City

City Avoids Budget Shortfall

Earlier this year, we expected a shortfall for 2010. Budget work sessions for 2011 led off with similar concerns. Recently, we discussed how much reserves will increase and future resources will be freed up after final a debt payment next year.

Politics

Bipartisan effort to redraw congressional lines

Nonpartisan Legislative Council staff will staff the Joint Select Committee and assist its members in analyzing the data from the Decennial Census. The Joint Select Committee will evaluate proposed maps, seek public feedback, and make recommendations to the General Assembly.

City

Get Active in 2011

Did you know the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds during the holiday season? There are tricks to avoiding this unwanted gain; don’t go to social engagements on an empty stomach, drink plenty of water, don’t forget those fruits and vegetables, and make time to keep up your physical activity. Resist that after meal nap and opt for a 15 minute walk to stimulate your digestion and to help alleviate that full feeling.

News

Breathe and remember to have fun this holiday season

Everyone is rushing around, with lots of things to do and the belief that there isn’t enough time for everything. Tempers get short, money flows out at a faster rate, which creates anxiety, to do lists are never-ending and no one seems to be having any fun.

From the City

Headline in Mountain Mail misleading

The headline in the Mountain Mail on Wednesday December 8th was inaccurate and misleading regarding the City’s position on the abatement of the unsafe condition of the Unique Theater.

Letters

Warm Dog Project

The dogs at Conour shelter are in dire need. My hope is that together we can raise the funds to ensure that dogs in their care will no longer sleep night after night outdoors in freezing temperatures.

Letters

Promoting an open and accountable government

In the interest of promoting an open and accountable government the Chaffee County Republican Central Committee encourages the Chaffee County Commissioners to make information related to expenditures of public funds and government activities readily available and accessible to the residents of Chaffee County.

City

Unique Theater Stabilization

The City of Salida has entered into a construction agreement with Diesslin Structures, Inc. (“DSI”) for stabilization of the Unique Theater. Work is expected to begin as early as December 7, 2010 and will last approximately 4 weeks.

Education

Community school forum

Do not wait to see what the new high school will look like. Be a part of making it incredible. Please attend.

Announcements

Bat viewing at Orient Mine

Colorado’s largest colony of bats is gaining fame and protection through two cooperative agreements signed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Orient Land Trust.

Tourism

Unique Rio Grande Scenic Railroad winter run

Engine No. 18 will be warmed up and put on the tracks for the first time in January. It’s rare to have steam to operate in the winter. Make your reservations now for this unique opportunity!

Events

Meditation Retreat

Tenzin Priyadarshi will be conducting a weekend meditation retreat and will be giving teachings based on the Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra on Dec. 11-12 at the Buena Vista campus of Colorado Mountain College.   Registration is at 9 am and the retreat begins at 10 am.   A donation of $150/single or $250/couple is suggested.

The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra (“The Samadhi of being in the presence of all the Buddhas”) is one of the early, prominent Mahayana Buddhist texts that was translated into Chinese [...]