The Last Cast of the Day

The day had been long, and from a fish catching point of view, barren. A sleek rainbow had taken my dry fly out of the morning’s first run, rising to it warily and following it downstream for few seconds before committing. Now, the sun had dipped beyond the ridge tops to the west, and despite thoroughly covering a couple of miles of pocket water and glides to the best of my abilities, nothing more had come to my fly. First [...]

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Dog lost near Franz Lake

Her name is Sunka and she has been missing from the CR 144/Franz Lake area since Wed. Please see her attached photo. I am offering a $100 reward for her safe return to me.

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Art-ery fundraiser tonight – Thurs, Dec 11

We would like to honor a vision that is of epic proportions by launching a project that needs your support and contributions. We are hosting a community gathering to show our support for the arts and each other. This event will be in conjunction between artists within our community and beyond.


From the sculptors of Salida, we the undersigned do proclaim:

After working so hard through channels to get public art sanctioned, chosen, and installed this year, we the artists with large scale installation experience and potentials got a lump of coal in our stockings from the City Council, and especially pointedly from City staff Dara McDonald and Michael Varnum.

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Art show to benefit land trust – Sat, Dec 13

On Saturday, December 13,2014 well known artist Joshua Been will hold the 6th Annual Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Benefit Art Show at his gallery, 139 West First Street in Downtown Salida from 6 to 9 pm. Joshua is a highly rated landscape artist known for capturing the spirit and beauty of the West.


Collision with cyclist sends hiker to hospital

My family and group of friends gather each year to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend together. This year was no different though it was our first stay in Salida. As a group, we were hiking up Ute Pass Trail on CR 176 Thursday morning.

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SATURDAY: Udall to Host Public Meeting for Coloradans to Discuss Future of Browns Canyon with Obama Administration Officials

SATURDAY, December 6, 2014, senior officials from the Obama Administration will join U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and senior state officials to hear from the public about what they want for the future of Browns Canyon and whether it merits designation as a national monument as the senators have proposed. Attendees will include U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director Steve Ellis. Members of the public are invited to attend and publically [...]

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Postcards have made their way home!

Many of you have seen the project postcards sent out by local image makers this fall. Some of you have responded in kind. All of you are welcome to enjoy the results of this exchange at our opening.

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Creative Monday – Mon, Dec 8

Please join the Salida Creative District for a fun evening of social networking (sans computer!) with your creative peers and friends. We will celebrate the past year of great classes we have offered—all free of charge (including this party!). Cash bar and complimentary heavy appetizers will be provided.


Walking the Walk

Last week we had Friday Enrichment’s first “holistic” provider meeting. I sat around the table with 13 providers who give their hearts, souls, and an abundance of energy to this community, and for that, I am thankful! We discussed what is working for Friday Enrichment, and what is not working.

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REEL ROCK 9 Climbing filmfest to be screened at SteamPlant – Thu, Nov 23

In the Golden state of California, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, lies one of the most scenic wonders of the world: Yosemite National Park. Back in the ‘60’s, a group of hard core and extremely devoted climbers tried to raise the standards and push themselves beyond their limits. They had a purpose and a revolution was born.

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Pick your own carrots at the Salida School Garden – Sat, Nov 22

This Saturday November 22nd, from 9:00-12:00, come support the Salida School Garden and join us to pick your own Thanksgiving Carrots! The school garden has had a successful year, and we still have rows and rows of tasty carrots; including cosmic purples, scarlet nantes and boleros.