Press Releases

Trout Unlimited presents Gunnison River work – Wed, Apr 9

The Gunnison Gorge Anglers TU chapter recently completed two interesting and important projects. Come listen to Marshall Pendergrass, the current Vice President of TU’s state council, Colorado Trout Unlimited and the immediate past president of Gunnison Gorge Anglers.


Public access TV for Salida?

Join the discussion about a public access TV channel on Tuesday, April 8 at the Community Center, 6-7pm. Refreshments will be served.


Preserving the Arkansas River

The 102-mile stretch from Leadville to Parkdale is easily Colorado’s longest Gold Medal water, and likely one of North America’s top five in terms of contiguous miles. On average, it supports some of the state’s biggest trout and largest stock, at over 170 pounds per acre.


3-part grantwriting workshop begins Tuesday

Each 5-hour session is a hands-on writing workshop with an opportunity for instructor feedback and peer review. Each session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application, including; Narrative, Goals and Objectives, and Financial Attachments.


Film festival benefits Land Trust, GARNA

Two stunning films with local, Salida connections will be screened as part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2014 on Thurs., April 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Salida Community Center. The event is a fundraiser and membership drive for the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, and includes 10 environmental and adventure films that showcase the earth’s beauty, challenges and work communities are doing.


Sheriff’s office receives accreditation

In the coming years the sheriff’s office will pursue national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies and, for the detention facility, the same distinction through the American Correctional Association.


Greg Felt named 2014 FIBArk Commodore

Felt was selected as Commodore by the FIBArk organizers for his continued support of the Arkansas River and ongoing participation in natural resource management throughout the region.


Swim Like a Cyclone


Photograph ©Eli Reichman, 2014. All Rights Reserved.

As you gaze across the length of a pool do you see young swimmers scissor kicking their way across the water and throwing down perfect flip turns? If so, the Salida Cyclones Swim Team has a job for you.

Head coach, Wendy Gorie is searching for two dynamic and dedicated assistant coaches to help guide this years team. If you have a desire to help kids ranging from 6 to 18 years old reach [...]


Salida mayor to recognize national service

Jim Dickson said volunteers are “invaluable” in working to build the sustainability of local nonprofits. “I get a lot of good input from people disassociated with city government, people looking in from the outside,” Dickson said. “It’s a very good thing.”


Hikers Remains Recovered from Mount Harvard

Remains thought by authorities to be those of Gene George, 64, the Cleveland area man missing since last September, were recovered from Mount Harvard today by Chaffee County Search and Rescue team members. A hiker on Sunday discovered a wallet and clothing a quarter mile off the trail leading to the summits of Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia in very rugged terrain marked by thick underbrush. The site is approximately two and a half miles from the North Cottonwood Creek [...]

Press Releases

Tell Your Story

Kathy Beekman, a CREATE Client Advisor with CREATE Metro State University’s Center for Innovation will be teaching the April 7, 2014 Creative Monday class on retail and merchandising.


Explore the Golden Towers

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association is sponsoring a geology hike on Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Bob Hickey will lead the group on a journey to explore multiple geological formations in a section of the Arkansas Hills and along Dead Horse Gulch.


Make a Splash

Each year, Longfellow Elementary School brings their physical education classes to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center for swim lessons during the month of April. During this time the pool will be more crowded than usual, so staff at the pool urge users to please plan their visits accordingly.

From March 31 – May 1, Monday – Thursday, lessons will be held in both the lap pool and the leisure pool from 8:30 – 11:45 am and1:00 – 2:50 pm.  The children love the opportunity to splash, play [...]