Announcements

Dine Out to Support Summer Food and Mountain Lion Backpack Program for Students May 1-4th

Amicas and The Boathouse are donating a portion of their sales to the Healthy Meals 4 Kids (HM4K) Program during this “dine out” event May 1st-4th. In addition, Café Dawn is donating proceeds of their sales on Friday, May 2nd and Moonlight Pizza’s Moonlight Monday on Monday, May 5th will benefit HM4K, a program that helps ensure that all children in Chaffee County have access to healthy meals when school is not in session.

Health and Wellness

Salida’s 9HealthFair this weekend – Sat, Apr. 26

The 9Health Fair is coming to Salida on Saturday, April 26, from 6:30 a.m. until noon at Salida Middle School, 520 Milford Street. Anyone 18 and older can participate in the fair’s low-cost and free health screenings.

Events

School district to host community discussion

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) will host a community forum to discuss what gaps and needs exist in the Salida School District.

Press Releases

Applications due for youth job training progam

The KORE program is a summer long job training and recreation immersion program for kids entering grades 5 – 9 in the fall. This program is a great way for kids to give back to their community, learn important skills for real life, and have a lot of fun – all at the same time!

Press Releases

City departments NOT merging

Prior to the April 3rd press release, the City was organized into seven departments: Administration, Community Development, Police, Fire, Public Works, Pool and Recreation and SteamPlant. Today, those same seven departments still exist, and no new department has been created.

Press Releases

Hundreds of summits – Salida Rec Travelogue, Apr 16

Jon MacManus will present on his on-going quest to summit every one of Colorado’s 500 plus 13,000 foot peaks. Although these peaks are not the very highest in Colorado, many of them are technically very difficult and remote.

Letters

Proposed zoning code changes would remove longstanding citizens’ rights

If you have a non-conforming dwelling structure (one that violates existing setbacks but is allowed to continue) of any type, changes to Footnote 3 of Table 16-D of the new proposed Chapter 16 will take away your longstanding, valuable rights and privileges to rebuild it on its existing footprint.

Recreation

Paddlefest makes a splash with Club Kids!

We sat down last week with three of the Boys & Girls Club members who were chosen by the Club’s staff to participate in the special advance rafting adventure on May 17th. Mya Baldwin, 12 and Kyle Feighner, 10, took a few minutes to share their excitement about the upcoming trip.

Press Releases

USFS plans prescribed burn near O’Haver Lake

The U.S. Forest Service – San Isabel National Forest-Salida Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn in southern Chaffee County, potentially starting in mid-April to May, 2014. The area is located near O’Haver Lake adjacent to County Road 200. A temporary road closure may be necessary to provide for public and firefighter safety.

News

Youth mental first aid course offered

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care.

Letters

Creative summit merits attention

It is now 3 weeks till Salida, Colorado’s first designated Creative District, will host the 3rd annual Creative Summit.