An interview with author Gail Storey

Gail Storey is the author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail. Along with authors Karen Durica and Sue Baer, she will be reading at the Book Haven’s Dies Librorum on Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm. This is a potluck, so RSVP to The Book Haven at 719-539-9629 or

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is 2,663 miles long, stretching from Mexico to Canada, and is considered one of the world’s great hiking [...]


Thanks from the Pro Challenge committee

The dust has cleared, the riders have sprinted away, and our local organizing committee is wrapping up our time as a host for the Monarch Mountain Stage Finish of the USA Pro Challenge. It was an incredible week of racing, and Chaffee County and Salida shone on national television like no other stage (literally…we were one of the only sunny stages!)

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Adopting a dog or cat from AVHS? Get a gift certificate from Gone to the Dogs

The incentive program is called 10-10-10. Gone to the Dogs will give adopters a free $10 Gift Certificate to be used within 10 days and GTTD will give back 10% of the total sale to AVHS. The goal of the program is to help adopters defray associated costs with new adoptions and to give money back to the shelter.

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Ark Valley High Rollers seeking chili cookers

The Ark Valley High Rollers are hosting a pre bout Tailgate Party and Chili Cook-off competition at Elevation Beer Company (115 Pahlone Parkway Poncha Springs). The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday September 6th, immediately preceding the bout between Ark Valley High Rollers and Durango Roller Girls.


Court quashes unconstitutional power grabs

Perhaps your readers missed this. Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court handed down two decisions related to unconstitutional power grabs – one by the EPA; the other by the President.


Volunteers needed for High School Mountain Bike Racing

Get involved with the CO League as a race weekend volunteer! The race series relies on volunteers to deliver a safe and quality race while supporting these student-athletes in their personal and team pursuits.

We have a lot of volunteer positions to choose from – there’s a position for everyone.

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HRRMC Foundation receives $25K grant from El Pomar

The hospital’s goal is to open a center for breast health that is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons so that women in our region can receive state-of-the-art breast cancer detection and treatment services locally.


Which political party represents your view?

Although we will not choose a new president in this election, we will make important choices: a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative, the Colorado Governor and several other state-level officials, a Colorado Senator, and a Colorado Representative, to name a few.

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Streets will be closed for bike race – Wed, Aug 20

Parked vehicles on the affected streets must be removed the night before (Tuesday, August 19) by 10:00 p.m. If vehicles are left on the course after 10:00 p.m. on August 19 they will be towed at owner’s expense.

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HRRMC sports med expands to Leadville

The HRRMC Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center is expanding its practice to Leadville beginning Thursday, Aug. 21. Appointments are available with Karli Dimino, PA-C, two Thursdays per month at St. Vincent Hospital Outpatient Services, 822 W. 4th St.

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City hires new deputy clerk

The City of Salida is delighted to welcome Christian Samora as the newly hired Deputy City Clerk. Samora’s first day with the City was Tuesday, August 12th.

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HRRMC to host rummage sale and cookout – Tues, Aug 19

The HRRMC Auxiliary is hosting a rummage sale and community cookout on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Salida Community Center, 305 F St., Salida. The rummage sale runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is followed by the cookout from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Three physicians relocate to Salida

Three physicians are relocating their offices from the HRRMC Medical Clinics on Highway 50 to the main campus at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, 1000 Rush Drive, Salida.

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Benson’s to host family fun night – Aug, 13

Benson’s Tavern will host a night of family fun on August 13th, featuring the Salida Circus. A special kid friendly menu will be available from 5 PM – 7 PM on the patio, with interactive entertainment and activities for the kids from Salida Circus’s acrobats, jugglers, and magicians.

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FYI BBQ – Thurs, Aug 14

Family & Youth Initiatives (FYI) will hold a Back To School BBQ on Thursday, August 14th at the Buena Vista Riverside Pavilion (East Main Street). Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 6:00PM until 8:00PM or until supplies last.