Posted by The City of Salida on January 31, 2014
To the residents of Salida from the city.
The City of Salida’s Public Works Department has postponed work on H Street for the removal of marked trees within the parkways on H Street from 3rd to 10th Street. Several members of the City Council made the request to postpone removal until after their meeting on February 4th. The work consists of removing 15 trees.
Due to the current flexibility in the Public Works Crew’s schedule and in order to not have to [...]
Posted by The City of Salida on January 31, 2014
The City of Salida invites all interested, qualified persons or firms capable of providing the required products, to submit bids for the Design and Fabrication of Wayfinding Signage.
The city is considering the selection of a sign fabricator for the implementation of wayfinding signs within City limits over the next 3-5 fiscal years. A preliminary Wayfinding Plan has been created outlining the different types of signs and locations.
Bids are due by 4pm on February 24, 2014. To get updated information prior [...]
Posted by Admin on January 30, 2014
An avalanche warning for the northern and portions of the central mountains of Colorado, including the Sawatch range, was issued by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center at 8:41am today (Thursday).
Heavy snow is likely to continue through Thursday. Avalanche danger is quickly rising to the high level four category. Natural and human-triggered slides are likely. Some of these may be very large and dangerous. Backcountry travelers are advised to stay well clear of avalanche terrain on Thursday. This statement is of particular interest [...]
Posted by Citizen Team on January 30, 2014
We could lose this thing! Several mining claims astride the river threaten the ecosystem.
Posted by Christopher Kolomitz on January 30, 2014
Organizers of the FIBArk Whitewater Festival presented by Eddyline Brewing are busy this winter making plans for the annual summer festival.
Celebrating its 66th year, FIBArk will be June 12-15 when hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators come to Riverside Park and the banks of the river. Organizers have begun their sponsorship outreach and have started the process of preparing for the four-day event. No major changes are anticipated in the festival’s traditional schedule.
Board members for the 2014 festival include [...]
Posted by Citizen Team on January 29, 2014
The Final Scene
Released: January 2014.
The creative path is a long and winding road, so Jason Koski wasn’t surprised by the circuitous journey he took in recording The Final Scene.
Born in Duluth, Minnesota and raised in nearby Grand Rapids, Koski’s early introduction to music came in the form of his grandmother playing old-time country songs around the house as she went about her daily chores. A self-taught musician, Koski credits a diverse genre of influences from the heavy [...]
Posted by Jeff Auxier on January 29, 2014
On January 28th, The Mountain Mail reported on page 16 that I suggested dwelling units be limited to 25 feet in height at the January 27 Planning Commission meeting. That is not exactly what I said. There was a fair bit of technical discussion last night, so confusion is understandable.
The new and old Salida zoning codes contemplate that single family dwellings up to 35 feet tall might be built on commercial lots already containing commercial structures. Thirty five feet seems [...]
Posted by Tom Jacobson on January 28, 2014
Last week the city’s purchase of 80 acres in the Arkansas Hills to the north of the city was finalized. The mayor, council, city administration and the Lowrys should be commended. This transaction will keep this land open for recreation and wildlife as well as protect the views from our city. The purchase was consistent not only with our comprehensive plan, but also with the intended use of Conservation Trust Fund money, which was employed for the purchase.
This particular piece [...]
Posted by GARNA on January 28, 2014
GARNA, the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, is offering a class on natural dyes. Participants will learn to make and use a variety of plant, insect and vegetable dyes. Instructor Sara Ward will have on hand silk and wool fiber samples for practicing technique and there will be finished products for viewing and purchase. Sara studied natural dyes, weaving and dye gardens at the College of the Atlantic in Maine. The class will take place on Saturday, February [...]
Posted by The City of Salida on January 28, 2014
When it’s cold and windy outside, what do you do with your kids? Kids, especially the young ones, are often unwilling to snuggle and drink cocoa all day on a miserable day—and we all know how important physical activity is to a growing child! And while winter has its many laudable qualities, the ability to quickly get the kids out of the house and active is not one of them.
