whimsical Okanagan story about how th…

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Edith Teter Preschool in Fairplay is enrolling for the 2020-21 school year. Ages two-and-one-half thru five welcome. Worried you can’t afford preschool? More than 80% of our preschool families receive scholarships for discounted rates or even free enrollment. Ask how we can help. Call 719-83…

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, opens to the public with our regular hours on Monday, July 20. We will also continue our curbside service pickup on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our book garage will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Daigen Springer of Hartsel has been named to the Honorable Mention list at Mcpherson College in McPherson, Kan., for the spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the honor students must earn a grade point average of 3.25 to 3.54.

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Come join story time 10 a.m. every Wednesday at Staunton State Park Visitor Center Patio. Afterwards, take a fun hike to learn about the natural world. The hike will be about one mile (or less if you want) along Davis Ponds Trail.

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2020 is a special year, so Staunton State Park’s annual Marmot Fest has changed to a visual/virtual meandering hike. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along Staunton Ranch from the Meadows Parking Lot. Learn fun and fanciful facts about our little furry friends: the marmots.

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Makenna R. Browne of Conifer graduated this June from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., with an Honors Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Michael Ball of Lake George has been named to Denison University’s 2020 spring semester dean’s list.   Denison University is located in Granville, Ohio. Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester. Ball is a mem…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream to you. On Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m., Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge will be presenting a reading of this beloved classic by our cast. Shakespeare dealt with plagues and isolation many times during his life. Actors would work individually on their own parts, no…

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Make-believe, imagination, and your goal to achieve is all you need to take an epic journey discovering magical worlds as you Explore Summer Reading with the Bailey Library. Everyone is welcome on this quest for knowledge, fun and adventure as you imagine your story. The story is yours to cr…

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