Reader encourages support for Mitchell

Lori Mitchell is the most qualified candidate for Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder, so I am
voting for her.

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Join VOC and SMT for trail work this weekend – Sept 27 and 28

SMT will again join efforts with the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and the Forest Service to work on the new Cottonwood trail work on Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28. VOC requests that volunteers pre-register ASAP so they can plan for tools, supplies, food, and camping.


The final act of Ed Bartheld

On September 12th, the body of Ed Bartheld was found by his neighbors in the crawlspace of his home. It appeared that Ed had shot himself. He lived alone at the end of a road in the Ghost town of Turret Colorado. He was 92 years old. Fate placed me in the middle of this story, and I feel the need to tell it from my point of view. In my opinion, the media has covered it poorly. It’s complicated, but let me try to explain.


Amettis is a true professional

This letter is to express my appreciation for the work of our county coroner, Randy Amettis, for the cooperative relationship he has established with the sheriff’s office during the course of the past twelve years and to urge my fellow citizens to return him to office this November.

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GARNA photo contest deadline – Sept 30

Have you taken a nature photo in an upper Arkansas River valley locale that you think communicates the beauty, grandeur, delight or special quality of our area? Are you excited about the thought of sharing it with others?

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Folsom and Barris to perform at SteamPlant – Fri, Oct 3

Join us on the evening of October 3, 7:30, at the Salida SteamPlant for a performance with Rebecca Folsom and Sally Barris. Rebecca Folsom is known for creating new musical entities that are more compelling than the individual parts. That is saying a lot considering the powerhouse that she is and the incredible songwriter-performer that Sally is.

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Learn more about Chaffee County Mentors at informal gathering – Mon, Sept 22

Chaffee County Mentors (CCM) will hold a Mentor Meet & Greet on Monday, September 22nd
at the View Café in Buena Vista (733 US HWY 24 – next to the Best Western). Free coffee and conversation will be served from 8:00AM until 10:00AM. Chaffee County Mentors Program

Manager and current mentors will be available to provide information on becoming a mentor to a youth in Chaffee County. This event is free and open to the public.

Chaffee County Mentors Program is [...]


Lori Mitchell is the clear choice

As a sports professional Mitchell demonstrated her ability to persevere. As an entrepreneur, Mitchell gained the experience necessary to manage people, provide customers with excellent service, and control expenses.

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Public meetings for Salida Montessori Charter School

These are community meetings open to everyone in our Salida community. Please attend and encourage everyone you know who has an interest in Montessori education and/or the possibility of a public Montessori charter school in Salida to attend. The meeting will include information as well as an opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.

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350 Central Colorado expresses appreciation

The board members of 350 Central Colorado would like to expresses their appreciation to all the members of the Salida community that made our recent Disruption film event possible.


Banana Belt Loop Race!

Salida BikeFest is this week Thursday through Sunday, and as part of BikeFest the classic Banana Belt Loop Race will be happening on Saturday the 13th! The race will start at 11 AM from the F-Street Bridge. The course is a Salida classic bike ride, from town to Piñon/Juniper forest, then on up into the aspen on the Rainbow Trail at Bear Creek. The race first was run in 1989 or 1990 (according to the best information I have, please enlighten [...]

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Creative mixer to feature Pueblo artists – Thurs, Sept 11

This month’s Salida “Creative Mixer” is Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery. Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular social gathering is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and network on a casual basis.


An interview with author Gail Storey, part 3

On inner life and spiritual adventure – this is the third part of an interview with Gail Storey by editor Kate Rogers about her adventure on the PCT and her subsequent book about the experience. Gail will be reading from her work at the Book Haven on Tuesday, Sept 9, 6pm.

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“The Business of Art” – Mon, Sept 15

Bobbi Walker, founder and owner of Walker Fine Art in Denver will teach “The Business of Art” Creative Monday. The class is ideal for emerging artists, mid-career artists, art professionals, and art business owners/entrepreneurs who want to define or refine a long term professional strategy for your art career or business. The class will be held Monday, September 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida.