I perceive a trend that has been ongoing for a long time — and that is a movement away from elected officials actually running their cities.
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Our own ineffective Senatorial leadership can be replaced this November with a vote for Cory Gardner for US Senate.
This year is shaping up to be one of our best. However, we are still short a few positions over the course of the weekend.
Volunteers will receive food, water, and a 10th Anniversary Salida Classic t-shirt for their support.
Programs like this matter more than you might imagine. According to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs the suicide rate among veterans is 22 per day and countless others struggle with the effects of post traumatic stress disorder, lives upset by multiple deployments, financial difficulties and delayed benefits. Veterans have a long history of helping our own and this program is a good example of vets helping vets.
Commissioner Potts is not an ideologue. He understands that his duty is to serve the entire community, not just those who might vote for him.
Yerkey, Baker, Hanlon and MacDonald should consider very carefully what they seem about to do, the trouble and discord to which they expose the city in their “behind the scenes” secrecy and enthusiasm for the NRCDC, and the further potential financial liabilities they may impose upon the city by rash and illegal action.
Thank you to staff for an amazing production of the Summit, it came together well. But the job isn’t over.
Thanks to the generous support of our community including Amicas, Boathouse Cantina, Moonlight Pizza and Café Dawn, our spring dine out event raised $3,388! These funds will be used to assist with preparation and assembling of healthy meals, free of charge to kids in Chaffee County.
Love a historic property? Need a grant to help preserve it? Join Outreach Specialists from the History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) for a Community Roundtable on Thursday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Coaldale Community Building.
The elementary school will be let out a day earlier than the rest of the District due to the Longfellow construction. To fill this gap, Salida Recreation, in partnership with CSU Extension Office, 4H, Salida School Garden, Boys and Girls Club, and Amicas Pizza, will be offering a two-day pre-summer camp on Thursday, May 29th and Friday, May 30th.
Salida has proven to be a great host and site for conferences and events of this size. I am optimistic to see more of these types of events here in Salida in the future.
The Salida High School Junior parents, along with school staff, would like to extend our thanks to the many who helped us put on a great, safe event for our youth at the 2014 After Prom party.
I strongly agree with all who say that citizens should not be intimidated when pursuing their first amendment right to petition government for redress of grievances. But it is also important that no citizen be allowed to try to intimidate duly elected officials in the performance of their sworn duty.
As is always his drive in art and attention in creativity, Jimmy Descant, Salida’s Rocketman, has plenty ideas and projects hatched for the Colorado Creative Industries Districts Summit arriving at the SteamPlant and City on May 1-2.
Atmos Energy has proposed a rate increase of 4.43 percent and a return of equity of 10.4 for customers based in Colorado to become effective in May 5th.
If you have a non-conforming dwelling structure (one that violates existing setbacks but is allowed to continue) of any type, changes to Footnote 3 of Table 16-D of the new proposed Chapter 16 will take away your longstanding, valuable rights and privileges to rebuild it on its existing footprint.
It is now 3 weeks till Salida, Colorado’s first designated Creative District, will host the 3rd annual Creative Summit.
Did you know that in Colorado there is no requirement that a peace officer complete any training whatsoever beyond what he or she receives in the academy?
The 102-mile stretch from Leadville to Parkdale is easily Colorado’s longest Gold Medal water, and likely one of North America’s top five in terms of contiguous miles. On average, it supports some of the state’s biggest trout and largest stock, at over 170 pounds per acre.