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Moonlight Movies

What a better way to enjoy beautiful summer nights than with a movie among family and friends in Riverside Park!  Salida Recreation is proud to bring back this popular summer program in cooperation with our community sponsors:  The Salida Youth Advisory Council, Youth at Crossroads and Moonlight Pizza.  We encourage folks of ALL ages to come down to Riverside Park during these July evenings to watch a movie under the stars.  Bring a blanket [...]

Moonlight Movies

What a better way to enjoy beautiful summer nights than with a movie among family and friends in Riverside Park!  Salida Recreation is proud to bring back this popular summer program in cooperation with our community sponsors:  The Salida Youth Advisory Council, Youth at Crossroads and Moonlight Pizza.  We encourage folks of ALL ages to come down to Riverside Park during these July evenings to watch a movie under the stars.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and kick back [...]

Paddlefest begins May 28

Paddlefest is a unique event that offers educational opportunities for folks with a variety of interests – there will be something for everyone – families, individuals just learning about water sports to hard core professional kayakers.

Bicycles, a Wise Triple Play

I personally find great satisfaction from quietly cruising through town without drawing a glance, or zipping past a gas station where people are pouring money into their fuel tanks only to convert it into air pollution and possibly even weapons for unfriendly countries.

Auden Schendler

Auden Schendler, Sustainibility Director for Aspen Skiing Company will be speaking at the SteamPlant. The talk is the keynote address for the Whitewater Course and Parks conference and is free and open to the public. Auden wrote a great book called Getting Green Done, which details his… challenges, successes and failures in working to reduce the carbon footprint of the Aspen Skiing Co. Hope to see you

Indigenous Peoples: Ceremonial Areas of South Park and the San Luis Valley

Part of GARNA’s Our Sense of Place program…Becky Donlan will present information on “Ceremonial Areas of South Park and the San Luis Valley” including the various tribes who have inhabited the area and the stone structures being documented and researched. The program is presented by Native American Research and Preservation, Inc., a Colorado-based non-profit. Their mission is to preserve, interpret, and document Native American prehistoric and historic sites.

Becky Donlan is the president of the Native American Research and Preservation, Inc. [...]

What’s up there? The Subalpine Ecosystem

Part of GARNA’s Our Sense of Place Program…The subalpine ecosystem, dominated by Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir forests, is characterized by long, cold winters, brief, cool summers and high annual precipitation. US Forest Service biologist Mike Wrigley will talk about the common and rare plants and animals found in this challenging high-altitude environment and discuss some of the past, present, and future management issues and threats to this fragile ecosystem.

Mike Wrigley has been a professional Wildlife Biologist for over 25 [...]

Our Sense of Place’s final season is this summer

In August 2009, GARNA began a year long program learning about our place in respect to the Arkansas River bioregion. This program is designed to explore the natural world of the Upper Arkansas River Valley through seminars, outdoor adventures and activities to acquaint and promote a ‘rootedness’ in the place we call home. The Sense of Place program focuses on the many different segments that make up the whole of our ecosystem from the River to Alpine and Subalpine Flowers, [...]

This year’s Headwaters Institute open to the public

Join first-year rafting guides and others for a fun, interactive full day workshop on all things Arkansas River. The event will be held on Monday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park and the Scout Hut in Salida. This is a great overview for new residents or those who just want to learn more about the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Lectures and break-out sessions will be presented by numerous local and regional experts. Topics will include [...]

This year’s Headwaters Institute open to the public

Join first-year rafting guides and others for a fun, interactive full day workshop on all things Arkansas River. The event will be held on Monday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park and the Scout Hut in Salida. This is a great overview for new residents or those who just want to learn more about the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Lectures and break-out sessions will be presented by numerous local and regional experts. Topics will include [...]