Press Releases

Creative mixer – Thurs, Oct 9

Featured guest artist this month is Rich Tyler, whose one-man-show of mixed media drawings and photographs will be on display throughout October in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. Guest musician will be guitarist Scott Adams, performing “soft, jazzy” fingerstyle guitar.

Education

The Age Of Ignorance

Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.

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Forum on Climate and Energy; Creating a Resilient Community – Sat, Oct 11

350 Central Colorado, partnering with the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Colorado Humanists will present a public forum on Oct. 11 at the Salida Community Center on our changing climate and what other communities are doing to mitigate the environmental and economic impacts of this change and improve energy strategies.

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Celebrate Indie Cinema in Salida this month

Did you know that Storyville Cinema, downtown on 1st S Street is featuring indie films this month?  Though-provoking and NEWLY RELEASED titles are now being shown AND in crisp digital format.

We’re talking films critically acclaimed and just now appearing in East Coast cinemas lucky enough to get some of the limited screenings available for these movies.  Included among others this month are three that have just been reviewed in the New Yorker: “Robin Wright at The Congress“, “The Trip to Italy” and [...]

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Locals begin community postcard project

We’re a small Salida group intrigued by the idea of using the postcard and local talent as a medium for exploring and celebrating life in the Upper Arkansas River and San Luis Valleys (altitude, a common denominator for the land and cultures of both valleys, gave us our name: “Postcards With Altitude!”).

Letters

Mitchell has experience and dedication

Lori is running because she knows all of us in Chaffee County need a qualified County Clerk – a committed public servant who will maintain the integrity and efficiency of the office.

Press Releases

Saguache to host first annual Alferd Packer Festival – Sat, Oct 11

REGISTRATION is open for events including a 5K Cannibal Crawl, Beard & Mustache Contest, and the coveted Rib Cook-Off. Come down and enjoy live music from Kicker and Mountain Minstrels of Colorado. See the Melodrama “The Treasure of Shiver River” performed live at the Ute Theater, sandwiched between free screenings of Cannibal! The Musical.

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Western State professor to speak on local history – Thurs, Oct 9

Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 9, when Salida Recreation is proud to host Dr. Duane Vandenbusche from Western State Colorado University. Dr. Vandenbusche is an author, historian, and beloved professor and presenter whose program is not to be missed! He will bring the past alive, covering the area from Monarch on down to Wellsville. 7 – 8:30 pm in the Steam Plant Theater (please note move from ballroom). Tickets are $5 at the door, and a cash bar will be available. Please call 539-5703 with any questions.

Letters

National issue hits home

Obamacare was promoted as providing health care insurance for the “uninsurable”. … Now, under Obamacare, we pay EVEN higher premiums for even higher deductibles.

Press Releases

Sunday Science! – “The Story of Earth” – Sun, Oct 5

“The Story of Earth” is the story of planet Earth’s origins and its evolution to where it is today. Whereas most Earth histories concentrate on only the last 12% of Earth’s existence – after life became abundant – and thus focus on life’s evolution, this story starts when Planet Earth formed, and tells about the coevolution of Earth’s geosphere, biosphere and atmosphere.

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USFS plans prescribed burn near BV

The U.S. Forest Service – San Isabel National Forest- Leadville Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn in northern Chaffee County, potentially starting early October, 2014, when weather conditions are favorable. The area is located near the Three and Four Elk Subdivisions, five miles northwest of Buena Vista.

Press Releases

Raccoons in the kitchen

It seems to me, having lived here for 30 years, that the only thing that DOW does is to make hunting and fishing more complicated.

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Guidestone’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Oct. 10-12, 2014

Autumn in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest. One great event for children and families is Guidestone’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival at the Hutchinson Ranch in Salida. The Pumpkin Patch is a three-day celebration open to the public, offering a variety of activities and amusements for the whole family, including horse-drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pony rides, farm games, crafts and face painting, and great food!

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Garage sale and art swap – Sat, Sept 27

Jimmy Descant and friends will hold their Annual Friends Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, 8-12, 221 Palmer (no early birds please). But just as Jimmy has done in the past it will be that twist of being a Reverse Garage Sale also, where you bring cool collectible stuff that he may use in his art, for trade or sale.