Reader supports Lori Mitchell for County Clerk

I am writing to encourage everyone’s support for Lori Mitchell who is running for Chaffee County Clerk. I have known Lori for over 40 years. She and I went to high school and college together.

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Tickets for HRRMC’s Jewel Ball available

The HRRMC Foundation will host their tenth annual Jewel Ball on Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 to 9:30 p.m., at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds. Tickets may be purchased online at www.hrrmc.com.

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Celebrate Labor Day weekend in Riverside Park this Sunday

Salida’s Hometown Picnic in the Park returns to Riverside Park Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will feature free, live music including the CMC Jazz Band at 2:00 p.m., the San Luis Valley Big Band at 4:00 p.m. and 6 Volt Rodeo at 6:00 p.m. at the Riverside Park Bandshell.


Friday enrichment returns for the school year

Remember that the Salida Rec department has youth scholarships, supported by donations from High Country Bank, for any Friday activity operated through the Rec department.


An interview with author Gail Storey

Gail Storey is the author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail. Along with authors Karen Durica and Sue Baer, she will be reading at the Book Haven’s Dies Librorum on Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm. This is a potluck, so RSVP to The Book Haven at 719-539-9629 or [email protected]

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is 2,663 miles long, stretching from Mexico to Canada, and is considered one of the world’s great hiking [...]


Thanks from the Pro Challenge committee

The dust has cleared, the riders have sprinted away, and our local organizing committee is wrapping up our time as a host for the Monarch Mountain Stage Finish of the USA Pro Challenge. It was an incredible week of racing, and Chaffee County and Salida shone on national television like no other stage (literally…we were one of the only sunny stages!)

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Adopting a dog or cat from AVHS? Get a gift certificate from Gone to the Dogs

The incentive program is called 10-10-10. Gone to the Dogs will give adopters a free $10 Gift Certificate to be used within 10 days and GTTD will give back 10% of the total sale to AVHS. The goal of the program is to help adopters defray associated costs with new adoptions and to give money back to the shelter.

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Ark Valley High Rollers seeking chili cookers

The Ark Valley High Rollers are hosting a pre bout Tailgate Party and Chili Cook-off competition at Elevation Beer Company (115 Pahlone Parkway Poncha Springs). The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday September 6th, immediately preceding the bout between Ark Valley High Rollers and Durango Roller Girls.


Court quashes unconstitutional power grabs

Perhaps your readers missed this. Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court handed down two decisions related to unconstitutional power grabs – one by the EPA; the other by the President.


Volunteers needed for High School Mountain Bike Racing

Get involved with the CO League as a race weekend volunteer! The race series relies on volunteers to deliver a safe and quality race while supporting these student-athletes in their personal and team pursuits.

We have a lot of volunteer positions to choose from – there’s a position for everyone.

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HRRMC Foundation receives $25K grant from El Pomar

The hospital’s goal is to open a center for breast health that is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons so that women in our region can receive state-of-the-art breast cancer detection and treatment services locally.


Which political party represents your view?

Although we will not choose a new president in this election, we will make important choices: a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative, the Colorado Governor and several other state-level officials, a Colorado Senator, and a Colorado Representative, to name a few.

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Streets will be closed for bike race – Wed, Aug 20

Parked vehicles on the affected streets must be removed the night before (Tuesday, August 19) by 10:00 p.m. If vehicles are left on the course after 10:00 p.m. on August 19 they will be towed at owner’s expense.

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HRRMC sports med expands to Leadville

The HRRMC Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center is expanding its practice to Leadville beginning Thursday, Aug. 21. Appointments are available with Karli Dimino, PA-C, two Thursdays per month at St. Vincent Hospital Outpatient Services, 822 W. 4th St.