Kristi Jefferson, Community Services/Planning
The move to a new location from City Hall to the Old Hospital is an opportunity for the Planning Department to offer a higher quality level of customer service for many reasons. We are excited to have a new location to house our growing department. We have three staff members in the planning department working in very tight quarters. Our department has run out of room for the storage of our property and project files. We have [...]
The 2009 budget, website redesign, marketing director and grant applications are agenda items on this month’s regular meeting of the Chaffee County Visitor’s Bureau.
Monarch Crest will be celebrated, and improved, during National Public Lands Day.
A brief introduction to the candidates for Chaffee County Commissioner, including Republican Dennis Giese and Democrat Susan Bristol in District 1 and incumbent Democrat Jerry Mallett and Republican Frank Holman in District 2.
Minutes of Historic Salida Inc.: noon, Aug. 15, 2008 at the Salida Regional Library.
Robert Vance – Public Works Director
I wanted to take this opportunity to provide the residents of Salida with an update concerning the proposed Chip Seal Project for this year. The Chip Seal Project was to encompass 6.1 miles of streets in Salida and was scheduled to begin July 21st. Unfortunately on July 14, 2008, the contractor, United Companies, informed me that they were not going to be able to start, as there was a lack of oil for the project. [...]
Dara MacDonald – Community Development Director
First, Randy Sack has asked me to let everyone know that biosolids are now available at the wastewater plant. The best time to pick up this free fertilizer is between 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
On the real topic of my column, the cost of housing is rising in our community and the city is exploring ways that we can help ensure there is adequate housing available for residents who may need assistance. [...]
Kristi Jefferson – Local Registrar/Planning Technician
One of the services offered to the public at Salida City Hall is the issuance of certified birth and death certificates. As the local registrar I have the responsibility to see that all the rules and regulations from the state are followed, so that we can continue to qualify for the right to issue the certificates.
With the increased concerns over identity theft and terrorism, the State of Colorado has been revising the regulations related to [...]
Salida hires Glenwood Springs City Manager Mike Copp as an interim City Administrator, but the search continues for permanent successor to Steve Golnar.
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.
Being an eyewitness to the latest river casualty is cause for introspection.
Salida Mountain Trails is working with the Bureau of Land Management and various stakeholders to improve the diversity and accessibility of local trails via a planned trail network in the foothills above Salida.
by Jan Schmidt – Finance and Administrative Services Director
Early summer in Salida is a wonderful time of year. The trees have leaves once again and many gardens are coming into bloom. During the FIBArk festival and other summer events yet to come, many of us, locals and visitors alike, will travel along F Street between Highway 50 and our historic downtown. This is a great time of year to travel those 11 blocks and enjoy the outstanding collection of historic [...]
Three candidates for the position of Salida City Administrator fielded questions from Mayor Chuck Rose on topics which included economic development, affordable housing and historic preservation.
Salida Mayor Chuck Rose gives some background information on the Nestlé process.
Could the same forces that heat the water at Mount Princeton and Cottonwood hot springs resorts, be harnessed to power nearly half of all Chaffee County households?
Salida Mayor Chuck Rose encourages citizens to get involved.
The Salida City Council recently heard the details of BBI International’s community sustainability program which encourages municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy self-reliance and local economic development.
Salida City Council approves a proposal by Salida Mountain Trails for a new trail on Tenderfoot Mountain to be constructed by volunteers, the first step in a comprehensive plan for local, multiple-use trails.