Letters

A request to city council

I would like to request that each member of the Salida City Council publicly describe how they would deal with the financial ramifications should the proposed 2A initiative be passed.

Press Releases

FYI Halloween party – Fri, Oct 24

Kid friendly haunted house, Settings photo booth, kid’s crafts, live music by Icy Mountain Stringwinders and contra dance will run from 6:00PM until 8:00PM.

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Outside Magazine author to speak on Grand Canyon – Thurs, Oct 23

Fedarko’s work for Outside Magazine has taken him to some of the world’s most dramatic places, from Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier to Everest Base Camp and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. His deepest connection, however, is to the river where he spent nearly a decade researching and writing The Emerald Mile, a chronicle of the most ferocious flood in the modern history of the Grand Canyon.

Press Releases

Classes needed for SalidaRec fitness challenge

As in past years, we will run this challenge in January and February with the intention of supporting and encouraging Chaffee County residents in their pursuit of health and fitness goals.

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Inaugural Symphonic Salida concert – Thurs, Oct 23

Back by popular demand, the husband-and-wife team of violinist Karen Kinzie and percussionist John Kinzie will headline the first Colorado Symphony performance in Salida for the 2014-15 season. This inaugural concert will be Thur. Oct. 23, 7:30 pm at the Salida SteamPlant.

Letters

Recap: Creating a resilient community

Thank you Salida Citizens for making this Forum an excellent success. There were approximately 125 friends and neighbors who attended. Every chair at the Community Building was filled and a few had to stand.

Press Releases

Candidates for FIBArk board invited to apply

The FIBArk Whitewater Festival presented by Eddyline Brewing is Salida’s premier summer event and will celebrate its 67th anniversary June 18-21, 2015. Planning has already begun for the festival which draws hundreds of athletes and thousands of spectators to the city.

Letters

A choice for coroner

The county coroner election should have everyone’s attention. For the first time since 1994, we have two candidates on the ballot.

Press Releases

Volunteer with CMC for trail maintenance near Cañon City – Oct 18 & 19

The Colorado Mountain Club will partner with the Bureau of Land Management to install signs on new hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails at the Oilwell Flats Recreation Area. Volunteers will enjoy stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while helping the BLM designate trails for different user groups.

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Wild and Scenic Film Fest to be held in Saguache – Sat, Oct 18

ScSEED and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado invite you to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour in Saguache. Screen environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect it.

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ShedFest tickets for sale, volunteers needed

In keeping with tradition, the dinner will celebrate the local harvest by featuring local foods prepared by local chefs, including a variety of soups served in a handmade stoneware bowls that patrons get to keep.

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Creative mixer – Thurs, Oct 9

Featured guest artist this month is Rich Tyler, whose one-man-show of mixed media drawings and photographs will be on display throughout October in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. Guest musician will be guitarist Scott Adams, performing “soft, jazzy” fingerstyle guitar.

Education

The Age Of Ignorance

Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.