Let me guess: much of it was already prepared in factory kitchens hundreds of miles away and the main ingredients were corn or soy products (or both). Am I right? According to the USDA, 93% of corn, 94% of soybeans and 95% of cotton contain patented genetically engineered genes as well as 95% of sugar beets and canola according to industry reports. In addition, varieties of genetically engineered papayas, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, alfalfa and sweet corn have been approved [...]
Did you know that Storyville Cinema, downtown on 1st S Street is featuring indie films this month? Though-provoking and NEWLY RELEASED titles are now being shown AND in crisp digital format.
We’re talking films critically acclaimed and just now appearing in East Coast cinemas lucky enough to get some of the limited screenings available for these movies. Included among others this month are three that have just been reviewed in the New Yorker: “Robin Wright at The Congress“, “The Trip to Italy” and [...]
Make your voice heard! Sign the “Right to Know – Label GMO Foods” petition here in Chaffee County. Visit the Salida Farmer’s Market any Saturday or contact Judy Wagner at 719-221-9396 to add your name. Show that the citizens of Chaffee County do care!
You have a right to know what is in our food and what we are feeding our families. With mainstream news coverage and legislation in Congress highlighting the issue of genetically engineered foods nationwide, Genetically Modified Organism [...]
The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) has 3 openings for its Board of Directors. Self-Nomination/Acceptance forms are available now and must be submitted by February 28th, 2014. Contact Juanita Ward at 719-530-2231 for forms and more information.
In 2012, 1,114 voters chose 2 new directors from a hotly contested field of 8 candidates. Term limits voters imposed last May (and one seat that will be vacating) have opened up the running this year. Marilyn Bouldin and Charles J. [...]
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 [...]
On Tuesday, July 16th at 9:00 AM in the Commissioners Meeting Room 104 Crestone Ave. in Salida, the Chaffee County Commissioners will consider placing an issue on the November ballot at the request of the Chaffee County Republican Central Committee.
Efforts to obtain the actual proposal from the County have been unsuccessful, although it has been discussed that the proposed measure would include eliminating the sales tax revenue that municipalities received from Chaffee County. Bob Christiansen, County Director of General Administration [...]
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?
Vote Smart – Vote Now
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 [...]
On Tuesday, the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) Board announced the names of the 3 finalists in the search for a CEO to replace the retiring Ken Leisher.
Salida Hospital District directors will hold a special meeting to discuss the CEO selection process at Noon Friday (March 22nd).
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?
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 [...]
Downtown resident calls for a renewed focus, asks for community feedback.
May 1st is the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot for the Salida Hospital District Election where new Directors will be chosen. In 2012 there are 8 candidates running for 2 open seats. What’s the big deal this year? Certainly health care reform, rising costs and reduced provider reimbursements are on everyone’s mind. There has long been an air of mystery about the Salida Hospital District - how property taxes collected fund the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) and how [...]
Maybe you’ve missed the recent letters in the newspaper. The US Air Force is about to unleash an ongoing barrage of low-level overflights of heavy MC-130 and CV-22 aircraft and they’re headed right for Salida.
Baba’s Magical Christmas Memorial Fund now in its 6th season, helps connect Salida residents directly with local families in need.
Colorado Farm To Table (CFTT) begins its 15th season with a long-awaited 1,440 square foot modern greenhouse, new equipment repair shop and water well, all built with support from every part of the community.
Current and former members of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) City Planning staff, contractors, architects, Realtors and building owners shared views on downtown design guidelines.
At first we suspected this might bear the hand of Nestle Waters, but these are not tanker trucks and that project does not yet (fortunately) appear to be complete. Perhaps these carriers are destined for a secret Area-51-like military base beneath the ground near the Four Corners area?