The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office today announced the establishment of its first Citizen Police Academy, a program that gives citizens an opportunity to learn about the operation of the sheriff’s office and to educate the public in ways in which it can become working partners with the sheriff’s office and its employees.
For 3 days and nights during Artwalk, Jimmy Descant and The Rogue Lot created the most massive, brutally interactive art scene, called “ALT/WALK”, that Salida had ever seen, at Benson’s side yard.
We’re providing burgers while they last and asking that guests bring a side dish or desert to add to the potluck fun.
Browns Canyon Bridge, also known as Stone Bridge, was officially nominated to the State of Colorado and National Registers of Historic Places. A plaque noting this designation was recently installed and the Chaffee County Heritage Area would like to share this exciting news with the community.
A Utah woman remains missing after the raft she was in overturned during an outing on the Arkansas River near Salida late Saturday evening.
The City of Salida Fire Department plans to set off a full fireworks display on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014. This is the first time in three years that fireworks will happen on the 4th of July. Safety is a priority, and in accordance, Spiral Drive on Tenderfoot Mountain will be closed to ALL traffic—vehicle, bike, walking, etc.—starting Thursday evening, July 3 through Saturday, July 5 at noon.
Sunday’s Crest Crank starts at the top of Monarch Pass at a lofty 11,312 feet and quickly climbs to the Continental Divide. The singletrack follows the Divide for 10 miles above tree line through rock gardens and fields of wildflowers, climbs steep hills and drops back into thick pine forests.
With the long history and traditions of Longfellow Elementary School, the Salida School District wants to invite students, parents and the community to join us in celebrating our new school.
2014 Salida Classic – 10th Anniversary
Three Days of Bicycle Racing
Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20
Positions – Course marshal, food/beer tent, registration, & general
Sponsored by Salida Cycling
The Salida Police Department is arranging transport of Daniel James Archambeau, 21 years old of Salida, from Kingman, Arizona to Salida. He is expected to arrive in Salida over the weekend and will be held in the Chaffee County Detention Center awaiting his first court appearance.
The July 4th Masonic Breakfast will be held from 8 – 11 AM at 140 W. 3rd Street (at the corner of 3rd & G). Enjoy pancakes or biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice.
The grant, applied for in March by former Community Development Director Michael Yerman with assistance from Salida-area Parks Open-space and Trails President Donna Rhoads, will help fund construction of a 2.5-mile continuous trail extending from downtown Salida to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Sands and Frantz Lake Wildlife Areas.
This coming Monday, June 23rd from 9:00 A.M. to noon, volunteers are needed to help paint ladders for stock tanks at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Shop. Please RSVP.
The Denver Forum, Monarch Outreach Community and The Friends of the SteamPlant proudly present a luncheon presentation with author Tom Clavin on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at noon in the SteamPlant Ballroom.
We expect a bigger harvest than usual, so will be needing more volunteers this year.
Search and rescue teams were called out twice over the FIBArk weekend to assist visitors to Chaffee County.
Okay, I called again today and it appears the local office is as frustrated as we are. Here’s what you do, and it’s important that we all do this…
Programs like this matter more than you might imagine. According to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs the suicide rate among veterans is 22 per day and countless others struggle with the effects of post traumatic stress disorder, lives upset by multiple deployments, financial difficulties and delayed benefits. Veterans have a long history of helping our own and this program is a good example of vets helping vets.
Guidestone, LiveWell Chaffee County and the Salida School District are collaborating with the Colorado Farm to School Task Force to host a series of engaging Farm to School related events in Salida, Monday and Tuesday July 7-8.
Dr. Robert Hunter, director of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center and Orthopedic Center of Excellence at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC), has been selected for the Best Doctors in America 2014 database.