Letters

Walking the Walk

Last week we had Friday Enrichment’s first “holistic” provider meeting. I sat around the table with 13 providers who give their hearts, souls, and an abundance of energy to this community, and for that, I am thankful! We discussed what is working for Friday Enrichment, and what is not working.

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REEL ROCK 9 Climbing filmfest to be screened at SteamPlant – Thu, Nov 23

In the Golden state of California, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, lies one of the most scenic wonders of the world: Yosemite National Park. Back in the ‘60’s, a group of hard core and extremely devoted climbers tried to raise the standards and push themselves beyond their limits. They had a purpose and a revolution was born.

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Pick your own carrots at the Salida School Garden – Sat, Nov 22

This Saturday November 22nd, from 9:00-12:00, come support the Salida School Garden and join us to pick your own Thanksgiving Carrots! The school garden has had a successful year, and we still have rows and rows of tasty carrots; including cosmic purples, scarlet nantes and boleros.

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Bouldin presents Vietnam travelogue – Wed, Nov 19

Do you have a travel itch? Don’t worry about packing the bags or finding someone to water the plants just yet! Come get inspired by Travelogue presenter, Marilyn Bouldin, who will be sharing her experience teaching nurses in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in May 2014 and her travels around the country.

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Forest Service offers free trees

Coloradans who are interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties impacted by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the low-cost seedlings. CSFS Nursery Manager Josh Stolz says Colorado-grown species are adaptable, hardy and ideal for a variety of conservation uses.

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Council to consider 2A ordinance – Mon and Tues

This may be one of the more important decisions the city council makes this year. The topic will be discussed in a work session at 6pm on Monday, November 17. Council will consider the issue during the regular council meeting on Tuesday, November 17.

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Salida Rec relay fun run – Sat, Nov 22

Registration will be held from 9:00 – 9:30 am at the amphitheater at Riverside Park and costs $3 for Chaffee County Running Club members and $5 for non-members. Make checks payable to C.C.R.C. Teams will be chosen by random drawing at 9:30am. Two minute head starts will be given to all female runners, any runner 60 years old or older, and any runner under 14 years of age.

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Benson’s to host Indian food night – Wed, Nov 19

Benson’s held a similar event in April of this year, and it was extremely popular. The restaurant expects reservations for both seatings to fill up quickly, and advises patrons to call or stop by soon to make their reservations.

Letters

Painted Trees, a Salida original

I am very excited to share with Salida the experience of my painted trees. These trees made their debut back in 2005 on Tenderfoot Mountain, during which time I denied any involvement, yet enjoyed the anonymity of creating these pieces I also took pleasure in seeing folks finding their own delight and personal ownership with them.

So, flash forward to 2011, I was privileged to bring a painted tree with a whole crew of Salida folks to the Burning Man [...]

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LWV to present behavior health forum – Mon, Nov 17

The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County will be presenting a public forum to discuss “An Overview of Behavioral Health Issues in Chaffee County” on Monday, Nov. 17 at 12:00 at the Methodist Church at 228 East 4th St. in Salida.

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Breakfast at the Elks – Sun, Nov 9

Breakfast at the Elks Lodge
148 E 2nd St. downstairs
Sunday November 9th 8:30-11 am
$10 includes a hearty breakfast, coffee, juice
(proceeds benefit lodge

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Pick your own carrots and onions at the Salida school garden – Sat, Nov 8

This Saturday the 8th come support the Salida School Garden and join us to pick your own carrots and onions! From 10-11:30am, community members are invited to join Guidestone at the Salida School Garden on Holman Ave for a pick-your-own carrot and onion picking party. Onions will be $1/lb and carrots, $2/lb. Please bring your own bag or box to bring home your bounty!

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Land Trust annual event – Friday, Nov 14

On Friday, November 14, 2014 the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is holding their Annual Event and Fundraiser from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Salida SteamPlant Ballroom. Tickets are currently on sale and going fast! The price per ticket is $35 for Land Trust members and $40 for non-members. You can purchase tickets at the Land Trust office, 128 East First Street, Salida or by calling the office at 719-539-7700.

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Salida hospital displays collages by Conrad Nelson

Nelson began creating collages after a close artist friend died and left her entire collection of papers and supplies to Nelson. In her collages, Nelson combines the papers she inherited with her own past work, fabric, old photographs, sewing and other embellishments to tell a visual story, make an ethical statement, or recall her own family history.

Announcements

Land Trust Hosts Beaver Workshop

On November 6, 2014 the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is sponsoring a program on Living with Beavers, 7 to 8:30 pm, Community Room of the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, 29780 Highway 24, Buena Vista, Colorado. The program will be presented by Bill Goosmann a riparian ecologist who has managed statewide wetlands programs for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Bill will discuss techniques that can be used by both private landowners and public [...]

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Living with beavers, an LTUA event – Nov 6

Bill will discuss techniques that can be used by both private landowners and public land managers to deal with beaver conflicts. There are a variety of techniques available to address problems caused by beavers that would prevent direct killing of the animals. He will also talk about the natural history of beavers and some of the benefits they provide to our local ecosystems.