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It’s time to go FIBArking

Great weather to be outside with just enough heat to set the Arkansas at a perfect level for the river events. So grab your flip-flops and head for the river!

Best of Salida 2010 voting is open

Best of Salida is in it’s second year of production and culminates in an annual Reader’s Choice Poll listing the best of a wide range of categories.

Early Season Garden Tour

Ark Valley Permaculture
Early Season Garden Tour, Discussion and Dessert

Thursday, June 24, 6PM to 8PM
Meet at 438 G Street (promptly please)
Join us in touring five gardens. See how they are set up and discuss how each works.  Explore permaculture principles  in action.

Denise Ackert: food not lawns
Paula and Ed Berg: greenhouse produce production
Tom Pokorny: season extension in action
Anne and John Graham: personal greenhouse in adverse conditions
Merry Cox: edible food forest

And of course: luscious dessert and lively conversation about
sustainable gardens using Permaculture Principles

FIBArk Hall of Fame 2010

A German kayaker sponsored by Klepper, Erich Seidel first came to Salida in 1953 and paddled his way to become the champion of the Classic FIBArk Downriver Race.

A history runs through it

FIBArk’s 62nd year continues the rich and fascinating history of the whitewater festival. Whether the idea started as a result of idle talk over coffee by a group of Salida businessmen, or as a dare for bragging rights by boaters over beer, word of the Arkansas River Race challenge went mouth to mouth and people became interested.

Salida to BV Tourist Train Meeting

This meeting is being held to discuss forming a 501C non-profit organization that will make it possible for a concessioner to operate a tourist train from Salida to Buena Vista. Come and join us on June 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Salida Library (downstairs), 405 E St., Salida. Any questions? Call Sharon at

Colorado Farm To Table Community Celebration

The 15th harvest season opens with a celebratory event at the Smeltertown site, 7750 CR150 in Salida. Colorado Farm To Table will open its long-awaited 1,440 square foot greenhouse to the community.  The fun-filled family community celebration will feature a special dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting.  Enjoy live bluegrass music featuring Ashleigh Caudill & Narrow Guage, refreshments, and tours of the new greenhouse and shop. All are welcome to join the circle of friends, neighbors, volunteers and contributors who helped to make [...]