Salida city goals for the facility relocation

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 [...]


Visitor’s Bureau looks to 2009

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.


Chaffee County Commissioner introductions

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.


Salida chip and seal update

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.  [...]


Rising cost of housing in Salida

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.  [...]


Changes in birth certificate issuance

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 [...]


Arkansas River is the lifeblood of our communities

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.


New Historic District proposed for F street corridor in Salida Colorado

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 [...]


City offers sneak peek at new Administrator

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.


BBI offers to help green Salida

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.


Tenderfoot gets a new trail

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.