Posts Categorized: Announcements

Dine Out to Support Summer Food and Mountain Lion Backpack Program for Students May 1-4th

Amicas and The Boathouse are donating a portion of their sales to the Healthy Meals 4 Kids (HM4K) Program during this “dine out” event May 1st-4th. In addition, Café Dawn is donating proceeds of their sales on Friday, May 2nd and Moonlight Pizza’s Moonlight Monday on Monday, May 5th will benefit HM4K, a program that helps ensure that all children in Chaffee County have access to healthy meals when school is not in session.

Explore the Golden Towers

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association is sponsoring a geology hike on Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Bob Hickey will lead the group on a journey to explore multiple geological formations in a section of the Arkansas Hills and along Dead Horse Gulch.

Salida Blood Drive

Salida Community Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 18 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Masonic Lodge – 140 W.Third St., Salida

To schedule an appointment, call 800-365-0006, Ext. 2, or sign up at, enter site code

Beyond Aldo Leopold – public lands in the western U.S.

Join the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) for this follow-up to Wendell Winger’s presentation last March. At the beginning of the 20th century Theodore Roosevelt established 234 million acres of public lands in the U.S. These lands include wildlife refuges and national forests that American’s know and enjoy. The way the public uses these lands, determined to a great extent by how we perceive them, influences the way people live in the western U.S. today. Perception of public lands, [...]

Salida Schools Earns State Distinction Thanks to Healthy School Food Collaboration

In December, the State Board of Education named Salida Schools as a District of Distinction. Typically this recognition is awarded to less than 10% of districts in the state, and is based on academic achievements, graduation rates, test scores, and attendance.

Salida School District Superintendent Darryl Webb believes that a complete culinary overhaul of school meals has played an essential role in gaining the District of Distinction accreditation.

Integrate Open House | 2.1.14

INTEGRATE is celebrating its 1 year anniversary in conjuction with Salida Rec Department Fitness Challenge with an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Feb 1st from 9am-5pm. Free classes and seminars throughout the day to the

Discovering Natural Dyes

GARNA, the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, is offering a class on natural dyes. Participants will learn to make and use a variety of plant, insect and vegetable dyes. Instructor Sara Ward will have on hand silk and wool fiber samples for practicing technique and there will be finished products for viewing and purchase. Sara studied natural dyes, weaving and dye gardens at the College of the Atlantic in Maine. The class will take place on Saturday, February [...]

Rush (not Limbaugh) news

Central Colorado Humanist Member Marty Rush has agreed to try out his stand-up comedy routine at the Human Lights party, so make sure you will be there: December 21, 6:30 to 9 pm, at the Salida Community Center. And you won’t want to miss Marty on Dan Weis’s radio show on KHEN, this Thursday, Dec.19, at 10 am.

Crest Crank looking for paid fundraising event coordinator

Alliance Against Domestic Abuse is looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to organize the Monarch Crest Crank mountain bike fundraiser. The event will be held in conjunction with Salida Bike Fest on Sept. 14, 2014 and will require securing sponsorships, coordinating logistics, and working with partners.

Elected Officials Contact Information

Elected Officials contact information is available here:

All elected officials have an e-mail address of

For Keith Baker, Tom Yerkey and Mike Bowers their e-mail addresses will continue to be activated in addition to the @salidaelected for a few weeks to allow for the transition.

Holman Crosswalk Project Postponed Due to Weather

Due to the current weather conditions the Holman Ave Crosswalk Project has been postponed until December 2.  Holman Ave has been reopened.  City of Salida is asking drivers to use caution when driving down Holman Ave. We also appreciate your patience while we complete this project. Any questions can be directed to 539-6257.

Ed Quillen Anthology Now Available

Popular Denver Post columnist and long-time Salida resident Ed Quillen died suddenly last June, leaving behind a lifetime of writing, including thousands of weekly columns.

Abby Quillen, his daughter, has compiled his later columns into a sequel to his 1998 collection, Deep in the Heart of the Rockies. The new anthology is entitled Deeper into the Heart of the Rockies, and it is for sale now at, The Book Haven in Salida, and a growing list of other booksellers. [...]

Dine Out for Healthy Meals 4 Kids Today through Sunday

With close to half of the children in Chaffee County on free and reduced lunches and over 4,000 lunches served through the summer food program this summer, Amica’s and LiveWell Chaffee County are partnering with local restaurants and coffee shops to raise the funds needed to cover the addition of Friday lunches and assist with the Mountain Lion backpack program in Salida.