Letters

Is city debt really out of control?

I’ve heard and seen recent statements from the Citizens for Accountable Government (CAG) group that the current city council is running up debt at an alarming rate. They correctly state that debt has risen from $7 million to $17 million in just a few years. That sounds ominous when it is not put into context.

Government

EDITORIAL: To those with “No Agenda”

I heard an acronym the other day that seems to apply to a group of Salidans’ efforts to resist change. The acronym CAVE, Citizens Against Virtually Everything certainly applies to this group. Perhaps I should address this letter to the Clan of the CAVE Bear.

News

High Rollers to wrap up season with home bouts

Help the Ark Valley High Rollers roll out of their season with their final bouts, fundraisers and community events. There are only three bouts left before the end of the 2013 season: Oct. 12, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

From the City

Fire Prevention Week, Fire Department Open House Saturday, October 12

Members of the Salida Fire Department will be presenting fire prevention education to most of the schools in the Salida area during the week of October 7th thru the 11th. The week will culminate with the annual Salida Fire Department “Open House” on Saturday, October 12th from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Come on down and visit the Firehouse, there will be food, informational booths, and truck rides. We look forward to seeing you!

Government

Wrong Side of History

They are not righteous rebels or principled provocateurs. They are not constitutionalists, using the ruling framework built by the founders. Just the opposite: they are a militant fringe of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government trying to nullify an established law by extortion. This is not the design of the Constitution.

Letters

Sheriff expresses appreciation

The tragic deaths of five family members recently showed once again the extraordinary ability of this community to come together in service to our citizens. There are so many who are owed our gratitude, and I know I’ll overlook someone, but here’s my list:

Our amazing dispatchers and patrol deputies whose calm in the midst of chaos always astounds me; Undersheriff John Spezze, whose masterful leadership and resourcefulness as incident commander always impresses us; Brittany Goodwin, the sheriff’s victim advocate [...]

Letters

Empower. Embrace. Promote.

Empower. Embrace. Promote.
Let’s empower and support citizens to guide our future
and promote projects like developing affordable housing,
planning for a recreation district, connecting with new
businesses to create more jobs, supporting plans
for preserving open space, convincing regional
colleges to build a campus in Salida and
supporting the hospital district to develop
an urgent care clinic.
Let’s keep moving forward and vote for candidates
who embrace a positive, progressive and
collaborative approach to our future.

Elizabeth

Recreation

Running Club to host open house for H.S. track Saturday

The Chaffee County Running Club will host a free open house event at the new Salida High School Track and Turf Field this Saturday from 9-10 a.m.

Everyone is invited to come out to learn more about when and how the public can use this great community asset, to walk/run a few laps on the track or play on the artificial turf field, and to celebrate public access to this facility. Light refreshments will be available.

The Club worked with the City [...]

Letters

An Even Nicer Place

With the current closure of First Street for repairs, it’s evident that our downtown is a much more pleasant place to walk, shop & dine without the semi trucks thundering through the heart of the historic district.

Announcements

Check out the the Salida High School Track and Turf Field this Saturday

The Chaffee County Running Club will host a free open house event at the new Salida High School Track and Turf Field this Saturday from 9-10 a.m. Everyone is invited to come out to learn more about when and how the public can use this great community asset, to walk/run a few laps on the track or play on the artificial turf field, and to celebrate public access to this facility.

Local

Agnes Vaille tragedy update -UPDATED

Recovery operations are ongoing today for the five hikers killed in a rock slide on the Agnes Vaille Falls trail in Chaffee County on September 30, 2013. One survivor, a 13 year old girl was pulled from the debris, shortly after the slide occurred by first responders and flown to Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Local

Time to pull out the lederhosen

Café dawn will be hosting Oktoberfest on October 5 at 6:30 pm.  They will be serving German beer, pretzels, bratwurst and sauerkraut!  Wear your lederhosen and dirndls!  Compete in the stein holding contest! Prost! Bier und