Posts Categorized: News

High School Mountain Bike Team results

Fred Maxwell, head coach said of his team’s performance “I’m so proud of everyone! They really gave it their all. It doesn’t matter who wins out here since I know they are all working hard and having fun.”


The poll (right side) has been an interesting experiment in what our reader’s interests are, shall we continue? Does it reflect the community at large?

Fire Department uses pizza to celebrate fire prevention week

Salida Fire Department and South Arkansas Fire Protection District join forces with Local Pizza Businesses to deliver the Fire Prevention Message and Celebrate Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9

The National Fire Prevention Agency and communities across the United States are coming together to recognize the importance of home fire safety and have endorsed the theme of Fire Prevention Week as “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!”

Did you know that 85% of all fire deaths occur in the home and [...]

Where to Put Election Related Signs

Now that election season is upon us the City would like to remind citizens to be mindful of the placement of election related signs.  Election signs may be displayed on private property but are not allowed in the public right-of-way.  Remember that in the City of Salida, private property begins on the house side of the sidewalk.  Political signs may not be posted on public property including the area between the sidewalk and the street, on utility poles along the [...]

Chaffee County Public Health Flu Vaccination Clinic

Adult Walk-In Flu vaccination clinic in Salida at our office in the Touber Building Room 137 from 9am-3pm.

The regular seasonal flu shot will be available for $20 cash or check.
The new High Dose flu shot for those 65 and older is $30 for those not covered by Medicare Part B or who participate in a Medicare HMO Program.

Pneumococcal shots are available for $40.

Medicare Part B and Medicaid can be billed for both the flu and the pneumococcal vaccination with nothing out of [...]

Take a Kid Mountain Biking

In conjunction with the International Mountain Biking Association’s “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA), Absolute Bikes, and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) have scheduled a mountain bike ride along the Arkansas River east of Salida in the Point Barr to Howard area on Sunday October 3rd at 11:00 a.m.  This is an easy ride on a double track dirt road along the northeastern bank of the Arkansas River.  The ride will start [...]

Local artist shoots for the moon

Favorite local rocket man, Jimmy Descant, descends on Grand Rapids for a massive Art Prize. But, first he must win the hearts and minds of local attendees.

School garden a success

Salida School District Garden is slowly winding down its growing season and would like to extend a thank you to our community

Support the Little Rainbow Trail Fundraiser

Salida Mountain Trails is putting on a fundraiser at the Salida Cafe to help in the construction of the Little Rainbow trail on Methodist Mountain. The event will include door prizes and a silent auction and will feature the Groove

Be an Informed Voter

Fall remains my favorite time of year.  The beauty that is Chaffee County grabs the eye and the heart as the light makes its seasonal change.   Fall is also the season for elections.  Locally the most important issue on the ballot is 3A.  3A asks voters in the Salida R 32 J School District to approve a bond issue that matches a State of Colorado BEST grant that would fund a new High School.  It should be no surprise that a new building is long [...]

Amended City Council Agenda Posted


City Council Chambers

448 East 1st Street, Room 190

City of Salida, Colorado

AMENDED 9/16/10

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

The City Council may take action on any of the following agenda items as presented or modified prior to or during the meeting, and items necessary or convenient to effectuate the agenda items.


II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Led by Mayor Charles Rose


1.    For the purpose [...]

The Benefits of Recreation

As the seasons change so do our physical activity habits. Don’t let the chill in the air and the earlier sunset keep you from recreating this winter. The benefits of recreation are abundant: