The air of my holiday season has been changed drastically with the senseless act in Newtown, Conn., and even more so and forever for the over two dozen families in that town. I can’t begin to imagine the calamity, I can only send good thoughts their way.
This is a film I created after seeing the results of Salida community members embracing public education as an ideal.
The closest I’ve been to this kind of heartbreak was while working at the Rocky Mountain News at the time of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton. Watching the pained faces of the people in Newtown, that time feels raw again.
A community meeting will address safety concerns, new procedures and future plans on Wed., Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m., at the High School Auditorium.
The Public Works director says it is really important for each of us to do our part to keep the sidewalks safe for pedestrians.
In New Zealand, water might circle the drain the un-American way, but do the fish behave the same way as their northern counterparts?
Purchase a 2012/2013 Salida High School yearbook before prices go up to $60 after the break. Order online.
Salida 2012 year-end review, Garden to Cafeteria program, annexation and more to be covered at meeting on Tues., Dec. 18, 2012.
Victoria Tavern in Salida will host the Fort Collins-based band Better than Bacon on Sat., Dec., 15 at 9:30 p.m.
“The Spirit of Browns Canyon,” an environmental film that explores the beauty in our backyard, and “Ernest,” which touches on the winter escapades of San Luis Valley legend Ernie Wilkinson, and other exciting films will be screened at Salida High School on Thurs., Jan. 17.
Check out the photo of public middle school Crest Academy students having some fun with today’s date 12/12/12 at precisely 12 seconds after 12:12 p.m.
Up close, Salida painter Joshua Been’s alpine landscapes appear unrefined, chaotic and bold, a bumpy road of textures. But stand back and the shapes, values, edges and colors play their parts, coming together for a majestic moment in nature. Been will donate 30 percent of sales to the land trust at the nonprofit’s benefit party on Sat., Dec. 15, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Palace Hotel.
Some people say that cities with charters have higher taxes. That may be true but they also have more freeways. One does not necessarily follow the other.
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a veteran coach potato, the Fitness Challenge is sure to have something of interest to you. Salida Recreation and a wide variety of community partners will team up this year to offer tons of free classes, workshops and seminars.
The Salida Recreation Advisory Board serves as a link between City Council, city staff and the citizens of Salida, and assists in evaluating and prioritizing parks, trails, recreation and open-space projects. The board also helps evaluate funding sources.
Water meters have been programmed to return a “potential leak” warning when at least one gallon of water flows through the meter each hour for any 24-hour period. The Public Works department recently took a mid-quarter meter reading for data analysis purposes and about 260 meters indicated possible leaks.
Dr. Jonassen specializes in joint replacement surgery, including minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic trauma and limb reconstruction. His practice will complement Dr. Robert Hunter’s sports medicine practice in the HRRMC Orthopedic Center of Excellence.
Middle schoolers, come to a white elephant pool party! Everyone will get a surprise gift, and a chance to exchange your gift or keep your gift. Friday the 14th, 7 – 9 pm. $5, no punch passes accepted. See you
Monarch received 15″ of snow on Saturday night and the forecast is calling for more snow this week. We will open on Friday morning for the season, number of lifts and runs still to be determined.
Vert Skateboarding has gone big time along with its counterpart, action sports filmmaking. Two Salida brothers have combined their talents to create a two-minute short