Posts By: Mike Harvey

Federal tax cuts starve local services

As Citizens of the Salida School District we are being asked to agree to property tax increases this fall to support the fiscal needs of the school district. When considering whether or not to support these initiatives it is helpful to consider the consequences of national economic policy and its impact on local government.

Arkansas River is the lifeblood of our communities

The Upper Arkansas River flows out of the high peaks above Leadville, Colorado on a journey that eventually leads to its confluence with the Mississippi in the State of Arkansas. In Chaffee County the Arkansas River has always served as the figurative and literal lifeblood of our communities. From fueling historic industry and agriculture to serving as the foundation of our current tourist based economy; the Ark is central to the identity of our high mountain valley.