Message from the Mayor

As I consider the past year it is necessary for me to, once again, state how much the staff of the City of Salida has impressed me…


Salida Citizen Launching

This is the first in a series of letters from the founders of the Salida Citizen discussing the future of the project, as well as their new GeoTourism marketing plan for the valley.


Salida retailers asked to prepare for 2009 tax changes

The 1% sales tax increase passed by voters in November will become effective on the first day of January 2009. Business owners within Salida’s city limits are being asked to make appropriate changes within their accounting and POS (point-of-sale) systems to ensure the correct tax is collected from customers.


Single-payer health system preserves choice

I am a board-certified family physician unable to actively practice because of effects of bilateral breast cancer radiation on my immune system. When dealing with Los Alamos National Lab’s self-insured United Healthcare administered program, I was evaded throughout the appeal process until arbitration to pay for services that Medicare would have covered to determine the appropriate treatment for my breast cancer.


Massive solar plant just over the horizon

Salida students visited the 8.22 megawatt SunEdison solar photovoltaic plant, one of the world’s largest, near Alamosa, Colorado. The electricity produced there helps Xcel Energy comply with Amendment 37 and Colorado’s new renewable energy standard.


A thank you from the Salida School Board

Salida R-32-J School Board and Salida Education Association are grateful to the community for passing ballot issue 3A – a mill levy override that will increase salaries by 15% for all staff and address some one time educational and facility needs.

Press Releases

Heritage management plan adopted

Providing a detailed analysis of the county’s natural, cultural, historic, scenic and agricultural “heritage”, the Chaffee County Heritage Area / Collegiate Peaks Scenic and Historic Byway Management Plan was officially adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on November 4.