You have a right to know about GMO in your food

Make your voice heard! Sign the “Right to Know – Label GMO Foods” petition here in Chaffee County. Visit the Salida Farmer’s Market any Saturday or contact Judy Wagner at 719-221-9396 to add your name. Show that the citizens of Chaffee County do care!

You have a right to know what is in our food and what we are feeding our families. With mainstream news coverage and legislation in Congress highlighting the issue of genetically engineered foods nationwide, Genetically Modified Organism [...]

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Sheriff announces first Citizen Police Academy

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.

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Massive Art Attack Called ALT/WALK!

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.

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.