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Mon-Ark Shrine Club breakfast – Sat, Aug 2

Pancakes ~OR~ Biscuits & Gravy
Includes: Scrambled Eggs – Sausage – Coffee – Juice
Saturday, August 2nd, from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$6.00 Per Person (Children under 6 FREE)
129 West Sackett Street (Corner of Sackett & G. St.)
Info: Call 539-2682

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Dinosaur Discoveries comes to Salida – Tues, Aug 12

GARNA has invited experiential educator John Hankla to bring a few cast dinosaur skeletons from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History to Salida and present a program about recent discoveries in Utah. Attendees will get up-close and see the “murderous monster” Terataphoneus and the bizarre Cosmosceratops.

Music

Scholarship winners to be recognized at Salida Aspen Concert – Wed, July 23

Claire Erickson of Buena Vista and Samuel McKnight of Salida — winners of music scholarships each worth $1000 – will be recognized on stage July 23 (Wed) during Salida Aspen Concerts’ third concert of the season at Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.

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350 Central Colorado sets board members, goals

The 350 Central Colorado organization has formally organized, after an active period working to raise awareness of the science of climate change and encouraging action to help fight it.

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HRRMC Foundation awards scholarships

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation awarded two $2,500 scholarships on July 11 to Riley Johnson and Amy Blakeslee, both of Salida.

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VOC launches “digital badges” program

The statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has launched its #YourCO digital badge program to recognize those who care for Colorado’s natural resources. The various badges allow people to showcase their skills and achievements in outdoor stewardship online.

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GARNA to offer tour of historic St. Elmo

On Friday, August 8, the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) in cooperation with Historic St. Elmo / Chalk Creek Canyon Inc. (HSE/CCC Inc.) is presenting a tour of historic St. Elmo.

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Annual FYI silent auction to be held Fri, July 25

Family & Youth Initiatives is a prevention division within Chaffee County Health and Human Services and is comprised of Nurturing Parenting, Chaffee County Mentors, Youth @ Crossroads, and the Community Partnership for Families. FYI’s mission is to ensure Chaffee County families are the “Safest, most healthy, and self-sufficient in Colorado.”

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Salida SUP session, Sun July 20

Stand Up Paddling – or more commonly know as SUP – is currently the fastest growing paddlesport in the nation. SUP is a fun and easy way to get out on the water. Paddle boarding also offers a full-body workout and is know for its cross-training benefits for other sports like skiing, snowboarding, and biking.

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City seeks advice on community engagement

Delegates will meet just four times over a six week period for a focused discussion on current and possible approaches to how the City engages and communicates with the public, with the intent of providing solutions and recommendations.

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Pool to close for two months, beginning in September

The purpose of this project is to address humidity issues and make repairs to the clerestory, windows and the make-up air unit in order to provide a more comfortable atmosphere and prolong the life of the building, which was built in 1937.

From the Sheriff's Office

Boater dies near Fisherman’s Bridge

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 1230 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred between the Fisherman’s Bridge area and Browns Canyon located approximately 8 miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado.

According to witnesses who were in the area at the time said they observed an unidentified male become lodged on a rock near Fisherman’s Bridge. The male dislodged his boat and headed for shore. The [...]

From the Sheriff's Office

Kayaker dies in Pine Creek

On 07/11/2014 at approximately 2:49 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred in the Pine Creek Rapid section of the Arkansas River, approximately 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado.

According to witnesses, the victim, Johnathan M. Kennedy, 40 years of age, from Fayetteville, Arkansas was kayaking in the Pine Creek rapid section of the Arkansas River when his kayak overturned in those same rapids. Kennedy, [...]