The City Council broke their promise when they said that the NRCDC board would consist of a majority of Salida citizens. Councilmen Yerkey and Baker sit on the NRCDC board, potentially benefiting from any diversion of city funds to the NRCDC.
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For the last thirteen years we’ve been going to F Street for Halloween—though in recent years we go to see our friend’s kids, and each year we wonder why it’s open to cars?
Only 3 days remain to vote and the future of Salida is at hand. Maybe you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, “tuning out” all the newspaper letters, the yard signs and advertisements. Just taking care of day to day matters. Well, it will all come to pass in just 4 days, whether you get in the game or not. This is a mail in election and you need to act NOW.
The stakes are high and turnout has been curiously low [...]
The government shutdown is frustrating. But it doesn’t mark the end of the Republican party, as some have suggested. Here are 8 reasons why.
I would like to make the observation that I hear two distinct descriptions of the City of Salida. One description is very positive, the other description can only be described as completely gloom and doom. I will suggest that reality lies somewhere in between.
With the recent announcement that Attorney General Holder won’t try and block the Colorado and Washington laws legalizing recreational marijuana, we’d be in the market to sell a lot of shirts dude!
I love a good outlaw motorcycle gang as much as the next guy, especially when they are roaming the streets of Salida with big knives—and big smiles. The Mongols Motorcycle Club, sometimes called the Mongol Nation or Mongol Brotherhood, is an outlaw motorcycle club and alleged organized crime syndicate who recently visited Salida and had a darn good time at their “family reunion.” Being a family man, I went to meet some of my biking brothers.
According to a recent poll by Fairleigh Dickenson University, 29% of Americans think that “an armed revolution in order to protect liberties might be necessary in the next few years.” Another 5% are unsure.
Hide your kids, hide your
I was not paid thousands of dollars to offer my opinion on the SGM report. I offered my input and my research absolutely free of charge…
Unofficial results of Tuesday’s Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) Special Election show 570 votes cast with 66% preferring that directors continue to be limited to (2) 4-year terms.
Fresh coffee gets stale after 20 minutes. Is it any different for the HRRMC Board?
The longer a “good person” serves on the same government board, the stronger their tendency to lose touch with the voters. This leads to self-serving and bureaucracy-serving agendas — as we have now clearly seen demonstrated in the current board’s selection of ballot language….
The mail-in ballot application deadline looms in 8 days – less than 50 voters had applied last week out of 18,000 people who live in the Hospital District. Yet how many will find the time to vote in person on Tuesday May 7th? This may not seem to matter as much as county, state or federal elections, but stands to set a huge precedent making accountable governance harder for years to come.
Some facts that may [...]
As attendees of Senator Udall’s public forum on Browns Canyon Saturday we were impressed with the format, the openness and the large turnout. It represented the best of democracy in action.
HRRMC aka “The hospital” is narrowing its search for a new CEO to replace retiring Ken Leisher. What does this mean for you as a taxpayer and potential patient?
I want this hospital to act like they are part of the community, not just say they are. I want the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center powers that be to put the HEART back into the hospital.
I am appreciative for artists who help to raise this kind of dialogue, and as a long time friend, I will defend Jimmy as one of the most passionate peace promoters I know. But, as a parent, the two most important people in my life walk in those doors every morning.
Quality of life is in the eye of the beholder. From a second floor window near First and F, with a view to S Mountain, things are looking good to me.
The sky is deep blue with a trace of snow on the hills and Monarch got 6” last night. Downtown where I live, it’s quiet as people enjoy family and a special meal. There’s a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which is waking up every day [...]
The closest I’ve been to this kind of heartbreak was while working at the Rocky Mountain News at the time of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton. Watching the pained faces of the people in Newtown, that time feels raw again.
So, then WHO are you suggesting we ask about how well the four-day week is working?
tree: …. Errrr, the…teachers?
hill: Bingo, the teachers, and who else?
tree: … The kids?