Bow Wow Blog

Traveling with Jett

I recently returned from a multi-state, multi-stop road trip. As fun and exciting as it was for me to catch up with family and friends along the way, the same could not always be said by my traveling companion.

Press Releases

KHEN announces “Swamp Stomp” fundraiser

Salida’s SteamPlant Theatre and Event Center will be the place to be in Salida on Friday, June 12, when “Big Daddy Lee and the King Bees” drop in from Aspen to rock the house with their unique variety of blues music, including dancing and a Cajun gumbo feast.

Arts

R E V I E W S: FIBArk brings Lubriphonic from the Windy City

This is an interview with Giles Corey from Lubriphonic. This high-energy, hard-rocking soulful band will be playing FIBArk, Friday June 19th, at 5:30 in Riverside Park. Entry is free thanks to the hardworking FIBArk board of Directors. The band will reconvene for a late night show at the Steamplant for $10.

City

Mayor’s report for May

A grand re-opening of the pool, a summer shuttle from Hwy 50 to downtown, details on the 2B protest hearing, and more.

Press Releases

FIBArk 2009 Music Schedule

FIBArk invites you to enjoy an amazing line up of FREE music in Salida during the 2009 festival.  On Thursday evening, the Salida band The Groove Farmers will kick off FIBArk music with locally grown grooves at Riverside Park from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  They will be followed by the Memphis-influenced beats and reggae samplings of Mama’s Cookin,’ playing from 8 – 10 pm.   Enjoy the New Belgium Brewery beer selection and dance the night away with [...]

Local

Salida sells few homes over $500,000

Many markets measure homes sold over $500,000.  In Salida, some sales have taken place in this price range (one sale year to date in 2009; 13 for the same period in 2008).  Building and pricing trends are moving up, with an inventory of 48 homes at $500,000 and up.  At the other extreme, inventory is low (32) for homes under $200,000, while sales are higher.  Sales in this category totaled five year to date in 2009 and 16 for the same period [...]

Local

Salida April home sales dip

April home sales in Salida fell 7% over the same month a year ago.  Median sell price was $286,000, which was a slight drop from the median sell price of $290,000 in March.  Yet, this is a jump from April 2008 when the median sell price was $220,000.  Homes sold for 96% of the list price, compared to 98% of list price for the same month a year

Notices

Madams of Central Colorado return to Buena Vista

The popular “Madams of Central Colorado” returns to the Buena Vista Heritage Museum on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. The performance is the first of four at the museum this season. In addition, performances will be held this summer at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville on July 25 and Aug. 15.

From Cockeyed Liz, whose former Palace of Joy is less than a block from the museum, to archrival Belle Brown, Salida’s Laura Evens, and Lillian Powers of Florence, [...]

Environment

Greenhouse dome cultivates global dream

A shining geodesic dome tucked in a Salida backyard is nurturing plants, children’s imaginations and a dream to connect people to natural gardening as far away as Mongolia.