Press Releases

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, [...]

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High Country Bank donates $25K to HRRMC Foundation

The HRRMC Foundation received a $25,000 gift on July 2 from High Country Bank to kick off its fundraising efforts to raise $150,000 from community members and businesses to purchase equipment for a new center for breast health at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.


Op-Ed: Salidan’s Water and Sewer Fees Used to Develop Vandaveer

The City Council broke their promise when they said that the NRCDC board would consist of a majority of Salida citizens. Councilmen Yerkey and Baker sit on the NRCDC board, potentially benefiting from any diversion of city funds to the NRCDC.

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Salida Community Blood Drive – Tues, July 15

Tuesday, July 15
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Steam Plant Event Center, 220 W. Sackett Ave.
To schedule an appointment, call 800-365-0006, ext. 2
or sign up at Enter site code No. 0328A.
Donors receive a FREE insulated


Vote to Send Elevation Brewery into the Finals of KDVR Brewery Cup

Vote this morning to help Chaffee County’s hometown brewery, Elevation Beer Company, win its semi-final round matchup against an Aurora brewer in KDVR’s Colorado Brewery Cup.

The Cup started a week ago, pitting 200 Colorado brewers in a public voting contest to crown the best brewery in the state. Elevation has been winning each of its matchups handily until yesterday’s quarterfinal when it had a last-minute rally to win by just 34 votes.

Vote this morning- one vote per device - then stay tuned and vote [...]

From the Sheriff's Office

Body of missing rafter found

The victim, Amanda Taylor of Vernal, Utah was tossed from the raft when it rode over a diversion dam on the river at about 10pm Saturday.


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 [...]