Posts Categorized: From the City

Salida Homicide Investigation

A 47 year old Salida man was found deceased in his home in the 300 block of West Second Street Saturday, June 14th. A neighbor called the Salida Police Department at approximately 8:45 a.m. to report. Once on scene, officers did confirm the white male subject was dead.

Employment Opportunities with the City of Salida

The City of Salida currently has several employment opportunities. Click the position below to see a detailed position description.


Community Development Director

Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer   Police Dept Employment Application


Municipal Worker I


Pool Custodian

Use this general Employment Application for all positions except the Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer. Full job descriptions and employment applications are also available at department offices.

Applicants must pass a background check in addition to other requirements specific to the position.

Chief Clark Encourages Traffic Safety and Courtesy

Hello to all from the Salida Police Department. As I know most everyone from Salida is hoping we see much more of the wet spring snow as we need the moisture. Our department has been busy so far well in to the spring time. Currently, we are in the hiring process for one police officer and a code enforcement employee. We hope to have the selection process done in March for the police officer and by April for the code [...]

Call for Entries: Creative Bike Racks

The City of Salida, LiveWell Colorado and Salida Creative District are opening a Call for Entries for an artist/artists, contractors, architects, or designers to design and construct a total of 4 bikes racks for the Creative District. The City is partnering with LiveWell Chaffee County on the funding of these bike racks. The City will install the bike racks at four locations within the Creative District. A key goal of the City of Salida is to have the pieces be [...]

City adopts energy plan

Given the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability while simultaneously saving citizens money, the City of Salida took advantage of the Community Energy Efficiency Planning Program, a pilot program offered by Xcel Energy in 2013.

H Street Plan Moving Forward

After hearing input from numerous residents at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Council decided to move forward with the H Street rebuild project.  The street design was modified to widen the parkways from 4.6 feet to 6 feet, allowing several mature street trees to be saved in the project area. The larger parkway will also provide additional room for new plantings to grow and allow larger tree species to be planted.

Public Works Director Bob Salmi said the next step is [...]