Identity Theft

I’ve not kept up with the whole Equifax security breach that occurred most recently, however, it has been concerning to me that someone could have access to my information and that they might wish to use said information to steal my identity.  I’ve heard it can be a nightmare to clean it up.   I did a little research to determine how to check.   Here is a link to a website for Equifax:

Equifax Security Breach

Scroll to the bottom and click on “Read More”

Scroll to the bottom and click on “Potential Impact”

This screen will let you know if your information was breached.  Even if it wasn’t, Equifax is providing a free one year subscription for identity theft protection.   Enrolling is easy.




PaddleFest: Summer Fun 2017

Always on Memorial Weekend, PaddleFest is Buena Vista’s kickoff for summer fun and adventure.  Paddlers, both professional and amateur, descend upon Buena Vista, Colorado, from all over the region to hone their skills or to just be a part of this exciting river party.

This event includes kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) workshops, demos, races, and river competitions.  PaddleFest is an interactive, hands-on experience for participants to learn and share.  This is also an exciting event for the spectators.  There are also multiple events hosted in town, including a flat-water demonstration at Town Lake, a playpark on the Arkansas River, vendors in the South Main Town Square, and a concert.  PaddleFest is committed to providing opportunities for children to learn new skills and experience outdoor water sports in a safe and fun environment.

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2017 Spring/Summer Schedule of Events – Buena Vista, Colorado, USA

If you are planning a trip to Buena Vista, Colorado any time in the near future, you’ll appreciate a Spring/Summer Schedule of Events.  Naturally, there will be more to add, so please check the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center website for additions or updates:  BV Chamber Website

They can also give you location, directions and even contact info.  If they don’t have, they’ll find it for you!  Call them at 719-395-6612.

WordPress Buena Vista Schedule of Events – Spring 2017


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Buena Vista, Colorado: The Best Mid-Size Town in Colorado!

Elevation Outdoors is hosting a contest for your favorite mid-size Colorado town.  Buena Vista is the one!  The winner will receive a feature in their publication and of course, BV is the best and deserves that distinction.  Follow the link to cast your vote:

Vote for Buena Vista, Colorado!

To vote,

  1. search for the “Medium Town – Silverthorne vs. Buena Vista”
  2. two columns should appear with Silverthorne and Buena Vista at the top.  Click on the small dot to the left of the BV column
  3. click on “I am not a robot” then click on Vote

Here is my take on behalf of Pinon Real Estate Group – BV on Buena Vista, which only offers a glimpse of all it has to offer:

Buena Vista, Colorado is situated in the Upper Arkansas Valley with magnificent views of the Collegiate Peaks Range. We sit at the base of Mt. Princeton, Mt. Columbia and Mt. Yale, all mountains reaching a summit of 14,000 feet above sea level. To the east flows the renowned Arkansas River making the area a mecca for river enthusiasts.

Our town offers a very active lifestyle with unlimited outdoor recreation activities. We also have one of the most breathtaking mountain golf courses and eminent hot springs in Colorado. This area is a premier destination choice for whitewater rafting, hiking and snowmobiling. Our locals enjoy these activities year round and want to share their bounty with you. Buena Vista also offers several fine restaurants, micro-breweries, multiple coffee and tea shops and quaint retail boutiques.

You haven’t experienced an old-fashioned small-town Fourth of July celebration until you witness our hour-long parade, sample pancakes in the park and shop at the local vendor booths next to Town Lake. Buena Vista is the host of many fun events including the Mountain Mania Car Show, Collegiate Peaks Rodeo, King Boletus Mushroom Festival, Christmas Opening, Applefest at the historic Turner Farm, Gold Rush Days and Paddlefest. A calendar of all these events and more can be found at

During your stay, don’t miss a visit to one of our nearby ghost towns and allow your imagination to take you back to an earlier era. Though the trains no longer run through Buena Vista, our history lives on. The Buena Vista Heritage Museum and the Buena Vista Depot Transportation Museum are open to the public to discover the local Colorado history that has been preserved.

Pinon has a wonderful selection of new homes, rental homes and vacation homes and cabins to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If moving here is not an option then visit us as often as you can. Use your vacation rental as your headquarters and explore all we have to offer. Call us today to start planning your next great adventure.

Visit Buena Vista, Colorado – Where the smiles are as wide as the views!

Contact Renee Graner for more information on any of our rentals

719-207-0650 or

Visit the Pinon Real Estate Group – BV’s Website

Follow the link to cast your vote:  Vote for Buena Vista, Colorado!

Design of an Iconic Landmark

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I have served on the Board of Directors for BV Heritage for close to 5 years.  We have been talking for some time about redesigning our logo in conjunction with rebranding.  It’s a big challenge to make a whole board happy, as well as the membership, especially when there are no funds earmarked for this endeavor.  I have been paying attention to the chatter in this regard, and it seems that the majority would like to see the cupula from the old courthouse, which is now BV Hertiage Museum, used.  I shot this picture the other day from this particular angle specifically to get the weather vane with the tin deer facing the front, as well as the W & E directions.  I’m sure we’ll use this image, but what I’m not sure of is, how to incorporate it into a beautiful vintage appeal logo.  It’s something that will most likely evolve with much trial and error to say what we want/need it to say.  Watch for updates in the coming month to see if I am up to the challenge.  I would love feedback from those who are interested.