Chaffee County

Spezze announces candidacy for sheriff

Chaffee County Undersheriff John Spezze today announced that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for county sheriff in 2014. Spezze was appointed to his post in 2011 by the current sheriff, Pete Palmer, who is not running for reelection next year.


SHS Senior Ethan Coit selected as Boettcher semi-finalist

Salida School District is pleased to announce that Ethan Coit has been selected as one of the 200 Semifinalists for the 2014 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. With submissions from over 1,300 qualified seniors, this year’s applicant pool was intensely competitive, making the selection process incredibly difficult.

From the City

Creative Monday Facebook Class

The class is titled “Small Business, Big Reach: Using Facebook to Enhance, Engage and Expand” with Lauren Swanson.

Please RSVP to or call 530-0933 before 2pm on Monday, December 2nd.

From the City

Tenderfoot Tower Completion

Construction of the Tenderfoot Tower was completed Wednesday, November 13, and the tower will go live next week. New electrical service was pulled to the top of Tenderfoot Hill (“S” Mountain) to serve the new tower. Existing entities, including KHEN, Colorado Central Telecom and Starnet (formerly Ridgeviewtel) will migrate to the new tower in the coming weeks.


AVLS Taste of the Valley Now Provides Free Shuttle Transportation to Fundraiser

Details have recently been released about free transportation to the Ark Valley Libation Society Taste of the Valley fundraiser at Mt. Princton Hot Springs Resort and Spa. An upscale sampling of local craft libations, foods and dancing will be the highlight of the event this Saturday, Nov. 16.

Dinner and libations will be served from 6 – 8 p.m.; Paa Kow’s By All Means Band headlines the after-party from 8 – 10 p.m. Expect high-energy Afro-fusion [...]


Thursday nights Creative Mixer opens art show

The Salida Council for the Arts, formerly Salida ArtWorks, is pleased to present a very special “Creative Mixer” at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, November 14 starting at 5:30pm.


Give Blood

Salida Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, November 19th From 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Press Releases

FIBArk hosts ski film fundraiser on Thursday

The film, “Into the Mind” was recently named film of the year for 2013 at the annual International Freeski Film Festival and features stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling.