From the City

NRCDC Board Agenda Available

The Natural Resource Center Development Corporation Board agenda for June 18 is available.


From the City

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Chisholm Park Monday, June 17th at 6pm

Public invited to groundbreaking ceremony in Chisholm Park

SALIDA, Colo.- The City of Salida and Salida Recreation will hold a groundbreaking ceremony in Chisholm Park, 324 Hunt Street, Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. to celebrate the new pavilion that will be available for public use September 30. Everyone is invited to attend.

The indoor/outdoor pavilion will be constructed by Diesslin Structures, Inc., and will be available for year-round use. It will house restrooms, a drinking [...]

Press Releases

Salida Aspen Concerts announces schedule

Salida Aspen Concerts proudly announces its 37th annual classical chamber music series July 6-August 10 including brass ensemble, piano, opera, guitar and, for the first time in the history of the series, a 7th special concert Thursday, August 1 – classical bassist Edgar Meyer and friends.

Press Releases

South Park to host BBQ Competition

This is a national Kansas City BBQ Society and Rocky Mountain BBQ Association sanctioned banner barbecue competition with 24 of the top BBQ teams, competing for prize money, bragging rights, and advancement on to the American Royal in Kansas City, MO in the Fall.

From the City

Ride the Rockies & FIBArk Events Taking Place as Scheduled

Ride the Rockies will arrive in Salida Thursday morning as planned. The Royal Gorge Fire will not affect riders’ overnight stay or events planned for them while they are in Salida. All FIBArk events will take place as scheduled.

City officials are working with the appropriate agencies to stay informed and prepared, and our deepest concern goes out to those affected by the Royal Gorge Fire.

U.S. Highway 50 is closed in both directions from Highway 9 [...]

From the City

US 50 Closed

US50 closed in both directions from CO9 to Canon City due to the Royal Gorge Fire until further notice.

Check current status at

From the City

McCormick Resignation

Jim McCormick resigned from his position as Salida City Councilman June 7. McCormick served for almost eight years as councilman.

“I have enjoyed working with city staff, elected officials and the citizens of Salida. I am resigning to spend more time with my family,” McCormick said in his resignation letter to the Mayor and Councilmen.

According to the Salida Municipal Code Chapter 2, Article 2, “All vacancies on the City Council created other than by the regular [...]


How fire restrictions work

I pledge to you our best efforts and judgment in assuring the safety of our residents and visitors in the prevention of wildfires within Chaffee County.


No camping allowed at FIBArk

A strict no camping policy will be enforced this year at the FIBArk Whitewater Festival

From the City

City Council Materials Available for June 4

Council Materials for the June 4 work session and regular meeting are available. Reminder: For the first meeting of the month (first Tuesday), the work session begins at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. For the second meeting of the month (third Tuesday), there is no work session and the regular meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Work Session Memo

Regular Meeting City Council Packet


Gender Equity Comes to Metalsmith’s Artistic Trail Donation Tubes, Next SMT Shindig is June 8

Donations for naming rights to two new female-centric donation tubes will help bring gender equity to the artistic donation paytubes installed by Salida Mountain Trails.

The idea for what may be among the most artistic donation tubes in the West was a collaboration between Salida friends and artists Bill Donavan and metalsmith Lex Johnson. Donavan got the idea for the tubes after seeing similar, albeit more boring, tubes at mountain bike trails in other towns. Donavan said it’s his experience that [...]


Land Trust seeks project co-ordinator

The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas, based in Salida, is seeking applications for the position of project co-ordinator under the Americorps OSM/Vista program.

OSM/Vista is a program run by the Office of Surface Mining, and Americorps Vista (Volunteer in Service to America) where volunteers live and work in communities still facing challenges remaining from historic mining.

Tasks include grant writing, developing a volunteer program, public outreach and building partnerships and collaborations with like minded organizations.

Applicants must be United States citizens, preferably [...]