Rowdy at Riverside is an on-going Salida Recreation program to help [...]
Posted by Citizen Team on January 27, 2014
The Ark Valley High Rollers, Chaffee County’s flat track roller derby team is seeking community organizations to partner with for the 2014 season.
At each home meet AVHR will present $300 to an area non-profit organization. Applications and requirements to become a partner are on the AVHR web page: http://arkvalleyhighrollers.com/community/community-partners/ - deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.
The Ark Valley High Rollers is a non-profit organization and a member of the WFTDA Roller Derby
Posted by Susan Tweit on January 20, 2014
I am writing to comment on the storm-water drainage plan associated with the rebuilding of H Street. I attended the Public Meeting January 9th about the H Street Project because I was concerned about comments from Public Works Director Bob Salmi that the storm-water drainage from H Street would be routed into “that ditch by Safeway.”
Posted by Citizen Team on January 20, 2014
This weekend, Salida’s third collaborative dance project, the 2014 Dance Salida Dance takes to the main stage for another memorable event showcasing a diversity of local talent.
Posted by Citizen Team on January 20, 2014
KHEN 106.9 FM presents the Colorado Symphony’s Principal harpist Courtney Hershey Bress and cellist Judith Galecki, performing various works for harp and cello. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Posted by The City of Salida on January 20, 2014
The City of Salida now has a YouTube Channel. Recordings of the City Council meetings will be posted on this site.
You can access the YouTube Channel here. Currently, the H Street Work Session and Public Meeting is uploaded on the channel.
The January 21, 2014 City Council Meeting is available on the City’s YouTube Channel. You can access the channel by going to the City’s homepage at www.cityofsalida.com and clicking on this icon on the right side of the homepage, or by following [...]
Posted by Admin on January 20, 2014
SALIDA BONFILS BLOOD DRIVE
Salida Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 21
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 http://www.bonfils.org/ , enter site
Posted by Diane Amdur on January 19, 2014
Denver Public Schools, the fastest-growing urban school district in the country, continues to pioneer the education industry through a unique learning model that’s recruiting business professionals and career-changers with no teaching experience to create a new generation of teachers leading innovative solutions in the classroom.
This timely recruiting model is a win-win for teachers, students and the community. “Talented, effective teachers at any point in their career are incredibly important for student success,” said Shannon Hagerman, director of Teacher Preparation [...]
Posted by Admin on January 16, 2014
According to the latest state data, drilling and fracking operations led to 495 chemical spills in Colorado in 2013. Nearly a quarter of spills impacted groundwater or surface water, refuting the oil and gas industry assertion that drilling and fracking never pollutes water. The inaugural edition of the new Colorado Toxic Release Tracker from the Center for Western Priorities (CWP) details those spills and their impacts on Colorado’s land and water.
“The numbers show oil and gas operations were responsible for more than [...]
Posted by Jimmy Descant on January 15, 2014
New information on ‘Drones Down,” from Alison Brown.
These are good links addressing the ongoing discussion on privacy and the rules issued by the FAA to date to assure privacy is protected when using UAVs. http://1.usa.gov/1apBY4o
And this link has a good summary of the existing privacy legislation that is already in place that applies to drones, as well as a discussion on recent additional legislation (Federal and State) being worked for UAV operations. http://bit.ly/LfqWsS
You can read the original letter from Jimmy Descant below. [...]
Posted by Jimmy Descant on January 14, 2014
In an effort to spark more interest in the Creative Arts District, I have taken it upon myself to rally all the Salida creatives and make take the first step getting artists and all other creative businesses registered and ‘exposed’ on our site.
We started with just 6 and now we’re at 18! Let’s get to 100!!! Go to our website: http://salidacreates.com/ - click “JOIN” and add your info and upload your unique pics!
Thanks, Jimmy Descant, the Rocketman, but not