So why, if Salida’s fiscal health is strong, is the emotional state of the community in such turmoil? The voters have determined in strong numbers that the community will not pursue a home-rule charter. For some, this reflects a lack of trust in the current local government and for others constructive effort on a charter did not seem possible in light of the apparent anger and hostility.
Parent’s Night Out THIS Saturday….Drop the kids off with Salida Recreation and graduates from the Babysitting 101 Class for only $10 for 3 hours ($5 additional siblings)– at the Scout Hut. You could go enjoy “Dance Salida Dance” at the Steamplant, grab dinner, drinks, and a movie (Les Miserables and Django Unchained, both Oscar nominees, are playing), or just unwind at home. Call Maggie at 539-5703 with any questions. No preregistration
Modern dance, Broadway, tap, jazz, hip hop, tango, African and contra dance will be performed. All proceeds from the shows on Sat., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Jan. 27, 3 p.m, will benefit Friends of the SteamPlant.
Bruce Hayes will be at Benson’s Tavern, 128 N. F St., Salida, this Sat., Jan. 19, 8 to midnight.
The inauguration party will be held Mon., Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. instead of Sun., Jan. 20, as original announced.
The hospital’s Family Birthing Center’s event is Sat., Jan. 26, 1 to 4 p.m. in the second-floor conference rooms.
The new ice rink at Centennial Park next to the pool is open for public skating Friday and Saturday morning, 9 to 11 a.m.
Open hockey for the public will be Saturday night, 7 to 9 p.m. with another possible session as interest and weather permits.
With almost a 60 percent turnout, Salida votes came down to Yes: 432; No: 1,446.
The two-hour show of adventure films will be screened on Thurs., Jan. 17, 7 p.m.
By 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, 855 ballots of approximately 1,800 ballots were counted with 161 voted yes and 694 voted no on the question of whether Salida should form a home-rule charter commission.
City workers available 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., all week. With the rising number of frozen meters, residents are asked to please keep their water running a stream the size of a pencil.
Voters who have not received a ballot and are registered voters in the city limits should contact Audrey Gilpin, designated election official, at City Hal.
The district will host its first of several biweekly meetings on Wed., Jan. 23, 6 p.m., in the Longfellow gymnasium.
Sheriff, undersheriff host party Thurs., Jan. 17, 4 p.m., at Country Bounty for Joe McGuire.
The award-winning entertainer performs a myriad of musical styles that he calls “Rhythm & Celtgrass.”
Arkansas Valley Music and Dance and Salida Rec invite you to the lively dancing and live music of the Salida Contra Dance this Sat., Jan. 19, at the Scout Hut in Riverside Park.
I remember the many conversations we have had throughout the district this summer and fall. I want to continue those discussions as this new session begins.
She explains her involvement in Salida in a question-and-answer format.
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The group will offer a presentation, exploring community interest in starting a nonprofit SCORE chapter in the county.