Opinion

Open letter to Salida Aspen Concerts

My husband and I were excited to attend the Salida Aspen Concert featuring Orli Shaham on Saturday evening. We brought our six-month-old daughter, Amelie, to enjoy the show as well. Shortly upon entering, Amelie was greeted with “I hope you can be good. If you cannot, we will have to ask you to leave.”

Opinion

Reader supports Kathryn Wadsworth for Commissioner

I am writing this letter in support of Kathryn Wadsworth for Chaffee County Commissioner. I am voting for Kathryn because I believe that she will embrace the true intent of a public servant, that of listening and responding to the will of the people.

Opinion

The Salida Community Garden Turns 10

On September 8th from 5-7 PM, Garden organizers, past and current plot holders, and anyone who has ever planted a seed or aspires to, are invited to celebrate. Please join us at the Garden at the intersection of 2nd and I Streets for a block party potluck. There will be a musical performance by Lupe Balazos, face painting, and informative tours of the Garden and composting area. In the spirit of the Community Garden, we hope you’ll consider dressing as your favorite vegetable!

From the City

Harriet Alexander Field Hosts Soaring Camp

The Soaring Society of Boulder will hold their annual soaring camp over Labor Day weekend at Harriet Alexander Field Airport. This annual camp has been held at Harriet Alexander Field for at least the past 11 years. This event is open to the public, but attendees will need to check in at the terminal to be identified and given rules concerning conduct, aircraft and airport operations. Towing operations usually begin at around 11:00 a.m., weather permitting.

From the City

Recycling Services

Angel of Shavano Recycling will replace collection containers behind the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center Tuesday, August 28. While recycling operations will continue Tuesday, the City recommends not recycling that day in order to make for a smooth transition. All Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments recycling containers will be removed by August 31.

From the City

Land Use Code Update

Over the past year, the Planning Commission has been working on updates to the land use code. A public hearing is scheduled with the Planning Commission on August 27th at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers for the updated land use code. Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Recreation

American Christian Vande Velde named champion of 2012 USA Pro Challenge

“I was really excited yesterday after I stole some time from Tejay van Garderen and was able to keep close to Levi Leipheimer. It was an amazing race, straight to finish,” said Vande Velde. “The opportunity to participate in a race like this, of this caliber is a beautiful thing. As long as there are races like the USA Pro Challenge in America, I want to race as long as I can. The crowds are so positive and so happy.”

Recreation

Salida Mountain Trails gets a new web site

Salida Mountain Trails (SMT) has had a great year. An influx of riders, hikers and runners have been hitting the area in recent months bringing smiles and dollars, so SMT felt it was time to step it up and build a fresh new web site.

Announcements

LTUA celebrates Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week at Bensons

Come celebrate Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week by having a beer with the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas! We will have a table set up at Benson’s Tavern and Beer Garden, 128 North F Street, Salida, CO, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, 2012.

Enjoy a cold beverage or a tasty meal at Bensons on Saturday afternoon and talk to the Land Trust about what we have been up to lately. Find out about the [...]

Announcements

Meet the Land Trust of the Upper Ark at Benson’s on Saturday

Come celebrate Colorado Land Conservation Appreciation Week by having a beer with the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas! We will have a table set up at Benson’s Tavern and Beer Garden, 128 North F Street, Salida, CO, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, 2012.

Announcements

Vapor Trail 125 Mountain Bike Race Needs Volunteers – September 8-9, 2012

The Vapor Trail 125 High Altitude Ultra-Marathon Mountain Bike Race (September 8-9) needs at least 20 additional volunteers—everything from aid station help to motorcycle sweeps.  http://vaportrail125.com/ Proceeds from this event go to Salida Mountain Trails.  Contact Earl Walker at earlbobdh@gmail.com to let him know how you can help. In addition to helping out SMT, you will get to see some amazing ultra endurance athletes as they take on this incredible

Health and Wellness

Submitting Free & Reduced Meal Benefit Forms Can Make Healthy Meals Available to More Students

The Salida School District, Buena Vista School District Food Service and LiveWell Chaffee County are asking parents to submit free and reduced meal benefit forms for the 2012-2013 school year regardless of whether or not they think they will qualify and even if they choose not to participate in the program. Household incomes are significantly lower in Chaffee County than in other areas in Colorado and many people that are eligible for benefits are not filling out the paperwork and therefore, their children are falling through the cracks of these wonderful programs.
Turn in your paperwork before October 1, 2012, to help the school children of Chaffee County be better served.

From the City

BikeFest – Celebrating Bikes of All Kinds!

The City of Salida will host the first ever Salida BikeFest from September 12 – 16. BikeFest has several goals, which include promoting safe bicycling, getting more people on bikes, helping local bicycling/trail organizations with awareness and fundraising, and of course just having fun in Salida celebrating bikes!

Local

Party in Riverside Park Supports AADA

Everyone is invited to join the riders and AADA in Riverside Park from 1 to 5 pm on August 26th. Tickets cost $20 per person and include lunch, Eddyline beer, nonalcoholic beverages, access to a fantastic silent auction and live music.

Arts

Bill’s Salida summer film 2012

With the help of Greg Follet of Fish Builders fame, My son Riley and I made this short film to celebrate summer and reflect my inability to get anything done when we are out and about

Announcements

Join Friends of Fourmile for a guided hike

On Saturday, August 25, members of GARNA’s Friends of Fourmile Chapter is leading their annual guided hike. This year’s hike will be shuttle-supported with mostly downhill off-trail exploration of the major ridge west of Forest Road 375. This moderately strenuous 3-4 mile hike offers spectacular views over the Arkansas River Valley as well as some of the most interesting rocky knobs for which Fourmile is famous. Hiking boots, hat, sunscreen, lunch, no pets and an adventurous attitude are recommended! The [...]