Rates to be increased for water service

A draft water rate study recently completed by the city’s engineering firm Schmueser Gordon Meyer (SGM) is now available for review on the city’s website. The study indicates rates are well below the required level to pay for the cost of the plant and water system. Alternatives for increasing rates will be considered by the council at the regular meetings scheduled on March 1 and March 15. Public comment may be considered at both meetings; however, the official public hearing will be held as part of the March 15 meeting.


HRRMC Auxiliary installs new officers

Auxiliary members provide vital services to patients and staff at HRRMC. They deliver the local paper and fresh coffee to patients in their rooms weekday mornings, and work in many hospital departments and the hospital’s outlying clinics.

Health and Wellness

HRRMC in negotiations to purchase BV Clinic

“We are early in the process and are working on getting an appraisal to determine a value for the clinic,” said Ken Leisher, CEO of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.


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.