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

Arts

Jimmy Descant opening reception at the Leon Gallery, Denver

Jimmy Descant will use sculpture and photography to honor the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination (Nov. 22, 2013) with assemblage/collage applied in my style of no welding, all bolted or screwed together to create his Western vision and commentary of what White Man has done to Native Americans as well as our best leaders, visionaries, and their positive potentials in the use of violence to change history; as a comparison.

Government

Colorado Health Ins exchanges, sign up starts today

Our insurance agent called last month and spoke with us about the new health insurance program for Colorado residents which will begin on January 1, 2013.  I was surprised and pleased with the programs offered. Our costs will remain about the same but our coverage will be better with a much lower deductible.   The Denver Post has done a good job covering the new

Press Releases

Cheetah Conservation Fund educational program Oct., 5th

Learn more interesting facts about this beautiful creature and about the work of the Cheetah Conservation Fund when Namibian, Matti Nghikembua, Chief Ecologist at CCF, and an award-winning Namibian Conservationist, will be presenting a program on the plight of the cheetah in Africa.

Press Releases

Casa Tango first dance party of the season

The first Tango/Swing Party of the season is Saturday, October 5th at Casa Tango Salida (7595 CR 150, Smeltertown). Half tango music and half swing music, these dance parties are a fun evening out and a great opportunity to use your new moves.

News

Durango Art Center features Salida artist Eric Candee

Salida, Colorado artist, Eric Candee will be a featured artist in the upcoming exhibit “The West Revisited” at the Durango Art Center, . The exhibit will show October 3rd through the 19th, with an opening reception Thursday October 3rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m..

Press Releases

HRRMC hosts Women’s Health Day on Oct. 5

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will host its fifth annual Women’s Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant Event Center, 220 West Sackett Avenue, Salida.

Press Releases

Agness Vaille Falls rock slide update

At 11:02 this morning, Chaffee County dispatch received a phone call indicating there had been a rock slide at Agnes Vaille Falls, located on C.R. 162, Nathrop, Colorado. We will post information as we receive it. Our prayers are with everyone involved.

Press Releases

SMT trail work day reminder Sept 28 and 29th

This coming weekend is different than regular shindigs in that advanced planning is required and therefore – an RSVP. Please if at all possible pre-register by end of day on Wednesday. (We can and will accommodate ‘day of’ registration, but would rather have those as exceptions please.) We have about one half mile of trail left to build, and with a large turnout, we just might get her done! Again, the specifics are per below.

Letters

An open letter to the Commissioners on growing MJ

The Public Hearing regarding regulation of marijuana operations in Chaffee County will not be on my schedule. I do however have opinions that I wish to share with you regarding final regulations. I am not an activist for or against marijuana use, but have plenty of exposure to both sides of the argument and hope you will consider this matter carefully.