Press Releases

Latino religious leaders form new alliance for environmental protection

Yesterday, prominent Latino religious leaders from Colorado and California joined together to form Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance, which will develop stewards of God’s creations by engaging and educating this generation to leave a legacy for the future. This group seeks to educate other Hispanic and to encourage them to take an active role in supporting the nation’s public lands and protecting our natural resources across the West.

From the City

2013 Salida Creative District Strategic Plan

While the Creative District was officially formed in late 2011, with application to CCI submitted in January 2012, Salida’s growth as an art and culture center has taken many years. Salida’s Creative District includes not only artists, but creative entrepreneurs of all types, including locally owned restaurants and designers.


Salida Mountain Trails Hosts Volunteer Update Meeting Thursday at Boathouse

Salida Mountain Trails will host a General Volunteer Update Meeting Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in the front room of the Boathouse Cantina at the F Street Bridge in downtown Salida.

The meeting will cover a wide array of topics including volunteer needs for specific upcoming projects and events, a brief update on trail project progress on both US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands.

SMT leadership will also share an update on an exciting new sponsorship and the [...]


CCFA hosts ShedFest harvest celebration

Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance will host its annual ShedFest harvest celebration Oct. 19 at Salida SteamPlant beginning at 10 a.m. with the final CCFA farmers market of 2013.


From Mayor Don; Water and Sewer Economics

Much has been said lately about the city water and sewer rates, and it is a hot-button topic for the upcoming election. Historically, Salida’s utility rates have been among the lowest in the state. But to have one of the lowest rates in the state does not allow for regular maintenance and repairs of the infrastructure, which is evident in the current state of the water and sewer infrastructure.


HRRMC hosts open house for two new physicians

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is holding an open house for two new physicians on its medical staff, Daniel M. Perlman, M.D., and Ashley L. O’Hara, M.D., on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5 to 6: 30 p.m. in the hospital atrium, by the main entrance.

SteamPlant Event Center

Fred Pryor Seminars coming to the SteamPlant

They’re lurking in every workplace… those problem employees who tax even the best managers. Gain the tools you need to confront problem employees and turn them around! This dyanamic seminar gives you answers to your thorniest questions, quickly and clearly. Thursday, November 14th, from 9am-4pm.


Dine Out Event for Healthy Meals 4 Kids Announces Supporting Restaurants

Restaurants that are donating a portion of their sales to the Healthy Meals 4 Kids Program during this “dine out” event October 24-27th include Amica’s, The Fritz, Benson’s and Rivers Edge. In addition, Moonlight Pizza’s Moonlight Monday on Monday, October 28th will benefit HM4K. Salida area coffee shops and bakeries are also showing their support by having donation jars where you can donate your change to a worthy cause. You can donate at Sacred Ground Coffee, Rise and Shine Bakery and Café Dawn who will also donate a portion of their sales on Thursday, October 24th.

From the City

Chisholm Park now open

Chisholm Park, located at 324 Hunt Street in Salida, is now open and the beautiful new pavilion is complete! The pavilion is available to rent for your next event. Enjoy this new space and improved park. The opening reception and ribbon cutting took place yesterday, October 10, 2013.

From the City

Proposed 2014 Budget is available for Comment

Council will review the proposed 2014 budget during a special work sessions on Tuesday, October 15th. The public hearing and adoption of the budget is scheduled for November 5th.

Separate budgets for the City’s General Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, SteamPlant Event Center Fund, and the Water and Wastewater Enterprise Fund are developed during the budget process. The City has both general government and business type (or “enterprise”) funds. Government funds are primarily supported by sales taxes [...]


Jamie’s Roman Holiday benefit golf tournament

Buena Vista has been under a dark cloud these past few weeks. I saw this article in the Chaffee County Times and wanted to share it with our readers. I hope we can help Jamie with his dream trip. Jamie is a 17-year-old student at BVHS who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His last wish is to see Rome.

SteamPlant Event Center

SteamPlant events this week

Creative Mixer, health care reform forum, and Stage Left Theatre’s, Crimes of the Heart all happen at the SteamPlant this week!


Salida School Garden produces over 1000 pds of healthy goods

As many of you know, the Salida School Garden grows fresh produce. That produce is then cleaned and given to the Salida School Cafeterias, in order to make healthy lunches for local students. Any excess produce that the schools cannot use is then sold to help offset costs of the garden’s expenses.