Swim Like a Cyclone


Photograph ©Eli Reichman, 2014. All Rights Reserved.

As you gaze across the length of a pool do you see young swimmers scissor kicking their way across the water and throwing down perfect flip turns? If so, the Salida Cyclones Swim Team has a job for you.

Head coach, Wendy Gorie is searching for two dynamic and dedicated assistant coaches to help guide this years team. If you have a desire to help kids ranging from 6 to 18 years old reach [...]


Salida mayor to recognize national service

Jim Dickson said volunteers are “invaluable” in working to build the sustainability of local nonprofits. “I get a lot of good input from people disassociated with city government, people looking in from the outside,” Dickson said. “It’s a very good thing.”


Hikers Remains Recovered from Mount Harvard

Remains thought by authorities to be those of Gene George, 64, the Cleveland area man missing since last September, were recovered from Mount Harvard today by Chaffee County Search and Rescue team members. A hiker on Sunday discovered a wallet and clothing a quarter mile off the trail leading to the summits of Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia in very rugged terrain marked by thick underbrush. The site is approximately two and a half miles from the North Cottonwood Creek [...]

Press Releases

Tell Your Story

Kathy Beekman, a CREATE Client Advisor with CREATE Metro State University’s Center for Innovation will be teaching the April 7, 2014 Creative Monday class on retail and merchandising.


Explore the Golden Towers

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association is sponsoring a geology hike on Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Bob Hickey will lead the group on a journey to explore multiple geological formations in a section of the Arkansas Hills and along Dead Horse Gulch.


Make a Splash

Each year, Longfellow Elementary School brings their physical education classes to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center for swim lessons during the month of April. During this time the pool will be more crowded than usual, so staff at the pool urge users to please plan their visits accordingly.

From March 31 – May 1, Monday – Thursday, lessons will be held in both the lap pool and the leisure pool from 8:30 – 11:45 am and1:00 – 2:50 pm.  The children love the opportunity to splash, play [...]


Land Trust hosts Voices of Valley literary event

The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is hosting Voices of the Valley, an evening of poems and essays inspired by the natural landscape and water resources where we live and play today at 7 p.m. at The Book Haven in Salida. Colorado Central Magazine is a sponsor. Local author Andrea Jones will headline. Writers from Shavano Poets, the Chaffee Country Writers Exchange and middle-school literary contest winners will also read from their works. Free and open to the public.

From the City

Employment Opportunities with the City of Salida

The City of Salida currently has several employment opportunities. Click the position below to see a detailed position description.


Community Development Director

Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer   Police Dept Employment Application


Municipal Worker I


Pool Custodian

Use this general Employment Application for all positions except the Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer. Full job descriptions and employment applications are also available at department offices.

Applicants must pass a background check in addition to other requirements specific to the position.


Salida Schools to Receive Excellence Award

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) is recognizing exemplary and effective environmental education programs and individuals across Colorado who are setting a new standard for learning in their communities. Ten programs and 2 individuals are being acknowledged with an Award for Excellence in Environmental Education for their outstanding work in helping learners, in formal and non-formal settings, understand their role in the environment.  The recipients of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education will be honored at an [...]

Salida Mountain Trails

SMT Wants You

Salida Mountain Trails has been busy building and maintaining many trails in our beautiful valley for over 7 years and they’re kicking off a membership program.

Whether you walk, trot, jog, hike or bike on these trails everyone is invited to join in the fun.  The new membership program is an easy and important way to support SMT.

SMT will kick off our membership program with a party on May 3rd, 2014 6pm at the Boathouse Front Room.  There will be food, [...]


Symphonic Salida Concert

Thursday, March 20th, KHEN 106.9 FM and Symphonic  Salida! presents the Colorado Symphony’s Woodwind Quintet playing classical and contemporary works. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at the SteamPlant office 719/530-0933 or Salida Chamber of Commerce 719/539-2068.  Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as these concerts usually


Salida Blood Drive

Salida Community Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 18 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Masonic Lodge – 140 W.Third St., Salida

To schedule an appointment, call 800-365-0006, Ext. 2, or sign up at, enter site code


Tree Planting Project

Teachers in Colorado can still apply to receive free seedling trees for class planting projects this spring. The Colorado State Forest Service has extended the application deadline for Project Learning Tree for trained educators to receive free seedling trees from its Fort Collins nursery. Interested teachers can apply to receive seedlings for planting projects on public or private land, or as awards to students for events and contests.

Trees will be available for spring or fall plantings in quantities of up [...]

From the City

Chief Clark Encourages Traffic Safety and Courtesy

Hello to all from the Salida Police Department. As I know most everyone from Salida is hoping we see much more of the wet spring snow as we need the moisture. Our department has been busy so far well in to the spring time. Currently, we are in the hiring process for one police officer and a code enforcement employee. We hope to have the selection process done in March for the police officer and by April for the code [...]