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.


Hospital should manage EMS

Paul Jensen and Larry Kier advocate for the transfer of Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services operations to the Salida Hospital District/Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.


Voters select Dickson for mayor

Results for Salida’s mayor and council:

Jim Dickson (Mayor)
Hal Brown (Ward 1)
Eileen Rogers (Ward 2)
Melodee Hallet (Ward 3)

If you have any thoughts on the election, jump in. Remember, this is Citizen


Amendment 66 defeated

Amendment 66, the $950 million tax hike attached to school finance reform, went down to defeat Tuesday night.


The sky is the limit

It has been an honor and privilege to be Mayor of Salida, and I am proud to have held the job. So thank you!


More Salida budget questions

The city has scheduled approval of the 2014 budget for Tuesday, November 5. Council will take comments and objections, yet the approval resolution is already written and approval seems pre-ordained.


Monarch Mountain Stage Finish for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge

Several new additions will mark a pinnacle year for the professional cycling race, including the first-ever mountaintop finish during Stage 3 on Monarch Mountain. And with stages one through six in the books, organizers are looking to fans to provide feedback on four different options for the final stage.


Time to get out of your comfort zone

Only 3 days remain to vote and the future of Salida is at hand. Maybe you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, “tuning out” all the newspaper letters, the yard signs and advertisements. Just taking care of day to day matters. Well, it will all come to pass in just 4 days, whether you get in the game or not.  This is a mail in election and you need to act NOW.

The stakes are high and turnout has been curiously low [...]

From the Mayor

The Mayor wears purple

Congratulations again to all the Salida Spartans fall athletic teams for a very successful fall! But we are not done yet!


Ed Quillen Anthology Now Available

Popular Denver Post columnist and long-time Salida resident Ed Quillen died suddenly last June, leaving behind a lifetime of writing, including thousands of weekly columns.

Abby Quillen, his daughter, has compiled his later columns into a sequel to his 1998 collection, Deep in the Heart of the Rockies. The new anthology is entitled Deeper into the Heart of the Rockies, and it is for sale now at, The Book Haven in Salida, and a growing list of other booksellers. [...]