Public Works helps you monitor your water use

Public Works will check out water monitors so that you can monitor your usage.These monitors mount magnetically to your refrigerator and tell you how much water you are using at that moment. Ever wonder how much water is being used when your sprinkler system runs, or how much water is being used by your teenage daughter taking those long showers?


Salida School District Budget Discussion

District Accountability Committee will be meeting this Monday, February 28th 6-7pm in the Kesner Conference room to discuss Phase I of the Budget Committee’s Cut plans for next year.  The community is invited to


Writing workshop offered

Come to Leadville author Amy Frykholm’s all-day workshop, “Writing Your Passions: Using What You Know and What You Love to Write Magazine Articles” this Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 9 am to 4:30 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, 28780 Highway 24 in Buena Vista.


“If I were Mayor” Contest

In an effort to educate the general community about the importance of Colorado’s cities and towns, The Colorado Municipal League (CML), to which the City is a member, is sponsoring “If I were Mayor” essay contest for 7th and 8th graders.


Merchant Marine Academy Appointment

Nominated by Congressman Doug Lamborn & Senator Michael Bennet, Christopher J. Coscarella is one of approximately 280 Appointees selected to attend the Academy from around the nation and the world, out of over 2,000 applicants.

Clan of the Thunder Thighs

Dangerous Beauty

How amazing it is to feel alive! And, yet, many of my breathing hours have been squandered trying to numb how intense and overwhelming that very aliveness can seem. I have definitely developed ways to shut down or distract myself from experiencing the fullness of living.


Local youth honored for efforts to help other children

As a finalist, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County – Salida Branch will receive one of 50 cash awards of up to $2,500 to benefit their organization from Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Staples Foundation for Learning.