From the Sheriff's Office

Woman missing after rafting mishap

A Utah woman remains missing after the raft she was in overturned during an outing on the Arkansas River near Salida late Saturday evening.

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Closures in effect for July 4th

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.

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Registration Open for Monarch Crest Crank

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.

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Volunteers needed for Salida Classic

Volunteers Wanted
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

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Von Hoene homicide update

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.

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Masonic breakfast – Fri, July 4

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.

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GOCO grant to help fund River Trail

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.


Browns Canyon expedition to help veterans

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.

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Rocketman across the state

Jimmy is now going full blast into his production of ALT/WALK with The Rogue Lot cast of characters at Benson’s this year, in conjunction with Artwalk.


Homicide in Salida UPDATE

The 47 year old Salida man found deceased in his home at 331 West Second Street Saturday, June 14th has been identified as Eric Von Hoene.

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Nonprofits to provide wilderness experience for veterans

Wilderness provides an opportunity to view your life in relation to something far greater and can help you find or create a stable center inside you, one that you can revisit when needed. This concept has proven itself over and over, from Outward Bound to Veterans Expeditions. Lives are changed for the better by the wilderness experience.

From the City

Salida Homicide Investigation

A 47 year old Salida man was found deceased in his home in the 300 block of West Second Street Saturday, June 14th. A neighbor called the Salida Police Department at approximately 8:45 a.m. to report. Once on scene, officers did confirm the white male subject was dead.