Announcements

Let the Rec Fitness Challenge begin

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.

Announcements

Recreation board seeks members

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.

From the City

Customers urged to check for water leaks

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.

Press Releases

Second orthopedic surgeon joins HRRMC

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.

Announcements

Jive and Dive this Friday!

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

Recreation

Monarch opening Friday, more snow coming our way

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.

Announcements

Restorative Justice to get $5,000 grant

This award is a Heart of the Rockies Rural Philanthropy Days special community grant, designated for those organizations who participated in The Colorado Trust roundtable discussions in Salida.

Election

Home-rule candidates share bios: Part 2

The Citizen asked Home Rule Charter Commission candidates who they are, why they are running for a seat and why we should vote for them. The following candidates wrote their own bios, which are listed in the order received. In our Part 2 list, please meet candidates Lisa Malde, Vern Davis, Michael Scott, Mike Whittington, Mike Harvey, Lisa Connell, Billy Carlisle, Melodee Hallett and Jan Sebastian.

Letters

Reader clarifies confusion on home rule

Dear Editor,

The topic of Home Rule did not suddenly appear. Since my arrival in Salida in 2001, I have heard frequent discussions concerning the pros and cons of Home Rule. Being the talk of the town for years, last August your Council members decided to allow all of Salida’s citizens to participate in the discussion. That’s the job of our Council members, to bring to Council meetings what they have heard on Salida’s streets and in the coffee shops.

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Announcements

Proposals sought for Chisholm Park Pavilion

The City of Salida has issued a Request for Services for the Chisholm Park Pavilion project. If you would like to submit a proposal, please contact Theresa Casey at 539-6738 or Theresa.casey@cityofsalida.com.

Announcements

Statutory or home rule? Meet over coffee

Councilman Steve Stewart will be at the River’s Edge restaurant on Fri., Dec 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., to discuss the pros and cons of Salida as a home rule or statutory municipality. Stewart will meet with any interested citizens. This is not a presentation.

Announcements

Home rule commission candidates at forum

The League of Women Voters will host a public forum on home rule, including introductions and comments from candidates for the charter commission, on Wed., Dec. 12, 7 p.m., in Council Chambers in the Touber Builder. Or watch live on Optimum Channel 10.

Election

Home-rule candidates share bios: Part 1

The Citizen asked Home Rule Charter Commission candidates who they are, why they are running for a seat and why we should vote for them. These candidates wrote their own bios, which are listed in the order received. In our Part 1 list, please meet Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, Deb Juchem, Christine Sturgeon, Bill Smith, Merrell Bergin, Monika Griesenbeck and P.T. Wood. Watch for Part 2, with info on the other candidates.