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High Country Bank donates $25K to HRRMC Foundation

The HRRMC Foundation received a $25,000 gift on July 2 from High Country Bank to kick off its fundraising efforts to raise $150,000 from community members and businesses to purchase equipment for a new center for breast health at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.


Op-Ed: Salidan’s Water and Sewer Fees Used to Develop Vandaveer

The City Council broke their promise when they said that the NRCDC board would consist of a majority of Salida citizens. Councilmen Yerkey and Baker sit on the NRCDC board, potentially benefiting from any diversion of city funds to the NRCDC.

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Salida Community Blood Drive – Tues, July 15

Tuesday, July 15
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Steam Plant Event Center, 220 W. Sackett Ave.
To schedule an appointment, call 800-365-0006, ext. 2
or sign up at Enter site code No. 0328A.
Donors receive a FREE insulated


Vote to Send Elevation Brewery into the Finals of KDVR Brewery Cup

Vote this morning to help Chaffee County’s hometown brewery, Elevation Beer Company, win its semi-final round matchup against an Aurora brewer in KDVR’s Colorado Brewery Cup.

The Cup started a week ago, pitting 200 Colorado brewers in a public voting contest to crown the best brewery in the state. Elevation has been winning each of its matchups handily until yesterday’s quarterfinal when it had a last-minute rally to win by just 34 votes.

Vote this morning- one vote per device - then stay tuned and vote [...]

From the Sheriff's Office

Body of missing rafter found

The victim, Amanda Taylor of Vernal, Utah was tossed from the raft when it rode over a diversion dam on the river at about 10pm Saturday.


You have a right to know about GMO in your food

Make your voice heard! Sign the “Right to Know – Label GMO Foods” petition here in Chaffee County. Visit the Salida Farmer’s Market any Saturday or contact Judy Wagner at 719-221-9396 to add your name. Show that the citizens of Chaffee County do care!

You have a right to know what is in our food and what we are feeding our families. With mainstream news coverage and legislation in Congress highlighting the issue of genetically engineered foods nationwide, Genetically Modified Organism [...]

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Sheriff announces first Citizen Police Academy

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office today announced the establishment of its first Citizen Police Academy, a program that gives citizens an opportunity to learn about the operation of the sheriff’s office and to educate the public in ways in which it can become working partners with the sheriff’s office and its employees.

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Massive Art Attack Called ALT/WALK!

For 3 days and nights during Artwalk, Jimmy Descant and The Rogue Lot created the most massive, brutally interactive art scene, called “ALT/WALK”, that Salida had ever seen, at Benson’s side yard.

From the Sheriff's Office

Woman missing after rafting mishap

A Utah woman remains missing after the raft she was in overturned during an outing on the Arkansas River near Salida late Saturday evening.

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Closures in effect for July 4th

The City of Salida Fire Department plans to set off a full fireworks display on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014. This is the first time in three years that fireworks will happen on the 4th of July. Safety is a priority, and in accordance, Spiral Drive on Tenderfoot Mountain will be closed to ALL traffic—vehicle, bike, walking, etc.—starting Thursday evening, July 3 through Saturday, July 5 at noon.

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Registration Open for Monarch Crest Crank

Sunday’s Crest Crank starts at the top of Monarch Pass at a lofty 11,312 feet and quickly climbs to the Continental Divide. The singletrack follows the Divide for 10 miles above tree line through rock gardens and fields of wildflowers, climbs steep hills and drops back into thick pine forests.