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Dinner and social media at Creative Monday – Mon, Nov 10

The Salida Creative District will host the next Creative Monday “The Visual Advantage:Pinterest & Instagram Basics,” November 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant Event Center. The class will be taught by Lauren Swanson and will cover the visually based social media platforms, Pinterest and Instagram.

Open house for new physicians – Thurs, Nov 6

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) is holding an open house for six new physicians on its medical staff, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital atrium, by the main entrance. Everyone is invited to attend.

Art workshop rescheduled, register now

Salida Recreation will be hosting local graphic artist Lisa DeYoung for a 2 evening workshop entitled Accordion Ink. During the workshop, participants will explore different textures and inks to create a personalized accordion fold journal. The class will also take participants through a “personal mapping exercise,” making tangible the experiences of your daily life.

What did YOU eat today?

Let me guess: much of it was already prepared in factory kitchens hundreds of miles away and the main ingredients were corn or soy products (or both). Am I right? According to the USDA, 93% of corn, 94% of soybeans and 95% of cotton contain patented genetically engineered genes as well as 95% of sugar beets and canola according to industry reports. In addition, varieties of genetically engineered papayas, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, alfalfa and sweet corn have been approved [...]

Free tree-pruning workshop – Sat, Nov 1

The Colorado State Forest Service will offer a free tree-pruning workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in Salida. The workshop will include information for private landowners about why, when and how to prune a deciduous tree.

Yellowing pine needles normal in autumn

As aspens and cottonwoods in the Arkansas River Valley change from green to gold, many evergreen trees are going through a similar process. Their interior needles are changing from green to yellow or brown before dropping off as part of a natural shedding process, and not due to bark beetles or tree disease.

Every autumn, many Colorado evergreen tree species shed some of their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portion of the [...]

Proposed Mesa subdivision should be lower density

The only ones who gain in this effort are the City of Salida who will garner huge tap fees per unit and the developers who were able to get the land cheap. It does not help those who seek affordable housing.

HRRMC expands women’s services

Cheryl Edwards, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. Dr. Edwards is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and will provide gynecology services at the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Highway 50, Salida.

Stewart violated campaign finance law

How can voters support or trust an individual who clearly does not understand nor comply with basic campaign laws to be our Clerk and Recorder?

Alpine Orchestra announces fall season

The 45 piece symphony has members from throughout the Upper Arkansas Valley and elsewhere. Its new conductor, Beth Steele of Breckenridge, has selected works by Beethoven, Brahms. Berlioz, Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov for her debut performances.

A request to city council

I would like to request that each member of the Salida City Council publicly describe how they would deal with the financial ramifications should the proposed 2A initiative be passed.