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Salida hospital displays collages by Conrad Nelson

Nelson began creating collages after a close artist friend died and left her entire collection of papers and supplies to Nelson. In her collages, Nelson combines the papers she inherited with her own past work, fabric, old photographs, sewing and other embellishments to tell a visual story, make an ethical statement, or recall her own family history.


Land Trust Hosts Beaver Workshop

On November 6, 2014 the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is sponsoring a program on Living with Beavers, 7 to 8:30 pm, Community Room of the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, 29780 Highway 24, Buena Vista, Colorado. The program will be presented by Bill Goosmann a riparian ecologist who has managed statewide wetlands programs for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Bill will discuss techniques that can be used by both private landowners and public [...]

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Living with beavers, an LTUA event – Nov 6

Bill will discuss techniques that can be used by both private landowners and public land managers to deal with beaver conflicts. There are a variety of techniques available to address problems caused by beavers that would prevent direct killing of the animals. He will also talk about the natural history of beavers and some of the benefits they provide to our local ecosystems.


KHEN 2A conversation contained errors

Sandy Farrell hosts a great program every Friday at 1:00 p.m. on KHEN called “Salida Inside Out.” Today (Friday, Oct. 31), Chuck Rose and Keith Baker were guests.

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Dinner and social media at Creative Monday – Mon, Nov 10

The Salida Creative District will host the next Creative Monday “The Visual Advantage:Pinterest & Instagram Basics,” November 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant Event Center. The class will be taught by Lauren Swanson and will cover the visually based social media platforms, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Sibyl Teague to be featured by SteamPlant

Sibyl Teague has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, and has recently received a MA in art/printmaking from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

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Open house for new physicians – Thurs, Nov 6

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) is holding an open house for six new physicians on its medical staff, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital atrium, by the main entrance. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Art workshop rescheduled, register now

Salida Recreation will be hosting local graphic artist Lisa DeYoung for a 2 evening workshop entitled Accordion Ink. During the workshop, participants will explore different textures and inks to create a personalized accordion fold journal. The class will also take participants through a “personal mapping exercise,” making tangible the experiences of your daily life.

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Salida community blood drive – Tues, Nov 11

Salida Community Blood Drive – Tuesday, November 11th from 11:00 a.m. ~ 4:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge 140 W. 3rd Street * to schedule an appointment contact 800-365-0006, ext 2 or enter site code #0328

Health and Wellness

What did YOU eat today?

Let me guess: much of it was already prepared in factory kitchens hundreds of miles away and the main ingredients were corn or soy products (or both). Am I right? According to the USDA, 93% of corn, 94% of soybeans and 95% of cotton contain patented genetically engineered genes as well as 95% of sugar beets and canola according to industry reports. In addition, varieties of genetically engineered papayas, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, alfalfa and sweet corn have been approved [...]

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Free tree-pruning workshop – Sat, Nov 1

The Colorado State Forest Service will offer a free tree-pruning workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in Salida. The workshop will include information for private landowners about why, when and how to prune a deciduous tree.

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Yellowing pine needles normal in autumn

As aspens and cottonwoods in the Arkansas River Valley change from green to gold, many evergreen trees are going through a similar process. Their interior needles are changing from green to yellow or brown before dropping off as part of a natural shedding process, and not due to bark beetles or tree disease.

Every autumn, many Colorado evergreen tree species shed some of their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portion of the [...]


Proposed Mesa subdivision should be lower density

The only ones who gain in this effort are the City of Salida who will garner huge tap fees per unit and the developers who were able to get the land cheap. It does not help those who seek affordable housing.

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HRRMC expands women’s services

Cheryl Edwards, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. Dr. Edwards is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and will provide gynecology services at the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Highway 50, Salida.

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Have your fortune told and help Restorative Justice

Lady Lavender – a psychic intuitive and local community member and mother – offers her divine gifts and 10 years of experience to help support a more peaceful approach to dealing with crime and conflict.

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Meeting on City community engagement – Mon, Oct 27

The final meeting of the Citizen Forum on community engagement and public information has been scheduled for Monday, October 27, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the SteamPlant Annex, 220 W. Sackett.