A tree, a hill and the 4-day week PART 3 of 3

So, then WHO are you suggesting we ask about how well the four-day week is working?
hill: Think
tree: …. Errrr, the…teachers?
hill: Bingo, the teachers, and who else?
tree: … The kids?


A tree, a hill and the 4-day week PART 1 of 3

hill: The Salida School District board moved to a four-day week last year.
tree: No, duh…er…why was that again?
hill: In part to save money.
tree: Did it save money?
hill: Yes, about 225,000 clams. I believe this would way one ton.
stack: cheese and rice, that’s a lot a’ clams!

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Stage Left, Salida Dance present Nutcracker

Stage Left Theatre Company has not presented a holiday show in two years. Actors, dancers and crew are thrilled to stage this adaptation of the famous ballet as a one-act play.

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Wishing Tree to benefit local shelter dogs

The wishes include special dietary treats, indestructible chew toys, orthopedic beds and winter coats, just to name a few. Of course, the dogs’ first wish is for a permanent home. The special gifts will add to each dog’s enrichment of life during time at AVHS.


Dance band Afrolicious back at the Vic

Afrolicious of San Francisco returns to the Vic on Sat., Dec. 1, at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover. The band’s music is best described as Afro-Disco-Funk-Dub-Electro-Soul-Latin-Brazilian. It is sure to pack the dance floor again.

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State offers sales, use tax workshops

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers free workshops on sales and use tax to enhance business owners’ knowledge. Classes are available throughout the state and online.

From the City

Chief Bess offers holiday fire prevention tips

Candles are widely used in homes throughout the holidays, and December is the peak month for home candle fires. The nonprofit National Fire Protection Association’s statistics show almost half of all home decoration fires are started by candles.

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Missing hiker found off Tabeguache

The hiker was not carrying the proper amounts of food, water or safety equipment to spend the night. Because of the moonlight, he was able to keep moving and stay warm enough.


‘Winter Light’ evenings of holiday music

The Noteables and You’ve Got Male will present “Winter Light” on Dec. 14, 15 and 16.
The program includes unusual arrangements of familiar carols, gospel, Celtic and whimsical winter selections. Special accompaniment provided by Leeta Bristow and Bob Campbell, guitars and Mary Cuyler, flute.

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Internal Medicine clinic to close in March

HRRMC’s decision to close the clinic was prompted by the news that both of its internal medicine physicians would be leaving the practice. Dr. John Ellis is retiring at the end of 2012, and Dr. Laura Donigan is relocating to Denver at the end of August 2013.


Peace sign response: free speech violation?

The manner in which the situation was handled raises compelling questions. Did the police officer overreact, taking action based on the symbol’s message? And were Bustos’ free speech rights violated because of this?


Holiday craft sale at hospital

Photography, paintings, jewelry, spa products, home decor and other items handcrafted by HRRMC employees will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefits the HRRMC Foundation.

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Open house for new general surgeon

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is hosting an open house for new general surgeon Jerry A. Smith, D.O., on Wed., Dec. 5, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Medical Clinics, 550 West Highway 50, Salida. The open house will be catered by Michelle Gapp.

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Crest students sell new products, services

Come find the perfect present for everyone on your holiday list! Market Night will be Nov. 29, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the High School Commons Area at 905 D St. Don’t miss this great opportunity to support our school and see all of the amazing products offered!


Land Trust thanks fund-raiser sponsors

We realize that small, locally-owned businesses are asked repeatedly throughout the year for donations and sponsorship, and they deserve a standing ovation for supporting many of the great events in our valley. Thank you for choosing to support the Land Trust.


Safety, skills, big fun in youth paddling course

This course is serious fun while building a foundation of skills for river running, play-boating or slalom racing. Watching children of all shapes and sizes load into boats, this sport is a great equalizer. Smaller, less athletic kids held their own with big, coordinated children who participate in every seasonal sport available.