City

Fire Hydrant Flush

The City of Salida Public Works Department and Water Treatment Plant will be doing a fire hydrant flush Tuesday April 5th and Wednesday April 6th.

Letters

Natural gas and fear tactics

Last week in the New York Times an article titled “Gas Wells Recycle Water, but Toxic Risks Persist” was yet another example of the Fear campaign to scare people about the dangers of natural gas production.

Health and Wellness

Yuko Marlow named TRAC STAR of the Year

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

Announcements

High Rollers Season Opener April 9th

After a year of preparation, the Ark Valley High Rollers (AVHR) are about to kick-off their first full season on Saturday, April 9th at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.

April Fools

AOL to Acquire Salida Citizen

AOL to acquire the Salida Citizen in a recently announced deal. The purchase will strengthen AOL’s move into the aggregation-media market.

April Fools

Salida City Council Raises Property Taxes

In an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Salida City Council voted to raise City property tax rates by 33% plus an additional $0.32 yearly service fee on each of Salida’s approximately 2500 households.

Past Announcements

Salida City Council shuts down

In a stunning move Tuesday evening, the Salida city council shut down city government due to lack of interest in city government.

Announcements

80’s Dance Party – April 16

Full Circle Restorative Justice (FCRJ) will be hosting an “80’s Dance Party” at the Boathouse Cantina April 16, 2011 from 7 – 11 p.m. with DJ Deano – complete with prizes for Best Eighties wear!

Arts

Local artists want to start film festival

We’re open to to all kinds of film – cell phone movies, videos, animation. The emphasis is on fun, humor, goofiness. More than anything I don’t want people to think it has to be professional.

Events

Ages & Stages Workshop for service providers of young children

Ages & Stages is a program that helps parents and service providers identify a child’s skills the areas of speech, interactions with others, movement and motor skills, emotional development, and problem solving. This program also explains how to help children learn these important skills.

Health and Wellness

9Health Fair preregistration is April 6 and 7

The 9Health Fair is coming to Salida on Saturday, April 16. Preregistration and prepayment is not required, but will move participants through the blood-draw line more quickly the day of the fair.

From the Mayor

Let’s put sunshine into all places in our life

Sunshine Week and all it stands for is a positive thing. Yet, I have found myself brought low by certain aspects of it. We have learned to expect lies and half truths in both the private and public sectors of our lives. I find the tension between marketing and truth painful. I wish we demanded more honesty.