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Would you care to comparing the Jazz age to modern day? Join Conifer Historical Society and Museum for a discussion on Conifer in the 1920s, Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. This free event includes a video screening (Conifer in the 1920s) followed by a live question and answer session with John S…

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As Senior Coalition receives information about Covid vaccine availability, they share the information. SC has been advised to not call to pharmacies or the county directly, but to use their websites to sign up. You will then be notified when and where to get vaccinated. The availability and …

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The next meeting of the Central Colorado UAS Club  will be Saturday, Mar. 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Central Colorado Regional Airport, 27960 CR 319, Buena Vista. Join us on Zoom; details on our web site, address below. Our mission is to provide an informal and social gathering for pilots and own…

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Join South Park Early Childhood Parents As Teachers and Edith Teter Preschool for a Wellness Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. We know winter can be overwhelming and even stressful. This year, we’re facing unique challenges. Join us for ideas on how to survive and thrive. Hos…

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative announces the launch of “Bug Bites,” free nature take-and-make kits. Thanks to The Summit Foundation, South Park Early Childhood and Fairplay Library, these little nature discovery kits will be available at least monthly in 2021 to help you explore the outd…

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Adults and teens who are interested in what makes teen relationships healthy (or unhealthy) are invited to a free Zoom presentation Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.

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More than 400 students were named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.60 or higher grade point average. They include:

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Tax forms and instructions have arrived at your local Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street. If you’re in need of a chrome book, ask the front desk how you might be able to check out one of ours. Also, we have a great selection of eBooks, yet we would like to get requests for new orders from ou…

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Seniors at Platte Canyon and Conifer High Schools are invited to apply for service scholarships at Platte Canyon Community Partnership (PCCP) Resale Boutique in Bailey Plaza.

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Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association met Feb. 3 in the association building at 86 Elk Creek Drive. For the foreseeable future, you’ll be able to attend via Zoom. For more information, go to http://echpoa.wordpress.com or email echpoa80421@gmail.com.

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Central Colorado Housing’s (a department of UAACOG) Home Repair program can upgrade windows, add insulation, repair or replace furnaces and replace doors. With cold weather and heating costs on the rise, upgrades and repairs will pay for themselves. The program can address other concerns, su…

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Looking for a fun-filled activity without leaving the comfort of your warm home? Interested in learning about local history? Join the Conifer Historical Society’s virtual book club as we read “The Secrets of Elk Creek,” by Bonnie Scudder. Join us online Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. for our first…

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Resilience1220 is hosting Talent Spectacular. Submissions to the contest, due by Feb. 1, may be uploaded through the link on the website. See Resilience1220.org for additional rules and details. Contestants must be age 12 to 20 and live in the Resilience1220 service area (mountain communitie…

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange is sponsoring the January “WE Write” free writing session, Monday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. - noon via Zoom. The topic is “Seques!” led by Laurel McHargue, noted novelist.  In this session Laurel will offer tips for utilizing transitions in your writing, moving fro…

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The Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, is giving away their VHS movies free. The movies, mostly children’s Disney, will be set out for the taking, first come, first served. These freebies will be available until Tuesday, Jan. 19. Our open hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Frida…

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The annual meeting of Rocky Mountain Rural Health will be conducted electronically on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Please call Rocky Mountain Rural Health at 719-836-2169 for instructions on how to attend the meeting remotely.

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Park County Public Health is currently administering vaccines to Phase 1A and 1B populations. The initial supply of vaccines will be very limited and will be distributed in a swift, fair, and efficient way. Visit the PC Public Health page Vaccine Resources page at parkco.us/810/Vaccine-Resou…

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The Handyman Services program is available to any senior in Park County on a voucher basis. The senior needs to enlist the help of a friend, relative, neighbor, or business to do the work and provide an estimate of the work to be done to PCSC.

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative has been named Community Partner of the Year for 2020 by Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative will be holding the annual meeting virtually this year. Join them Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. A brief meeting and board elections will take place, followed by a special program at 6:30. Find a Zoom link on MRHI’s website, www.mrhi.org.

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Students at Montana State University have been honored with places on one of the university’s honor rolls for the fall 2020 semester. Christopher Long, Josefine Martin, Joshua Seidler II of Bailey and Julia Romero of Pine have all been named to the Dean’s List by earning grade point averages…

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Thanks to generous donations from our community, Conifer Historical Society now has a free lending library for their patrons. Whether you are looking for books by local authors or information documenting local history, there are resources for the casual reader, the hardcore researcher, and e…

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) Club will start off the new year of meetings this Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. at the Central Colorado Regional Airport, 27960 CR 319, Buena Vista, in the Operations Room this time. Of course, we’ll be practicing all of the appropriate safety protocols an…

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Students at Montana State University have been honored with places on the university’s honor roll for the fall 2020 semester. Emma Braggins and Jackson Braggins of Alma and Jayme Dyc of Fairplay have all been named to the Dean’s List by earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

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The popular attraction, Ice Castles, opened to the public Dec. 19. Tickets are on sale on the company’s website, icecastles.com/colorado/.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has received its first round of the coronavirus vaccine and has begun vaccinating frontline and health care workers that same day.

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See the ECHPOA holiday light display at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Dec. 12 - Jan. 1, 5 - 10 p.m. Tune your radio to 91.9 FM.

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Rocky Mountain Rural Health regrets that the Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner has been cancelled in the interest of public health and safety. To our Park County friends and neighbors: Call us, we can help. 719-836-2169.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking volunteers to fill two openings on the Habitat Partnership Program State Council, the oversight body for the Habitat Partnership Program (HPP), which works through local committees to resolve conflicts between agricultural operators and big game and ass…

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We are currently taking donations (monetary or new toys or gifts). People can donate at the Highline Cafe or the South Park Mercantile in Hartsel. Children may also come by the Highline Cafe to fill out an ornament with their information (name, age, phone number, gender, interests) and hang …

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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. Enjoy the Santa/Doggie look-a-like contest at 4:30 p.m.,  the True Pioneer award presentation to local Charlie Schultz, and the tree lighting at 5 p.m. Stick around after the li…

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View Conifer Historical Society’s festively decorated windows at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road in Aspen Park. Our windows will be lit nightly from Dec. 5-Jan. 1. Community members have created fun and festive dioramas for your viewing enjoyment.

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Beneficiary of the Month applications are due by Dec. 18 for partnerships with the Platte Canyon Community Partnership (PCCP) Resale Boutique in Bailey Plaza on U.S. Highway 285.

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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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Friends and Fans of Fairplay Library have prepared Christmas tree craft kits, with recycled books turned into Christmas trees and spraypainted, plus a bag full of ornaments to put on each tree. Please drop into Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, during our regular open hours and pick up one…

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The Independence Center in Colorado Springs is excited to offer free technology to our Independent Living consumers and Home Health clients in Park, El Paso and Teller counties. The purpose of the giveaway is to help reduce social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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