Seeking Board and Commission Members

The City of Salida is seeking volunteers for the Planning Commission, Recreation Advisory Board and Board of Appeals. All active members of City boards and commissions are entitled to an individual pass to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. The Planning Commission hears applications related to land use in the City and advises the City […]

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THE CITY OF SALIDA IS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS The City currently has vacancies for the Board of Adjustment, Board of Appeals and the Historic Preservation Commission. We are seeking a number of Salida residents to volunteer their time, energy, and enthusiasm to serve on these boards. Applications are available at City Hall or on the […]

What Are Your Priorities?

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out the online survey and tell the City of Salida what you think should be the priorities in the coming years. Paper copies can be filled out at the Salida Regional Library, Salida Café, Simmering Cup, Café Dawn, … more »

City Seeks Community Input

The City of Salida wants citizen help in identifying priorities for the community. “As the Planning Commission finalizes the draft of the Comprehensive Plan, we want to include an implementation plan that reflects the priorities of the community and fits within a realistic budget. We want to hear from the community what they … more »

Historic Preservation Commission Unveils Revised Design Guidelines for Downtown

The Salida Historic Preservation Commission (“HPC”) has been in existence since July, 2002. The Commission was created by the City Council to protect the historic integrity of the Downtown Salida Historic District. In order to accomplish this goal, the HPC undertakes a variety of duties including reviewing development applications for exterior changes, providing … more »

Railroad Hospital Gets a Facelift

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is the last surviving structure in Salida that was constructed by the railroad. The structure at 448 E. First Street now makes up the eastern end of the Touber Building and houses City Hall. As part of the recent remodel from hospital to City and County offices the […]

Who do you recommend to trim the trees in my yard?

The Tree Board cannot recommend a particular business. The City Clerk’s office maintains a list of Tree Services licensed to work within the city. See the pruning section of the Tree Pamphlet for pruning tips. more »

If I get a street tree will it lift the side walk as many of the older trees have done?

The Tree Board attempts to pick trees that are less prone to this behavior. Tree roots, however, need oxygen and if the soil is compacted the roots must stay very close to the surface to be able to “breathe.” more »

Why hasn’t the city cut down the dead tree at my residence?

Trees are removed as funds and manpower become available. If you think you have a dead or hazardous street tree at your home call the Salida Public Works Department. more »

Why did the city cut down the tree at my house?

Many street trees in Salida were planted one hundred or more years ago. Some of these trees have outlived their normal lifespan. Such trees often described as overmature start to drop large branches. Some rot from the inside. Those trees that have been identified as potential hazards are slated for removal. If a tree is […]

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