Announcements

Valerie Redmon honored at hospital ceremony

The hospital’s TRAC STAR embodies the core values that guide employee performance: Teamwork, Recognition, Attitude, Customer Service, Safety, Talent, Accountability and Respect.

Housing

Habitat rolls out home rehabilitation program

The initial focus for the program will be on energy efficiency upgrades, such as new furnaces, window replacements, weatherization, insulation, upgraded flooring, or other fixes designed to dramatically cut energy costs.

Politics

Representative Balmer banned from Senate Chamber

This action comes in response to an incident which took place on Wednesday, January 26 in which a Senate Sergeant-At-Arms asked that Balmer remove himself from the Senate chamber due to his aggressive behavior toward Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass Village).

From the Mayor

Let us agree to disagree

“let us agree to disagree and then move on”. This set the tone for active debate and whether we lost or won the vote, the desire to move to the next topic without holding grudges, while seeking solutions for the greater good remained the focus. Councilman Damman often starts his statements of dissent by using the lead in of, “With all due respect”.

Announcements

26th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy

The Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy raises money for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA), a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Chaffee County.

Letters

Risks of marijuana use not insignificant

Large studies conducted in Europe and Australia have shown that it roughly doubles the risk for schizophrenia, particularly in those who begin to use in the teenage years.

Announcements

Free ice skating in Gunnison

The Salida Ravens Hockey Team and the Chaffee Ice Coalition invite you to two free days of ice skating at the outdoor Gunnison ice rink Saturday, January 29th and Saturday, February 12th.

Opinion

Salida’s Medical Marijuana Center debate addressed by Denver Attorney

If the proposal were to pass, it certainly would not eliminate medical marijuana from Salida. It would only drive it underground, to unregulated and untaxed, residential and neighborhood gardens in proximity to children. Such home-based gardens and distribution operations cannot be legally banned or even regulated.

Arts

How is tango like my life?

I had no idea how much it would contribute to my growth as a human being. Sounds silly, right? How could that be?

Past Announcements

HRRMC presentation on colon cancer

Dr. Michael Barkett will discuss “Everything you always wanted to know about colon cancer, but were afraid to ask” on Wednesday, January 19

Announcements

Heritage Board seeks public comment

The Chaffee County Heritage Area Advisory Board extends a cordial invitation to all interested parties who would like to view and comment on a draft Plan for the Development of Wayside Media on the Collegiate Peaks Scenic and Historic Byway.