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Posted on January 3, 2011
Happy New Year to everyone of Salida’s citizens and friends. 2010 was surely a wild ride with many months of reduced revenue and a sudden turn around to where we will actually added to the City’s unrestricted reserves. However, a larger question looms. How will federal, state and county deficits effect our small municipality? The […]
Posted on November 24, 2010
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It is the perfect moment to give thanks for the incredible possibilities the world offers us. For myself, it is a time to focus on appreciating the good things life in this country affords me and to re -commit to improving the life of those less […]
Posted on October 29, 2010
My wife and I have done a fair bit of travel in Colorado over the past month. Turning on the television in the hotel reminded me of the benefits our family derives from not having a television in the house. It also reinforced the absurdity of our election process. Juxtaposed with the viewing of election […]
Posted on September 24, 2010
Fall remains my favorite time of year. The beauty that is Chaffee County grabs the eye and the heart as the light makes its seasonal change. Fall is also the season for elections. Locally the most important issue on the ballot is 3A. 3A asks voters in the Salida R 32 J School District to approve a bond […]
Posted on August 27, 2010
Column by Mayor Rose- It is not amusing that it takes children or young adults to point out our folly. In a Mountain Mail article titled “BLM hears comments on OTR” a Salida High School student, Mariah Mendicino, said she was “Saddened by lack of respect she has witnessed between supporters … more »
Posted on July 30, 2010
General Stonewall Jackson said, “Never take counsel of your fears” (From, “On Strategy, A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War” by Colonel Harry G. Summers). We live in “the home of the brave and the land of the free” Yet, it seems to me, the instillation of fear is the aim … more »
Posted on May 28, 2010
The financial blow up has resulted in two years of budget cuts. At this time the cuts total about $700,000. Financial forecasters lead many of us in the city to conclude revenue will continue to decline and there might be a need to cut the 2010 budget further.
Posted on April 30, 2010
The Grand Opening of The Touber Building and the signing, by Poncha Springs and Salida, of the Sewer Services Agreement are examples of challenging issues brought to a positive place through collaboration and cooperation.
Posted on March 26, 2010
As an elected official I rarely hear from the public. This is especially true in the early formative stages of policy creation.
Posted on March 3, 2010
If you have been near the F St. bridge over the past two days you should have noticed the improvements to the river park is underway. This is a continuation of a project started in 2000 largely driven by the energy of Mike Harvey with the support of many private and public groups. … more »