Fedarko’s work for Outside Magazine has taken him to some of the world’s most dramatic places, from Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier to Everest Base Camp and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. His deepest connection, however, is to the river where he spent nearly a decade researching and writing The Emerald Mile, a chronicle of the most ferocious flood in the modern history of the Grand Canyon.
As in past years, we will run this challenge in January and February with the intention of supporting and encouraging Chaffee County residents in their pursuit of health and fitness goals.
Back by popular demand, the husband-and-wife team of violinist Karen Kinzie and percussionist John Kinzie will headline the first Colorado Symphony performance in Salida for the 2014-15 season. This inaugural concert will be Thur. Oct. 23, 7:30 pm at the Salida SteamPlant.
Thank you Salida Citizens for making this Forum an excellent success. There were approximately 125 friends and neighbors who attended. Every chair at the Community Building was filled and a few had to stand.
Mark and Brenda Wiard will share photos from their motorcycle tour through the remote and largely un-populated West Fjords region of this wonderfully civilized country.
Pencil drawings, paintings and a duct-tape quilt created by students from the Salida Boys & Girls Club are on exhibit at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through December 31.
The FIBArk Whitewater Festival presented by Eddyline Brewing is Salida’s premier summer event and will celebrate its 67th anniversary June 18-21, 2015. Planning has already begun for the festival which draws hundreds of athletes and thousands of spectators to the city.
The county coroner election should have everyone’s attention. For the first time since 1994, we have two candidates on the ballot.
The Colorado Mountain Club will partner with the Bureau of Land Management to install signs on new hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails at the Oilwell Flats Recreation Area. Volunteers will enjoy stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while helping the BLM designate trails for different user groups.
The Windhorse School near Crestone provides a place for young people (and some adults) to learn spiritual teachings while also being taught how to care for, ride and train horses.
ScSEED and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado invite you to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour in Saguache. Screen environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect it.
In keeping with tradition, the dinner will celebrate the local harvest by featuring local foods prepared by local chefs, including a variety of soups served in a handmade stoneware bowls that patrons get to keep.
Featured guest artist this month is Rich Tyler, whose one-man-show of mixed media drawings and photographs will be on display throughout October in the SteamPlant’s Paquette Gallery. Guest musician will be guitarist Scott Adams, performing “soft, jazzy” fingerstyle guitar.
Join staff, volunteers and a community of interested, engaged folks at the celebration and annual fall fundraiser for Full Circle Restorative Justice on Saturday, October 11 at Benson’s Tavern.
Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.
350 Central Colorado, partnering with the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Colorado Humanists will present a public forum on Oct. 11 at the Salida Community Center on our changing climate and what other communities are doing to mitigate the environmental and economic impacts of this change and improve energy strategies.
Did you know that Storyville Cinema, downtown on 1st S Street is featuring indie films this month? Though-provoking and NEWLY RELEASED titles are now being shown AND in crisp digital format.
We’re talking films critically acclaimed and just now appearing in East Coast cinemas lucky enough to get some of the limited screenings available for these movies. Included among others this month are three that have just been reviewed in the New Yorker: “Robin Wright at The Congress“, “The Trip to Italy” and [...]
Jo Boatright, concert pianist now living in Buena Vista, invites everyone to the first 2014 – 2015 season Walden Chamber Music Society Concert on Sunday, October 26 at 3 :00pm at the SteamPlant Theater in Salida.
We’re a small Salida group intrigued by the idea of using the postcard and local talent as a medium for exploring and celebrating life in the Upper Arkansas River and San Luis Valleys (altitude, a common denominator for the land and cultures of both valleys, gave us our name: “Postcards With Altitude!”).
Lori is running because she knows all of us in Chaffee County need a qualified County Clerk – a committed public servant who will maintain the integrity and efficiency of the office.